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Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351051/voluntary-ambulation-using-voluntary-upper-limb-muscle-activity-and-hybrid-assistive-limb%C3%A2-hal%C3%A2-in-a-patient-with-complete-paraplegia-due-to-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-report
#1
Yukiyo Shimizu, Hideki Kadone, Shigeki Kubota, Kenji Suzuki, Kousaku Saotome, Tomoyuki Ueno, Tetsuya Abe, Aiki Marushima, Hiroki Watanabe, Ayumu Endo, Kazue Tsurumi, Ryu Ishimoto, Akira Matsushita, Masao Koda, Akira Matsumura, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Yasushi Hada, Masashi Yamazaki
CONTEXT: We sought to describe our experience with the Hybrid Assistive Limb® (HAL®) for active knee extension and voluntary ambulation with remaining muscle activity in a patient with complete paraplegia after spinal cord injury. FINDINGS: A 30-year-old man with complete paraplegia used the HAL® for 1 month (10 sessions) using his remaining muscle activity, including hip flexor and upper limb activity. Electromyography was used to evaluate muscle activity of the gluteus maximus, tensor fascia lata, quadriceps femoris, and hamstring muscles in synchronization with the Vicon motion capture system...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350608/acute-transverse-myelitis-following-scrub-typhus-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Hyun-Seung Ryu, Bong Ju Moon, Jae-Young Park, Sang-Deok Kim, Seung-Kwon Seo, Jung-Kil Lee
Context Scrub typhus is an acute febrile disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. The disease can usually involve the lungs, heart, liver, spleen and brain through hematogenous dissemination. However, very rarely, acute transverse myelitis in the spinal cord develops from scrub typhus. We present a case of acute transverse myelitis following scrub typhus with a review of the literature. Findings A 66-year-old male visited a hospital for general myalgia, mild headache, and fever in October. He was noted to have thick, black papule skin on his abdomen, which was highly suggestive of scrub typhus...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350607/shaping-the-future-of-science-publishing-the-evolution-of-metrics
#3
Florian P Thomas, Carolann Murphy
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January 19, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334345/arm-crank-ergometry-improves-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-and-community-mobility-independent-of-body-composition-in-high-motor-complete-spinal-cord-injury
#4
James J Bresnahan, Gary J Farkas, Jody L Clasey, James W Yates, David R Gater
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the effect of aerobic exercise using arm crank ergometry (ACE) in high motor complete (ISNCSCI A/B) spinal cord injury (SCI) as primarily related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and functional mobility and secondarily to body composition and metabolic profiles. DESIGN: Longitudinal interventional study at an academic medical center. METHODS: Ten previously untrained participants (M8/F2, Age 36.7 y ± 10.1, BMI 24...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334339/impact-of-spasticity-on-transfers-and-activities-of-daily-living-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
#5
Jacqueline Tibbett, Eva G Widerström-Noga, Christine K Thomas, Edelle C Field-Fote
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: For persons with spinal cord injury, spasticity commonly interferes with activities of daily living such as transfers. Electromyography can be used to objectively measure muscle spasms during transfers, but how electromyographic measures relate to the impact spasticity has on life, or to clinically-rated spasticity, is unclear. We aimed to characterize relationships among spasm duration and magnitude, impact of spasticity on daily life, and a clinical measure of extensor spasticity, as well as to determine reliability of the electromyographic measures...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334338/at-home-genital-nerve-stimulation-for-individuals-with-sci-and-neurogenic-detrusor-overactivity-a-pilot-feasibility-study
#6
Dennis J Bourbeau, Kenneth J Gustafson, Steven W Brose
OBJECTIVE: Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, including neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) is one of the most clinically significant problems for persons with spinal cord injury (SCI), affecting health and quality of life. Genital nerve stimulation (GNS) can acutely inhibit NDO-related reflex bladder contractions and increase bladder capacity. However, it is unknown if GNS can improve urinary continence or help meet individuals' bladder management goals during sustained use, which is required for GNS to be clinically effective...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334327/migration-of-a-kirschner-wire-into-the-spinal-cord-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Ryogo Furuhata, Mitsuhiro Nishida, Midori Morishita, Shigeru Yanagimoto, Masaki Tezuka, Eijiro Okada
CONTEXT: A Kirschner wire (K-wire) is a stainless steel pin with at least one sharpened tip that is mainly used for the internal fixation of bone fractures. While some cases of K-wire dislocation and migration have been reported as complications after fracture surgery, the intraspinal migration of a K-wire is rare. Herein, we report a case in which a K-wire used for sternal fixation 7 years earlier migrated into the spinal canal. FINDINGS: A 68-year-old male suddenly sustained severe radiating pain and numbness in his left upper extremity, and walked to our hospital...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324181/effective-antibiotic-stewardship-in-spinal-cord-injury-challenges-and-a-way-forward
#8
Felicia Skelton, Katie Suda, Charlesnika Evans, Barbara Trautner
Context Antibiotic stewardship, defined as a multidisciplinary program to reduce the misuse of antibiotics, and in turn, antibiotic resistance, is a high priority. Persons with spinal cord injury/disorder (SCI/D) are vulnerable to receiving multiple courses of antibiotics over their lifetime given frequent healthcare exposure, and have high rates of bacterial infection with multi-drug resistant organisms. Additional challenges to evaluating appropriate use of antibiotics in this population include bacterial colonization in the urine and the differences in the presenting signs and symptoms of infection...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323634/epidemiology-of-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-in-tianjin-china-an-18-year-retrospective-study-of-735-cases
#9
Hai-Liang Li, Hong Xu, Yu-Lin Li, Shi-Wei Sun, Wen-Ye Song, Qiang Wu, Jie Ai, Jing-Cheng Sun, Guang-Zhi Ning, Shi-Qing Feng
STUDY DESIGN: Hospital-based retrospective study Objectives: To evaluate the pathogenetic features of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) during 1999-2016 according to changed injury etiology with time, explore different characteristics of patients suffered a TSCI during 1999-2007 and 2008-2016 in Tianjin, China. SETTING: Tianjin Medical University General Hospital Methods: In this study, the medical records of TSCI patients were obtained from Tianjin Medical University General Hospital (TMUGH) from 1st January 1999 to 31th December 2016...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323633/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-veterans-with-spinal-cord-injury
#10
David R Gater, Gary J Farkas, Arthur S Berg, Camilo Castillo
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Recent literature would suggest the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) is higher than that of the general population, although no large cohorts have yet been reported. Part of the controversy relates to the differing definitions provided for metabolic syndrome and the characterization of obesity in persons with SCI. DESIGN/PARTICIPANTS: The current retrospective investigation represents a cross-sectional cohort of 473 veterans with SCI from a single center in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States for whom modified International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criterion variables for the metabolic syndrome were available in the computerized personal record system (CPRS)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323631/endovascular-treatment-with-tirofiban-during-the-acute-stage-of-cervical-spinal-cord-infarction-due-to-vertebral-artery-dissection
#11
Yuanling Wu, Wenxian Li, Xiaomei Xie, Zhen Jing, Weibiao Lu, Li'an Huang
CONTEXT: Cervical spinal cord infarction is a rare and severe complication of vertebral artery dissection (VAD). We report a case of VAD in an acute stage followed by cervical spinal cord infarction that was treated using direct endovascular tirofiban infusion via digital subtraction angiography (DSA) monitoring. FINDINGS: A 48-year-old man presented with vertigo, neck pain, numbness and weakness in four limbs with subsequent cardiac and respiratory arrest. Neurological examination revealed hypoesthesia below the neck with grade one myodynamia on the right side of the limbs and zero on the left side...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323630/fatal-innominate-artery-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-with-tetraplegia-case-report-and-literature-review
#12
Ahmad Zaheer Qureshi
Context Hemorrhage is one of the potentially fatal complications of tracheostomy. A rare but lethal cause of tracheostomy related bleeding is hemorrhage from the innominate artery. This occurs following tracheo-innominate artery fistula (TIF) formation, which is associated with a mortality rate of more than 85%. Here, we report the case of an individual with tetraplegia and a tracheostomy who died as a result of innominate artery hemorrhage. This case highlights the possible causes and interventions associated with this complication, and provides insight into tracheostomy related bleeding in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323629/three-minutes-sitting-test-for-evaluating-lumbar-foraminal-stenosis-a-preliminary-report
#13
Tetsutaro Mizuno, Toshihiko Sakakibara, Yuichi Kasai
CONTEXT: Lumbar foraminal stenosis is often seen in patients with lumbar spine disease; however, its diagnosis is often difficult, both by physical examination and in terms of imaging. We focused on leg pain in a sitting position and defined a positive result more specifically as, "impossible to sit still and straight on the chair for about 3 minutes due to the appearance of lower limb pain or buttock pain," and we named this the "Three-Minute Sitting Test" (TMST). FINDINGS: Nineteen (7...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323625/catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-persons-with-neurogenic-bladders
#14
Todd A Linsenmeyer
This review is based on the author's Donald Munro Lecture given at the annual conference of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals in New Orleans, LA. Indwelling catheters play an important role in bladder management following SCI for many individuals with neurogenic bladders. There is an increased risk of UTI compared to other types of bladder management with indwelling urethral catheters but not SP catheters. To minimize the risk of symptomatic UTI, the following steps are essential: prevent bladder wall distention and resulting ischemia, maintain colonization with "good" bacteria, and prevent bladder stones...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323623/bladder-management-practices-in-spinal-cord-injury-patients-a-single-center-experience-from-a-developing-country
#15
Sahibzada Nasir Mansoor, Farooq Azam Rathore
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Inadequate bladder management in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients results in significant morbidity and even mortality. Clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) is the recommended option for SCI patients. The objective of the study was to document the bladder management practices of SCI patients in a developing country. DESIGN: Questionnaire based cross sectional survey Setting: Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rawalpindi, Pakistan Participants: All patients with SCI (irrespective of duration, level and etiology) Interventions: Data documentation included demographics, level, severity and time since injury, bladder management techniques used, details of CIC, results of Urodynamic studies (if available), complications resulting from bladder management technique and patient awareness of the yearly follow up...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323622/enhancing-health-care-professionals-and-trainees-knowledge-of-physical-activity-guidelines-for-adults-with-and-without-sci
#16
Celina H Shirazipour, Jennifer R Tomasone, Kathleen A Martin Ginis
BACKGROUND: Health care providers (HCPs) are preferred sources of physical activity (PA) information; however, minimal research has explored HCPs' knowledge of spinal cord injury (SCI) PA guidelines, and no research has examined HCP trainees' PA guideline knowledge. OBJECTIVE: The current study explored HCPs' and trainees' initial knowledge of PA guidelines for both adults with SCI and the general population, and the utility of an event-based intervention for improving this knowledge...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319453/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-antidepressant-therapy-adjuvant-to-gabapentin-and-pregabalin-for-treatment-of-sci-related-neuropathic-pain
#17
Emily Carol McKinley, Elizabeth J Richardson, Gerald McGwin, Jie Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate if a combination of anticonvulsant and antidepressant, two primary therapies for neuropathic pain, is associated with improved pain control compared to individual therapy. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study Setting: The University of Alabama at Birmingham Rehabilitation Center In-patient Program between 2012 and 2015. PARTICIPANTS: Incident SCI cases, 19-65 years of age. OUTCOMES: Bryce-Ragnarsson pain classification scheme and the Numerical Rating Scale Results: Twenty-nine eligible patients completed 6-month follow-up; their average age was 36...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319436/plasma-fatty-acids-as-markers-for-desaturase-and-elongase-activities-in-spinal-cord-injured-males
#18
Lynnette M Jones, Michael Legge
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the use of surrogate plasma fatty acid analysis to provide further insights into the underlying adiposity and the development of metabolic syndrome in men with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: Case-control, cross-sectional study. SETTING: Community-based individuals with spinal cord injury and healthy controls. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty men with SCI age, height and weight matched with 20 able-bodied controls...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141514/regulatory-effect-of-neuroglobin-in-the-recovery-of-spinal-cord-injury
#19
Ji-Lin Dai, Yun Lin, Yong-Jian Yuan, Shi-Tong Xing, Yi Xu, Qiang-Hua Zhang, Ji-Kang Min
OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed to investigate the therapeutic potential of neuroglobin in the recovery of spinal cord injury. METHODS: The male albino Wistar strain rats were used as an experimental model, and adeno associated virus (AAV) was administered in the T12 section of spinal cord ten days prior to the injury. Basso Beattie Bresnahan (BBB) locomotor rating scale was used to determine the recovery of the hind limb during four weeks post-operation...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141513/alternative-scapular-stabilization-exercises-to-target-strength-endurance-and-function-of-shoulders-in-tetraplegia-a-prospective-non-controlled-intervention-study
#20
Carolina Lins, Alex Castro, Giovanna I S Medina, Eliza R F B M Azevedo, Bruno S Donato, Marina S S Chagas, Janaína Roland Tancredo, Letícia Vargas de Almeida, Alberto Cliquet
OBJECTIVE: Scapular stabilization exercises (SSE) are well-established for the able-bodies. The aim of the current study is to access the potential benefits of SSE on isometric internal and external rotator strength, endurance and function of the shoulder in persons with tetraplegia, throughout a 12-week exercise program consisting of five resisted movements with elastic bands. DESIGN: Prospective non-controlled intervention study. Setting/Participants/Interventions: A convenience sample of 17 subjects (age, 40...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
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