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

Summary: Our library below features 104 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Publications

New Discovery Could Lead to Improvements for Spinal Cord Injuries
New research offers important insights into how the immune system responds to spinal cord injuries, and why that response becomes blunted with the passing years.
Publish Date: 2023/06/02

AZD1236 Investigational Drug Fosters Nerve Repair After Spinal Injury
Researchers show that a brain-penetrating candidate drug can foster regeneration of damaged nerves after spinal trauma.
Publish Date: 2022/07/12 - Updated: 2023/01/04

Cell Pores Discovery: Hope for Millions of Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Patients
Scientists discover new treatment to dramatically reduce swelling after brain and spinal cord injuries, offering hope to 75 million victims worldwide each year.
Publish Date: 2020/05/17

Cervical Hernias Can Cause Brain Damage Research Reveals
Specialist reserchers detect brain damage in patients with cervical hernias by using neuroimage and artificial intelligence techniques.
Publish Date: 2020/01/17

Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cells Show Diverse Promise for SCI
Derived from human pluripotent stem cells, these diverse cells advance disease modeling and may provide new, scalable source of replacement cells for spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Publish Date: 2018/08/14 - Updated: 2018/08/16

New Hope of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Recovery
New study offers hope of recovery from spinal cord injury, novel enzyme treatment may reduce inflammation and scarring that prevent neuronal regeneration (Study).
Publish Date: 2018/07/28 - Updated: 2023/09/16

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.
Publish Date: 2018/06/05

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.
Publish Date: 2018/04/26

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.
Publish Date: 2018/03/30

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.
Publish Date: 2018/03/18

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.
Publish Date: 2018/03/10

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.
Publish Date: 2018/03/09

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.
Publish Date: 2018/03/02

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.
Publish Date: 2018/02/22

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.
Publish Date: 2018/02/19

Genes That Repair Spinal Cord in Fish 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.
Publish Date: 2018/01/18 - Updated: 2022/05/05

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.
Publish Date: 2018/01/09 - Updated: 2018/08/04

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.
Publish Date: 2017/12/08 - Updated: 2020/05/27

Human Spine and Spinal Cord C1 to S5 Vertebra
Information and pictures of the spine and spinal cord showing C1 to S5 vertebra and which vertebra effect various body functions.
Publish Date: 2017/12/01 - Updated: 2023/06/04

What is Quadriplegia and Paraplegia?
Definition of Quadriplegia and Paraplegia including interesting spinal cord injury (SCI) information and statistics (Informative).
Publish Date: 2017/11/25 - Updated: 2023/08/19

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.
Publish Date: 2017/11/19 - Updated: 2020/06/02

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.
Publish Date: 2017/10/26

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.
Publish Date: 2017/09/05 - Updated: 2020/07/04

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.
Publish Date: 2017/07/26 - Updated: 2020/03/24

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.
Publish Date: 2017/03/15

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.
Publish Date: 2017/02/16

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.
Publish Date: 2016/12/13

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.
Publish Date: 2016/11/23

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.
Publish Date: 2016/11/01

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Questions and Answers
Dr. Fabien Bitan provides tips and explains common points about minimally invasive spine surgery, an increasingly popular surgical option for back pain (Informative).
Publish Date: 2016/04/21 - Updated: 2023/09/11

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.
Publish Date: 2016/04/13 - Updated: 2016/05/07

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

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.
Publish Date: 2016/03/09

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.
Publish Date: 2015/08/04

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.
Publish Date: 2015/07/30 - Updated: 2018/05/01

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.
Publish Date: 2015/03/05

Protective Immune Response to Spinal Cord Injuries
Interleukin-33 is released upon injury and activates cells called glia, beginning protective response and promoting recovery.
Publish Date: 2015/02/05 - Updated: 2021/09/08

Trigger Mechanism for Recovery After SCI
Study suggests activation of muscle spindles essential to promote recovery process of damaged neuronal networks after spinal cord injury.
Publish Date: 2014/12/18 - Updated: 2020/11/05

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.
Publish Date: 2014/12/10

Is a Brace Necessary for Spinal Fractures?
Study reveals patients with spinal compression fractures who wore no brace fared as well as patients instructed to wear a brace for treatment.
Publish Date: 2014/12/03 - Updated: 2022/04/17

BioAccel Call 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.
Publish Date: 2014/11/28 - Updated: 2021/03/15

Procedure for SCI Patients to Breathe on Their Own
Possibility that respiratory paralysis can be reversed at long intervals after spinal cord injury.
Publish Date: 2014/11/18 - Updated: 2020/11/22

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.
Publish Date: 2014/10/18

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).
Publish Date: 2014/10/10 - Updated: 2020/12/11

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.
Publish Date: 2014/09/05 - Updated: 2020/12/25

Idiopathic Coliosis (AIS): Pediatric Spinal Deformity
Idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of pediatric spinal deformity and affects around 3% of children around the world.
Publish Date: 2014/07/15 - Updated: 2021/08/30

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.
Publish Date: 2014/05/01

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.
Publish Date: 2014/04/08 - Updated: 2021/08/10

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.
Publish Date: 2014/04/01

Implant Shows Promise for Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
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.
Publish Date: 2014/03/28 - Updated: 2021/08/18

Syringomyelia Syrinx: A Spinal Cord Disorder
Information regarding the spinal cord disorder Syringomyelia, a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord.
Publish Date: 2014/02/21 - Updated: 2021/08/30

Replacing Ventilators with Diaphragm Pacing in SCI Patients
Study shows diaphragm pacing in SCI is successful when weaning patients from ventilators and bridging patients to independent respiration.
Publish Date: 2014/02/09 - Updated: 2021/09/07

Number of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries Rising
The number of serious traumatic spinal cord injuries is on the rise in the United States, and the leading cause no longer appears to be motor vehicle crashes.
Publish Date: 2014/01/28 - Updated: 2021/09/10

Axon Regeneration After Schwann Cell Graft to Injured Spinal Cord
Researchers reveal properties of a spinal cord/Schwann cell bridge interface enable regenerated and elongated brainstem axons to cross the bridge and potentially lead to an improvement in hind limb movement of rats with spinal cord injury.
Publish Date: 2013/12/27 - Updated: 2021/09/23

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.
Publish Date: 2013/08/24 - Updated: 2016/03/21

Reversing Paralysis Using Restorative Gel
Functionality of torn or damaged nerve could be restored with biodegradable implant and Guiding Regeneration Gel that increases nerve growth and healing.
Publish Date: 2013/05/13 - Updated: 2021/11/18

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.
Publish Date: 2013/04/11

Reflex Control Could Improve Walking after Incomplete Spinal Injuries
A training regimen to adjust the body's motor reflexes may help improve mobility for some people with incomplete spinal cord injuries.
Publish Date: 2013/03/10 - Updated: 2019/11/06

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).
Publish Date: 2013/03/04 - Updated: 2021/12/09

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.
Publish Date: 2013/02/19 - Updated: 2022/02/13

Findings from SCI Brain Computer Interface Study
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.
Publish Date: 2013/02/08 - Updated: 2022/02/17

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.
Publish Date: 2012/11/30 - Updated: 2022/01/30

Study of Spinal Cord Repair in Zebrafish
Study on mechanisms of spinal cord repair in zebrafish, which can regenerate their spinal cord following an injury.
Publish Date: 2012/07/07 - Updated: 2022/05/05

Healing the Spinal Cord with Omega-3 and Curcumin
UCLA study shows diet enriched with omega-3 fatty acid and Curcumin may preserve walking ability with spinal-cord injury.
Publish Date: 2012/06/27 - Updated: 2022/03/09

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.
Publish Date: 2012/05/16 - Updated: 2015/02/08

New Therapeutic Approach for Spinal Cord Injuries
Research suggests possible new avenue to counteract degeneration of the spinal cord in human spinal cord injury (SCI) cases.
Publish Date: 2012/03/14 - Updated: 2021/10/07

Revised International Standards for Classification of Spinal Cord Injury
New standards that guide consistent classification of spinal cord injuries in care and research.
Publish Date: 2011/12/29 - Updated: 2012/09/21

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.
Publish Date: 2011/09/15 - Updated: 2014/01/27

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.
Publish Date: 2011/08/25

Paraplegic Man Stands and Moves His legs Voluntarily
Unprecedented results were achieved through continual direct epidural electrical stimulation of the subject's lower spinal cord.
Publish Date: 2011/05/20 - Updated: 2022/04/03

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.
Publish Date: 2011/05/04 - Updated: 2016/06/13

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.
Publish Date: 2011/02/21 - Updated: 2014/01/10

Sugar Residues in Spinal Cord Regulate Growth and Survival of Nerve Cells
Specific sugar residues in the spinal cord regulate the growth and survival of nerve cells which control the movement of muscles.
Publish Date: 2011/02/11 - Updated: 2022/06/15

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.
Publish Date: 2011/02/03

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.
Publish Date: 2011/01/28

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

Photons Versus Protons for Spinal Cord Gliomas Treatment
Long-term outcomes of spinal-cord tumor patients treated by radiotherapy for Gliomas which represent most spinal cord tumors.
Publish Date: 2010/12/22 - Updated: 2020/11/16

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.
Publish Date: 2010/11/29 - Updated: 2018/04/05

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.
Publish Date: 2010/11/22

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.
Publish Date: 2010/11/14

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.
Publish Date: 2010/10/12

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 (Informative).
Publish Date: 2010/09/26 - Updated: 2023/08/19

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.
Publish Date: 2010/09/09

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.
Publish Date: 2010/08/19

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.
Publish Date: 2010/08/17 - Updated: 2018/01/26

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.
Publish Date: 2010/08/08 - Updated: 2014/01/27

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010/07/07 - Updated: 2013/06/17

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010/05/06

Folic Acid May Help Heal Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries
Understanding how folic acid might help heal brain and spinal cord injuries.
Publish Date: 2010/04/26 - Updated: 2012/04/22

Evidence Chitosan Could Repair Spine Damage
Could chitosan restore the spinal cords ability to transmit electrical signals to the brain through a damaged region.
Publish Date: 2010/04/19 - Updated: 2021/10/04

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

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

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

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.
Publish Date: 2009/11/28

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.
Publish Date: 2009/11/05

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

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

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

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.
Publish Date: 2009/07/27

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

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.
Publish Date: 2009/03/31

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