Daily Archives: July 16, 2007
Why are tetraplegic patients content?
Objective: To assess the effects of spinal cord injury (SCI) on perceived health-related quality of life (QOL).
Background: SCI is physically disabling, socially handicapping, and romantically limiting. Nevertheless, little is known about post-SCI neurocognitive and psychosocial life. Better understanding of the cognitive and emotional worlds of SCI patients is essential to better address and meet their needs and expectations.
Last week’s death of a Loveland woman while she jumped on a trampoline with her children was rare, but injuries on the device are common.
Most trampoline-related accidents do not result in severe injury, said Dr. Donald Peck Leslie, medical director at Shepherd Center, a leading Rehabilitation center in Atlanta, Ga.
“Often we see long bone injuries in the arms or legs,” Leslie said. “It’s a rare occurrence to see death.”