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Can spinal cord injury patients show a worsening in ASIA impairment scale classification despite actually having neurological improvement? The limitation of ASIA Impairment Scale Classification.

Authors
  • Gündoğdu, İ
  • Akyüz, M
  • Öztürk, E A
  • Cakcı, F A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Spinal cord
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2014
Volume
52
Issue
9
Pages
667–670
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/sc.2014.89
PMID: 24891005
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

When recovery occurs without observing any motor or sensory changes while taking only the AIS into account, it would be possible to make an incorrect conclusion. This is most likely an indication of a limitation of the AIS. To enlighten this paradox, the large amount of data in SCI databases should be reanalyzed.

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