Research brief: New 3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries
(University of Minnesota) Engineers and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota have teamed up to create a groundbreaking 3D-printed device that could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Robotic exoskeleton takes center stage at Baptist facility
In quasi-futuristic action movies, robotic exoskeletons help the good guys jump higher, run faster and punch harder. But, in real-life Memphis, their goal is much more powerful. They're being used to help stroke victims and patients with spinal cord injuries walk again. Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital is the first health care facility in Tennessee to offer the EksoGT robotic exoskeleton. It has been using the technology for the past few months. "We have patie nts who are little ladies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mary Cashiola Source Type: news

Robotic exoskeleton takes center stage at Baptist facility
In quasi-futuristic action movies, robotic exoskeletons help the good guys jump higher, run faster and punch harder. But, in real-life Memphis, their goal is much more powerful. They're being used to help stroke victims and patients with spinal cord injuries walk again. Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital is the first health care facility in Tennessee to offer the EksoGT robotic exoskeleton. It has been using the technology for the past few months. "We have patie nts who are little ladies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mary Cashiola Source Type: news

Neuroscientist identifies biomarker for traumatic brain injury
A new UCLA study in rats shows that levels of a molecule called LPA rise quickly in several sites of the brain after traumatic brain injury, or TBI, suggesting a possible route to development of a diagnostic blood test for humans.The findings are consistent with previous research detecting higher concentrations of LPA in the blood after a brain injury, as well as in cerebrospinal fluid following spinal-cord injury. Because traumatic brain injury can produce a variety of symptoms, it can be difficult for doctors to accurately evaluate the severity of the trauma or predict the duration of the injury.The American Journal of P...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UCLA bioengineers show magnetic gel ’s use to ease pain
UCLA bioengineers have demonstrated that a gel-like material containing tiny magnetic particles could be used to manage chronic pain from disease or injury. Broadly, the study demonstrates the promising use of biomechanical forces  that push and pull on cells to treat disease.“Much of mainstream modern medicine centers on using pharmaceuticals to make chemical or molecular changes inside the body to treat disease,” said Dino Di Carlo, UCLA professor of bioengineering and the principal investigator of the study. “However, recent breakthroughs in the control of force s at small scales have opened up a ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Prescription drug claims following a traumatic spinal cord injury for older adults: a retrospective population-based study in Ontario, Canada - Guilcher SJT, Hogan ME, Calzavara A, Hitzig SL, Patel T, Packer T, Lofters AK.
The objectives for this study were to examine the prevalence of polypharmacy for people with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) following injury and to determine risk factors. SETTING: Ontario, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Dynamic balance gait for walking assistance exoskeleton - Chen Q, Cheng H, Yue C, Huang R, Guo H.
PURPOSE: Powered lower-limb exoskeleton has gained considerable interests, since it can help patients with spinal cord injury(SCI) to stand and walk again. Providing walking assistance with SCI patients, most exoskeletons are designed to follow predefined ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Appraisals of DisAbility Primary and Secondary Scale-Short Form (ADAPSS-sf): Psychometrics and association with mental health among U.S. military veterans with spinal cord injury - McDonald SD, Goldberg-Looney LD, Mickens MN, Ellwood MS, Mutchler BJ, Perrin PB.
OBJECTIVE: Cognitive appraisals, that is, interpretations of what is observed and the personal relevance attributed to those observations, affect one's behavior and well-being. Despite the centrality of appraisals in the transactional model of stress and c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde: Study reveals healing mesenchymal cells morph and destroy muscles in models of spinal cord injury, ALS and spinal muscular atrophy
(Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), in collaboration with the Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS in Rome, have discovered a new disease-specific role in FAP cells in the development of muscle tissue wasting, indicating a potential new avenue for treating motor neuron diseases including spinal cord injury, ALS and spinal muscular atrophy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Failures in dual-task obstacle crossing could predict risk of future fall in independent ambulatory individuals with spinal cord injury - Amatachaya S, Srisim K, Thaweewannakij T, Arrayawichanon P, Amatachaya P, Mato L.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether cognitive-motor interference using ability of dual-task obstacle crossing could predict a risk of fall in 90 ambulatory individuals with spinal cord injury. DESIGN: Six-month prospective study. SETTING: A rehabilitat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Walking stability during normal walking and its association with slip intensity among individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury - Arora T, Musselman KE, Lanovaz J, Linassi G, Arnold C, Milosavljevic S, Oates A.
BACKGROUND: Ambulatory individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI) experience frequent falls suggesting impairments in their balance control. Individuals with iSCI are more stable during normal walking as compared to able-bodied individuals; howe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

New study offers hope of recovery from spinal cord injury
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds the intravenous injection of a potent enzyme, just hours after an accident, has the potential to diminish a cascade of pathological events responsible for neuronal death, such as inflammation and scarring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could nanotechnoloy 'rewire' an injured spinal cord?
Innovative equipment has been developed to help patients regain control of limbs despite an injury that stops the transmission of signals through the spinal cord. But what if this transmission could actually be re-established? An EU-funded project is working on an innovative implant, but there is still a very long way to go. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 24, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

ReWalk Robotics dives on missed Q2 prelims
ReWalk Robotics (NSDQ:RWLK) missed the consensus with its preliminary second-quarter revenues and revealed a financing delay, sending its share price down more than 25% today. Yokneam Ilit, Israel-based ReWalk said it expects to post sales of $1.8 million for the three months ended June 30, which would come in under the $2.0 million expectation on Wall Street. ReWalk also said that the second, $10 million tranche of the $20 million private placement it inked with Timwell Investment back in March missed its July 1 deadline. That tranche was contingent on the formation of a joint venture with Timwell in China, with lice...
Source: Mass Device - July 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Robotics Wall Street Beat ReWalk Robotics Source Type: news

An end to paralysis from spinal cord injury?
A new study from Boston Children's Hospital has been able to help mice walk again by injecting a compound which helps reactive nerve pathways that send signals to our leg muscles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predictors of falls in persons with spinal cord injury-a prospective study using the Downton fall risk index and a single question of previous falls - Butler Forslund E, J ørgensen V, Skavberg Roaldsen K, Hultling C, Wahman K, Franzén E.
STUDY DESIGN: Prediction study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prediction accuracy of the Downton fall risk index (DFRI) and a question of falls the previous year; further to examine the association between time to first fall and risk indicators fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medline buys Canadian stroke rehab device maker NeuroGym
Medline has acquired physical therapy and rehabilitation equipment maker NeuroGym Technologies of Ottawa. NeuroGym’s equipment is designed for people who have had a stroke or other traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, chronic neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, balance issues and/or the need for fall prevention therapy. The equipment requires the patient to initiate movement, which the company says can help rewire the brain and speed recovery. It includes a sit-to-stand trainer, bungee mobility trainer to re-teach walking and improve balance, a pendulum stepper for lower extremit...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Surgeons are developing a plan to transplant a human head as a treatment for spinal cord injuries
(Natural News) “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star, hath had elsewhere its setting.” – Wordsworth, Ode: Intimations of immortality from recollection of early childhood Fantastical though it seems to be, two surgeons are attempting to redefine what can and should be done in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relationship of fitness and wheelchair mobility with encounters, avoidances, and perception of environmental barriers among manual wheelchair users with Spinal Cord Injury - Callahan MK, Cowan RE.
OBJECTIVE: To assess a) if fitness and mobility are related to behavior and perception of physical barriers and b) if behavior and physical barrier perception are related. DESIGN: Cross-sectional case series SETTING: Academic Medical Laboratory PAR... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Paediatric spinal cord injuries in Pakistan - Rathore FA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Epidemiology, clinical features and consequences of spinal cord injury in children - Darain H, Arsh A, Zeb A, Ilyas SM, Muhammad D, Khan MN.
OBJECTIVE: To describe epidemiology, clinical features and clinical consequences of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in children. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Paraplegic Centre, Hayatabad, Peshawar, from July 2011 to March 2017. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Frequently asked questions of individuals with spinal cord injuries: results of a web-based consultation service in Iran - Rezaei M, Omidbeigi M, Hanaei S, Saeedi N, Naghdi K, Vaccaro AR, Rahimi-Movaghar V.
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study of the results of a web-based consultation service for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). OBJECTIVES: To review frequently asked questions (FAQ) among individuals with SCI and determine the most important top... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Unusual cause for maxillofacial injury - Thanneermalai B, Chattopadhyay PK, Kamalpathey K, Semi RS, Desai AP, Menon RP.
Penetrating facial injuries are potentially dangerous and may require emergency management because of the presence of vital structures in the face, and it may be life-threatening especially when the injury involves airway, major blood vessels, spinal cord,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Comparing disability between traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury using the 12-item WHODAS 2.0 and the WHO minimal generic data set covering functioning and health - Tarvonen-Schr öder S, Tenovuo O, Kaljonen A, Laimi K.
OBJECTIVE: To compare disability between two patient groups using short validated tools based on International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: University hospital specialist outpat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Quality of life among individuals with rugby-related spinal cord injuries in South Africa: a descriptive cross-sectional study - Badenhorst M, Brown JC, Lambert MI, Van Mechelen W, Verhagen E.
This study investigated current quality of li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Strengthening health systems for persons with traumatic spinal cord injury in South Africa and Sweden: a protocol for a longitudinal study of processes and outcomes - Conradsson D, Rhoda A, Mlenzana N, Nilsson Wikmar L, Wahman K, Hultling C, Joseph C.
Background: The provision of specialized care in a time-sensitive manner has shown to be crucial for survival and recovery of functioning after a traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). However, little is known about the provision of TSCI care in diffe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The lifetime cost of spinal cord injury in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study from the perspective of the public health care payer - Chan BC, Cadarette SM, Wodchis WP, Krahn MD, Mittmann N.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the publicly funded health care system lifetime cost-of-illness of spinal cord injury (SCI) from the perspective of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. METHODS: Individuals hospitalized for their first SCI bet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Inflammation discovery opens window to better rehabilitation possibilities
(University of Alberta) Inflammation plays a key role in improving the ability to relearn motor skills lost as a result of spinal cord injuries, such as grasping objects, new University of Alberta research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

InVivo Therapeutics prices $13m offering
InVivo Therapeutics (NSDQ:NVIV) today priced a public stock offering worth more than $13 million for the neurospinal scaffold it’s developing to treat spinal cord injuries. Cambridge, Mass.-based InVivo said it plans to float some 388,000 shares and another 388,000 warrants at a combined price of $2 per unit, plus 6.2 million pre-funded warrants and 6.2 million standard warrants at $1.99 apiece. Gross proceeds from the offering are expected to reach $13.2 million, the company said in a regulatory filing. Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. is the sole book-runner for the offering. The warrants have an exercise pri...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Regenerative Medicine Wall Street Beat InVivo Therapeutics Source Type: news

Personality, high-risk behaviors, and elevated risk of unintentional deaths related to drug poisoning among individuals with spinal cord injury - Krause JS, Cao Y, Dipiro ND, Cuddy E.
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk and protective factors for unintentional death related to drug poisoning from prescription medications, including opioid-related deaths, and death due to all other causes among participants with spinal cord injury (SCI). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiological trends of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury in Puerto Rico from November 10th, 2006, through May 24th, 2011 - Brau RH, Acevedo-Salas Y, Giovannetti K.
OBJECTIVE: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injury to the central nervous system (CNS) continues to be a leading cause of injury-related morbidity and mortality in the US today. METHODS: A prospective cohort study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Work and wellbeing-related consequences of different return-to-work pathways of persons with spinal cord injury living in Switzerland - Trezzini B, Schwegler U, Reinhardt JD.
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study based on the 2012 community survey of the Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Cohort Study (SwiSCI). OBJECTIVES: To investigate work and wellbeing-related consequences of different return-to-work (RTW) pathways after SCI. SET... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gene therapy restores paw function in rats with spinal cord injury
MRC-funded researchers at King’s College have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn skilled front paw movements after being treated with a gene therapy. The therapy regenerated damaged tissue and could be switched on and off using a common antibiotic. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - June 15, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Paws and play: gene treatment helps rats with spinal cord injury regain their nerve
Hopes for injured humans and larger animals as groundbreaking gene therapy helps mend damaged nerves on the spine of rodents by dissolving scar tissueRats with spinal cord injuries have regained the use of their paws after being given a groundbreaking gene therapy that helps to mend damaged nerves in the spine.The new therapy works by dissolving the dense scar tissue that forms a thick barrier between severed nerves when the spinal column is broken.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Neuroscience Genetics Biology Medical research Source Type: news

Spinal Cord Injury: C4 Is a Crucial Level
Title: Spinal Cord Injury: C4 Is a Crucial LevelCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/12/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 13, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Memphis VA hosting job fair for nurses
The Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is hosting a hiring fair Friday, June 15, for experienced registered nurses. At the event, to be held 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the 1030 Jefferson Ave. facility, the VA will be recruiting for immediate vacancies in all areas and specialties. However, it specifically needs nurses for its mental health, spinal cord injury and medical/surgical areas. Interviews, fingerprint s and physicals will be conducted on site. Applicants should bring an updated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Memphis VA hosting job fair for nurses
The Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is hosting a hiring fair Friday, June 15, for experienced registered nurses. At the event, to be held 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the 1030 Jefferson Ave. facility, the VA will be recruiting for immediate vacancies in all areas and specialties. However, it specifically needs nurses for its mental health, spinal cord injury and medical/surgical areas. Interviews, fingerprint s and physicals will be conducted on site. Applicants should bring an updated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Kessler Foundation awarded four grants by NJ Commission on Spinal Cord Research
(Kessler Foundation) " These grants enable us to continue to expand the scope of our research in spinal cord injury, " said John DeLuca, Ph.D., senior vice president for Research and Training at Kessler Foundation. " We will look more deeply into secondary conditions that may be complicating recovery after spinal cord injury, such as cognitive deficits and neuropathic pain, and gather basic knowledge of the effect of exoskeleton-assisted walking on brain-muscle connections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gender differences in depression among veterans with spinal cord injury - Wilson CS, Nassar SL, Ottomanelli L, Barnett SD, Njoh E.
PURPOSE: Little is known about gender differences in depression among veterans with spinal cord injury (SCI). Accordingly, the main objectives of this study were (a) to examine demographic and clinical characteristics of veterans with SCI; (b) to investiga... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hope and psychological health and well-being following spinal cord injury - Brazeau H, Davis CG.
This study examines the ef... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mass. Researchers May Be On Brink Of Creating Revolutionary, Non-Addictive Painkiller
CAMBRIDGE (CBS NEWS) — Researchers in Massachusetts believe they may be on the brink of creating a revolutionary non-addictive painkiller. Developed by Blue Therapeutics, Blue-181 could be a big step forward in dealing with the growing opioid crisis. The team there said it wanted to make a drug that is a total replacement for the opioids currently on the market – something that people could safely stop using without the possible dangerous side effects. Mark Loccisano felt a gratification from painkillers with his very first pill. They were prescribed by a doctor for a sports injury. It was the beginning of an o...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Cambridge Local TV opioid crisis Source Type: news

Lab-grown neurons improve breathing in mice after spinal cord injury
(Drexel University) In a pre-clinical study, researchers show that V2a interneurons could one day help paralyzed patients breathe without a ventilator. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experimental drug restores some bladder function after spinal cord injury, study finds
(Ohio State University) An experimental drug that blocks abnormal neural communication after spinal cord injury could one day be the key to improving quality of life by improving bladder function, new research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fortuna Fix Announces Appointment of Madhavan Balachandran to Board of Directors
Jan-Eric Ahlfors, CEO of Fortuna Fix Inc., to present at IABS/CIRM 4th Cell Therapy Conference on June 6, 2018 in Los Angeles LONDON and MONTREAL, June 1, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Focusing on its Manufacturing, Fortuna Fix (&qu... Regenerative Medicine, Personnel Fortuna Fix, Spinal Cord Injury, Parkinson's Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cell Transplant Trial for Spinal Injury Is Safe
The first human experiment with neural precursor cells implanted to treat chronic spinal cord injury suggests the procedure is safe, and hints at a small benefit. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion Source Type: news

A validity study of the Spanish-World Health Organization Quality of Life short version instrument in persons with traumatic spinal cord injury - Salvador-De La Barrera S, Mora-Boga R, Ferreiro-Velasco ME, Seoane-Pillado T, Montoto-Marqu és A, Rodríguez-Sotillo A, Pertega Díaz S.
STUDY DESIGN: This was a psychometric study. OBJECTIVES: To determine the validity of the Spanish version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life instrument (WHOQOL-BREF) for its use in persons with traumatic spinal cord injury and, as sec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

In a break with dogma, myelin boosts neuron growth in spinal cord injuries
(University of California - San Diego) In a new paper, published in the May 23 online issue ofScience Translational Medicine, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that adult rat myelin actually stimulated axonal outgrowth in rat neural precursor cells (NPCs) and human induced pluripotent (iPSC)-derived neural stem cells (NSCs). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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