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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935824/effects-of-expiratory-muscle-activation-via-high-frequency-spinal-cord-stimulation
#1
Krzysztof E Kowalski, Jaroslaw Richard Romaniuk, Tomasz Kowalski, Anthony F DiMarco
In persons with spinal cord injury, lower thoracic low frequency spinal cord stimulation (LF-SCS, 50Hz,15mA) is a useful method to restore an effective cough. Unfortunately, the high stimulus amplitude requirements and potential activation of pain fibers significantly limits this application in persons with intact sensation. In this study, the mechanism of the expiratory muscle activation, via high frequency SCS (HF-SCS;500Hz,1mA) was evaluated in dogs. In group one, the effects of electrode placement on airway pressure generation (P) was evaluated...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932545/effects-of-preemptive-cerebrospinal-fluid-drainage-on-spinal-cord-protection-during-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#2
Seungjun Song, Suk-Won Song, Tae Hoon Kim, Kwang-Hun Lee, Kyung-Jong Yoo
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is reported to occur in 3-12% of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) cases, but is a potentially preventable complication of TEVAR for thoracoabdominal pathologies. Although many strategies have been devised to reduce the incidence of SCI, the effectiveness of prophylactic cerebrospinal fluid drainage (CSFD) and left subclavian artery (LSA) revascularization remains controversial. METHODS: From 2012 to 2014, 162 patients underwent TEVAR at a single institution...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930904/spontaneous-reduction-of-fractured-thoracolumbar-spine-with-complete-dislocation-case-report-with-literature-review
#3
Chen Zhao, Bing Zhang, Jiandang Shi, Yaping Li, Long Pang
Fractures and dislocations with complete lateral displacement of the spine at the lumbar and thoracic levels are some of the most severe types of thoracolumbar trauma. They are usually caused by high-energy trauma and accompanied by extreme, life-threatening injuries and neurological deficits that vary in severity, which may delay operative intervention. It is often difficult to reduce such a complex fracture-dislocation because of the force that the muscles exert on the bone and the injured part of the spinal cord...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921013/spinal-cord-injury-as-a-complication-of-thoracic-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
#4
REVIEW
Taijiro Sueda, Shinya Takahashi
OBJECTIVE: Spinal cord ischemia (SCI) is a devastating complication of thoracic aortic aneurysm repair in the era of thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR). This review aims to clarify the causes of SCI during TEVAR and to propose ways that it may be prevented. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed an extensive literature search of SCI during TEVAR. Based on the existing literature, we examined the anatomy of the anterior spinal cord artery, which supplies blood to the anterior aspect of the spinal cord, and discuss reported effective ways to prevent SCI during TEVAR, including augmentation of arterial blood pressure and drainage of cerebrospinal fluid...
September 18, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920935/spinal-cord-injury-induced-immunodeficiency-is-mediated-by-a-sympathetic-neuroendocrine-adrenal-reflex
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Harald Prüss, Andrea Tedeschi, Aude Thiriot, Lydia Lynch, Scott M Loughhead, Susanne Stutte, Irina B Mazo, Marcel A Kopp, Benedikt Brommer, Christian Blex, Laura-Christin Geurtz, Thomas Liebscher, Andreas Niedeggen, Ulrich Dirnagl, Frank Bradke, Magdalena S Volz, Michael J DeVivo, Yuying Chen, Ulrich H von Andrian, Jan M Schwab
Acute spinal cord injury (SCI) causes systemic immunosuppression and life-threatening infections, thought to result from noradrenergic overactivation and excess glucocorticoid release via hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis stimulation. Instead of consecutive hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis activation, we report that acute SCI in mice induced suppression of serum norepinephrine and concomitant increase in cortisol, despite suppressed adrenocorticotropic hormone, indicating primary (adrenal) hypercortisolism...
September 18, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910658/postural-regulatory-strategies-during-quiet-sitting-are-affected-in-individuals-with-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury
#6
Matija Milosevic, Dany H Gagnon, Philippe Gourdou, Kimitaka Nakazawa
Thoracic spinal cord injury (SCI) can have significant negative consequences, which can affect the ability to maintain unsupported sitting. The objectives of this study were to compare postural control of individuals with high- and low-thoracic SCI to able-bodied people and evaluate the effects of upper-limb support on postural control during quiet sitting. Twenty-five individuals were recruited into: (a) high-thoracic SCI; (b) low-thoracic SCI; and (c) able-body subgroups. Participants were seated and asked to maintain a steady balance in the following postures: (1) both hands resting on thighs; (2) both arms crossed over the chest; and (3) both arms extended...
August 31, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899286/restless-legs-syndrome-related-to-hemorrhage-of-a-thoracic-spinal-cord-cavernoma
#7
Malik Hamdaoui, Elisabeth Ruppert, Henri Comtet, Ulker Kilic-Huck, Valérie Wolff, Marc Bataillard, Patrice Bourgin
CONTEXT: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move the lower limbs often accompanied by unpleasant sensations in the legs, worsened at rest and in the evening. Symptoms are improved by movement. Its pathophysiology remains poorly understood. Lesion-related RLS has been reported, mainly in cases of stroke-related RLS involving the brainstem and lenticulostriate nuclei. Only few data of RLS in a context of spinal cord injury have been reported...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899037/new-clinical-pathological-classification-of-intraspinal-injury-following-traumatic-acute-complete-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury-postdurotomy-myelotomy-observations-from-the-inspire-trial
#8
Richard T Layer, Thomas R Ulich, Domagoj Coric, Paul M Arnold, James D Guest, Robert H Heary, Patrick C Hsieh, Arthur L Jenkins, Kee D Kim, K Stuart Lee, Lorianne K Masuoka, Kristin M Neff, Wilson Z Ray, Nicholas Theodore, Michael G Fehlings
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895574/generating-rasch-based-activity-of-daily-living-measures-from-the-spinal-cord-injury-longitudinal-aging-study
#9
C-Y Li, C A Velozo, I Hong, C Li, J C Newman, J S Krause
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Longitudinal Study. OBJECTIVES: (1) To determine whether the Spinal Cord Injury Activities of Daily Living (SCI_ADL) measure shows adequate item-level and precision psychometrics; (2) to investigate whether the SCI_ADL measure effectively detects ADL changes across time; (3) to describe self-care task(s) participants can and cannot do across time. SETTING: Two Midwestern hospitals and 1 Southeastern specialty hospital in 1993...
September 12, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895456/spatial-and-cellular-expression-patterns-of-erythropoietin-receptor-and-erythropoietin-during-a-42-day-post-lesional-time-course-after-graded-thoracic-spinal-cord-impact-lesions-in-the-rat
#10
Gesa Cohrs, Stephan Goerden, Ralf Lucius, Michael Synowitz, Maximilian Hubertus Mehdorn, Janka Held-Feindt, Friederike Knerlich-Lukoschus
Erythropoietin (Epo) exhibits promising neuroregenerative potential for spinal cord injury (SCI) and might be involved in other long-term sequelae, such as neuropathic pain development. The current studies investigated the time courses and spatial and cellular patterns of Epo and EpoR expression along the spinal axis after graded SCI. Male Long Evans rats received 100-kdyn, 150-kdyn, and 200-kdyn thoracic (T9) contusions from an Infinite Horizon Impactor. Sham controls received laminectomies. Anatomical and quantitative immunohistochemical analyses of the EpoR/Epo expression along the whole spinal axis were performed 7, 15, and 42 DPO after the lesioning...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893706/hypertension-acute-stent-thrombosis-and-paraplegia-6-months-after-tevar-for-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injury-in-a-22-year-old-patient
#11
O Martinelli, F Faccenna, A Malaj, J Jabbour, S Venosi, R Gattuso, B Gossetti, L Irace
TEVAR is a less invasive option for managing traumatic injuries of the descending aorta in polytraumatized patients. Concerns arise when treating young patients with TEVAR. A 22-year old male was admitted to the Emergency Department following a high-impact road traffic collision. Whole body CT scan documented multiple injuries, including rupture of descending thoracic aorta just below the isthmus. There was no evidence of paraplegia or stroke. We decided to treat him in an endovascular fashion with a Zenith Cook (Cook Incorporated, Bloomington, IN) endograft...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884108/characteristics-and-clinical-aspects-of-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-undergoing-surgery
#12
João Simão de Melo-Neto, Lara Eduarda Leite Vidotto, Fabiana de Campos Gomes, Dionei Freitas de Morais, Waldir Antonio Tognola
OBJECTIVE: To identify the characteristics of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) undergoing surgery. METHODS: Previously, 321 patients with SCI were selected. Clinical and socio-demographic variables were collected. RESULTS: A total of 211 patients were submitted to surgery. Fall and injuries in the upper cervical and lumbosacral regions were associated with conservative treatment. Patients with lesions in the lower cervical spine, worse neurological status, and unstable injuries were associated with surgery...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881824/differential-gene-and-lncrna-expression-in-the-lower-thoracic-spinal-cord-following-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-rats
#13
Qing-Quan Liu, Hui Liu, Zhi-Gang He, Shi-Jie Zhang, Bao-Wen Liu, Le Wang, Wen-Hui Qiu, Qing Xu, Hong-Bing Xiang, Yong-Man Lv
We used high-throughput RNA sequencing to analyze differential gene and lncRNA expression patterns in the lower thoracic spinal cord during ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) in rats. We observed that of 32662 mRNAs, 4296 out were differentially expressed in the T8-12 segments of the spinal cord upon I/R-induced AKI. Among these, 62 were upregulated and 34 were downregulated in response to I/R (FDR < 0.05, |log2FC| > 1). Further, 52 differentially expressed lncRNAs (35 upregulated and 17 downregulated) were identified among 3849 lncRNA transcripts...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872530/modified-en-bloc-spondylectomy-for-tumors-of-the-thoracic-and-lumbar-spine-surgical-technique-and-outcomes
#14
Akash A Shah, Nuno R Paulino Pereira, Frank X Pedlow, John C Wain, Sam S Yoon, Francis J Hornicek, Joseph H Schwab
BACKGROUND: Total en bloc spondylectomy (TES) for the treatment of spinal tumors decreases local recurrence and improves survival compared with intralesional resection. TES approaches vary in both the number of stages to complete the procedure and instruments with which osteotomies are performed. METHODS: We describe a 2-stage technique that employs the use of threadwire saws. We performed a retrospective review of cases of primary tumors and solitary metastases involving the thoracic or lumbar spine treated with use of our modified technique at our institution between 2010 and 2016, identifying eligible patients by searching for specific phrases in operative reports found in our oncologic database...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863195/risk-factors-for-14-day-rehospitalization-following-trauma-with-new-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-diagnosis-a-10-year-nationwide-study-in-taiwan
#15
Carlos Lam, Ping-Ling Chen, Jiunn-Horng Kang, Kuang-Fu Cheng, Ray-Jade Chen, Kuo-Sheng Hung
OBJECTIVES: Fourteen-day rehospitalization with new traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI) diagnosis is used as an indicator for the diagnostic quality of the first hospitalization. In this nationwide population-based cohort study, we identified risk factors for this indicator. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study by using the data of patients who received a first hospitalization for trauma between 2001 and 2011. The data were retrieved from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854256/peripheral-denervation-participates-in-heterotopic-ossification-in-a-spinal-cord-injury-model
#16
Charlotte Debaud, Marjorie Salga, Laurent Begot, Xavier Holy, Malha Chedik, Nicolas de l'Escalopier, Fréderic Torossian, Jean-Pierre Levesque, Jean-Jacques Lataillade, Marie-Caroline Le Bousse-Kerdilès, François Genêt
We previously reported the development of a new acquired neurogenic HO (NHO) mouse model, combining spinal cord transection (SCI) and chemical muscle injury. Pathological mechanisms responsible for ectopic osteogenesis after central neurological damage are still to be elucidated. In this study, we first hypothesized that peripheral nervous system (PNS) might convey pathological signals from injured spinal cord to muscles in NHO mouse model. Secondly, we sought to determine whether SCI could lead to intramuscular modifications of BMP2 signaling pathways...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844001/activation-of-5-ht2a-receptors-restores-kcc2-function-and-reduces-neuropathic-pain-after-spinal-cord-injury
#17
Irene Sánchez-Brualla, Pascale Boulenguez, Cécile Brocard, Sylvie Liabeuf, Annelise Viallat-Lieutaud, Xavier Navarro, Esther Udina, Frédéric Brocard
Downregulation of the potassium chloride cotransporter type 2 (KCC2) after a spinal cord injury (SCI) disinhibits motoneurons and dorsal horn interneurons causing spasticity and neuropathic pain, respectively. We showed recently (Bos et al., 2013) that specific activation of 5-HT2A receptors by TCB-2 [(4-bromo-3,6-dimethoxybenzocyclobuten-1-yl)methylamine hydrobromide] upregulates KCC2 function, restores motoneuronal inhibition and reduces SCI-induced spasticity. Here, we tested the potential analgesic effect of TCB-2 on central (thoracic hemisection) and peripheral [spared nerve injury (SNI)] neuropathic pain...
August 30, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837532/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-after-acute-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury-improvement-of-locomotor-recovery-in-rats
#18
Asdrubal Falavigna, Manuela Peletti Figueiró, Pedro Guarise da Silva, Lucas Piccoli Conzatti, Elisa Braun Rizkalla, Scheila Cardoso Dos Santos, Francine Würzius de Quadros, Lucas Radaelli
STUDY DESIGN: controlled laboratory study. OBJECTIVE: analyse the effectiveness of HT using mild and moderate models of SCI. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) can cause permanent impairment with socioeconomic consequences. The motor deficit occurs by two mechanisms: destruction of neuronal cells and local inflammatory response, resulting in hypoxia. Hyperbaric Therapy (HT) acts by increasing oxygen in the injured area. METHODS: thoracic laminectomy was performed in 72 female Wistar rats...
August 23, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834891/interdisciplinary-rehabilitation-for-a-patient-with-incomplete-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-and-multimorbidity-a-case-report
#19
Robert D Vining, Donna M Gosselin, Jeb Thurmond, Kimberlee Case, Frederick R Bruch
RATIONALE: This report describes interdisciplinary rehabilitation for a 51-year-old male recovering from incomplete cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) and multiple comorbidities following an automobile accident. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was admitted to a rehabilitation specialty hospital approximately 2 months post SCI and 2 separate surgical fusion procedures (C3-C6). DIAGNOSES: Clinical presentation at the rehabilitation hospital included moderate to severe motor strength loss in both upper and lower extremities, a percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy tube (PEG), dysphagia, bowel/bladder incontinence, dependence on a mechanical lift and tilting wheelchair due to severe orthostatic hypotension, and pre-existing shoulder pain from bilateral joint degeneration...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834391/human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-oligodendrocyte-progenitor-cells-preclinical-efficacy-and-safety-in-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
#20
Nathan C Manley, Catherine A Priest, Jerrod Denham, Edward D Wirth, Jane S Lebkowski
Cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) remains an important research focus for regenerative medicine given the potential for severe functional deficits and the current lack of treatment options to augment neurological recovery. We recently reported the preclinical safety data of a human embryonic cell-derived oligodendrocyte progenitor cell (OPC) therapy that supported initiation of a Phase I clinical trial for patients with sensorimotor complete thoracic SCI. To support the clinical use of this OPC therapy for cervical injuries, we conducted preclinical efficacy and safety testing of the OPCs in a nude rat model of cervical SCI...
August 22, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
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