This Article Corrects: “GLASS Clinical Decision Rule Applied to Thoracolumbar Spinal Fractures in Patients Involved in Motor Vehicle Crashes”

Althoff, MD, et al.

Our goal was to apply GLASS, a previously derived clinical decision tool for cervical spine clearance, to thoracolumbar injuries. GLass intact Assures Safe Spine (GLASS) is a simple, objective method to evaluate those patients involved in motor vehicle collisions and determine which are at low risk for thoracolumbar injuries.

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This article corrects: “Correlation of the NBME Advanced Clinical Examination in EM and the National EM M4 exams”

Volume 16, Issue 2, March 2015
Katherine Hiller, MD, PH et al.

In the Original Research article entitled “Correlation of the National Board of Medical Examiners Advanced Clinical Examination in Emergency Medicine and the National Emergency Medicine M4 Exams,” published in the January 2015 issue of the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine (2015;16(1):138-142. DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2014.11.24189), there were the following errors in the published article:

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