PULMONARY PROBLEMS: TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

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.