• cord injury
  • Both are forms of spinal cord injury or other problem of the cord. (healthtap.com)
  • Its clinical application within acute traumatic spinal cord injury would therefore seem very plausible, it having the potential to combat the pathophysiological secondary injury processes that can develop in the proceeding hours to days following the initial injury. (bmj.com)
  • Despite a recent resurgence of interest, which in turn has produced encouraging results, there is a real possibility that this potentially transformational intervention for treating traumatic spinal cord injury could remain an experimental therapy and never reach clinical implementation. (bmj.com)
  • peripheral
  • Paraplegia is the loss of power in the lower extremities usually due to spinal cord (spastic variety) or peripheral nerve and muscle disease (flaccid type) amputee is a person who has had part or the whole of a limb removed this could be due to a variety of causes from vascular disease trauma or cancer . (healthtap.com)
  • It may result from peripheral nerve damage or spinal cord damage at the S2 to S4 level. (patient.info)
  • patients
  • Most patients with quadriplegia were either born with brain injury or acquired it due to injury or infection. (healthtap.com)
  • Patients with high thoracic or cervical spinal cord lesions are at risk of autonomic dysreflexia (a life-threatening syndrome of malignant hypertension, bradycardia or tachycardia, headache, piloerection, and sweating due to unregulated sympathetic hyperactivity). (patient.info)
  • brain
  • Conditions that affect the brain and spinal cord can cause quadriplegia and this can happen from trauma, infections, autoummune conditions like multiple sclerosis and many others. (healthtap.com)
  • Quadreplegic cerebral palsy is the most common type, it is a static brain injury due to a sigifican injury to the brain like hypoxia and trauma, the most common cause in early life is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy which occurred pernatally, around the time of delivery, exam showed increased muscle tone and brisk reflexes also with microcephaly and developmental delay. (healthtap.com)
  • Mixed patterns (flaccid and spastic bladder) may be caused by many disorders, including syphilis, diabetes mellitus and brain or spinal cord tumours. (patient.info)
  • Central
  • Its multifactorial mechanisms of action, including lowering metabolic rate and reducing acute inflammatory cellular processes, ultimately provide protection for central nervous tissue from continuing injury following ischaemic or traumatic insult. (bmj.com)