Care for adults with spina bifida: Current state and future directions

Shubhra Mukherjee*, Jacqueline Pasulka

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The care for adults with spina bifida is an important area to study. As increasing numbers of patients with spina bifida survive into adulthood, they expect to thrive and receive the best possible care into adulthood to maintain their health. Understanding the health needs in this emerging and changing population will help clinicians provide the best anticipatory care for adults with spina bifida and continue to improve outcomes. This will also impact pediatric care by improving the ability to determine preventive methods from early on and understand the impacts of pediatric care and decisions over the lifespan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-167
Number of pages13
JournalTopics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Spina bifida
  • Transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology

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