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sexuality AND spinal cord injury

Ryan Dean Fortune, Raymond J Grill, Christine Beeton, Mark Tanner, Redwan Huq, David S Loose
Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in devastating changes to almost all aspects of a patient's life. In addition to a permanent loss of sensory and motor function, males will also frequently exhibit a profound loss of fertility through poorly understood mechanisms. We demonstrate that SCI causes measureable pathology in the testis both acutely (24 hours) and chronically, up to 1.5 years post injury, leading to loss in sperm motility and viability. SCI has been shown in humans and rats to induce leukocytospermia, with the presence of inflammatory cytokines, anti-sperm antibodies, and reactive oxygen species found within the ejaculate...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
Cristel Bourge
OBJECTIVE: Define and develop the acquired SCI patient's BI care within the internal unit of physical and neurological rehabilitation center of the University Hospital of Liège: - explore the patients' and professionals' representations and needs of BI care; - estimate the concordances and the dissonances of the visions; - identify if a patient's BI care exists within the unit and what form it takes. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Qualitative, retrospective, exploratory and inductive study...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Caroline Voiry, Kathleen Charvier, Frédérique Courtois, Pascal Giraux, Corinne Berthelot-Del Aguila, Gille Rode
OBJECTIVE: Most French people think that disabled people do not have any sexual life in terms of pleasure and reproduction. Or sex contributes to a great part of each individual's well-being and health. In our study, we determined the reproductive sexuality of men with an exclusively traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) treated at the Henry-Gabrielle Hospital in Saint-Genis-Laval from January 2000 to December 2010, who benefited, or not, from a sexological assessment. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is an observational and retrospective study on the number of births in a cohort of 320 men with SCI, aged from 18 to 45 years at the time of their accident and who have an exclusively traumatic SCI without any evolution...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
So Eyun Park, Stacy Elliott, Vanessa K Noonan, Nancy P Thorogood, Nader Fallah, Allan Aludino, Marcel F Dvorak
OBJECTIVE: The disruption of autonomic function following a spinal cord injury (SCI) is common and can negatively affect quality of life. The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of bladder/bowel incontinence and sexual dysfunction in community-dwelling individuals with a thoracolumbar SCI and examine the impact on general physical and mental health status. METHODS: Participants who sustained a traumatic SCI to the thoracolumbar region of the spinal cord and classified as American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) A to D were recruited...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
E Vasilchenko, R Escorpizo, E Filatov, A Kislova, Y Surodeyeva, V Lyachovetskaya, G Zoloyev
STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: (1) To use the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) profile to assess the functioning of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) admitted to a rehabilitation center; (2) To determine the role of the ICF in the operation of a rehabilitation center in Russia. SETTING: This study was conducted in the Federal center for disability rehabilitation in Novokuznetsk, Russia...
August 16, 2016: Spinal Cord
P van der Meer, M W M Post, C M C van Leeuwen, H J M van Kuppevelt, C A J Smit, F W A van Asbeck
STUDY DESIGN: This is a multicenter prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to describe and compare the impact of health problems secondary to spinal cord injury (SCI) on functioning at home and on social activities at 1 and 5 years after discharge from first inpatient rehabilitation. SETTING: The study was conducted in a Dutch community. METHODS: Participants with SCI who use a wheelchair for everyday mobility (N=110) completed a self-report questionnaire as part of a larger cohort study including four items on extra time needed (body care, bladder and bowel regulation, 'organization' and transportation) and impact of 10 health problems on functioning at home and on social activities...
July 19, 2016: Spinal Cord
Ermin Čehić, Miro Kasum, Velimir Šimunić, Slavko Orešković, Goran Vujić, Franjo Grgić
Young men comprise the overwhelming majority of men with spinal cord injury (SCI), the incidence of which has been growing over the years. Due to advances in physical medicine and rehabilitation, remarkable improvements in survival rates have been reported, leading to life expectancies similar to those of the general population. However, many sexual and reproductive functions may be impaired due to erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction and semen abnormalities, characterised by low-sperm motility or viability in SCI males who have not become parents yet...
July 16, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
E Merghati-Khoei, S H Emami-Razavi, M Bakhtiyari, M Lamyian, S Hajmirzaei, S Ton-Tab Haghighi, J E Korte, R Maasoumi
: Study design :This is a case-control study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to estimate the magnitude of association between spinal cord injury (SCI) and women's quality of sexual life and sexual function. SETTING: This study was conducted in the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. METHODS: From the referral university-based clinics, we used simple random sampling to recruit 62 women: 31 women with SCI and 31 women without SCI...
July 12, 2016: Spinal Cord
J-M Soler, J G Previnaire, R Mieusset
OBJECTIVES: To describe the presence of sperm in the prostatic urethra as a stand-alone ejaculation entity and to assess its characteristics. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with anejaculation during sexual stimulation were enroled. Penile vibratory stimulations were carried out following bladder catherization and instillation of a pink buffering medium (Ferticult). Two-step catheterisation was then performed: a catheter was inserted through the urethral sphincter into the prostatic urethra to aspirate its content, and then bladder catheterisation was performed to collect the Ferticult...
June 21, 2016: Spinal Cord
Ross Davidson, Stacy Elliott, Andrei Krassioukov
Sexuality is an integral part of the human experience and persists in health and disability. The cardiovascular system is crucial to sexual function and can be affected profoundly by spinal cord injury (SCI). The effects of sexual activity on the cardiovascular system in SCI have not been summarized and compared with sexual activity in able-bodied individuals. A keyword search of Embase, PubMed, and Medline was conducted. From 471 retrieved studies for able-bodied individuals, 11 were included that met the strict criteria of medically uncomplicated participants...
May 31, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
Vandana Punj, Catherine Curtin
There are approximately 300,000 persons with spinal cord injury living in the United States, and nearly 60% of these persons have suffered tetraplegia with resultant alterations in body function, activity, and therefore participation. Restoring hand function can improve independence, and various studies have shown that persons with tetraplegia rate restoration of arm and hand function higher than bowel and bladder control, walking, or sexuality. There are conservative options to improve upper limb function in this population (eg, orthoses, neuroprostheses)...
June 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
P W New, M Seddon, C Redpath, K E Currie, N Warren
STUDY DESIGN: Mixed-methods study using comprehensive survey and semi-structured interviews. OBJECTIVES: Compare the experiences of sexual education during rehabilitation for people with non-traumatic spinal cord dysfunction (SCDys) and traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), determine preferences for the delivery of this information and provide recommendations for spinal rehabilitation professionals. SETTING: Community, Australia. METHODS: Adults completed survey (traumatic SCI n=115; SCDys=39) or were interviewed (SCDys: n=21)...
May 10, 2016: Spinal Cord
Charles Lo, Yvonne Tran, Kim Anderson, Ashley Craig, James Middleton
Major goals of rehabilitation and health interventions in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) are to improve functional independence, increase social participation, and enhance quality of life (QOL). Determining functional areas perceived by consumers as most important can assist in research prioritization, planning for delivery of health services, and policy development. Five high priority areas of functioning for the SCI population (arm/hand use, walking, bladder/bowel control, sexual function, and relief of pain) were chosen to determine the preferences for these five attributes...
May 9, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
Jason R Kovac, Larry I Lipshultz
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May 2016: Asian Journal of Andrology
Emad Ibrahim, Nancy L Brackett, Charles M Lynne
Couples with a spinal cord injured male partner require assisted ejaculation techniques to collect semen that can then be further used in various assisted reproductive technology methods to achieve a pregnancy. The majority of men sustaining a spinal cord injury regardless of the cause or the level of injury cannot ejaculate during sexual intercourse. Only a small minority can ejaculate by masturbation. Penile vibratory stimulation and electroejaculation are the two most common methods used to retrieve sperm...
May 2016: Asian Journal of Andrology
Martin W G Brinkhof, Abdul Al-Khodairy, Inge Eriks-Hoogland, Christine Fekete, Timo Hinrichs, Margret Hund-Georgiadis, Sonja Meier, Anke Scheel-Sailer, Martin Schubert, Jan D Reinhardt
BACKGROUND: Health conditions in people with spinal cord injury are major determinants for disability, reduced well-being, and mortality. However, population-based evidence on the prevalence and treatment of health conditions in people with spinal cord injury is scarce. OBJECTIVE: To investigate health conditions in Swiss residents with spinal cord injury, specifically to analyse their prevalence, severity, co-occurrence, and treatment. METHODS: Cross-sectional data (n = 1,549) from the community survey of the Swiss Spinal Cord Injury (SwiSCI) cohort study, including Swiss residents with spinal cord injury aged over 16 years, were analysed...
February 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Vera Trofimenko, James M Hotaling
Infertility in individuals with neurologic disorders is complex in etiology and manifestation. Its management therefore often requires a multimodal approach. This review addresses the implications of spinal cord injury (SCI) and other neurologic disease on fertility, including the high prevalence of sexual dysfunction, ejaculation disorders and compromised semen parameters. Available treatment approaches discussed include assisted ejaculation techniques and assisted reproductive technology including surgical sperm retrieval and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)...
February 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
Anand N Shridharani, William O Brant
Erectile dysfunction (ED) related to compromise of the nervous system is an increasingly common occurrence. This may be due to the multifactorial nature of ED, the myriad of disorders affecting the neurotransmission of erectogenic signals, and improved awareness and diagnosis of ED. Nevertheless, neurogenic ED remains poorly understood and characterized. Disease related factors such as depression, decreased physical and mental function, the burden of chronic illness, and loss of independence may preclude sexual intimacy and lead to ED as well...
February 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
M Moreno-Lozano, S Durán-Ortíz, R Pérez-Zavala, J Quinzaños-Fresnedo
OBJECTIVES: No studies have reported sexual dysfunction in Mexican women with a spinal cord injury (SCI).The objective of the present study was to determine the association between sociodemographic factors and sexual dysfunction characteristics in Mexican females with SCI. METHODS: An observational, cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted in different rehabilitation centers in Mexico City from July 2013 to November 2014. Adult females with a SCI without any gynecologic structural abnormalities, which by itself produced sexual dysfunction, were included...
September 2016: Spinal Cord
Peter W New
Objective To compare secondary conditions in people with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and non-traumatic spinal cord dysfunction (SCDys). Design Survey; completed August 2012 - June 2013. Setting Community, Australia. Participants Adults with spinal cord damage from any cause. Interventions Nil. Outcome Measures Demographic and clinical variables and the SCI-Secondary Conditions Scale (SCI-SCS). Results Survey completed by 150 people: 112 (74.7%) with traumatic SCI and 38 (25.3%) with non-traumatic SCDys a median of 10 years post onset...
February 20, 2016: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
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