TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.26, no.3, pp.437-444, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
AIM: Spinal cord injuries negatively affect the individuals and the life quality of their families due to neurological deficits caused by trauma. The prevalence of spinal cord injury is 15-45/1 million in the world. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) is the most active component of propolis and has neuroprotective, anti-oxidant and anti-apoptotic effects. Our aim was to determine the effects of CAPE on the prevention of secondary injury and to compare with methylprednisolone.