TITLE

The Canadian C-Spine Rule more accurately identified cervical-spine injury in trauma than the NEXUS Low-Risk Criteria

AUTHOR(S)
Wyer, Peter
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 141 Issue 1, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Canadian C-Spine Rule (CCR) more accurately identified cervical-spine injury in trauma than the NEXUS Low-Risk Criteria. In patients with trauma who were alert and stable, the Canadian C-Spine Rule more accurately identified cervical-spine injury than the National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study Low-Risk Criteria. More than 1 million patients with possible cervical-spine injury secondary to recent blunt trauma present to North American EDs annually. 394 physicians assessed the patients before radiography. The CCR is based on 3 high-risk criteria, 5 low-risk criteria, and the ability of patients to actively rotate their necks.
ACCESSION #
13916269

 

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