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Spinal Cord Injuries aims to provide information on the problems associated with the treatment and management of patients with spinal cord injuries and guidance on the appropriate methods of treatment. It also highlights the growing role of anesthetists as vital members of the medical teams in accident and emergency and trauma units, in the intensive care environment and in the relief of pain.
This book is organized into 13 chapters. The first two chapters deal with the pathophysiology and initial care for spinal cord injury patients. The succeeding chapters discuss the emergency room care, anesthetic management, intensive care management, chronic care, and nursing care for spinal cord injuries. The final two chapters are about trend in spinal cord injury research and the legal and moral issues associated with the treatments of spinal cord injuries.
This book will be of interest to anesthetists and other medical professionals dealing with spinal cord injuries.
1 Pathophysiology of Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Vertebral Fractures and their Management
2 Initial Care of Spinal Cord Injury
Epidemiology of Spinal Injury
Accident Site Management
3 Emergency Room Care of The Patient with Spinal Cord Injury
4 Anesthetic Management of Acute Spinal Cord Injury
5 Associated Injuries
6 Intensive Care Management of Spinal Cord Injury
Intensive Care Management
7 Anesthetic Care for Spinal Injuries: Parenteral Nutrition
Metabolic Response to Spinal Cord Injury and Surgery
Goals and Indications for Parenteral Nutrition
Practical Aspects of Parenteral Nutrition
8 Chronic Care of Spinal Cord Injury
Respiratory System Problems
9 Nursing Care of Spinal Cord Injuries
Positioning the Patient
Paramedical Treatment, and Counseling
Theater Nursing of Spinal Cord Injuries
10 Assessment And Management of the Patient with Spinal Cord Injury and Pain
Clinical Assessment of Pain
Treatment of Pain
11 Anesthesia for Non-Traumatic Spinal Disease
General Anesthesia for Spinal Surgery
Intradural and Extradural Anesthesia
Spinal Cord Compression by Tumor, Disc and Arteriovenous Malformation
Prevention of Deep Venous Thrombosis
12 Trends in Spinal Cord Injury Research
Models Of Spinal Cord Injury
Changes Seen in Spinal Cord Injury
Current Theory of Spinal Cord Injury
13 Moral and Legal Issues in the Treatment of Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries
Models of Decision-Making in the Clinical Setting: The Doctrine of Informed Consent Reconsidered
Collaborative Model of Medical Care and the Right to Die
Proxy Consent and Advance Directives
Quality of Life Arguments and the Limitation of Technological Intervention
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1990
- 28th September 1990
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