Abdominal Pseudohernia After Spinal Cord Injury: Report of Three Cases

Publication date: Available online 11 November 2018Source: Cirugía Española (English Edition)Author(s): Enrique Bárbara-Bataller, Francisco Martín del Rosario, José Luís Méndez-Suárez, Carolina Alemán-Sánchez, Manuel Sosa Henríquez
Source: Cirugia Espanola - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Conclusion: People with obesity who incur an SCI need special attention to prevent early mortality. Future studies should explore factors that contribute to such a higher mortality after SCI, such as preexisting conditions and comorbidities. The effects of BMI on long-term mortality also deserve further investigation. PMID: 31729925 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVES: To identify, critically appraise, and synthesize research findings on the associations between acceptance, quality of life (QOL), and mental health outcomes in individuals living with spinal cord injury ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) The five-year research project will provide a better understanding of how the brain controls movement, as well as how neurological diseases and spinal cord injuries compromise arm, wrist and hand function. Little is understood about the composition and structure of brain circuits within the cervical spine, located in the neck, which control activities such as grabbing a cup, throwing darts or playing guitar.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
AbstractObjectivesThe aim of this study was to investigate the disease-specific urinary levels variations of neurotrophins (NGF, BDNF), mediators of inflammation (TGF β-1, PGE-2) and markers of extracellular matrix alterations (TIMP-2) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) spinal cord injury (SCI), or spina bifida (SB), and neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO).MethodsA prospective single-center study was conducted between March 2015 and March 2017. Patients aged over 18  years old, with neurological disease, with a urodynamic diagnosis of NDO were included. The urinary levels of NGF, BDNF, TIMP-2, PGE 2, and...
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This study: 1) compared cognitive functioning between individuals with chronic (>1 year) spinal cord injury (SCI) and non-injured controls and, 2) assessed associations between symptoms of autonomic dysreflexia and orthostatic hypotension with cognitive functioning in SCI participants with a history of unstable blood pressure (BP). Thirty-two individuals with SCI (C4–L2, American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale A-D) and thirty age, sex-matched non-injured controls participated in this study. Participants completed a motor-free neuropsychological test battery assessing 1) memory, 2) attention/concentrati...
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Abstract Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are important for limiting inflammation-dependent damage in neural tissue. However, Tregs have also been shown to inhibit neural repair associated with type 2 (anti-inflammatory/wound healing) immune responses. Recently, it was demonstrated that Sirtuins, a family of proteins that contribute to the control of cellular responses to metabolic stimuli, influence the functions of Tregs. Specifically, SIRT4 was found to suppress the anti-neuroinflammatory activity of Tregs infiltrating the spinal cord following injury; when SIRT4 expression was genetically suppressed, Tregs made more...
Source: Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Immunology Source Type: research
This study protocol describes the process undertaken by the research team to design the methodology of this study.MethodsParticipants aged between 18 and 64 years, injured in a crash involving a motorised vehicle, will be recruited from public hospitals in Queensland. Participants will be excluded if their injuries are severe, including severe traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. Baseline data collection will occur within 28 days of the injury, with major follow up assessments occurring at 6 and 12 months post-baseline. Outcome measures include return to work status, health-related quality of life, musculoskeletal...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
AbstractEpidural spinal cord stimulation (ESCS) markedly improves motor and sensory function after spinal cord injury (SCI), but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Here, we investigated whether ESCS affects oligodendrocyte differentiation and its cellular and molecular mechanisms in rats with SCI. ESCS improved hindlimb motor function at 7 days, 14 days, 21 days, and 28 days after SCI. ESCS also significantly increased the myelinated area at 28 days, and reduced the number of apoptotic cells in the spinal white matter at 7 days. SCI decreased the expression of 2 ′,3′-cyclic-nucleotide 3′-phosphodieste...
Source: Neuroscience Bulletin - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conditions:   Neuropathic Pain;   Spinal Cord Injuries Interventions:   Other: Hydrotherapy;   Other: Physical Therapy Sponsor:   Universidad del Valle, Colombia Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions There is weak evidence for a positive effect of short-term whole-body vibration training on spasticity of lower limbs, mobility, balance, and postural control. Besides, positive effect of the long-term effect of whole-body vibration training on mobility in patients with neurological disorders. The optimal whole-body vibration training parameters in treating patients with neurological disorders remain unclear.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
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