Tagged ‘Cervical Spine’

Journal Review

Cervical Spine Evaluation and Clearance in the Intoxicated Patient

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Alcohol and drug intoxication is common in trauma patients and a significant proportion of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries occur in patients with intoxication. A standard approach to both intoxicated and sober patients with suspected c-spine injury in many trauma centers includes the placement of a rigid cervical collar for spinal immobilization until the c-spine can be “cleared.”  Even after a negative CT,
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Case of the Month

December 2016

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Extremity weakness
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Journal Review

NEXUS C-Spine Decision Instrument

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Neck pain after blunt trauma is common but significant cervical spine injuries are not. An unrecognized cervical spine injury can be catastrophic as it can lead to serious neurologic disability or even death.
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Core

C-Spine Injuries + CT Interpretation

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An in depth review of devastating injuries of the cervical spine. See the ABCs of of Reading C-Spine CTs post for some basics.
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Core

The ABCS of Reading C-Spine CTs

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This post discusses a structured approach to reading C-spine CT scans in trauma and accompanies Podcast Episode 32.0
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