Thursday, May 6, 2021

Tag: Autonomic Dysreflexia

Nervous System Function and Autonomic Dysreflexia

The nervous system controls movement, sensation, thinking and behavioral activities. It consists of various elements which comprise the whole complex working process. It is not segmented as individual working parts but rather a very...

Bladder Programs After a Spinal Cord Injury

Nerve damage to the bladder is a common side effects of having a spinal cord injury, other injury, surgical procedures, and several disease processes. Having a consistent bladder program reduces accidents, infections, and the...

Secondary Conditions of Spinal Cord Injury

When living with a spinal cord injury (SCI), there are more challenges than just not being able to walk. There are other healthcare issues that are very important. Here are a few of the secondary...

Ohio State Researchers Restore Immune Function In Spinal Injured Mice

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a new study, researchers at The Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center show that is possible to restore immune function in...

Paralympics: Spinal Cord Injuries Open Door to ‘Boosting’

Bryan Kirkland could always spot a booster. Sweaty arms, shaky legs and "chicken skin" were telltale signs of the dangerous practice, banned from the Paralympics for its performance-enhancing effects. "All I could do was shake...

‘Not having the right bowel care is demeaning’

Reg Penn, who is paralysed from the chest down discusses his distress at the bowel care he recently received The patient I was 18 years old when my spinal cord was almost completely severed in a...

Ensuring a patient received appropriate bowel care following spinal cord injury

Bowel care routines after spinal cord injury must be established and tailored to patients’ individual needs. Policies and procedures need to be regularly reviewed This case study explores the problems that can occur when patients...

University of Louisville, Kentucky centers develop treatments, create hope for spinal cord injuries

A bullet remains lodged in Michelle Alexander's spinal cord nearly six years after her husband shot her four times — instantly paralyzing her — before killing himself in July 2004. Doctors told her she'd probably...

Can spinal cord injury patients with bed sores develop autonomic dysreflexia?

Autonomic Dysreflexia (or hyperreflexia) is a dangerous condition that can occur with bed sore patients or patients with spinal cord injuries above the middle of the chest (usually above T-5). Autonomic dysreflexia occurs when...

Dr Spine – Autonomic Dysreflexia

Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) is a potentially dangerous complication of spinal cord injury (SCI).