Long-term medical complications after traumatic spinal cord injury: A regional model systems analysis

Short Title:
Long-term medical complications after traumatic spinal cord injury: A regional model systems analysis
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J37949.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1999, vol. 80, issue 11, pp 1402-1410
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Abstract:
Study of incidence, risk factors, and trends for long-term secondary medical complications after traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Data from the National SCI Statistical Center on patients injured 1973-1998 were reviewed. Complications examined included pneumonia/atelectasis, autonomic dysreflexia, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, pressure ulcers, fractures, and renal calculi. Pressure ulcers, autonomic dysreflexia, and pneumonia/atelectasis were found to be the most common secondary complications. Risk factors included complete injury, tetraplegia, older age, concomitant illness, and violent injury.
Author(s):
McKinley, W. O.; Jackson, A. B.; Cardenas, D. D.; DeVivo, M. J.
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