AOSpine Masters Series, Volume 7: Spinal Cord Injury and Regeneration

AOSpine Masters Series, Volume 7: Spinal Cord Injury and Regeneration

World-renowned experts share the latest updates in translational research as well as surgical and nonsurgical strategies for treating spinal cord injury Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating, clinically challenging injury, leading to varying degrees of neurological function impairment and paralysis. Underlying biological mechanisms either inhibit or promote new growth in the spinal cord. Researchers […]

Neural Stem Cells & Supporting Cells--the New Therapeutic Tools for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury (Report)

Neural Stem Cells & Supporting Cells–the New Therapeutic Tools for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury (Report)

Introduction Stem cells are key players in the development and maintenance of specific mammalian tissues, and their presence has been long established in blood, skin and intestine. A general definition of stem cell is “a cell that is capable of both self renewal and differentiation”. Stem cells are considered multipotent; since they can produces mature […]

Spinal Cord Stimulation As a Method of Reducing Opioids in Severe Chronic Pain: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Case Study)

Spinal Cord Stimulation As a Method of Reducing Opioids in Severe Chronic Pain: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Case Study)

Introduction Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) was first described in the literature in 1967, when it was used by Shealy to treat pain secondary to invasive cancer involving the thoracic nerve roots. (1) Shortly after this initial report, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of SCS for neuropathic pain of the trunk and […]

Vascular Anatomy of the Spinal Cord

Vascular Anatomy of the Spinal Cord

This book systematically describes the angioarchitecture of the spinal cord. Microradiographs of superficial and intrinsic arterial supply and venous drainage patterns provide the anatomical basis needed to understand spinal vascular disorders. These post mortem studies are supplemented by clinical spinal angiographies and case studies.Rapid advances in imaging technology have facilitated the solution of many diagnostic […]

Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Tumors of the Brain/Spinal Cord (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Report)

Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Tumors of the Brain/Spinal Cord (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Report)

The College of American Pathologists offers these protocols to assist pathologists in providing clinically useful and relevant information when reporting results of surgical specimen examinations. The College regards the reporting elements in the “Surgical Pathology Cancer Case Summary (Checklist)” portion of the protocols as essential elements of the pathology report. However, the manner in which […]