The psychological and psychiatric care for the children after severe spinal cord injury in the framework of the combined early rehabilitative treatment - Valiullina SA, Sidneva YG, Lvova EA.
BACKGROUND: The number of children who have received severe spinal cord injury (SCI) is steadily increasing during the recent years. The clinical picture of the post-injury condition is characterized by psychological and psychiatric disorders of varying se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Understanding and modelling the economic impact of spinal cord injuries in the United Kingdom - McDaid D, Park AL, Gall A, Purcell M, Bacon M.
STUDY DESIGN: Economic modelling analysis. OBJECTIVES: To determine lifetime direct and indirect costs from initial hospitalisation of all expected new traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCI) over 12 months. SETTING: United Kingdom (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brain-controlled, non-invasive muscle stimulation allows chronic paraplegics to walk
(Associa ç ã o Alberto Santos Dumont para Apoio à Pesquisa) In another major clinical breakthrough of the Walk Again Project, a non-profit international consortium aimed at developing new neuro-rehabilitation protocols, technologies and therapies for spinal cord injury, two patients with paraplegia regained the ability to walk with minimal assistance, through the employment of a fully non-invasive brain-machine interface that does not require the use of any invasive spinal cord surgical procedure. The results of this study appeared on the May 1, 2019 issue of the journal Scientific Reports. (Source: Eu...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury and polypharmacy: a scoping review - Cadel L, C Everall A, Hitzig SL, Packer TL, Patel T, Lofters A, Guilcher SJT.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this scoping review was to map the scope of the literature on polypharmacy among individuals with spinal cord injury or dysfunction (SCI/D). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five electronic databases were searched for literature published betw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Training youth with SCI to improve efficiency and biomechanics of wheelchair propulsion: a pilot study - Schottler J, Graf A, Kelly E, Vogel L.
Background: Long-term manual wheelchair users are at an increased risk of developing upper extremity (UE) joint pain and injuries due to the repetitive nature of wheelchair propulsion. Youth who sustain spinal cord injuries (SCIs) may be at even gre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury: pathophysiology, treatment strategies, associated challenges, and future implications - Venkatesh K, Ghosh SK, Mullick M, Manivasagam G, Sen D.
Axonal regeneration and formation of tripartite (axo-glial) junctions at damaged sites is a prerequisite for early repair of injured spinal cord. Transplantation of stem cells at such sites of damage which can generate both neuronal and glial population ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

i-Fect used to Study Angiogenesis in Brain Injury
This study revealed that LDHA, which is a known damage marker, promotes CNS-specific angiogenesis. LDHA-mediated angiogenesis depends on vimentin on the surface of vascular endothelial cells. The work described here proposes a novel mechanism by which neurodegeneration drives angiogenesis in the CNS.A mixture of ouri-FectTM and LDHA siRNA, in this study, were directly injected into mice cortexes: Hsiaoyun Lin, Rieko Muramatsu, Noriko Maedera, Hiroto Tsunematsu, Machika Hamaguchi, Yoshihisa Koyama, Mariko Kuroda, Kenji Ono, Makoto Sawada, Toshihide Yamashita.Extracellular Lactate Dehydrogenase A Release ...
Source: siRNA and DsiRNA Transfection Efficiency - May 9, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Angiogenesis iFect TBI traumatic brain injury Source Type: news

Turmeric is a better and safer way to treat spinal cord injury than conventional drugs
(Natural News) Patients afflicted with spinal cord injuries (SCI) can finally have an alternative means of relieving their chronic pain without resorting to surgery or pharmaceutical drugs. Instead of undergoing an expensive operation or taking toxic corticosteroids, they can get effective pain relief from curcumin, the primary bioactive compound of the popular Indian spice turmeric. Researchers from the medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A study of whether individual and dyadic relations between spirituality and resilience contribute to psychological adjustment among individuals with spinal cord injuries and their family members - Jones KF, Simpson G, Briggs L, Dorsett P, Anderson M.
OBJECTIVE: To test a model of spiritual well-being and resilience among individuals with spinal cord injuries and their family members. DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional observational data were analyzed by structural equation modelling. SETTING: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Traumatic spinal cord injury in Victoria, 2007-2016 - Beck B, Cameron PA, Braaf S, Nunn A, Fitzgerald MC, Judson RT, Teague WJ, Lennox A, Middleton JW, Harrison JE, Gabbe BJ.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate trends in the incidence and causes of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) in Victoria over a 10-year period. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective cohort study: analysis of Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR) data for pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Challenges to the standardization of trauma data collection in burn, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other trauma populations: a call for common data elements for acute and longitudinal trauma databases - Simko LC, Chen L, Amtmann D, Gibran N, Herndon D, Kowalske K, Miller AC, Bulger E, Friedman R, Wolfe A, Chung KK, Mosier M, Jeng J, Giacino J, Zafonte R, Kazis LE, Schneider JC, Ryan CM.
OBJECTIVE: Common data elements (CDEs) promote data sharing, standardization, and uniform data collection, which facilitate meta-analyses and comparisons of studies. Currently, there is no set of CDEs for all trauma populations, but their creation would al... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Brachial plexus Surgery: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from your spinal cord to your shoulder, arm and hand.?A brachial plexus injury occurs when these nerves are stretched, compressed, or in the most serious cases, ripped apart or torn away from the spinal cord.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Alexander [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 25, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Race and socioeconomic disparity in treatment and outcome of traumatic cervical spinal cord injury with fracture: Nationwide Inpatient Sample database, 1998-2009 - Dru AB, Reichwage B, Neal D, Vaziri S, Lockney DT, Fox WC, Hoh BL, Hoh DJ.
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective national administrative database study. OBJECTIVE: Advances in treatment of traumatic cervical spinal cord injury with fracture (TCSCIF) have led to significant improvements in clinical outcomes; however, progress in h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Learning to Walk Again
When someone suffers a stroke, he or she often loses some mobility, and some 60 percent of survivors are left with lower-limb deficits. “They usually have one leg that's more impaired than the other leg, and then they undergo rehabilitation and physical therapy. And often they don't fully recover,” said Conor Walsh, professor of engineering and applied sciences at the John A. Paulson Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, in an interview with MD+DI. But a new device called ReSto...
Source: MDDI - April 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Design Source Type: news

This exoskeleton shows people with spinal cord injuries what it's like to walk again
Meet three people who have a new outlook on life, thanks to one wearable, shareable robot. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/The Doc Project Source Type: news

MU neurobiologists annotate critical neuronal proteins in lamprey genome
(University of Missouri-Columbia) The lamprey, an eel-like primitive vertebrate, is a popular organism for neurobiology studies because it has a relatively simple nervous system. It is of particular interest to those studying spinal cord injury because, unlike humans, the lamprey can regenerate nerve connections and recover normal mobility within about 8 weeks following an injury to its spinal cord. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Physical activity prepares neurons to regenerate in case of spinal cord injury
(Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)) The influence of an active lifestyle on the regenerative capacity of the peripheral nervous system, that is, the set of cranial and spinal nerves that control motor and sensory functions, is described here for the first time, explains Á ngel Barco, who has led the participation of the Institute of Neurosciences UMH-CSIC, in Alicante, in this international study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From spinal cord injury to recovery
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) Spinal cord injury disconnects communication between the brain and the spinal cord, disrupting control over part of the body. Studying the mechanisms of recovery, Leuven researcher Aya Takeoka (NERF) found that a specific type of neuronal feedback from sites below the injury plays a crucial role during early recovery and for maintaining regained motor functions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Correction: A multidisciplinary model to guide employment outcomes among people living with spinal cord injuries in South africa: a mixed methods study protocol - Pefile N, Mothabeng J, Naidoo S.
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.2196/resprot.5887.]. ©Ntsikelelo Pefile, Joyce Mothabeng, Saloshni Naidoo. Originally published in JMIR Research Protocols (http://www.researchprotocols.org), 03.04.2019. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Acute extensive myelopathy after single heroin and cocaine exposure in a patient with toxicological evidence of long-term drug abstinence - Ivanovski T, Espino Iba ñez AM, Barcelo Martin B, Gomila Muñiz I.
Heroin-related myelopathy is an uncommon but often devastating complication of heroin intake. It is usually reported in individuals exposed to intravenous heroin after a variable drug-free period, leading to acute and complete spinal cord injury with poor ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prevention care for secondary health conditions among people living with spinal cord injuries: research protocol - Pilusa S, Myezwa H, Potterton J.
OBJECTIVE: People living with spinal cord injuries are at a high risk to experience preventable secondary health conditions in their lifetime, which can lead to rehospitalisation and death. Given the fact that spinal cord injury is a long term disability r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spine trauma and spinal cord injury in Utah: a geographic cohort study utilizing the National Inpatient Sample - Sherrod B, Karsy M, Guan J, Brock AA, Eli IM, Bisson EF, Dailey AT.
In this large retrospective study, the authors used data from the National Inpatient Sample to evaluate the effect of transfer of patients with vertebral fractures and/or spinal cord injury within the Utah region, an area with a known hospital and transfer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Preliminary psychometric analyses of the International Spinal Cord Injury Quality of Life Basic Data Set - New PW, Tate DG, Forchheimer MB, D'Andrea Greve JM, Parashar D, Post MWM.
STUDY DESIGN: Secondary psychometric analysis of cross-sectional previously collected data. OBJECTIVES: Explore the floor and ceiling effects, convergent, and divergent validity of the International Spinal Cord Injury Basic Quality of Life Data Set... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cognitive, emotional, and physical functioning as predictors of paid employment in people with stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury - Wong AWK, Chen C, Baum MC, Heaton RK, Goodman B, Heinemann AW.
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to examine demographic, cognitive, emotional, and physical factors that predict return to paid employment for people after neurological injury. METHOD: Four hundred eighty adults with stroke (n = 149), traumatic brain i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Surgeons planning world's first HEAD transplant say they are ready to start human trials 
Sergio Canavero, of Italy, and Xiaoping Ren, of China, published two studies on Wednesday in which they claim to cure 'irreversible' spinal cord injuries in monkeys and dogs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury due to suicide attempt, psychiatric profile and functional disability - Castano-Monsalve B, Benito-Penalva J, Vidal-Samso J.
INTRODUCTION: Studies published in other countries indicate that 1.6-3% of spinal cord injuries are acquired due to suicide attempt, the majority being produced by precipitation in patients with previous psychiatric disorders. AIMS: To determine the freque... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Transplanting adult spinal cord tissues: A new strategy of repair spinal cord injury
(Science China Press) Spinal cord injury repair is one of the most challenging medical problems, and no effective therapeutic methods has been developed. Now researchers from China reported transplantation of adult spinal cord tissue for treatment of adult complete spinal cord injury. This work provided valuable information for future clinical application. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 27, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Partnership Forms to Develop Breakthrough Neuromodulation Device
WeHealth, an e-health department of Servier Group, said it is in a partnership with Pathmaker Neurosystems, a pioneering clinical-stage bioelectronic medicine company. The two companies revealed plans to develop and commercialize the first neuromodulation technology designed to treat muscle spasticity non-invasively. The new technology will be known as the MyoRegulator device. The new MyoRegulator PM-200 provides a non-invasive treatment option for patients suffering from muscle spasticity, a common condition found in many patients suffering from stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and traumatic...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Business Source Type: news

Pacific Mesothelioma Center Moves Closer to Treatment Breakthrough
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Robert Cameron and the Pacific Mesothelioma Center moved closer to a major treatment advance by obtaining U.S. patent approval for their novel mesenchymal stem cell research program. The patent approval in February makes the research program more attractive to potential investors who could accelerate development and change the way malignant mesothelioma is treated. “This is a big deal in the developmental path for MSC [mesenchymal stem cell] therapy,” Patent Adviser Dr. Walid Sabbagh told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “The patent is a pathway to really help these cancer pat...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 25, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Dissemination and use of the professional standards of practice for psychologists, social workers, and counselors in spinal cord injury rehabilitation - Gray AA, Madrigal-Bauguss JA, Russell HF, Rose J.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the level of awareness and utilization of the Professional Standards of Practice for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 4th Edition (The Standards) by members of professional organiza... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Identifying predictors of higher acute care costs for patients with traumatic spinal cord injury and modeling acute care pathway redesign: a record linkage study - Vaikuntam BP, Middleton JW, McElduff P, Connelly L, Pearse J, Stanford R, Walsh J, Sharwood LN.
STUDY DESIGN: Record linkage study using healthcare utilization and costs data. OBJECTIVE: To identify predictors of higher acute-care treatment costs and length of stay for patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND D... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Knowledge and attitude of nonpsychiatric physicians regarding suicide in spinal cord injury patients and need for structured psychiatric education for suicide prevention: a prospective survey pilot study - Lee SJ, Nam TW, Kim CH, Hwang JM.
BACKGROUND: The knowledge and attitude of nonpsychiatric physicians regarding suicide in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients is important to prevent the accident related to suicide. However, most existing studies have focused on perception of and attitudes a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Patient preferences for order of the sensory portion of the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) examination - Kirshblum S, Didesch M, Botticello A, Kong B, Androwis D.
OBJECTIVE: The International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) includes testing light touch (LT) and sharp/dull discrimination, also known as pinprick (PP) testing. The order these tests are performed varies by clini... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Curcumin performs BETTER than drugs and surgery at treating spinal cord injuries – review
(Natural News) Just when you think you’ve heard everything curcumin can do for your health, the superstar compound found in turmeric pulls another trick out of its sleeve. Reducing inflammation and fighting cancer and depression are impressive feats on their own, but they’re only part of the story. Researchers have now shown that curcumin can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anticipation of wheelchair and rollerblade actions in spinal cord injured people, rollerbladers, and physiotherapists - Scandola M, Aglioti SM, Avesani R, Bertagnoni G, Marangoni A, Moro V.
Embodied Cognition Theories (ECT) postulate that higher-order cognition is heavily influenced by sensorimotor signals. We explored the active role of somatosensory afferents and motor efferents in modulating the perception of actions in people who have suf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

New coalition seeks to give veterans easier access to medical marijuana
This story first appeared  on MassLive.com. Iraq War veteran Stephen Mandile was prescribed 57 medications over 10 years of treatment through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and pain from a spinal cord injury. Eventually, he tried to kill himself. He says things got better after he started using medical marijuana when the first Massachusetts dispensary opened in 2015. “I was able to get off of all my other medications and have an improvement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shira Schoenberg Source Type: news

Gene medication to help treat spinal cord injuries
(Kazan Federal University) The two-gene medication has been proven to recover motor functions in rats. After several months of treatment, rodents were able to use previously paralyzed limbs. Researchers at Kazan Federal University are now seeking pre-clinical trial investment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Unbiased recursive partitioning to stratify patients with acute traumatic spinal cord injuries: external validity in an observational cohort study - Evaniew N, Fallah N, Rivers CS, Noonan VK, Fisher CG, Dvorak MF, Wilson JR, Kwon BK.
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials of novel therapies for acute SCI are challenging because variability in spontaneous neurologic recovery can make discerning actual treatment effects difficult. Unbiased Recursive Partitioning regression with Conditional Inferenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kessler Foundation awarded federal grant to study wearable robotic in spinal cord injury
This study will provide the data needed to expand the options for rehabilitation for veterans, and lay the foundation for the introduction of home-based strategies for improved recovery of hand and arm function in individuals with incomplete SCI.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is admission to an SCI specialized rehabilitation facility associated with better functional outcomes? Analysis of data from the Thai Spinal Cord Injury Registry - Pattanakuhar S, Kammuang-Lue P, Kovindha A, Komaratat N, Mahachai R, Chotiyarnwong C.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of the Thai Spinal Cord Injury Registry. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether being admitted to a spinal cord injury (SCI) specialized rehabilitation facility (SSRF) is associated with better functional outcomes. S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Incidence of adult traumatic spinal cord injury in Saint Petersburg, Russia - Mirzaeva L, Gilhus NE, Lobzin S, Rekand T.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective population-based cohort study. OBJECTIVES: To characterise the epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) among the inhabitants of Saint Petersburg, Russia. SETTING: All hospitals in Saint Petersburg. ME... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

MicroRNA biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid and serum reflect injury severity in human acute traumatic spinal cord injury - Tigchelaar S, Gupta R, Shannon CP, Streijger F, Sinha S, Flibotte S, Rizzuto M, Street J, Paquette SJ, Ailon T, Charest-Morin R, Dea N, Fisher CG, Dvorak MF, Dhall SS, Mac-Thiong JM, Parent S, Bailey C, Christie S, van Keuren-Jensen K, Nislow C, Kwon BK.
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating condition with variability in injury mechanisms and neurologic recovery. Spinal cord impairment following SCI is measured and classified by a widely accepted standard neurologic examination. However, in the very ac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spinal cord research symposium
(University of Louisville) More than a dozen internationally recognized scientists from across North America and Great Britain working at the forefront of cell and molecular biology of development and disease are scheduled to speak in Louisville at the 25th Annual Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust Symposium, May 15-16, 2019. The two-day program will cover the most recent directions and conceptual advances in spinal cord injury research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Short-term effects of core stability training on the balance and ambulation function of individuals with chronic spinal cord injury: a pilot randomized controlled trial - Liu H, Li J, Du L, Yang M, Yang D, Li J, Gao F, Ma K.
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effects of core stability training (CST) on an unstable support surface (USS) on the balance and ambulation function of individuals with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: 29 chronic patients with SCI were ran... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bourdieu, hysteresis, and shame: spinal cord injury and the gendered habitus - Barrett T.
This article offers a consideration of the gendered emotion of "shame" within the context of the lived experiences of spinal cord injured men, using "found life histories" as a source material. Drawing upon the Bourdieusian concept of "hysteresis," I theor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Researchers determine how nerve fibers enter spinal cord during early development
(University of Notre Dame) New research from Notre Dame could lead to regenerative therapies for people with injuries to their brachial plexus, a group of nerves that starts at the spinal cord and goes into the arm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

HUVECS Guide Axon Growth
Study Interactions Between Blood Vessels and Nerve CellsOurGFP-Labeled Human Brian Pericytes were used, by researchers, to evaluate the efficacy of aligned microvessels to induce and control directional axon growth from neural progenitor cells in vitro and host axons in a rat spinal cord injury model. Interstitial fluid flow aligned microvessels generated from co-cultures of cerebral-derived endothelial cells and pericytes in a three-dimensional scaffold. Paul P. Partyka, Ying Jin, Julien Bouyer, Angelica DaSilva, George A. Godsey, Robert G. Nagele, Itzhak Fischer& Peter A. Galie (2019). Harnessing neurovascular i...
Source: Neuromics - February 27, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Axon growth axonal guidance Human Brain Pericytes Neurons Spinal cord injury Spinal cord injury repair spinal cord regeneration Source Type: news

Neuromics' Human Brain Pericytes Guide Axon Growth
Study Interactions Between Blood Vessels and Nerve CellsOurGFP-Labeled Human Brian Pericytes were used by Spinal Cord Injury Researchers to evaluate the efficacy of aligned microvessels to induce and control directional axon growth from neural progenitor cells in vitro and host axons in a rat spinal cord injury model. Interstitial fluid flow aligned microvessels generated from co-cultures of cerebral-derived endothelial cells and pericytes in a three-dimensional scaffold. Paul P. Partyka, Ying Jin, Julien Bouyer, Angelica DaSilva, George A. Godsey, Robert G. Nagele, Itzhak Fischer& Peter A. Galie (2019). Harnessin...
Source: Neuromics - February 27, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Axon growth axonal guidance Human Brain Pericytes Neurons Spinal cord injury Spinal cord injury repair spinal cord regeneration Source Type: news

Alphatec Brings Home 510(k) for Neuromonitoring System
Alphatec Holdings has received 510(k) clearance FDA for its automated SafeOp neuromonitoring system for use in real-time intraoperative nerve location and health assessment. The Carlsbad, CA-based company said the next-generation technology of the SafeOp system represents a “significant advancement” in two intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) modalities: somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP), and electromyography (EMG). SSEP assesses the functional health of the spinal cord and nerves, while EMG enables surgeons to test nerves for their location, proximity, and conduction....
Source: MDDI - February 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Newton Medical Center partners with Shriners to add telehealth location
Newton Medical Center has partnered with St. Louis ’ Shriners Hospital for Children to create that organization’s first telehealth location in Kansas.  The two entities say in a press release that the partnership will allow patients in Kansas and beyond to utilize equipment that will be housed at Newton Medical Center to connect with physician s and caregivers at the St. Louis hospital. The Shriners Hospital is known for its care in orthopedics, cleft lip and palate, spinal-cord injury rehabilitation,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Daniel McCoy Source Type: news