Development of a machine learning algorithm for predicting in-hospital and one-year mortality after traumatic spinal cord injury: mortality prediction tool for spinal cord injury - Fallah N, Noonan V, Waheed Z, Rivers C, Plashkes T, Bedi M, Etminan M, Thorogood N, Ailon T, Chan E, Dea N, Fisher C, Charest-Morin R, Paquette S, Park S, Street J, Kwon B, Dvorak M.

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Current prognostic tools such as the Injury Severity Score (ISS) that predict mortality following trauma do not adequately consider the unique characteristics of traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI). PURPOSE: Our aim was to devel...
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STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this manuscript is to describe the development process of the data set for the National Spinal Cord Injury Registry of Iran (NSCIR-IR). SETTING: SCI community in Iran. METHODS: The NSC...
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STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. OBJECTIVES: To compare the  proportion of fallers and the patient level and fall characteristics among inpatients who had experienced at least one fall in a spinal cord injury (SCI), an acquired brain injur...
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BACKGROUND: Clinical trials of novel therapies for acute SCI are challenging because variability in spontaneous neurologic recovery can make discerning actual treatment effects difficult. Unbiased Recursive Partitioning regression with Conditional Inferenc...
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STUDY DESIGN: National, multicenter, cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to provide overall quality of life (QOL) and health utility (HU) values for patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) stratified by injury leve...
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Biomarkers of acute human spinal cord injury (SCI) could provide a more objective measure of spinal cord damage and a better predictor of neurologic outcome than the current functional neurologic assessments. There has been growing interest in establishing...
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BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most disabling consequences of trauma with unparalleled economic, social, and personal burden. Any attempt aimed at improving quality of care should be based on comprehensive and reliable data. This pilot ...
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International collaboration in spinal cord injury (SCI) clinical research is necessary to overcome the challenges often encountered by clinicians and researchers including participant recruitment, high cost and the need for highly specialized expertise. Ho...
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