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Midodrine hydrochloride and the treatment of orthostatic hypotension in tetraplegia: two cases and a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10762185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: A report of two cases of orthostatic hypotension in acute tetraplegia that were resistant to classic treatment interventions.
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the use of midodrine hydrochloride for the treatment of orthostatic hypotension in early tetraplegia.
SETTING: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, USA.
METHODS: Presentation of two cases.
RESULTS: Midodrine hydrochloride successfully treated two cases of orthostatic hypotension that had been refractory to classic treatment interventions.
CONCLUSION: Midodrine hydrochloride should be included in the armamentarium of the physician treating orthostatic hypotension in spinal cord injury.
D B Barber; S J Rogers; M D Fredrickson; A C Able
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spinal cord     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1362-4393     ISO Abbreviation:  Spinal Cord     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-09     Completed Date:  2000-05-09     Revised Date:  2011-06-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609749     Medline TA:  Spinal Cord     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Spinal Cord Injury Center, South Texans Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists / therapeutic use*
Drug Resistance
Fludrocortisone / therapeutic use
Hypotension, Orthostatic / drug therapy*,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Midodrine / therapeutic use*
Mineralocorticoids / therapeutic use
Quadriplegia / complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic alpha-Agonists; 0/Mineralocorticoids; 127-31-1/Fludrocortisone; 42794-76-3/Midodrine

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