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Spinal Cord Injury

Length: 125 pages


A spinal cord injury (SCI) profoundly changes a person life and can affect nearly all of the body systems. Practitioners managing persons with SCI must treat the medical complications that arise, and be equipped to help their patients return to a productive integrated life within society. Spinal Cord Injury: Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference provides the necessary knowledge to help facilitate this process. Addressing over one hundred varied topics related to spinal cord injury, ranging from Treatment of Vocal Fold Paralysis or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders to Intrathecal Pump Management and Paraplegia, this text is a handy reference for the busy practitioner. Presented in a consistent two-page format for maximum clinical utility, the book is organized into three sections. The first covers the medical and psychological conditions associated with spinal cord injury; the second discusses common interventions; while the last outlines expected functional outcomes.
Features of "Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference" series titles include:

Comprehensive coverage of all important topics in PM;R
Mufti-specialty editorship and authorship
Chapters are organized into succinct facts, presented in a bullet point format
Laid out for easy look up by syndrome, complication and treatment
Focus on clinical management provides readers with hands-on, practical guidance for all types of interventions and therapies
Consistent approach allows readers to know exactly where to find the information they need rapidly
"Pitfalls", "Red Flags", "Complications", and "Helpful Hints" help guard against unwanted sequel;Conditions: 1. Airway Issues: Tracheal Stenosis; 2. Airway Issues: Vocal Fold Paralysis; 3. Autonomic Nervous System Issues: Autonomic Dysreflexia; 4. Autonomic Nervous System Issues: Bradycardia; 5. Autonomic Nervous System Issues: Orthostatic Hypotension; 6. Autonomic Nervous System Issues: Spinal Shock; 7. Autonomic Nervous System Issues: Thermal Dysregulation and Fever; 8. Bladder Dysfunction: Lower Motor Neuron; 9. Bladder Dysfunction: Upper Motor Neuron; 10. Bladder Dysfunction: Urinary Tract Infections; 11. Bladder Dysfunction: Urolithiasis; 12. Bladder Dysfunction: Vesicoureteral Reflux and Hydronephrosis; 13. Bowel Dysfunction: Lower Motor Neuron; 14. Bowel Dysfunction: Upper Motor Neuron; 15. Cardiovascular Issues: Cardiovascular Disease; 16. Cardiovascular Issues: Dyslipidemia; 17. Dysphagia; 18. Endocrine Issues: Glucose Intolerance; 19. Endocrine Issues: Hypercalcemia; 20. Endocrine Issues: Hypogonadism; 21. Endocrine Issues: Osteoporosis; 22. Geriatric Spinal Cord Injury; 23. Mononeuropathies; 24. Musculoskeletal Issues: Back Pain; 25. Musculoskeletal Issues: Contracture; 26. Musculoskeletal Issues: Heterotopic Ossification; 27. Musculoskeletal Issues: Osteoporotic Limb Fractures; 28. Musculoskeletal Issues: Shoulder Pain; 29. Neuropathic Pain: At and Below Level; 30. Nontraumatic Spinal Cord Injury; 31. Obesity; 32. Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury; 33. Pressure Ulcers; 34. Psychological Issues: Adjustment; 35. Psychological Issues: Depression and Anxiety; 36. Psychological Issues: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; 37. Pulmonary Issues: Atelectasis; Pneumonia; and Pleural Effusions; 38. Sexuality and Reproductive Issues: Erectile Dysfunction; 39. Sexuality and Reproductive Issues: Pregnancy; 40. Sleep Apnea; 41. Spasticity; 42. Spinal Fractures; 43. Spinal Instability; 44. Syndromes: Anterior Cord; 45. Syndromes: Brown-Séquard; 46. Syndromes: Cauda Equina; 47. Syndromes: Central Cord; 48. Syndromes: Conus Medullaris; 49. Syndromes: Posterior Cord; 50. Syringomyelia and Tethered Cord; 51. Thromboembolic Disease; 52. Traumatic Brain Injury; Interventions: 53. Airway Management: Tracheostomy; 54. Bladder Management: Indwelling Urinary Catheters; 55. Bladder Management: Intermittent Catheterization; 56. Bladder Management: Sphincterotomy and Endourethr

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