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How to use this Website?

This website is for medical and paramedical professionals working in the field of spinal cord injuries. It contains learning modules for the whole team as well as for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, assistive technologists, social workers, psychologists and peer counsellors. The modules are intended for medical and paramedical students and junior clinicians. Others who have yet not assimilated sufficient knowledge on comprehensive management.

Emergency and Acute care management of SCI

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  3. Bagnall AM, Jones L, Duffy S, Riemsma RP. Spinal fixation surgery for acute traumatic spinal cord injury. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) 2008; CD004725-CD004725.
  4. Bracken MB. Steroids for acute spinal cord injury. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) 2012; 1: CD001046-CD001046.
  5. Brandt M-M, Wahl WL, Yeom K, Kazerooni E, Wang SC. Computed tomographic scanning reduces cost and time of complete spine evaluation. J Trauma 2004; 56: 1022-1026; discussion 1026-1028.
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  7. Dvorak MF, Wing PC, Fehlings MG, Vaccaro AR, Itshayek E, Biering-Sorensen F et al. International Spinal Cord Injury Spinal Column Injury Basic Data Set. Spinal Cord 2012.
  8. Fehlings MG, Vaccaro A, Wilson JR, Singh A, W Cadotte D, Harrop JS et al. Early versus delayed decompression for traumatic cervical spinal cord injury: results of the Surgical Timing in Acute Spinal Cord Injury Study (STASCIS). PloS one 2012; 7: e32037-e32037.
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  16. Nicotra A, Ellaway PH. Thermal perception thresholds: assessing the level of human spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord 2006; 44: 617-624.
  17. Pollack CV, Jr., Hendey GW, Martin DR, Hoffman JR, Mower WR. Use of flexion-extension radiographs of the cervical spine in blunt trauma. Ann Emerg Med 2001; 38: 8-11.
  18. Webborn N, Price MJ, Castle PC, Goosey-Tolfrey VL. Effects of two cooling strategies on thermoregulatory responses of tetraplegic athletes during repeated intermittent exercise in the heat. J Appl Physiol 2005; 98: 2101-2107.
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