Neuroprognostication in Adults with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

November 13, 2023

Last Updated Month/Year

February 1, 2024

Document Type


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

These guidelines provide recommendations about the reliability of acute-phase predictors of mortality, functional outcome, American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale grade conversion, and recovery of independent ambulation for consideration when counseling patients with tSCI or their surrogates and suggest broad principles of neuroprognostication in this context.

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Emergency care, Hospital, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Assessment and screening, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D013116 - Spinal Cord, D013119 - Spinal Cord Injuries


spinal cord injury, neuroprognostication

Source Citation

Mahanes, D., Muehlschlegel, S., Wartenberg, K.E. et al. Guidelines for neuroprognostication in adults with traumatic spinal cord injury. Neurocrit Care (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12028-023-01845-8