Improvement of grasping after motor imagery in C6-C7 tetraplegia: A kinematic and MEG pilot study.

CONCLUSION: These findings provide further support for the use of MI to reinforce a compensatory grasping movement (tenodesis) and induce brain plasticity. PMID: 26409412 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neurology Tags: Restor Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research

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In this study, researchers studied 438,952 participants in the UK Biobank, who had a total of 24,980 major coronary events - defined as the first occurrence of non-fatal heart attack, ischaemic stroke, or death due to coronary heart disease. They used an approach called Mendelian randomisation, which uses naturally occurring genetic differences to randomly divide the participants into groups, mimicking the effects of running a clinical trial. People with genes associated with lower blood pressure, lower LDL cholesterol, and a combination of both were put into different groups, and compared against those without thes...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 13 September 2019Source: The Veterinary JournalAuthor(s): K.H. Barnes, K.S. Aulakh, C. LiuAbstractManagement of urinary retention after spinal cord injury in dogs is often needed and can include use of medications to relax the urethral sphincter. This was a retrospective study evaluating two such medications, prazosin and diazepam, and whether dogs treated with these medications had different lengths of hospitalization, urinary continence levels, or development of bacteriuria compared to dogs not receiving these medications after thoracolumbar hemilaminectomy for intervertebral disc herni...
Source: The Veterinary Journal - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Authors: Shackleton C, Evans R, Shamley D, West S, Albertus Y Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of over-ground robotic locomotor training in individuals with spinal cord injuries with regard to walking performance, cardiovascular demands, secondary health complications and user-satisfaction. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Cochrane, Web of Science, Scopus, EBSCOhost and Engineering Village. STUDY SELECTION: Trials in which robotic locomotor training was used for a minimum of 3 participants with spinal cord injury. DATA EXTRACTION: Independent extraction of data by 2 reviewers using a pre-establis...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31520456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Anatomical Record - Category: Anatomy Authors: Tags: Anat Rec (Hoboken) Source Type: research
Spinal cord injury is a devastating chronic condition resulting in temporary or permanent motor,sensory or autonomic dysfunction of the cord. The manifestation of spinal cord injury based onthe severity and involved areas could be different. Numerous studies have demonstrated thatbradycardia, hypotension, and orthostatic hypotension are present insignificant number ofpatients after spinal cord injury which peaks at 4th day of injury. Although vasopressors arecommon drugs that have been used to restore blood pressure and heart rate in patients withneurogenic shock, there is limited data regarding pharmacologic management of...
Source: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Condition:   Traumatic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (CSCI) Intervention:   Other: No interventation Sponsor:   Southeast University, China Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSION: Increased expression of the above molecules was attenuated by both EA and TLR2 antagonism. Our results show that EA attenuates inflammatory pain via TLR2 signalling. PMID: 31517506 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
Traumatic spinal cord injury can have a dramatic effect on a patient's life. The degree of neurological recovery greatly influences a patient's treatment and expected quality of life. This has resulted in the development of machine learning algorithms (MLA) that use acute demographic and neurological information to prognosticate recovery. The van Middendorp et al. (2011) (vM) logistic regression (LR) model has been established as a reference model for the prediction of walking recovery following spinal cord injury as it has been validated within many different countries.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research
Condition:   Traumatic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (CSCI) Intervention:   Other: No interventation Sponsor:   Southeast University, China Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Since the discovery of induced pluripotency more than a decade ago, researchers have been working towards the use of this technology to produce cells for use in tissue engineering and regenerative therapies. Induced pluripotent stem cells are functionally equivalent to embryonic stem cells; given suitable recipes and methods for the surrounding environment and signals, they can be made to generate any of the cell types in the body. The cornea of the eye is a comparatively simple starting point for tissue engineering, easier to work with in many ways, in generating tissues and in delivering cells to the patient. Here, the f...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
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