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  • 340pp. Published September 2018
  • Scientific Research Publishing,Inc.,USA
  • Category: Medicine & Healthcare
  • ISBN: 978-1-61896-608-7
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Advances in Spinal-cord Injury
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A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that causes temporary or permanent changes in its function. 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. Injury can occur at any level of the spinal cord and can be complete injury, with a total loss of sensation and muscle function, or incomplete, meaning some nervous signals are able to travel past the injured area of the cord. Depending on the location and severity of damage, the symptoms vary, from numbness to paralysis to incontinence. Long term outcomes also ranges widely, from full recovery to permanent tetraplegia (also called quadriplegia) or paraplegia. Complications can include muscle atrophy, pressure sores, infections, and breathing problems.


In the present book, twelve typical literatures about spinal cord injury published on international authoritative journals were selected to introduce the worldwide newest progress, which contains reviews or original researches on spinal cord stimulation, incomplete spinal cord injury, central cord syndrome, prehospital treatment, spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality and rehabilitation, etc. We hope this book can demonstrate advances in spinal cord injury as well as give references to the researchers, students and other related people.


Components of the Book:
  • Chapter 1
    A prospective serial MRI study following acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury
  • Chapter 2
    Complement receptor 2 is up regulated in the spinal cord following nerve root injury and modulates the spinal cord response
  • Chapter 3
    Study protocol: patient reported outcomes for bladder management strategies in spinal cord injury
  • Chapter 4
    Gait speed using powered robotic exoskeletons after spinal cord injury: a systematic review and correlational study
  • Chapter 5
    Effects of high-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation on functional performance in individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
  • Chapter 6
    Challenges and potential improvements in the admission process of patients with spinal cord injury in a specialized rehabilitation clinic – an interview based qualitative study of an interdisciplinary team
  • Chapter 7
    Upregulation of the receptor-interacting protein 3 expression and involvement in neural tissue damage after spinal cord injury in mice
  • Chapter 8
    The efficacy of neuromuscular electrical stimulation with alternating currents in the kilohertz frequency to stimulate gait rhythm in rats following spinal cord injury
  • Chapter 9
    Immunosenescence in persons with spinal cord injury in relation to urinary tract infections -a cross-sectional study
  • Chapter 10
    Participation rates, response bias and response behaviours in the community survey of the Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Cohort Study (SwiSCI)
  • Chapter 11
    Trainer in a pocket - proof-of-concept of mobile, real-time, foot kinematics feedback for gait pattern normalization in individuals after stroke, incomplete spinal cord injury and elderly patients
  • Chapter 12
    Assisting hand function after spinal cord injury with a fabric-based soft robotic glove
Readership: Students, academics, teachers and other people attending or interested in spinal-cord injury research.
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