Epidemiology and Clinical Management of Traumatic Spine Injuries at a Major Government Hospital in Cambodia.
Conclusions: Despite technological limitations, outcomes of TSI patients in Cambodia appear favorable with evidence of clinical improvement and low mortality. PMID: 29279746 [PubMed]
CONCLUSIONS: The most common causes of non-compliance with AE provisions include health status improvement in the patient and high cost of the device. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: These results can be helpful for more effective treatment planning and the avoidance of unnecessary reimbursement costs covered by the state and users. PMID: 31797659 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Kataria K, Sagar S, Singhal M, Yadav R Abstract Pressure sore is tissue ulceration due to unrelieved pressure, altered sensory perception, and exposure to moisture. Geriatric patients with organic problems and patients with spinal cord injuries are the high-risk groups. Soft tissues over bony prominences are the common sites for ulcer development. About 95% of pressure ulcers occur in the lower part of the body. Ischial tuberosity, greater trochanter, sacrum and heel are common sites. In addition to these, pressure sores at unusual sites like nasal alae, malar eminences, cervical region and medial side of ...
Conditions: Spinal Cord Injuries; Pressure Ulcers Intervention: Other: qualitative interviews Sponsor: Nantes University Hospital Recruiting - verified August 2016
Summary: The pressure ulcer of the ischial region is often accompanied by complete paraplegia in patients with spinal cord injury and is attributable to the compression and breakdown of tissue arising from constant sitting. Characteristically, a pressure ulcer of this region is circular and deep. We recently reconstructed ischial decubitus ulcer of 8 patients using simple-designed bilobed flap. In all cases, the flap survived completely without any complication. Moreover, none of the patients in this group experienced any pressure ulcer relapse during the postoperative follow-up from 1 year 1 month to 9 years. In the vicin...
CONCLUSION: Given the existence of sensory discomplete spinal cord injury, preserved but hitherto undetected somatosensory conduction might contribute to the unexplained variability related to, for example, the propensity to develop decubitus ulcers and neuropathic pain among patients with clinically complete spinal cord injury. PMID: 25808357 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS To the authors' best knowledge, this study was the largest of its kind on traumatic spondyloptosis. Its results illustrate the challenges of treating patients with this condition. Despite deformity correction of the spine and early mobilization of patients, traumatic spondyloptosis led to high morbidity and mortality rates because the patients lacked access to rehabilitation facilities postoperatively. PMID: 25768668 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]