The International Spinal Cord Injury Pediatric Activity and Participation Basic Data Set - Hwang M, Augutis M, Sadowsky C, H öfers W, Vogel LC, Post M, Charlifue S, New PW, Fisher R, Carney J, Dent K, Mulcahey MJ.
The objective of this project was to develop the International Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Pediatric Activity and Participation (A&P) Basic Data Set. METHODS: A focus group of experts in pe...
This study with a quasi-experimental, one-group, pretest-posttest design investigates a population-based sample of wheelchair users with a spinal cord injury (n = 34, age: 50.8 ± 9.7 yrs, 82% males). Neuromuscular activation and propulsion biomechanics during treadmill propulsion at 25 W and 45 W were assessed before and after a protocol designed to cause fatigue. Results With the induced fatigue, wheelchair users propelled with increased neuromuscular activation in the pectoralis major pars sternalis, deltoideus pars acromialis and upper trapezius (45 W, P
Conclusions Spinal cord injury patients with various invasive appliances can safely participate in specialized aquatic therapy without complications and seem to achieve clinically significant benefits. We recommend that spinal cord injury rehabilitation centers seek out and connect with opportunities for aquatic therapy within their institutions and communities.
Conclusions: TSCI mortality rates were higher in males and in rural residents than in females and in urban residents during the study time period. TSCI mortality increased quickly as age increased; adults aged 65 years and older had the highest mortality rate. Falls and motor vehicle crashes were the two most common causes of TSCI mortality. More prevention efforts are needed to reduce a number of deaths from TSCI injury considering a substantial increase in TSCI mortality. PMID: 31944926 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Specialist reserchers detect brain damage in patients with cervical hernias by using neuroimage and artificial intelligence techniques
ConclusionApplication of HFSCS provides an effective treatment for SNI-induced persistent mechanical hyperalgesia by attenuating ERK, JNK, and p38 activation in the dorsal root ganglia and the spinal dorsal horn.
ConclusionsThe preliminary findings showed that the influence of VR training on the balance ability in patients with incomplete SCI is promising. Applying 12 to 20 sessions of 30 to 60 min of VR training may show meaningful effects. Further randomized controlled trials strongly needed.
DiscussionThis is the first case, to our knowledge, which reports the successful use of SCS in a patient with spinal dAVF-related pain. Spinal vascular malformations, even when cured with treatment, may result in permanent spinal cord damage and engender chronic neuropathic pain for which SCS below the level of injury may be considered.
To investigate the association between prescriptions for bisphosphonates, calcium/Vitamin D supplements, and receipt of DXA screening, and incident fracture risk in men and women with a spinal cord injury/disorder (SCI/D).
The results confirm that individuals with motor-complete thoracic spinal cord injury have poor postural stability and show a trunk postural sway constraint to maintain the suboptimal unsupported sitting balance. Reduced thigh support extent can challenge the dynamic sitting balance in individuals with thoracic spinal cord injury and should be indicated to train new and diversified postural control strategies.
Spinal Cord, Published online: 17 January 2020; doi:10.1038/s41393-020-0420-zEffect of probiotics on multi-resistant organism colonisation in persons with spinal cord injury: secondary outcome of ProSCIUTTU, a randomised placebo-controlled trial