Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, May 14th, 2004
According to published research from the United States, "Previous reports have recommended the use of a ''classic triad'' of fever, spine pain, and neurologic deficits to diagnose spinal epidural abscess (SEA); however, the prognosis for complete recovery is poor once these deficits are present."
"This retrospective case-control study investigates the impact of diagnostic delays on outcome and explores the use of risk factor screening for early identification of SEA in a population of ED patients. Inpatients with a discharge diagnosis of SEA and a...
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