2,259 results match your criteria Spinal Cord Trauma and Related Diseases


SPINE20 A global advocacy group promoting evidence-based spine care of value.

Eur Spine J 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Ospedale Bambino Gesù, Roma, Italia.

Purpose: The Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) Studies have estimated that low back pain is one of the costliest ailments worldwide. Subsequent to GBD publications, leadership of the four largest global spine societies agreed to form SPINE20. This article introduces the concept of SPINE20, the recommendations, and the future of this global advocacy group linked to G20 annual summits. Read More

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P53 inhibitor pifithrin-α inhibits ropivacaine-induced neuronal apoptosis via the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway.

J Biochem Mol Toxicol 2021 Jun 6:e22822. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Department of Anesthesiology, Xiangyang No. 1 People's Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Xiangyang, Hubei, China.

The neurotoxicity of local anesthetics (LAs) has attracted more and more attention, However, they lack preventive and therapeutic measures. Many studies have shown that apoptosis plays an important role in the process of LA-induced neurotoxicity. As an important signaling molecule to activate apoptosis, p53 has been proved to be involved in the neurotoxicity induced by LAs, but the mechanism is unclear. Read More

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Dielectric Elastomer Actuators, Neuromuscular Interfaces, and Foreign Body Response in Artificial Neuromuscular Prostheses: A Review of the Literature for an In Vivo Application.

Adv Healthc Mater 2021 Jun 4:e2100041. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, AIIM Facility, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia.

The inability to replace human muscle in surgical practice is a significant challenge. An artificial muscle controlled by the nervous system is considered a potential solution for this. Here, this is defined as a neuromuscular prosthesis. Read More

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New insights into glial scar formation after spinal cord injury.

Cell Tissue Res 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Department of Neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Severe spinal cord injury causes permanent loss of function and sensation throughout the body. The trauma causes a multifaceted torrent of pathophysiological processes which ultimately act to form a complex structure, permanently remodeling the cellular architecture and extracellular matrix. This structure is traditionally termed the glial/fibrotic scar. Read More

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Substrate Specificity and Biochemical Characteristics of an Engineered Mammalian Chondroitinase ABC.

ACS Omega 2021 May 19;6(17):11223-11230. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Department of Clinical Neurosciences, John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0PY, U.K.

Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans inhibit regeneration, neuroprotection, and plasticity following spinal cord injury. The development of a second-generation chondroitinase ABC enzyme, capable of being secreted from mammalian cells (mChABC), has facilitated the functional recovery of animals following severe spinal trauma. The genetically modified enzyme has been shown to efficiently break down the inhibitory extracellular matrix surrounding cells at the site of injury, while facilitating cellular integration and axonal growth. Read More

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[Clinical application of three-dimensional printing technique combined with thoracic pedicle screw track detector in thoracic pedicle screw placement].

Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2021 May;35(5):586-592

Department of Orthopedics, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu Anhui, 233000, P.R.China.

Objective: To investigate the clinical application of three-dimensional (3D) printing technique combined with a new type of thoracic pedicle screw track detector in thoracic pedicle screw placement.

Methods: According to the characteristics of thoracic pedicle and common clinical screw placement methods, a new type of thoracic pedicle screw track detector was independently developed and designed. The clinical data of 30 patients with thoracic vertebrae related diseases who underwent posterior thoracic pedicle screw fixation between March 2017 and January 2020 were retrospectively analysed. Read More

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Obscure Involvement of MYC in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Neuronal Repair.

Mol Neurobiol 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Belgrade, Visokog Stevana 2, 11000, Belgrade, Serbia.

MYC is well known as a potent oncogene involved in regulating cell cycle and metabolism. Augmented MYC expression leads to cell cycle dysregulation, intense cell proliferation, and carcinogenesis. Surprisingly, its increased expression in neurons does not induce their proliferation, but leads to neuronal cell death and consequent development of a neurodegenerative phenotype. Read More

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[Histological profile and progression of intraspinal tumors after surgery].

Pan Afr Med J 2021 4;38:128. Epub 2021 Feb 4.

Service de Neurochirurgie du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Yalgado Ouédraogo de Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Intraspinal tumors are uncommon. Positive diagnosis is based on medical imaging exams, in particular MRI. Anatomopathological examination allows for definitive diagnosis. Read More

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Urinary bladder cancer as a late sequela of traumatic spinal cord injury.

Mil Med Res 2021 04 29;8(1):29. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Clinical Occupational Medicine, Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dortmund (IfADo), 44139, Dortmund, Germany.

Background: Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is also a combat-related injury that is increasing in modern warfare. The aim of this work is to inform medical experts regarding the different course of bladder cancer in able-bodied patients compared with SCI patients based on the latest medical scientific knowledge, and to present decision-making aids for the assessment of bladder cancer as a late sequela of traumatic SCI.

Methods: A study conducted between January 1998 and December 2019 in the BG Trauma Hospital Hamburg formed the basis for the decision-making aids. Read More

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miR-124: A Promising Therapeutic Target for Central Nervous System Injuries and Diseases.

Cell Mol Neurobiol 2021 Apr 22. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

The Key Laboratory of Pathobiology, Ministry of Education, College of Basic Medical Sciences, Jilin University, Changchun, 130000, People's Republic of China.

Central nervous system injuries and diseases, such as ischemic stroke, spinal cord injury, neurodegenerative diseases, glioblastoma, multiple sclerosis, and the resulting neuroinflammation often lead to death or long-term disability. MicroRNAs are small, non-coding, single-stranded RNAs that regulate posttranscriptional gene expression in both physiological and pathological cellular processes, including central nervous system injuries and disorders. Studies on miR-124, one of the most abundant microRNAs in the central nervous system, have shown that its dysregulation is related to the occurrence and development of pathology within the central nervous system. Read More

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Effects of robot-assisted gait training on postural instability in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review.

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Valduce Villa Beretta Hospital, Costa Masnaga, Lecco, Italy.

Introduction: Postural instability is a cardinal feature of Parkinson's disease, together with rest tremor, rigidity and bradykinesia. It is a highly disabling symptom that becomes increasingly common with disease progression and represents a major source of reduced quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease. Rehabilitation aims to enable patients with Parkinson's disease to maintain their maximum level of mobility, activity and independence. Read More

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Lysine-specific demethylase 1 inhibition enhances autophagy and attenuates early-stage post-spinal cord injury apoptosis.

Cell Death Discov 2021 Apr 6;7(1):69. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, Fuzhou, 350001, Fujian, China.

Neuron death in spinal cords is caused primarily by apoptosis after spinal cord injury (SCI). Autophagy can act as a cellular response to maintain neuron homeostasis that can reduce apoptosis. Although more studies have shown that an epigenetic enzyme called Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) can negatively regulate autophagy during cancer research, existing research does not focus on impacts related to LSD1 in nerve injury diseases. Read More

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Therapeutic strategy for acute spinal cord paralysis by epidural hematoma derived from the application of non-operative observation and the optimal timing to convert to surgical intervention.

J Clin Neurosci 2021 Apr 12;86:242-246. Epub 2021 Feb 12.

Department of Neurosurgery, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, 2-22-36 Ohashi, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8515, Japan.

Some cases of acute spinal cord paralysis by epidural hematoma have made complete recovery through natural progression. This group cannot be ignored in choosing a therapy. We have considered the applications of non-operative observation and the optimal timing to convert to surgical intervention. Read More

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The role of TXNL1 in disease: treatment strategies for cancer and diseases with oxidative stress.

Mol Biol Rep 2021 Mar 3;48(3):2929-2934. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Institute of Medical Sciences, The Second Hospital, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan, 250033, China.

Thioredoxin-like protein-1 (TXNL1; also known as thioredoxin-related 32 kDa protein, TRP32) is a thioredoxin involved in the regulation of oxidative stress, which protects cells from damage through redox balance. Studies have shown that TXNL1 has a variety of functions, including cell signal transduction, cell cycle regulation, protein synthesis, modification and degradation, vesicle transport, transcriptional regulation, cell apoptosis, virus replication and oxidative stress regulation, etc., and plays an important role in the occurrence and development of human diseases. Read More

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The Feasibility of Assessing the Cortical Bone Trajectory Screw Placement Accuracy Using a Traditional Pedicle Screw Insertion Evaluation System.

Clin Spine Surg 2021 Mar;34(2):E112-E120

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University of China, Beijing, China.

Study Design: This was a retrospective observational study.

Objective: We aimed to characterize the feasibility of assessing the accuracy of cortical bone trajectory (CBT) screw placement in midline lumbar interbody fusion using a traditional pedicle screw insertion accuracy evaluation system based on computed tomography (CT).

Summary Of Background Data: Since Santoni and colleagues proposed CBT as an alternative approach for the treatment of lumbar degenerative disease, CBT has been biomechanically and clinically investigated in detail. Read More

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Diagnosis and surgical treatment of primary isolated aggressive lumbar myeloid sarcoma: a rare case report and review of the literatures.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2021 Feb 24;22(1):220. Epub 2021 Feb 24.

Department of Orthopedics, Beijing Friendship Hospital Affiliated of Capital Medical University, 95 Yong An Rd, Beijing, 100050, China.

Background: Myeloid sarcoma is a rare, extramedullary, solid tumor derived from immature myeloid cell precursors. It is most frequently accompanied by acute myelogenous leukemia, though infrequently found in non-acute myelogenous leukemia patients. The tumor may involve any part of the body, but the lumbar spine is seldom involved. Read More

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February 2021

Rehabilitation interventions to modify endocrine-metabolic disease risk in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury living in the community (RIISC): A systematic search and review of prospective cohort and case-control studies.

J Spinal Cord Med 2021 Feb 17:1-20. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

KITE, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Endocrine-metabolic disease (EMD) is associated with functional disability, social isolation, hospitalization and even death in individuals living with a chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). There is currently very low-quality evidence that rehabilitation interventions can reduce EMD risk during chronic SCI. Non-randomized trials and alternative study designs are excluded from traditional knowledge synthesis. Read More

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February 2021

Creatine in Health and Disease.

Nutrients 2021 Jan 29;13(2). Epub 2021 Jan 29.

Physiology of Work and Exercise Response (POWER) Laboratory, Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science, School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Central Florida, 12494 University Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816, USA.

Although creatine has been mostly studied as an ergogenic aid for exercise, training, and sport, several health and potential therapeutic benefits have been reported. This is because creatine plays a critical role in cellular metabolism, particularly during metabolically stressed states, and limitations in the ability to transport and/or store creatine can impair metabolism. Moreover, increasing availability of creatine in tissue may enhance cellular metabolism and thereby lessen the severity of injury and/or disease conditions, particularly when oxygen availability is compromised. Read More

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January 2021

Association of Secondary Health Conditions With Future Chronic Health Conditions Among Persons With Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury.

Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil 2020 20;26(4):283-289. Epub 2021 Jan 20.

College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.

Background: Secondary health conditions (SHC) are physical and mental health conditions that are causally related to disabilities. Studies have found that SHC increase risk of negative health outcomes among people with traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). However, little has been done to assess the association of SHC with the risk of chronic health conditions (CHC) after TSCI. Read More

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Immunomodulatory biomaterials and their application in therapies for chronic inflammation-related diseases.

Acta Biomater 2021 03 21;123:1-30. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; Dr. Li Dak Sum & Yip Yio Chin Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China. Electronic address:

The degree of tissue injuries such as the level of scarring or organ dysfunction, and the immune response against them primarily determine the outcome and speed of healing process. The successful regeneration of functional tissues requires proper modulation of inflammation-producing immune cells and bioactive factors existing in the damaged microenvironment. In the tissue repair and regeneration processes, different types of biomaterials are implanted either alone or by combined with other bioactive factors, which will interact with the immune systems including immune cells, cytokines and chemokines etc. Read More

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Savings of loss-of-life expectancy and lifetime medical costs from prevention of spinal cord injuries: analysis of nationwide data followed for 17 years.

Inj Prev 2021 Jan 22. Epub 2021 Jan 22.

Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Background: The objectives of this research were to determine the savings of loss-of-life expectancy (LE) and lifetime medical costs (LMC) from prevention of spinal cord injuries (SCI) in Taiwan.

Methods: From the claims database of Taiwan National Health Insurance, we identified 6164 adult patients with newly diagnosed SCI with permanent functional disability from 2000 to 2015 and followed them until the end of 2016. We estimated survival function through the Kaplan-Meier method and extrapolated it to lifetime. Read More

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January 2021

Effect of a passive hip exoskeleton on walking distance in neurological patients.

Assist Technol 2021 Mar 5:1-6. Epub 2021 Mar 5.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

Severe neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis and acute events like stroke, spinal cord injuries, or other related pathologies have been shown to negatively impact the central and peripheral nervous systems, thus causing severe impairments to mobility. The development and utilization of exoskeletons as rehabilitation devices have shown good potential for improving patients' gait function. Ten older adults (age: 68. Read More

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Isorhamnetin promotes functional recovery in rats with spinal cord injury by abating oxidative stress and modulating M2 macrophages/microglia polarization.

Eur J Pharmacol 2021 Mar 14;895:173878. Epub 2021 Jan 14.

Department of Orthopedics, Changzheng Hospital, Naval Medical University, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:

Spinal cord injury (SCI), mostly caused by sports injuries, falls, or traffic accidents, is a major cause of disability. The aim of current work was to investigate the therapeutic effect of isorhamnetin (ISO) on functional recovery in rats with SCI. The male adult rats were exposed to a clip-compression SCI and treated with ISO. Read More

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Prevalence and Characteristics of Neuropathic Pain in Patients With Spinal Cord Injury Referred to a Rehabilitation Center.

Ann Rehabil Med 2020 Dec 31;44(6):438-449. Epub 2020 Dec 31.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, National Rehabilitation Center, Seoul, Korea.

Objective: To identify the prevalence and characteristics of neuropathic pain (NP) in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to investigate associations between NP and demographic or disease-related variables.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients with SCI whose pain was classified according to the International Spinal Cord Injury Pain classifications at a single hospital. Multiple statistical analyses were employed. Read More

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December 2020

Relationships between the Bone Expression of Alzheimer's Disease-Related Genes, Bone Remodelling Genes and Cortical Bone Structure in Neck of Femur Fracture.

Calcif Tissue Int 2021 May 4;108(5):610-621. Epub 2021 Jan 4.

Centre for Orthopaedic and Trauma Research, Adelaide Medical School, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Neck of femur (NOF) fracture is a prevalent fracture type amongst the ageing and osteoporotic populations, commonly requiring total hip replacement (THR) surgery. Increased fracture risk has also been associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the aged. Here, we sought to identify possible relationships between the pathologies of osteoporosis and dementia by analysing bone expression of neurotropic or dementia-related genes in patients undergoing THR surgery for NOF fracture. Read More

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Ultrashort Wave Combined with Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cell (HUC-MSC) Transplantation Inhibits NLRP3 Inflammasome and Improves Spinal Cord Injury via MK2/TTP Signalling Pathway.

Biomed Res Int 2020 5;2020:3021750. Epub 2020 Dec 5.

Department of Rehabilitation, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110134, China.

Objective: To investigate the curative effects of HUC-MSCs combined with USW on spinal cord injury (SCI) and the effects on inflammatory microenvironment and to explore the regulatory mechanisms of MK2/TTP signalling pathway and NLRP3 inflammasome.

Methods: The SCI rat model was established using the modified Allen method; rats were administered with USW, HUC-MSCs, and combination therapy of USW and HUC-MSCs; the therapeutic efficacies in each group of rats were monitored and represented in BBB score. SCI levels were observed using HE staining and IF. Read More

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Grafted human induced pluripotent stem cells improve the outcome of spinal cord injury: modulation of the lesion microenvironment.

Sci Rep 2020 12 29;10(1):22414. Epub 2020 Dec 29.

Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Kossuth Lajos sgt. 40., 6724, Szeged, Hungary.

Spinal cord injury results in irreversible tissue damage followed by a very limited recovery of function. In this study we investigated whether transplantation of undifferentiated human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) into the injured rat spinal cord is able to induce morphological and functional improvement. hiPSCs were grafted intraspinally or intravenously one week after a thoracic (T11) spinal cord contusion injury performed in Fischer 344 rats. Read More

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December 2020

LncRNA NEAT1/miR-128-3p/AQP4 axis regulating spinal cord injury-induced neuropathic pain progression.

J Neuroimmunol 2021 02 9;351:577457. Epub 2020 Dec 9.

Department of Anesthesiology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, Hubei, China. Electronic address:

Background: Neuropathic pain (NP) is the comorbidity in spinal cord injury(SCI), which is the hardest to cure. Non-coding RNA dysregulations are related to the development of NP. NEAT1(nuclear paraspeckle assembly transcript 1) is a new type of lncRNA. Read More

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February 2021

Effects of repetitive magnetic stimulation on motor function and GAP43 and 5-HT expression in rats with spinal cord injury.

J Int Med Res 2020 Dec;48(12):300060520970765

Department of Rehabilitation, Shanghai Fourth People's Hospital Affiliated with Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, P.R. China.

Objectives: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a disabling central nervous system disorder. This study aimed to explore the effects of repetitive trans-spinal magnetic stimulation (rTSMS) of different spinal cord segments on movement function and growth-associated protein-43 (GAP43) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) expression in rats after acute SCI and to preliminarily discuss the optimal rTSMS treatment site to provide a theoretical foundation and experimental evidence for clinical application of rTSMS in SCI.

Methods: A rat T10 laminectomy SCI model produced by transient application of an aneurysm clip was used in the study. Read More

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December 2020

An unusual case of coma related to glutamate receptor 3 (GluR3) auto-antibodies after a traumatic spinal cord injury: Clinical and pathological aspects.

Med Leg J 2020 Dec 17:25817220970069. Epub 2020 Dec 17.

Department of Legal and Forensic Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy.

We report the case of a 28-year-old patient with a history of post-traumatic epilepsy who, following a spinal cord injury and the onset of nosocomial infection, went into a deep coma. A brain MRI revealed non-specific findings, anti-Glutamate Receptor 3 (GluR3) auto-antibodies were detected in the liquor, and the patient's serum and immunomodulatory therapy proved ineffective. Autopsy and histological investigations led to the diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis. Read More

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December 2020