PULMONARY PROBLEMS: TREATMENT AND
TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF PULMONARY PROBLEMS IN SCI
The treatment and prevention of pulmonary problems and
respiratory complications, such as pneumonia, atelectasis, etc.(leading causes
of morbidity and mortality in SCI) are aimed at improving vital capacity,
maintaining mobility, preventing chest deformity, and improving cough. There
are many non-ventilator measures and many types of ventilator support.
The Pulmonary Problems site of the PoinTIS
Spinal Cord Medicine site of the SCI Manual for Providers is based on information
in Spinal Cord Injury: Medical Management and Rehabilitation, G.M. Yarkony,
ed., Gaithersburg, MD, Aspen Publishers, 1994, except for information where
other papers are cited.