Is the anterior spinal artery occluded in severe cervical compressive myelopathy?
Conclusion: ASA occlusion was not observed in CCM patients with spinal canal sagittal diameter compression of more than 80%. PMID: 31791211 [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.
Authors: Thomas FP, Murphy C PMID: 31935170 [PubMed - in process]
Abstract Sacral reflexes are important to allow the SCI practitioner to gain information about the state of the sacral spinal cord segments. The presence of the bulbocavernosus and/or the anal wink reflex indicate an intact spinal reflex arc and reflex conal autonomic function (as part of the upper motor neuron syndrome); their absence defines a lower motor neuron syndrome. The assessment of sacral reflexes helps predict the type of bladder, bowel and sexual functions and the related therapeutic interventions. We suggest adding the sacral component of the International Standards for the Assessment of Autonomic Fun...
Abstract The examination of sacral reflexes provides an important method to differentiate an upper motor neuron vs lower motor neuron spinal cord injury (SCI). Two common sacral mediated reflexes used as part of the neurological assessment include the bulbocavernosus reflex (BCR) and anal reflex. As the clinical information from these tests are similar, we suggest that the anal reflex provides a better first option as a non-invasive clinical assessment of sacral reflex status in clinical practice in SCI as the testing for the anal reflex is less intrusive and already being performed as part of the International St...
Many individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) rely on wheelchairs as their primary mode of locomotion leading to reduced weight-bearing on the lower extremities, which contributes to severe bone loss and increased risk of fragility fractures. Engaging in ...
According to this study, the loaded particles can potentially serve as a suitable candidate for spinal cord repair, functional recovery and axonal regeneration.Graphical abstract
Spinal Cord, Published online: 16 January 2020; doi:10.1038/s41393-019-0409-7Plasma vitamin D, past chest illness, and risk of future chest illness in chronic spinal cord injury (SCI): a longitudinal observational study