Spinal Cord and Nerves
CHICAGO — Among elderly patients with a spinal cord injury, researchers found the risk of morality was greater when patients had an increased age, level of injury and American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale grade, based on data presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, here.
By identifying multiple factors related to a patient’s spinal cord injury (SCI) and treatment course, researchers sought to predict which elderly patients would succumb to a SCI. In doing this, researchers hoped to possibly avoid a costly and care-intensive health care pathway for these patients.
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