The Stockholm Spinal Cord Uro Study: 3. urodynamic characteristics in a regional prevalence group of persons with spinal cord injury and indications for improved follow-up - Farrelly E, Lindbo L, Seiger.
AIMS: Examine the outcome of urodynamic studies in a regional prevalence group of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), explore relationships between urodynamic parameters and renal complications/other SCI-related dysfunctions, assess the role ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Direct cost of illness for spinal cord injury: a systematic review - Malekzadeh H, Golpayegani M, Ghodsi Z, Sadeghi-Naini M, Asgardoon M, Baigi V, Vaccaro AR, Rahimi-Movaghar V.
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVE: Providing a comprehensive review of spinal cord injury cost of illness studies to assist health-service planning. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of the literature published from Jan. 19... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

High-Tech Exoskeletons Improve Bowel Function in People With Spinal Cord Injury
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Digestive issues are common after spinal cord injury and can lead to chronic constipation and incontinence. But robotic exoskeleton-assisted walking can improve matters in people with such injuries, researchers say. In an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adult outcomes for children who sustained firearm-related spinal cord injuries - Pruente J, Heinemann AW, Zebracki K, Mukherjee S, Gaebler-Spira D.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the adult functional, participation, education, employment, and quality of life outcomes of children who incurred spinal cord injury (SCI) as the result of gun injuries vs. non-violent etiologies, as well as their utilization of heal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Spinal cord ischaemic injury while playing in a playground - de Brito Chagas J, Cancelinha C, Pais RP, Costa C.
We describe a case of a previously healthy 13-year-old girl admitted to the emergency department with an ac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

3D-Printed Neural Tissue Restores Movement to Paralyzed Rats
A new strategy for 3D-printing neural tissue that mimics white matter shows that repairing spinal cord injuries is possible. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 5, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Article Source Type: news

Who are the beneficiaries and what are the reasons for non-utilization of care respite and support services? A cross-sectional study on family caregivers - Huang J, M ünzel N, Scheel-Sailer A, Gemperli A.
BACKGROUND: Family caregivers assume substantial caregiving responsibilities for persons with chronic conditions, such as individuals with spinal cord injury, which leads to negative impacts on their lives. Respite care and other services are provided as a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

More than half of wheelchair users with spinal cord injury needed repairs in past 6 months
(Kessler Foundation) " Based on what we learned in the survey, there are some simple measures, such as providing a borrowed wheelchair to people so they have mobility while their chair is being repaired, that could reduce the adverse consequences, " said Dr. Dyson-Hudson. " Other facilitators include increasing the speed of repairs, training people in wheelchair maintenance, and routinely scheduling follow-up appointments after a repair is made, so any subsequent problems can be caught early. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daemen College partners with Todd Shatkin on new exoskeletal center
Three years in the works, the project will provide improved mobility for people with spinal cord injuries, as well as orthopedic and neurological conditions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Characteristics and survival of patients with acute traumatic spinal cord injury above T6 with prolonged intensive care unit stays - Esmor ís-Arijón I, Galeiras R, Salvador de la Barrera S, Mourelo Fariña M, Pértega Díaz S.
OBJECTIVES: To characterize patients with an acute traumatic spinal cord injury (ATSCI) above T6 who were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for ≥30 days, as well as their one-year mortality, in comparison with patients admitted for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the spinal cord injury - Falls Concern Scale - Galante-Maia GA, Magalh ães LC, Teixeira-Salmela LF, Scianni AA.
STUDY DESIGN: Psychometric study. OBJECTIVES: To cross-culturally adapt the spinal cord injury-falls concern scale (SCI-FCS) to the Brazilian Portuguese language and to evaluate its measurement properties. SETTING: SARAH Network of Rehabilitation H... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Traumatic spinal cord injury in southern Saudi Arabia: patterns, time to surgery and outcomes - Alnaami I, Alsaleh S, Al-Amri MS, Al-Alamri A, Al-Zahrani F, Al-Amri MA, Khan MA.
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is an unbearable neurological disorder. which has a destructive socioeconomic effect of affected individual, their families and the healthcare systems. Stressful spinal cord damages are caused by road traffic misfortu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Relationship between level of economic development, age and etiology of spinal cord injury: a cross-sectional survey from 22 countries - Tederko P, Middleton J, Mycielski J, Joseph C, Pagliacci MC, Rapidi CA, Tarnacka B, Kujawa J.
OBJECTIVE: To examine relationships between age and spinal cord injury (SCI) and cause of SCI, and how this depends on economic development. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Community, 22 countries representing all stages of economic develo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The impact of data quality assurance and control solutions on the completeness, accuracy, and consistency of data in a national spinal cord injury registry of Iran (NSCIR-IR) - Derakhshan P, Azadmanjir Z, Naghdi K, Habibi Arejan R, Safdarian M, Zarei MR, Jazayeri SB, Sharif-Alhoseini M, Arab Kheradmand J, Amirjamshidi A, Ghodsi Z, Faghih Jooybari M, Mohammadzadeh M, Khazaeipour Z, Abdollah Zadegan S, Abedi A, Oreilly G, Noonan V, Benzel EC, Vaccaro AR, Sadeghian F, Rahimi-Movaghar V.
This study aimed to develop and evaluate a systematic arrangement for improvement and monitoring of data quality of the National Spinal Cord (and Column) Injury Registry of Iran (NSCIR-IR)-a multicenter h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury: Revised 2019 - Rupp R, Biering-S ørensen F, Burns SP, Graves DE, Guest J, Jones L, Read MS, Rodriguez GM, Schuld C, Tansey-Md KE, Walden K, Kirshblum S.
This booklet contains the eighth edition of the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) that describes the examination (referred to as the International Standards examination) as well as the classification in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Developing a consensus on the core educational content to be acquired by people with spinal cord injuries during rehabilitation: findings from a Delphi study followed by a Consensus Conference - Borraccino A, Conti A, Rizzi A, Mozzone S, Campagna S, Dimonte V.
STUDY DESIGN: Three-round Delphi study followed by a Consensus Conference with selected stakeholders. OBJECTIVES: To identify a set of core educational content that people with spinal cord injury (SCI) need to acquire during rehabilitation. SETTING... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A taxonomy for consistent handling of conditions not related to the spinal cord injury (SCI) in the International Standards for Neurological Classification of SCI (ISNCSCI) - Rupp R, Schuld C, Biering-S ørensen F, Walden K, Rodriguez G, Kirshblum S.
STUDY DESIGN: Committee consensus process including additional structured feedback from spinal cord injury (SCI) experts attending a focus group  workshop. OBJECTIVES: To define a taxonomy for standardized documentation of non-SCI-related condition... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Elderly traumatic central cord syndrome in the United States: a review of management and outcomes - Phelps RR, Yue JK, Tsolinas RE, Deng H, Rios J, Upadhyayula PS, Dalle Ore CL, Lee YM, Suen CG, Burke JF, Winkler EA, Dhall SS.
INTRODUCTION: As the incidence of elderly spinal cord injury rises, improved understanding of risk profiles and outcomes is needed. This review summarizes clinical characteristics, management, and outcomes specific to the elderly ( ≥65-years) with acute t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Management of mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and suicide in adults with spinal cord injury: clinical practice guideline for healthcare providers - Bombardier CH, Azuero CB, Fann JR, Kautz DD, Richards JS, Sabharwal S.
Suicide is at least 3 times more common in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) than in individuals without SCI, and anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at least twice as prevalent. Substance use is also significantly more prevalent. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Quality of life in patients with spinal cord injury for at least 10 years: importance of secondary health complications - Zarco Peri ñán MJ, Barrera Chacón JM, García Obrero I, Méndez Ferrer B, Fernandez Palacín A, Echevarría Ruiz de Vargas C.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the quality of life of spinal cord injuries with more than 10 years of evolution. Assess the prevalence of secondary complications, and their relationship with quality of life and time since the injury. PATIENTS AND METHOD DESIGN: C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Changes in internet use over time among individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury - Rigot SK, Worobey LA, Boninger ML, Robinson-Whelen S, Roach MJ, Heinemann AW, McKernan G.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes in total internet and mobile internet use over time and determine how demographic characteristics are related to changes in internet and mobile internet use among individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Emergency department visits, related hospitalizations, and reasons for emergency department utilization after traumatic spinal cord injury - Cao Y, Dipiro ND, Field-Fote E, Krause JS.
OBJECTIVE: Identify the self-reported frequency of emergency department (ED) visits, ED related hospitalizations, and reasons for ED visits among people with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and compare them with general population data from the same geo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury clinical classification systems: what is available and a proposed alternative - Ramey WL, Chapman JR.
Spinal cord injury (SCI) remains a challenging disease in terms of surgical decision-making and improving neurologic outcome. As we have now entered a new era founded on routine "big data" capture, more advanced and meaningful yet simplified SCI classifica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The natural history of spinal cord injury - Haddad AF, Burke JF, Dhall SS.
The natural history of spinal cord injury is in a state of flux. Our knowledge about the prevalence, epidemiology, and natural history spinal cord injury is in evolution. In this article, we summarize these considerations to provide a state-of-the-art syno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Cerebrospinal fluid leaks are commonly misdiagnosed
Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It cushions the brain and spinal cord from injury, delivers nutrients and acts as a waste removal system for the brain. A cerebrospinal fluid leak occurs when fluid escapes through a small tear or hole in the outermost layer of tissue that [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 2, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

On-field management of suspected spinal cord injury - Markowitz M, Woods B.
Acute spinal cord injuries in athletes are rare. However, on-field management of such injuries requires a well-planned approach from a team of well-trained medical staff. Athletes wearing protective gear should be handled with care; a primary survey should... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

VA Coronavirus Deaths Top 12,100; Cases Above 251,200
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 - May 30, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trajectories of self-efficacy, depressed mood, and anxiety from admission to spinal cord injury rehabilitation to one year after discharge - van Diemen T, Tran Y, Stolwijk-Swuste JM, Roels EH, van Nes IJW, Post MWM.
OBJECTIVE: Self-efficacy (SE) is an important determinant for the psychological adjustment of people with spinal cord injury (SCI). However, little is known about the course of SE during inpatient rehabilitation up to one year after discharge. The aim was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injuries in Colombia - Giraldo YA, Castro JL, Tovar-S ánchez MA, Kumar AA, Pacichana-Quinayaz SG, Bonilla-Escobar FJ.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence and characteristics of newly injured individuals admitted to a traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) referral center during a 4-year period. SETTING: University Hospital... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Exoskeleton-assisted walking may improve bowel function in people with spinal cord injury
(Kessler Foundation) " Our results support the idea that walking may have a beneficial effect on bowel function, " said Dr. Gorman at the University of Maryland. Subjects in the exoskeletal-assisted walking program saw some improvement in bowel function compared to a control group. " We saw a notable reduction in bowel evacuation time, with 24 percent of participants reporting an improved experience, " said Dr. Forrest at Kessler Foundation. " Also, participants' stools trended toward better consistency, supporting our hypothesis that this intervention may improve several measures of bowel function...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Talking about post-injury sexual functioning: the views of people with spinal cord injuries-a qualitative interview study - Nevin S, Melby V.
This study aimed to explore perceptions of people with spinal cord injuries regarding the information they received during their rehabilitation programme on post-injury sexual functioning. BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury is a traumatic, life-al... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Shoulder Pain Can Plague Wheelchair Users, But Their Own Fat Cells Could Be Cure
WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021 -- People with spinal cord injuries can overwork their shoulders as they move about in a wheelchair, and that often leads to chronic shoulder pain. However, a small study suggests that an injection of the patient's own fat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stab injury to the spine without neurological involvement: a report of a rare case - Castillo Amaya C, Prieto Mer é JA, Cobar Bustamante A, Herrera Ovalle RM, Alonzo F.
The annual incidence of traumatic spinal cord injury worldwide is 35 patients per million; this incidence is likely to be much higher in Latin America, where stab injuries are a common incidence. Stab injuries to the spine represent a small percentage of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cervical spine injuries with acute traumatic spinal cord injury - spinal surgery adverse events and their association with neurological and functional outcome - Liebscher T, Ludwig J, L übstorf T, Kreutzträger M, Auhuber T, Grittner U, Schäfer B, Wüstner G, Ekkernkamp A, Kopp MA.
STUDY DESIGN: Monocenter case-control study. OBJECTIVE: Effects of spinal surgical adverse events (SSAE) on clinical and functional outcome, length of stay, and treatment costs after traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUN... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD among spinal cord injury survivors: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial - Powers MB, Pogue JR, Curcio NE, Patel S, Wierzchowski A, Thomas EV, Warren AM, Adams M, Turner E, Carl E, Froehlich-Grobe K, Sikka S, Foreman M, Leonard K, Douglas M, Bennett M, Driver S.
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates 294,000 people in the US live with a spinal cord injury (SCI), with approximately 17,810 new cases each year. Although the physical outcomes associated with SCI have been widely studied, the psyc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Towards the implementation of clinical quality management at the national level. Describing current types of rehabilitation services for Spinal Cord Injury/ Disorder in Switzerland using an interdisciplinary consensus process - Scheel-Sailer A, Selb M, Gm ünder HP, Baumberger M, Curt A, Hund-Georgiadis M, Jordan X, Stucki G.
BACKGROUND: Aligned with WHO's Global Disability Action Plan 2014-2021, the Section and Board of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS-PRM) set up a plan to strengthen rehabilitation and support International Classification for Functioning, Disab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Explaining cholesterol, research and regeneration
Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D., directs the Neural Repair Laboratory within Mayo Clinic's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her lab examines central nervous system repair after injury, such as traumatic spinal cord injury or a disease like multiple sclerosis (MS). A major area of innovation for the lab is improving nerve regeneration by identifying what helps or hinders that process. Cholesterol, the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 15, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Psychiatric evaluation and management in pediatric spinal cord injuries: a review - Harness J, Pierce J, Malas N.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize current key recommendations in the evaluation and management of mental health disorders associated with spinal cord injuries (SCI) among pediatric patients, based on a review of recent evidence-based literature and clinical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Autologous adipose injection for shoulder pain in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury
(Kessler Foundation) Dr. Malanga: " The results show that the minimally invasive injection of micro-fragmented adipose tissue is a safe and efficacious option for wheelchair users with shoulder pain. Based on the success of our study, a randomized controlled study with a larger number of subjects has been initiated in this patient population through funding from the New Jersey Commission for Spinal Cord Research. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cell reprogramming could aid spinal cord injury recovery
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Cells called astrocytes normally support our neurons, and now scientists are working to reprogram the star-shaped cells into neurons that help reconnect the brain and body after a spinal cord injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Timing is everything in new implant tech
(Rice University) Rice University engineers develop a new version of their wireless implant that allows for multiple stimulators to be programmed and magnetically powered from a single transmitter outside the body. The implants could be used to treat spinal cord injuries or as pacemakers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 10, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the spinal cord independence measure self-report - J örgensen S, Butler Forslund E, Lundström U, Nilsson E, Levi R, Berndtsson E, Divanoglou A.
OBJECTIVE: To describe data completeness, targeting and reliability of the Swedish version of the Spinal Cord Independence Measure Self-Report (s-SCIM-SR). DESIGN: Translation and reliability study. SUBJECTS: Programme participants (n  = 48) and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Experiences of secondary health conditions amongst people with spinal cord injury in South Africa: a qualitative study - Pilusa SI, Myezwa H, Potterton J.
BACKGROUND: Secondary health conditions (SHCs) such as pain, pressure sores, sexual problems, bowel and bladder problems are prevalent throughout the lifespan of people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Studies have reported that SHCs decrease life expectancy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Can cancer cells help cure paralysis and reverse brain damage?
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) Imagine harnessing the proliferating power of cancer cells to treat spinal cord injuries and restore function following brain damage. It's an idea that University of Massachusetts Amherst biomedical engineer Chase Cornelison has been exploring in recent years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists find small molecule cocktail to improve stem cell use in research, medicine
(NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)) The potential uses of human pluripotent stem cells in medicine are hampered by the stress of growing in a cell culture dish, which can damage their DNA and lead to cell death. NCATS researchers have devised a small-molecule cocktail that can protect stem cells from stress. They suggest that the cocktail could enhance the potential uses of stem cells, ranging from treating diseases and conditions like Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injury to genome editing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Return to work status in rehabilitated South Indian persons with spinal cord injury: a cross-sectional survey - Blessyolive J, Samuelkamaleshkumar S, Annpatriciacatherine S, Elango A, Nagarajan G.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional, retrospective survey. OBJECTIVE: To find the factors influencing the return to work status (RTW) in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Tertiary care university teaching hospital, India. METHODS: A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How can policymakers be encouraged to support people with spinal cord injury-scoping review - Arejan RH, Azadmanjir Z, Ghodsi Z, Dehghan HR, Sharif-Alhoseini M, Tabary M, Khaleghi-Nekou M, Naghdi K, Vaccaro AR, Zafarghandi MR, Rahimi-Movaghar V.
STUDY DESIGN: Scoping review. OBJECTIVE: Regarding that inappropriate medical care approaches, absence of rehabilitation services, and existing barriers in physical, social, and policy environments lead to poor outcomes in individuals with spinal c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Economic impact of traumatic spinal cord injuries in the United States - Merritt CH, Taylor MA, Yelton CJ, Ray SK.
Individuals having sustained traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) in the United States are living longer as compared to historical trends, thanks to an ever-evolving understanding of the nature of this injury. Despite this, multiple barriers to care for TSC... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Depression or anxiety symptoms associated with occupational role transitions in Brazilian adults with a traumatic spinal cord injury: a multivariate analysis - Placeres AF, Fiorati RC, Alonso JB, Carrijo DCM, Jesus TS.
BACKGROUND: Psychological morbidity is commonly experienced by people with a spinal cord injury (SCI), but whether it is associated with occupational role transitions in is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To analyze whether anxiety or depression symptoms are i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Patterns and predictors of firearm-related spinal cord injuries in adult trauma patients - Mahmassani D, Bachir R, El Sayed M.
INTRODUCTION: Firearm-related spinal cord injuries are commonly missed in the initial assessment as they are often obscured by concomitant injuries and emergent trauma management. These injuries, however, have a significant health and financial impact. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news