International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury: cases with classification challenges

Short Title:
International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury: cases with classification challenges
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J68411
Journal:
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2014, vol. 1, issue 37, pp 120-127
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Abstract:
The International Standards for the Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) is routinely used to determine the levels of injury and to classify the severity of a spinal cord injury (SCI). The International Standards Committee of the American Spinal Injury Association often receives questions regarding the classification. The committee felt that disseminating some of the challenging questions posed, as well as the responses, would be of benefit for professionals utilizing the ISNCSCI. In this article, case scenarios that were submitted to the committee are presented with the responses as well as the thought processes considered by the committee members. The importance of this documentation is to clarify some points as well as update the SCI community regarding possible revisions that will be needed in the future based upon some rules that require clarification. Note: This manuscript is published jointly by Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine.
Author(s):
Kirshblum S, Biering-Sorensen F, Betz R, Burns S, Donovan W, Graves D, Johansen M, Jones L, Mulcahey M, Rodriguez G, Schmidt-Read M, Steeves J, Tansey K, Waring W
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