Spinal Cord Injury
Human neural stem cell grafts in rhesus monkeys improve motor function after spinal cord injury [PreClinical]April 20, 2018
Following cervical spinal cord injury, rhesus monkeys were grafted with human neural progenitor cells.
MRI had lower health benefit and higher cost compared with no follow-up after normal CT findings.
Use of the stimulation resolved the patient's orthostatic hypotension, which is prevalent and quite debilitating among individuals with spinal cord injury.
Patients who underwent C7 nerve transfer and rehabilitation experienced better functional improvement than those who underwent rehabilitation alone.
Virtual reality and multisensory stimulation could play a role in rehabilitation for patients with spinal cord injury.
The update focused on diagnosis of neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury, stroke, or multiple sclerosis.
The recommendations promote the use of hot compresses and physical therapy as first-line treatment of low back pain.
A specially designed shirt produced tiny vibrations on their arms every time the avatar moved, providing tactile feedback of each step taken.
Pain relief was linked to significant improvements in sleep, among other factors.
The AAPM&R and the AANS are coming together to track outcomes.
At 4 and 8 weeks after injection, 55% and 45%, respectively, reported pain relief of 20% or greater.
Investigators found that the intensity of neuropathic pain in those with SCI was negatively correlated with motor cortical remapping.
D-dimer level at 2 weeks after injury accurately predicts deep vein thrombosis formation.
The system bypasses the injured spinal cord, passing the signal from the brain through a computer before sending it to electrodes in the legs.
The prosthetic is connected to electrodes placed on the sensory and motor cortexes in the brain.
Higher doses of anticholinergics was associated with a longer hospital stay in patients with brain injuries.
This is the first study to show positive effects from spinal stimulation via electrodes placed on the skin.
Use of atraumatic S-type versus traumatic Q-type needles showed lower incidence of PDPH.
Two chips are implanted in the posterior parietal cortex (PPC), which controls the intention to move.
The device relieves pain without the tingling sensation that often accompanies other existing pain-relief methods.
The robotic device allows for bilateral rehab that mimics and adjusts to natural human motions.
Patient, surgical, and institutional factors influence surgical management and mortality in central cord syndrome.
The oral therapy may be commercially available as a dietary supplement as early as 2016.
Since being instated in 1998, there has been a near 30% drop in NTD occurrences.
A new spinal implant that mimics the dura mater restored movement in paralyzed rats without damaging tissue.
A new drug tested in a rat model of spinal cord injury showed improved movement and bladder function.
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