Japan approves test of iPS cells for treating spinal injuries
Japanese scientists will test the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to treat spinal cord injuries, a health ministry panel that approved the research project said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Understanding transition for youth with spinal cord injury: youth and caregiver perceptions - Porto A, Anderson L, Kalinich T, Deane KC, Vogel LC, Zebracki K.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to understand facilitators of and barriers to achieving positive transition results among youth with spinal cord injury (SCI), and to identify areas for intervention to improve transition outcomes. DESIGN: Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ReWalk Robotics touts first U.S. insurer reimbursement win for exoskeleton devices
ReWalk Robotics (NSDQ:RWLK) said today that health insurer Cigna will now review submissions for the use of exoskeleton devices for individuals with spinal cord injuries after a change to its coverage policies. The Yokneam, Israel-based company touted the shift as the first of its kind by a major private insurer in the U.S. The policy change has already taken effect, with a formal policy change slated to be performed by Cigna “in or around Q3 2019,” ReWalk said. “This is a major milestone for healthcare beneficiaries in the United States. Cigna is leading by example with its understanding of eme...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Robotics ReWalk Robotics Source Type: news

An epidemiological study of traumatic spinal cord injuries in the fastest aging area in Japan - Kudo D, Miyakoshi N, Hongo M, Kasukawa Y, Ishikawa Y, Ishikawa N, Shimada Y.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective epidemiological study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) in the fastest aging area in Japan. SETTING: Hospitals in Akita Prefecture, Japan. Akita Prefecture has the highest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

NIH hosts meeting on the future of spinal cord injury research
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its partners will host a meeting of researchers, clinicians, patients and patient advocates to discuss spinal cord injury (SCI) research and to chart a course of future studies. The two-day meeting will focus on three important timepoints for spinal cord injury: acute, sub-acute, and chronic. Other sessions will discuss the latest pre-clinical, clinical, and technological research relating to SCI. Overall, the meeting aims to discuss how to overcome barriers and improve collaboration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brachial plexus injury: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from your spinal cord to your shoulder, arm and hand.?A brachial plexus injury occurs when these nerves are stretched, compressed, or in the most serious cases, ripped apart or torn away from the spinal cord.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Alexander [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Pre- and post-injury job type distributions of individuals with SCI in relation to structural changes in the labor market: a comparative analysis based on findings from the Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Cohort Study - Schwegler U, N ützi M, Marti A, Trezzini B.
OBJECTIVE: To compare pre- and post-injury job type distributions of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) living in Switzerland. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, self-report survey. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred sixty-three individuals... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prevalence of and factors associated with expressed and unmet service needs reported by persons with spinal cord injury living in the community - Trezzini B, Brach M, Post M, Gemperli A.
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence, predictors, and consequences of self-reported service needs among community-dwelling persons with SCI. SETTING: Community-based, Switzerland. METHODS: Participants ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Exercise-induced alterations in sympathetic-somatomotor coupling in incomplete spinal cord injury - Onushko T, Mahtani G, Brazg G, Hornby TG, Schmit BD.
The purpose of this study was to understand how high and low intensity locomotor training (LT) affects sympathetic-somatomotor coupling in people with incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI). Proper coupling between sympathetic and somatomotor systems allows c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prospective epidemiological update on traumatic spinal cord injury in Ireland - Smith E, Fitzpatrick P, Lyons F, Morris S, Synnott K.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective population-based epidemiological study on traumatic spinal cord injury in Ireland. OBJECTIVES: To provide updated data for the global TSCI repository. SETTING: Republic of Ireland. METHODS: All cases of TSCI acquir... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical experts restore movement and autonomic function in patients with complete paralysis
(University of Minnesota Medical School) There are more than 290,000 people estimated to be living in the United States with a spinal cord injury. Previously, it has been shown that it is possible to restore some function to young and healthy patients within a few years of injury. Now, researchers show spinal cord stimulation can immediately restore some voluntary movement and autonomic functions such as cardiovascular, bowel, and bladder years after a paralyzing injury without any significant rehabilitation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medtronic touts study data for thoracic aortic stent
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said that its thoracic stent graft for the treatment of a potentially deadly blunt-force chest injury performed well five years after implantation, according to a new study. The Rescue study of the long-term durability, safety, and efficacy of the Medtronic’s Valiant Captivia thoracic stent graft system for blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) was presented at The Society of Thoracic Surgeons annual meeting in San Diego this week. It was the first five-year, industry-issued dataset ever reported for patients with aortic transections undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)....
Source: Mass Device - January 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials News Well Research & Development Stent Grafts Medtronic Society of Thoracic Surgeons Source Type: news

Ekso Bionics Steps Up to Develop Exoskeleton Market in Asia
China is expected to have 30 million stroke patients by 2030, and many of those patients will have some degree of disability. And yet, the stroke and spinal cord rehabilitation industry in China is not as developed as it is in the United States. A new joint venture between Ekso Bionics, Zhejiang Youchuang Venture Capital Investment (ZYVC) and Zhejiang Silicon Paradise Asset Management Group could change that. "This joint venture is a transformative opportunity both for Ekso Bionics and for the millions of Chinese stroke and spinal cord injury patients who currently have limited access to advanced rehabilit...
Source: MDDI - January 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Experiences of peer counselling during inpatient rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injuries - Roth K, Mueller G, Wyss A.
This article describes the experience with peer counselling from the pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Survival in 222 patients with severe cervical spinal cord injuries: an 8-year epidemiological survey in Western China - Liu C, Yang X, Meng B, Yang Z, Zhao X, Zhao X, Feng Y, Lei W, Wu Z.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the survival and the predictors of mortality in patients with severe cervical spinal cord injuries DESIGN: Retrospective study PARTICIPANTS: From January 1, 2010 to May 31, 2018, 222 patients who suffered from severe cervical spinal co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Printed scaffolds promote spinal cord repair in rats
Researchers used 3D printing technology to create a scaffold that helped promote the growth of new nerve cells in rats and restore some limb movement after spinal cord injury. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - January 29, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Cervical spinal cord injury after blunt assault: just a pain in the neck? - Eskesen TG, Baekgaard JS, Peponis T, Moo Lee J, Saillant N, Kaafarani HMA, Fagenholz PJ, King DR, de Moya M, Velmahos GC, Yeh DD.
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI) after blunt assault. METHODS: The ACS National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) 2012 Research Data Set was used to identify victims of blunt as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Inter-rater reliability of the modified Medical Research Council Scale in patients with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury - Dup épé EB, Davis M, Elsayed GA, Agee B, Kirksey K, Gordon A, Pritchard PR.
OBJECTIVEThe aim of this study was to determine the inter-rater reliability of the modified Medical Research Council (MRC) scale for grading motor function in patients with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI).METHODSTwo neurosurgical reside... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gunshot acquired spinal cord injury in civilians - Abbas A, Aziz HF, Rizvi R, Rehman L, Javeed F, Afzal A.
AIM: Gunshot acquired spinal cord injury is one of leading cause of disability in young population with debatable management protocols. We intend to understand the outcome of operative versus conservative approach based on ASIA impairment scale Material an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Self-efficacy in people with spinal cord injury: analyzing the differences in psychological well-being dimensions - Suri á R, Ortigosa JM.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of self-efficacy with psychological well-being in people with spinal cord injury. METHOD: In this cross-sectional study, 94 individuals older than 18 years with spinal cord injury caused by a traffic accident p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

FSU research sheds light on spinal cord injuries
(Florida State University) A natural immune system response may be responsible for inflicting additional harm in the weeks and months after a spinal injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify specific cognitive deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury
(Kessler Foundation) " People often focus on mobility impairments associated with SCI; however, addressing cognitive deficits in this population is also critically important, " said co-author Dr. Dyson-Hudson, director of SCI Research, and director of the Northern New Jersey SCI Model System. " Future research needs to be based on broader measures of neuropsychological function. Identifying modifiable risk factors and developing targeted cognitive interventions will help restore maximal function, and support the efforts of individuals to participate in their communities and the workforce. " (Source: Eur...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Another piece to the epidemiological puzzle of traumatic spinal cord injury in Cape Town, South Africa: a population-based study - Phillips J, Braaf J, Joseph C.
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) is poorly understood in developing countries. In South Africa (SA) specifically, two healthcare systems (private v. government funded) exist, and it is therefore important to assess patien... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

WATCH: 'Thriver Thursday': 12-year-old boy overcomes barriers
Mississippian KJ Fields has continued to play sports and be active in his community after a spinal cord injury required him to use a wheelchair. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

New Technique Could Be a Breakthrough for Motility Research
In this study, we showed a mitigation of these common problems with optogenetic muscle control,” said Hugh Herr, who led the research team and heads the Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group. “This has great promise for the development of solutions for patients suffering from debilitating conditions like muscle paralysis.” The group's research paper was published in the Dec. 13 issue of Nature Communications. Doctors already use electrical nerve stimulation to treat patients with spinal cord injury, and to improve muscle conditionin...
Source: MDDI - January 2, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Foreign body in the thoracic spine due to a nail gun penetrating injury: a case report - Chen CW, Yang SC, Liu KT, Wu YH.
RATIONALE: Spinal cord injuries could be catastrophic because they may result in severe neurovascular complications. Here, we present a case of thoracic spine-penetrating injury by a nail-gun. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 60-year-old male presented to our emergency... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Traumatic spinal cord injury due to human tower accident in Catolonia - Witt A, Kumru H, Opisso E, Vidal J.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper was to review the cases of SCI associated with human towers in the neurorehabilitation hospital Guttmann in Barcelona, clarify the mechanisms of these accidents and classify... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bibliometric analysis of global research on the rehabilitation of spinal cord injury in the past two decades - Liu X, Liu N, Zhou M, Lu Y, Li F.
PURPOSE: We aimed to build a model to qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate publications of research of spinal cord injury rehabilitation from 1997 to 2016. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Web of Science Core Collection on October 6, 2017.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Re-inventing yourself after spinal cord injury: a site-specific randomized clinical trial - Coker J, Cuthbert J, Ketchum JM, Holicky R, Huston T, Charlifue S.
STUDY DESIGN: Parallel-arm randomized controlled trial comparing an interactive group format versus a no-intervention control. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a replicable group treatment program for improving self-efficacy after spinal cord... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health-related behaviors and multiple chronic health conditions among persons with traumatic spinal cord injury - Cao Y, Jarnecke M, Krause JS.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: The purposes of this study were to assess (i) prevalence of self-reported multiple chronic conditions (MCC) in a population-based cohort of persons with traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) and (ii) t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Emergency and acute care management of traumatic spinal cord injury: a survey of current practice among senior clinicians across Australia - Sharwood LN, Dhaliwal S, Ball J, Burns B, Flower O, Joseph A, Stanford R, Middleton J.
BACKGROUND: To describe pre-hospital, emergency department and acute care assessment and management practices of senior clinicians for patients with acute traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) across Australia; and to describe clinical practice variation. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

10 Top Questions You Had For Dr. Google In 2018
(CNN) — People were curious about the keto diet, ALS and endometriosis in 2018. Those are just a few of the health-related topics that had Internet surfers in the United States turning to Dr. Google with questions this year, according to a top 10 list from the search engine giant. The data, based on search terms, was collected from January to mid-December. Last year, some of the top health-related questions searched on Google included what causes hiccups, how to stop snoring, how long flu lasts and what is lupus. Some of the top health-related questions on Google in 2016 were related to Zika, traumatic brain injuries...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Google Local TV Source Type: news

Non-traumatic spinal cord injury in Norway 2012-2016: analysis from a national registry and comparison with traumatic spinal cord injury - Halvorsen A, Pettersen AL, Nilsen SM, Halle KK, Schaanning EE, Rekand T.
STUDY DESIGN: Registry-based cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To describe and analyze epidemiological and demographic characteristics of non-traumatic spinal cord injury (NTSCI) and to compare persons with NTSCI and traumatic spinal cord injury (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Marquette to develop Neuro Recovery Clinic with anonymous donation
Marquette University plans to establish a Neuro Recovery Clinic using a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor.   The clinic will treat individuals who have chronic disabilities following neurologic conditions like stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury, according to a news release. Patients will have access to intensive and long-term services.  The university says the clinic – which is expected to open next year – will be the first of its kind in Wisconsin. Similar facilities operate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sari Lesk Source Type: news

Marquette to develop Neuro Recovery Clinic with anonymous donation
Marquette University plans to establish a Neuro Recovery Clinic using a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor.   The clinic will treat individuals who have chronic disabilities following neurologic conditions like stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury, according to a news release. Patients will have access to intensive and long-term services.  The university says the clinic – which is expected to open next year – will be the first of its kind in Wisconsin. Similar facilities operate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sari Lesk Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury affects the circadian rhythm and hormone activity
Spinal cord damage may alter the body’s circadian rhythm and hormone activity for weeks following injury, according to research published ineNeuro.  Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Global burden of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury - Badhiwala JH, Wilson JR, Fehlings MG.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Global, regional, and national burden of traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 -
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) are increasingly recognised as global health priorities in view of the preventability of most injuries and the complex and expensive medical care they necessitate. We aimed to measure th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pushing 3D Printing Forward
Researchers and students have demonstrated that inks can be used instead of thermoplastic filaments to 3D print functional biomedical devices. Michael McAlpine, Benjamin Mayhugh Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, described such advances in the ESC Minneapolis keynote, “3D Printing Functional Materials & Devices.” A lot of the inks McAlpine’s group uses are nanometer-scale particle inks printed at a line-width scale of 10 microns and above for printing devices at the macro level. They have developed software as well as a hig...
Source: MDDI - December 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis 3-D Printing Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury could throw off body's internal clock, study shows
(University of Texas at Austin) Although paralysis is the most noticeable result of a spinal cord injury, a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin suggests such injuries could throw off the internal clock of the entire body's daily activities, from hormones to sleep-wake schedules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists stimulate breathing, forelimb movement in rats with spinal injuries
A new treatment could restore breathing and limb function to millions of people worldwide living with chronic spinal cord injuries. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet recalls bone stimulators on contamination risk
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) recalled nearly 1,400 bone stimulators on the risk that they could be contaminated with bacteria or chemicals, the FDA said yesterday. The Class I recall, denoting the risk of serious injury or death, covers 1,360 implantable bone growth and spinal fusion stimulators made and distributed between February 2015 and March 2018, including Zimmer Biomet’s Osteogen, SpF Plus-Mini and SpF-XL stimulators, the federal safety watchdog said. The devices are designed to stimulate healing after spinal fusion procedures or long-bone breaks. The voluntary recall was launched Feb. 19 “due to ...
Source: Mass Device - November 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Orthopedics Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news

Researchers restore breathing, partial forelimb function in rats with spinal cord injuries
(Case Western Reserve University) a breakthrough study has demonstrated, in animal models of chronic injury, that long-term, devastating effects of spinal cord trauma on breathing and limb function may be reversible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spinal-cord stimulators help some patients, injure others
Doctors and medical device manufacturers promote spinal-cord stimulators as the answer to U.S. opioid crisis. But AP investigation reveals the device is more dangerous than patients know. Thousands have been shocked, burned or suffered other injuries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Quadriplegic Mayo scientist helps advance spine injury tech
A team of researchers at Minnesota’s Mayo clinic, led by an individual who was left with quadriplegia from a teenage injury, are pushing the boundaries of spinal regeneration, according to a new Star Tribune report. The group, led by spinal cord injury researcher Peter Grahn, has published findings from a study that suggests that electrical stimulation, over time, can help restore movement to paralyzed limbs. Results from the study was published in the journal Natural Medicine, according to the report. The researchers initially set out to replicate a similar study that showed that electrical stimulation could help in...
Source: Mass Device - November 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Spinal Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

Psychosocial and health outcomes of adults with violently acquired pediatric spinal cord injury - January AM, Kirk S, Zebracki K, Chlan KM, Vogel LC.
Objective: To describe the psychosocial and medical outcomes of individuals with pediatric-onset spinal cord injury (SCI) as a result of violent injuries. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study assessing adult outcomes associated with pedi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Spinal-cord stimulators help some patients, injure others
Doctors and medical device manufacturers promote spinal-cord stimulators as the answer to U.S. opioid crisis. But AP investigation reveals the device is more dangerous than patients know. Thousands have been shocked, burned or suffered other injuries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Device treating pain draws thousands of injury reports
Spinal-cord stimulators treat people suffering from chronic pain. Device makers say they're safe. But AP investigation shows they're more dangerous than patients know, accounting for the third-highest number of medical-device injuries reported to the FDA (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Characteristics and outcomes of traumatic spinal cord injury in a low-resource setting - Eaton J, Mukuzunga C, Grudziak J, Charles A.
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is relatively rare and affects an estimated 15-40 per 1 million people globally. All patients admitted from October 2016 to June 2017 at Kamuzu Central Hospital, Malawi with a spinal column injury were retrospectively studied. Out ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Novel target identified for neuron regeneration, functional recovery in spinal cord injury
(Temple University Health System) Restoring the ability to walk following spinal cord injury (SCI) requires neurons in the brain to reestablish communication pathways with neurons in the spinal cord. Mature neurons, however, are unable to regenerate their axons to facilitate this process. Now, Temple scientists show that this limitation may be overcome by targeting liver kinase B1 (LKB1) protein. In mice with SCI, targeted LKB1 upregulation stimulated long-distance neuron regeneration, leading to gains in functional recovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news