Essentials of Spinal Cord Medicine

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Edited by Sunil Sabharwal

Published by Demos Medical

About the Book

This Essentials of Spinal Cord Medicine is edited by Sunil Sabharwal. This First Edition textbook is a practical, concise guide for clinicians involved in the care of patients with spinal cord injuries and disorders.

It covers a comprehensive and diverse list of topics encompassing the principles and practice of spinal cord injury care, including basic science fundamentals, traumatic spinal cord injury, non-traumatic myelopathies, physical function and rehabilitation, medical consequences and complications of spinal cord injury, psychosocial and quality of life issues, and systems-based practice.

Chapters are consistently formatted for ease of use and are organized under the broad headings of general principles, clinical considerations, and knowledge gaps and emerging concepts, and conclude with a curated list of suggested readings. Within these categories, specifics on underlying pathophysiology and etiology, assessment (examination, testing, differential diagnosis, prognosis, and risk factors) and management (non-pharmacological, medications, surgical procedures, follow-up and monitoring, primary and secondary prevention, and complications), and recent clinical advances and promising research are easily accessed.

The book also addresses such quality of life issues as psychological adaptation, sexuality and fertility, vocational training, driving, and exercise, and includes information about systems of care and patient safety as well as ethical considerations. The guide is peppered with useful tables that highlight and reinforce key material. Additionally, ÏPractice PearlsÓ in selected chapters enance the guide as a handy go-to reference for clinicians and trainees in multiple disciplines who care for people with spinal cord injuries and disorders.


A concise, practical manual designed for rapid access to key information on a broad range of topics integral to the practice of spinal cord medicine
Covers both traumatic spinal cord injury and non-traumatic disorders and their evaluation, management, medical complications, functional rehabilitation, and quality of life concerns
Packed with useful tables to highlight and reinforce key material
Formatted consistently with short, reader-friendly paragraphs and clarifying sub-titles

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What You will Learn

The Topics Covered in this Textbook are

Section I: Basic Science Fundamentals

Applied Anatomy and Physiology of the Spinal Cord
Pathophysiology of Spinal Cord Injury
Research in Neuroprotection, Regeneration, and Repair of the Injured Spinal Cord

Section II: Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Epidemiology of SCI
Prevention of SCI
Pre-hospital Care
Imaging the Injured Spine and Spinal Cord
Early Hospital Care For SCI: Medical, Surgical & Rehabilitation
Spinal Orthoses
Neurological assessment and classification of SCI
SCI in Children: Special Considerations

Section III: Non-traumatic Myelopathies

Non-Traumatic Myelopathies: Overview and Approach
Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
Non-Traumatic Cauda Equina Syndrome
Tumors of the spine and spinal cord
Vascular Myelopathy ñ Spinal Cord Infarction
Spinal Cord Hemorrhage and Spinal Arteriovenous Malformations
Multiple Sclerosis
Spinal Arachnoiditis
Infections of the spine and spinal cord
Nutritional, toxic and environmental myelopathies
Spina Bifida/ Myelomeningocele
Chiari Malformation and Developmental Syingomyelia
Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/ Motor Neuron Disease

Section IV: Physical Function and Rehabilitation

Functional Outcomes following SCI
Physical Rehabilitation Activities and Interventions
Upper Extremity Function in Tetraplegia
Wheelchair Prescription and Wheeled Mobility
Walking after SCI

Section V: Medical Consequences and Complications of SCI

An overview of medical consequences and complications of SCI
Respiratory consequences: Overview
Ventilatory impairment
Sleep-disordered breathing
Cardiovascular and autonomic consequences: Overview
Orthostatic hypotension
Autonomic dysreflexia
Ischemic heart disease
Peripheral vascular disease
Impaired Thermoregulation
Genitourinary consequences: Overview
Neurogenic Bladder
Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary Stones
Sexual Function and Reproductive Health
Gastrointestinal consequences: Overview
Neurogenic Bowel
Pressure ulcers
Neurological and musculoskeletal consequences: Overview
Neurological decline after SCI
Spinal cord injury-related pain
Heterotopic ossification
Metabolic and endocrine issues: Overview
Energy consumption and body composition after SCI
Calcium metabolism and osteoporosis
Aging with a spinal cord injury

Section VI: Psychosocial issues and life participation after SCI

Psychological considerations following SCI
Socioeconomic consequences and quality of life
Exercise and sports after SCI
Employment after SCI
Driving and Transportation Access after SCI

Section VII: Systems Based Practice

Systems of care for SCI
Patient Safety in SCI care
Ethical issues in SCI practice

For Whom is this Book For

This Essentials of Spinal Cord Medicine is perfect for Neurologists, Residents and Practicing Physicians. It is the must have reference for practitioners and residents! It acts as Reference Material for those MBBS students who are pursuing their Post-Graduation in Neurology. It includes topics pretty useful for Other Health Care Professionals including Clinical Pharmacists, Nurses and Professors.


Format of the eBook: PDF      Size: 7.2 MB


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