Comparison of trunk mechanics and spatiotemporal outcomes in caregivers using a robotic assisted transfer device and a mobile floor lift
J Spinal Cord Med. 2021 Sep 10:1-8. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2021.1961071. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare trunk mechanics, distance covered, and average instantaneous velocity and acceleration recorded with caregivers performing transfer tasks using a research mannequin with both a prototype robotic assisted transfer device (RATD) and a mobile floor lift.DESIGN: Cross-Sectional.SETTING: Biomechanics Lab and Human Engineering Research Laboratories.PARTICIPANTS: Caregivers (N = 21).INTERVENTION: Robotic Assisted Transfer Device.OUTCOME MEASURES: Range of flexion-extension, late...
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mark Greenhalgh Eline R Blaauw Theresa Crytzer Nikitha Deepak Garrett G Grindle Alicia M Koontz Rory A Cooper Source Type: research

Paving the way for a better management of pain in patients with spinal cord injury: An exploratory study on the use of Functional Electric Stimulation(FES)-cycling
CONCLUSION: Our preliminary results suggest that FES cycling training is capable of reducing the pain reported by patients with SCI, regardless of American Spinal Injury Association scoring, pain level, or the neurological level of injury. The neurophysiological mechanisms underlying such effects are likely to be both spinal and supraspinal.PMID:34369852 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1961050 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - August 9, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Rocco Salvatore Calabr ò Simona Portaro Provvidenza Tomasello Bruno Porcari Tina Balletta Antonino Naro Source Type: research

Similar fat and carbohydrate oxidation in response to arm cycling exercise in persons with spinal cord injury versus able-bodied
This study compared changes in fat and carbohydrate (CHO) oxidation during moderate intensity continuous exercise in persons with SCI and able-bodied adults (AB).DESIGN: Repeated measures, within-subjects study.SETTING: University laboratory in San Diego, CA.PARTICIPANTS: Nine men and women with SCI (age and time since injury = 32 ± 11 yr and 7 ± 6 yr) and 10 AB adults (age = 25 ± 8 yr).INTERVENTIONS: To assess peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) and peak power output (PPO), participants performed progressive arm ergometry to volitional exhaustion. Subsequently, they completed 25 min of continuous exercise at...
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - August 2, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Todd A Astorino David W McMillan Source Type: research

Cardiac arrhythmias six months following traumatic spinal cord injury
J Spinal Cord Med. 2021 Jul 22:1-7. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2021.1950453. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of cardiac arrhythmias at six months following traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and to compare the prevalence of arrhythmias between participants with cervical and thoracic SCI.DESIGN: A prospective observational study using continuous twenty-four-hour Holter monitoring.SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation unit of a university research hospital and patient home setting.PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-five participants with acute traumatic SCI were prospectively included. For each participant, the...
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Shane J T Balthazaar Morten Sengel øv Kim Bartholdy Lasse Malmqvist Martin Ballegaard Birgitte Hansen Jesper Hastrup Svendsen Anders Kruse Karen-Lise Welling Andrei V Krassioukov Fin Biering-S ørensen Tor Biering-S ørensen Source Type: research

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health-related quality of life in home-based patients with spinal cord injuries in Japan
CONCLUSION/ CLINICAL RELEVANCE: This study clarifies the negative effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on HRQOL in home-based patients with SCI. Many respondents had worsened HRQOL, in particular pain/discomfort. It was suggested that the decrease in the frequency of going out may be one of the factors that affected the deterioration of their HRQOL.PMID:34292122 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1953313 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mihoko Matsuoka Mikio Sumida Source Type: research

Timing and dosage of FES cycling early after acute spinal cord injury: A case series report
CONCLUSION: Progression of FES cycling in the first 3 months after injury required a highly individualized approach, guided by participant response, rather than standardized increments in stimulation intensity or duration. Changes in muscle CSA did not always correspond with the dose of FES cycling.PMID:34292125 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1953323 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Dirk G Everaert Yoshino Okuma Vahid Abdollah Chester Ho Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of effects of various toilet seat cushions on buttock pressure during toileting in persons with spinal cord injury
CONCLUSION: We recommend the use of the gel cushion for the IT group and the air cushion in GT and SR group to reduce buttock pressure during toilet seating in persons with SCI.PMID:34292131 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1953314 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Takanori Namba Kazunari Furusawa Yoshio Tanimoto Akihiro Tokuhiro Takahiro Ogawa Yukio Mikami Fumihiro Tajima Source Type: research

Isolated and anxious: A qualitative exploration of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals living with spinal cord injury in the UK
Conclusion: People living with SCI during the COVID-19 pandemic experienced a variety of personal physical, psychological, and social challenges, each of which could disrupt daily functioning and quality of life. Increased utilization of telehealth is recommended to support continued engagement in rehabilitation, and foster connection and community amongst others with SCI and health professionals.PMID:34292136 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1949562 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jasmine Heath Hearn Edward J Rohn Kimberley R Monden Source Type: research

Factors associated with sports participation amongst people with spinal cord injury in a Malaysian tertiary hospital
J Spinal Cord Med. 2021 Jul 22:1-8. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2021.1950454. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To identify factors that are associated with sports participation following spinal cord injury (SCI).STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study.SETTING: Spinal Rehabilitation outpatient clinic in a tertiary hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-one sports participants (SP) and thirty-four non-sports participants (NSP) (N = 65) met the following inclusion criteria; chronic SCI more than one year, age between 18 and 50 years, both traumatic and non-traumatic SCI at C5 level and below, complete or incomplet...
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Muhamad Faizal Zainudin Aishah Ahmad Fauzi Source Type: research

Cardiac arrhythmias six months following traumatic spinal cord injury
J Spinal Cord Med. 2021 Jul 22:1-7. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2021.1950453. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of cardiac arrhythmias at six months following traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and to compare the prevalence of arrhythmias between participants with cervical and thoracic SCI.DESIGN: A prospective observational study using continuous twenty-four-hour Holter monitoring.SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation unit of a university research hospital and patient home setting.PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-five participants with acute traumatic SCI were prospectively included. For each participant, the...
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Shane J T Balthazaar Morten Sengel øv Kim Bartholdy Lasse Malmqvist Martin Ballegaard Birgitte Hansen Jesper Hastrup Svendsen Anders Kruse Karen-Lise Welling Andrei V Krassioukov Fin Biering-S ørensen Tor Biering-S ørensen Source Type: research

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health-related quality of life in home-based patients with spinal cord injuries in Japan
CONCLUSION/ CLINICAL RELEVANCE: This study clarifies the negative effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on HRQOL in home-based patients with SCI. Many respondents had worsened HRQOL, in particular pain/discomfort. It was suggested that the decrease in the frequency of going out may be one of the factors that affected the deterioration of their HRQOL.PMID:34292122 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1953313 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mihoko Matsuoka Mikio Sumida Source Type: research

Timing and dosage of FES cycling early after acute spinal cord injury: A case series report
CONCLUSION: Progression of FES cycling in the first 3 months after injury required a highly individualized approach, guided by participant response, rather than standardized increments in stimulation intensity or duration. Changes in muscle CSA did not always correspond with the dose of FES cycling.PMID:34292125 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1953323 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Dirk G Everaert Yoshino Okuma Vahid Abdollah Chester Ho Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of effects of various toilet seat cushions on buttock pressure during toileting in persons with spinal cord injury
CONCLUSION: We recommend the use of the gel cushion for the IT group and the air cushion in GT and SR group to reduce buttock pressure during toilet seating in persons with SCI.PMID:34292131 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1953314 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Takanori Namba Kazunari Furusawa Yoshio Tanimoto Akihiro Tokuhiro Takahiro Ogawa Yukio Mikami Fumihiro Tajima Source Type: research

Isolated and anxious: A qualitative exploration of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals living with spinal cord injury in the UK
Conclusion: People living with SCI during the COVID-19 pandemic experienced a variety of personal physical, psychological, and social challenges, each of which could disrupt daily functioning and quality of life. Increased utilization of telehealth is recommended to support continued engagement in rehabilitation, and foster connection and community amongst others with SCI and health professionals.PMID:34292136 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1949562 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jasmine Heath Hearn Edward J Rohn Kimberley R Monden Source Type: research

Factors associated with sports participation amongst people with spinal cord injury in a Malaysian tertiary hospital
J Spinal Cord Med. 2021 Jul 22:1-8. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2021.1950454. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To identify factors that are associated with sports participation following spinal cord injury (SCI).STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study.SETTING: Spinal Rehabilitation outpatient clinic in a tertiary hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-one sports participants (SP) and thirty-four non-sports participants (NSP) (N = 65) met the following inclusion criteria; chronic SCI more than one year, age between 18 and 50 years, both traumatic and non-traumatic SCI at C5 level and below, complete or incomplet...
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Muhamad Faizal Zainudin Aishah Ahmad Fauzi Source Type: research

Cardiac arrhythmias six months following traumatic spinal cord injury
J Spinal Cord Med. 2021 Jul 22:1-7. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2021.1950453. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of cardiac arrhythmias at six months following traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and to compare the prevalence of arrhythmias between participants with cervical and thoracic SCI.DESIGN: A prospective observational study using continuous twenty-four-hour Holter monitoring.SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation unit of a university research hospital and patient home setting.PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-five participants with acute traumatic SCI were prospectively included. For each participant, the...
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Shane J T Balthazaar Morten Sengel øv Kim Bartholdy Lasse Malmqvist Martin Ballegaard Birgitte Hansen Jesper Hastrup Svendsen Anders Kruse Karen-Lise Welling Andrei V Krassioukov Fin Biering-S ørensen Tor Biering-S ørensen Source Type: research

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health-related quality of life in home-based patients with spinal cord injuries in Japan
CONCLUSION/ CLINICAL RELEVANCE: This study clarifies the negative effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on HRQOL in home-based patients with SCI. Many respondents had worsened HRQOL, in particular pain/discomfort. It was suggested that the decrease in the frequency of going out may be one of the factors that affected the deterioration of their HRQOL.PMID:34292122 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1953313 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mihoko Matsuoka Mikio Sumida Source Type: research

Timing and dosage of FES cycling early after acute spinal cord injury: A case series report
CONCLUSION: Progression of FES cycling in the first 3 months after injury required a highly individualized approach, guided by participant response, rather than standardized increments in stimulation intensity or duration. Changes in muscle CSA did not always correspond with the dose of FES cycling.PMID:34292125 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1953323 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Dirk G Everaert Yoshino Okuma Vahid Abdollah Chester Ho Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of effects of various toilet seat cushions on buttock pressure during toileting in persons with spinal cord injury
CONCLUSION: We recommend the use of the gel cushion for the IT group and the air cushion in GT and SR group to reduce buttock pressure during toilet seating in persons with SCI.PMID:34292131 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1953314 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Takanori Namba Kazunari Furusawa Yoshio Tanimoto Akihiro Tokuhiro Takahiro Ogawa Yukio Mikami Fumihiro Tajima Source Type: research

Isolated and anxious: A qualitative exploration of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals living with spinal cord injury in the UK
Conclusion: People living with SCI during the COVID-19 pandemic experienced a variety of personal physical, psychological, and social challenges, each of which could disrupt daily functioning and quality of life. Increased utilization of telehealth is recommended to support continued engagement in rehabilitation, and foster connection and community amongst others with SCI and health professionals.PMID:34292136 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1949562 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jasmine Heath Hearn Edward J Rohn Kimberley R Monden Source Type: research

Factors associated with sports participation amongst people with spinal cord injury in a Malaysian tertiary hospital
J Spinal Cord Med. 2021 Jul 22:1-8. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2021.1950454. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To identify factors that are associated with sports participation following spinal cord injury (SCI).STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study.SETTING: Spinal Rehabilitation outpatient clinic in a tertiary hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-one sports participants (SP) and thirty-four non-sports participants (NSP) (N = 65) met the following inclusion criteria; chronic SCI more than one year, age between 18 and 50 years, both traumatic and non-traumatic SCI at C5 level and below, complete or incomplet...
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Muhamad Faizal Zainudin Aishah Ahmad Fauzi Source Type: research

Cardiac arrhythmias six months following traumatic spinal cord injury
J Spinal Cord Med. 2021 Jul 22:1-7. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2021.1950453. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of cardiac arrhythmias at six months following traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and to compare the prevalence of arrhythmias between participants with cervical and thoracic SCI.DESIGN: A prospective observational study using continuous twenty-four-hour Holter monitoring.SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation unit of a university research hospital and patient home setting.PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-five participants with acute traumatic SCI were prospectively included. For each participant, the...
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Shane J T Balthazaar Morten Sengel øv Kim Bartholdy Lasse Malmqvist Martin Ballegaard Birgitte Hansen Jesper Hastrup Svendsen Anders Kruse Karen-Lise Welling Andrei V Krassioukov Fin Biering-S ørensen Tor Biering-S ørensen Source Type: research

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health-related quality of life in home-based patients with spinal cord injuries in Japan
CONCLUSION/ CLINICAL RELEVANCE: This study clarifies the negative effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on HRQOL in home-based patients with SCI. Many respondents had worsened HRQOL, in particular pain/discomfort. It was suggested that the decrease in the frequency of going out may be one of the factors that affected the deterioration of their HRQOL.PMID:34292122 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1953313 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mihoko Matsuoka Mikio Sumida Source Type: research

Timing and dosage of FES cycling early after acute spinal cord injury: A case series report
CONCLUSION: Progression of FES cycling in the first 3 months after injury required a highly individualized approach, guided by participant response, rather than standardized increments in stimulation intensity or duration. Changes in muscle CSA did not always correspond with the dose of FES cycling.PMID:34292125 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1953323 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Dirk G Everaert Yoshino Okuma Vahid Abdollah Chester Ho Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of effects of various toilet seat cushions on buttock pressure during toileting in persons with spinal cord injury
CONCLUSION: We recommend the use of the gel cushion for the IT group and the air cushion in GT and SR group to reduce buttock pressure during toilet seating in persons with SCI.PMID:34292131 | DOI:10.1080/10790268.2021.1953314 (Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine)
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Takanori Namba Kazunari Furusawa Yoshio Tanimoto Akihiro Tokuhiro Takahiro Ogawa Yukio Mikami Fumihiro Tajima Source Type: research