Emergencies in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Patients

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Emergencies in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Patients
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Journal Article
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2001, vol. 3rd ed., issue , pp
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Text provides guidelines for managing emergencies in patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Following a foreword by Joel A. DeLisa, President and CEO, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Educational Corporation, each chapter addresses a specific aspect of emergency management: autonomic dysreflexia; acute and chronic cardiovascular problems; pulmonary complications; SCI ventilator-dependent patients; gastrointestinal, urologic, hyperglycemic, psychiatric, and psychosocial emergencies; fluid and electrolyte disorders and acute renal failure; pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis; acute arterial occlusion of the lower extremities; spasticity; acute and chronic pain; long-bone fractures; dislocation in the lower extremities; osteomyelitis due to pressure ulcers; decubitus ulcers; minor burns; pregnancy, thermoregulation; infections; fever; and nursing management of the complications of SCI.
Eltorai, I. M.; Schmitt, J. K.
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