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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772862/-effect-of-surgical-intervention-time-on-the-recovery-of-nerve-function-in-acute-spinal-cord-injury-a-meta-analysis
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Wen-Tao Zhao, Guang-Dong Chen, Dong-Chang Xia, Pan-Pan Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of different operation time for acute spinal cord injury(SCI) based on systematic review. METHODS: PubMed database, EMBASE database, Cochrane Library, ISI Web of knowledge, CBM database, VIP database, CNKI database and Wanfang database were searched from their start year up to February 2017 for relevant randomized clinical trials on the treatment of acute spinal cord injury with different intervention times. RESULTS: Four randomized clinical trials of total 156 cases were included...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763654/obturator-neuromodulation-with-laparoscopic-placement-of-an-obturator-lead-for-the-treatment-of-intractable-opioid-dependent-chronic-pelvic-pain-due-to-obturator-neuralgia
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Richard P Marvel
Chronic pelvic pain(CPP) is a common condition in women that can have a devastating effect on quality of life. Some of the most severe forms of CPP are related to peripheral nerve injuries causing persistent neuropathic pain. This is a case of a young woman with severe opioid dependent chronic pelvic and right groin pain due to obturator neuralgia. She had failed a multitude of treatments including multiple medications, manual physical therapy, nerve blocks, surgical neurolysis and spinal cord stimulation without significant benefit...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753705/spinal-cord-injury-how-could-acupuncture-help
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REVIEW
Qianqian Fan, Omer Cavus, Lize Xiong, Yun Xia
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most common causes of death and disability worldwide, and it can result in both permanent disability and serial complications in patients. Research shows that patients with SCI complications are often interested in acupuncture for symptomatic relief. Therefore, the issue of physicians advising their patients regarding the use of acupuncture to alleviate SCI complications becomes pertinent. We review and summarize two types of relevant publications: (1) literature concerning acupuncture for SCI and its complications and (2) underlying mechanisms of acupuncture therapy for SCI...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750900/robot-guided-neuronavigated-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-rtms-in-central-neuropathic-pain-an-update-of-long-term-follow-up
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Charles Quesada, Benjamin Pommier, Camille Fauchon, Claire Bradley, Christelle Créac'h, François Vassal, Roland Peyron
OBJECTIVE: To confirm and extend previous results involving repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) aimed at alleviating refractory central neuropathic pain(CNP). To evaluate pain relief in detail and to assess ongoing benefits after one year of treatment. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: University hospital. Outpatient settings. PARTICIPANTS: 80 patients with chronic central pain after brain or spinal cord injuries...
May 8, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750052/placebo-response-in-neuropathic-pain-after-spinal-cord-injury-a-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data
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Catherine R Jutzeler, Freda M Warner, Jacquelyn J Cragg, Jenny Haefeli, J Scott Richards, Sven R Andresen, Nanna B Finnerup, Catherine Mercier, John Lk Kramer
Background: Understanding factors associated with high placebo responses in clinical trials increases the likelihood of detecting a meaningful treatment effect. The aim of the present study was to identify subject-level factors that contribute to placebo variability in patients with neuropathic pain due to spinal cord injury (SCI). Methods: Multiple regression analysis of patient data from randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials (duration >4 weeks) involving individuals with SCI was performed...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742699/effect-of-photobiomodulation-treatment-in-the-sublingual-radial-artery-region-and-along-the-spinal-column-in-individuals-with-multiple-sclerosis-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-double-blind-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Tamiris da Silva, Fernanda Cordeiro da Silva, Andréa Oliver Gomes, Ariane Oliveira Viana, Marcela Letícia Leal Gonçalves, Maria Fernanda Setúbal Destro Rodrigues, Anna Carolina Ratto Tempestini Horliana, Daniela de Fátima Teixeira da Silva, Maria Cristina Chavantes, Yara Dadalti Fragoso, Luciana Prats Branco, Lara Jansiski Motta, Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes, Raquel Agnelli Mesquita-Ferrari, Sandra Kalil Bussadori
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease, for which the forms of treatment are medication and rehabilitation. However, in vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated that photobiomodulation can be an effective treatment modality for inflammatory diseases, including MS. Photobiomodulation has a broad range of benefits, such as the avoidance of cell and tissue death, the stimulation of healing and injury repair, reductions in pain, edema and inflammation, cell proliferation, and even apoptosis...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736858/clinical-trials-in-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Jayne Donovan, Steven Kirshblum
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) results in impaired neurologic function that for many individuals is permanent and significantly impacts health, function, quality of life, and life expectancy. Many efforts have been taken to develop effective treatments for SCI; nevertheless, proven therapies targeting neurologic regeneration and functional recovery have been limited. Existing therapeutic approaches, including early surgery, strict blood pressure control, and consideration of treatment with steroids, remain debated and largely focus on mitigating secondary injury after the primary trauma has occurred...
May 7, 2018: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736857/neuropathic-pain-after-spinal-cord-injury-challenges-and-research-perspectives
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REVIEW
Rani Shiao, Corinne A Lee-Kubli
Neuropathic pain is a debilitating consequence of spinal cord injury (SCI) that remains difficult to treat because underlying mechanisms are not yet fully understood. In part, this is due to limitations of evaluating neuropathic pain in animal models in general, and SCI rodents in particular. Though pain in patients is primarily spontaneous, with relatively few patients experiencing evoked pains, animal models of SCI pain have primarily relied upon evoked withdrawals. Greater use of operant tasks for evaluation of the affective dimension of pain in rodents is needed, but these tests have their own limitations such that additional studies of the relationship between evoked withdrawals and operant outcomes are recommended...
May 7, 2018: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735608/diagnostic-accuracy-of-a-two-stage-model-for-detecting-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-chronic-tetraplegia
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Marnie Graco, Rachel Schembri, Susan Cross, Chinnaya Thiyagarajan, Shirin Shafazand, Najib T Ayas, Mark S Nash, Viet H Vu, Warren R Ruehland, Ching Li Chai-Coetzer, Peter Rochford, Thomas Churchward, Sally E Green, David J Berlowitz
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is highly prevalent in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Polysomnography (PSG) is the gold-standard diagnostic test for OSA, however PSG is expensive and frequently inaccessible, especially in SCI. A two-stage model, incorporating a questionnaire followed by oximetry, has been found to accurately detect moderate to severe OSA (MS-OSA) in a non-disabled primary care population. This study investigated the accuracy of the two-stage model in chronic tetraplegia using both the original model and a modified version for tetraplegia...
May 7, 2018: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730616/study-protocol-for-the-g-spirit-trial-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blinded-phase-iii-trial-of-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-mediated-neuroprotection-for-acute-spinal-cord-injury
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Masao Koda, Hideki Hanaoka, Takatoshi Sato, Yasuhisa Fujii, Michiko Hanawa, Sho Takahashi, Takeo Furuya, Yasushi Ijima, Junya Saito, Mitsuhiro Kitamura, Seiji Ohtori, Yukei Matsumoto, Tetsuya Abe, Kei Watanabe, Toru Hirano, Masayuki Ohashi, Hirokazu Shoji, Tatsuki Mizouchi, Ikuko Takahashi, Norio Kawahara, Masahito Kawaguchi, Yugo Orita, Takeshi Sasamoto, Masahito Yoshioka, Masafumi Fujii, Katsutaka Yonezawa, Daisuke Soma, Hiroshi Taneichi, Daisaku Takeuchi, Satoshi Inami, Hiroshi Moridaira, Haruki Ueda, Futoshi Asano, Yosuke Shibao, Ikuo Aita, Yosuke Takeuchi, Masaya Mimura, Jun Shimbo, Yukio Someya, Sumio Ikenoue, Hiroaki Sameda, Kan Takase, Yoshikazu Ikeda, Fumitake Nakajima, Mitsuhiro Hashimoto, Tomoyuki Ozawa, Fumio Hasue, Takayuki Fujiyoshi, Koshiro Kamiya, Masahiko Watanabe, Hiroyuki Katoh, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Yu Yamamoto, Daisuke Togawa, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Sho Kobayashi, Go Yoshida, Shin Oe, Tomohiro Banno, Hideyuki Arima, Koji Akeda, Eiji Kawamoto, Hiroshi Imai, Toshihiko Sakakibara, Akihiro Sudo, Yasuo Ito, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Shuhei Osaki, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Kazuyoshi Nakanishi, Naosuke Kamei, Shinji Kotaka, Hideo Baba, Tsuyoshi Okudaira, Hiroaki Konishi, Takayuki Yamaguchi, Keigo Ito, Yoshito Katayama, Taro Matsumoto, Tomohiro Matsumoto, Masaru Idota, Haruo Kanno, Toshimi Aizawa, Ko Hashimoto, Toshimitsu Eto, Takehiro Sugaya, Michiharu Matsuda, Kazunari Fushimi, Satoshi Nozawa, Chizuo Iwai, Toshihiko Taguchi, Tsukasa Kanchiku, Hidenori Suzuki, Norihiro Nishida, Masahiro Funaba, Masashi Yamazaki
INTRODUCTION: Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is generally used for neutropaenia. Previous experimental studies revealed that G-CSF promoted neurological recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI). Next, we moved to early phase of clinical trials. In a phase I/IIa trial, no adverse events were observed. Next, we conducted a non-randomised, non-blinded, comparative trial, which suggested the efficacy of G-CSF for promoting neurological recovery. Based on those results, we are now performing a phase III trial...
May 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722321/macrophage-depletion-and-schwann-cell-transplantation-reduce-cyst-size-after-rat-contusive-spinal-cord-injury
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Yee-Shuan Lee, Lucy H Funk, Jae K Lee, Mary Bartlett Bunge
Schwann cell transplantation is a promising therapy for the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI) and is currently in clinical trials. In our continuing efforts to improve Schwann cell transplantation strategies, we sought to determine the combined effects of Schwann cell transplantation with macrophage depletion. Since macrophages are major inflammatory contributors to the acute spinal cord injury, and are the major phagocytic cells, we hypothesized that transplanting Schwann cells after macrophage depletion will improve cell survival and integration with host tissue after SCI...
April 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719210/cell-encapsulation-overcoming-barriers-in-cell-transplantation-in-diabetes-and-beyond
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Marco Farina, Jenolyn F Alexander, Usha Thekkedath, Mauro Ferrari, Alessandro Grattoni
Cell-based therapy is emerging as a promising strategy for treating a wide range of human diseases, such as diabetes, blood disorders, acute liver failure, spinal cord injury, and several types of cancer. Pancreatic islets, blood cells, hepatocytes, and stem cells are among the many cell types currently used for this strategy. The encapsulation of these "therapeutic" cells is under intense investigation to not only prevent immune rejection but also provide a controlled and supportive environment so they can function effectively...
April 29, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706760/brain-motor-control-assessment-post-early-intensive-hand-rehabilitation-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Maryam Zoghi, Mary Galea
Background: The Brain Motor Control Assessment (BMCA) is a surface electromyography (sEMG)-based measure of motor output from the central nervous system during a variety of reflex and voluntary motor tasks. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the pattern of voluntary movements in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) to investigate whether BMCA could add more resolution to clinical assessments and the recovery path of these patients. Method: Ten participants were recruited from the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre as part of a multicenter randomized controlled trial...
2018: Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702136/brain-changes-after-spinal-cord-injury-a-quantitative-meta-analysis-and-review
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REVIEW
Linda Solstrand Dahlberg, Lino Becerra, David Borsook, Clas Linnman
Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) lead to alterations in brain structure and brain function by direct effects of nerve damage, by secondary mechanisms, and also by longer term injury consequences such as paralysis and neuropathic pain. Here, we review neuroimaging studies of patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries, perform a quantitative meta-analysis of motor and motor imagery studies, summarize structural studies, evidence of cortical reorganization, and provide an overview of diffusion and spectroscopy studies...
April 24, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701561/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-administration-for-neurological-improvement-in-patients-with-postrehabilitation-chronic-incomplete-traumatic-spinal-cord-injuries-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#15
Nazi Derakhshanrad, Hooshang Saberi, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Abdolreza Sheikhrezaei
OBJECTIVE Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) is a major growth factor for activation and differentiation of granulocyte colonies in the bone marrow. This cytokine has been widely and safely employed in different conditions over many years. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of G-CSF administration for traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). METHODS This double-blind parallel randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial, a phase III study, was performed from June 2013 to June 2016 in the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research (BASIR) center at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS)...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700477/lower-extremity-outcome-measures-considerations-for-clinical-trials-in-spinal-cord-injury
#16
REVIEW
Marc Bolliger, Andrew R Blight, Edelle C Field-Fote, Kristin Musselman, Serge Rossignol, Dorothy Barthélemy, Laurent Bouyer, Milos R Popovic, Jan M Schwab, Michael L Boninger, Keith E Tansey, Giorgio Scivoletto, Naomi Kleitman, Linda A T Jones, Dany H Gagnon, Sylvie Nadeau, Dirk Haupt, Lea Awai, Chris S Easthope, Björn Zörner, Ruediger Rupp, Dan Lammertse, Armin Curt, John Steeves
STUDY DESIGN: This is a focused review article. OBJECTIVES: To identify important concepts in lower extremity (LE) assessment with a focus on locomotor outcomes and provide guidance on how existing outcome measurement tools may be best used to assess experimental therapies in spinal cord injury (SCI). The emphasis lies on LE outcomes in individuals with complete and incomplete SCI in Phase II-III trials. METHODS: This review includes a summary of topics discussed during a workshop focusing on LE function in SCI, conceptual discussion of corresponding outcome measures and additional focused literature review...
April 27, 2018: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665733/natural-history-predictors-of-outcome-and-effects-of-treatment-in-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury-a-multicenter-cohort-study-from-the-north-american-clinical-trials-network
#17
Jefferson R Wilson, Blessing Jaja, Brian K Kwon, James Guest, James Shields Harrop, Bizhan Aarabi, Christopher Shaffrey, Jetan Badhiwala, Elizabeth Toups, Robert Grossman, Michael G Fehlings
The course, treatment response and recovery potential following acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) have been shown to differ depending on the neurological level of injury. However, there are limited data focused on thoracic-level injuries. A cohort of 86 patients from the prospectively maintained North American Clinical Trials Network (NACTN) SCI registry were identified and studied to characterize the patterns of neurological recovery as well as to determine rates of acute hospital mortality and pulmonary complications...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662765/a-wearable-exoskeleton-suit-for-motion-assistance-to-paralysed-patients
#18
Bing Chen, Chun-Hao Zhong, Xuan Zhao, Hao Ma, Xiao Guan, Xi Li, Feng-Yan Liang, Jack Chun Yiu Cheng, Ling Qin, Sheung-Wai Law, Wei-Hsin Liao
Background/Objective: The number of patients paralysed due to stroke, spinal cord injury, or other related diseases is increasing. In order to improve the physical and mental health of these patients, robotic devices that can help them to regain the mobility to stand and walk are highly desirable. The aim of this study is to develop a wearable exoskeleton suit to help paralysed patients regain the ability to stand up/sit down (STS) and walk. Methods: A lower extremity exoskeleton named CUHK-EXO was developed with considerations of ergonomics, user-friendly interface, safety, and comfort...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660974/in-vivo-spinal-distribution-of-cy5-5-fluorescent-dye-after-injection-via-the-lateral-ventricle-and-cisterna-magna-in-rat-model
#19
Kee-Hang Lee, Hyun Nam, Jeong-Seob Won, Ji-Yoon Hwang, Hye Won Jang, Sun-Ho Lee, Kyeung Min Joo
Objective: The purpose of this study was to find an optimal delivery route for clinical trials of intrathecal cell therapy for spinal cord injury in preclinical stage. Methods: We compared in vivo distribution of Cy5.5 fluorescent dye in the spinal cord region at various time points utilizing in vivo optical imaging techniques, which was injected into the lateral ventricle (LV) or cisterna magna (CM) of rats. Results: Although CM locates nearer to the spinal cord than the LV, significantly higher signal of Cy5...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625628/advanced-robotic-therapy-integrated-centers-artic-an-international-collaboration-facilitating-the-application-of-rehabilitation-technologies
#20
Hubertus J A van Hedel, Giacomo Severini, Alessandra Scarton, Anne O'Brien, Tamsin Reed, Deborah Gaebler-Spira, Tara Egan, Andreas Meyer-Heim, Judith Graser, Karen Chua, Daniel Zutter, Raoul Schweinfurther, J Carsten Möller, Liliana P Paredes, Alberto Esquenazi, Steffen Berweck, Sebastian Schroeder, Birgit Warken, Anne Chan, Amber Devers, Jakub Petioky, Nam-Jong Paik, Won-Seok Kim, Paolo Bonato, Michael Boninger
BACKGROUND: The application of rehabilitation robots has grown during the last decade. While meta-analyses have shown beneficial effects of robotic interventions for some patient groups, the evidence is less in others. We established the Advanced Robotic Therapy Integrated Centers (ARTIC) network with the goal of advancing the science and clinical practice of rehabilitation robotics. The investigators hope to exploit variations in practice to learn about current clinical application and outcomes...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
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