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Complications in patients with spinal cord injuries sustained in an earthquake in Northern Pakistan.

Authors
  • Tauqir, Syeda Fizza
  • Mirza, Shirin
  • Gul, Shahzad
  • Ghaffar, Hirra
  • Zafar, Asif
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journal of spinal cord medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
30
Issue
4
Pages
373–377
Identifiers
PMID: 17853661
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Awareness of potential complications in patients with paraplegia is essential to care planning in the disaster setting. The priorities include skin, bowel, and bladder care and provision of prophylactic heparin. SCI post-disaster care requires comprehensive long-term planning.

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