UC Davis engineers lead $36m effort to improve recovery from spinal cord injuries
(University of California - Davis) Engineers at UC Davis will lead a consortium of universities, biomedical startups and nonprofit organizations to develop interventions for spinal cord injuries that can be applied within days of injury to improve long-term outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AbbVie Receives Orphan Drug and Fast Track Designations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Elezanumab, an Investigational Monoclonal Antibody RGMa Inhibitor, for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury
Elezanumab (ABT-555) is an investigational treatment being evaluated in neurological disorders, including treatment following spinal cord injury Orphan Drug Designation is given to a drug or biologic for the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of a rare ... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, FDA AbbVie, elezanumab, spinal cord injury (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

VA Coronavirus Deaths Hit 3,300; Cases Top 58,000
Guests not allowed in nursing homes, spinal cord injury centers ... En espa ñol | The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is increasing efforts to protect its most vulnerable patients from the coron... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 23, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Perspective on employment rates after spinal cord injury - 30 years after the ADA
(Kessler Foundation) Thirty years after the passage of the ADA, planning for return to work is often a low priority during rehabilitation for spinal cord injury, The authors emphasize that vocational rehabilitation services, when delivered soon after injury and integrated into the medical rehabilitation plan, contribute to better employment outcomes. " Implementing evidence-based practices during rehabilitation is an important step toward fulfilling the promises of the ADA for people with spinal cord injury, " Dr. O'Neill concluded. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Evidence-based vocational rehab practices raise employment rates after spinal cord injury
(Kessler Foundation) Evidence-based practices that are raising post-injury employment rates include the individualized placement support model of supported employment, and vocational resource facilitation (VRF), according to Dr. John O'Neill at Kessler Foundation. He cited gains seen with the implementation of VRF for newly injured individuals in a Craig H. Neilsen Foundation funded project. " Of the patients recruited during inpatient rehabilitation at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, 43% have returned to work, significantly exceeding national one-year post injury benchmarks ranging from 12% to 21%. " (Sour...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A prospective cohort study investigating contributors to mild cognitive impairment in adults with spinal cord injury: study protocol - Sandalic D, Craig A, Arora M, Pozzato I, Simpson G, Gopinath B, Kaur J, Shetty S, Weber G, Cameron I, Tran Y, Middleton J.
BACKGROUND: Studies report rates of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in spinal cord injury (SCI) range between 10 and 60%. This broad estimate of MCI in SCI is most likely a result of: (i) inconsistent operationalization of MCI; (ii) heterogeneity among ind... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New smart drug delivery system may help treatment for neurological disorders
(Rutgers University) A Rutgers-led team has created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. The system, which uses extremely thin biomaterials implanted in the body, also protects nerve fibers (axons) that connect nerve cells in injured neural tissues, according to a study in the journal Advanced Materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Factors Associated With Spinal Cord Injury Outcomes Factors Associated With Spinal Cord Injury Outcomes
Could certain factors negatively impact in-hospital outcomes of traumatic spinal cord injuries?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

VA Coronavirus Deaths Hit 3,100; Cases Top 55,000
Guests not allowed in nursing homes, spinal cord injury centers ... En espa ñol | The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is increasing efforts to protect its most vulnerable patients from the coron... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 13, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of prescribed opioid claims among persons with traumatic spinal cord injury in Ontario, Canada: a population-based retrospective cohort study - Guilcher SJT, Hogan ME, Guan Q, McCormack D, Calzavara A, Patel T, Hitzig SL, Packer T, Lofters AK.
OBJECTIVES: To examine prescription opioid claims among individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and to identify factors associated with both chronic opioid and chronic high-dose opioid use. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using populatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Factors associated with discharge destination following inpatient functional rehabilitation in patients with traumatic spinal cord injury - Dionne A, Richard-Denis A, Lim V, Mac-Thiong JM.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of data from a prospective database of a Level 1 trauma center. OBJECTIVES: This project aims to identify factors collected during the acute and rehabilitative care following a traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) asso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gunshot injury to spine: an institutional experience of management and complications from a developing country - Sajid MI, Ahmad B, Mahmood SD, Darbar A.
PURPOSE: Gunshot wounds are the second leading cause of spinal cord injuries. Surgical intervention for gunshot injury to the spine carries a high rate of complications. There is a scarcity of data on civilian gunshot injuries to the spine in Pakistan. App... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

"I was like intoxicated with this positivity": the politics of hope amongst participants in a trial of a novel spinal cord injury rehabilitation technology in South Africa - Evans RW, Bantjes J, Shackleton CL, West S, Derman W, Albertus Y, Swartz L.
This study discussed the reports by participants in a randomised controlled trial of a novel intervention for spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation in Cape Town, South Africa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen participants were randomised to re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

VA Coronavirus Deaths Hit 3,000; Cases Top 53,000
Guests not allowed in nursing homes, spinal cord injury centers ... En espa ñol | The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is increasing efforts to protect its most vulnerable patients from the coron... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 6, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Spinal injury in Indian children: review of 204 cases - Bansal ML, Sharawat R, Mahajan R, Dawar H, Mohapatra B, Das K, Chhabra HS.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to analyze the epidemiological parameters and associated factors after spinal cord injury (SCI) in children, in the last 14 years admitted at a tertiary care center (Indian Spin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring the causes and impacts of falls among ambulators with spinal cord injury using photovoice: a mixed-methods study - Singh H, Shibi Rosen A, Bostick G, Kaiser A, Musselman KE.
This study explored: (1) fall circumstances experienced by ambulators with spinal cord injury (SCI) over a 6-month period, (2) the impacts of falls-related injuries and fall risk and (3) their preferences/recommendations for fall prevention. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The 100 most-cited papers in traumatic injury of the spine - Tariq MB, Wu OC, Agulnick MA, Kasliwal MK.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic injury to the spine can be a complex diagnostic and therapeutic entity often with devastating consequences. Outside of the isolated vertebral column injury costs; annual costs associated with spinal cord injury (SCI) are estimated to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Considerations for studying sex as a biological variable in spinal cord injury - Stewart AN, MacLean SM, Stromberg AJ, Whelan JP, Bailey WM, Gensel JC, Wilson ME.
In response to NIH initiatives to investigate sex as a biological variable in preclinical animal studies, researchers have increased their focus on male and female differences in neurotrauma. Inclusion of both sexes when modeling neurotrauma is leading to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Perspectives of wheelchair users with spinal cord injury on fall circumstances and fall prevention: a mixed methods approach using photovoice - Singh H, Scovil CY, Bostick G, Kaiser A, Craven BC, Jaglal SB, Musselman KE.
INTRODUCTION: Wheelchair users with spinal cord injury are at a high risk of falls. However, the perspectives of wheelchair users with spinal cord injury on their fall circumstances and their preferences for fall prevention strategies/interventions remain ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine names Dr. Beverly Hon winner of Ernest Bors Award
(Kessler Foundation) The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine& the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals announce that Beverly Hon, MD, is the recipient of this year's Ernest Bors, MD Award for Scientific Development. Dr. Hon is primary author of 'Duplex ultrasound surveillance for deep vein thrombosis after acute traumatic spinal cord injury at rehabilitation admission.' Because of the risk for complications following distal DVT, screening on admission for rehabilitation may be advisable to identify at-risk patients in need of followup. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Factors associated with in-hospital outcomes of traumatic spinal cord injury: 10-year analysis of the US national inpatient sample - Gao F, Chu H, Chen L, Du L, Yang M, Li J, Yang D, Zhang H, Li J, Chan C.
This study aimed to investigate the factor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The experiences of individuals with cervical spinal cord injury and their family during post-injury care in non-specialised and specialised units in UK - McRae J, Smith C, Emmanuel A, Beeke S.
This study explores the experiences of post-injury ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New molecule to repair and restore brain and spinal cord function
A molecule created by researchers can restore lost connections in the spinal cord and brain of mice with neurological disorders including cerebellar ataxia, Alzheimer’s disease and spinal cord injury. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - August 28, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

A synthetic synaptic organizer protein restores glutamatergic neuronal circuits
Neuronal synapses undergo structural and functional changes throughout life, which are essential for nervous system physiology. However, these changes may also perturb the excitatory–inhibitory neurotransmission balance and trigger neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders. Molecular tools to restore this balance are highly desirable. Here, we designed and characterized CPTX, a synthetic synaptic organizer combining structural elements from cerebellin-1 and neuronal pentraxin-1. CPTX can interact with presynaptic neurexins and postsynaptic AMPA-type ionotropic glutamate receptors and induced the formation of excita...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Suzuki, K., Elegheert, J., Song, I., Sasakura, H., Senkov, O., Matsuda, K., Kakegawa, W., Clayton, A. J., Chang, V. T., Ferrer-Ferrer, M., Miura, E., Kaushik, R., Ikeno, M., Morioka, Y., Takeuchi, Y., Shimada, T., Otsuka, S., Stoyanov, S., Watanabe, M., T Tags: Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Patterns of spinal cord injury in automobiles versus motorcycles and bicycles - Medina O, Singla V, Liu C, Fukunaga D, Rolfe K.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVES: To examine the patterns and relative rates of occurrence of spinal cord injury (SCI) in automobiles compared to motorcycles and bicycles. SETTING: Los Angeles County, California. METHODS: A r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Re-engineered enzyme could help reverse damage from spinal cord injury and stroke
(University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science& Engineering) A team of researchers from University of Toronto Engineering and the University of Michigan has redesigned and enhanced a natural enzyme that shows promise in promoting the regrowth of nerve tissue following injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International Spinal Cord Injury Physical Therapy-Occupational Therapy Basic Data Set (Version 1.2) - Anderson KD, Field-Fote EC, Biering-S ørensen F, Bryden A, Harvey LA, Jones L, Mulcahey MJ, Mulroy S, Noonan VK, Post MWM, Rupp R, Schmidt-Read M.
STUDY DESIGN: Expert workgroup consensus, focused literature review, and vetting via feedback from international presentations and spinal cord professional membership groups. OBJECTIVES: Develop and refine a basic dataset to enable standardized documen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The design of a randomized control trial of exoskeletal-assisted walking in the home and community on quality of life in persons with chronic spinal cord injury - Spungen AM, Bauman WA, Biswas K, Jones K, Snodgrass AJ, Goetz L, Gorman PH, Kirshblum S, Sabharwal S, White KT, Asselin PK, Morin K, Cirnigliaro CM, Huang GD.
There are more than 300,000 estimated cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) in the United States, and approximately 26,000 of these are Veterans. Immobilization from SCI results in adverse secondary medical conditions and reduced quality of life. Veterans with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Life satisfaction in persons with spinal cord injury across the seasons - Urba ński PK, Kim Y, Conners RT, Nadolska A, Tasiemski T.
This study aimed to examine level and variations of life satisfaction (LS) across the seasons in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Polish sample of persons with SCI. METHODS: The study i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Simultaneous stimulation helped a spinal cord injury patient regain the ability to walk
(University of Helsinki) At the BioMag Laboratory, the first promising results have been achieved in the application of synchronised electrical and magnetic stimulation therapy when rehabilitating a paraplegic patient and restoring his ability to walk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A nationwide survey on the incidence and characteristics of traumatic spinal cord injury in Japan in 2018 - Miyakoshi N, Suda K, Kudo D, Sakai H, Nakagawa Y, Mikami Y, Suzuki S, Tokioka T, Tokuhiro A, Takei H, Katoh S, Shimada Y.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective epidemiological study. OBJECTIVES: Since the causes and incidences of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) in each country change over time, up-to-date epidemiological studies are required for countermeasures against TSCI. Ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 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 social justice, the right to care, and the barriers to access after spinal cord injury - Kuemmel A, Basile J, Bryden A, Ndukwe N, Simoneaux KB.
This article identifies these barriers as social justice issues to emphasize their significance and the inequality of primary care received by people with SCI. Primary care... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Shoulder impairment and pain of individuals with newly acquired spinal cord injury compared to uninjured peers - Finley M, Euiler E, Trojian T, Gracely E, Schmidt-Read M, Frye SK, Kallins M, Summers A, York H, Geigle PR.
STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study. OBJECTIVES: Shoulder pain prevalence is high in those with spinal cord injury (SCI) and is associated with decreased function, participation restrictions and decreased quality of life. Limited evidence exists regarding physi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Alberta Wheel Girls: Support group helps connect women in wheelchairs
It’s just past 11 a.m. and 15 women with spinal-cord injuries settle in front of their computers to take part in an all-female wheelchair support group. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Improving treatment of spinal cord injuries
(University of California - Riverside) A group led by UC Riverside bioengineering professor Victor G. J. Rodgers and UC Riverside School of Medicine professor Devin Binder has created an osmotic therapy device that gently removes fluid from the spinal cord to reduce swelling in injured rats with good results. The device can eventually be scaled up for testing in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Role of abt888, a novel (polyADP-Ribose) Polymerase (PARP) inhibitor in countering autophagy and apoptotic processes associated to spinal cord injury - Casili G, Campolo M, Lanza M, Filippone A, Scuderi S, Messina S, Ardizzone A, Esposito E, Paterniti I.
Accidents are the cause of some 50 deaths per 100,000 population each year; some 3% of these are from traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), a damage that causes temporary or permanent motor deficits, often leading to permanent neurological alterations. The a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Atlanto-occipital distraction injuries in survivors: craniometrics and associated ligamentous, spinal cord, and blunt cerebrovascular injury - Khanpara SD, McCarty JL, Schmitt KM, Stark JR, West OC, Zhang X, Riascos RF.
PURPOSE: Newer classification systems for upper cervical spine trauma now include ligamentous injury in addition to fracture and dislocation patterns. Assessment of associated ligamentous injury, spinal cord injury (SCI), and blunt cerebrovascular injuries... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Perceived environmental barriers for people with spinal cord injury in Germany and their influence on quality of life - B ökel A, Dierks ML, Gutenbrunner C, Weidner N, Geng V, Kalke YB, Liebscher T, Abel FR, Sturm C.
OBJECTIVE: The German Spinal Cord Injury Survey is part of the International Spinal Cord Injury Survey, which aims to collect data about the life experience of persons with spinal cord injury worldwide. This paper reports on the perceived environmental bar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Development and validation of the standing balance assessment for individuals with spinal cord injury (SBASCI) - a new outcome measure - Singh M, Sarkar A, Kataria C.
BACKGROUND: Injury to the spinal cord results in standing balance impairment following variable sensorimotor loss. Standing balance training is a realistic goal for the majority of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) for which therapists need valid m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Relationship of perception with community attitudes about handling prehospital prevention of cervical injury risk in traffic accident patients in Watdek Village Maluku Tenggara - Anggraini NA, Ambarika R, Fawzi A, Sanaty BA, Sansuwito TB.
Accidents are the fourth cause of death, after heart disease, cancer and stroke, ±50 increases per year 100,000 population each year, 3% of the causes of death are due to direct spinal cord trauma, 2% due to multiple trauma. Attitudes or responses are ver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Exercise and PRP promising for shoulder pain in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury
(Kessler Foundation) " Conservative treatments that provide alternatives to surgery are needed for wheelchair users with spinal cord injury who have recalcitrant shoulder pain. Injection of PRP (platelet-rich plasma), which may promote healing of the injured tendon, combined with a graduated home-based exercise program, is a potential option for these individuals. Based on our pilot study, a larger randomized controlled trial is warranted. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The impact of a comorbid spinal cord injury on cognitive outcomes of male and female patients with traumatic brain injury - Mollayeva T, Sutton M, Escobar M, Hurst M, Colantonio A.
INTRODUCTION: Evidence of the effect of comorbid spinal cord injury (SCI) on cognitive outcome of persons undergoing rehabilitation following newly diagnosed traumatic brain injury (TBI) is limited. We conducted a population-based study to investigate this... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Include Indigenous People in COVID-19 Response
Credit: Nidwan.By Pratima GurungKATHMANDU, Jul 28 2020 (IPS) In Nepal the COVID-19 crisis has been especially hard on indigenous peoples. We had to learn a new vocabulary and use words like quarantine, self-isolation, hand sanitizers and social distancing. We also had to respect rules that did not previously apply to our lives. Indigenous peoples are not used to washing their hands all the time because our culture is so much closer to Mother Earth and because much of the time we don’t have running water. The situation has been even more difficult for indigenous persons with a disability, like me. I cannot keep my so...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pratima Gurung Tags: Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Source Type: news

Epidemiological features of traumatic spinal cord injury in Beijing, China - Liu J, Liu HW, Gao F, Li J, Li JJ.
OBJECTIVE: To describe epidemiological features of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) and to conduct a comparison with data from 2002. DESIGN: Retrospective research. Setting: China Rehabilitation Research Center (CRRC), Beijing. METHODS: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Routinely measured haematological markers can help to predict AIS scores following spinal cord injury - Bernardo Harrington GM, Cool P, Hulme C, Osman A, Chowdhury J, Kumar N, Budithi S, Wright K.
Neurological outcomes following spinal cord injury (SCI) are currently difficult to predict. Whilst the initial American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Impairment Scale (AIS) grade can give an estimate of outcome, the high remaining degree of uncertainty... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Appraisal of burden of caregivers to chronically rehabilitated patients with spinal cord injuries in a tertiary neurological center in Nepal - Munakomi S, Bajracharya A, Gurung S, Dewan M, Joshi NP, Mishra A, Dhamala K, Shrestha S, Bharati K, Grasso G.
The care of a patient with a spinal cord injury is part of healthcare systems. It causes a substantial physical and emotional drain on the caretakers who often are in short supply and thus may lack adequate training, preparation, and support. Long hours of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mouse study shows spinal cord injury causes bone marrow failure syndrome
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) Research conducted at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine found that spinal cord injuries in mice cause an acquired bone marrow failure syndrome that may contribute to chronic immune dysfunction. " We also found that it's possible to overcome certain aspects of spinal cord injury-induced bone marrow failure. This could have an immediate impact on people affected by spinal cord injury, " said lead author Phillip Popovich. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Employment among people with spinal cord injury in 22 countries across the world: results from the International Spinal Cord Injury (InSCI) Community Survey - Post MW, Reinhardt JD, Avellanet M, Escorpizo R, Engkasan JP, Schwegler U, InSCI, Leiulfsrud AS.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the employment situation of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) in 22 countries participating in the International Spinal Cord Injury Community Survey (InSCI), compare observed and predicted employment rates, estimate gaps in employ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What Are Some Pediatric Oncological Emergencies?
Discussion Pediatric cancers in the US number about 12,000 per year. After injury, it is the second leading cause of death in children and adolescents. Cancer presentations vary widely, but often begin with non-specific symptoms that continue or progress depending on the location and tumor type. Patients can present with oncological emergencies especially if there are mechanical obstruction such as superior vena cava syndrome or cerebral herniation. More commonly are infections due to immunosuppression. Cancer treatment also causes its own myriad of problems that clinicians need to be aware of to diagnosis and treat, but a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 20, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Clarifying the structure of serious head and spine injury in youth Rugby Union players - Sasaki K, Sato H, Nakamura A, Yamamoto T, Watanabe I, Katsuta T, Kono I.
This study aimed to clarify the cause of rugby head and spinal cord injuries through a network centrality analysis of 14-year (2004-2018) longitudinal data in Japan. The study hypothesis is that understanding the causal relationship among the occurrence of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news