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Misdiagnosis of Acute Spinal Cord and Cauda Equina Compression

March 2019

Delayed treatment of acute spinal cord and cauda equina compression can result in significant, life-long patient disability. This article introduces strategies for avoiding treatment delays caused by misdiagnosis of acute spinal cord and cauda equina compression and reducing the liability risks associated with evaluating patients who present with back pain.

SPECIAL FEATURE
Diagnosis Associated with "Red Flag" Symptoms in Back Pain Patients

CASE ONE 
Ruling Out Cauda Equina Syndrome in the ED

SPECIAL FEATURE
How Documentation of Bladder Symptoms Can Affect the Defense of a CES Lawsuit

CASE TWO & THREE
Diagnosis Delay Due to Poor Hand-off Communication

CASE FOUR
Obtaining an Open MRI in an Emergency

 

March 2019
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