spinal cord injuries

Astute assessment prevents paralysis

What seems like a simple pulled muscle to a shipping clerk turns out to be cauda equina syndrome, a potentially paralyzing injury that warrants immediate surgery.
Caring for patients with spinal cord injuries

Caring for patients with spinal cord injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs) are a significant cause of disability, with profound—and in many cases devastating— consequences. According to recent data, about 12,000 SCIs occur annually in the United States, and up to 250,000 Americans are living…
Rapid Response

Recognizing autonomic dysreflexia

Your quick action ensures a good outcome.     Takeaways: Autonomic dysreflexia results from a noxious stimulus, such as a distended bladder or bowel. Signs and symptoms include sweating, hypertension,…

Spotting trouble after spinal surgery

The rapid response team makes all the right moves when a patient experiences neck swelling and difficulty swallowing after an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

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