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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929919/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-therapy-assisted-walking-after-chronic-motor-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury-effects-on-bone-biomarkers-and-bone-strength
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B Catharine Craven, Lora M Giangregorio, S Mohammad Alavinia, Lindsie A Blencowe, Naaz Desai, Sander L Hitzig, Kei Masani, Milos R Popovic
To determine the efficacy of functional electrical stimulation therapy assisted walking (FES-T) compared to a conventional aerobic and resistance training (CONV) with respect to bone biomarkers and lower extremity bone strength outcomes among adults with chronic motor incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI). Design Parallel group randomized controlled trial ( www.clinicaltrials.gov - NCT0020196819). Site Tertiary academic rehabilitation centre in Canada. Methods Adults with chronic (≥18 months) motor incomplete SCI (C2-T12 AIS C-D) were consented and randomized to FES-T or CONV training for 45 minutes thrice-weekly for 4 months...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917371/cannabinoids-for-spasticity-due-to-multiple-sclerosis-or-paraplegia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Victoria P da Rovare, Gabriel P A Magalhães, Guilherme D A Jardini, Matheus L Beraldo, Mariel O Gameiro, Arnav Agarwal, Gustavo José Luvizutto, Lucas Paula-Ramos, Samira Esteves Afonso Camargo, Luciane Dias de Oliveira, Rodrigo Bazan, Regina El Dib
OBJECTIVES: Spasticity remains highly prevalent in patients with spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. To summarize the effects of cannabinoids compared with usual care, placebo for spasticity due to multiple sclerosis (MS) or paraplegia. METHODS: Searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL and LILACS to March 2017 were performed to identify randomized controlled trials. The primary outcomes were spasticity and spasm frequency. The criteria were any patient with MS and spasticity affecting upper or lower limbs or both, and that had a confirmed diagnosis of MS based on validated criteria, or however defined by the authors of the included studies...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916535/spinal-cord-perfusion-pressure-predicts-neurologic-recovery-in-acute-spinal-cord-injury
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Jordan W Squair, Lise M Bélanger, Angela Tsang, Leanna Ritchie, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong, Stefan Parent, Sean Christie, Christopher Bailey, Sanjay Dhall, John Street, Tamir Ailon, Scott Paquette, Nicolas Dea, Charles G Fisher, Marcel F Dvorak, Christopher R West, Brian K Kwon
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether spinal cord perfusion pressure (SCPP) as measured with a lumbar intrathecal catheter is a more predictive measure of neurologic outcome than the conventionally measured mean arterial pressure (MAP). METHODS: A total of 92 individuals with acute spinal cord injury were enrolled in this multicenter prospective observational clinical trial. MAP and CSF pressure (CSFP) were monitored during the first week postinjury. Neurologic impairment was assessed at baseline and at 6 months postinjury...
September 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911837/quantifying-center-of-pressure-variability-in-chondrodystrophoid-dogs
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S R Blau, L M Davis, A M Gorney, C S Dohse, K D Williams, J-H Lim, W G Pfitzner, E Laber, G S Sawicki, N J Olby
The center of pressure (COP) position reflects a combination of proprioceptive, motor and mechanical function. As such, it can be used to quantify and characterize neurologic dysfunction. The aim of this study was to describe and quantify the movement of COP and its variability in healthy chondrodystrophoid dogs while walking to provide a baseline for comparison to dogs with spinal cord injury due to acute intervertebral disc herniations. Fifteen healthy adult chondrodystrophoid dogs were walked on an instrumented treadmill that recorded the location of each dog's COP as it walked...
August 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901946/design-of-semg-assembly-to-detect-external-anal-sphincter-activity-a-proof-of-concept
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Arsam Shiraz, Brian Leaker, Charles Alexander Mosse, Eskinder Solomon, Michael Craggs, Andreas Demosthenous
Conditional trans-rectal stimulation of the pudendal nerve could provide a viable solution to treat hyperreflexive bladder in spinal cord injury. A set threshold of the amplitude estimate of the external anal sphincter surface electromyography (sEMG) may be used as the trigger signal. The efficacy of such a device should be tested in a large scale clinical trial. As such a probe should remain in situ for several hours while patients attend to their daily routine, the recording electrodes should be designed to be large enough to maintain good contact while observing design constraints...
September 13, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901216/creatine-or-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-individuals-with-a-spinal-cord-injury-undergoing-resistance-training-a-double-blinded-randomized-pilot-trial
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Samuel Amorim, Vitor Hugo Teixeira, Rui Corredeira, Maria Cunha, Bruno Maia, Paulo Margalho, Joana Pires
Purpose Determine whether creatine or vitamin D supplementation improves muscle strength in individuals with spinal cord injury undergoing resistance training. Methods Thirteen male and one female with spinal cord injury, from two Portuguese rehabilitation centers, were randomized to creatine (3g daily), vitamin D (25000 IU each two weeks) or placebo group in a double-blind design. All participants performed progressive resistance training during eight weeks. The outcome measures, obtained at baseline and after intervention, included: Sum of four skinfolds; Corrected arm muscle area; Seated medicine ball throw; Handgrip strength with dynamometer; Manual wheelchair slalom test and one repetition maximum for Chest press, Triceps, Pec deck and Lat pulldown...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899046/human-neural-stem-cell-transplantation-in-chronic-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-functional-outcomes-at-12-months-in-a-phase-ii-clinical-trial
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George M Ghobrial, Kim D Anderson, Marine Dididze, Jasmine Martinez-Barrizonte, Gabriel H Sunn, Katie L Gant, Allan D Levi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
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
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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/28891440/a-systematic-review-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-spinal-cord-injury-intervertebral-disc-repair-and-spinal-fusion
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Shujhat Khan, Pouya Mafi, Reza Mafi, Wasim Khan
Spinal surgery presents a challenge for both neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery. Due to the heterogeneous differentiation potential of mesenchymal stem cells, there is much interest in the treatment of spine surgery. Animal and human trials focussing on the efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells in spinal cord injury, spine fusion and disc degeneration were included in this systematic review. Published articles up to January 2016 from MEDLINE, PubMed and Ovid were used by searching for specific terms. Of the 2595 articles found, 53 met the selection criteria and were included for analysis (16 on spinal cord injury, 28 on intervertebral disc repair and 9 on spinal fusion)...
September 7, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884476/probiotics-for-preventing-urinary-tract-infection-in-people-with-neuropathic-bladder
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REVIEW
Swee-Ling Toh, Claire L Boswell-Ruys, Bon San B Lee, Judy M Simpson, Kate R Clezy
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic or neurogenic bladder describes a process of dysfunctional voiding as the result of injury in the brain, spinal cord or nerves innervating the bladder. People with neuropathic bladder, such as from spinal cord injury (SCI), are at significant risk of morbidity from urinary tract infections (UTI). Effective methods to prevent UTI in people with SCI have been sought for many years. Probiotics (micro-organisms that exert beneficial health effects in the host) have been recommended for bacterial interference of the urological tract to reduce colonisation by uropathogen and to manage the dual problems of infection and antibiotic resistance...
September 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877943/systematic-review-of-the-evidence-on-orthotic-devices-for-the-management-of-knee-instability-related-to-neuromuscular-and-central-nervous-system-disorders
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Catriona McDaid, Debra Fayter, Alison Booth, Joanne O'Connor, Rocio Rodriguez-Lopez, Dorothy McCaughan, Roy Bowers, Cynthia P Iglesias, Simon Lalor, Rory J O'Connor, Margaret Phillips, Gita Ramdharry
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of orthotic devices for the management of instability of the knee in adults with a neuromuscular disorder or central nervous system disorder. DESIGN: A systematic review of primary studies. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Adults with a neuromuscular disorder or central nervous system disorder and impaired walking ability due to instability of the knee. INTERVENTIONS: Orthoses with the clinical aim of controlling knee instability, for example, knee-ankle-foot orthoses, ankle-foot orthoses and knee orthoses or mixed design with no restrictions in design or material...
September 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877136/medicate-or-meditate-greater-pain-acceptance-is-related-to-lower-pain-medication-use-in-persons-with-chronic-pain-and-spinal-cord-injury
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Anna L Kratz, John Murphy, Claire Z Kalpakjian, Philip Chen
OBJECTIVES: There is little information about whether use of pain self-management skills that are common targets of psychosocial interventions for pain are associated with reduced reliance on pain medications. The aim of this study was to test whether higher chronic pain acceptance, which is a readily-modified pain self-management approach, is related to lower use of pain medications (all types), opioid medications, and gabapentinoids in a sample with chronic pain and spinal cord injury (SCI)...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875858/managing-neuropathic-pain-in-multiple-sclerosis-pharmacological-interventions
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Samuel S Duffy, Justin G Lees, Chamini J Perera, Gila Moalem-Taylor
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Of the plethora of motor and sensory disturbances experienced by sufferers, neuropathic pain is a highly prevalent and debilitating symptom, and at present remains extremely difficult to treat. Common forms of neuropathic pain seen in MS patients include central neuropathic pain, Lhermitte's phenomenon and trigeminal neuralgia, which are all speculated to arise from specific patterns of lesion formation...
September 6, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874986/neuropathic-pain-related-with-spinal-disorders-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kwang-Sup Song, Jae Hwan Cho, Jae-Young Hong, Jae Hyup Lee, Hyun Kang, Dae-Woong Ham, Hyun-Jun Ryu
Systematic literature review. To review the evidence from high-quality studies regarding the treatment of neuropathic pain originating specifically from spinal disorders. In general, treatment guidelines for neuropathic pain cover all its various causes, including medical disease, peripheral neuropathy, and cancer. However, the natural history of neuropathic pain originating from spinal disorders may differ from that of the pain originating from other causes or lesions. An expert research librarian used terms related to neuropathic pain and spinal disorders, disc herniation, stenosis, and spinal cord injury to search in MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane CENTRAL for primary research from January 2000 to October 2015...
August 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864483/cadaveric-study-of-movement-in-the-unstable-upper-cervical-spine-during-emergency-management-tracheal-intubation-and-cervical-spine-immobilisation-a-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-randomised-crossover-trial
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Shiyao Liao, Erik Popp, Petra Hüttlin, Frank Weilbacher, Matthias Münzberg, Niko Schneider, Michael Kreinest
INTRODUCTION: Emergency management of upper cervical spine injuries often requires cervical spine immobilisation and some critical patients also require airway management. The movement of cervical spine created by tracheal intubation and cervical spine immobilisation can potentially exacerbate cervical spinal cord injury. However, the evidence that previous studies have provided remains unclear, due to lack of a direct measurement technique for dural sac's space during dynamic processes...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834391/human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-oligodendrocyte-progenitor-cells-preclinical-efficacy-and-safety-in-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825600/prolonged-human-neural-stem-cell-maturation-supports-recovery-in-injured-rodent-cns
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Paul Lu, Steven Ceto, Yaozhi Wang, Lori Graham, Di Wu, Hiromi Kumamaru, Eileen Staufenberg, Mark H Tuszynski
Neural stem cells (NSCs) differentiate into both neurons and glia, and strategies using human NSCs have the potential to restore function following spinal cord injury (SCI). However, the time period of maturation for human NSCs in adult injured CNS is not well defined, posing fundamental questions about the design and implementation of NSC-based therapies. This work assessed human H9 NSCs that were implanted into sites of SCI in immunodeficient rats over a period of 1.5 years. Notably, grafts showed evidence of continued maturation over the entire assessment period...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822837/delayed-pain-decrease-following-m1-tdcs-in-spinal-cord-injury-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Aurore Thibaut, Sandra Carvalho, Leslie R Morse, Ross Zafonte, Felipe Fregni
Despite some encouraging findings for the treatment of neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) directed to the primary motor cortex (M1) has faced some mixed results. Prior to translating this technology to clinical care, consistent results and durable effects need to be found. We, therefore, aimed to assess the direct and long-term effects of tDCS on pain following SCI. We performed a two-phase randomized sham-controlled clinical trial where patients received 5days of tDCS followed by a 3-month follow-up period (Phase I); then, Phase II consisted of 10days of tDCS with an 8-week follow-up period...
August 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816990/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-botulinum-toxin-a-for-treating-neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-retraction
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August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816870/spinal-cord-injury-what-are-the-controversies
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Christopher S Ahuja, Gregory D Schroeder, Alexander R Vaccaro, Michael G Fehlings
Traumatic spinal cord injuries have a tremendous impact on individuals, families, and society as a whole. Substantial heterogeneity in the patient population, their presentation and underlying pathophysiology has sparked debates along the care spectrum from initial assessment to definitive treatment. This article reviews spinal cord injury (SCI) management followed by a discussion of the salient controversies in the field. Current care practices modeled on the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons joint section guidelines are highlighted including key recommendations regarding immobilization, avoidance of hypotension, early International Standards for Neurological Classification of SCI examination and intensive care unit treatment...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
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