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Praise for the First Edition
"An injured spinal cord adversely affects more organ systems than virtually any other disease entity and requires the ongoing attention of physicians in multiple specialties. This comprehensive book details the wide range of care needed for the management of this chronic condition...This book is essential reading for specialists in rehabilitation medicine, and it is likely to become the standard textbook for specialists in spinal cord injury medicine. It will also be an important resource for primary care and emergency room physicians, internists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, urologists, othopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and others who care for patients with spinal cord injuries." -- New England Journal of Medicine
"...the most definitive text book written on the subject... well referenced and up to date and undoubtedly deserves a place in any rehabilitation library." -- The World Federation For Neurorehabilitation ;The thoroughly revised Second Edition of this authoritative reference continues to define the
standard of care for the field of spinal cord medicine. Encompassing all of the diseases and
disorders that may a!ect the proper functioning of the spinal cord or spinal nerves, this comprehensive
volume provides a state of the art review of the principles of care and best practices
for restoring function and quality of life to patients with spinal cord injuries.
Expert contributors from multiple disciplines cover topics ranging from acute medical and
surgical management of specific problems to cutting-edge research, bladder, bowel and sexual
dysfunction, neurologic and musculoskeletal issues, advanced rehabilitation techniques and
technologies, functional outcomes, and psychosocial care. While comprehensive in scope,
Spinal Cord Medicine offers practical guidance for physicians and other health care professionals
involved in the management of individuals with SCI, multiple sclerosis, and other spinal cord
disorders. The Second Edition has been completely updated to fully reflect current science and
practice. Each section has been re-ordered to better present information and the Second Edition brings
in many new authors and topics, more diagrams, illustrations, and tables to solidify concepts, and
contains 18 entirely new chapters.
Spinal Cord Medicine: Principles and Practice, Second Edition, reflects the breadth and depth of this multi-faceted specialty. Involving over 150 authors from more than 20 fields of medicine, it is a trusted
reference for anyone who works with spinal cord patients and strives to deliver superior clinical care
and improve outcomes.;I: Introduction and Evaluation: 1. Development, Anatomy, and Function of the Spinal Cord; 2. Spinal Cord Pathology; 3. Imaging of the Spinal Cord; 4. Epidemiology of Spinal Cord Injury; 5. Neurological Assessment of Spinal Cord Dysfunction; 6. The Electrodiagnostic Examination in Spinal Cord Disorders; 7. Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of the Spinal Tracts; 8. Functional Assessment in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation; 9. Outcomes Following Spinal Cord Injury; II: Acute Spinal Cord Injury Management and Surgical Considerations: 10. Prehospital Management of Spinal Cord Injured Patients; 11. Management of Trauma Patients with Complex Injuries; 12. Neuro-Critical Care Management of the Patient with an Acute Spinal Cord Injury; 13. Factors Affecting Surgical Decision Making; 14. Cervical Injuries: Indications and Options for Surgery; 15. Thoracolumbar Fractures; III: Medical Management: 16. Respiratory Dysfunction in Spinal Cord Disorders; 17. Sleep Disorders in Spinal Cord Injury; 18. Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Spinal Cord Disorders; 19. Thromboembolism in Spinal Cord Disorders; 20. Infection and Spinal Cord Injury; 21. The Immune System and Inflammatory Response in Persons with SCI; 22. Endocrine and Metabolic
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