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Journal:   JOURNAL OF MILITARY MEDICINE   Spring 2003 , Volume 5 , Number 1; Page(s) 7 To 11.
 
Paper: 

THE EVALUATION OF PHYSICAL COMPLICATIONS RESULTED FROM SPINAL CORD INJURIES AMONG WAR CASUALTIES IN LORESTAN PROVINCE IN 1988

 
 
Author(s):  TOULABI T., SAKI MOZHGAN, GHANBARI A.
 
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Abstract: 

Spinal cord injuries are one of the chronic disorders which has the long lasting destructive results on individuals. The present study is to estimate the physical effects caused by spinal cord injuries among the war casualties with spinal cord injuries in lorestan province in 1377. The data for the study were collected through cheek list, clinical examination, paraclinic and lab tests. The results showed that among all participants 65% urine disorders, 57.5% sexual problems, 27.5% bed sore, 82.5% myalgia, 75% muscle spasm, 45% backbone deformity, 85% joint movement limitation, 87.5% muscle atrophy, 80% digestion problems, 37.5% constipation, 72.5% abdominal distension, 5% anorexia, 27.5% heart burn . In this study other variables, such as age, sex, job, hemoglobin, hematocrit, blood sugar, triglyceride, cholesterol, creatinine, urine infection were considered. The results of this kind of studies make it possible for us, based on the participant need, to give better services to them and to make better educational, prevention, and clinical programs for improving their life situation.

 
Keyword(s): PHYSICAL COMPLICATIONS (PROBLEMS), SPINAL CORD INJURIES, WAR CASUALTIES
 
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