Factors associated with early mortality after cervical spinal cord injury.

  title={Factors associated with early mortality after cervical spinal cord injury.},
  author={Jiang Shao and Wei Zhu and Xiong-sheng Chen and Lianshun Jia and Dianwen W Song and Xuhui Zhou and Wangjun J Yan and Yong Zhang},
  journal={The journal of spinal cord medicine},
  volume={34 6},
BACKGROUND A relatively high early mortality rate (<30 days post-injury) for cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) has been observed. OBJECTIVE To investigate this early mortality rate observed after cervical SCI and analyze the associated influential factors. METHODS Medical records for 1163 patients with cervical SCI were reviewed, and the number of patients with early mortality was documented. Through logistic regression analysis, the effects of age, gender, occupation, cause of injury… CONTINUE READING
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