Title Spinal Cord Medicine, 3/e
Author Steven Kirshblum, Vernon W. Lin
ISBN 9780826137746
List price USD 265.00
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 1068
Book size 216 x 279 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Demos Medical Publishing
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Sales territory Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
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In this comprehensive, clinically directed, reference for the diagnosis and treatment of persons with spinal cord injury and related disorders, editors of the two leading texts on spinal cord injury (SCI) medicine have joined together to develop a singular premier resource for professionals in the field. Spinal Cord Medicine, Third Edition draws on the expertise of seasoned editors and experienced chapter authors to produce one collaborative volume with the most up-to-date medical, clinical, and rehabilitative knowledge in spinal cord injury management across the spectrum of care.

This jointly configured third edition builds on the foundation of both prior texts to reflect the breadth and depth of the specialty. Containing 60 state-of-the-art chapters, the book is divided into sections covering introduction and assessment, acute injury management and surgical considerations, medical management, neurological and musculoskeletal care, rehabilitation, recent research advances, system-based practice, and special topics. New and expanded content focuses on the significant changes in the epidemiology of traumatic injury, the classification of SCI, and the latest medical treatments of multiple medical complications. In addition, chapters discuss new surgical considerations in acute and chronic SCI and the many advances in technology that impact rehabilitation and patients’ overall quality of life.

With chapters authored by respected leaders in spinal cord medicine, including those experienced in spinal cord injury medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, neurosurgery, therapists, and researchers, this third edition goes beyond either of the prior volumes to combine the best of both and create a new unified reference that defines the current standard of care for the field.

Key Features:

  • Covers all aspects of spinal cord injury and disease with updates on epidemiology of spinal cord injury, the classification of spinal cord injury, newer methods of surgical intervention post-injury, updates to medications, advances in rehabilitation, and changes in technology
  • Brings together two leading references to create a singular evidence-based resource that defines the current standard of care for spinal cord medicine
  • Presents the most current medical, clinical, and rehabilitation intelligence
  • Chapters written by experts across the spectrum of specialists involved in the care of persons with spinal cord injury
  • Includes access to the downloadable ebook




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Part I. Introduction

Chapter 1. History of Spinal Cord Medicine (John F. Ditunno, Jr., William H. Donovan, and Christina V. Oleson)

Chapter 2. Development, Anatomy, and Function of the Spinal Cord (Harry G. Goshgarian)

Chapter 3. Pathology of the Spinal Cord (Ronald C. Kim and Mari Perez-Rosendahl)

Chapter 4. Epidemiology of Spinal Cord Injury (Yuying Chen and Michael J. DeVivo)

Chapter 5. Neurological Assessment and Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (Steven Kirshblum and Ryan Solinsky)

Chapter 6. Imaging of the Spinal Cord (Roland R. Lee and Blaine L. Hart)

Chapter 7. Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Spinal Cord Disorders (Mark A. Lissens, Ryan Solinsky, and Steven Kirshblum)

Chapter 8. Functional Assessment in Spinal Cord Injury (Marcel P. J. M. Dijkers and Jeanne M. Zanca)

Chapter 9. Predicting Outcomes Following Spinal Cord Injury (Christina V. Oleson and Adam E. Flanders)

Part II. Acute Spinal Cord Injury Management and Surgical Considerations

Chapter 10. Prehospital Management of Spinal Cord Injury (William D. Whetstone)

Chapter 11. Management of Trauma Patients With Complex Injuries (Adam D. Fox)

Chapter 12. Neuro-Critical Care Management of Acute Spinal Cord Injury (Beverly Hon, Jing Wang, Peter Yonclas, and Steven Kirshblum)

Chapter 13. Factors Affecting Surgical Decision Making in the Management of Spinal Cord Injury (So Kato,
Satoshi Nori, and Michael G. Fehlings)

Chapter 14. Surgical Management for Cervical Spinal Injuries (Christine Hammer, Ravichandra A. Madineni, and James S. Harrop)

Chapter 15. Surgical Management for Thoracolumbar Spinal Injuries (Tristan B. Fried, Hamadi A. Murphy,
Joseph S. Butler, Daniel Tarazona, Gregory D. Schroeder, and Alexander R. Vaccaro)

Part III. Medical Management

Chapter 16. Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Spinal Cord Disorders (Sunil Sabharwal)

Chapter 17. Autonomic Dysfunction and Management (Andrei Krassioukov)

Chapter 18. Respiratory and Sleep Disorders in Spinal Cord Dysfunction (Anthony F. DiMarco)

Chapter 19. Infections in Persons With Spinal Cord Injury (Rabih O. Darouiche)

Chapter 20. Endocrinology and Metabolism of Persons With Spinal Cord Injury (William A. Bauman and
Mark S. Nash)

Chapter 21. Nutrition in Spinal Cord Injury (Heather Asthagiri, James Wilson, and Frederick S. Frost)

Chapter 22. Urologic Management and Renal Disease in Spinal Cord Injury (Todd A. Linsenmeyer)

Chapter 23. Gastrointestinal Disorders in Spinal Cord Injury (Lauren F. Vernese, David Chen, and Alan Anschel)

Chapter 24. Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility in Individuals With Spinal Cord Disorders (Stacy Elliott)

Part IV. Neurological and Musculoskeletal Care

Chapter 25. Pain Management in Persons With Spinal Cord Injury (Thomas N. Bryce)

Chapter 26. Overuse Injuries and Fractures in Spinal Cord Injury (Nathan S. Hogaboom, Leslie R. Morse, and
Michael L. Boninger)

Chapter 27. Spasticity Management (Heather W. Walker, Alice Hon, and Marika J. Hess)

Chapter 28. Surgical Restoration of the Hand in Tetraplegia: Tendon and Nerve Transfers (Allan E. Peljovich,
Tobias N. von Bergen, Anne M. Bryden, Amy Bohn, and Michael W. Keith)

Chapter 29. Medical Management of Pressure Injuries in Patients With Spinal Cord Disorders (M. Kristi Henzel and Kath Bogie)

Chapter 30. The Surgical Management of Pressure Injuries (Tamara Kemp, Christine Wang, David Mathes, and
Kari A. Keys)

Chapter 31. Spine Complications in Patients With Chronic Spinal Cord Injury (Nehaw Sarmey, Bryan S. Lee, and Edward C. Benzel)

Chapter 32. Dual Diagnosis: Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury (Lisa A. Lombard, Christina Kwasnica, and Monifa Brooks)

Chapter 33. Posttraumatic Syringomyelia and Spinal Cord Tethering (William M. Scelza, Scott P. Falci, and
Charlotte Starnes Indeck)

Chapter 34. Acute and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathies (Jay M. Meythaler)

Chapter 35. Nontraumatic Myelopathies (Peter H. Gorman, Henry S. York, Florian P. Thomas, and Stephen S. Kamin)

Chapter 36. Tumors of the Spinal Cord and Spinal Canal (Lee S. Hwang and Edward C. Benzel)

Chapter 37. Spondylotic and Myelopathic Myelopathies (Robert F. Heary, Nitin Agarwal, Zoher Ghogawala, and
Nduka Amankulor)

Chapter 38. Multiple Sclerosis (Jodie K. Haselkorn, Lynda Hillman, Kathryn Tortorice, and Alicia Sloan)

Chapter 39. Motor Neuron Disease (Nanette C. Joyce and Gregory T. Carter)

Part V. Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

Chapter 40. Spinal Cord Rehabilitation (Jayne Donovan, Steven Kirshblum, Michelle Didesch, and Maggie McNiece)

Chapter 41. Activities of Daily Living and Upper Limb Orthotics (Andrew L. Sherman, Kevin L. Dalal, and Jessica Taylor)

Chapter 42. Advanced Mobility and Strategies to Promote Walking Function After Spinal Cord Injury
(Edelle C. Field-Fote, Lauren Nieves, and Clare Hartigan)

Chapter 43. Spinal Orthoses (Amanda L. Harrington and Christine Cleveland)

Chapter 44. Wheelchairs and Seating for People With Spinal Cord Injury (Rory A. Cooper, Rosemarie Cooper,
Michael L. Boninger, Emily Teodorski, Tricia Thorman, Tamra Pelleschi, Andrea Sundaram, Brandon Daveler,
Deepan C. Kamaraj, and Richard Schein)

Chapter 45. Vocational Rehabilitation for Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury (John O’Neill and Lisa Ottomanelli)

Chapter 46. Sports and Recreation (Jeffrey Rosenbluth, Venessa Lee, Carolyn Campbell, Jennifer Piatt, Sue Sandwick, and Tanja Kari)

Chapter 47. Driver Training After Spinal Cord Injury (Melissa Patopea and Juan L. Asanza)

Chapter 48. Functional Electric Stimulation for Patients With Spinal Cord Injury (Steven W. Brose, Kevin L. Kilgore, Ronald Triolo, Anthony F. DiMarco, Dennis J. Bourbeau, and Greg Nemunaitis)

Chapter 49. Therapeutic Exercise After Spinal Cord Injury (Mark S. Nash and James L. J. Bilzon)

Chapter 50. Home Modifications and Architectural Changes for Spinal Cord Injury Patients (John J. Lee)

Chapter 51. Psychosocial Factors in Spinal Cord Injury (Julia M. P. Poritz and Ann Marie Warren)

Part VI. Recent Advances in Spinal Cord Research

Chapter 52. Recent Advances in Spinal Cord Research: Preclinical Spinal Cord Injury, Plasticity, and Repair
(Hyun Joon Lee and Keith E. Tansey)

Chapter 53. Clinical Trials for Patients With Acute Spinal Cord Injury (S. Shelby Burks, John Paul G. Kolcun, and
Michael Y. Wang)

Chapter 54. Basic Concepts Underlying Activity-Dependent Mechanisms in the Rehabilitation of Sensory-Motor Function After Spinal Cord Injury (V. Reggie Edgerton, Yury Gerasimenko, Parag Gad, and Dimitry Sayenko)

Chapter 55. Functional Magnetic Stimulation (Vernon W. Lin, Xiaoming Zhang, and Dobrivoje S. Stokic)

Part VII. System-Based Practice in Spinal Cord Medicine and Special Topics

Chapter 56. Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders in Children and Adolescents (Lawrence Cabell Vogel, Randal R. Betz, Mary Jane Mulcahey, and Kathy Zebracki)

Chapter 57. Women’s Health Challenges After Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders (Amie (Jackson) McLain and Marcalee Sipski Alexander)

Chapter 58. Spinal Cord Injury and Aging (Susan B. Charlifue)

Chapter 59. Primary Care for Persons With Spinal Cord Disorders (Michael Stillman, Daniel Graves, and Steve Williams)

Chapter 60. International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury Care (Fin Biering- Sørensen and Steven Kirshblum)


About the Editors:

Steven Kirshblum, MD, Senior Medical Officer and Director of Spinal Cord Injury Services, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, New Jersey; Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey; Chief Medical Officer, Kessler Foundation; Chief Academic Officer, Select Medical Rehabilitation Division.

Vernon W. Lin, MD, PhD, Professor and Chief, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center; Medical Director, Methodist Rehabilitation Center; Staff Physician, G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi.

Target Audience:

Useful for physicians involved in the treatment and diagnosis of spinal cord injury.


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