Canadian C-Spine Rule
Determines who can be cleared clinically of cervical spine fracture without imaging, by Canadian study criteria.
Algorithm from The Canadian C-spine rule performs better than unstructured physician judgment, see below:
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- Stiell IG, Clement CM, McKnight RD, Brison R, Schull MJ, Rowe BH, Worthington JR, Eisenhauer MA, Cass D, Greenberg G, MacPhail I, Dreyer J, Lee JS, Bandiera G, Reardon M, Holroyd B, Lesiuk H, Wells GA. The Canadian C-spine rule versus the NEXUS low-risk criteria in patients with trauma. N Engl J Med. 2003 Dec 25;349(26):2510-8. PubMed PMID: 14695411.
- Bandiera G, Stiell IG, Wells GA, Clement C, De Maio V, Vandemheen KL, Greenberg GH, Lesiuk H, Brison R, Cass D, Dreyer J, Eisenhauer MA, Macphail I, McKnight RD, Morrison L, Reardon M, Schull M, Worthington J; Canadian C-Spine and CT Head Study Group. The Canadian C-spine rule performs better than unstructured physician judgment. Ann Emerg Med. 2003 Sep;42(3):395-402. PubMed PMID: 12944893.