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Seismic, structural, and individual factors associated with earthquake related injury
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    The challenge of spinal cord injury in Post-earthquake Nepal
    • Kumar Paudel, Medical Doctor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Samaj Adhikari

    On 25 April 2015 Nepal witnessed a huge earthquake of 7.8 magnitude claiming over 8000 lives and injuring more than 23,000[1].Those injured incurred either crush injuries, fractures or head and spinal cord trauma. WHO estimates,over 400 people have sustained spinal cord injuries owing to earthquake.[2]. They have become either paralyzed or developed weakness of limbs (paraparesis) extending from neck downward (quadriparesi...

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