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Thoracolumbar fractures classification using the smartphone

	author = {Fernando Ruiz Santiago and Antonio Luis PĂ©rez Abela and Priyesh Patel},
	title = {Thoracolumbar fractures classification using the smartphone},
	journal = {AME Medical Journal},
	volume = {2},
	number = {11},
	year = {2017},
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	abstract = {A recent clinical study found that diagnosing and classifying thoracolumbar fractures using a portable smartphone is as reliable as using a workstation-based picture archiving communication system (PACS) (1). This reliability is comparable to studies of reliability based on the use of PACS work-stations only (2). Substantial agreement for the AO and the Denis classifications was found. The AOspine thoracolumbar spine Injury classification system (AO-TLICS) strongly influences management, with fractures scoring more than five points considered surgical candidates (3); fractures classified as B2 fractures would score 6 points, B3 score 7 points, and C score 8 points (Figure 1). Unsurprisingly, a statistical correlation is seen between the agreement of fracture management and the grading of fracture severity using the AO-TLICS quantification score.},
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