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This study is a prospective national survey of body mass index, and includes all patients with a new spinal cord injury hospitalized at Clinic for Spinal Cord Injuries, Rigshospitalet and Spinal Cord Injury Center of Western Denmark during a period of 9 months. Informed consent is retrieved from all participants.
The current study is a sub- study in a Ph.D project containing 4 sub- studies. The protocol for the current study includes all four sub- studies, and each of the other three sub- studies will be registered ongoing individually. The current study is a prospective national survey of body mass index (BMI), and includes all patients with a new spinal cord injury hospitalized at Clinic for Spinal Cord Injuries, Rigshospitalet (CSCI) and Spinal Cord Injury Center of Western Denmark during a period of 9 months whereby 100 patients are expected to participate. Data are collected at admission and discharge. At CSCI BMI is collected every 6 weeks and all outcome measures will also be collected at follow up 6 months after discharge. A VO2peak test at discharge is performed as well, and in some participants accelerometry is performed in order to describe the amount and intensity of physical activity. Test- retest reliability of the VO2peak test and accelerometry is investigated as well. Patients with a new Spinal Cord Injury within the last 12 months, who are admitted for rehabilitation several months after the time of injury are also included in the prospective survey. Therefore the data for BMI at the time of injury is collected for all patients at admission to primary rehabilitation from both the patient journal and also by asking the patient about weight and height at the time of injury
Spinal Cord Injuries
Clinic for Spinal Cord Injuries, Rigshopitalet
Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-12-18T10:22:11-0500
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Pathologic conditions which feature SPINAL CORD damage or dysfunction, including disorders involving the meninges and perimeningeal spaces surrounding the spinal cord. Traumatic injuries, vascular diseases, infections, and inflammatory/autoimmune processes may affect the spinal cord.
Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).
A syndrome associated with damage to the spinal cord above the mid thoracic level (see SPINAL CORD INJURIES) characterized by a marked increase in the sympathetic response to minor stimuli such as bladder or rectal distention. Manifestations include HYPERTENSION; TACHYCARDIA (or reflex bradycardia); FEVER; FLUSHING; and HYPERHIDROSIS. Extreme hypertension may be associated with a STROKE. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp538 and 1232; J Spinal Cord Med 1997;20(3):355-60)
Longitudinal cavities in the spinal cord, most often in the cervical region, which may extend for multiple spinal levels. The cavities are lined by dense, gliogenous tissue and may be associated with SPINAL CORD NEOPLASMS; spinal cord traumatic injuries; and vascular malformations. Syringomyelia is marked clinically by pain and PARESTHESIA, muscular atrophy of the hands, and analgesia with thermoanesthesia of the hands and arms, but with the tactile sense preserved (sensory dissociation). Lower extremity spasticity and incontinence may also develop. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1269)
Reduced blood flow to the spinal cord which is supplied by the anterior spinal artery and the paired posterior spinal arteries. This condition may be associated with ARTERIOSCLEROSIS, trauma, emboli, diseases of the aorta, and other disorders. Prolonged ischemia may lead to INFARCTION of spinal cord tissue.
Spinal Cord Disorders
The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of the back which carry signals back and forth between the body and brain. It is protected by vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up the spine. An accident that damages the verte...