C M Buechler

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The infusion of methylprednisolone (MP) within 8 hours of injury for spinal cord injuries (SCI) has been advocated to improve the motor function of patients after this catastrophic injury. However, clinical improvement in the outcome of SCI has not been consistently identified, despite the use of MP. We reviewed the outcome of SCI patients with MP to those(More)
Cognitive screening following mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) remains variable with method of diagnosis, indications for testing, and utilization of results differing between institutions. The Neurobehavioral Cognitive Status Examination (NCSE) was originally developed for use in organic brain dysfunction and central nervous system (CNS) lesions. When(More)
BACKGROUND Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) scoring is enigmatic in intubated patients. To determine if there is consensus among Level I trauma centers, a national telephone survey was conducted. METHODS Trauma registrars at state-verified or American College of Surgeons-verified Level I trauma centers were questioned about GCS scoring, recording, and reporting(More)
A study of patients with mild traumatic brain injuries was performed to determine if cognitive screening in the acute care setting can identify patients who will have cognitive dysfunction following discharge to home. While still hospitalized, 166 patients were assessed with a cognitive screening tool. After discharge, telephone follow-up contacts were made(More)
A retrospective study of 305 pediatric trauma patients seen over 17 months was undertaken to evaluate the functional outcome of patients categorized as "non-salvageable survivors" (NSS). Functional outcome was determined by Denver Developmental Screen Tests (DDST) for children less than 5 years of age and Rappaport Severity Rating Scale (RDRS) for those 5(More)
1. Providing optimal trauma care for large populations requires the collaboration and cooperation of hospitals providing all levels of care. 2. Those who are seriously injured or who have complex injuries requiring special resources are to be referred in a timely fashion to a trauma center capable of providing optimal care. 3. In two regional trauma(More)
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