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Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Types and Treatment News Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Spinal Cord Injury category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Types and Treatment News Publications

2018-06-05 : Experimental Drug Restores Some Bladder Function After SCI : LM11A-31 appears to help by blocking dual activity of pro-nerve growth factor (proNGF) and a receptor called p75.

2018-04-26 : Non-Invasive Spinal Stimulation Enables Paralyzed People to Regain Use of Hands : People with severe spinal cord injuries (SCI) regain use of hands and fingers after undergoing nonsurgical, noninvasive spinal stimulation procedure.

2018-03-30 : First Implantation with Swedge Pedicle Screw System - Spinal Resources, Inc : First successful clinical implantation of its one-of-a-kind Swedge Pedicle Screw System for surgical repair and reconstruction of debilitating spinal conditions.

2018-03-18 : Exploring Upper Limb Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury : A five-year grant from National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research funds multi-site study of intermittent hypoxia in spinal cord injury.

2018-03-10 : Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Can Be Predicted : International team of researchers has for the first time investigated extent and progression of microstructural changes over first two years after spinal cord injury.

2018-03-09 : Bowel Care Top Concern for People with Spinal Cord Injury : Study reveals most pressing concerns for individuals with SCI showed that bowel care, followed by sexual function, bladder function and pain were key concerns.

2018-03-02 : Human Neural Stem Cell Grafts Used to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries in Monkeys : Neuroscientists and surgeons successfully grafted human neural progenitor cells into rhesus monkeys with spinal cord injuries representing major step toward future human clinical trials.

2018-02-22 : How the Human Brain Can Tell Our Arms and Legs Apart : Researchers are now able to decode the distinctions that lead to specialization in motor control for the two sets of human limbs.

2018-02-19 : Electrical Epidural Stimulation Implant Reduces Invisible Symptoms of SCI : Experimental treatment that sends electrical currents through the spinal cord has improved debilitating side effects for man with spinal cord injury.

2018-01-18 : Genes That Repair the Spinal Cord in Fish Are Also Present in Humans : Many of the genes that repair an injured spinal cord in a fish called the lamprey are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in mammals.

2018-01-09 : Majority of Patients with Unknown Spinal Cord Disease Later Given Specific Diagnosis : Mayo Clinic study reveals most patients with suspected spinal cord inflammation of unknown cause have an alternative, specific diagnosis.

2017-12-08 : When the Spinal Cord Takes Charge of Information Related to Movement : Researchers solve mystery about how the spinal cord knows when to pay attention to certain pieces of information, and when to ignore it as distracting.

2017-12-01 : Human Spine and Spinal Cord Picture C1 - S5 Vertebra : Information and pictures of the spine and spinal cord showing C1 to S5 vertebra and which vertebra effect various body functions.

2017-11-25 : What is Quadriplegia and Paraplegia? : Definition of Quadriplegia and Paraplegia including interesting spinal cord injury (SCI) statistics.

2017-11-19 : Rebuilding Spinal Cords with Energetic Polymer Scaffold : A scaffold made of energetic polymer to coax nerve cells to extend axons over the damaged section of the spine may be a solution for SCI.

2017-10-26 : Individual with Complete SCI Regains Voluntary Motor Function : Individual with complete spinal cord injury regains voluntary motor function - Extended activity-based training with epidural stimulation resulted in ability to stand and move without stimulation.

2017-09-05 : Nanoparticles Injected After Spinal Cord Injury Limit Damage, Inflammation and Scarring : The treatment could potentially limit secondary damage to the spinal cord in humans after an SCI.

2017-07-26 : Working Around Spinal Injuries - Spinal Cord Functional Recovery : Study shows that changes in the brain after spinal cord injury are necessary to restore at least some function to lower limbs.

2017-03-15 : Location of Spinal Correction Influences Risk of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis (PJK) Development : New study reports PJK risk following lumbar spinal fusion depends on level of the spine fused. Researchers found fusing the lower portion of lumbar spine resulted in decreased risk of PJK.

2017-02-16 : Health Problems Besides Paralysis Faced By Spinal Cord Injury Patients : Report reveals SCI patients also at risk for cardiovascular disease; pneumonia; blood clots; bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction; constipation; gastrointestinal problems; pressure ulcers; and chronic pain.

2016-12-13 : Experimental Stimulator Treatment Improves Grip, Finger Motion in Quadriplegics : Implanted spinal stimulator shows promise in returning hand strength and movement to man who broke his neck in a dirt-biking accident.

2016-11-23 : New Hope For Paralysis Patients - Precise Nerve Stimulation Via Electrode Implants : Patients with spinal cord injuries could regain use of paralyzed arms and legs controlled via a tiny array of implanted electrodes.

2016-11-01 : NASA Study: Space Effect on Astronauts Spines : Study reveals astronauts who spend a lot of time in space develop atrophy of the muscles supporting the spine.

2016-04-21 : Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Questions & Answers : Dr. Fabien Bitan provides tips and explains common points about minimally invasive spine surgery, an increasingly popular surgical option for back pain.

2016-04-13 : Brother of Shark Tank Star Barbara Corcoran Walks Again After Spine Surgery : John Corcoran, brother of Barbara Corcoran, became paralyzed after a horrific motorcycle accident last fall and is now getting back to life as he always knew it.

2016-04-01 : Aging Diminishes Spinal Cord Regeneration After Injury : Understanding how aging impacts recovery and repair after a spinal cord injury (SCI).

2016-03-09 : Spinal Neural Circuits - Therapy & Nerve Functions : Motor skill rehabilitation may be more effective if therapy routines reflect which type of neural circuit controls the physical movement.

2015-08-04 : Endoscopic Spine Surgery Safe and Effective : Investigators find endoscopic spine surgery to be safe and effective at the 23rd annual meeting of the Spine Intervention Society.

2015-07-30 : Non-invasive Spinal Cord Stimulation - Paralyzed Move Legs : Transcutaneous stimulation delivers electrical current to the spinal cord by way of electrodes placed on the skin of the lower back.

2015-03-05 : Advancing Groundbreaking Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury : Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Unite to advance groundbreaking therapy for SCI.

2015-02-05 : Protective Immune Response to Spinal Cord Injuries : Interleukin-33 is released upon injury and activates cells called glia, beginning protective response and promoting recovery.

2014-12-18 : Trigger Mechanism for Recovery After SCI Revealed : Study suggests activation of muscle spindles essential to promote recovery process of damaged neuronal networks after spinal cord injury.

2014-12-10 : First Implant of Patient-Specific Rod for Spinal Deformities in U.S. : Osteosynthesis rod designed and manufactured pre-operatively to realign the spine which had been deformed from scoliosis.

2014-12-03 : Is a Brace Necessary for Spinal Fractures : Patients with spinal compression fractures who wore no brace fared as well as patients instructed to wear a brace for treatment.

2014-11-28 : BioAccel Launches Nationwide Collaboration to Bring Life-Altering Technology to Paralyzed Patients : BioAccel life-altering mission to restore health and independence to the lives of people with spinal cord injuries.

2014-11-18 : Procedure Offers Hope for SCI Patients to Breathe on Their Own : Possibility that respiratory paralysis can be reversed at long intervals after spinal cord injury.

2014-10-18 : Spinal Cord Injury: Bladder Function and Infections : Study addresses critical health problem for those who are paralyzed by improving bladder function among people with spinal cord injuries.

2014-10-10 : First Patient Treated In Neuralstem Spinal Cord Injury Stem Cell Trial : Neuralstem, Inc. announce first patient was treated in trial testing NSI-566 human neural stem cells for treatment of chronic spinal cord injury (cSCI).

2014-09-05 : Research on Severe Spinal Cord Injuries : Researchers discover cause of involuntary muscle contractions in severe spinal cord injuries and results may pave the way for new treatment methods.

2014-07-15 : Idiopathic Coliosis (AIS) - Pediatric Spinal Deformity Information : Information regarding AIS a common form of pediatric spinal deformity affecting 3% of children in the world.

2014-05-01 : Spinal Cord Neurons that Control Limb Movement Identified : Researchers have identified two types of neurons that enable the spinal cord to control skilled forelimb movement.

2014-04-08 : Patients with Paraplegia Regain Movement with Spinal Stimulation : People with paraplegia able to voluntarily move paralyzed muscles as result of therapy involving electrical stimulation of spinal cord.

2014-04-01 : New Hope for Repairing Nerves After Spinal Cord Injury : New discovery suggests it could one day be possible to chemically reprogram and repair damaged nerves after spinal cord injury or brain trauma.

2014-03-28 : Osteoporotic Spine Fractures - New Implant Shows Promise : Patients with spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis or weakened bones can now reduce pain, restore function and improve quality of life with new type of vertebral augmentation.

2014-02-21 : Syringomyelia Syrinx: A Spinal Cord Disorder : Information regarding the spinal cord disorder Syringomyelia, a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord.

2014-02-09 : Replacing Ventilators with Diaphragm Pacing in Spinal Cord Injury Patients : Study shows diaphragm pacing in SCI is successful when weaning patients from ventilators and bridging patients to independent respiration.

2014-01-28 : Number of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries on the Rise According to Johns Hopkins Study : Researchers find the number of serious traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCI) is on the rise in the U.S. and the leading cause is now from falls.

2013-12-27 : Axon Regeneration After Schwann Cell Graft to Injured Spinal Cord : Study for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis finds transplanting self-donated Schwann cells that are elongated aids hind limb functional recovery in rats modeled with spinal cord injury.

2013-08-24 : Biphasic Electrical Stimulation for SCI Patients : Article examines findings that Biphasic Electrical stimulation (BES) may be used as a strategy for preventing cell apoptosis in stem cell based transplantation therapy in injured spinal cords.

2013-05-13 : Reversing Paralysis with Restorative Gel : Functionality of torn or damaged nerve could be restored with biodegradable implant and Guiding Regeneration Gel that increases nerve growth and healing.

2013-04-11 : Restoring Paretic Hand Function via Artificial Neural Connection : Study demonstrates artificial neural connections can compensate for interrupted descending pathways and promote volitional control of upper limb movement after damage of neural pathways by SCI or stroke.

2013-03-10 : Reflex Control Could Improve Walking after Incomplete Spinal Injuries : When the brain makes a decision to move it sends signals that travel through the spinal cord to the appropriate muscles.

2013-03-04 : Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling Promotes SCI Recovery : Study finds long term lower extremity functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycling associated with substantial improvements in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI).

2013-02-19 : Degenerative Cervical Spine Disease May Not Progress Over Time : For many patients with unstable cervical degenerative spondylolisthesis observation may be a better choice than surgery according new research.

2013-02-08 : Spinal Cord Injury: Findings from BCI Study in PLoS One : Researchers describe how an electrode array on top the brain enabled a paralyzed man to control movement of a character on computer screen in 3 dimensions with thoughts.

2012-11-30 : Non-invasive Stimulation after Spinal Cord Injury : Using noninvasive stimulation improved ability of people with spinal cord injuries to use their hands showing promise for treating partially paralyzed due to SCI.

2012-07-07 : Spinal Cord Repair in Zebrafish Study : Study on mechanisms of spinal cord repair in zebrafish which can regenerate their spinal cord following injury.

2012-06-27 : Healing the Spinal Cord : UCLA study shows diet enriched with omega-3 fatty acid and Curcumin may preserve walking ability with spinal-cord injury.

2012-05-16 : Cervical Spine Fracture - Similar Outcome for Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Treatment : For older adults with C2 fractures of the upper cervical spine surgery and nonsurgical treatment provide similar short and long term outcomes.

2012-03-14 : New Therapeutic Approach for Spinal Cord Injuries : Research suggests a possible new avenue to counteract the degeneration of the spinal cord in human SCI.

2011-12-29 : Revised International Standards for Classification of Spinal Cord Injury : New standards that guide consistent classification of spinal cord injuries in care and research.

2011-09-15 : Spinal X-rays Found to be Safe : X-rays of blood vessels near the spinal cord often feared for possible complications of stroke and kidney damage found to be safe and effective.

2011-08-25 : Life-Enhancing Resources for People with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders : NSCIA has launched its New Beginning initiative to provide tools and resources for individuals with new spinal cord injuries and disorders.

2011-05-20 : Paraplegic Man Stands and Moves His legs Voluntarily : Unprecedented results were achieved through continual direct epidural electrical stimulation of the subjects lower spinal cord.

2011-05-04 : Hope in New Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries : Chemically synthesized siRNA molecule decreases production of the RhoA protein when administered to the spine and allows regeneration of nerve cells.

2011-03-29 : National Spinal Cord Injury Association and United Spinal Association to Merge : United Spinal Association and National Spinal Cord Injury Association will merge to better serve people with spinal cord injuries and disorders.

2011-02-21 : Spinal Injury Information and Claims Advice : Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function such as mobility or feeling.

2011-02-11 : Sugar Residues in Spinal Cord Regulate Growth and Survival of Nerve Cells : Certain sugar residues in the spinal cord regulate the growth and survival of nerve cells which control the movement of muscles.

2011-02-03 : Life After Spinal Cord Injury and UroMed Catheters Bert Burns - Enabled Online : Enabled Online has featured Bert Burns in an article about overcoming a spinal cord injury.

2011-01-28 : Regeneration of Spinal Cord Injuries with Cancer Drug : After a spinal cord injury factors impede the regeneration of nerve cells including destabilization of the cytoskeleton and development of scar tissue.

2011-01-19 : Regenerative Benefit of MultiStem After Spinal Cord Injury : Data supporting the potential therapeutic benefit of Athersys MultiStem program for spinal cord injury.

2010-12-22 : Photons vs. Protons for Treatment of Spinal Cord Gliomas : Long-term outcomes of spinal-cord tumor patients treated by radiotherapy for Gliomas which represent most spinal cord tumors.

2010-11-29 : AAOS Fails to Consider Evidence in Favor of Vertebroplasty : Whether vertebroplasty had additional value compared with optimum pain treatment in a well-defined group of patients with acute vertebral compression fractures.

2010-11-22 : New Spinal Implant Will Help People with Paraplegia to Exercise Paralyzed Limbs : New type of microchip muscle stimulator implant that will enable people with paraplegia to exercise their paralyzed leg muscles.

2010-11-14 : Natural Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury : While regeneration after severe brain and spinal cord injury is limited milder SCI are often followed by good functional recovery.

2010-10-12 : Many Spinal Fractures Under-diagnosed and Under-treated : Spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis are often dismissed as back pain or arthritis and do not come to clinical attention.

2010-09-26 : What is Quadriplegia: Quadriplegic Facts and Definition : Facts and definition regarding Quadriplegia a four limb paralysis also known as Tetraplegia Persons having Quadriplegia are referred to as quadriplegics.

2010-09-09 : Single Gene Regulates Motor Neurons in Spinal Cord : Single type of gene acts as a master organizer of motor neurons in spinal cord finding could help scientists develop new treatments for Lou Gehrigs disease or spinal cord injury.

2010-08-19 : Human Neural Stem Cells Restore Motor Function in Mice with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury : UCI study is first to show reversal of long-term hind-limb paralysis.

2010-08-17 : Department of Defense Gives $5.4 Million to Spinal Cord Injury Research : US DoD $5.4 million grant to support expansion of translational research to find treatments for military men and women with spinal cord injuries.

2010-08-08 : Breakthrough as Nerve Connections Regenerated After Spinal Cord Injury : Regeneration of nerve connections that control voluntary movement after spinal cord injury - potential for paralysis and motor function impairments.

2010-07-12 : New Discovery in Nerve Regrowth : U of C scientists find new method to help nerves grow after trauma or injury.

2010-07-07 : Disability Benefits Crucial to Surviving With Spinal Cord Injury : Because spinal cord injury is such a catastrophic event people are suddenly faced with all sorts of changes.

2010-05-30 : Promising Spinal-cord Injury Treatment : University of Alberta's Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine discovery offers promising research for spinal-cord injury treatments (SCI).

2010-05-06 : CT Scan Eliminates Need for X-rays to Detect Spinal Fractures : CT technique eliminates the need for X-rays in trauma patients with possible spinal fractures.

2010-04-26 : Folic Acid May Help Heal Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries : Understanding how folic acid might help heal brain and spinal cord injuries.

2010-04-19 : First Evidence that Chitosan Could Repair Spinal Damage : Could chitosan restore the spinal cords ability to transmit electrical signals to the brain through a damaged region.

2010-04-01 : Next Decade Offers Promise for Spinal Cord Injury Treatment : New developments in the management of spinal cord injuries (SCI) are on the horizon.

2010-03-03 : Spinal Cord Injuries and Destructive Inflammations : CD95L might be a treatment for inflammatory diseases such as autoimmune disorders rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis.

2009-12-28 : Step Closer to Spinal Cord Defects Closure : Johns Hopkins neuroscientists discovery key to spinal cord defects.

2009-11-28 : New Device Helps Paralyzed Patients Breathe Easier : Device designed to improve breathing in patients with upper spinal-cord injuries to keep them from breathing independently.

2009-11-05 : Prevent Spinal Cord Damage with Vitamin B3 Precursor : Substances naturally produced by the human body may one day help prevent paralysis following a spinal cord injury.

2009-10-28 : Combinatorial Therapy Elicits Spinal Cord Regeneration : Research finds that adult neurons can still regenerate as long as 15 months after a spinal cord injury.

2009-09-22 : Spinal Cord Injury Immune Response May Worsen Damage : Antibodies may promote healing and reduce the long term effects of spinal cord injury.

2009-09-22 : New Drug Targets for Spinal Cord Injury : Currently there are no treatments to reverse damage to the spinal cord only approaches to prevent further damage.

2009-09-17 : Natural Hydrogel Helps Heal Spinal Cord Injuries : Injecting biomaterial gel into a spinal cord injury site provides significantly improved healing.

2009-07-27 : Food Dye may Help Treat Spinal Cord Injury : Common food dye may offer promise for preventing secondary damage that immediately follows a traumatic injury to the spinal cord.

2009-04-06 : Researchers Regenerate Axons Necessary for Voluntary Movement : Regeneration of a critical type of nerve fiber that travels between the brain and the spinal cord.

2009-03-31 : Shutting Down Inflammation Reverses Damage from Spinal Cord Injury : Researchers have been able to speed recovery and substantially reduce damage resulting from spinal cord injury in preclinical studies.

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