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Volume 56, Issue 5

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Nature Outline: Spinal-cord injury 

There is currently no way to reverse damage to the spinal cord, nor restore the ability to move and feel that such an injury takes away. But regenerative therapies in early clinical testing are offering much-needed hope. 

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The Spinal Cord Ability Ruler (SCAR): combining aspects of two widely-used outcome measures into one

L. A Harvey

Spinal Cord 2018 56 :413 - 413; May 14, 2018; 10.1038/s41393-018-0150-7

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Considerations and recommendations for selection and utilization of upper extremity clinical outcome assessments in human spinal cord injury trials

Linda A. T. Jones, Anne Bryden, Tracey L. Wheeler, Keith E. Tansey, Kim D. Anderson et al.

Spinal Cord 2017 56 :414 - 425; December 28, 2017; 10.1038/s41393-017-0015-5

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Oblique corpectomy in the cervical spine

Tomasz Tykocki, Lukasz A. Poniatowski, Marcin Czyz & Guy Wynne-Jones

Spinal Cord 2017 56 :426 - 435; December 05, 2017; 10.1038/s41393-017-0008-4

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Provided support, caregiver burden and well-being in partners of persons with spinal cord injury 5 years after discharge from first inpatient rehabilitation

Eline W. M. Scholten, Anneroos Kieftenbelt, Chantal F. Hillebregt, Sonja de Groot, Marjolijn Ketelaar et al.

Spinal Cord 2018 56 :436 - 446; January 16, 2018; 10.1038/s41393-017-0047-x

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Evaluating estimated glomerular filtration rates of creatinine and cystatin C for male patients with chronic spinal cord injury

Takuro Goto, Yoshihide Kawasaki, Jun Takemoto, Yuko Abe & Takashige Namima

Spinal Cord 2018 56 :447 - 452; January 10, 2018; 10.1038/s41393-017-0045-z

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Relationships between type of pain and work participation in people with long-standing spinal cord injury: results from a cross-sectional study

Ellen H. Roels, Michiel F. Reneman, Janneke Stolwijk-Swuste, Charlotte C. van Laake-Geelen, Sonja de Groot et al.

Spinal Cord 2018 56 :453 - 460; January 11, 2018; 10.1038/s41393-017-0048-9

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Discontinuous ventilator weaning of patients with acute SCI

Wout Füssenich, Sven Hirschfeld Araujo, Birgitt Kowald, Allard Hosman, Marc Auerswald et al.

Spinal Cord 2018 56 :461 - 468; January 16, 2018; 10.1038/s41393-017-0055-x

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A comparison of static and dynamic cerebral autoregulation during mild whole-body cold stress in individuals with and without cervical spinal cord injury: a pilot study

Jan W. van der Scheer, Yoshi-Ichiro Kamijo, Christof A. Leicht, Philip J. Millar, Manabu Shibasaki et al.

Spinal Cord 2018 56 :469 - 477; January 12, 2018; 10.1038/s41393-017-0021-7

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The experience of spasticity after spinal cord injury: perceived characteristics and impact on daily life

William Barry McKay, William Mark Sweatman & Edelle C. Field-Fote

Spinal Cord 2018 56 :478 - 486; January 16, 2018; 10.1038/s41393-017-0038-y

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Investigating comparability of quantitative computed tomography with dual energy x-ray absorptiometry in assessing bone mineral density of patients with chronic spinal cord injury

Hamid Reza Haghighat Khah, Nahid Moradi, Taher Taheri, Morteza Sanei Taheri & Seyed Mansoor Rayegani

Spinal Cord 2017 56 :487 - 493; December 26, 2017; 10.1038/s41393-017-0041-3

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Low vitamin D levels are independent predictors of 1-year worsening in physical function in people with chronic spinal cord injury: a longitudinal study

Arcangelo Barbonetti, Settimio D’Andrea, Alessio Martorella, Giorgio Felzani, Sandro Francavilla et al.

Spinal Cord 2018 56 :494 - 501; January 16, 2018; 10.1038/s41393-017-0058-7

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Study adherence in a tDCS longitudinal clinical trial with people with spinal cord injury

Sandra Carvalho, Jorge Leite, Felipe Jones, Leslie R. Morse, Ross Zafonte et al.

Spinal Cord 2017 56 :502 - 508; December 13, 2017; 10.1038/s41393-017-0023-5

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Reliability and validity of the Persian version of the spinal cord injury lifestyle scale and the health behavior questionnaire in persons with spinal cord injury

Maryam Shabany, Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Nooredin Mohammadi et al.

Spinal Cord 2018 56 :509 - 515; January 16, 2018; 10.1038/s41393-017-0056-9

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Electrical stimulation—a mapping system for hand dysfunction in tetraplegia

Ines Bersch, Sabrina Koch-Borner & Jan Fridén

Spinal Cord 2018 56 :516 - 522; January 22, 2018; 10.1038/s41393-017-0042-2

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Comments on the Spinal Cord Ability Ruler

Amiram Catz, Luigi Tesio & Yoav Benjamini

Spinal Cord 2018 56 :523 - 524; January 31, 2018; 10.1038/s41393-018-0066-2

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The Spinal Cord Ability Ruler (SCAR) complements the Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM)

John Steeves, Armin Curt, Munish Mehra, Rüdiger Rupp, Andrew Blight et al.

Spinal Cord 2018 56 :525 - 526; January 31, 2018; 10.1038/s41393-018-0064-4

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