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Quality of life after spinal cord injury: the impact of pain - Burke D, Lennon O, Fullen BM.
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common complication after spinal cord injury (SCI). A mixture of nociceptive and neuropathic pain (NP) can present. Limited studies have investigated the impact of different pain phenotypes on quality of life (QoL) post-SCI. M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Age and other risk factors influencing long-term mortality in patients with traumatic cervical spine fracture - Bank M, Gibbs K, Sison C, Kutub N, Paptheodorou A, Lee S, Stein A, Bloom O.
OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical or demographic variables that influence long-term mortality, as well as in-hospital mortality, with a particular focus on the effects of age. SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical spine fractures with or without spinal cord ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury in Ireland, 2010-2015 - Smith E, Fitzpatrick P, Murtagh J, Lyons F, Morris S, Synnott K.
BACKGROUND: The International Spinal Cord Society and World Health Organisation recommend the collection of epidemiological data on traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). A 1-year prospective study is ongoing in Ireland. While the results of this study are a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spinal cord stimulation improves hand grip after cervical spinal injury
A noninvasive treatment helped six people with cervical spinal cord injuries improve their hand strength and dexterity. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spiritual well-being and quality of life in patients with spinal cord injury: a study from Iran - Hajiaghababaei M, Saberi H, Rahnama P, Montazeri A.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between spiritual well-being and health-related quality of life (QOL) among patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Brain and SCI Research Center, Neuroscience Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiological characteristics of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) in the Middle-East and North-Africa (MENA) region: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Elshahidi MH, Monir NY, Elzhery MA, Sharaqi AA, Haedaya H, Awad BI, Zaghloul K.
OBJECTIVE: To systematically search the literature and to summarize current evidence pertaining to the epidemiology of SCI in the MENA region incidence, gender, age, type of the injury and etiology of the injury. METHODS: Embase, PubMed, Scopus, We... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spinal Cord Injury Improves With New Scaffold Device Spinal Cord Injury Improves With New Scaffold Device
For patients with complete paraplegia, implantation of an investigational scaffold device improved the odds of converting to incomplete injury, a new trial shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Female Paraplegic Patients Regain Function With Spinal Stimulation Female Paraplegic Patients Regain Function With Spinal Stimulation
Two women with severe thoracic paraplegia achieved some degree of voluntary movement, bladder and bowel control, and -- for one of them -- orgasmic function after epidural spinal cord stimulation years after spinal cord injury.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Functional outcomes in patients with co-occurring traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury from an inpatient rehabilitation facility's perspective - Garlanger KL, Beck LA, Cheville AL.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the occurrence and severity of co-occurring traumatic brain injury (TBI) in persons with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), i.e. dual diagnosis (DD), and to describe differences in functional outcomes between persons with DD and SCI ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is InVivo & #039;s Neuro-Spinal Scaffold Back on Track After Halted Trial?
InVivo Therapeutics appears to be back on track with its Neuro-Spinal Scaffold, after pausing enrollment in its INSPIRE study last year due to three patients who had received the implant died.  The Cambridge, MA-based company presented six-month primary endpoint results from the single-arm study this week at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons meeting. FDA also gave InVivo the green light recently for a randomized, controlled study of the device that will include 20 patients. In July, InVivo halted enrollment in the INSPIRE study following the third patient death. Although the deaths were not b...
Source: MDDI - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Implants Source Type: news

Disabled Patients Face Barriers to Nonopioid Pain Meds Disabled Patients Face Barriers to Nonopioid Pain Meds
Patients with disabilities such as spinal cord injury or stroke who need nonopioid pain medications face increasing financial and regulatory barriers to these first-line treatments, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

UPDATE: InVivo shares surge on release of 6-month results from cancelled Inspire trial
The objective performance criterion for the study was a 25% AIS conversion rate based on published conversion rates for thoracic spinal cord injury as reported in literature, which the trial met, InVivo reports. InVivo also presented results from the Contempo study, which was intended to provide natural history benchmarks for the neuro-spinal scaffold. The trial analyzed neurological recovery data from 170 patients across three registries of patients with spinal cord injuries similar to those in the Inspire trial. Results from the Contempo study “validated the company’s previously established OPC with AIS conve...
Source: Mass Device - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Spinal InVivo Therapeutics Source Type: news

Comparing blunt and penetrating trauma in spinal cord injury: analysis of long-term functional and neurological outcomes - Roach MJ, Chen Y, Kelly ML.
Background: Comparisons between patients with penetrating spinal cord injury (PSCI) and blunt spinal cord injury (BSCI) are scarce. Purpose: To describe baseline characteristics and neurological and functional outcomes for patients with BSCI ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Falls, mobility, and physical activity after spinal cord injury: an exploratory study using photo-elicitation interviewing - Musselman KE, Arnold C, Pujol C, Lynd K, Oosman S.
STUDY DESIGN: Exploratory qualitative study using photo-elicitation interviews. OBJECTIVES: To identify contributors to falls, as perceived by individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury, and describe the impact of perceived fall risk on mobilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Implementation of a standardized dataset for collecting information on patients with spinal cord injury - Nachtegaal J, van Langeveld SA, Slootman H, Post MWM.
Background: Over the last decade, the International Spinal Cord Injury Data Sets project developed a number of International Spinal Cord Injury Data Sets (ISCIDS) that can be used to collect standardized information on patients with SCI. Objectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prediction model for the presence of complications at admission to rehabilitation after traumatic spinal cord injury - Scivoletto G, Torre M, Iosa M, Porto MR, Molinari M.
Background: Complications frequently occur in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) during acute care or rehabilitation and have an impact on rehabilitation outcomes. Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the occurrence and risk fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Progress of theDutch Spinal Cord Injury Database : completeness of database and profile of patients admitted for inpatient rehabilitation in 2015 - Post MWM, Nachtegaal J, van Langeveld SA, van de Graaf M, Faber WX, Roels EH, van Bennekom CAM.
Background: In the Dutch International Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Data Sets project, we translated all International SCI Data Sets available in 2012 and created a Dutch SCI Database (NDD). Objective: To describe the number of included patients ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Racial differences in data quality and completeness: Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems' experiences - Chen Y, Lin HY, Tseng TS, Wen H, Devivo MJ.
Background: Among people with spinal cord injury (SCI), minorities experience a disproportionately higher burden of diseases. Knowledge of data quality by race/ethnicity will help better design racial health disparity research and understand potenti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Understanding and preventing loss to follow-up: experiences from the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems - Kim H, Cutter GR, George B, Chen Y.
Background: One of the most critical threats to the validity of any longitudinal research is the bias caused by study attrition. Prevention efforts should be focused on those individuals at high risk of non-participation to improve the generalizabil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Wheelchair breakdowns are associated with pain, pressure injuries, rehospitalization, and self-perceived health in full-time wheelchair users with spinal cord injury - Hogaboom NS, Worobey LA, Houlihan BV, Heinemann AW, Boninger ML.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Chalkstick fracture: a catastrophic injury - Tomar SS.
Cervical spine region is known as very prone for injury because it is great mobility. Hyperflexion or hyperextension may create life-threatening injury to ankylosed cervical spine vertebra and spinal cord. The posttrauma result can range from neurological ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Noninvasive spinal stimulation method enables paralyzed people to regain use of hands, study finds
paylessimages/iStockphotoMore than 1.2 million Americans are living with paralysis from spinal cord injuries, which results in loss of the ability to perform such tasks as opening a water bottle.The ability to perform simple daily tasks can make a big difference in people ’s lives, especially for those with spinal cord injuries. A UCLA-led team of scientists reports that six people with severe spinal cord injuries — three of them completely paralyzed — have regained use of their hands and fingers for the first time in years after undergoing a nonsurgical, nonin vasive spinal stimulation procedure the rese...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How a traumatic accident early in life propelled Shepherd Center CEO (Video)
While in college, Sarah Morrison suffered a traumatic accident. It could have marked the end of a normal life, but instead, “It really confirmed why I wanted to be a physical therapist,” Morrison said. She has spent much of her professional career at Atlanta-based Shepherd Center, the world-renowned treatment facility for patients with brain and spinal cord injuries. In 2017, Sarah Morrison became president and CEO of Shepherd Center. Atlanta Business Chronicle Publisher, David Rubinger,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Crystal Edmonson Source Type: news

Application of mesenchymal stem cells stimulates nervous tissue regeneration
(Kazan Federal University) The research team used model spinal cord injuries in rats for their purposes. As a result, it was found out that therapy by adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells combined with fibrin matrix influences the restoration of motor functions. It also decreases the area of pathological cavities and reduces astroglial activation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effects of walkbot gait training on kinematics, kinetics, and clinical gait function in paraplegia and quadriplegia - Hwang J, Shin Y, Park JH, Cha YJ, You JSH.
BACKGROUND: The robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) system has gained recognition as an innovative, effective paradigm to improve functional ambulation and activities of daily living in spinal cord injury and stroke. However, the effects of the Walkbot r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mid-cervical spinal cord contusion causes robust deficits in respiratory parameters and pattern variability - Warren PM, Campanaro C, Jacono FJ, Alilain WJ.
Mid-cervical spinal cord contusion disrupts both the pathways and motoneurons vital to the activity of inspiratory muscles. The present study was designed to determine if a rat contusion model could result in a measurable deficit to both ventilatory and re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury epidemiological profile in the Sarah Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals-a Brazilian population sample - Barbetta DC, Smanioto TR, Poletto MF, Ferreira R, Lopes A, Casaro FM, Camargo A, Ogashawara TO.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiological profile of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), who visited the Sarah Network in 2014. SETTING: Brazil, Bras ília-Federal District. METHODS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spinal concussion in adults: transient neuropraxia of spinal cord exposed to vertical forces - Asan Z.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to discuss along with literature knowledge the post-traumatic clinical progression of cases with symptoms of transient spinal cord impact and cases of spinal concussion following the exposure of the vertebral column to ve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gene jumpstarts regeneration of damaged nerve cells
Searching the entire genome, a Yale team has identified a gene that when eliminated can spur regeneration of axons in nerve cells severed by spinal cord injury. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Change in the profile of traumatic spinal cord injury over 15  years in Spain - Bárbara-Bataller E, Méndez-Suárez JL, Alemán-Sánchez C, Sánchez-Enríquez J, Sosa-Henríquez M.
The objective of this study was t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Correspondence: "Determinants of resilience among people who sustained spinal cord injury from the 2015 earthquake in Nepal" - Ali-Abadi T, Soleimani M, Fakhr-Movahedi A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Engineering approaches to understanding mechanisms of spinal column injury leading to spinal cord injury - Jones CF, Clarke EC.
BACKGROUND: The mechanical interactions occurring between the spinal column and spinal cord during an injury event are complex and variable, and likely have implications for the clinical presentation and prognosis of the individual. METHODS: The en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

MRI analysis with machine learning predicts impairment after spinal injury, study shows
(American Roentgen Ray Society) A test of machine-learning algorithms shows promise for computer-aided prognosis of acute spinal cord injury, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, set for April 22-27 in Washington, D.C. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The nociceptin receptor inhibits axonal regeneration and recovery from spinal cord injury
Axonal growth after traumatic spinal cord injury is limited by endogenous inhibitors, selective blockade of which promotes partial neurological recovery. The partial repair phenotypes suggest that compensatory pathways limit improvement. Gene expression profiles of mice deficient in Ngr1, which encodes a receptor for myelin-associated inhibitors of axonal regeneration such as Nogo, revealed that trauma increased the mRNA expression of ORL1, which encodes the receptor for the opioid-related peptide nociceptin. Endogenous and overexpressed ORL1 coimmunoprecipitated with immature NgR1 protein, and ORL1 enhanced the O-linked g...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sekine, Y., Siegel, C. S., Sekine-Konno, T., Cafferty, W. B. J., Strittmatter, S. M. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

AIS scores in spine and spinal cord trauma: epidemiological considerations - Maiman D, Pintar F, Malik W, Yoganandan N.
BACKGROUND: The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) is an internationally accepted coding system created by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, utilized to code traumatic injuries as a function of severity, the latter often defined as mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Depressive mood in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) living in Greece - Tzanos IA, Mavrogenis A, Gioti K, Papaggeloppoulos P, Panagiotopoulos E.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To provide data on depressive symptoms rates in the Greek SCI population and to investigate their association with demographic and clinical variables. SETTING: Greek territory. METHODS: One h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gene therapy may help brain heal from stroke, other injuries
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Scientists have found a genetic trigger that may improve the brain's ability to heal from a range of debilitating conditions, from strokes to concussions and spinal cord injuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Posttraumatic spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality - Atesok K, Tanaka N, O'Brien A, Robinson Y, Pang D, Deinlein D, Manoharan SR, Pittman J, Theiss S.
"Spinal Cord Injury without Radiographic Abnormality" (SCIWORA) is a term that denotes objective clinical signs of posttraumatic spinal cord injury without evidence of fracture or malalignment on plain radiographs and computed tomography (CT) of the spine.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Use of an errorless learning approach in a person with concomitant traumatic spinal cord injury and brain injury: a case report - Hartmann A, Kegelmeyer D, Kloos A.
: Individuals with concomitant spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury have cognitive deficits that may limit the ability to learn novel motor tasks necessary for functional independence. Errorless learning has been shown to improve cognitive task pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Multi-site study explores new approach to upper limb dysfunction after spinal cord injury
(Kessler Foundation) Acute intermittent hypoxia (AIH) is a new strategy that may have the potential to increase neuroplasticity in individuals with injuries of the spinal cord. Scientists plan to test whether repetitive administration of AIH can result in better hand and arm function in individuals with incomplete cervical SCI. 'This is an exciting project that may change the way we think about rehabilitation for spinal cord injury,' said Dr. Kirshblum. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This Robotic Exoskeleton Is Making the Impossible Possible
Eight years ago, Paul Campbell suffered a spinal cord injury and was told there was only a 3% chance he would ever walk again. With the assistance of the Pheonix robotic exoskeleton from suitX, Campbell walked across a room at SXSW and told attendees how the technology has made what once seemed like an impossible feat 100% possible.    (Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - March 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Leisure time physical activity, perception of impact of pain and life satisfaction after spinal cord injury - Taran S, Conti J, Routhier F, Latimer-Cheung AE, Noreau L, Sweet SN.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dr. Botticello receives Neilsen Foundation Grant to improve spinal cord injury outcomes
This study will enable us to better understand how people with SCI have adjusted to life after injury and the role that the environment plays in their daily lives,' explained Dr. Botticello at Kessler Foundation. 'We anticipate that these data will help guide the development of health promotion programs,' she added, 'which will improve community reintegration for people with SCI who are at risk for social isolation.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

InVivo wins FDA nod for new pivotal trial of its neuro-spinal scaffold
The objective performance criterion for he study had been a 25% AIS conversion rate, InVivo said. The post InVivo wins FDA nod for new pivotal trial of its neuro-spinal scaffold appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Spinal InVivo Therapeutics Source Type: news

Study shows bowel care is top concern for those with spinal cord injury
(Simon Fraser University) A study by SFU research Victoria Claydon reveals that bowel care, followed by sexual function, bladder function and pain were of key concern. Surprisingly, one of the lowest-ranked concerns was using a wheelchair for mobility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury after a fall in patients with cervical spinal canal stenosis - Taha A, Bakker SLM.
In patients with pre-existent cervical spinal canal stenosis, minimal trauma, leading to neck hyperextension, can cause a significant increase of spinal cord compression. However, spinal cord injury is generally associated with major trauma and is usually ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Recovery from spinal cord injuries can be predicted
(University of Zurich) Injuries to the spinal cord result in tissue loss in the spinal cord and brain. These neurodegenerative changes can be analyzed in detail using neuroimaging methods. UZH researchers have now for the first time been able to reliably predict the extent of functional recovery in patients suffering from a spinal cord injury two years after a trauma based on the extent and progression of neurodegenerative changes within the first six months after injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Tradition of Excellence
The Regional Burn  Treatment Center. Thanks to its high standards of care, ECMC was named the region’s designated trauma center in 1989. In that year, the hospital also opened the Regional Burn Treatment Center and was designated the regional center for spinal cord injury, acute traumatic brain injury, and AIDS. The addition of ECMC’s Regional Burn Treatment Center included six patient rooms and strengthened the medical center’s level of trauma care. Dr. Roger Seibel developed an exceptional… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Supplied by ECMC Source Type: news

A Tradition of Excellence
The Regional Burn  Treatment Center. Thanks to its high standards of care, ECMC was named the region’s designated trauma center in 1989. In that year, the hospital also opened the Regional Burn Treatment Center and was designated the regional center for spinal cord injury, acute traumatic brain injury, and AIDS. The addition of ECMC’s Regional Burn Treatment Center included six patient rooms and strengthened the medical center’s level of trauma care. Dr. Roger Seibel developed an exceptional… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Supplied by ECMC Source Type: news

Psychosocial factors affecting resilience in Nepalese individuals with earthquake-related spinal cord injury: a cross-sectional study - Bhattarai M, Maneewat K, Sae-Sia W.
BACKGROUND: One of many types of injuries following an earthquake is spinal cord injury (SCI) which is a life-long medically complex injury and high-cost health problem. Despite several negative consequences, some persons with SCI are resilient enough to a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news