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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228050/is-neck-massage-safe-a-rare-case-of-tetraplegia-and-spinal-shock-after-neck-manipulation
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Tan Han Ling, Amir Fariz Bin Zakaria, Ahmad Tajuddin Bin Abdullah
Neck manipulation is associated with spinal cord injury. However, occurrence of such cases is infrequent. This article presents a 33-year-old gentleman who sustained acute tetraplegia after neck manipulation. The aim of this case report is to create awareness that vigorous neck manipulation could cause injury to the spinal cord.
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225536/reliability-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-spinal-cord-injury-spasticity-evaluation-tool
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Pinar Akpinar, Arzu Atici, Kubra N Kurt, Feyza U Ozkan, Ilknur Aktas, Duygu G Kulcu
The Spinal Cord Injury Spasticity Evaluation Tool is a 7-day recall self-reported questionnaire that assesses the problematic and useful effects of spasticity on daily life in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). We aimed to determine the reliability and cross-cultural validation of the Turkish translation of the Spinal Cord Injury Spasticity Evaluation Tool (SCI-SETT). After translation and back translation of the Spinal Cord Injury Spasticity Evaluation Tool, 66 patients between the ages of 18 and 88 years with SCI, American Spinal Injury Association impairment scale grades from A to D with spasticity, and at least 6 months after injury were assessed...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222564/neurological-and-functional-recovery-in%C3%A2-tuberculosis-patients-with-spinal-cord%C3%A2-injury-in-the-netherlands
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Eva M N Wouda, Ymkje Stienstra, Tjip S van der Werf, Huib Kerstjens, Wiel C M de Lange, Maarten Coppes, Jos Kuijlen, Marga Tepper, Onno W Akkerman
BACKGROUND: Spinal tuberculosis (TB) accounts for approximately 1% to 3% of all TB cases and it can cause a wide range of neurological symptoms, from none to a complete spinal cord injury (SCI), resulting in complete paraplegia or tetraplegia. OBJECTIVES: To describe the functional and neurological outcome of SCI caused by TB. METHODS: Retrospective data on the admission period was combined with prospectively collected data on long-term follow-up...
February 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220821/satisfaction-with-upper-limb-reconstructive-surgery-in-individuals-with-tetraplegia-the-development-and-reliability-of-a-swedish-self-reported-satisfaction-questionnaire
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L Bunketorp-Käll, J Wangdell, C Reinholdt, J Fridén
STUDY DESIGN: A questionnaire-based survey. OBJECTIVES: To assess satisfaction after upper limb reconstructive surgery in individuals with tetraplegia and to determine the reliability of a Swedish satisfaction questionnaire. SETTING: A center for advanced reconstruction of extremities, Gothenburg, Sweden. METHODS: Seventy-eight individuals with tetraplegia were invited to participate in the survey assessing satisfaction with the result of surgery across various domains...
February 21, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220753/high-performance-communication-by-people-with-paralysis-using-an-intracortical-brain-computer-interface
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Chethan Pandarinath, Paul Nuyujukian, Christine H Blabe, Brittany L Sorice, Jad Saab, Francis R Willett, Leigh R Hochberg, Krishna V Shenoy, Jaimie M Henderson
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have the potential to restore communication for people with tetraplegia and anarthria by translating neural activity into control signals for assistive communication devices. While previous pre-clinical and clinical studies have demonstrated promising proofs-of-concept (Serruya et al., 2002; Simeral et al., 2011; Bacher et al., 2015; Nuyujukian et al., 2015; Aflalo et al., 2015; Gilja et al., 2015; Jarosiewicz et al., 2015; Wolpaw et al., 1998; Hwang et al., 2012; Spüler et al...
February 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198660/prediction-of-functional-recovery-six-months-following-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-during-acute-care-hospitalization
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Andréane Richard-Denis, Debbie Feldman, Cynthia Thompson, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
OBJECTIVES: To determine factors associated with functional status six months following a traumatic cervical and thoracic spinal cord injury (SCI), with a particular interest in factors related to the acute care hospitalization stay. DESIGN: This is a prospective cohort study. Sixteen potential predictive variables were studied. Univariate regression analyses were first performed to determine the strength of association of each variable independently with the total Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM) score...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187760/case-report-subacute-tetraplegia-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
#7
Daniel Zeller, Anke Heidemeier, Götz Ulrich Grigoleit, Wolfgang Müllges
BACKGROUND: Clinical reasoning in Neurology is based on general associations which help to deduce the site of the lesion. However, even "golden principles" may occasionally be deceptive. Here, we describe the case of subacute flaccid tetraparesis due to motor cortical lesions. To our knowledge, this is the first report to include an impressive illustration of nearly symmetric motor cortical involvement of encephalitis on brain MRI. CASE PRESENTATION: A 51 year old immunocompromized man developed a high-grade pure motor flaccid tetraparesis over few days...
February 10, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173619/hyperglycaemia-related-complications-at-the-time-of-diagnosis-can-cause-permanent-neurological-disability-in-children-with-neonatal-diabetes
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J O Day, S E Flanagan, M H Shepherd, A W Patrick, N Abid, L Torrens, A J Zeman, K A Patel, A T Hattersley
BACKGROUND: Children with neonatal diabetes often present with diabetic ketoacidosis and hence are at risk of cerebral oedema and subsequent long-term neurological deficits. These complications are difficult to identify because neurological features can also occur as a result of the specific genetic aetiology causing neonatal diabetes. CASE REPORTS: We report two cases of neonatal diabetes where ketoacidosis-related cerebral oedema was the major cause of their permanent neurological disability...
February 7, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169292/risk-factors-for-community-associated-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-veterans-with-spinal-cord-injury-and-disorder-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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I O Kale, M A Fitzpatrick, K J Suda, S P Burns, L Poggensee, S Ramanathan, R Sabzwari, C T Evans
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort studyObjectives:To identify independent risk factors associated with community-associated multidrug-resistant Psedomonas aeruginosa (MDRPA) in a population of veterans with spinal cord injury and disorders (SCI/D). SETTING: A total of 127 Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities. METHODS: Laboratory results from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013 were collected, and MDRPA cultures were compared with non-MDRPA cultures...
February 7, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160245/lipoprotein-a-hyperlipoproteinemia-as-cause-of-chronic-spinal-cord-ischemia-resulting-in-progressive-myelopathy-successful-treatment-with-lipoprotein-apheresis
#10
Franz Heigl, Reinhard Hettich, Erich Mauch, Reinhard Klingel, Cordula Fassbender
High concentrations of lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) represent an important independent and causal risk factor associated with adverse outcome in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). Effective Lp(a) lowering drug treatment is not available. Lipoprotein apheresis (LA) has been proven to prevent cardiovascular events in patients with Lp(a)-hyperlipoproteinemia (Lp(a)-HLP) and progressive CVD. Here we present the course of a male patient with established peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) at the early age of 41 and coronary artery disease (CAD), who during follow-up developed over 2 years a progressive syndrome of cerebellar and spinal cord deficits against the background of multifactorial cardiovascular risk including positive family history of CVD...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149080/urodynamic-profile-in-acute-transverse-myelitis-patients-its-correlation-with-neurological-outcome
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Anupam Gupta, Sushruth Nagesh Kumar, Arun B Taly
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to observe urodynamic profile of acute transverse myelitis (ATM) patients and its correlation with neurological outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study was conducted in the neurorehabilitation unit of a tertiary university research hospital from July 2012 to June 2014. Forty-three patients (19 men) with ATM with bladder dysfunction, admitted in the rehabilitation unit, were included in this study. Urodynamic study (UDS) was performed in all the patients...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139662/use-of-antibiotic-and-prevalence-of-antibiotic-associated-diarrhoea-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injuries-a-uk-national-spinal-injury-centre-experience
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S Wong, P Santullo, J O'Driscoll, A Jamous, S P Hirani, M Saif
BACKGROUND: This was a retrospective audit, with the aims being to (1) record the use of antibiotics; (2) establish the prevalence of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD) and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD); and (3) assess if there was any seasonal variation in antibiotic use and incidence of AAD. METHODS: The study was performed at a single spinal cord injury (SCI) centre in the UK. Data were collected using a standardised questionnaire during October 2014 to June 2015...
January 31, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139661/spinal-cord-injury-rehabilitation-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia-time-to-rehabilitation-admission-length-of-stay-and-functional-independence
#13
H Mahmoud, H Qannam, D Zbogar, B Mortenson
OBJECTIVES: (1) To describe functional status, length of stay (LOS) and time to rehabilitation admission trends. (2) To identify independent predictors of motor function following rehabilitation. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Spinal injury rehabilitation unit at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: From chart review of 312 traumatic and 106 nontraumatic adult patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) we extracted information on time from injury to rehabilitation admission, rehabilitation LOS, Functional Independence Measure (FIM) motor score (admission and discharge), American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) grade and demographics...
January 31, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130079/risk-analyses-of-pressure-ulcer-in-tetraplegic-spinal-cord-injured-persons-a-french-long-term-survey
#14
Marc Le Fort, Maude Espagnacq, Brigitte Perrouin-Verbe, Jean-François Ravaud
OBJECTIVE: To identify the long-term clinical, individual, and social risk factors for the development of pressure ulcers (PUs) in traumatic spinal cord-injured persons with tetraplegia (TSCIt). DESIGN: Cohort survey with self-applied questionnaires in 1995 and 2006. SETTING: Thirty-five French-speaking European physical medicine and rehabilitation centers participating in the Tetrafigap surveys. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1641 tetraplegic adults were surveyed after an initial post-traumatic period of at least 2 years...
January 24, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117618/association-between-abnormal-arterial-stiffness-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-people-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
#15
Masae Miyatani, S Mohammad Alavinia, Maggie Szeto, Cameron Moore, B Catharine Craven
Aims To describe the association between cardiovascular risk factors and abnormal arterial stiffness, defined by a carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity ≥ 10 m/s, in patients with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). Methods Ninety consenting adults with chronic SCI (C1-T10 ASIA Impairment Scale A-D) participated in this cross-sectional study. The cardiovascular risk factors considered included age, sex, duration of injury, neurological level of injury (C1-T1, tetraplegia; T2-T12, paraplegia), age at injury, impairment scale category, supine resting systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, heart rate, leisure time physical activity, treated hypertension, treated hyperlipidemia, diabetes, lipid profiles, fasting blood glucose, glycated hemoglobin, and C reactive protein...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113511/a-novel-emg-interface-for-individuals-with-tetraplegia-to-pilot-robot-hand-grasping
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Wafa Tigra, Benjamin Navarro, Andrea Cherubini, Xavier Gorron, Anthony Gelis, Charles Fattal, David Guiraud, Christine Azevedo-Coste
This article introduces a new human-machine interface for individuals with tetraplegia. We investigated the feasibility of piloting an assistive device by processing supra-lesional muscle responses online. The ability to voluntarily contract a set of selected muscles was assessed in five spinal cord-injured subjects through electromyographic (EMG) analysis. Two subjects were also asked to use the EMG interface to control palmar and lateral grasping of a robot hand. The use of different muscles and control modalities was also assessed...
September 14, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106617/determinants-of-health-knowledge-and-health-perceptions-from-the-perspective-of-health-related-education-of-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
#17
Piotr Tederko, Tomasz Krasuski, Marek Krasuski, Alicja Długołęcka, Beata Tarnacka
Appropriate health knowledge (HK) and health perceptions (HP) of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) are linked to health-related behaviors, compliance, the involvement of caregivers and efficacy of prophylaxis, and management of secondary conditions. The significance of factors determining the efficacy of educational interventions in patients with SCI is underestimated. This systematic literature review aims at identification of determinants of HK and HP among patients with SCI. We identified 16 papers with quantitative HK and HP measurements conclusive in the identification of HK and HP determinants in individuals with SCI...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086889/hybrid-brain-computer-interface-for-biomedical-cyber-physical-system-application-using-wireless-embedded-eeg-systems
#18
Rifai Chai, Ganesh R Naik, Sai Ho Ling, Hung T Nguyen
BACKGROUND: One of the key challenges of the biomedical cyber-physical system is to combine cognitive neuroscience with the integration of physical systems to assist people with disabilities. Electroencephalography (EEG) has been explored as a non-invasive method of providing assistive technology by using brain electrical signals. METHODS: This paper presents a unique prototype of a hybrid brain computer interface (BCI) which senses a combination classification of mental task, steady state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) and eyes closed detection using only two EEG channels...
January 7, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079704/modeling-perceived-exertion-during-graded-arm-cycling-exercise-in-spinal-cord-injury
#19
Jason S Au, Julia O Totosy de Zepetnek, Maureen J MacDonald
PURPOSE: Ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) may be useful for exercise testing and prescription in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), though the roles of differentiated central and peripheral fatigue during exercise are not clear. We aimed to model differentiated RPE responses during graded arm cycling in individuals with SCI and describe their relationship to cardiorespiratory outcomes. METHODS: Thirty-six individuals with SCI (13 paraplegia; 23 tetraplegia) completed a maximal graded-arm cycling exercise test to volitional exhaustion (5W/min paraplegia; 10W/min tetraplegia)...
January 10, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054256/salivary-alpha-amylase-not-chromogranin-a-reflects-sympathetic-activity-exercise-responses-in-elite-male-wheelchair-athletes-with-or-without-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Christof A Leicht, Thomas A W Paulson, Victoria L Goosey-Tolfrey, Nicolette C Bishop
BACKGROUND: Salivary alpha amylase (sAA) and chromogranin A (sCgA) have both been suggested as non-invasive markers for sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity. A complete cervical spinal cord injury leading to tetraplegia is accompanied with sympathetic dysfunction; the aim of this study was to establish the exercise response of these markers in this in vivo model. METHODS: Twenty-six elite male wheelchair athletes (C6-C7 tetraplegia: N = 8, T6-L1 paraplegia: N = 10 and non-spinal cord injured controls: N = 8) performed treadmill exercise to exhaustion...
December 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
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