9. Cervical Spine Fractures in Older Adults

  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.ch9

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 Older Adults, in Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch9

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:

  • older adults, and cervical spine fractures;
  • anatomic and physiologic, and the older patients;
  • C-spine, osteopenia/osteophytes as predisposing factors;
  • clinical decision rule, for older adults with C-spine injury;
  • the NEXUS low-risk criteria;
  • the NEXUS criteria performance for 80 years/and older;
  • clinical prediction rule, for C-spine fractures in the elderly;
  • definitions for clinical prediction rule;
  • older patients, sustaining C-spine injuries from trauma;
  • the Canadian C-spine rules, and age criterion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Clinical question

  • Comments

  • References