Mechanical ventilation, health, and quality of life following spinal cord injury.

@article{Charlifue2011MechanicalVH,
  title={Mechanical ventilation, health, and quality of life following spinal cord injury.},
  author={Susan W Charlifue and David J. Apple and Stephen P. Burns and David DY Chen and Jeffrey P. Cuthbert and William H. Donovan and Daniel P. Lammertse and Michelle A Meade and Christopher R. Pretz},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={457-63}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine differences in perceived quality of life (QOL) at 1 year postinjury between people with tetraplegia who required mechanical ventilation assistance at discharge from rehabilitation and those who did not. DESIGN Prospective cross-sectional examination of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) drawn from the SCI Model Systems National Database. SETTING Community. PARTICIPANTS People with tetraplegia (N=1635) who sustained traumatic SCI between January 1, 1994, and… CONTINUE READING

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