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We initiated a prospective interventional study utilizing a nurse-driven bedside dysphagia screen (BDS) in patients with cervical spine injury (CI) to address three objectives: 1) determine the incidence of dysphagia; 2) determine the utility of the new BDS as a screening tool; and 3) compare patient outcomes, specifically dysphagia-related complications, in the study period to a retrospective cohort.


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Name: The journal of trauma and acute care surgery
ISSN: 2163-0763


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Traumatic injuries to the cranium where the integrity of the skull is not compromised and no bone fragments or other objects penetrate the skull and dura mater. This frequently results in mechanical injury being transmitted to intracranial structures which may produce traumatic brain injuries, hemorrhage, or cranial nerve injury. (From Rowland, Merritt's Textbook of Neurology, 9th ed, p417)

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