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Women living with spinal cord injury (SCI) are a special population representing the intersection of gender and disability.  Spinal cord injury can impact all aspects of one’s life: medical and care needs, education and employment, psychological health, and social life.  These impacts can be layered upon identities that bring life meaning: partner, colleague, friend, child,...
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Mary Jo Roach, PhD As part of the SCI Model System grant, MetroHealth led a research project looking at blood alcohol levels at the time of a traumatic spinal cord injury and functional outcomes. The project was a collaboration with four Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems; Harvard University, University of Pittsburg, The Ohio State University...
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The Model System Knowledge and Translation Center (MSKTC) is a national center that helps facilitate the knowledge translation process to make research meaningful to those with Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Burn Injury. In previous articles, we have featured the Factsheets on Autonomic Dysreflexia, Managing Pain, Wheelchair Information, and more.  The next resource...
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The Model System Knowledge and Translation Center (MSKTC) is a national center that helps facilitate the knowledge translation process to make research meaningful to those with Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Burn Injury. Last newsletter, we featured the Factsheet on mental health awareness.  This month, we wanted to feature a source on adaptive...
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By Dr. Christina Oleson The role of physical medicine and rehabilitation in both the acute presentation of COVID-19 and the subsequent acute hospitalization and rehabilitation is integral to the care of those with post-acute sequelae of COVID-19, now named “PASC”, or in lay terms, “long COVID”.  According to the World Health Organization, the term PASC...
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The Model System Knowledge and Translation Center (MSKTC) is a national center that helps facilitate the knowledge translation process to make research meaningful to those with Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Burn Injury. In previous articles, we have featured the Factsheets on Autonomic Dysreflexia, Managing Pain, Wheelchair Information, and more.  The next resource...
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Your respiratory system (or pulmonary system) is responsible for breathing. This system enables you to inhale oxygen into your blood and exhale carbon dioxide. Your body needs oxygen to survive, and carbon dioxide must be removed to avoid the build-up of acid in your body.
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Dr. Kim Anderson Arm and hand function is important to people living with cervical spinal injuries. There are many research efforts underway to develop new treatments to restore arm and hand function. There are some surgical options already available to improve arm and hand function, but some have a limited time window during which they...
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by Dr. Christina Oleson The August edition of Spinal Cord, a leading journal in the publication of spinal cord injury research, features an article by Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Christina Oleson MD on the role of administering intravenous Zoledronic acid for the prevention of bone loss given in the first 21 days following ...
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The Model System Knowledge and Translation Center (MSKTC) is a national center that helps facilitate the knowledge translation process to make research meaningful to those with Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Burn Injury. This library is home to factsheets, podcasts, videos, and comics to describe different areas affected by spinal cord injury. People...
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