Sexual health counselling in patients with spinal cord injury: Health care professionals' perspectives.
Sexual health counselling in patients with spinal cord injury: Health care professionals' perspectives. J Spinal Cord Med. 2020 Jul 09;:1-7 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 health counselling and education. Setting: Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, a facility in Regina, SK offering inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services in Saskatchewan. Participants: Eighty-six participants with a mean age of 39 years took part in this study. Among them, nearly half were nurses. Interventions: Educational sessions on SCI patients' sexual health. Outcome Measures: Self-administered surveys. Results: Significant differences were observed between pre- and post-session participant responses regarding their confidence levels (P
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review focuses on a relatively new neuromodulation method where transcranial magnetic stimulation over the primary motor cortex is paired with transcutaneous electrical stimulation over a peripheral nerve to induce plasticity at corticospinal-motoneuronal synapses.Recent FindingsRecovery of sensorimotor function after spinal cord injury largely depends on transmission in the corticospinal pathway. Significantly damaged corticospinal axons fail to regenerate and participate in functional recovery. Transmission in residual corticospinal axons can be assessed using non-invasive transcranial magne...
Condition: Spinal Cord Injuries Interventions: Device: Stimulation and automated rehabilitation / automated rehabilitation; Device: Automated rehabilitation / Stimulation and automated rehabilitation Sponsor: Hopital Foch Not yet recruiting
OBJECTIVE: The German Spinal Cord Injury Survey is part of the International Spinal Cord Injury Survey, which aims to collect data about the life experience of persons with spinal cord injury worldwide. This paper reports on the perceived environmental bar...
PURPOSE: Newer classification systems for upper cervical spine trauma now include ligamentous injury in addition to fracture and dislocation patterns. Assessment of associated ligamentous injury, spinal cord injury (SCI), and blunt cerebrovascular injuries...
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2020Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Eunhee Park, Hyunsil Cha, Eunji Kim, Yu-Sun Min, Ae Ryoung Kim, Hui Joong Lee, Tae-Du Jung, Yongmin Chang
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2020Source: Respiratory Physiology &NeurobiologyAuthor(s): T. Bezdudnaya, M.A. Lane, V. Marchenko
CONCLUSION: The most life-hardening barriers were identified related to infrastructure, a category in which most barriers are modifiable, for example, buildings or transportation. PMID: 32735022 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsThe best treatment options for ED in SCI patients emerged to be PDE5 ‐Is and ICI. The choice of ED treatment should be based on several aspects, including residual erectile function, SCI location and patients’ comorbidities. Future studies assessing the applicability of less well studied treatments, as well as evaluating innovative options, are needed in this spe cific population.
CONCLUSION: The results to date show that implanted neuroprostheses can have a significant impact on the health, function, and quality of life for individuals with SCI. A key focus for the future is to make implanted neuroprostheses broadly available to the SCI population. PMID: 32727296 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION Compared with aortic balloon occlusion, a Rescue stent offers superior hemorrhage control and survival by virtue of reduced ischemic injury and direct control of the hemorrhagic injury. The Rescue stent may become a useful tool for damage control, especially on the battlefield where definitive repair presents logistical challenges.