What Healthcare Professionals should know about Autonomic Dysreflexia

December 18 2020

Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a condition that may affect as many as 90% of spinal cord injured patients with injuries at or above the 6th thoracic vertebrae. This review aims to increase the knowledge and understanding of AD to ease management of the condition.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Bowel dysfunction, Spinal injury

Survey: Shared concerns of SCI patients during COVID-19

June 12 2020

This is the first publication that assesses a number of concerns of individuals with spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D) may have related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The data spans over six continents and describes the vulnerable situation for these individuals in the pandemic crisis.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal injury, SCi

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

May 22 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, Spinal injury, Coping Strategies, SCi, Lifestyle, Continence, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies

Science Alert: Bladder Function – Important But Not A Given For Everyone

May 8 2018

As a part of our urinary system, the bladder is responsible for many important body functions, such as waste elimination and blood regulation. A functioning bladder should be able to both store and void urine. However, sometimes this functionality is interrupted by damage.

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Topics: Science Alert, ISC, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal injury, Catheterisation, SCi, Continence, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies

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

May 3 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, ISC, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal injury, Catheterisation, SCi, Continence, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies