The complications of SCI include bed sores, urinary tract infection, cardiopulmonary dysfunction, deep vein thrombosis, sexual dysfunction, and autonomic dysreflexia
(Ploumis et al.
in patients treated for overactive bladder due to neurologic disease Autonomic dysreflexia
associated with intradetrusor injections of BOTOX could occur in patients treated for detrusor overactivity associated with a neurologic condition and may require prompt medical therapy.
Defines complications associated with neurogenic bladder 0 pt: Does not mention any dangers 1 pt: Mentions one of: UTI, autonomic dysreflexia
, vesico-ureteral reflux/hydronephrosis 2 pts: Mentions more than one of above Q23.
This includes, but is not limited to, anatomy and physiology, bladder, bowel and skin management, autonomic dysreflexia
and sexuality rehabilitation.
Participants were also asked to report any pain or symptoms related to autonomic dysreflexia
Depending on the level of injury, the patient is at risk for autonomic dysreflexia
, sexual dysfunction, neuropathic pain, gait impairment, and neurogenic bowel, bladder, and skin.
He also said, "A spinal cord injury at the upper part of the spinal cord can also lead to autonomic dysreflexia
, which is a potentially life-threatening condition.
5) These drugs had a success rate of about 58% but also had severe side-effects, including autonomic dysreflexia
(AD), cerebral haemorrhage and death.
Officially, the cause of death was "intraparenchymal cerebral hemorrhage, due to recurrent secondary hypertension, due to autonomic dysreflexia
, due to cervical spinal cord injury, all due to gunshot wound to neck," according to the medical examiner.
Boosting uses self-inflicted injuries to trigger autonomic dysreflexia
, a condition that's considered a medical emergency when it happens by accident.
Patients with neurogenic bladder commonly have chronic bacteriuria and recurrent UTIs, and thus generally require a combination of bacteriuria and leukocyturia - as well as clinical symptoms or an increase in autonomic dysreflexia
- for the initiation of empirical UTI therapy.
If the nurse does not appropriately address the pain, the patient deteriorates into autonomic dysreflexia
, which can be a life-threatening complication.