Isolated free fluid on computed tomography for blunt abdominal trauma.
DISCUSSION: In patients with blunt abdominal trauma, the finding of isolated free fluid on abdominal CT alone is no longer an indication for laparotomy. Other clinical factors must be taken into account when deciding on the need for laparotomy, such as haemodynamic status, clinical abdominal findings and the ability to reliably assess the abdomen. In the absence of a clinical indication for urgent laparotomy, patients with isolated free fluid may be observed. PMID: 31219321 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
To describe the employment situation of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) in 22 countries participating in the International Spinal Cord Injury Community Survey (InSCI), compare observed and predicted employment rates, estimate gaps in employment rates among people with SCI compared to the general population, and study differences in employment between males and females.
Authors: Rassem M, Siddiqui M, Wunder S, Ganshorn K, Kraushaar J Abstract Objectives: We aimed to explore barriers to discussing sexual health with spinal cord injured (SCI) patients as perceived by health care professionals, to determine interest and preferences regarding further education in sexual health, and to assess the perceived need for an inpatient Sexual Health Team. Design: Pre and post surveys were completed by attendees following a 1-2 hour educational session on sexual health and SCI, assessing core elements including participant characteristics, confidence levels, and perceptions towards sexual healt...
Conclusion: Studies have shown low methodological quality and high risk of bias. Aerobic arm-ergometer and resistance training were the most upper-body exercises used. Resistance training improved functional independence while both types of exercise induced positive effects on quality of life. Future studies with uniform and high-quality methodology should be conducted with exercise in community-dwelling people with paraplegia who use a manual wheelchair. PMID: 32644024 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: Differences in resting blood flow were observed among those with SCI-related pain, particularly in regions that may be involved in affective-motivational and cognitive-evaluative aspects of pain. Larger ASL studies in addition to functional connectivity studies using fMRI are needed to clarify unique neural patterns in this complex and often intractable form of pain. PMID: 32644023 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
BACKGROUND: Traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) is a devastating problem typically associated with multi-organ disorders. Studies regarding TSCI and their attendant comorbidities are scarce from developing countries. Methods: The electronic files of 14...
The objective of this paper is to highlight some on-going and planned next steps at the national and international levels.
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective observational study. OBJECTIVES: To elucidate predictive clinical factors associated with irreversible complete motor paralysis following traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI). SETTING: Hokkaido Spinal Cord Inju...
Conclusion: In Mexico, the majority of TSCI occur in young males (average age 38) who have sustained falls from significant heights resulting in thoracic fractures with a high frequency of chest injuries. By providing such information for developing countries, we may develop future strategies to TSCI in vulnerable populations. PMID: 32637215 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: Journal of Neuroscience MethodsAuthor(s): Hasan Al-Nashash, Shiyu Luo, Xiaogang Liu, Angelo H. All
Soft Matter, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00885K, Review ArticleNabanita Mukherjee, Anindya Sundar Adak, Surajit Ghosh Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) causes millions of death and permanent or prolonged physical disabilities around the globe every year. It generally happens due to various... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry