TITLE

For a Better Future

AUTHOR(S)
Santos, Ann
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
PN;Nov2006, Vol. 60 Issue 11, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the autonomic dysreflexia, a condition where the blood pressure in a person with a spinal cord injury above T5-6 becomes excessively high due to the over activity of the Autonomic Nervous System. Studies showed that the amount of spine bone increased, as did that in the hip. But bone in lower extremities, knees and proximal tibia was way down. Rodney H. Adkins accounted that although life expectancy apparently increases, reserve capacity declines.
ACCESSION #
22850250

 

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