Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Tag: Infections

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...

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...

Cranberry Therapy of Urinary Tract Infections

Despite a dramatic decline in mortality due to urinary tract infections (UTI) in the last 20 years, UTI’s remain very common in people with...

Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy

Recent press reports have claimed that hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) therapy may be beneficial for acute and even chronic spinal cord injury. HBO therapy involves...

Misc Spinal Cord Injury Health Issues

Bladder Dysfunction The bladder muscle, "detruser" and external sphincter are similarly affected. Early drainage occurs with indwelling ("foley") Catheter. When urine volumes are equal to...

Spinal Cord Injury Skin Management

What is the skin? Your skin is much more than an outer surface for the world to see. It protects you from bacteria, dirt and...

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) With Spinal Cord Injuries

What is a urinary tract infection? When bacteria get into your bladder or kidneys and cause you to have symptoms, you have a Urinary Tract...

Dip-Stick Testing for Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common problem for persons with spinal cord injury. Signs and symptoms of UTI may include cloudy urine, increased...

Sexual problems of disabled patients

ABC of sexual health Almost 4% of the UK population have some form of physical, sensory, or intellectual Impairment--almost 2.5 million people. Many of these...