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Topics in Paraplegia

Edited by Yannis Dionyssiotis

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Spinal cord injury related paraplegia changes a person's life in a sudden way. The most important issue for physicians, therapists and caregivers is to manage the complications that arise, and help paraplegic subjects return to a productive integrated life within society. The book Topics in Paraplegia provides modern knowledge in this direction. Addressing hot topics related to paraplegia, ranging from surgical management to research therapies with mesenchymal stem cells, this book could be a valued reference for physiatrists, neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, neurologists and physical therapists. The book is organized into four sections. The first covers the epidemiology and psychological conditions associated with paraplegia, the second discusses surgical management and common rehabilitation interventions; the third medical complications and special musculoskeletal issues, while the last outlines current research in animals and humans.

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Topics in ParaplegiaEdited by Yannis Dionyssiotis

Published: July 2nd 2014

DOI: 10.5772/56986

ISBN: 978-953-51-1621-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7215-4

Copyright year: 2014

Books open for chapter submissions

26165 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

24 Web of Science Citations

21 Dimensions Citations


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1. Paraplegia Caused by Infectious Agents; Etiology, Diagnosis and Management

By Farhad Abbasi and Soolmaz Korooni Fardkhani


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2. Paraplegia as a Complication of Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Interventions

By Anisha H. Perera and Richard G.J. Gibbs


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3. Spinal Cord Injuries Following Suicide Attempts

By Stamatios A. Papadakis, Spyridon Galanakos, Kleio Apostolaki, Konstantinos Kateros, Olga Antoniadou, George Macheras and George Sapkas


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4. Role of Decompressive Surgery in Disorders Associated with Spinal Cord Lesions

By Ayoub Dakson and Sean D. Christie


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5. Functional Electrical Stimulation in Paraplegia

By Aris Papachristos


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6. Malnutrition in Paraplegia

By Yannis Dionyssiotis


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7. Body Composition in Paraplegia

By Yannis Dionyssiotis


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8. Paraplegia Related Osteoporosis

By Yannis Dionyssiotis


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9. Estimating Renal Function in Paraplegia

By Jennifer Pai Lee


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10. Animal Models in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

By Mahdi Sharif-Alhoseini and Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar


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11. Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Spinal Cord Injury

By N.K. Venkataramanaa and Rakhi Pal


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12. 35 Years in Research on Spinal Cord Lesions and Repair

By Giorgio Brunelli


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