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Spinal Cord Medicine: Principles & Practice Second Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1933864198

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Spinal Cord Medicine: Principles & Practice 2nd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1933864198
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1200 pages
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing; 2 edition (March 19, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1933864192
ISBN-13: 978-1933864198

The thoroughly revised Second Edition of this authoritative reference continues to define the standard of care for the field of spinal cord medicine. Encompassing all of the diseases and disorders that may a!ect the proper functioning of the spinal cord or spinal nerves, this comprehensive volume provides a state of the art review of the principles of care and best practices for restoring function and quality of life to patients with spinal cord injuries.

Expert contributors from multiple disciplines cover topics ranging from acute medical and surgical management of specific problems to cutting-edge research, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction, neurologic and musculoskeletal issues, advanced rehabilitation techniques and technologies, functional outcomes, and psychosocial care. While comprehensive in scope, Spinal Cord Medicine offers practical guidance for physicians and other health care professionals involved in the management of individuals with SCI, multiple sclerosis, and other spinal cord disorders. The Second Edition has been completely updated to fully reflect current science and practice. Each section has been re-ordered to better present information and the Second Edition brings in many new authors and topics, more diagrams, illustrations, and tables to solidify concepts, and contains 18 entirely new chapters.

Spinal Cord Medicine: Principles and Practice, Second Edition, reflects the breadth and depth of this multi-faceted specialty. Involving over 150 authors from more than 20 fields of medicine, it is a trusted reference for anyone who works with spinal cord patients and strives to deliver superior clinical care and improve outcomes.

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This 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.

Editorr: Vernon W. Lin, MD, PhD Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Associate Editors: Christopher M. Bono, MD, Diana D. Cardenas, MD, MHA, Frederick S. Frost, MD, Margaret C. Hammond, MD, Laurie B. Lindblom, MD, Inder Perkash, MD, FACS, FRCS, Steven A. Stiens, MD, DO, Robert M. Woolsey, MD

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