News tagged with spine injuries
Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored some hand function in a quadriplegic patient with a spinal cord injury at the C7 vertebra, the lowest bone in the neck. Instead ...
Surgery May 15, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 0 |
One of the world's leading researchers into spinal cord injuries says China could hold the key to a cure that he has been searching for since he met late actor Christopher Reeve in the 1990s.
Medical research Mar 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—Patient age, severe neurological impairment, and forced vital capacity (FVC) are useful for predicting the need for tracheostomy in the management of patients with cervical spinal cord injury ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Canadian C-spine rule more accurate in diagnosing important cervical spine injuries than other rules
To screen for cervical spine injuries such as fractures in the emergency department, the Canadian C-spine rule appears to be more accurate compared with NEXUS, another commonly used rule, according to a study in CMAJ (Canad ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Neurosurgeons from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medical Center recount their experiences in treating patients with head and spine injuries during the epic April 2011 tornado disaster. The authors focus on ...
Surgery Apr 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Preexisting comorbidities (PECs), spinal cord injury (SCI), and age are all strong predictors of mortality in elderly patients with trauma-related cervical spine injury (CSI), although the evidence ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Mandatory rules such as restricting body checking can limit aggression and reduce injuries in ice hockey, making the game safer for young people, a new study has found.
Health Dec 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Children continue to account for a disproportionate percentage of morbidity and mortality from ATV-related accidents – up 240 percent since 1997, according to a Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics report published by ped ...
Surgery Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Levels of ongoing disability amongst people injured, even when not hospitalised, has surprised a University of Otago research team.
Health Oct 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
More than half of traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCI) in humans are cervical lesions, resulting in chronic loss of limb function. A better understanding of the link between the neurologic damage caused by ...
Neuroscience Jan 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Orthopedic spine surgery may be more effective than non-surgical treatment for low back disorders.
Surgery May 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0