8. Cervical Spine Fractures in Children

  1. Jesse M. Pines1,2,
  2. Christopher R. Carpenter3,4,
  3. Ali S. Raja5 and
  4. Jeremiah D. Schuur5

Published Online: 8 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch8

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pines, J. M., Carpenter, C. R., Raja, A. S. and Schuur, J. D. (2012) Cervical Spine Fractures in Children, in Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Healthcare Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  3. 3

    Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  4. 4

    Division of Emergency Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657836

Online ISBN: 9781118482117

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Keywords:

  • cervical spine fractures in children;
  • traumatic cervical spine injuries, NEXUS criteria in children;
  • C-spine injuries, rare in pediatric blunt trauma populations;
  • children, and minimizing ionizing radiation exposure;
  • the NEXUS low-risk criteria;
  • test characteristics, NEXUS low-risk rules in children;
  • PECARN with C-spine injury in children, after blunt trauma;
  • pediatric blunt trauma, and imaging modalities used;
  • the NEXUS criteria, in infants (0–2 years)/toddlers;
  • blunt trauma, with X-ray as modality of choice

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Clinical question

  • Comment

  • References