Spinal Cord Injuries: Causes, Risk Factors and Management


Alex Ann Martin (Editor)
Jayln E. Jones (Editor)

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress, Neurology – Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments
BISAC: MED057000

Spinal cord injury (SCI) results from damage to the spinal cord due to trauma or disease and leads to partial or complete paralysis. Following SCI, physiological and lifestyle changes can lead to poor health outcomes. However, advances in injury stabilization, medical treatment and rehabilitation have led to an increase in life expectancy. In this book, the authors present current research on the causes, risk factors and management of spinal cord injury. Topics include pain management following spinal cord injury; exercise training and its relation to slow bone loss in SCI; palliative and therapeutic strategies for SCI; NO-cGMP signalling in bulbospinal respiratory pathway after cervical spinal cord injury; and posterior pedicle screw fixation for thoracolumbar burst fractures. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Sexual Options for Men and Women with Spinal Cord Injuries (pp. 1-48)
Authors / Editors: (Frédérique Courtois, Kathleen Charvier, Serge Carrier, Jean-Guy Vézina, Isabelle Côté, Valérie Dahan, Nicolas More Journel, Université du Québec à Montréal, Département de Sexologie, Montréal, Québec, Canada, and others)

Chapter 2 – Pain Management Following Spinal Cord Injury: Clinical and Basic Science Perspectives (pp. 49-88)
Authors / Editors: (Mitsuhiro Enomoto, Aldric T. Hama, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan, and others)

Chapter 3 – The Management of Acute Spinal Cord Injury: What the Future Holds (pp. 89-121)
Authors / Editors: (R.A. Watson, M.T. Tsakok, K.E. Mountain, T.M. Yeung, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, and others)

Chapter 3 – Posterior Pedicle Screw Fixation for Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures (pp. 277-287)
Authors / Editors: (Masashi Uehara, Jun Takahashi, Hiroki Hirabayashi, Nobuhide Ogihara, Keijiro Mukaiyama, Shugo Kuraishi, Masayuki Shimizu, Hiroyuki Hashidate, Hiroyuki Kato, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Nagano, Japan)

Chapter 4 – Spinal Cord Injury: From Cellular Mechanisms after Lesion to New Experimental Evidence Supporting Therapeutic Approach (pp. 123-146)
Authors / Editors: (Marcelo Kwiatkoski, Elaine A. Del Bel, Renato N. Soriano, Roberta Cavalcanti-Kwiatkoski, Luiz Guilherme S. Branco, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4 – Neurorobotic and Hybrid Approaches for Gait Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injury (pp. 289-308)
Authors / Editors: (Antonio J. del-Ama, Juan C. Moreno, Ángel Gil-Agudo, Biomechanics and Technical Aids Unit, National Hospital for Spinal Cord Injury, and Bioengineering Group, National Research Council (CSIC), Spain)

Chapter 5 – Does Exercise Training Slow Bone Loss in the Spinal Cord Injured? Efficacy, Technical Considerations, and Questions that Remain to be Answered (pp. 147-166)
Authors / Editors: (Todd A. Astorino, Kara A. Witzke, Department of Kinesiology, CSU, San Marcos, San Marcos, California, USA)

Chapter 6 – Getting the Wheels in Motion: Physical Activity Promotion for People with Spinal Cord Injury (pp. 167-184)
Authors / Editors: (Heather L. Gainforth, Amy E. Latimer-Cheung, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada)

Chapter 7 – Palliative Strategies for Spinal Cord Injury (pp. 185-202)
Authors / Editors: (Edgar Garcia-Rill, M. Kevin Garrison, Charlotte Yates, Center for Translational Neuroscience, Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, and Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neuroscience Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, and others)

Chapter 8 – Therapeutic Relevance of Motor Imagery in Motor Rehabilitation after Spinal Cord Injury (pp. 203-218)
Authors / Editors: (Franck Di Rienzo, Aymeric Guillot, Gilles Rode, Christian Collet, Performance Motrice Mentale et du Matériel, Université Claude Bernard Lyon, Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, France, and others)

Chapter 9 – NO-cGMP Signalling in Bulbospinal Respiratory Pathway after Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (pp. 219-235)
Authors / Editors: (Ľudmila Hricová, Jaroslav Pavel, Nadežda Lukáčová, Institute of Neurobiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice, Slovak Republic)

Chapter 10 – Therapeutic Strategies for Spinal Cord Injury (pp. 237-250)
Authors / Editors: (Qunyuan Xu, Yujun Wen, Beijing Institute for Neuroscience, Beijing Center of Neutral Regeneration and Repair, Key Laboratory for Neurodegenerative Disease of The Ministry of Education, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China, and others)

Chapter 11 – Contrasting Adult and Paediatric Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries (pp. 251-262)
Authors / Editors: (Elizabeth C. Clarke, The Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia)
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Chapter 12 – Challenging Stereotypes of Individuals with a Physical Disability: The Impact of Paralympic Athletes in Television (pp. 263-275)
Authors / Editors: (L.J. Trachtenberg, M.J. Perrier, H.L. Gainforth, P. Minnes, A.E. Latimer-Cheung, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and others)


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