Ultrasonographic evaluation of diaphragm thickness and excursion in patients with cervical spinal cord injury.

Ultrasonographic evaluation of diaphragm thickness and excursion in patients with cervical spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2019 Nov 12;:1-6 Authors: Zhu Z, Li J, Yang D, Gao F, Du L, Yang M Abstract Objective: To evaluate the diaphragm thickness and excursion in patients with cervical spinal cord injury and reliability of diaphragmatic ultrasonography.Design: A Pilot Case-Control Study.Setting: China Rehabilitation Research Center (CRRC) /Beijing BO AI Hospital.Participants: Sixty participants with cervical spinal cord injury and sixty control participants were eligible for inclusion in this study.Interventions: Ultrasonographic evaluation of the diaphragm.Outcome Measures: All demographic data were evaluated. Diaphragm thickness, thickening ratio, and diaphragm excursions were assessed at the end of quiet tidal breathing and maximal inspiration. The reliability of inter- and intra-ultrasonography operators were evaluated.Results: Diaphragm thickness was significantly higher in patients with cervical spinal cord injury than the control group (P 
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Conclusions: With the aid of a regular follow-up programme, SCI patients can achieve a relatively stable situation regarding urinary tract function. UTI is the most common complication. Indicators of renal complications are frequent but not clearly related to the number of UTIs, nor to intravesical filling pressures. Main risk factors for complications are cervical levels and more complete neurological lesions. PMID: 31630596 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Changes in soft tissues overlying the ischial tuberosity occur following SCI corresponding to the loss of striated appearance of muscle and increased thickness of the area occupied by the muscle. Further studies using a larger sample size are recommended to establish if thickness and tissue texture differ between individuals with SCI who sustain pressure injuries vs. those who do not. PMID: 31573438 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: The application of ESWT could be a possible alternative to other treatments for NHO in persons with SCI. Clinical Trial Registry Number: 2019-03-003. PMID: 31242091 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research
​BY ALI OZCAN, MD; AYUSH GUPTA, MD; ISABEL NEACATO, MD; DAVID DONALDSON, DO; &SHANNA JONES, MDA 17-year-old boy presented to the pediatric emergency department complaining of a right shoulder injury and right clavicular pain for two hours. The pain started after he checked another player into the boards while playing hockey. He had no head injury, loss of consciousness, or other trauma. He took 600 mg of ibuprofen with no relief, so he came to the ED.He had no past medical or surgical problems, and reported his pain as 4/10 over the clavicle region. His review of system was otherwise negative. The patient's vitals we...
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In this study, we explored the effect of vitamin B12 on nerve regeneration after TBI both in vivo and in vitro. Meanwhile, we investigated the role of ER stress during the vitamin B12 treatment for TBI by inspecting changes in neuronal apoptosis, microtubule, myelin regeneration, and axonal growth. Materials and Methods Animals Adult C57BL/6 male mice aged 6–8 weeks and weighing 20–26 g were purchased from the Animal Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Shanghai, China). Animals were housed under a 12-h light/dark cycle at 21–23°C and provided access to food and water ad libitum. The care and...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Silvia Pregnolato1*, Elavazhagan Chakkarapani1, Anthony R. Isles2 and Karen Luyt1 1Department of Neonatal Neurology, Translational Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom 2Behavioural Genetics Group, MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of child death worldwide and a top global health priority. Among the survivors, the risk of life-long disabilities is high, including cerebral palsy and impairment of movement, cognition, and behavior. U...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Conclusions The momentous advances in spinal imaging in ALS suggest the spinal metrics may soon be used as validated diagnostic, monitoring, and prognostic markers, contributing both to individualized patient care and pharmacological trials. Author Contributions ME, GQ, PB, and P-FP contributed equally to the conceptualization, drafting, and revision of the manuscript. Funding Peter Bede is supported by the Health Research Board (HRB—Ireland; HRB EIA-2017-019), the Iris O'Brien Foundation, the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience IICN—Novartis Ireland Research Grant, and the Research Motor Neur...
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