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In a young woman with rheumatoid arthritis misoprostol induced urinary incontinence. The urodynamic study described here revealed a deficiency in urethral resistance which may explain the phenomenon. This side-effect may be more common than expected, and misoprostol should be administered with caution to patients suffering from urinary stress incontinence.
The Spinal Unit of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Udine admits patients with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) after discharge from Neurosurgery or Reanimation Divisions. Demographic data, etiology, duration of hospitalization, bladder managements, and mobility at admission and discharge were revisited from January 2000 to March 2008. We treated 49(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of training with ergometers on subjects with spinal cord injury (SCI) in the postacute phase. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING A spinal unit at a physical medicine and rehabilitation institute. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-one subjects with SCI in the postacute phase as a consecutive sample were chosen on a strict first-come,(More)
Being able to promptly and accurately choose a proper course of action in the field is a crucial aspect of emergency response. For this reason, emergency medical services (EMS) rely on well established procedures that apply to the most frequent cases first responders encounter in their practice, but do not include special cases concerning (sensory, motor or(More)
Persons with disability from spinal cord injury (SCI) are subject to high risk of pathological events and need a regular followup even after discharge from the rehabilitation hospital. To help in followup, we developed a web portal for providing online specialist as well as GP support to SCI persons. After a feasibility study with 13 subjects, the portal(More)
INTRODUCTION Shoulder pain in spinal cord injury (SCI) is common due to the repetition of the wheelchair propulsion and the increased intra-articular pressure during transfers. Known risk factors for the onset of shoulder pain are age and level of SCI. Aims of this study were to assess how body mass index affects the onset of shoulder pain and to evaluate(More)