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Model of Piatt for Predicting Cervical Spine Injury in a Comatose Trauma Patient

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Piatt developed a model for predicting the probability of a cervical spine injury in a comatose trauma patient. This can help identify patients in whom cervical spine injury has been overlooked. The author is from St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

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