Are chronic spinal cord injured patients (SCIP) prone to premature aging?

A. Ohry*, Y. Shemesh, R. Rozin

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Abstract

Our hypothesis, based upon clinical observation and on the literature, is that chronic spinal cord injured patients are prone to premature aging. Physical and mental disabilities and prolonged immobilization change the entire homeostatic mechanisms into a new state. Thus, we feel that this lead to accelerated aging among these chronic handicapped persons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-469
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Hypotheses
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1983
Externally publishedYes

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