editore: Demos Medical Publishing
Designed for the busy practitioner seeking quick answers when diagnosing and treating common - and not so common - disorders, each volume in the series focuses on a key area of rehabilitation medicine and breaks down the problems, treatments, and expected results into succinct facts, organized alphabetically and presented in bullet-point style for quick reference in the office or clinic. Whether the practitioner needs to look up a diagnostic question, neurorehabilitation complication, or sports intervention, this series provides the answers. A spinal cord injury (SCI) profoundly changes a person's life and can affect nearly all of the body's systems. Practitioners managing persons with SCI must treat the medical complications that arise, and be equipped to help their patients return to a productive integrated life within society. "Spinal Cord Injury: Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference" provides the necessary knowledge to help facilitate this process. Addressing over one hundred varied topics related to spinal cord injury, ranging from Treatment of Vocal Fold Paralysis or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders to Intrathecal Pump Management and Paraplegia, this text is a handy reference for the busy practitioner. Presented in a consistent two-page format for maximum clinical utility, the book is organized into three sections. The first covers the medical and psychological conditions associated with spinal cord injury; the second discusses common interventions; while the last outlines expected functional outcomes. It features comprehensive coverage of all important topics in PM&R, multi-specialty editorship and authorship, chapters that are organized into succinct facts, and is presented in a bullet point format. It is laid out for easy look up by syndrome, complication and treatment. The focus on clinical management provides readers with hands-on, practical guidance for all types of interventions and therapies. The consistent approach allows readers to know exactly where to find the information they need rapidly. 'Pitfalls', 'Red Flags', 'Complications', and 'Helpful Hints' help guard against unwanted sequelae.