Spinal cord lesion management in Italy: A 2-year survey

M. C. Pagliacci, M. G. Celani, L. Spizzichino, M. Zampolini, S. Aito, A. Citterio, G. Finali, D. Loria, S. Ricci, M. Taricco, M. Franceschini

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Design: Prospective 2-year survey from I February 1997 to 31 January 1999. Objectives: To compare the route from injury to rehabilitation, and the outcome of care in a large sample of traumatic (T) and nontraumatic (NT) spinal cord lesion (SCL) patients at their 'first admission'. Setting: T and NT SCI patients consecutively admitted to 37 SCL centres in Italy. Method: Data were recorded on simple, computerised, closed-question forms, which were Centrally collected and analysed. Descriptive and inferential analysis was conducted to define the characteristics and compare the T and NT populations, and to identify correlations among the variables examined: time from the event to admission (TEA); pressure sores (PS) on admission; length of stay (LoS) and destination on discharge. Results: A total of 1014 SCL patients, 67.5% with a lesion of T and 32.5% of NT aetiology were analysed. The subjects in the T group were younger (median 34 versus 58 years), with higher probability of cervical involvement (OR 2.47, CI 1.8-3.4) and completeness of the lesion (OR 3.0, CI 2.3-4.0), shorter median TEA(37 versus 64 days, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620-628
Number of pages9
JournalSpinal Cord
Volume41
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003

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Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Nontraumatic spinal cord lesion
  • Outcome
  • Pressure sores
  • Traumatic spinal cord injury

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Pagliacci, M. C., Celani, M. G., Spizzichino, L., Zampolini, M., Aito, S., Citterio, A., ... Franceschini, M. (2003). Spinal cord lesion management in Italy: A 2-year survey. Spinal Cord, 41(11), 620-628. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.sc.3101521

Spinal cord lesion management in Italy : A 2-year survey. / Pagliacci, M. C.; Celani, M. G.; Spizzichino, L.; Zampolini, M.; Aito, S.; Citterio, A.; Finali, G.; Loria, D.; Ricci, S.; Taricco, M.; Franceschini, M.

In: Spinal Cord, Vol. 41, No. 11, 11.2003, p. 620-628.

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Pagliacci, MC, Celani, MG, Spizzichino, L, Zampolini, M, Aito, S, Citterio, A, Finali, G, Loria, D, Ricci, S, Taricco, M & Franceschini, M 2003, 'Spinal cord lesion management in Italy: A 2-year survey', Spinal Cord, vol. 41, no. 11, pp. 620-628. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.sc.3101521
Pagliacci MC, Celani MG, Spizzichino L, Zampolini M, Aito S, Citterio A et al. Spinal cord lesion management in Italy: A 2-year survey. Spinal Cord. 2003 Nov;41(11):620-628. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.sc.3101521
Pagliacci, M. C. ; Celani, M. G. ; Spizzichino, L. ; Zampolini, M. ; Aito, S. ; Citterio, A. ; Finali, G. ; Loria, D. ; Ricci, S. ; Taricco, M. ; Franceschini, M. / Spinal cord lesion management in Italy : A 2-year survey. In: Spinal Cord. 2003 ; Vol. 41, No. 11. pp. 620-628.
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