Clinical presentations, medical complications, and functional outcomes of individuals with gunshot wound-induced spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Clinical presentations, medical complications, and functional outcomes of individuals with gunshot wound-induced spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J36844.
Journal:
American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1999, vol. 78, issue 2, pp 102-107
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examining characteristics and outcomes of spinal cord injuries (SCI) resulting from gunshot wounds. Demographic, clinical, and outcome data were collected on 49 individuals with gunshot-wound induced SCI who were found in a review of 217 traumatic SCI rehabilitation admissions to a tertiary care hospital during a 5-year period. Comparisons were made between the gunshot wound-induced SCI and nonviolent traumatic SCI groups. It was found that the two groups differed demographically and in severity of injury, with the gunshot wound-induced SCI group having more paraplegia and complete SCI. However, the two groups had similar lengths of stay, Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores, and discharge to home rates.
Author(s):
McKinley, W. O.; Johns, J. S.; Musgrove, J. J.
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