Rachimedural Trauma: Epidemiology and Complications

  • Karen Krystine Gonçalves de Brito Federal University of Paraíba
  • Elizabeth Souza Silva de Aguiar Federal University of Paraíba
  • Mirian Alves da Silva Federal University of Paraíba
  • Alana Tamar Oliveira de Sousa Federal University of Paraíba
  • Suellen Duarte de Oliveira Matos Federal University of Paraíba
  • Smalyanna Sgren da Costa Andrade Federal University of Paraíba
  • Celio Maroja Di Pace Neto Nucleo studies and dental improvement
  • Arthur Vitorino Di Pace Federal University of Paraíba
  • Irany Vitorino Rodrigues Correia de Toledo Federal University of Paraíba
  • Emanuelle Malzac Freire de Santana Federal University of Paraíba
  • Simone Helena dos Santos Oliveira Federal University of Paraíba
  • Marta Miriam Lopes Costa Federal University of Paraíba
  • Maria Júlia Guimarães Oliveira Soares Federal University of Paraíba


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.

Jul 26, 2016
How to Cite
DINIZ, Iraktania Vitorino et al. Rachimedural Trauma: Epidemiology and Complications. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, july 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <https://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1700>. Date accessed: 28 sep. 2021. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2022.


Spinal Cord Injuries; /Complications; Epidemiology; External Causes

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