Canadian C-spine rule

Canadian C-spine rule

A prediction rule consisting of a cluster of signs and symptoms that help to rule out the need for a radiograph to diagnose a spinal fracture in a patient who comes to the emergency department after receiving an injury to the head or neck.
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Implementation of the Canadian C-spine rule: prospective 12 centre cluster randomised trial.
The Canadian C-spine rule versus the NEXUS low-risk criteria in patients with trauma.
The Canadian C-spine rule performs better than unstructured physician judgment.
The results of this study suggest that the Canadian C-spine rule has the potential to affect healthcare costs considerably.
The Ottawa group have previously examined the acceptability of the Canadian C-spine rule to clinicians (Brehaut et al 2009).
"The Canadian C-Spine Rule for Radiography in Alert and Stable Trauma Patients" is another prospective cohort study investigating this issue.
A comparison study between the above two mentioned investigations (NEXUS and Canadian C-Spine Rule) showed the Canadian study to have superior sensitivity and specificity.
New research shows that the Canadian C-spine Rule (CCR) is a better way to determine which trauma patients should undergo cervical spine radiography than criteria developed by the National Emergency X-Radiation Utilization Study (NEXUS).
The researchers then developed the Canadian C-Spine rule from the collection of the clinical findings that consists of 3 main questions: (1) Is there any high risk factor present that mandates radiography?
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