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The Canadian C-spine rule versus the NEXUS low-risk criteria in patients with trauma.
BACKGROUND The Canadian C-Spine (cervical-spine) Rule (CCR) and the National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study (NEXUS) Low-Risk Criteria (NLC) are decision rules to guide the use ofExpand
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Comparison of the Canadian CT Head Rule and the New Orleans Criteria in patients with minor head injury.
CONTEXT Current use of cranial computed tomography (CT) for minor head injury is increasing rapidly, highly variable, and inefficient. The Canadian CT Head Rule (CCHR) and New Orleans Criteria (NOC)Expand
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The Canadian C-spine rule for radiography in alert and stable trauma patients.
CONTEXT High levels of variation and inefficiency exist in current clinical practice regarding use of cervical spine (C-spine) radiography in alert and stable trauma patients. OBJECTIVE To derive aExpand
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Outpatient oral prednisone after emergency treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
BACKGROUND In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we studied the effectiveness of prednisone in reducing the risk of relapse after outpatient exacerbations of chronic obstructiveExpand
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Implementation of the Canadian C-Spine Rule: prospective 12 centre cluster randomised trial
Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of an active strategy to implement the validated Canadian C-Spine Rule into multiple emergency departments. Design Matched pair cluster randomised trial.Expand
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Prognostic Value of the Quebec Classification of Whiplash-Associated Disorders
Study Design. Retrospective cohort. Objectives. 1) Evaluate the utility of the Québec Classification of Whiplash-Associated Disorders as an initial assessment tool; 2) assess its ability to predictExpand
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Development of a clinical prediction rule for 30-day cardiac events in emergency department patients with chest pain and possible acute coronary syndrome.
STUDY OBJECTIVE Evaluation of emergency department (ED) patients with chest pain who are at low risk for acute coronary syndrome is resource intensive and may lead to false-positive test results andExpand
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Traumatic spinal cord injury in Ontario, Canada.
BACKGROUND Few population-based analyses of spinal cord injuries exist from which to base Canadian prevention initiatives. This study aimed to calculate rates of traumatic spinal cord injury for theExpand
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Identifying predictors of medically-attended injuries to young children: do child or parent behavioural attributes matter?
Objective: To investigate whether one can differentiate injured and uninjured young children based on child behavioural attributes or indices of caregiver supervision. Method: A matched case–controlExpand
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Measurement of short-term changes in dyspnea and disease-specific quality of life following an acute COPD exacerbation.
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether currently available measurement tools can be used to obtain valid measurements of short-term changes in dyspnea and disease-specific quality of life (QOL) inExpand
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