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Developing a spinal clearance protocol for unconscious pediatric trauma patients.

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BACKGROUND: Spinal injury in pediatric trauma is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, but no current consensus exists on the safest and most effective method of clearance in the high-risk pediatric trauma patient. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on the records of 115 pediatric patients who had suffered major trauma and required admission to the pediatric intensive care unit of a United Kingdom level I trauma centre during a 7-year period from January 2000 to D...

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Publisher copy:
10.1097/ta.0b013e3181a5f0ed

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Journal:
Journal of trauma
Volume:
67
Issue:
4
Pages:
681-686
Publication date:
2009-10-01
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EISSN:
1529-8809
ISSN:
0022-5282
Source identifiers:
108781

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