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  • acute
  • After acute cord damage, initial flaccidity may be followed by long-term flaccidity or spasticity, or bladder function may improve after days, weeks or months. (patient.info)
  • Its multifactorial mechanisms of action, including lowering metabolic rate and reducing acute inflammatory cellular processes, ultimately provide protection for central nervous tissue from continuing injury following ischaemic or traumatic insult. (bmj.com)
  • Its clinical application within acute traumatic spinal cord injury would therefore seem very plausible, it having the potential to combat the pathophysiological secondary injury processes that can develop in the proceeding hours to days following the initial injury. (bmj.com)
  • Rehabilitation
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • In many cases, spinal cord injuries require substantial, long-term physical and occupational therapy in rehabilitation, especially if they interfere with activities of daily living. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is no cure for SCI, and current treatments are mostly focused on spinal cord injury rehabilitation and management of the secondary effects of the condition. (wikipedia.org)
  • The rehabilitation process following a spinal cord injury typically begins in the acute care setting. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries and to providing financial support of selected research, rehabilitation and education programs. (dmoztools.net)
  • New York Times article about actor Christopher Reeve's progress toward rehabilitation and the larger story of evidence that intense physical exercise can help restore the brain and spinal cord after serious injury. (dmoztools.net)
  • 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)
  • Disability
  • Spinal cord injury is a medically complex and life-disrupting condition," noted Dr Etienne Krug, the director of the Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, WHO. (tradearabia.com)
  • SCI causes difficulties in romantic partnerships, due to problems with sexual function and to other stresses introduced by the injury and disability, but many of those with SCI have fulfilling relationships and marriages. (wikipedia.org)
  • A British policemen describes his spinal cord injury disability and dealings with the Greater Manchester Police. (dmoztools.net)
  • In order to be considered eligible for entry into AW2, Soldiers must suffer from wounds, illnesses, or injuries incurred in the line of duty after September 10, 2001 AND receive or expect to receive at least a 30% rating from the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) for one of the conditions listed below: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (wikipedia.org)
  • tissue
  • The damage can also be divided into primary and secondary injury: the cell death that occurs immediately in the original injury, and biochemical cascades that are initiated by the original insult and cause further tissue damage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Epidural cooling saddles, surgically placed over acutely traumatized spinal cord tissue, have been used to evaluate potentially beneficial effects of localized hypothermia, with and without concomitant glucocorticoids. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because of their plasticity and potentially unlimited capacity for self-renewal, embryonic stem cell therapies have been proposed for regenerative medicine and tissue replacement after injury or disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • instability
  • SCI in adults could be due to instability of vertebral ligaments or a herniation of a disk or a hematoma around the spinal cord that presses on it-none of which would show up on X-rays. (wikipedia.org)
  • physical
  • Safety Issues: Safety issues need to be watched are: occurrence of known and unknown undesirable incidences, moving up injury levels, loss of previously preserved neurological functions, vital physical signs, and worsening of EKG and lab results. (centerwatch.com)
  • Dedicated to the improvement of the physical quality of life for persons with a spinal cord injury through targeted scientific and medical research. (dmoztools.net)
  • patients
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCI) remains a devastating condition for both patients and their families. (spine.org)
  • Males account for roughly 75% of patients treated with spinal cord injuries. (spine.org)
  • 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)
  • however, when patients present with complete injuries, the chance of regaining ambulatory function remains slim. (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)
  • 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)
  • Research by University of Iowa professor, Richard Shields, Ph.D. can provide a ray of hope for a cure for patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). (medindia.net)
  • Patients with spinal cord injuries could benefit from early magnetic resonance imaging, according to the findings of a new study. (medindia.net)
  • For the study researchers evaluated the records of 22 patients who were admitted to the hospital with spinal cord injury and who were assessed with both MRI and computed tomography at admission and at a follow-up examination about 10 months later. (medindia.net)
  • Many are set to use the publication as a way of delivering support to new patients and NHS spinal injury units have already purchased the book. (lboro.ac.uk)
  • The coordinated treatment team works exclusively with spinal cord injury patients , and their families, at our dedicated, 20-bed spinal cord injury unit at UPMC Mercy . (upmc.com)
  • Written for physiotherapists, site enables users to find exercises appropriate for patients with different neurological disabilities including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis. (dmoztools.net)
  • Dedicated to being the leading institute for the education and comprehensive treatment of patients with complex spinal disorders. (dmoztools.net)
  • The incidence of neurogenic shock in patients with isolated spinal cord injury in the emergency department. (wikipedia.org)
  • Loss of upper-limb function in patients with following a spinal cord injury is a major barrier to regain autonomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • disabilities
  • 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 3G Arrow Rear Wheel Drive Power Wheelchair with TrueTrack is a powered wheelchair designed for use by individuals with mobility, neurological, or lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. (abledata.com)
  • The 3rd Grip Pole Holster is a fishing rod holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or spinal cord injury. (abledata.com)
  • The 3rd Hand Small Electronics Mount is an extension arm for wheelchair accessories designed for use by individuals with mobility or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. (abledata.com)
  • The 'International perspectives on spinal cord injuries' report developed in association with the International Spinal Cord Society and Swiss Paraplegic Research, will be launched tomorrow (December 3) to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. (tradearabia.com)
  • 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)
  • sensation
  • When the spinal cord is damaged, the communication between our brain and the rest of our body is disrupted, resulting in a loss of movement and sensation from below the level of injury. (spinal.co.uk)
  • The higher up you damage the spinal cord, the more movement and sensation will be lost. (spinal.co.uk)
  • It is important to be aware that the loss of movement and sensation will vary from person to person, even with those who have damaged their spinal cord in the same place. (spinal.co.uk)
  • If both sides of your body are affected and there is no muscle function or voluntary movement or sensation from the injury level and below, then your injury is complete. (spinal.co.uk)
  • However, it may take approximately two years for you to reach your full potential with regard to movement and/or sensation following your injury. (spinal.co.uk)
  • Symptoms may include loss of muscle function, sensation, or autonomic function in the parts of the body served by the spinal cord below the level of the injury. (scirp.org)
  • These changes translate into loss of muscle function, sensation, or autonomic function in parts of the body served by the spinal cord below the level of the lesion. (wikipedia.org)
  • A person's level of injury is defined as the lowest level of full sensation and function. (wikipedia.org)
  • The nerves in this area are connected to the very lowest region of the spinal cord, and retaining sensation and function in these parts of the body indicates that the spinal cord is only partially damaged. (wikipedia.org)
  • People with SCI need to take measures during sexual activity to deal with SCI effects such as weakness and movement limitations, and to avoid injuries such as skin damage in areas of reduced sensation. (wikipedia.org)
  • pathways
  • Our goal is to rewire the impaired circuitry by replacing damaged interneurons to create new pathways for signal transmission around the site of the injury. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Neurogenic shock is a distributive type of shock resulting in low blood pressure, occasionally with a slowed heart rate, that is attributed to the disruption of the autonomic pathways within the spinal cord. (wikipedia.org)
  • trials
  • A listing of Spinal Cord Injuries medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. (centerwatch.com)
  • How soon after injury to perform decompressive surgery is a controversial topic, and it has been difficult to prove that earlier surgery provides better outcomes in human trials. (wikipedia.org)
  • radiological
  • The acronym SCIWORA was coined by Pang and Wilderer in 1982 This first description on spinal cord injuries with clinics-radiological mismatch was followed by a large number of case reports and case series.Later, a similar condition was reported in adults. (wikipedia.org)
  • Boese CK, Nerlich M, Klein SM, Wirries A, Ruchholtz S, Lechler P.: Early magnetic resonance imaging in spinal cord injury without radiological abnormality in adults: A retrospective study. (wikipedia.org)
  • brain
  • The work has been funded by a Showalter Trust grant from Purdue and a grant from the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund, and is partially supported by the state of Indiana and an R01 grant from National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. (redorbit.com)
  • As a result, the communication between the brain and the parts of the body below the site of injury are disrupted. (upmc.com)
  • V2a interneurons relay signals from the brain to the spinal cord, where they ultimately connect with motor neurons that project out to the arms and legs. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Home page for the federally-funded spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury model system projects. (dmoztools.net)