Spinal Cord Medicine: Principles and Practice

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Demos Medical Publishing, LLC, 2010 - Medical - 1176 pages
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This is a new edition of the most comprehensive text available, encompassing the breadth and depth of the field of spinal cord medicine. Expert contributors from multiple specialties cover topics from acute medical and surgical management of specific problems to cutting-edge research, neurologic and musculoskeletal issues, rehabilitation, functional outcomes, and psychosocial care. While comprehensive in scope, this volume offers practical guidance for all physicians, research scientists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of individuals with SCI, multiple sclerosis, and other spinal cord disorders. Current and complete, Spinal Cord Medicine is the ultimate single source of information on spinal cord injuries and is especially useful for physicians taking the examination for Subspecialty Certification in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. This completely revised and updated Second Edition brings in many new authors, more diagrams, illustrations, and tables to solidify concepts and contains 18 completely new chapters. Each section has been re-ordered to better present information, and every chapter has been brought up to date to reflect current science and practice. Features Include: The acknowledged gold-standard comprehensive text on Spinal Cord Medicine; Covers all medical management of SCI patients; Covers all rehabilitation management of SCI patients; Includes a multi-chapter section on psychological issues related to SCI patients; Includes a multi-chapter section on recent advances in SCI research; Includes a chapter on SCI and aging parents, women, and children; Screened tables throughout highlight clinical issues; Profusely illustrated to help convey clinical concepts

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