Midodrine hydrochloride and the treatment of orthostatic hypotension in tetraplegia: Two cases and a review of the literature

D. B. Barber, S. J. Rogers, M. D. Fredrickson, A. C. Able

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Abstract

Study Design: A report od two cases of orthostatic hypotension in acute tetraplegia that were resistant to classic treatment interventions. Objective: To discuss the use of midodrine hydrochloride for the treatment of orthostatic hypotension in early tetraplegia. Setting: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, USA. Methods: Presentation of two cases. Results: Midodrine hydrochloride successfully treated two cases of orthostatic hypotension that had been refractory to classic treatment interventions. Conclusion: Midodrine hydrochloride should be included in the armamentarium of the physician treating orthostatic hypotension in spinal cord injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-111
Number of pages3
JournalSpinal Cord
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Midodrine hydrochloride
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Spinal cord injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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