Effect of spinal cord injury on the respiratory system.

Abstract

There are >200,000 persons living with a spinal cord injury in the United States, with approximately 10,000 new cases of traumatic injury per year. Advances in the care of these patients have significantly reduced acute and long-term mortality rates, although life expectancy remains decreased. This article will review the alterations in respiratory mechanics resulting from a spinal cord injury and will examine the contribution of respiratory complications to morbidity and mortality associated with various types of spinal cord injury.

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@article{Winslow2003EffectOS, title={Effect of spinal cord injury on the respiratory system.}, author={Christopher Winslow and Julia Rozovsky}, journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation}, year={2003}, volume={82 10}, pages={803-14} }