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Boston Sci Employee Found Guilty in Criminal Case
Boston Scientific faces $1 million in fines after an Italian court found one of its employees guilty in a criminal case, according to an SEC filing. On Feb. 23, 2015, the judge for the Court of Modena (Italy) ordered a trial for the Marlborough, MA-based company and three of its employees as well as numerous other defendants charged in criminal proceedings. Those charges arise from allegations that the defendants made improper donations to certain healthcare providers and other employees of the Hospital of Modena in order to induce them to conduct unauthorized clinical trials, as well as related government fraud in relatio...
Source: MDDI - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Electrical implant reduces side effects from man's spinal cord injury
An experimental electrical treatment has reduced side effects of a spinal cord injury that paralyzed a Canadian man. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the "Spinal Cord Injury-Falls Concern Scale" in the Italian population - Marquez MA, De Santis R, Ammendola V, Antonacci M, Santilli V, Berardi A, Valente D, Galeoto G.
The objective of this study was to develop an Italian version of the Spinal Cord Injury-Falls Concern Scale (SCI-FCS) and examine its reliability and validity. SETTING: Multicenter study in spinal units... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The experience of seeking, gaining and maintaining employment after traumatic spinal cord injury and the vocational pathways involved - Hilton G, Unsworth CA, Stuckey R, Murphy GC.
BACKGROUND: Vocational potential in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) are unrealised with rates of employment substantially lower than in the labour force participation of the general population and the pre-injury employment rates. OBJECTIVES: T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

i-Fect Delivers Again and Again
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: Neuromics - February 19, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: angiogenesis Delivering siRNA to the CNS Lactate Hydrogenase A LDHA Neurodegenerative Disease siRNA delivery in-vivo Source Type: news

i-Fect Delivers siRNA 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 - February 19, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Angiogenesis Delivering siRNA to the CNS i-Fect Lactate Dehydrogenase A LDHA siRNA delivery to mouse brain Source Type: news

Electrical implant reduces 'invisible' symptoms of man's spinal cord injury
(University of British Columbia) An experimental treatment that sends electrical currents through the spinal cord has improved 'invisible' yet debilitating side effects for a Canadian man with a spinal cord injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Priorities of spinal cord injured population - a survey - Mattu S.
In the united states alone, there are more than 200,000 individuals living with a chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). Healthcare for these individuals creates a significant economic burden for the country, not to mention the physical, psychological, and soci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Psychological morbidities and positive psychological outcomes in people with traumatic spinal cord injury in Mainland China - Wang Y, Xie H, Zhao X.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. OBJECTIVES: To explore the prevalences of three psychological morbidities (posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression) and two positive psychological outcomes (resilience and posttraumatic growth) i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury with central cord syndrome from surfing - Steinfeld Y, Keren Y, Haddad E.
INTRODUCTION: Central cord syndrome (CCS) is an injury to the center of the spinal cord. It is well known as a hyperextension injury, but it has never been described as a surfing injury. Our report describes this injury in detail. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35-y... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury research: Bonus benefit to activity-based training
(University of Louisville) Researchers in the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) at the University of Louisville have discovered that the training, designed to help individuals with SCI improve motor function, also leads to improved bladder and bowel function and increased sexual desire. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Impact of admission imaging findings on neurological outcomes in acute cervical traumatic spinal cord injury - Farhadi HF, Kukreja S, Minnema AJ, Vatti L, Gopinath M, Prevedello L, Chen C, Xiang H, Schwab J.
Variable and unpredictable spontaneous recovery can occur following acute cervical traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI). Despite the critical clinical and interventional trial planning implications of this tSCI feature, baseline measures to accurately predi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

InVivo Therapeutics inks $15m share purchase agreement
InVivo Therapeutics (NSDQ:NVIV) said today it inked a stock purchase agreement with Lincoln Park Capital Fund to sell up to $15 million in shares over a two-year period. The new agreement comes with conditions and limitations, including giving the rights to InVivo to control the timing and amount of sales of stock and that the purchase price is based on prevailing market prices. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company said that as part of the agreement, Lincoln Park cannot require the company to make sales but is obligated to make purchases as directed by the company, and that there are no upper limits on the price Lincoln...
Source: Mass Device - January 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News InVivo Therapeutics Source Type: news

Jefferson, Magee complete merger
Jefferson Health added its fourth new member since 2015 with the completion of its merger with Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.   The leaders of Jefferson and Magee said Tuesday the integration will enable two organizations, both nationally ranked, to provide “an even higher level of care” to patients regaining independence from spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, amputation, multiple sclerosis and/or orthopedic injuries. Jefferson and Magee have had a clinical affiliation for several decades.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lasuth, Indian Hospital Hold Free Medical Camp for Orthopedic Patients
[Guardian] The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) is organizing a free medical camp for orthopedic patients with joint replacement and spinal cord injuries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of parenthood in wheelchair-dependent persons with long-term spinal cord injury in the Netherlands - van den Borne K, Brands I, Spijkerman D, Adriaansen JJE, Postma K, van den Berg-Emons HJG.
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter   cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of parenthood in long-term wheelchair-dependent persons who sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI) during their reproductive years. Secondary aims were to (1) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mental health and life satisfaction of individuals with spinal cord injury and their partners 5 years after discharge from first inpatient rehabilitation - Scholten EWM, Tromp MEH, Hillebregt CF, de Groot S, Ketelaar M, Visser-Meily JMA, Post MWM.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To describe and compare mental health and life satisfaction between individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and their partners 5 years after discharge from first inpatient rehabilitation; and to ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Provided support, caregiver burden and well-being in partners of persons with spinal cord injury 5 years after discharge from first inpatient rehabilitation - Scholten EWM, Kieftenbelt A, Hillebregt CF, de Groot S, Ketelaar M, Visser-Meily JMA, Post MWM.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To describe type and regularity of support given by partners for individuals with paraplegia versus tetraplegia 5 years after discharge from first inpatient rehabilitation; to describe perceived care... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reliability and validity of the Persian version of the spinal cord injury lifestyle scale and the health behavior questionnaire in persons with spinal cord injury - Shabany M, Nasrabadi AN, Rahimi-Movaghar V, Mansournia MA, Mohammadi N, Pruitt SD.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional psychometric study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reliability and validity of a spinal cord injury lifestyle scale (SCILS) and Health Behavior Questionnaire (HBQ) in the Persian language for persons with spinal cord injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Scientists synthesize nanoparticle-antioxidants to treat strokes and spinal cord injuries
(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) An international science team has developed an innovative therapeutic complex based on multi-layer polymer nano-structures of superoxide dismutase (SOD). The new substance can be used to effectively rehabilitate patients after acute spinal injuries, strokes, and heart attacks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Spine and spinal cord injuries after falls from tree stands during the Wisconsin deer hunting season - Hamilton K, Rocque B, Brooks N.
BACKGROUND: Deer hunting is popular in much of the United States. In Wisconsin, use of tree stands for hunting is common. Spine surgeons at a Level 1 Trauma Center observed a high incidence of spine and spinal cord injury due to falls from tree stands whil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Feinstein Institute discovers genes that repair spinal cord in fish are also in humans
(Northwell Health) Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Associate Professor Ona E. Bloom, PhD, along with colleagues at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), published today in Scientific Reports that many of the genes that repair an injured spinal cord in a fish called the lamprey are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in mammals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genes that aid spinal cord healing in lamprey also present in humans, MBL team discovers
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Many of the genes involved in natural repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in mammals, according to a study by a collaborative group of scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and other institutions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anatomical and physiological differences between children and adults relevant to traumatic brain injury and the implications for clinical assessment and care - Figaji AA.
General and central nervous system anatomy and physiology in children is different to that of adults and this is relevant to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury. The controversies and uncertainties in adult neurotrauma are magnified by thes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dose and duration of opioid use in propensity score matched, privately insured opioid users with and without spinal cord injury - Hand BN, Krause JS, Simpson KN.
The objectives were to: 1) compare the opioid utilization patterns in opioid users with spinal cord injury (SCI) to a propensity score matched general population of opioid users without SCI and 2) identify characteristics of persons with SCI ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Diaphragm pacing for spinal cord injury
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biomarkers in spinal cord injury: from prognosis to treatment - Rodrigues LF, Moura-Neto V, E Spohr TCLS.
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is considered an incurable condition, having a heterogenous recovery and uncertain prognosis. Therefore, a reliable prediction of the improvement in the acute phase could benefit patients. Physicians are unanimous in insisting that... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Exploring narratives of resilience among seven males living with spinal cord injury: a qualitative study - Geard A, Kirkevold M, L øvstad M, Schanke AK.
BACKGROUND: It is a challenge for both individuals and families when an illness or traumatic injury results in a severe spinal cord injury. The on-going physical impairments experienced by persons with spinal cord injury play themselves out over time. Few ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Volition-adaptive control for gait training using wearable exoskeleton: preliminary tests with incomplete spinal cord injury individuals - Rajasekaran V, L ópez-Larraz E, Trincado-Alonso F, Aranda J, Montesano L, Del-Ama AJ, Pons JL.
BACKGROUND: Gait training for individuals with neurological disorders is challenging in providing the suitable assistance and more adaptive behaviour towards user needs. The user specific adaptation can be defined based on the user interaction with the ort... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cellular hitchhikers aid recovery from spinal cord injury
The healing effects of stem cells in spinal cord injury can be aided by their ability to move to specific anti-inflammatory cells called M2 macrophages. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Characteristics of persons with spinal cord injury who drive in Malaysia and its barriers: a cross sectional study - Lee RCH, Hasnan N, Engkasan JP.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence, characteristics of and barriers to driving among persons with a spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: SCI Rehabilitation Clinic, University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Two-Time Olympian and Patient Champion Announces Collaboration with Air Medical Transport Provider Angel MedFlight
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Six-time Olympic gold medalist, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is announcing her 2018 collaboration with Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance. As a patient advocate for spinal cord injuries (SCI), Van Dyken-Rouen is teaming up with the medical transport provider to share her positive message with healthcare providers, critical care patients, and their families. Since her spinal cord injury in 2014, Van Dyken-Rouen has emerged as a powerful champion for the patient community she calls "differently-abled". Six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is collaborating with the Angel MedFlight t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Angel MedFlight Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Two-Time Olympian and Patient Champion Announces Collaboration with Air Medical Transport Provider Angel MedFlight
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Six-time Olympic gold medalist, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is announcing her 2018 collaboration with Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance. As a patient advocate for spinal cord injuries (SCI), Van Dyken-Rouen is teaming up with the medical transport provider to share her positive message with healthcare providers, critical care patients, and their families. Since her spinal cord injury in 2014, Van Dyken-Rouen has emerged as a powerful champion for the patient community she calls "differently-abled". Six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is collaborating with the Angel MedFlight t...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Angel MedFlight Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Pre-injury patient characteristics and post-injury neurological status are associated with mortality following spinal cord injury - Casper DS, Zmistowski B, Schroeder GD, McKenzie JC, Mangan J, Vatson J, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Kepler CK.
This study investigates the association between SCI and post-injury mortality. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) are severe conditions treated in the acute trauma setting. Due to ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cognition among community-dwelling individuals with spinal cord injury - Cohen ML, Tulsky DS, Holdnack JA, Carlozzi NE, Wong A, Magasi S, Heaton RK, Heinemann AW.
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: To compare the cognitive profiles of a well-characterized sample of adults with and without spinal cord injury (SCI) using the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery NIHTB-CB. Research Method/Design: Participants were 156 community-dwelling indiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effectiveness of a self-management intervention to promote an active lifestyle in persons with long-term spinal cord injury: the HABITS Randomized Clinical Trial - Kooijmans H, Post MWM, Stam HJ, van der Woude LHV, Spijkerman DCM, Snoek GJ, Bongers-Janssen HMH, van Koppenhagen CF, Twisk JW, Bussmann JBJ.
BACKGROUND: Most people with long-term spinal cord injury (SCI) have a very inactive lifestyle. Higher activity levels have been associated with health benefits and enhanced quality of life. Consequently, encouraging an active lifestyle is important and be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Demographics and clinical characteristics of traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries - Ge L, Arul K, Ikpeze T, Baldwin A, Nickels JL, Mesfin A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Neurosexuality needs to be better addressed in patients with neurodisabilities
(IOS Press) For people with brain disorders, whether from injury or disease, rehabilitation is a complex process. Neurosexuality is an emerging area of study and practice that focuses on the relationships between brain and sexual function in individuals with and without neurological disorders. Experts on the subject, reporting in NeuroRehabilitation, discuss how sexuality can affect neurorehabilitation in patients suffering from a range of conditions, from stroke and spinal cord injuries to sexual behavior in patients with dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet lures Medtronic vet Hanson to CEO spot | Personnel Moves December 19, 2017
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) said today it tapped former Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) exec VP Bryan Hanson as its new prez and CEO, replacing interim CEO Daniel Florin who will continue on as CFO and senior VP. A 20-year veteran of medical devices, Hanson operated most recently as group president of Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic’s approximately $9 billion minimally invasive therapies group, Zimmer Biomet said. Prior to his time with Medtronic, Hanson held positions as group president of Covidien’s medical device business, and group president of surgical solutions. “On behalf of the board, I am thrilled to welco...
Source: Mass Device - December 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Bovie Medical Corp. Dentsply Sirona Endologix InVivo Therapeutics Medtronic milestonescientific zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

Scientists successfully demonstrate a new way to help nerve regeneration in spinal cord injury
A new way of triggering nerve regeneration to help repair spinal cord injury and in the longer-term potentially paralysis has successfully been demonstrated by University of Bristol scientists. The work is published in PLOS ONE today [Monday 11 December]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of the Satisfaction With Life Scale in people with traumatic brain, spinal cord, or burn injury: a National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Model System study - Amtmann D, Bocell FD, Bamer A, Heinemann AW, Hoffman JM, Juengst SB, Rosenberg M, Schneider JC, Wiechman S, McMullen K.
This study evaluated the measurement properties of the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) in a sample of 17,897 people with spinal cord injury (48%, n = 8,566), traumatic brain injury (44%, n = 7,941), and burn injury (8%, n = 1,390), 1 year following inj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Robotic assisted gait as a tool for rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injury: a systematic review - Holanda LJ, Silva PMM, Amorim TC, Lacerda MO, Sim ão CR, Morya E.
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is characterized by a total or partial deficit of sensory and motor pathways. Impairments of this injury compromise muscle recruitment and motor planning, thus reducing functional capacity. SCI patients commonly present... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

3-D mini brains accelerate research for repairing brain function
(Houston Methodist) Houston Methodist is making mini brains from human stem cells, putting researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system after injury or disease of the brain and spinal cord. Researchers have developed a new system to reduce the time it takes to grow these brain models, which will give them the ability to screen drugs and study what's behind disease-causing mutations more quickly. The findings appear Dec. 12 in Stem Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quality of life and health utility scores among Canadian traumatic spinal cord injury patients - a national cross-sectional study - Iorio-Morin C, Noonan VK, White B, Noreau L, Leblond J, Dumont FS, Kwon BK, Dvorak MF, Dea N.
STUDY DESIGN: National, multicenter, cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to provide overall quality of life (QOL) and health utility (HU) values for patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) stratified by injury leve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What are the trends and demographics in sports-related pediatric spinal cord injuries? - Nadarajah V, Jauregui JJ, Perfetti D, Shasti M, Koh EY, Henn RF.
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric spinal cord injury (PSCI) is a devastating injury that can cause significant long-term consequences. The purpose of this study is to calculate and report the prevalence of PSCI, identify risk factors for sports-related PSCI, and eva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Traumatic fractures of the cervical spine: analysis of changes in incidence, etiology, concurrent injuries and complications among 488,262 patients from 2005-2013 - Passias PG, Poorman GW, Segreto FA, Jalai CM, Horn SR, Bortz CA, Vasquez-Montes D, Diebo BG, Vira S, Bono OJ, De La Garza-Ramos R, Moon JY, Wang C, Hirsch BP, Zhou PL, Gerling M, Koller H, Lafage V.
OBJECTIVE: The etiologies and epidemiology of traumatic cervical spine fracture have not been described with sufficient power or recency. Our goal is to describe demographics, incidence, etiology, spinal cord injuries (SCIs), concurrent injuries, treatment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Type and timing of rehabilitation following acute and subacute spinal cord injury: a systematic review - Burns AS, Marino RJ, Kalsi-Ryan S, Middleton JW, Tetreault LA, Dettori JR, Mihalovich KE, Fehlings MG.
The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the literature to address the following clinical questions: In adult patients with acute and subacute complete or incomplete traumatic SCI, (1) does the time interval between inj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kessler Foundation receives NIDILRR subaward to improve spinal cord injury outcomes
(Kessler Foundation) Amanda Botticello, PhD, MPH, received a $605,000 subaward from the National Institute on Disability Independent Living& Rehabilitation Research to study a cognitive-behavioral intervention in the outpatient population with spinal cord injury (SCI). " Reinventing yourself after SCI " is a six-week structured program of group therapy aimed at helping individuals develop the confidence and skills necessary to fully participate in the community. Craig Hospital is the lead site for the 5-year grant, (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inflammasome: its role in traumatic brain and spinal cord injury - Mortezaee K, Khanlarkhani N, Beyer C, Zendedel A.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) are pathological events that lead to neuropathological conditions which have in consequence the initiation of pro-inflammatory cytokine production. Neuroinflammation plays a key role in the secondar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Stroke Rehab Technology Aims To Speed Healing
Watching someone who has suffered a stroke try to perform everyday actions such as walking down the sidewalk or even bringing a cup to their lips can serve as a sobering reminder of how fragile full and robust health is, and also serves as an inspiration for those dedicated to improving the lives of those patients. Steven Plymale, recently named CEO of Toronto-based MyndTec, said his reaction to watching videos of patients using the company's MyndMove functional electrical stimulation (FES) rehabilitation system was one of the reasons he joined MyndTec. "They are very compelling," Plymale said of the demonstratio...
Source: MDDI - November 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Electronics Source Type: news