The characteristics of cervical spinal cord trauma at a North Tanzanian Referral Hospital: a retrospective hospital based study - Bellet FD, Rashid SM, Jusabani MA, Dekker MCJ, Temu RJ.

INTRODUCTION: Surviving a traumatic cervical Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) has an immense effect on an individual's physical function and independence. It also predisposes them to financial, social, psychological and several medical complications throughout the...
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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...
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Mind-reading exoskeletons, digital tattoos, 3D printed drugs, RFID implants for recreational purposes: mindblowing innovations come to medicine and healthcare almost every single day. We shortlisted some of the greatest ideas and developments that could give us a glimpse into the future of medicine, but we found so many that we had trouble fitting them into one article. Here are the first ten spectacular medical innovations to watch for. 1) Mixed reality opens new ways for medical education Augmented, virtual, and mixed reality are all technologies opening new worlds for the human senses. While the difference between...
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The objective of this study was to determine the independent association of ambulatory ability with complications and medical costs in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS Patients with SCI between T1-T12 enrolled in the Nation...
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OBJECTIVE: Identify the relationships of behavioral factors with unintentional injuries among participants with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Medical university in the Southeastern United States. PARTICIPANTS...
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Context: Although spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D) results in complex biological and psychosocial impairments that adversely impact an individual's overall quality of sexual life, sexual health is poorly integrated into the current rehabilitati...
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OBJECTIVE: To: assess safety and feasibility for persons with acute spinal cord injury (SCI) using the robotic exoskeleton. DESIGN: Case series observational study. SETTING: A level one trauma center in Canada with both acute and tertiary inpatient...
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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a newly acquired Spinal Cord Injury by identifying profiles of psychological adaptation outcomes at discharge from inpatient rehabilitation, using several outcome measures in parallel and to examine biopsychosocial fact...
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CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that NF-κB pathway-regulated CCL28 production plays a protective role after SCI through recruiting CCR10-expressing and immunosuppressive Treg cells, and suggest that interfering CCL28-CCR10 axis might be of potential clinical benefit in improving SCI recovery. PMID: 31557129 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The objective of this study is to describe the outcomes of femur fractures treated in patients with pre-existing spinal cord inj...
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The third leading cause of spinal injuries are gunshot wounds to the spine, accounting  for 15.2% of all spinal cord injuries. Treatment for gunshot wound spinal cord injuries (GSWSCI) remains variable, with indications for surgery being controversial. The...
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