CNS releases new clinical practice guidelines for thoracolumbar spine trauma

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) has issued new clinical practice guidelines on the evaluation and treatment of patients with thoracolumbar spine trauma. The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines on the Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma have been published today in full text on the CNS website…

Patients with severe TBI recover to functional independence more often than before

Patients with severe traumatic brain injury treated at Helsinki University Hospital, Finland, recover to functional independence more often than before. At the same time, the proportions of elderly patients and patients treated conservatively have increased. The study found no specific reason to explain the observed improvement in outcomes; the results are accounted for by improvements…

Epidural stimulation aids in recovery of individuals with spinal cord injury

For the first time since 2009, Stefanie Putnam is able to prepare – and eat – meals for herself, put the vest on her service dog, Kaz, and drive herself to activities with her horse without losing consciousness or gasping for breath. 6th World Conference on Neurology and Neurosurgery will be organized during March 27-28, 2019 in…

UCLA biologists uncover how head injuries can lead to serious brain disorders

UCLA biologists have discovered how head injuries adversely affect individual cells and genes that can lead to serious brain disorders. The life scientists provide the first cell “atlas” of the hippocampus — the part of the brain that helps regulate learning and memory — when it is affected by traumatic brain injury. The team also…

Researchers find key differences in brains of males and females with schizophrenia

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found clear disparities in the way males and females–both those with schizophrenia and those who are healthy–discern the mental states of others. 6th World Conference on Neurology and Neurosurgery will be organized during March 27-28, 2019 in Paris, France. Neurology Conference 2019 aims to gather eminent scientists, research…

Epidural stimulation and locomotor training helps patients with spinal cord injury to walk

Of four research participants living with traumatic, motor complete spinal cord injury, two are able to walk over ground with epidural stimulation following epidural stimulation paired with daily locomotor training. In addition, all four participants achieved independent standing and trunk stability when using the stimulation and maintaining their mental focus. The study was conducted at…