Autonomic dysreflexia often goes unrecognised in patients with spinal cord injury. Health professionals must be able to recognise when patients are at risk. A young patient with tetraplegia arrives in the emergency department with a severe headache, dilated pupils, beads of sweat on their forehead, chest pain, bradycardia and a blood pressure of 280/130. What do you think is happening? Recreational drug use? A hypertensive crisis with a renal, endocrine or neurological cause? Is your immediate response to carry out an electrocardiogram and blood tests? In fact, this life-threatening emergency could be caused by something as simple as a full bladder.
SCI-U is a series of 10 multimedia courses about learning to live with spinal cord injury. The courses have been designed to give you the information you need to live a healthy, active life. They were developed by people who live with SCI, in collaboration with researchers and clinicians.
Billy Roussel is a risk taker. Always has been. So when he saw a platform high in a tree with a cable over the waters of Lake Bistineau while fishing with 12-year-old son Seth, he...
A few years ago Jeremy Olson discovered something that could dramatically improve the quality of life of many people. We already know that the harmonica is one of the most versatile, easy to play and affordable...
Jack Jablonski isn't letting a life-altering spinal cord injury get in the way of achieving his dreams. He's 19 years old now and just last month he started college at the University of Southern California.
http://youtu.be/6rJ52RF-S7U This patient education program will hep you understand how spinal cord injuries are caused and their treatment options. This program will also give you some tips on how to prevent spinal cord injuries.