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Spinal Cord Injury is a title from the Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference Series. This concise and extremely readable text covers 52 different conditions and another 40+ interventions and more.
Each page in this reference is carefully laid out and easily searchable. For each condition, there are explained the following categories: Description of the condition, Etiology/Types, Pathogenesis, Risk Factors, Clinical Features, Natural History, Diagnosis, Red Flags, Treatment, Complications of Treatment, Prognosis, Helpful Hints, and Suggested Readings.
Without a doubt, this is a very handy text that every clinician will want to have in their office for quick reference.
We've included the series foreword and other book information here for your perusal.
Author's Series Foreword:
The Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference (RMQR) series is dedicated
to the busy clinician. While we all strive to keep up with the latest
medical knowledge, there are many times when things come up in our daily
practices that we need to look up. Even more importantly... look up
-Ralph M. Buschbacher, MD
From the Publisher:
"A spinal cord injury (SCI) profoundly changes a personC Us life and can affect nearly all of the bodyC Us 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:
Table of Contents:
"Conditions: Airway Issues: Tracheal Stenosis; Airway Issues: Vocal Fold Paralysis; Autonomic Nervous System Issues: Autonomic Dysreflexia; Autonomic Nervous System Issues: Bradycardia; Autonomic Nervous System Issues: Orthostatic Hypotension; Autonomic Nervous System Issues: Spinal Shock; Autonomic Nervous System Issues: Thermal Dysregulation and Fever; Bladder Dysfunction: Lower Motor Neuron; Bladder Dysfunction: Upper Motor Neuron; Bladder Dysfunction: Urinary Tract Infections; Bladder Dysfunction: Urolithiasis; Bladder Dysfunction: Vesicoureteral Reflux and Hydronephrosis; Bowel Dysfunction: Lower Motor Neuron; Bowel Dysfunction: Upper Motor Neuron; Cardiovascular Issues: Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiovascular Issues: Dyslipidemia; Dysphagia; Endocrine Issues: Glucose Intolerance ; Endocrine Issues: Hypercalcemia; Endocrine Issues: Hypogonadism; Endocrine Issues: Osteoporosis; Geriatric Spinal Cord Injury; Mononeuropathies; Musculoskeletal Issues: Back Pain; Musculoskeletal Issues: Contracture; Musculoskeletal Issues: Heterotopic Ossification; Musculoskeletal Issues: Osteoporotic Limb Fractures; Musculoskeletal Issues: Shoulder Pain;