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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719579/using-primate-neural-stem-cells-cultured-in-self-assembling-peptide-nanofiber-scaffolds-to-repair-injured-spinal-cords-in-rats
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J-C Ye, Y Qin, Y-F Wu, P Wang, Y Tang, L Huang, M-J Ma, Y-S Zeng, H-Y Shen
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/sc.2016.36.
July 18, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695904/neuropathic-pain-and-spasticity-intricate-consequences-of-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
N B Finnerup
STUDY DESIGN: The 2016 International Spinal Cord Society Sir Ludwig Guttmann Lecture. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to identify different symptoms and signs of neuropathic pain and spasticity after spinal cord injury (SCI) and to present different methods of assessing them. The objective is to discuss how a careful characterization of different symptoms and signs, and a better translation of preclinical findings may improve our understanding of the complex and entangled mechanisms of neuropathic pain and spasticity...
July 11, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695903/social-support-and-its-association-with-depression-gender-and-socioeconomic-indicators-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-iran
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Z Khazaeipour, M Hajiaghababaei, B Mirminachi, A R Vaccaro, V Rahimi-Movaghar
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between perceived social support and depression and to evaluate the role of family, friends and other caregivers in the perception of social support in Iranian individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. METHODS: Social support was evaluated using the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support questionnaire, which gauges perceptions of support from family, friends and 'important persons'...
July 11, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695902/methods-for-classifying-obesity-in-spinal-cord-injury-a-review
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REVIEW
S L Silveira, T A Ledoux, S Robinson-Whelen, R Stough, M A Nosek
STUDY DESIGN: Narrative review. OBJECTIVES: Review methods used to measure and classify obesity in individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Outline the strengths and weaknesses of each method used to measure obesity in individuals with SCI. SETTING: International. METHODS: PubMed was used to identify articles before 2016. Search terms ('obesity' or 'weight status' and 'spinal cord injury'). Filters: adults, English and human...
July 11, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695901/development-and-validation-of-a-bowel-routine-based-self-report-questionnaire-for-sacral-sparing-after-spinal-cord-injury
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N Liu, H Xing, M-W Zhou, F Biering-Sørensen
STUDY DESIGN: An observational study. OBJECTIVE: To develop a self-administered tool for assessment of sacral sparing after spinal cord injury (SCI) and to test its validity in individuals with SCI. SETTING: Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, China. METHODS: A 5-item SCI sacral sparing self-report questionnaire was developed based on several events that most patients might experience during bowel routine. 102 participants who sustained SCI within 12 months were asked to complete the questionnaire followed by an anorectal examination...
July 11, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695900/reliability-validity-and-sensitivity-to-change-of-neurogenic-bowel-dysfunction-score-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
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D Erdem, D Hava, P Keskinoğlu, Ç Bircan, Ö Peker, K Krogh, S Gülbahar
STUDY DESIGN: Psychometrics study. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to investigate the validity, reliability and sensitivity to change of neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD) score. SETTING: Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey. METHODS: The study included 42 patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). The reliability of NBD score was assessed by test-retest reliability and internal consistency. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was calculated to determine internal consistency...
July 11, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653674/effects-of-orthotic-therapeutic-electrical-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-paresis-associated-with-acute-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-a-randomized-control-trial
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K Iwahashi, T Hayashi, R Watanabe, A Nishimura, T Ueta, T Maeda, K Shiba
STUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of orthotic therapeutic electrical stimulation (TES) on the hand in patients with paresis associated with acute cervical spinal cord injury. SETTING: Spinal Injuries Center, Fukuoka, Japan. METHODS: The study included patients treated for spinal cord injuries (Frankel classification, grades B and C) at our institution within 1 week post injury between May 2011 and December 2014...
June 27, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653673/the-use-of-the-neurologic-exam-to-predict-awareness-and-control-of-lower-urinary-tract-function-post-sci
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M S Alexander, C Carr, Y Chen, A McLain
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/sc.2017.55.
June 27, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653672/the-impact-of-spinal-cord-injury-on-the-quality-of-life-of-primary-family-caregivers-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
J Lynch, R Cahalan
STUDY DESIGN: Literature review. OBJECTIVES: To provide a detailed review of the literature regarding the impact of spinal cord injury (SCI) on the quality of life (QOL) of family members who have become the primary caregiver and to highlight potential interventions available. METHODS: Appropriate databases were searched for relevant peer-reviewed studies. Twenty-five studies (four qualitative and 21 quantitative) were identified which investigated the role that family members play in caring for people with SCI and the impact it has on their QOL...
June 27, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631749/causes-of-death-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-a-70-year-british-study
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G Savic, M J DeVivo, H L Frankel, M A Jamous, B M Soni, S Charlifue
DESIGN: Retrospective and prospective observational. OBJECTIVE: Analyse causes of death after traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI) in persons surviving the first year post injury, and establish any trend over time. SETTING: Two spinal centres in Great Britain. METHODS: The sample consisted of 5483 patients with tSCI admitted to Stoke Mandeville and Southport spinal centres who were injured between 1943 and 2010, survived first year post injury, had residual neurological deficit on discharge and were British residents...
June 20, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631748/ccl-2-as-a-possible-early-marker-for-remission-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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R A Heller, T F Raven, T Swing, K Kunzmann, V Daniel, P Haubruck, M Akbar, P A Grützner, G Schmidmaier, B Biglari, A Moghaddam
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. OBJECTIVES: To describe the correlation between CCL-2, CCL-3, CCL-4 and CXCL-5 serum levels and remission after traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) in a human protocol compared with animal studies. SETTING: Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz). METHODS: We examined the serum levels of CCL-2, CCL-3, CCL-4 and CXCL-5 over a 12-week period; in particular, at admission and 4, 9 and 12 h, 1 and 3 days and 1, 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks after trauma...
June 20, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631747/optimization-of-the-mean-arterial-pressure-and-timing-of-surgical-decompression-in-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-a-retrospective-study
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A Dakson, D Brandman, G Thibault-Halman, S D Christie
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the extent to which early surgical decompression and maintenance of MAP ⩾85 mm Hg for 5 days postinjury affected neurological recovery utilizing internal controls for comparison of outcomes in patients with traumatic spinal cord injury. SETTING: Acute trauma center, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. METHODS: We identified 94 cases of traumatic SCI...
June 20, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631746/prevalence-of-androgen-deficiency-in-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-patients-suffering-from-erectile-dysfunction
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M Behnaz, Z Majd, M Radfar, H Ajami, M Qorbani, A Kokab
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of biochemical androgen deficiency in Iranian spinal cord injured men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) and to determine factors related to this problem. SETTING: An andrology clinic of a teaching hospital in Tehran. METHODS: Men, 18 years of age and older, with chronic (>2 years) spinal cord injury (SCI) suffering from ED were recruited...
June 20, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631745/achieving-assessor-accuracy-on-the-international-standards-for-neurological-classification-of-spinal-cord-injury
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A J Armstrong, J M Clark, D T Ho, C J Payne, S Nolan, L M Goodes, L A Harvey, R Marshall, M P Galea, S A Dunlop
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective audit of assessor accuracy using the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) in three multicentre randomised controlled trials (SCIPA: Spinal Cord Injury and Physical Activity) spanning 2010-2014 with standards revised in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To investigate assessor accuracy of neurological classification after spinal cord injury. SETTING: Australia and New Zealand...
June 20, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631744/traumatic-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-a-prospective-clinical-study-of-laryngeal-penetration-and-aspiration
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T Ihalainen, I Rinta-Kiikka, T M Luoto, E A Koskinen, A-M Korpijaakko-Huuhka, A Ronkainen
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: Dysphagia is a relatively common secondary complication in patients with traumatic cervical spinal cord injuries (TCSCI). The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of aspiration and penetration in patients with acute TCSCI. SETTING: Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland. METHODS: A total of 46 patients with TCSCI were evaluated with a videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS)...
June 20, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607524/development-of-a-modified-model-of-spinal-cord-ischemia-injury-by-selective-ligation-of-lumbar-arteries-in-rabbits
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W Xiao, J Wen, Y-C Huang, B-S Yu
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to develop a modified model of spinal cord ischemia in rabbits. SETTINGS: Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Spine Surgery, Shenzhen, China. METHODS: In total, 20 New Zealand rabbits were divided into the following four groups according to the level of ligation of bilateral lumbar arteries: (1) group A, sham group, no ligation, n=5; (2) group B, ligation of bilateral lumbar arteries at three levels (L2-L4, n=5); (3) group C, ligation of bilateral lumbar arteries at four levels (L2-L5, n=5); and (4) group D, ligation of bilateral lumbar arteries at five levels (L1-L5, n=5)...
June 13, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607523/understanding-cortical-topographical-changes-in-liminally-contractable-muscles-in-sci-importance-of-all-mechanisms-of-neural-dysfunction
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K A Potter-Baker, Y-L Lin, E B Plow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607522/agreement-between-fragility-fracture-risk-assessment-algorithms-as-applied-to-adults-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
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T Cervinka, C L Lynch, L Giangregorio, J D Adachi, A Papaioannou, L Thabane, B C Craven
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to determine and report agreement in fracture risk stratification of adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) using (1) Canadian Association of Radiologists and Osteoporosis Canada (CAROC) and Canadian Fracture Risk Assessment (FRAX) tools with and without areal bone mineral density (aBMD) and (2) SCI-specific fracture thresholds. SETTING: Tertiary rehabilitation center, Ontario, Canada...
June 13, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585558/correlates-of-self-reported-physical-function-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injuries-and-disorders-does-self-efficacy-matter
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J N Hill, B Etingen, S Miskevics, S L LaVela
STUDY DESIGN: Data were collected via a cross-sectional mailed survey with Veterans with spinal cord injury and disorders (SCI/D). OBJECTIVES: To examine self-efficacy in Veterans with SCI/D reporting high versus low perceptions of physical function. SETTING: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Spinal Cord Injury System of Care-nation-wide, 24 Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Centers. METHODS: The survey provided patient-reported data on demographic and injury characteristics, basic mobility and fine motor function, and perceived self-efficacy...
June 6, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585557/pharmacodynamics-and-effectiveness-of-topical-nitroglycerin-at-lowering-blood-pressure-during-autonomic-dysreflexia
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R Solinsky, A E Bunnell, T A Linsenmeyer, J N Svircev, A Engle, S P Burns
STUDY DESIGN: Secondary analysis of prospectively collected observational data assessing the safety of an autonomic dysreflexia (AD) management protocol. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the time to onset of action, time to full clinical effect (sustained systolic blood pressure (SBP) <160 mm Hg) and effectiveness of nitroglycerin ointment at lowering blood pressure for patients with spinal cord injuries experiencing AD. SETTING: US Veterans Affairs inpatient spinal cord injury (SCI) unit...
June 6, 2017: Spinal Cord
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