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Monthly Archives: October 2003

Pain and Spinal Cord Injury: Causes and Treatments

Chronic pain is a frequent problem in the majority of the SCI population and can occur not only above the level of injury but...

Ventilatory Care in Patients with SCI

The breathing muscles are supplied by nerves that emerge from the spinal cord in various locations, from the Cervical through the Lumbar levels. "Even...

Chronic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) typically results in sensory paralysis, or a loss of feeling in areas using nerves that connect to the spinal cord...

Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers are a common affliction in two clinical situations: when people are immobilized, as in paralysis, coma, dementia, and forced bed rest; and...

Facing the Realities of Managed Care and HMOs

Bill, 55, was repairing his roof on a Saturday afternoon when he fell, sustaining a C4 spinal cord injury. He was rushed to the...

When SCI Isn’t an Accident

It's 2:00 A.M. on a Saturday morning when police spot the limp body of a man lying in a park in downtown Seattle. Initially...

Depression and Spinal Cord Injury

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common condition that occurs in about 5% of Americans (over 11 million people). MDD is more than being...

Preventing UTIs Through Patient Education

Results of a Northwest Regional SCI System Study Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a common medical problem throughout the lifetime of many individuals with SCI...

Sleep Apnea Syndrome in SCI

Sleep apnea syndrome is a disorder characterized by frequent, brief pauses in breathing during sleep, resulting in reduced oxygen flow to the brain. The...

Adjustment After SCI: Facts Vs. Myths

No one is happy about sustaining a spinal cord injury, and few who have experienced it will tell you it wasn't a traumatic event...