Essentials of Spinal Cord Injury: Basic Research to Clinical Practice

Essentials of Spinal Cord Injury: Basic Research to Clinical Practice

By: Alexander R. Vaccaro (editor), Maxwell Boakye (editor), Michael Fehlings (editor)Hardback

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"Overall, Essentials of Spinal Cord Injury: Basic Research to Clinical Practice is an excellent compendium and reference that provides the most complete coverage of all clinical, preclinical, management, and research aspects of SCI in a single attractive volume." -- American Journal of Neuroradiology Essentials of Spinal Cord Injury is written for the spinal cord injury (SCI) team and reflects the multidisciplinary nature of treating patients with SCI. It integrates emerging medical and surgical approaches to SCI with neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuroimaging, neuroplasticity, and cellular transplantation. This comprehensive yet concise reference will enable neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, and allied health professionals caring for SCI patients to translate research results into patient care. It is also an excellent resource for those preparing for the board exam in SCI medicine. Key Features: Material is cross-referenced to highlight relationships between the different areas of SCI Chapters are concise, focused, and include key points, pearls, and pitfalls An Overview of the Literature table is provided in most chapters, giving readers a meaningful distillation of each publication referenced Each editor is a world-renowned expert in one of these core disciplines involved in the management of SCI patients: neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, spinal cord science, and rehabilitative medicine This is a must-have guide that all neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, and allied health professionals involved in the care of spinal cord injury patients should have on their bookshelf.

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Medical DirectorSpinal Cord Rehabilitation ProgramLyndhurst Centre, Toronoto Rehabilitation Institute

Contents

Diagnosis and Clinical management 1. Anatomy and physiology of the spinal cord 2. Evaluation of the patient with spinal cord injury 3. Pathophysiology of spinal cord injury 4. Epidemiology of spinal cord injury, trends, in-hospital complication rates late complications, factors affecting outcome 5. Spontaneous recovery patterns after SCI 6. Classification of Spinal Cord Injuries 7. Acute Spinal cord injury, ICU management 8. Management of concomitant head injury and spinal cord injury 9. Pharmacotherapy in acute and chronic SCI, i.e.the role of steroids 10. Halo application and closed skeletal reduction of cervical dislocations 11. The timing of surgery in acute spinal cord injury 12. Principles of surgical management of spinal trauma associated with spinal cord injury 13. DVT prophylaxis 14. Bowel and bladder management 15. Hemodynamic management in surgery and the ICU 16. Decubitus ulcers 17. Autonomic dysreflexia and cardiovascular complications of SCI 18. Neuropathic pain 19. Posttraumatic kyphotic deformities 20. Posttraumatic Syringomyelia and cord tethering 21. Rehabilitation of the spinal cord injured patient 22. Management of spasticity 23. The management of complications of chronic SCI Controversies in management 24. current clinical and Evidence based guidelines 25. Timing of surgery-evidence based review 26. Hypothermia-evidence based review 27. Management of Cervical facet dislocation 28. The management of acute spinal cord injury in thoracolumbar burst fracture including cauda equine syndrome 29. Management of central cord syndrome 30. Methylprednislone-evidence based review 31. Timing and type of rehabilitation Neuroprotective and NeuroRegenerative Approaches 32. Translational Research in Spinal cord Injury 33. Designing an effective translational research program in SCI 34. Building an infrastructure for effective clinical trial participation-initiating a clinical trial or participating 35. Guidelines for clinical trials 36. animal models of spinal cord injury 37. Immunological approaches 38. Pharmacological approaches 39. Cellular transplantation in SCI 40. Stem cell transplantation 41. Neuroregeneration approaches 42. Neuroprotective trials 43. Approaches using nanotechnology 44. Methods for Delivery of therapies 45. Enhancing Activity Dependent Plasticity 46. Quantitative tests of Sensory and Motor function and Autonomic Function Neurophysiology and Imaging 47. neurophysiological methods-transcranial magnetic stimulation, somatosensory evoked potentials, electromyography, H-reflexes 48. Basic neurophysiological approaches to probing spinal circuits 49. neuroimaging-fmri after spinal cord injury, spinal fmri, spinal DTI, PET-CT, MRI 50. Role of neurophysiology in study of recovery and spasticity Plasticity and recovery 51. Spinal and Supraspinal plasticity and recovery 52. Central pattern generator and role in SCI recovery 53. Somatosensory function and recovery 54. Activity based approaches 55. Neuromodulation in SCI-bladder stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, functional electrical stimulation, Brain computer interfaces, Role of epidural stimulation and oscillating fields 56. Rerouting injured spinal cord circuits with peripheral nerve grafts Resources 57. SCI national database research 58. Summary of resources-internet, meetings, SCI organizations. Achieving success 59. Twenty most critical research areas and questions. 60. Genomics and proteomics 61. Breakthroughs of the last twenty years 62. Strategies for success Diagnosis and Clinical management 1. Anatomy and physiology of the spinal cord 2. Evaluation of the patient with spinal cord injury 3. Pathophysiology of spinal cord injury 4. Epidemiology of spinal cord injury, trends, in-hospital complication rates late complications, factors affecting outcome 5. Spontaneous recovery patterns after SCI 6. Classification of Spinal Cord Injuries 7. Acute Spinal cord injury, ICU management 8. Management of concomitant head injury and spinal cord injury 9. Pharmacotherapy in acute and chronic SCI, i.e.the role of steroids 10. Halo application and closed skeletal reduction of cervical dislocations 11. The timing of surgery in acute spinal cord injury 12. Principles of surgical management of spinal trauma associated with spinal cord injury 13. DVT prophylaxis 14. Bowel and bladder management 15. Hemodynamic management in surgery and the ICU 16. Decubitus ulcers 17. Autonomic dysreflexia and cardiovascular complications of SCI 18. Neuropathic pain 19. Posttraumatic kyphotic deformities 20. Posttraumatic Syringomyelia and cord tethering 21. Rehabilitation of the spinal cord injured patient 22. Management of spasticity 23. The management of complications of chronic SCI Controversies in management 24. current clinical and Evidence based guidelines 25. Timing of surgery-evidence based review 26. Hypothermia-evidence based review 27. Management of Cervical facet dislocation 28. The management of acute spinal cord injury in thoracolumbar burst fracture including cauda equine syndrome 29. Management of central cord syndrome 30. Methylprednislone-evidence based review 31. Timing and type of rehabilitation Neuroprotective and NeuroRegenerative Approaches 32. Translational Research in Spinal cord Injury 33. Designing an effective translational research program in SCI 34. Building an infrastructure for effective clinical trial participation-initiating a clinical trial or participating 35. Guidelines for clinical trials 36. animal models of spinal cord injury 37. Immunological approaches 38. Pharmacological approaches 39. Cellular transplantation in SCI 40. Stem cell transplantation 41. Neuroregeneration approaches 42. Neuroprotective trials 43. Approaches using nanotechnology 44. Methods for Delivery of therapies 45. Enhancing Activity Dependent Plasticity 46. Quantitative tests of Sensory and Motor function and Autonomic Function Neurophysiology and Imaging 47. neurophysiological methods-transcranial magnetic stimulation, somatosensory evoked potentials, electromyography, H-reflexes 48. Basic neurophysiological approaches to probing spinal circuits 49. neuroimaging-fmri after spinal cord injury, spinal fmri, spinal DTI, PET-CT, MRI 50. Role of neurophysiology in study of recovery and spasticity Plasticity and recovery 51. Spinal and Supraspinal plasticity and recovery 52. Central pattern generator and role in SCI recovery 53. Somatosensory function and recovery 54. Activity based approaches 55. Neuromodulation in SCI-bladder stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, functional electrical stimulation, Brain computer interfaces, Role of epidural stimulation and oscillating fields 56. Rerouting injured spinal cord circuits with peripheral nerve grafts Resources 57. SCI national database research 58. Summary of resources-internet, meetings, SCI organizations. Achieving success 59. Twenty most critical research areas and questions. 60. Genomics and proteomics 61. Breakthroughs of the last twenty years 62. Strategies for success

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  • ISBN13: 9781604067262
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 682
  • ID: 9781604067262
  • weight: 1742
  • ISBN10: 1604067268

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