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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

UC Davis gets $2M from AHRQ to test telemedicine program for children with physical disabilities
The University of California at Davis Health System has received a $2 million grant over five years to test a telemedicine program for children with  cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, and other disabilities. According to the AHRQ database, UC Davis will receive $396,557 for FY 2017. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Kessler Foundation wins DoD grant to study employment of veterans with spinal cord injury
(Kessler Foundation) While employment barriers that hinder employment for veterans with spinal cord injury are well documented, research has yet to explore the strategies used by this cohort to succeed in the workplace. The study will extend the findings of the 2015 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey to veterans with SCI. Researchers will compare how veterans with SCI treated in the Spinal Cord Injury Model System vs the Veterans Health Administration strive to work and overcome employment barriers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Paraplegic rats walk and regain feeling after stem cell treatment
(Frontiers) Paralyzed rats implanted with engineered tissue containing human stem cells were able to walk independently and regained sensory perception in their hind legs and tail. The implanted rats also show some degree of healing in their spinal cords. The research demonstrates the great potential of stem cells to treat spinal cord injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rebuilding spinal cords with an engineer's toolkit
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Treena Arinzeh, director of NJIT's Tissue Engineering and Applied Biomaterials Lab, developed a tissue scaffold, made of an intrinsically energetic polymer, to coax nerve cells to extend axons over the damaged section of a spinal cord. In preclinical studies at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, with Department of Defense backing, the technology is being tested in conjunction with Schwann cells from the peripheral nervous system that are implanted at the site of the injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$2 million grant brings telemedicine to children with disabilities
(University of California - Davis Health System) The UC Davis Department of Pediatrics has received a $2 million, five-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to fund a new telemedicine program for children in remote communities. The School-Based Tele-Physiatry Assistance for Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Services (STARS) program will provide critical physiatry care for kids with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Representativeness of the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems National Database - Ketchum JM, Cuthbert JP, Deutsch A, Chen Y, Charlifue S, Chen D, Dijkers MP, Graham JE, Heinemann AW, Lammertse DP, Whiteneck GG.
STUDY DESIGN: Secondary analysis of prospectively collected observational data. OBJECTIVES: To assess the representativeness of the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems National Database (SCIMS-NDB) of all adults aged 18 years or older receiving inpati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Gait training after spinal cord injury: safety, feasibility and gait function following 8 weeks of training with the exoskeletons from Ekso Bionics - Bach Baunsgaard C, Vig Nissen U, Katrin Brust A, Frotzler A, Ribeill C, Kalke YB, Le ón N, Gómez B, Samuelsson K, Antepohl W, Holmström U, Marklund N, Glott T, Opheim A, Benito J, Murillo N, Nachtegaal J, Faber W, Biering-Sørensen F.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective quasi-experimental study, pre- and post-design. OBJECTIVES: Assess safety, feasibility, training characteristics and changes in gait function for persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) using the robotic exoskeletons from Ek... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Socio-demographic and injury-related factors contributing to activity limitations and participation restrictions in people with spinal cord injury in Bangladesh - Kader M, Perera NKP, Sohrab Hossain M, Islam R.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To identify socio-demographic and injury-related factors that contribute to activity limitations and participation restrictions in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) in Bangladesh. SETTING: Centre ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New study finds widespread consequences after traumatic spinal cord injury
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers have shown that some of the critical pathophysiological responses to traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), evidence of insufficient oxygen levels and metabolic stress that can permanently damage tissue, persist for at least a week post-injury at and extending away from the injury site in a large animal model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University of Guelph study first to identify the cells driving gecko's ability to re-grow its tail
(University of Guelph) A U of G researcher has discovered the spinal cord of the gecko's tail houses a special type of stem cell known as the radial glia. When the tail detaches, these cells jump into action by proliferating and making different proteins in response to the injury. The result is a brand new spinal cord. This finding has implications for developing a way to treat humans with spinal cord injuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The use of regression tree analysis for predicting the functional outcome following traumatic spinal cord injury - Facchinello Y, Beaus éjour M, Richard-Denis A, Thompson C, Mac-Thiong JM.
This study investigates the use of regression tree for the development of predictive models ba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk factors associated with newly diagnosed psychiatric disorders resulting from spinal cord injuries: a retrospective cohort study - Chuang CH.
AIM: To predict the risk factors related to newly diagnosed psychiatric disorders resulting from spinal cord injuries (SCIs) BACKGROUND: SCIs are a common result of devastating accidents; they can have an essential negative impact on the psychological heal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Falls among full-time wheelchair users with spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis: a comparison of characteristics of fallers and circumstances of falls - Sung J, Trace Y, Peterson EW, Sosnoff JJ, Rice LA.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to (1) explore and (2) compare circumstances of falls among full-time wheelchair users with spinal cord injury (SCI) and multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: A mixed method approach was used to explore and compare... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UBC researcher prescribes specific exercise dosage for those with spinal cord injury
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) An international committee, led by UBC Okanagan researcher Kathleen Martin Ginis, has come up with exercise recommendations specifically tailored for people with spinal cord injuries. These will be presented at the International Spinal Cord Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Dublin, Ireland this week. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Individual with complete spinal cord injury regains voluntary motor function
(University of Louisville) A research participant at the University of Louisville with a complete spinal cord injury, who had lost motor function below the level of the injury, has regained the ability to move his legs voluntarily and stand six years after his injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury in childhood and adolescence in Galicia, Spain: report of the last 26-years - Canosa-Hermida E, Mora-Boga R, Cabrera-Sarmiento JJ, Ferreiro-Velasco ME, Salvador-de la Barrera S, Rodriguez-Sotillo A, Montoto-Marqu és A.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the characteristics of traumatic spinal cord injury in children of Galicia (Spain). DESIGN: Descriptive and retrospective study. METHODS: Data extracted from the internal registry of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit and the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effect of level of injury and physical activity on heart rate variability following spinal cord injury - Kyriakides A, Poulikakos D, Galata A, Konstantinou D, Panagiotopoulos E, Chroni E.
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To assess frequency domain heart rate variability (HRV) parameters at rest and in response to postural autonomic provocations in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and investigate the autonomic influences on the heart of differ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Surgical management of penetrating spinal cord injury primarily due to shrapnel and its effect on neurological outcome: a literature review and meta-analysis - Lawless MH, Lytle EJ, McGlynn AF, Engler JA.
This study was performed to determine whether decompression of penetrating spinal cord injury (SCI) due to explosive shrapnel leads to greater neurological recovery than conservative management. METHODS In accordance with the Preferred Re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Predicting injury severity and neurologic recovery after acute cervical spinal cord injury - a comparison of cerebrospinal fluid and magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers - Dalkilic T, Fallah N, Noonan VK, Salimi Elizei S, Dong K, Belanger LM, Ritchie L, Tsang A, Bourassa-Moreau E, Heran MKS, Paquette SJ, Ailon T, Dea N, Street J, Fisher CG, Dvorak MF, Kwon BK.
Biomarkers of acute human spinal cord injury (SCI) could provide a more objective measure of spinal cord damage and a better predictor of neurologic outcome than the current functional neurologic assessments. There has been growing interest in establishing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Introduction of a novel system for in vitro analyses of zebrafish oligodendrocyte progenitor cells
(Technische Universit ä t Dresden) Dr. Michell M. Reimer, group leader at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden, and his team introduce a novel, easy-to-use, and highly reproducible OPC culture platform for adult zebrafish cells. This system will help to unravel the molecular and cellular programs that enable zebrafish to functionally regenerate spinal cord injuries. The results of this study have been published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 23, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Aging with spinal cord injury: an update - Frontera JE, Mollett P.
The 2016 National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center's Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Facts and Figures reports approximately 17,000 new cases yearly, approximately 54 cases per million. The past 40  years has brought a significant change in patterns of injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New neural network restores diaphragm function after spinal cord injury
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University Medical School have made a discovery that may revolutionize the treatment of spinal cord injuries. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aging with spinal cord injury: an update - Frontera JE, Mollett P.
The 2016 National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center's Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Facts and Figures reports approximately 17,000 new cases yearly, approximately 54 cases per million. The past 40  years has brought a significant change in patterns of injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

ReWalk Robotics aims for 2018 release for Restore softsuit robotic exoskeleton
ReWalk Robotics (NSDQ:RWLK) said today it completed all internal processes related to its Restore robotic rehabilitation softsuit exoskeleton and is ready to initiate clinical trials of the device in 2018, with hopes for a commercial launch in the same year. The Restore softsuit is designed to transmit power to key joints in the legs with cable technologies, powered by software and mechanics similar to those used in its ReWalk exoskeleton system for patients with spinal cord injuries. The cables are connect to fabric-based designs that attach to the leg and foot, and make it a ‘soft suit’, the Israel-...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Research & Development Robotics ReWalk Robotics Source Type: news

Epidemiology of spinal cord injury in Pakistan: a retrospective study - Darain H, Ilyas SM, Zeb A, Ullah I, Muhammad D.
Background Spinal cord injury has not received robust attention in Pakistan. The only time when the topic was highlighted was earthquake 2005 which struck the northern region of the country. More than 120 000 people lost their lives and a big nu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative taps Columbia scientists to create atlas of cells in human spinal cord
(The Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University) Scientists at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute today received a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. to construct an atlas of gene activity of all cells in the human spinal cord. Once completed, the atlas would provide a reference map for researchers investigating injuries or diseases of the spinal cord. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spinal meninges and their role in spinal cord injury: a neuroanatomical review - Grassner L, Grillh ösl A, Griessenauer C, Thomé C, Bühren V, Strowitzki M, Winkler P.
Current recommendations support early surgical decompression and blood pressure augmentation after traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Elevated intraspinal pressure (ISP), however, has probably been underestimated in the pathophysiology of SCI. Recent stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide and traumatic spinal cord injury-a cohort study - Savic G, DeVivo MJ, Frankel HL, Jamous MA, Soni BM, Charlifue S.
This study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Moving photos of wheelchair-bound man in Mexico clean-up
Eduardo Zarate, a 26-year-old man with a spinal cord injury which has left him confined to a wheelchair, was one of the many volunteers who came to help the clean-up in Mexico City. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope, coping and psychosocial adjustment after spinal cord injury - Dorsett P, Geraghty T, Sinnott A, Acland R.
INTRODUCTION: The study was a prospective, longitudinal design. The purpose was to explore the role of hope in the coping and psychosocial adjustment process following a spinal cord injury. The study was conducted at Spinal cord injury rehabilitation units... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Computer-assessed preference-based quality of life in patients with spinal cord injury - Parimbelli E, Pistarini C, Fizzotti G, Rognoni C, Olivieri G, Quaglini S.
OBJECTIVES: Our aims were to (1) measure quality of life (QoL) in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients using different methods and analyze differences; (2) enable targeted treatments by identifying variables that affect QoL; and (3) provide decision-makers wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study: Strategy might prevent infections in patients with spinal cord injuries
(MediaSource) A new study at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center investigates how to reduce the number of infections in patients with spinal cord injuries without using antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Discovery of new interconnection between the nervous and immune system
Spinal cord injury can cause a disruption in adrenal gland hormone secretion, which can result in an increased susceptibility to bacterial infections, according to a study published inNature Neuroscience.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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

An interconnection between the nervous and immune system
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Working with colleagues from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE ), Harvard Medical School and Ohio State University, researchers from Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin have shown that the increased incidence of infections seen in spinal cord injury patients is directly linked to a disruption of the normal central nervous system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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