Clinical Assessment Following Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

Hadley, Mark N. MD*; Walters, Beverly C. MD, MSc, FRCSC*,‡; Aarabi, Bizhan MD, FRCSC§; Dhall, Sanjay S. MD; Gelb, Daniel E. MD; Hurlbert, R. John MD, PhD, FRCSC#; Rozzelle, Curtis J. MD**; Ryken, Timothy C. MD, MS‡‡; Theodore, Nicholas MD§§

doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e318276edda
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ABBREVIATIONS: ASIA, American Spinal Injury Association

FIM, Functional Independence Measure

ISCIBPDS, Spinal Cord Injury Basic Pain Data Set

QIF, Quadriplegic Index of Function

SCI, spinal cord injury

SCIM, Spinal Cord Independence Measure

*Division of Neurological Surgery and

**Division of Neurological Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

Department of Neurosciences, Inova Health System, Falls Church, Virginia

§Department of Neurosurgery and

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland

Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

#Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary Spine Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

‡‡Iowa Spine & Brain Institute, University of Iowa, Waterloo/Iowa City, Iowa

§§Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona

Correspondence: Mark N. Hadley, MD, FACS, UAB Division of Neurological Surgery, 510 – 20th St S, FOT 1030, Birmingham, AL 35294-3410. E-mail:

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