Characterizing thermoregulatory demands of female wheelchair basketball players during competition - Logan-Sprenger HM, Mc Naughton LR.

This study aimed to assess the thermoregulatory and cardiovascular responses of WC basketball players during international competitions. Eleven female (7 spinal cord injured (SCI) and 4 Non-SCI) National team WC basketball players volunteered for the study...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

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Over the last 5 years multiple stakeholders in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) research have initiated efforts to promote publications standards and to enable sharing of experimental data. In 2016 NIH/NINDS hosted representatives from the SCI communi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
ConclusionBrazilein inhibits PSD-95 activation in the corresponding segment of sciatic nerve spinal cord in BALB/c mice after sciatic nerve injury, thereby inhibiting the excessive expression of free radicals and promoting myelin regeneration.
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionThese data indicate a strong association between temporal changes of the Se and Cu status and the clinical outcome after TSCI. The dynamics observed may reflect an ongoing redistribution of the trace elements in favor of a better anti-inflammatory response and a more successful neurological regeneration.
Source: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Objective The aims of the study were to evaluate the influence of level of spinal cord injury (SCI) on caloric intake relative to total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) and body composition, and to develop a SCI–specific correction factor for the TDEE estimation. Design Individuals with paraplegia (PARA, n = 28) and tetraplegia (TETRA, n = 13) were analyzed. Daily caloric intake, basal metabolic rate, and TDEE were obtained using dietary recall, indirect calorimetry, and prediction equations, respectively. Caloric intake and TDEE were adjusted to bodyweight. Body composition was assessed using dual-energy x-ray a...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles: CME Article . 2019 Series . Number 11 Source Type: research
Despite the fact that one fifth of Americans live with disability, caring for these patients is not routinely part of the undergraduate medical student curriculum. An innovative session addressing care of patients with spinal cord injury was developed for medical students and led by physiatrists, faculty experts in communications, and individuals with spinal cord injury. A mixed-method design was used in evaluating students' knowledge, skills, and attitudes following this curriculum. Quantitative evaluation was performed with a written essay question and checklist items from an objective structured clinical examination sta...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Education & Administration Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed at investigating the effects of NMES on central activation in 10 individuals with motor complete SCI, focusing on understanding how to optimize NMES pulse width and amplitude for promoting central activation in this population. To this end, we used NMES to generate isometric contractions of the knee extensors and ankle plantarflexors while electromyographic (EMG) activity was recorded from the vastus lateralis and gastrocnemius medialis, respectively. We used EMG activity that persisted after the termination of NMES delivery (post-NMES) as a neurophysiological marker to assess central activation and...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
cute;lis Christine Azevedo-Coste Individuals who sustained a spinal cord injury often lose important motor skills, and cannot perform basic daily living activities. Several assistive technologies, including robotic assistance and functional electrical stimulation, have been developed to restore lost functions. However, designing reliable interfaces to control assistive devices for individuals with C4–C8 complete tetraplegia remains challenging. Although with limited grasping ability, they can often control upper arm movements via residual muscle contraction. In this article, we explore the feasibility of dr...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Abstract Dexmedetomidine (Dex) has been proven to exert protective effects on multiple organs in response to ischaemia-reperfusion injury, but the specific mechanism by which this occurs has not been fully elucidated. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether Dex attenuates spinal cord ischaemia-reperfusion injury (SCIRI) by inhibiting endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS). Our team established a model of SCIRI and utilized the endoplasmic reticulum agonist thapsigargin. Dex (25 g/kg) was intraperitoneally injected 30 minutes before spinal cord ischaemia. After 45 minutes of ischaemia, the s...
Source: J Cell Mol Med - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: J Cell Mol Med Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS: Letters to the Editor-in-Chief Source Type: research
Conditions:   Spinal Cord Injuries;   Spasticity, Muscle Intervention:   Other: Wearable intensive nerve stimulator Sponsors:   Shepherd Center, Atlanta GA;   Emory University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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