Science Alert: Spinal Cord Injury – Beginning of A New Life

April 10, 2018

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severe health condition that changes lives in many ways. For this reason, there is a strong research focus on preventing injury and improving outcomes. Recent research has used examples of different aspects of SCI, either from birth (e.g. spina bifida) or as a result of injuries later in life, for example after an accident.

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Topics: Science Alert, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Science Alert: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) – Treatments That Matter

March 6, 2018

Recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common problem for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). In fact, UTIs are still among the leading causes of death in people with a neurogenic bladder who experience on average 2 UTI events every year.

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Topics: Science Alert, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Science Alert: Parkinson’s disease (PD), multiple sclerosis (MS), and spinal cord injury (SCI) – What do they have in common?

February 27, 2018

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Parkinsons disease, Multiple Sklerose (MS)

Science Alert: Spinal cord injury (SCI) research and the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS)

December 26, 2017

The term spinal cord injury (SCI) comprises a wide range of conditions. As described by the WHO report International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury (WHO 2013), SCI refers to damage to the spinal cord arising from trauma (such as a car crash), or from non-traumatic disease or degeneration (such as tuberculosis), and encompasses both a baby born with spina bifida and a construction worker who falls from scaffolding.

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Topics: Science Alert, International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Science Alert: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) - Beyond the injury

August 15, 2017

Initial management after spinal cord injury is crucial in saving lives. It is often characterized by early transfer to specialized centers and early initiation of treatments.

Long-term management is, however, almost as important. New research focuses on both of these and stresses the importance of early prevention of chronic complications, as these are common health problems affecting the quality of live for people living with a spinal cord injury

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Topics: Science Alert, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)