Rachimedural Trauma: Epidemiology and Complications
BACKGROUND: Traumatic spinal cord is a public health problem due to the high morbidity and mortality worldwide. The objective of this research was to characterize the profile demographic and clinical partner of people with TRM; analyze correlations between clinical features of traumatic injury level and its complications. METHODS: Observational study, the cut cross-sectional with a quantitative approach, performed with 80 people with TRM. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential techniques statistics. RESULTS: The results show correlation of spinal cord injury in lumbar level with accidents with firearms, of chest injury to car accidents and cervical injuries the diving in shallow water. Regarding complications, quadriplegia had greater influence as a risk factor for UP, spasticity, orthostatic hypotension, urinary complications, autonomic dysreflexia and intestinal disorders in relation to paraplegia, but showed a protective factor to pain syndromes. CONCLUSION: The absence of notification is a limiting factor for research and construction of new public policies aimed at preventing determinants external causes of TRM, as well as development of actions aimed at specialized care to minimize complications and improve quality of life in this population.
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