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Discussions of metabolism of bone, calcium, and magnesium compose almost a quarter of the text; the remainder is a broader discussion of tissues and organs. Effects of immobilization on circulation and respiration, skeletal muscles, joints, skin, and psychology are dealt with in separate chapters. The short text goes far beyond a summary of the current literature. Good emphasis and choice of references as well as welcome vignettes of information and opinion. Not intensive coverage, but this practical book should be useful to physicians, rehabilitation therapists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and others who work with immobilized persons.
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The Immobilized Patient. Functional Pathology and Management.. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:516. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-3-516_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(3):516.
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