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Changes in epidemiology of acute spinal cord injury from 1947 to 1981.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8346474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to determine whether there have been epidemiologic changes in acute spinal cord injury. Two groups of patients injured in the same geographic area were compared: the first group of 351 patients was injured between 1947 and 1973; and the second group of 201 patients between 1974 and 1981. The results showed that there were indeed major epidemiologic changes in spinal cord injury between the two study periods. Most importantly, the more recently injured group were younger, arrived sooner, had less severe cord injuries, and higher frequencies of motor vehicle, and sports and recreational accidents, but fewer work-related injuries.
C H Tator; E G Duncan; V E Edmonds; L I Lapczak; D F Andrews
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical neurology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0090-3019     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Neurol     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-08     Completed Date:  1993-09-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367070     Medline TA:  Surg Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Spinal Cord Injury Treatment, Research and Prevention Centre, Toronto Hospital, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Athletic Injuries / epidemiology
Intensive Care Units
Middle Aged
Ontario / epidemiology
Severity of Illness Index
Spinal Cord Injuries / epidemiology*,  etiology,  therapy
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Surg Neurol. 1994 Sep;42(3):278   [PMID:  7940121 ]

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