Corticosteroids for treating optic neuritis (2015)

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Title
Corticosteroids for treating optic neuritis (2015)
Description
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to assess the effects of corticosteroids on visual recovery in eyes with acute optic neuritis.
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Methodology description
SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group Trials Register) (The Cochrane Library 2015, Issue 4), MEDLINE (January 1950 to April 2015), EMBASE (January 1980 to April 2015), Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature (LILACS) (January 1982 to April 2015), PubMed (January 1946 to April 2015), the metaRegister of Controlled Trials (mRCT) (www.controlled-trials.com), ClinicalTrials.gov (www.clinicaltrials.gov), and the World Health Organization (WHO) International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) (www.who.int/ictrp/search/en). There were no date or language restrictions in the electronic searches for trials. The metaRegister of Controlled Trials (mRCT) was last searched on 6 March 2014. The electronic databases were last searched on 7 April 2015. We also searched reference lists of identified trial reports for additional trials. SELECTION CRITERIA: We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluated systemic corticosteroids, in any form, dose or route of administration, in people with acute optic neuritis. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: We used standard methodological procedures expected by Cochrane.
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DOI
10.26300/1pnk-hd70
Notes
PMID: 26273799 Data retrospectively entered into SRDR for public accessibility.
Funding Source
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Key Questions

1. What are the effects of corticosteroids for treating optic neuritis?

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