Electromagnetic stimulation may improve arm and hand function after spinal cord injury
(Kessler Foundation) Ghaith Androwis, Ph.D.: 'We are very interested in testing the effectiveness of this novel and non-invasive approach in persons with spinal cord injury, Such interventions may improve participants' performance of activities of daily living leading to gains in their overall quality of life. This particularly is important when an intervention can be provided simultaneously with conventional therapy.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New treatment allows some people with spinal cord injury to regain hand and arm function
(University of Washington) University of Washington researchers helped six Seattle-area people with spinal cord injuries regain some hand and arm mobility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injury: WFNS Spine Committee Recommendations - Peev N, Komarov A, Osorio-Fonseca E, Zileli M.
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is accompanied by a significant number of complications associated with damage to the spinal cord, gross functional impairments leading to limited self-care and movement, leading to a high level of disability, social and psycholo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Outcomes of spinal cord injury: WFNS Spine Committee recommendations - Parthiban J, Zileli M, Sharif SY.
This comprehensive review article aims to provide some definitive statements on the factors like clinical syndromes, radiological findings, and decompressive surgery, that may influence the outcomes in cervical spinal cord injury management. Literature se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Energy cost and psychological impact of robotic-assisted gait training in people with spinal cord injury: effect of two different types of devices - Corbianco S, Cavallini G, Dini M, Franzoni F, D'Avino C, Gerini A, Stampacchia G.
BACKGROUND: In the last years, there has been an intense technological development of robotic devices for gait rehabilitation in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate energy cost and psychological impact during a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury/disorder function, affiliate stigma, and caregiver burden in Turkey - Kuzu D, Perrin PB, Pugh MJ.
INTRODUCTION: How spinal cord injury and disorder (SCI/D) function, caregiver affiliate stigma, and caregiver depression and burden are associated has not been adequately studied. In Turkey, a region with a developing healthcare infrastructure, SCI/D car... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

VA Coronavirus Deaths Top 6,900; Cases Are Above 162,000
Visitation policies vary at nursing homes, spinal cord injury centers ... En espa ñol | The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is allowing guests to visit some of its 134 nursing homes and 24 spina... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 7, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Evaluating the severity and prognosis of acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury: a novel classification using diffusion tensor imaging and diffusion tensor tractography - Zhu F, Liu Y, Zeng L, Wang Y, Kong X, Yao S, Chen K, Jing X, Yang L, Guo X.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort study. OBJECTIVE: We explored the relationship between Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) parameters and prognosis in patients with acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (ATCSCI). SUMMARY OF BACK... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brain May Age Faster After Spinal Cord Injury
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 5, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Research, Geriatrics, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Brain May Age Faster After Spinal Cord Injury
TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2021 -- A new study supports the theory that people who suffer a spinal cord injury may also have accelerated brain aging that affects how fast they process information. Those " cognitive deficits " are similar to those in older... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The experience and perspective of people with spinal cord injury about well-being interventions: a systematic review of qualitative studies - Simpson B, Villeneuve M, Clifton S.
PURPOSE: Promoting well-being is a key aim of rehabilitation. The intentional design of interventions to address well-being requires an understanding of the factors that affect this complex phenomenon. A growing body of qualitative literature has identif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A 25-year cross-sequential analysis of self-reported problems: findings from 5 cohorts from the Spinal Cord Injury Longitudinal Aging Study - Li C, Clark JMR, Krause JS.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate how self-reported problems change over time among people with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: Cross-sequential analysis SETTING: Medical university in the Southeastern United States. PARTICIPANTS: Participants included 1,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Efficacy of electrical stimulation-augmented virtual reality training in improving balance in individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial - Walia S, Kumar P, Kataria C.
This study is a single-blind, parallel, three-group, and randomized controlled trial. PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of electrical stimulation-augmented virtual reality training in improving balance in in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Scientists explore deficits in processing speed in individuals with spinal cord injury
This study is the first to examine the neural mechanisms of higher order cognitive tasks of individuals with SCI. " Our ability to observe brain activation while the individual performs specific cognitive tasks provides new information on the mechanisms that underlie the cognitive deficits that we now know affect a substantial proportion of the SCI population, " Dr. Wylie said. " Developing treatments targeted to these deficits depends on our pursuit of this line of research, which may benefit other populations affected by delayed processing speed. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trends in demographics and markers of injury severity in traumatic cervical spinal cord Injury - Aarabi B, Albrecht JS, Simard JMMD, Chryssikos T, Schwartzbauer G, Sansur C, Crandall K, Gertner M, Howie B, Wessell A, Cannarsa G, Caffes N, Oliver J, Shanmuganathan K, Olexa J, Diaz Lomangino C, Scarboro M.
Over the past four decades, there have been progressive changes in the epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI). We assessed trends in demographic and injury-related variables in traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (tCSCI) patients over an ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risks of heat illness in athletes with spinal cord injury: current evidence and needs - Zhang Y, Bishop PA.
It has been well-documented that spinal cord injury (SCI), especially with resultant tetraplegia or high level paraplegia (T6 and above) (Price and Campbell, 2003), leads to disrupted somatic, sensory, and autonomic functions below the level of lesion (Cru... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Translation and validation of two International Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Data Sets-a modified process - Wahman K, Nilsson E, Antepohl W, Samuelsson K, Åkesson E, Kuhlefelt Sandberg A, Augutis M.
STUDY DESIGN: A descriptive design was used of a reflective process of problem solving among individuals working together to improve the process of translating. SETTING: Sweden. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe a modified process f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Measured vs predicted energy expenditure in mechanically ventilated adults with acute, traumatic spinal cord injuries - Pelekhaty SL, Ramirez CL, Massetti JM, Gaetani D, Riggin K, Schwartzbauer G, Stein DM.
BACKGROUND: Research regarding the impact of acute spinal cord injury (aSCI) on energy expenditure is limited. Patients with aSCI are prone to complications of both over- and under-feeding, making appropriate nutrition support pivotal to patient care. The ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bernie Marcus giving $80 million to Shepherd Center
Atlanta philanthropist and Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus and his wife are giving $80 million to Atlanta's Shepherd Center. The grant from The Marcus Foundation, announced today, is the largest in Shepherd Center's history and will be the cornerstone of the specialty rehabilitation hospital’s most significant, transformational expansion since its founding in 1975. Shepherd Center is a nationally-ranked hospital for patients with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Demographic and clinical characteristics of individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury in Argentina from 2015 to 2019: a multicenter study - Gatti MA, Sampayo MP, Rolandelli A, Yannone S, Argento FJ, Rivas ME, Broggi MS, Olmos LE, Gorman P.
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive and ambispective study. OBJECTIVES: To describe the demographics, clinical characteristics, and etiologies of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) in a metropolitan region of Argentina. SETTING: Five inpatient rehabilitatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Kessler Foundation awarded COVID crisis funding for Spinal Cord Injury Program
(Kessler Foundation) " We are pleased to be among the grantees to receive emergency funding, " said Dr. Jeanne Zanca of Kessler Foundation. " The Neilsen Foundation recognizes the pressing need to maintain programs that support individuals recovering from spinal cord injury. With these iPads, we can deliver the education series in real-time to patients in their rooms, enabling group interaction despite the need for physical distancing. This virtual education format provides the additional support they need as they prepare for discharge. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Football (soccer)-related spinal cord injury-reported cases from 1976 to 2020 - Poudel MK, Sherman AL.
STUDY DESIGN: An analysis of reported cases. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the existing data on soccer (international football)-related spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Cases of soccer (international football)-related SCI that were reported globally. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Acute traumatic quadriplegia: predictors of in-hospital and six-month mortality - Alimohammadi E, Ahadi P, Rezaee C, Safari-Faramani R, Bagheri SR, Janatolmakan M.
BackgroundTraumatic spinal cord injury is one of the most disastrous and devastating health burdens all over the world with a high mortality rate. The present study aimed to evaluate the predictors of in-hospital and six-month mortality in these patients.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Music tuned to 432 Hz versus music tuned to 440 Hz for improving sleep in patients with spinal cord injuries: a double-blind cross-over pilot study - Calamassi D, Lucicesare A, Pomponi GP, Bambi S.
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: Among people with spinal cord injuries, sleep disorders are considered one of the top well-being priorities. Some studies suggest that listening to music promotes sleep and improves its quality. These studies usually used... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

How Common Are Bone Spurs in Young Athletes?
Discussion The terminology of abnormal calcification of soft tissues and uses of the terms is often muddied. Especially as the causes may be similar and multiple adjacent tissues may be involved. An exostosis is an abnormal proliferation of bone from the joint. They can appear in various forms and in many locations. An osteophyte is also known as a bone spur and is type of exostosis. Osteophytes are thought to be periosteal or synovial mesenchymal stems cells that become calcified. They usually have a more narrow or pointed projection from the joint. Osteophytes are a very common feature of osteoarthritis. Enthesophytes a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 30, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Traumatic injuries to the spinal cord and peripheral nervous system - Sjeklocha L, Gatz JD.
Both blunt and penetrating trauma can cause injuries to the peripheral and central nervous systems. Emergency providers must maintain a high index of suspicion, especially in the setting of polytrauma. There are 2 major classifications of peripheral nerve ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Psychological morbidity in soldiers after spinal cord injury - Madhusudan T, Rathee SP.
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) patients usually experience multiple and ongoing, neurological, and other medical problems with significant damage to the social and psychological well-being of themselves and their families. Materials and Methods: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Change in environmental barriers experienced over a 5-year period by people living with spinal cord injury in Switzerland: a prospective cohort study - Reinhardt JD, Fellinghauer CS, Post MWM.
STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study with two measurement occasions. OBJECTIVES: To investigate change in environmental barriers experienced by people living with spinal cord injury (SCI) over a 5-year period. SETTING: Community, Switzerland. METHODS: Da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Predictors of participation and quality of life following major traumatic injuries in childhood: a systematic review - Greenham M, Botchway E, Knight S, Bonyhady B, Tavender E, Scheinberg A, Anderson V, Muscara F.
OBJECTIVE: Review the literature on predictors of participation and quality of life in children and young people who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), and/or multi-trauma in a motor vehicle or other accident or trauma. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Penetrating spinal cord injury in civilians: analysis of a national database - Avila MJ, Martirosyan NL, Hurlbert RJ, Dumont TM.
SPINAL TRAUMA IS COMMON IN POLYTRAUMA: spinal cord injury (SCI) is present in a subset of these patients. Penetrating SCI has been studied in military however, civilian SCI is less studied: civilian injuries pathophysiology varies given the general lower v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Clinical and sociodemographic profiles of persons with spinal cord injury - Nirmala BP, Srikanth P, Janardhana, Vranda MN, Kanmani TR, Khanna M.
AIM: To collect and correlate the sociodemographic and clinical details of persons with spinal cord injury who were admitted to the Department of Neurological Rehabilitation. Objectives: To assess the sociodemographic characteristics and collect the cl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Factors related to improved American Spinal Injury Association grade of acute traumatic spinal cord injury - Tian C, Lv Y, Li S, Wang DD, Bai Y, Zhou F, Ma QB.
BACKGROUND: Acute traumatic spinal cord injury (ATSCI) usually results in disability, yet data on contemporary national trends of ATSCI incidence are limited. AIM: To provide a systematic and basic theoretical basis for improving the treatment of acute... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The functioning of social support in long-term prevention after spinal cord injury. a qualitative study - Fort ML, Lef èvre C, Kieny P, Perrouin-Verbe B, Ravaud JF.
BACKGROUND: The impact of social support on the long-term condition after a spinal cord injury (SCI) varies across studies mainly involving self-report questionnaires. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to establish the common factors associated with social support l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A primary care provider's guide to depression after spinal cord injury: is it normal? Do we treat it? - Bombardier CH, Hurt SM, Peters N.
Although most people with spinal cord injury (SCI) are emotionally resilient, as a group they are at increased risk of major depressive disorder. Depression tends to be undertreated in people with SCI, perhaps because depression is mistakenly viewed as an ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

VA Coronavirus Deaths Top 4,400; Cases Are Above 90,000
Visitation policies vary at nursing homes, spinal cord injury centers ... En espa ñol | The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is allowing guests to visit some of its 134 nursing homes and 24 spina... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 18, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Exoskeleton Helps Paralyzed People Walk Again
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 -- People paralyzed with spinal cord injuries can safely and effectively use an exoskeleton to assist them in walking, a new study finds. " Participants showed improvement regardless of level of injury, completeness or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

I-Team: Man Charged With Breaking Into Gov. Baker ’s Home Claims Mother Was Neglected
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured I-Team Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Gov. Charlie Baker Lane Forman Swampscott News Source Type: news

A bellweather for climate change and disability: educational needs of rehabilitation professionals regarding disaster management and spinal cord injuries - Alexander M, Alexander J, Arora M, Slocum C, Middleton J.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. OBJECTIVE: Persons with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by extreme weather disasters and climate change. Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are especially at risk due to inability to control the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Exoskeleton-assisted walking improves mobility in individuals with spinal cord injury
(Kessler Foundation) " Participants showed improvement regardless of level of injury, completeness, or duration of injury, " noted Dr. Forrest, " indicating that exoskeletons can be used to improve mobility across a broad spectrum of individuals with neurological deficits caused by spinal cord injury. Our results can be used to guide the application of exoskeletons to spinal cord injury rehabilitation, and the timely acquisition of skills for the safe use of these devices for rehabilitation and community use. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury in Finland - Johansson E, Luoto TM, Vainionp ää A, Kauppila AM, Kallinen M, Väärälä E, Koskinen E.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence and evaluate the characteristics of newly injured patients admitted to two spinal cord injury (SCI) centers during a 4-year period. SETTING: Oulu and Tampere University Hosp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

VA Coronavirus Deaths Top 4,000; Cases Are Above 77,000
Visitation policies vary at nursing homes, spinal cord injury centers ... En espa ñol | The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is allowing guests to visit some of its 134 nursing homes and 24 spina... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 4, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Assistive devices and future fall-related injuries among ambulatory adults with spinal cord injury: a prospective cohort study - Cao Y, Dipiro ND, Brotherton SS, Krause JS.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study with two times of measurement. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between use of assistive devices for walking (at baseline) and the number of annual fall-related injuries (at follow-up) among a cohort of ambulat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Factors affecting length of stay in hospital of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury in China - Zhang Z, Wu Y, Wang F.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate factors associated with length of stay in hospital of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury in China, based on recent data spanning a period of 10 years. METHODS: The study was conducted in the China Rehabilitation Resear... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

VA Coronavirus Deaths Top 3,900; Cases Are Above 72,000
Visitation policies vary at nursing homes, spinal cord injury centers ... En espa ñol | The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is allowing guests to visit some of its 134 nursing homes and 24 spina... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 28, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The changing demographics of traumatic spinal cord injury in Beijing, China: a single-centre report of 2448 cases over 7 years - Liu H, Liu J, Shen M, Yang X, Du L, Yang M, Li J, Gao F, Li J.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the epidemiological changes in persons with traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) over the past 7 years in Beijing Bo'ai Hospital, China Rehabilitation Research Center, China. SETTING: Bei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sustainability and spinal cord injury: attending to climate change and disability - Alexander M.
In July 2019, the UN acknowledged the issues of people with disabilities with respect to climate change as a human rights concern. Of all the causes of disability, spinal cord injury (SCI) with the potential for poikilothermia, difficulties with mobility, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

She's 28, survived COVID-19, and is living in a long-term care home with 200+ violations
Midland Gardens Community Care in Scarborough ranked third highest in the province for violation reports over a five-year span, according to a CBC Marketplace analysis. One of the home's youngest residents, a 28-year-old woman with a spinal cord injury, alleges her fellow residents have been neglected for years. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Barriers and facilitators of education provided during rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injuries: a qualitative description - Conti A, Dimonte V, Rizzi A, Clari M, Mozzone S, Garrino L, Campagna S, Borraccino A.
BACKGROUND: After a spinal cord injury (SCI), individuals must acquire their maximum level of independence before returning to their previous social and working conditions. The education provided during rehabilitation is one of the basic but complex aspect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ohio State, Battelle resume work on brain-computer interface for paralysis
Battelle and Ohio State University have resumed work on developing a brain-computer interface in what researchers say is a three- to five-year journey toward a marketable medical device for spinal cord injury. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

New dimensions in the treatment of muscle spasticity after stroke and nervous system defects
(E ö tv ö s Lor á nd University (ELTE), Faculty of Science) Chronic muscle spasticity after nervous system defects like stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and painful low back pain affect more than 10% of the population, with a socioeconomic cost of about 500 billion USD. Currently, there is no satisfying remedy to help these suffering people, which generates an immense medical need for a new generation antispastic drug. Drug candidate MPH-220 could mean new hope for millions of patients suffering from spasticity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news