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  • 2017
  • The flipside of this is now that life expectancy has increased, cardiovascular disease is the second-most common cause of death for people with SCI - behind respiratory complications - according to a study published in the June 2017 International Spinal Cord Society . (newmobility.com)
  • lesions
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a common test for dogs with suspected intradural spinal cord lesions, however studies on diagnostic performance for this test are lacking. (avmi.net)
  • and (2) report interrater agreement for MRI classification of intradural spinal lesions. (avmi.net)
  • 97.6%) sensitivity for diagnosis of intradural spinal cord lesions but specificity varied before and after provision of clinical data (68.6% vs. 82.4%, P = 0.023). (avmi.net)
  • Neurology
  • Identifying the correct, specific diagnosis often can be challenging for physicians who do not see a high volume of patients with spinal cord impairment," says Nicholas Zalewski, M.D., a clinical fellow in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic and first author on the study. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The odds of a person with SCI developing cardiovascular disease are 2.72 times greater than in the general population, according to a study published in the August 2013 issue of Neurology that looked at a cross section of 60,000 individuals in the Canadian Health Care system. (newmobility.com)
  • 2016
  • Overall, the health care costs for the management of SCI/D veterans are substantial ($30,770 to $62,563 in 2016 USD per year) and, generally, greater than the costs of caring for patients with other chronic diseases. (wingsforlife.com)
  • Parkinson's
  • www.nanotechproject.org/114 "This type of work helps us to see beyond first generation, 'gee-whiz' nanotech applications like better tennis racquets or anti-static fabrics, and reach for an end to human suffering from Parkinson's, heart disease, and even cancer. (eurekalert.org)
  • scar tissue
  • The nanofibers - thousands of times thinner than a human hair - are the key to not only preventing the formation of harmful scar tissue which inhibits spinal cord healing, but to stimulating the body into regenerating lost or damaged cells. (eurekalert.org)
  • posterior
  • Pathological processes involving any of the BLOOD VESSELS feeding the SPINAL CORD, such as the anterior and paired posterior spinal arteries or their many branches. (rush.edu)
  • vertebrae
  • The cord is protected by the backbone, which is made up of 33 individual vertebrae. (michiganpva.org)
  • Recently, researchers from Duke University published a study revealing that treatment of the condition through cell therapies " may stop or reverse the pain and disability of degenerative disc disease , and the loss of material between vertebrae," according to MedicalXPress. (brainandspinalcord.org)
  • Alzheimer's
  • Eloise Mikkonen from the University of Tampere, Finland, is part of a collaborative project investigating a connection between herpes simplex virus and Alzheimer's disease. (biologists.org)
  • diabetes
  • Risk factors for CVD and PAD include a family history of heart disease, diabetes, lack of exercise, high blood pressure, and being overweight - especially fat around the mid section. (newmobility.com)
  • cause
  • Processes that compress the spinal cord cause ataxia, a sensory level issue on the trunk, then bilateral motor weakness below the level of the lesion and bladder involvement. (neurodiffdx.com)
  • diagnose
  • Our review draws attention to the critical need to properly diagnose spinal cord disease to initiate appropriate therapy early on and avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments," says B. Mark Keegan, M.D., Mayo Clinic neurologist and senior author. (medicalxpress.com)
  • It is not able to provide personal medical advice, nor is it designed to diagnose disease. (cannabestmedical.com)