The relationship of blood alcohol concentration to impairment severity in spinal cord injury

Short Title:
The relationship of blood alcohol concentration to impairment severity in spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J50070.
Journal:
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2005, vol. 28, issue 4, pp 303-307
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Abstract:
Study examined the relationship between blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and the level of impairment severity in subjects with spinal cord injury (SCI). BAC was assessed based on blood work done shortly after admission to the emergency room. Impairment severity was classified based on American Spinal Injury Association standards. Analysis showed that people using alcohol tended to have more severe SCI and that this may be independent of amount of consumption.
Author(s):
Forchheimer, Martin; Cunningham, Rebecca M.; Gater Jr, David R.; Maio, Ronald F.
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