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Spinal Cord Dysfunction: Volume II: Intervention and Treatment
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Spinal Cord Dysfunction: Volume II: Intervention and Treatment

L. S. Illis

Abstract

This is the second in a series of books dealing with the enormous clinical problem of spinal-cord dysfunction. Volume I discussed assessment; this book focuses on intervention. There are three main approaches to the restoration of function after damage to the spinal cord: the prevention of secondary pathological events; the identification of impaired or absent functions in nerve cells and processes that survive the initial insult; and restoration of severed neuronal connections. This book addresses the first two of these approaches. It contains a discussion of the arguments about early decompr ... More

Keywords: spinal-cord dysfunction, clinical problem, intervention, restoration of function, secondary pathological events, absent functions, nerve cells, severed neuronal connections, acute spinal injury, cardiovascular abnormalities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780192617873
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192617873.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

L. S. Illis, editor
Southampton University Medical School

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