DescriptionThis is a new edition of the most authoritative 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 14 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.
ReviewsPraise for the First Edition
"An injured spinal cord adversely affects more organ systems than virtually any other disease entity and requires the ongoing attention of physicians in multiple specialties. This comprehensive book details the wide range of care needed for the management of this chronic condition...This book is essential reading for specialists in rehabilitation medicine, and it is likely to become the standard textbook for specialists in spinal cord injury medicine. It will also be an important resource for primary care and emergency room physicians, internists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, urologists, othopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and others who care for patients with spinal cord injuries." -- New England Journal of Medicine
"...the most definitive text book written on the subject... well referenced and up to date and undoubtedly deserves a place in any rehabilitation library." -- The World Federation For Neurorehabilitation
"The breadth, detail and inclusiveness of this text is impressive. Whichever aspect of spinal cord medicine one is faced with, this text will offer management advice and clinical information." -- Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
" This is a practical guide for all physicians, but also for nurses and therapists who are interested in various issues important for patients with spinal cord injury."--Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
- I: Introduction and Evaluation: 1. Development, Anatomy, and Function of the Spinal Cord; 2. Spinal Cord Pathology; 3. Imaging of the Spinal Cord; 4. Epidemiology of Spinal Cord Injury; 5. Neurological Assessment of Spinal Cord Dysfunction; 6. The Electrodiagnostic Examination in Spinal Cord Disorders; 7. Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of the Spinal Tracts; 8. Functional Assessment in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation; 9. Outcomes Following Spinal Cord Injury;
- II: Acute Spinal Cord Injury Management and Surgical Considerations: 10. Prehospital Management of Spinal Cord Injured Patients; 11. Management of Trauma Patients with Complex Injuries; 12. Neuro-Critical Care Management of the Patient with an Acute Spinal Cord Injury; 13. Factors Affecting Surgical Decision Making; 14. Cervical Injuries: Indications and Options for Surgery; 15. Thoracolumbar Fractures;
- III: Medical Management: 16. Respiratory Dysfunction in Spinal Cord Disorders; 17. Sleep Disorders in Spinal Cord Injury; 18. Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Spinal Cord Disorders; 19. Thromboembolism in Spinal Cord Disorders; 20. Infection and Spinal Cord Injury; 21. The Immune System and Inflammatory Response in Persons with SCI; 22. Endocrine and Metabolic Consequences of Spinal Cord Injuries; 23. Primary Care for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury; 24. The Role of Pharmacokinetics in Optimizing Drug Therapy in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury; 25. Nutrition in Spinal Cord Injury; 26. Spinal Cord Injury and Aging ;
- IV: Management of the Bladder, Bowel, Sexual Dysfunction, and Women’s Health: 27. Normal and Abnormal Micturition: 28. Renal Insufficiency in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury; 29. Urologic Management in Spinal Cord Injury; 30. Urolithiasis in Spinal Cord Disorders; 31. The Gastrointestinal System After Spinal Cord Injury: Assessment and Intervention; 32. Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility in Men with Spinal Cord Injury; 33. Sexual Dysfunction in Women with Spinal Cord Injury; 34. Women’s Health Issues;
- V: Neurologic Aspects of Spinal Cord Care: 35. Acute Nontraumatic Myelopathies; 36. Chronic Nontraumatic Myelopathies; 37. Multiple Sclerosis; 38. Pain Management in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury; 39. New Advances in the Surgical Treatment of Non-Traumatic Myelopathies; 40. Spasticity: Pathophysiology, Assessment, and Management; 41. Autonomic Dysfunction in Spinal Cord Disease; 42. Syringomyelia; 43. Surgical Treatment of Posttraumatic Tethered and Cystic Spinal Cords; 44. Dual Diagnosis: Spinal Cord Injury and Brain Injury; 45. Spinal Cord Disorders in Children and Adolescents; Lawrence C. Vogel, Randal R. Betz, and Mary Jane Mulcahey;
- VI: Musculoskeletal Care: 46. Musculoskeletal Pain and Overuse Injuries; 47. Extremity Fractures in Spinal Cord Injury; 48. Functional Restoration of the Upper Extremity in Tetraplegia; 49. Medical Management of Pressure Ulcers; 50. The Surgical Management of Pressure Ulcers; 51. Heterotopic Ossification; 52. Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities: Avoiding and Managing Neurologic Deficits; 53. The Spondyloarthropathies; 54. Surgical Management of Spondyloarthropathies in the Spinal Cord Injury Patient;
- VII: Rehabilitation: 55. Wheelchairs and Seating for People with Spinal Cord Injuries; 56. Spinal Orthoses; 57. Upper Limb Orthoses; 58. Lower Limb Othoses and Rehabilitation; 59. Activities of Daily Living; 60. Recreation and Leisure Skills for People with Spinal Cord Disorders; 61. Vocational Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury; 62. Driving with a Spinal Cord Disorder; 63. Functional Electrical Stimulation; 64. Cardiovascular Fitness and Exercise Prescription after Spinal Cord Injury; 65. Architectural Considerations for Improving Access;
- VIII: Recent Advances in Spinal Cord Research: 66. Mechanisms and Natural History of Spinal Cord Injury: Morphological, Cellular, and Molecular Features; 67. Acute Treatment Strategies for Spinal Cord Injury: Pharmacological Interventions, Hypothermia, and Surgical Decompression; 68. Traversing Barriers in the Spinal Cord Microenvironment that Prevent Functional Recovery: Interventions to Prevent Cell Death and Promote Neuroplasticity and Regeneration; 69. Reconstructing the Microenvironment of the Injured Spinal Cord: Cell Transplantation and Bridge Building to Enhance Functional Recovery; 70. A Review of Clinical Trials and Future Directions for Clinical Studies in Acute Spinal Cord Injury; 71. Considerations for the Translation of Pre-Clinical Discoveries and Valid Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trials; 72. Retraining the Human Spinal Cord: Exercise Interventions to Enhance Recovery after a Spinal Cord Injury; 73. Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation to Facilitate Functional Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury: Combinations of Therapies for Synergistic Outcomes; 74. Functional Magnetic Stimulation; 75. Restoration of Ventilation and Cough with Functional Electrical Stimulation: Patient Evaluation and Comparison of Currently Available Systems;
- IX: Special Topics in Spinal Cord Medicine: 76. History of Spinal Cord Medicine; 77. Psychological Factors in Spinal Cord Injury; 78. Social Issues in Spinal Cord Injury; 79. Caring for Spinal Cord Injury with Complementary and Alternative Medicine; 80. The Financial Impact of Spinal Cord Dysfunction; 81. The Prevention of Spinal Cord Injury; 82. Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems of Care; 83. VA Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders System of Care; 84. International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury Care; 85. Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines; 86. Subspecialty Certification in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine; The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities; 88. Health Industry and Product Information;