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Autonomic Dysreflexia

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over activity of the autonomic nervous system causing an abrupt onset of excessively high bloodd pressure
Autonomic Dysreflexia
only after recovery from spinal shock
When does Autonomic Dysreflexia occur after spinal cord injury?
Thoracic above T6
Autonomic Dysreflexia is associated with spinal cord lesions at which level?
tetraplegics or paraplegics with injury at or above the T6 level
Who is at risk for Autonomic Dysreflexia?
pallor, chills or goose bumps
What are the symptoms of Autonomic Dysreplexia below the level of injury?
throbbing headache, flushing, sweating, bradycardia, blurred vision, nausea, nasal congestion
What are the symptoms of Autonomic Dysreflexia above the level of injury?
abscessed tooth
Select the medical condition that does not precipitate Autonomic Dysreflexia: fecal impaction, ingrown toenail, abscessed tooth, blocked urinary catheter
bladder distention, open pressure sore, fecal impaction, kink in foley, ingrown toenail
What are the noxious stimilus that causes Autonomic Dysreflexia?
usually about 6 months after injury
How long after SCI does it takes for autonomic Dysreflexia to occur?
a full bladder or rectum
What are the most common causes of Autonomic Dysreflexia?
place the patient upright
What is the first intervention for an episode of Autonomic Dysreflexia?
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