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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520505/early-blockade-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-spinal-cord-injured-dogs-results-in-a-long-term-increase-in-bladder-compliance
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Jonathan Michael Levine, Noah D Cohen, Thomas Fandel, Gwendolyn Joan Levine, Joseph M Mankin, John F Griffin, Sharon C Kerwin, C Elizabeth Boudreau, Alpa Trivedi, Linda Noble-Haeusslein
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is often accompanied by reduced bladder compliance, which contributes to adverse conditions including urinary tract infections and vesicoureteral reflux. Reduced compliance is, in part, attributed to extensive remodeling of the bladder wall including the extracellular matrix (ECM). Here we tested the hypothesis that blockade of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), known for their ability to remodel the ECM, improves bladder compliance in dogs with SCI. We first evaluated dogs with naturally occurring SCIs resulting from intervertebral disc herniation (IVDH)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516217/prenatal-surgery-for-myelomeningocele-review-of-the-literature-and-future-directions
#2
Gregory G Heuer, Julie S Moldenhauer, N Scott Adzick
Open spina bifida or myelomeningocele (MMC) is one of the most common serious congenital malformations. Historically, this condition has been treated with closure of the MMC defect shortly after birth. The goal of postnatal closure is to cover the exposed spinal cord and prevent infection. However, postnatal surgery does not reverse or prevent the neurologic injury seen in MMC, reverse hindbrain herniation, or prevent hydrocephalus. The neurologic defects result from primary incomplete neurulation and secondary chronic prenatal damage to the exposed neural elements through mechanical and chemical trauma...
May 17, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514309/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-botulinum-toxin-a-for-treating-neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Gang Li, Chang-An Lv, Li Tian, Lian-Jin Jin, Ping Sun, Wei Zhao
BACKGROUND: To assess the effect of botulinum toxin A (BTA) for treating neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: A total of 44 patients with SCI with neuropathic pain were randomly divided into the intervention group and the placebo group, each group 21 patients. The subjects in the intervention group received BTA (200 U subcutaneous injection, once daily) at the painful area, whereas those in the placebo group were administered a saline placebo...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497215/evidence-based-prevention-and-treatment-of-osteoporosis-after-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Saeed Soleyman-Jahi, Ali Yousefian, Radin Maheronnaghsh, Farhad Shokraneh, Shayan Abdollah Zadegan, Akbar Soltani, Seyed Mostafa Hosseini, Alexander R Vaccaro, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
PURPOSE: Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in accelerated bone mineral density (BMD) loss and disorganization of trabecular bone architecture. The mechanisms underlying post-SCI osteoporosis are complex and different from other types of osteoporosis. Findings of studies investigating efficacy of pharmacological or rehabilitative interventions in SCI-related osteoporosis are controversial. The aim of this study was to review the literature pertaining to prevention and evidence-based treatments of SCI-related osteoporosis...
May 11, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496356/evaluation-of-a-specialized-yoga-program-for-persons-with-a-spinal-cord-injury-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kathryn Curtis, Sander L Hitzig, Gitte Bechsgaard, Candice Stoliker, Charlene Alton, Nicole Saunders, Nicole Leong, Joel Katz
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of a specialized yoga program for individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI) on pain, psychological, and mindfulness variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants with SCI (n=23) were outpatients or community members affiliated with a rehabilitation hospital. Participants were randomized to an Iyengar yoga (IY; n=11) group or to a 6-week wait-list control (WLC; n=12) group...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476630/membrane-lipid-therapy-a-historical-perspective-of-membrane-targeted-therapies-from-lipid-bilayer-structure-to-the-pathophysiological-regulation-of-cells
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Pablo V Escribá
Our current understanding of membrane lipid composition, structure and functions has led to the investigation of their role in cell signaling, both in healthy and pathological cells. As a consequence, therapies based on the regulation of membrane lipid composition and structure have been recently developed. This novel field, known as Membrane Lipid Therapy, is growing and evolving rapidly, providing treatments that are now in use or that are being studied for their application to oncological disorders, Alzheimer's disease, spinal cord injury, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and neuropathic pain...
May 2, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469645/the-translational-importance-of-establishing-biomarkers-of-human-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Sanam Salimi Elizei, Brian K Kwon
The evaluation of such novel therapies for acute spinal cord injury in clinical trials is extremely challenging. Our current dependence upon the clinical assessment of neurologic impairment renders many acute SCI patients ineligible for trials because they are not examinable. Furthermore, the difficulty in predicting neurologic recovery based on the early clinical assessment forces investigators to recruit large cohorts to have sufficient power. Biomarkers that objectively classify injury severity and better predict neurologic outcome would be valuable tools for translational research...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469141/serum-micrornas-reflect-injury-severity-in-a-large-animal-model-of-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury
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Seth Tigchelaar, Femke Streijger, Sunita Sinha, Stephane Flibotte, Neda Manouchehri, Kitty So, Katelyn Shortt, Elena Okon, Michael A Rizzuto, Ivana Malenica, Amanda Courtright-Lim, Andrew Eisen, Kendall Van Keuren-Jensen, Corey Nislow, Brian K Kwon
Therapeutic development for spinal cord injury is hindered by the difficulty in conducting clinical trials, which to date have relied solely on functional outcome measures for patient enrollment, stratification, and evaluation. Biological biomarkers that accurately classify injury severity and predict neurologic outcome would represent a paradigm shift in the way spinal cord injury clinical trials could be conducted. MicroRNAs have emerged as attractive biomarker candidates due to their stability in biological fluids, their phylogenetic similarities, and their tissue specificity...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466761/can-targeted-job-information-for-adults-with-spinal-cord-dysfunction-be-effectively-delivered-online-a-pilot-study
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Diana Dorstyn, Rachel Roberts, Gregory Murphy, Ian Kneebone, Ashley Craig, Anna Chur-Hansen, Christine Migliorini, Elizabeth Potter, Ruth Marshall, Jillian Clark, Sharron Neeson, Peter Stewart
OBJECTIVE: To pilot a novel email-based information package (Work and SCI) for job-seekers with an acquired spinal cord injury (SCI) or spinal cord dysfunction (SCI/D). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, non-randomized, repeated measures trial. SETTING: Community dwelling cohort in Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Five people with SCI (mean age 46.4 years, SD = 10.2; 4 female) initially reviewed Work and SCI. Twenty-four with SCI/D subsequently enrolled, of whom 16 (mean age 46...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463613/against-the-odds-what-to-expect-in-rehabilitation-of-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-with-a-neurologically-controlled-hybrid-assistive-limb-exoskeleton-a-subgroup-analysis-of-55-patients-according-to-age-and-lesion-level
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Dennis Grasmücke, Amrei Zieriacks, Oliver Jansen, Christian Fisahn, Matthias Sczesny-Kaiser, Martin Wessling, Renate C Meindl, Thomas A Schildhauer, Mirko Aach
Objective Age and lesion level are believed to represent outcome predictors in rehabilitation of patients with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). The Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) exoskeleton enables patients to perform a voluntary controlled gait pattern via an electromyography-triggered neuromuscular feedback system, and has been introduced as a temporary gait training tool in patients with SCI. The aim of this prospective pre- and postintervention study was to examine functional outcomes as a function of age and lesion level in patients with chronic incomplete SCI (iSCI) or chronic complete SCI (cSCI) with zones of partial preservation (ZPP) by using the HAL as a temporary training tool...
May 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462933/depressive-mood-in-adults-with-spinal-cord-injury-as-they-transition-from-an-inpatient-to-a-community-setting-secondary-analyses-from-a-clinical-trial
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A Craig, R Guest, Y Tran, J Middleton
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort controlled trial design. OBJECTIVES: (i) To investigate mood benefits of adding group cognitive behaviour therapy (group-CBT) to standard spinal cord injury (SCI) inpatient rehabilitation (SR) that included access to antidepressant medication and individually delivered CBT on demand. (ii) To determine whether those with elevated depressive mood during inpatient rehabilitation significantly improve. SETTING: SCI rehabilitation and community settings in New South Wales, Australia...
May 2, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459717/expression-of-mmp-8-in-pressure-injuries-in-spinal-cord-injury-patients-managed-by-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-or-conventional-wound-care-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mukesh Kumar Dwivedi, Amit Kumar Bhagat, Rajeshwar Nath Srivastava, Amita Jain, Kavita Baghel, Saloni Raj
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the level of matrix metalloproteinase-8 (MMP-8) and wound-healing outcome measures (length, width, and depth, exudate amount, and tissue type) in pressure injuries (PIs) of spinal cord-injured patients treated with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) using a novel negative pressure device versus PI treated with wet to moist gauze (conventional wound care). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: Forty-four spinal cord-injured patients with stage 3 and 4 sacral PI participated in the study...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458693/the-use-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-for-the-regeneration-of-musculoskeletal-and-neural-tissues
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REVIEW
Naosuke Kamei, Kivanc Atesok, Mitsuo Ochi
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) derived from bone marrow and blood can differentiate into endothelial cells and promote neovascularization. In addition, EPCs are a promising cell source for the repair of various types of vascularized tissues and have been used in animal experiments and clinical trials for tissue repair. In this review, we focused on the kinetics of endogenous EPCs during tissue repair and the application of EPCs or stem cell populations containing EPCs for tissue regeneration in musculoskeletal and neural tissues including the bone, skeletal muscle, ligaments, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452633/post-spinal-cord-injury-astrocyte-mediated-functional-recovery-in-rats-after-intraspinal-injection-of-the-recombinant-adenoviral-vectors-ad5-vegf-and-ad5-ang
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Tatyana Povysheva, Maksim Shmarov, Denis Logunov, Boris Naroditsky, Ilya Shulman, Sergey Ogurcov, Pavel Kolesnikov, Rustem Islamov, Yuri Chelyshev
OBJECTIVE The most actively explored therapeutic strategy for overcoming spinal cord injury (SCI) is the delivery of genes encoding molecules that stimulate regeneration. In a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and in preliminary clinical trials in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the combined administration of recombinant adenoviral vectors (Ad5-VEGF+Ad5-ANG) encoding the neurotrophic/angiogenic factors vascular endothelial growth factor ( VEGF) and angiogenin ( ANG) was found to slow the development of neurological deficits...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451808/neuropathic-pain-and-spinal-cord-injury-phenotypes-and-pharmacological-management
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REVIEW
Eva Widerström-Noga
Chronic neuropathic pain is a complicated condition after a spinal cord injury (SCI) that often has a lifelong and significant negative impact on life after the injury; therefore, improved pain management is considered a significant and unmet need. Neuropathic pain mechanisms are heterogeneous and the difficulty in determining their individual contribution to specific pain types may contribute to poor treatment outcomes in this population. Thus, identifying human neuropathic pain phenotypes based on pain symptoms, somatosensory changes, or cognitive and psychosocial factors that reflect specific spinal cord or brain mechanisms of neuropathic pain is an important goal...
June 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443786/characterization-of-volitional-electromyographic-signals-in-the-lower-extremity-after-motor-complete-spinal-cord-injury
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Elizabeth Heald, Ronald Hart, Kevin Kilgore, P Hunter Peckham
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated the presence of intact axons across a spinal cord lesion, even in those clinically diagnosed with complete spinal cord injury (SCI). These axons may allow volitional motor signals to be transmitted through the injury, even in the absence of visible muscle contraction. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the presence of volitional electromyographic (EMG) activity below the lesion in motor complete SCI and to characterize this activity to determine its value for potential use as a neuroprosthetic command source...
April 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436583/physical-activity-and-exercise-for-chronic-pain-in-adults-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
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REVIEW
Louise J Geneen, R Andrew Moore, Clare Clarke, Denis Martin, Lesley A Colvin, Blair H Smith
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting beyond normal tissue healing time, generally taken to be 12 weeks. It contributes to disability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, poor quality of life, and healthcare costs. Chronic pain has a weighted mean prevalence in adults of 20%.For many years, the treatment choice for chronic pain included recommendations for rest and inactivity. However, exercise may have specific benefits in reducing the severity of chronic pain, as well as more general benefits associated with improved overall physical and mental health, and physical functioning...
April 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414254/lifestyle-intervention-for-adults-with-spinal-cord-injury-results-of-the-usc-rlanrc-pressure-ulcer-prevention-study
#18
Mike Carlson, Cheryl Lp Vigen, Salah Rubayi, Erna Imperatore Blanche, Jeanine Blanchard, Michal Atkins, Barbara Bates-Jensen, Susan L Garber, Elizabeth A Pyatak, Jesus Diaz, Lucia I Florindez, Joel W Hay, Trudy Mallinson, Jennifer B Unger, Stanley Paul Azen, Michael Scott, Alison Cogan, Florence Clark
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Medically serious pressure injuries (MSPrIs), a common complication of spinal cord injury (SCI), have devastating consequences on health and well-being and are extremely expensive to treat. We aimed to test the efficacy of a lifestyle-based intervention designed to reduce incidence of MSPrIs in adults with SCI. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial (RCT), and a separate study wing involving a nonrandomized standard care control group. SETTING: Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, a large facility serving ethnically diverse, low income residents of Los Angeles County...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413945/body-machine-interface-enables-people-with-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-to-control-devices-with-available-body-movements-proof-of-concept
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Farnaz Abdollahi, Ali Farshchiansadegh, Camilla Pierella, Ismael Seáñez-González, Elias Thorp, Mei-Hua Lee, Rajiv Ranganathan, Jessica Pedersen, David Chen, Elliot Roth, Maura Casadio, Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi
This study tested the use of a customized body-machine interface (BoMI) for enhancing functional capabilities in persons with cervical spinal cord injury (cSCI). The interface allows people with cSCI to operate external devices by reorganizing their residual movements. This was a proof-of-concept phase 0 interventional nonrandomized clinical trial. Eight cSCI participants wore a custom-made garment with motion sensors placed on the shoulders. Signals derived from the sensors controlled a computer cursor. A standard algorithm extracted the combinations of sensor signals that best captured each participant's capacity for controlling a computer cursor...
May 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398967/current-trends-in-exercise-intervention-research-technology-and-behavioral-change-strategies-for-people-with-disabilities-a-scoping-review
#20
Byron Lai, Hui-Ju Young, C Scott Bickel, Robert W Motl, James H Rimmer
This review synthesized physical activity and exercise intervention literature for the past 10 yrs for people with physical and cognitive disabilities including intervention characteristics, behavior change strategies, and types of technologies used to improve targeted outcomes. Systematic searches yielded 132 eligible studies. The major disability groups were multiple sclerosis (41%), stroke (15%), and spinal cord injury (12%). Research designs primarily involved randomized controlled trials (61%) versus quasi-experimental designs (39%)...
April 8, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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