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  • people with spinal cord i
  • People with spinal cord injuries are two to five times more likely to die prematurely, with worse survival rates in low- and middle-income countries, stated the 'International perspectives on spinal cord injuries' report which summarizes the best available evidence on the causes, prevention, care and lived experience of people with spinal cord injury. (tradearabia.com)
  • Most people with spinal cord injury experience chronic pain, and an estimated 20-30 per cent show clinically significant signs of depression. (tradearabia.com)
  • People with spinal cord injury also risk developing secondary conditions that can be debilitating and even life-threatening, such as deep vein thrombosis, urinary tract infections, pressure ulcers and respiratory complications. (tradearabia.com)
  • Many of the consequences associated with spinal cord injury do not result from the condition itself, but from inadequate medical care and rehabilitation services, and from barriers in the physical, social and policy environments that exclude people with spinal cord injury from participation in their communities, it added. (tradearabia.com)
  • Respiratory complications, primarily as a result of pneumonia , are a leading cause of death in people with spinal cord injury. (rxlist.com)
  • Rehabilitation
  • At the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, our team of spinal cord injury and disease experts helps patients regain their independence . (upmc.com)
  • The UPMC Rehabilitation Institute is one of only 14 programs in the United States designated as a spinal cord injury model system. (upmc.com)
  • As one of the country's leading rehabilitation programs, spinal cord injury patients at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute have access to state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive services to help assist with recovery . (upmc.com)
  • The UPMC Rehabilitation Institute also is home to the region's only spinal cord injury fellowship program, where our fellowship-trained physicians are preparing the next generation of spinal cord injury experts from around the country. (upmc.com)
  • Call 1-877-AT-REHAB (28-73422) to learn more about our spinal cord injury rehabilitation program or to refer a patient. (upmc.com)
  • ABSTRACT: Effective rehabilitation and modern reproductive technology may increase the number of women considering pregnancy who have spinal cord injuries (SCIs). (acog.org)
  • The first author of the study, carried out in collaboration with the SPINAL laboratory at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IMFR) of the Gervasutta Hospital in Udine (where the experimental data were collected) and the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, is Francesco Dose, a young PhD student at SISSA. (eurekalert.org)
  • mobility
  • The 17 Series Wheelchair Accessible Mobile Lab Station is a portable, accessible science work station designed for use by individuals with lower extremity and mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury and others who use wheelchairs. (abledata.com)
  • The 32-Foot Wheelchair Accessible Restroom Trailer is a portable accessible restroom designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. (abledata.com)
  • The goal of rehab is to maintain as much mobility and activity as possible and prevent further injuries. (aapmr.org)
  • Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan relies on the support and generosity from organizations and numerous volunteers who share an interest in supporting those with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities which limit mobility. (canadahelps.org)
  • 1999
  • Online] http://www.noah.cuny.edu/neuro/spinal.html (accessed on October 31, 1999). (faqs.org)
  • TREATMENTS
  • Much of the controversy in the treatment of these injuries stems from insufficient knowledge about the pathophysiology of the disease as well as the timing of certain treatments such as surgery. (springer.com)
  • Because we are a nationally designated center of excellence in spinal cord care , we are a test site for the latest treatments . (upmc.com)
  • epidural
  • Women with SCIs may give birth vaginally, but when cesarean delivery is indicated, adequate anesthesia (spinal or epidural if possible) is needed. (acog.org)
  • ReNetX's treatment would be delivered as an injection into the spinal column, similar to an epidural. (courant.com)
  • diagnosis
  • The diagnosis of such injuries relies upon radiological studies including x-rays, CAT scans and sometime magnetic resonance imaging studies (MRI) to visualize the damage. (spine.org)
  • We discuss the diagnosis and management of these injuries as well as novel therapies on the horizon. (springer.com)
  • recognition
  • It is our opinion that early recognition of spinal cord injury and careful management in an intensive care setting can prevent many of the medical complications that are the major source of morbidity and mortality in these patients. (springer.com)
  • bladder
  • People who survive a spinal cord injury will most likely have medical complications such as chronic pain and bladder and bowel dysfunction, along with an increased susceptibility to respiratory and heart problems. (rxlist.com)
  • reflexes
  • A careful evaluation of the injury and testing of sensory reflexes may be sufficient for a physician to rule out a spinal cord injury, but if the patient seems weak, confused or complains of neck pain, for example, the following emergency tests may be arranged. (news-medical.net)
  • This condition is attributed to a loss of hypothalamic control of sympathetic spinal reflexes and occurs in patients with viable spinal cord segments distal to the level of injury. (acog.org)
  • potentially
  • Finally, regulation of handguns and assault weapons, which have resulted in intentional and accidental injuries, can potentially reduce the number of injuries. (spine.org)
  • Injury to the spinal cord is a serious and potentially debilitating event that occurs in around 5 per 100,000 people in the Western world, mostly as a result of road traffic accidents. (news-medical.net)
  • Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes created a special type of neuron from human stem cells that could potentially repair spinal cord injuries. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Treatment
  • Improvements in the treatment of the chronic stages of the disease include the surgical management of syringomyelia, late post-traumatic deformity, and pain control has also been achieved.Increased survival for patients with spinal cord injury has focused the health care industry to develop strategies to enhance the quality of life via improvements, which range from lighter wheel chairs to development of fertility programs for the spinal cord injured patient. (spine.org)
  • Despite the advent of novel medical therapies for the treatment of these injuries, many patients with spinal cord injury remain severely incapacitated and dependent on their families and/or specialized nursing care. (springer.com)
  • The research also showed that without the micelles treatment about 18 percent of axons recover in a segment of damaged spinal cord tested in a "double sucrose gap recording chamber. (redorbit.com)
  • The mainstay of treatment in patients with SCIWORA is nonoperative management including steroid therapy, immobilization, and avoidance of activities that may increase the risk of exacerbation or recurrent injury. (hindawi.com)
  • Adults
  • Preventive programs, which encourage children and young adults to modify risky behaviors, have the greatest prospect of reducing the incidence of spinal cord injuries. (spine.org)
  • Adults with spinal cord injury face similar barriers to socio-economic participation, with a global unemployment rate of more than 60per cent. (tradearabia.com)
  • However, SCIWORA can also be seen in adults and, in rare cases, the thoracolumbar spinal cord can be affected too. (hindawi.com)
  • The incidences have been reported between 13 to 19% and 10 to 12% of spinal injuries in children and adults, respectively [ 6 - 9 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • neck
  • If you have injured the spinal cord in your neck, you will have injured one of your cervical nerves (1-8). (spinal.co.uk)
  • Autonomic dysreflexia is a life-threatening reflex action that primarily affects those with injuries to the neck or upper back. (rxlist.com)
  • magnetic
  • Patients with spinal cord injuries could benefit from early magnetic resonance imaging, according to the findings of a new study. (medindia.net)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become a valuable diagnostic tool in patients with SCIWORA because of its superior ability to identify soft tissue lesions such as cord edema, hematomas and transections, and discoligamentous injuries that may not be visualized in plain radiographs and CT. (hindawi.com)
  • UCSF
  • Working in collaboration with Linda Noble, PhD, at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the scientists transplanted the V2a interneurons into the spinal cords of healthy mice. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • A few years ago, Noble and her UCSF colleague Zena Werb , PhD, showed how blocking the action of one protein found in the spinal cord of mammals can help mice recover from spinal cord injuries. (ucsf.edu)
  • fertility
  • Even though sex and fertility can be affected, both spinal cord injured men and women can go on to have satisfying sex lives and many may become parents. (spinal.co.uk)
  • surgery
  • Surgery is usually performed by a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon who has a special interest in spinal surgery. (spine.org)
  • suffer
  • Now the Texas team will test how it works in previously injured short-legged, long torso breeds of dog like dachshunds, beagles and corgis, who often suffer injuries when a disk in their back spontaneously ruptures, damaging the underlying spinal cord. (ucsf.edu)