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Postoperative management and acute rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injuries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3945478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The mortality and morbidity rates of patients with spinal cord injury have decreased greatly. Prior to World War II, few patients survived their acute injuries. Now even severely involved respiratory-dependent patients may return to live in the community. Advanced surgical procedures, when appropriately applied, are decreasing the time of immobility and preventing late spinal deformities. Exciting new developments in basic science research such as the use of thyrotropin-releasing hormone and functional electrical stimulation may alter the whole course of recovery for patients within the foreseeable future. It is likely, however, that the acute management of the patient with spinal cord injury will still demand systematic care by an experienced, multidisciplinary team of professionals.
C McCagg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Orthopedic clinics of North America     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0030-5898     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthop. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1986 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-19     Completed Date:  1986-03-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0254463     Medline TA:  Orthop Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-82     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Adaptation, Psychological
Cardiovascular Diseases / etiology,  prevention & control
Gastrointestinal Diseases / etiology,  prevention & control
Muscle Spasticity / rehabilitation
Pain / therapy
Paraplegia / rehabilitation
Physical Therapy Modalities
Postoperative Care
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
Pressure Ulcer / prevention & control
Respiratory Tract Diseases / etiology,  prevention & control
Social Adjustment
Spinal Cord Injuries / complications,  psychology,  rehabilitation*,  surgery
Urologic Diseases / etiology,  prevention & control

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