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Spinal Cord Injury: Functional Rehabilitation
Martha Freeman Somers
0838586163
November 2000
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
...this unique reference is an in-depth examination of the central role of the physical therapist in rehabilitation following spinal cord injury...in-depth presentation of functional skills and functional training.

Book Info
Duquesne Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Textbook reflects all the changes in the field since the previous edition, c1992, was published. Draws on clinical and basic research developments and presents interventions consistent with published clinical practice guidelines. Includes strategies for delivering quality rehabilitative services.

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Living with Spinal Cord Injury
Adrian Cristian
193260300X
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Definitive guide to dealing with the major challenges faced by those with spinal cord injuries, as related to health, finances, and their social support system.

About the Author
Adrian Cristian, MD, is affiliated with the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, and Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Spinal Cord Injury Service, Bronx VA Medical Center, Bronx, New York.


Spinal Cord Injuries: Psychological, Social, and Vocational Rehabilitation
Roberta B. Trieschmann
0939957086
January 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
Consulting Psychologist, Scottsdale, Arizona.


Spinal Network: The Total Wheelchair Resource Book
Jean Dobbs (Editor), Barry Corbet (Editor)
0971522308
bound - January 2002
Spiral-bound
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John Callahan, syndicated cartoonist and quadriplegic
"Mindbendingly, breathtakingly comprehensive! I only wish there had been a resource like this when I was newly disabled."

Los Angeles Times
"Awesomely complete ... should be kept within reach of all wheelchair users and their companions."

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Therapeutic Interventions for Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries
Erica Druin
032300699X
June 2006
Hardcover
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Spinal Cord Injuries
John D. Alderson (Editor)
040701148X
October 1990
Hardcover
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Orthopaedic Neurology: A Diagnostic Guide to Neurologic Levels
Stanley Hoppenfeld
0397503687
January 1977
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
...a classic monograph that serves as a diagnostic guide to neurologic levels for residents in both orthopedics and neurology.


Neurologic Athletic Head and Spine Injuries
Robert I. Cantu
0721683398
Aug 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Neurologic Athletic Head and Spine Injuries addresses prevention, correct on-the-field evaluation, accurate diagnosis, prompt proper treatment, correct return-to-play decision-making, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries to the head, neck and spine. This in-depth resource thoroughly covers the most frequent catastrophic neurologic head and spine injuries, the subdural hematoma, malignant brain edema syndrome of children, second impact syndrome of adolescents and adults, and quadriplegia, as well as less life threatening disorders: concussion, traumatic convulsions, epilepsy, and headache. An entire 10-chapter section addresses specific sports, common injuries and related concerns and a section on legal considerations rounds out this comprehensive book. Anyone who deals with athletes and injury will benefit from...


Spinal Cord Injuries
Elaine Landau
0766014746
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gr. 6-12. In this informative, accessible entry in the Diseases and People series, Landau presents succinct information on spinal cord injuries (SCI), recorded cases of which date back some 2,500 years to ancient Egypt. She covers some history and takes a look at neurological aspects of the spine, how spinal damage affects the rest of the body, and the evolution of support services for people with SCI. Personal stories appear throughout, including references to Chinese gymnast Sang Lan, Grammy winner Gloria Estafan, and actor-turned-SCI-advocate Christopher Reeve. Landau's straight-to-the-point approach will prove especially useful for researchers, who will uncover a good deal of information about the physical, emotional, and social ramifications of SCI, and about recent advancements that have minimized limitations for...


Still Lives: Narratives of Spinal Cord Injury
Jonathan Cole
0262532840
April 2006
Paperback
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Review
"These interviews...have a documentary quality that makes them gripping." -- Druin Burch, Times Literary Supplement
"Illuminating reading; inspiring, too." -- Roy Herbert, NewScientist

Book Description
In writing Still Lives, Jonathan Cole wanted to find out about living in a wheelchair, without having what he calls "the doctor/patient thing" intervene. He has done this by asking people with spinal cord injuries the simple question of what it is like to live without sensation and movement in the body. If the body has absented itself, where does the person reside? He describes his method in the first chapter: "I have gone to people, not with a white coat or a stethoscope...[but] to listen to their lives as they express them," and it is the candid and powerful narratives of...


Handbook of Neurosurgery
Greenberg
1588904571
October 2005
Paperback
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British Journal of Neurosurgery
"...neurosurgical trainees are encouraged to buy...key points clearly identified...an excellent source of quick reference...essential purchase..." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Mayo Clinic, neurosurgery.org
"...Comprehensive...index is unsurpassed in its thoroughness and logical references to book contents. . .error-free. . .useful tool. . . Compact size, well-summarized" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Is Fred Dead
Robert W. Baer
0805964444
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Is Fred Dead? A Manual on Sexuality for Men with Spinal Cord Injuries addresses issues closely related to men’s perception of self-worth and self-esteem. While a great deal of the research related to the sexuality of men with SCIs has focused on fertility, the medical community has often ignored other aspects of sexuality. Robert W. Baer, Psy.D., offers detailed and useful information for resuming sexual relations and developing an increased level of intimacy. Sexual anatomy is discussed, as is the sexual response cycle, erectile dysfunction, fertility techniques, positions, and sexual aids. Is Fred Dead? A Manual on Sexuality for Men with Spinal Cord Injuries offers candid and welcome assistance to those struggling to make a positive adjustment to their lives.

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Spinal Cord Injury Desk Reference: Guidelines for Life Care Planning and Case Management
Terry L. Blackwell
1888799498
January 2001
Paperback
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Loretta A. DeSoto, RN, CRRN, CCM, Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, Winter 2002
"...complete and thorough in describing spinal cord injury; explaining its effects on the individual, family, and society..."

Book Description
...provides a quick, easy-to-understand, comprehensive, evidence-based reference for health care practitioners who formulate life care plans for persons with spinal cord injuries.

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From There to Here: Stories of Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury
Gary Karp, Stanley D. Klein
0971284229
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Forty-five people. Forty-five diverse yet personal life stories. All of them are connected by a powerful, shared life experience - spinal cord injury. From There To Here: Stories of Adjustment To Spinal Cord Injury is certainly about hope -- but not by way of mere inspiration. These essays are the stuff of whole human lives, and illustrate the real and complex process of how people respond to sudden and overwhelming change. They start from trauma and confusion, their vision of the future challenged to the core, and ultimately arrive at a place that each of them in their own way calls "adjustment." A place that none of them could have imagined when they were There. The heart of these stories is what happened in between - the actual journey to adjustment, acceptance, meaning, and possibility. The journey to Here. ...


Spinal Cord Injury
Vickie Nixon
0894435523
Jan 1984
Hardcover
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Alternative Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury: Beyond the Banks of the Mainstream
Laurance Johnston
1932603506
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This book opens a broad array of holistic options beyond traditional health care. Alternative therapies for spinal cord injury can not only promote healing, but can actually help restore function. From acupuncture to laser-based therapies, herbal medicine, homeopathy, craniosacral therapy, magnetic healing, and more, the book empowers readers. * clear, reliable information on alternative choices to traditional health care * tailored information to meet the specific needs of the approximately 450,000 individuals living with a spinal cord injury * healing modalities that minimize the risks of overmedication, hospitalization, and infections

About the Author
Laurance Johnston, Ph.D., M.B.A., obtained his doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from Northwestern. ...


Autonomic Dysfunction after Spinal Cord Injury
Lynne C. Weaver (Editor)
0444519254
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Autonomic dysfunction is a major and poorly understood consequence of spinal cord injury. It is a cause of very serious disability and requires much more research. It should be a focus of treatment strategies. This book will be of interest to anyone involved in research and treatment of spinal cord injury since it helps to explain the tremendously negative impact on the body caused by cord injury that is not as obvious as paralysis and loss of sensation. It contains a compilation of what is known about bladder, cardiovascular, bowel and sexual dysfunction after spinal cord injury, as it relates to the changes within the autonomic nervous system control of these functions.

The book begins with a description of the time course of autonomic dysfunctions and their ramifications from the first hours after a spinal...


Spinal Cord Medicine
Vernon W. Lin
1888799617
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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From the New England Journal of Medicine, July 10, 2003
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. In the preface, the editor refers to Spinal Cord Medicine as a practical guide. It is indeed a practical guide, but it also provides the intellectual and scientific basis for management strategies. The book has sections that deal with acute care, medical management, neurologic aspects of spinal cord care, rehabilitation, advances in research, and the organization of the care of patients with spinal cord injuries. All 74 chapters are extensively referenced and cover every facet of spinal cord injury. As...


Neurology and Trauma
Saunders, Randolph W. Evans (Editor)
0721643523
January 15, 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
This comprehensive book discusses the most common neurologic disorders resulting from trauma to the head, neck, back, and peripheral nervous system as well as environmental trauma and post-traumatic pain syndromes. An easily accessible sourcebook for a busy practice, this text features contributions from leading authorities in the field.

Book Info
Park Plaza Hospital, Houston, TX. Reference for neurologists on neurologic disorders associated with head, spine, or environmental trauma. Also covers nerve injuries, post-traumatic pain syndromes and sequelae, and medicolegal aspects. 55 contributors, 48 U.S. DNLM: Nervous System injuries.


Cardio-Aortic and Aortic Surgery
S. Kawada
4431702911
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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Book Info
Keio Univ., Tokyo, Japan. Contains the proceedings of the 7th symposium for the Keio University International Symposia for Life Sciences and Medicine, held in December 1999. DNLM: Aortic Diseases--surgery--Congresses.


Fractures of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine
VACCARO
0824707133
September 26, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This reference focuses on individualized spinal injury assessments, immobilization techniques, nonoperative and operative indications, operative fixation strategies, and prognoses. Containing over 1900 references, Fractures of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine is an invaluable resource for orthopedic, spinal, and trauma surgeons; neurosurgeons; emergency medicine physicians; and neurologists; and residents, nurses, and medical school students in these disciplines.

Book Info
Thomas Jefferson Univ. Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Comprehensive reference presents an overview of various operative treatment procedures in spinal injuries. Emphasizes pathomechanics of spinal cord injuries, contemporary management practices, potential complications associated with treatment,...


Genesis: A Portrait of a Spinal Cord Injury
Stephen Thompson
0865343187
March 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
While in an ICU, in rehab and in recovery at his parents' home after an accident left him partially paralyzed with a spinal cord injury, Stephen Thompson often asked himself, "Why did this have to happen to me?" But at the same time, he concluded, "Why not me?" Having survived "fears, anxieties, lack of choices, and humility of dependence," Thompson recounts his experiences with both excellent and incompetent health care professionals, regaining various capabilities (like eating and walking), flirting with nurses, befriending other patients, interacting with his family and old friends and, most of all, his alternating despair, depression, triumph and acceptance. Chatty, honest and inspiring, Genesis: A Portrait of a Spinal Cord Injury will be welcomed by survivors of serious injury and their loved ones. Photos....

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