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Long-term performance and user satisfaction with implanted neuroprostheses for upright mobility after paraplegia: two to 14-year follow-up - Triolo RJ, Bailey SN, Foglyano KM, Kobetic R, Lombardo LM, Miller ME, Pinault G.
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the long-term (LT) (>2 years) effects of lower extremity (LE) neuroprostheses (NPs) for standing, transfers, stepping and seated stability after spinal cord injury. DESIGN: Single-subject design case series with participants ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

NSF grant to fund development of a 'bionic suit' to help people with paraplegia walk
(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) The Keck School of Medicine of USC is one of three institutions to share a highly competitive $8 million Cyber-Physical Systems Frontier grant to develop a brain-computer interface to restore walking and lower extremity sensation in people with paraplegia due to spinal cord injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epidemiological study of spinal cord injury individuals from halfway houses in Shanghai, China - Chang FS, Zhang Q, Sun M, Yu HJ, Hu LJ, Wu JH, Chen G, Xue LD, Lu J.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of spinal cord injury (SCI) individuals in Shanghai and examine their treatment and rehabilitation for traumatic and complete SCI individuals. DESIGN: Community-based secondary data analyses. SETTING: Shan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nigeria: Dala Orthopaedic Hospital Handles 480 Spinal Cord Injuries Annually
[This Day] Kano -The Management of Dala Orthopedic Hospital Kano has expressed concern over increasing cases of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in the state, saying the hospital is receiving no less than 480 cases annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Incidence of traumatic spinal cord injury in Italy during 2013-2014: a population-based study - Ferro S, Cecconi L, Bonavita J, Pagliacci MC, Biggeri A, Franceschini M.
STUDY DESIGN: Observational prospective population-based incidence study. OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study was to assess the incidence of traumatic spinal cord injuries (TSCIs) and incidence rates, in order to provide estimates by age, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New treatment significantly improved bladder activity after spinal cord injury
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers have shown that compared to placebo, a drug treatment intended to prevent remodeling of the bladder wall and given within 48 hours after spinal cord injury (SCI) in dogs was associated with significantly higher bladder compliance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nanoparticles limit damage in spinal cord injury
(Northwestern University) After a spinal cord injury, significant secondary nerve damage is caused by inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the ability of the nervous system to repair itself. A biodegradable nanoparticle injected after a spinal cord trauma prevented the inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the repair process, reports a new study. Mice with a spinal cord injury receiving the nanoparticle injection were able to walk better after the injury than those that didn't receive it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Traumatic spinal cord injury in the north-east Tanzania - describing incidence, etiology and clinical outcomes retrospectively - Moshi H, Sundelin G, Sahlen KG, S örlin A.
BACKGROUND: Causes, magnitude and consequences of traumatic spinal cord injury depend largely on geography, infrastructure, socioeconomic and cultural activities of a given region. There is a scarcity of literature on profile of traumatic spinal cord injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Feasibility and data quality of the National Spinal Cord Injury Registry of Iran (NSCIR-IR): a pilot study - Naghdi K, Azadmanjir Z, Saadat S, Abedi A, Koohi Habibi S, Derakhshan P, Safdarian M, Abdollah Zadegan S, Amirjamshidi A, Sharif-Alhoseini M, Arab Kheradmand J, Mohammadzadeh M, Zendehdel K, Khazaeipour Z, Hashemi SMR, Saberi H, Karimi Yarandi K, Ketabchi SE, Yousefzadeh-Chabok S, Heidari H, Sotodeh A, Pestei K, Ghodsi Z, Sadeghian F, Noonan V, Benzel EC, Oreilly G, Chapman J, Hagen EM, Fehlings MG, Vaccaro AR, Faghih Jooybari M, Zarei MR, Zafarghandi MR, Salamati P, Nezareh S, Khormali M, Sadeghi-Naini M, Jazayeri SB, Aarabi B, Rahimi-Movaghar V.
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most disabling consequences of trauma with unparalleled economic, social, and personal burden. Any attempt aimed at improving quality of care should be based on comprehensive and reliable data. This pilot ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 29, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Why medtech should keep its lobbying expectations low in 2017 Political chaos is lowering expectations when it comes to the medtech industry getting much done in Congress this year, says Clayton Hall, VP of government affairs f...
Source: Mass Device - August 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

After patient deaths, InVivo slashes staff and ousts science chief
One month after disclosing that a third patient had died in a trial of its experimental spinal cord injury treatment, Cambridge-based InVivo Therapeutics said it plans to lay off more than a third of its workforce and terminate its chief scientific officer. InVivo (Nasdaq: NVIV) announced the restructuring in a release on Monday, saying that it will cut 13 of its 33 employees. In a separate federal filing, the company said it had notified its chief scientific officer, Thomas Ulich, that he will… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

​NKY hospital expands, adds dozens of jobs
HealthSouth Northern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital has added 11 beds, a multimillion-dollar expansion that will create about 30 jobs. The 6,815-foot expansion includes 11 private rooms at the 40-bed Edgewood hospital, which provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to patients recovering from debilitating illnesses or injuries such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, hip fracture and amputation. A 6,500-square-fot renovation includes an addition to the therapy gym, the kitchen… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

InVivo retools to get Inspire trial back on track, lays off 39%
InVivo Therapeutics (NSDQ:NVIV) said yesterday that it’s laying off nearly 40% of its workforce, pausing a clinical trial and cutting two R&D programs as it tries to get its a pivotal study back on track. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company, which is developing a scaffold implant to treat traumatic spinal cord injuries, last month suspended its 16-patient Inspire study after its most recent patient passed away suddenly following hospital discharge. Although the death was found to be unrelated to the InVivo scaffold or its implantation procedure, the company temporarily halted enrollment to discuss p...
Source: Mass Device - August 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Spinal InVivo Corp. Source Type: news

Epidemiological trends in the Swiss rehabilitation setting for traumatic spinal cord injury (Safety-2016 abstract #308) - Chamberlain J, Brinkhof MWG.
BACKGROUND Dynamics of incident traumatic accidents, a case in point being traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI), have changed over the past forty years in many high income countries due to changes in demographic structure, lifestyle and policy. Rehabilitati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Determinants of participating in life after spinal cord injury - advice for health professionals arising from an examination of shared narratives - Amsters D, Duncan J, Field V, Smales A, Zillmann L, Kendall M, Kuipers P.
PURPOSE: To explore the perceived determinants of participation in life after spinal cord injury and incorporate these into a framework for the promotion of participation suitable for use by rehabilitation professionals. METHOD: Four people with sp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

It's not a rat's race for human stem cells grafted to repair spinal cord injuries
(University of California - San Diego) More than one-and-a-half years after implantation, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center report that human neural stem cells (NSCs) grafted into spinal cord injuries in laboratory rats displayed continued growth and maturity, with functional recovery beginning one year after grafting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Use of brain-computer interface, virtual avatar could help people with gait disabilities
(University of Houston) Researchers from the University of Houston have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking avatar can control gait, suggesting the protocol may help patients recover the ability to walk after stroke, some spinal cord injuries and certain other gait disabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Determinants of resilience among people who sustained spinal cord injury from the 2015 earthquake in Nepal - Bhattarai M, Maneewat K, Sae-Sia W.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To assess the level of resilience, compare resilience by demographic and injury-related characteristics, and identify significant determinants of resilience in Nepalese people who sustained spinal co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nerve fibers regenerated with molecular mix
New research finds that a 'cocktail' of molecules regenerates neuronal axons, restoring fine motor skills in mice that had spinal cord injury or stroke. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Key demands and characteristics of occupations performed by individuals with spinal cord injury living in Switzerland - N ützi M, Trezzini B, Ronca E, Schwegler U.
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive qualitative and quantitative study using cross-sectional data from the Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Cohort Study (SwiSCI). OBJECTIVE: To determine the key demands and characteristics of occupations performed by individuals wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

InVivo pulls trigger on $2m warrant exchange
InVivo Therapeutics (NSDQ:NVIV) said today it exchanged outstanding warrants, issued as part of a financing in 2014, for 2 million new shares of common stock. The exchange is worth approximately $2.4 million, given InVivo’s current share price of $1.20 as of 10:44 a.m. EDT. InVivo said it negotiated individual exchange agreements with warrant holders, and that the exercise price and number of shares subject to the 2014 warrants were adjusted. “We believe that these exchange agreements benefit our shareholders and the company by creating a substantially cleaner balance sheet for the company and removing a s...
Source: Mass Device - August 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat InVivo Therapeutics Source Type: news

Bionik Labs integrates Amazon voice control tech into Arke lower body exoskeleton
Robotic rehabilitation device developer Bionik Laboratories said today it integrated Amazon‘s (NSDQ:AMZN) Echo and Alexa voice technology into its Arke lower body exoskeleton. With the integration users of the Arke exoskeleton will be able to control the system and its various activity modes, including standing and walking, through voice commands, the Toronto-based company said. “We are excited to complete the integration of Amazon’s Echo and Alexa into our Arke exoskeleton, combining the power of Amazon’s voice-activated technologies with our powerful assistive robotic solutions for the next evolut...
Source: Mass Device - August 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robotics Bionik Laboratories Source Type: news

New Model Predicts Independent Walking After Spinal Cord Injury New Model Predicts Independent Walking After Spinal Cord Injury
A simple model based on age and two neurological variables accurately predicts independent walking after spinal cord injury (SCI), researchers from Canada report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms among older adults with long-term spinal cord injury: associations with secondary health conditions, sense of coherence, coping strategies and physical activity - J örgensen S, Ginis KA, Iwarsson S, Lexell J.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the presence of depressive symptoms among older adults with long-term spinal cord injury and investigate the association with sociodemographic and injury characteristics; and to determine how potentially modifiable factors, i.e. secon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Factors affecting outcome of acute cervical spine injury: a prospective study - Srinivas BH, Rajesh A, Purohit AK.
BACKGROUND: Injury to the spine and spinal cord is one of the common cause of disability and death. Several factors affect the outcome; but which are these factors (alone and in combination), are determining the outcomes are still unknown. The aim of the s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The international spinal cord injury data sets - Harvey LA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Inconsistencies with screening for traumatic brain injury in spinal cord injury across the continuum of care - Sikka S, Vrooman A, Callender L, Salisbury D, Bennett M, Hamilton R, Driver S.
OBJECTIVE: Explore how traumatic brain injury (TBI) is screened among spinal cord injury (SCI) patients across the continuum of care. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review Setting: Emergency department, trauma, inpatient rehabilitation Participants: 3... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

ReWalk Robotics touts Harvard-led Restore soft exosuit study
ReWalk Robotics (NSDQ:RWLK) today released results from a study of a soft suit exoskeleton system designed to aid ambulatory stroke patients, touting that the system was able to facilitate normal walking ability in patients. The study was authored by researchers at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Boston University, and utilized a prototype that Marlborough, Mass.-based ReWalk Robotics plans to commercialize as the Restore system. Results from the study were published in the Journal of Science Translational Medicine. The Restore system is designed to transmit pow...
Source: Mass Device - August 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Prosthetics Robotics ReWalk Robotics Source Type: news

Myomo wins CE Mark for next-gen MyoPro powered orthotic
Myomo said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its next-gen MyoPro myoelectric arm orthosis device. Cambridge, Mass.-based Myomo develops and produces myoelectric orthotics for patients with neuromuscular disorders, including its flagship MyoPro line. The orthosis devices are non-invasive, powered braces used to support weak or deformed arms and hands to allow for functional activity. Myomo touted the MyoPro as the only lightweight wearable device designed to restore function to paralyzed or weakened arms and hands in individuals who have suffered a stroke, spinal cord or nerve injury or other neur...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog Myomo Inc Source Type: news

InVivo temporarily halts Inspire study enrollment after patient death
InVivo Therapeutics (NSDQ:NVIV) said today it is temporarily suspending enrollment in its Inspire trial of its neuro-spinal scaffold after its most recent patient, implanted last month, passed away suddenly following hospital discharge. While the death was deemed to be unrelated to the neuro-spinal scaffold or the implantation procedure, the company said it was initiating a temporary enrollment halt while it discusses possible patient enrollment criteria changes with the FDA. Due to the enrollment halt, Cambridge, Mass.-based InVivo said it expects it will complete enrollment for the trial during the 1st half of 2018,...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Spinal Source Type: news

InVivo halts trial of spine injury treatment after third patient dies
InVivo Therapeutics said Monday it has halted a trial of its spinal cord injury treatment after a third patient died, sending shares of the Cambridge company plummeting. InVivo (Nasdaq: NVIV) announced that it would temporarily stop enrolling patients in the trial of its Neuro-Spinal Scaffold, a biodegradable device invented in part by MIT professor Bob Langer designed to help patients heal after spinal cord injuries. The company said that the most recent patient to enroll in the study had died… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

InVivo halts trial of spine injury treatment after third patient dies
InVivo Therapeutics said Monday it has halted a trial of its spinal cord injury treatment after a third patient died, sending shares of the Cambridge company plummeting. InVivo (Nasdaq: NVIV) announced that it would temporarily stop enrolling patients in the trial of its Neuro-Spinal Scaffold, a biodegradable device invented in part by MIT professor Bob Langer designed to help patients heal after spinal cord injuries. The company said that the most recent patient to enroll in the study had died… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 31, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

New surgical strategy offers hope for repairing spinal injuries
(Frontiers) Repairing spinal injuries is a difficult business. Scientists previously developed a new surgical technique to reconnect sensory neurons to the spinal cord after traumatic spinal injuries. Now, they have gained new insight into how the technique works at a cellular level by recreating it in rats. The technique succeeds because offshoots from the spinal cord grow into the implanted sensory neurons to complete a spinal circuit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Facilitators and barriers to international collaboration in spinal cord injury: results from a survey of clinicians and researchers - Noonan VK, Chan E, Bassett-Spiers K, Berlowitz DJ, Biering-S ørensen F, Charlifue S, Graco M, Hayes KC, Horsewell J, Joshi P, Markelis D, Smith V, Waheed Z, Brown DJ.
International collaboration in spinal cord injury (SCI) clinical research is necessary to overcome the challenges often encountered by clinicians and researchers including participant recruitment, high cost and the need for highly specialized expertise. Ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Scientists hope fish clues aid spinal cord injury treatment
Edinburgh scientists uncover a "vital mechanism" in damaged fish spines that helps nerve connections to regrow. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zebrafish study reveals clues to healing spinal cord injuries
(University of Edinburgh) Fresh insights into how zebrafish repair their nerve connections could hold clues to new therapies for people with spinal cord injuries. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have pinpointed key molecules that prompt damaged nerve fibres in the fish to regenerate themselves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Identifying and understanding the health information experiences and preferences of individuals with TBI, SCI, and burn injuries - Coffey NT, Weinstein AA, Cai C, Cassese J, Jones R, Shaewitz D, Garfinkel S.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and burn injury can cause lifelong disability and changes in quality of life. In order to meet the challenges of postinjury life, various types of health information are needed. We sought to identif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on depression and anxiety in the patients with incomplete spinal cord injury (a STROBE-compliant article) - Feng JJ, Li YH.
Little research has been done on the effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) on depression and anxiety after spinal cord injury (SCI). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of HBO on psychological problems and never function, especially on depres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The impact of acute management on the occurrence of medical complications during the specialized spinal cord injury acute hospitalization following motor-complete cervical spinal cord injury - Richard-Denis A, Erhmann Feldman D, Thompson C, Mac-Thiong JM.
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Determine the impact of early admission and complete perioperative management in a specialized spinal cord injury (SCI) trauma center (SCI-center) on the occurrence of medical complications following tetraplegia. DESIGN: A retros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Working around spinal injuries
(University of California - Davis) A new study in rats shows that changes in the brain after spinal cord injury are necessary to restore at least some function to lower limbs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A comparison of perceptions of quality of life among adults with spinal cord injury in the United States versus the United Kingdom - Palimaru A, Cunningham WE, Dillistone M, Vargas-Bustamante A, Liu H, Hays RD.
PURPOSE: To identify which aspects of life are most important to adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) and compare perspectives in the United States and the United Kingdom. METHODS: We conducted 20 in-depth interviews with adults with SCI (ten in th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

' Smart' Robot Technology Could Give Stroke Rehab a Boost
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Scientists say they have developed a " smart " robotic harness that might make it easier for people to learn to walk again after a stroke or spinal cord injury. The harness, the researchers said, can be fine-tuned to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Social support and its association with depression, gender and socioeconomic indicators in individuals with spinal cord injury in Iran - Khazaeipour Z, Hajiaghababaei M, Mirminachi B, Vaccaro AR, Rahimi-Movaghar V.
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between perceived social support and depression and to evaluate the role of family, friends and other caregivers in the perception of social support in Ira... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

InVivo adds 34th site to Inspire neuro-spinal scaffold trial
InVivo Therapeutics (NSDQ:NVIV) said today it added Stanford Medicine as the 34th clinical in the Inspire study of its neuro-spinal scaffold. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company’s neuro-spinal scaffold is a novel, biodegradable device designed to be surgically implanted following acute spinal cord injuries to act as a physical substrate for nerve sprouting. Dr. Atman Desai has been named principal investigator at the site, the company said. “We are pleased to welcome one of the most recognized hospitals in the world to the Inspire study. We look forward to working with Stanford Medicine and Dr. Desai, espec...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Spinal InVivo Therapeutics Source Type: news

Asterias Biotherapeutics Completes Enrollment and Dosing of SCiStar Study's AIS-B 10 Million Cell Cohort
First enrolled cohort comprised of patients with motor complete, sensory incomplete paralysis FREMONT, Calif., July 12, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST), a biotechnology company pioneering... Regenerative Medicine, Neurology Asterias Biotherapeutics, AST-OPC1, SCiStar, spinal cord injury, stem cell (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UTA-linked startup TissueGen wins 'Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough' award
(University of Texas at Arlington) TissueGen won the award for its patented ELUTE ®   fiber, which provides pharmaceutical, therapeutic and medical device companies with topical and implantable drug delivery from biodegradable polymer-based fibers. Medical devices incorporating these fibers have the potential to revolutionize tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications including spinal cord injury repair, nerve regeneration, orthopedic soft tissue repair, and many more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Creating music by thought alone
(Frontiers) Neurologists have created a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument, which they've recently described in a report in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Researchers hope that this new instrument will help empower and rehabilitate patients with motor disabilities such as those from stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

InVivo adds 1st UK site to Inspire neuro-spinal scaffold study
InVivo Therapeutics (NSDQ:NVIV) said today it added its 1st UK-based site to the Inspire study of its neuro-spinal scaffold at Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital, bringing the total number of sites up to 33. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company’s neuro-spinal scaffold is designed to be surgically implanted following acute spinal cord injuries to act as a physical substrate for nerve sprouting. InVivo said Dr. Manjunath Prasad will join the study at the site, within the Golden Jubilee Regional Spinal Cord Injuries Centre at the hospital. “I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to be joining...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Spinal InVivo Therapeutics Source Type: news

ReWalk Robotics inks French distro deal with Harmonie M édical Service
ReWalk Robotics (NSDQ:RWLK) said today it inked an exclusive French distribution deal with Harmonie Médical Service. Through the deal, HMS will operate as sole distributor of the ReWalk exoskeleton systems for individuals with spinal cord injuries in France. The deal includes both the ReWalk Personal and ReWalk Rehabilitation systems for home and clinical use, respectively. “Our partnership with ReWalk is a real opportunity for HMS. We have been working for 30 years in the medical materials domain with people who have lost their mobility. We have always looked for innovative technologies in this doma...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Robotics ReWalk Robotics Source Type: news

Neurosurgical emergencies in sport - Sindelar B, Bailes JE.
Sports related severe brain and spinal cord injuries are medical and potentially surgical emergencies that require timely intervention in order to reduce worsening secondary injury. For this reason, it is important for all medical professionals managing at... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news