Friday, April 19, 2024

Tag: Injury Prevention

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...

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...

New Findings in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment

Pressure ulcers are a common, debilitating, and costly complication of SCI, often requiring long periods of immobility, hospitalization, and/or surgery. Patients with SCI are...

Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection in Persons with SCI

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is the most frequent medical complication during initial medical Rehabilitation after SCI, and continues to be a common cause of...

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...

Preventing Spinal Cord Injury

As part of its ongoing prevention efforts, the FSCIPCC has proposed a "Wipe-out Spinal Cord Injury" program with a goal of reducing spinal cord...

Research In Sci Treatment

Drug Treatments For New Injuries NOTE: It is important to realize these drugs are not a cure for chronic (long-term) spinal cord injuries. It is...

Associations & Orgs

American Paraplegia Society Dedicated to improving the quality of medical care delivered to persons with SCI. Promotes research and the review of scientific findings. American Spinal...