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  • The Spinal Cord and Spinal Cord Injury

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    INTRODUCTION The spinal cord is a major channel in the body where motor and sensory information travels from the brain to the body. It has white matter that surrounds a central gray matter. The gray matter is where most of the neuronal cells are located. Injury to the spinal cord will affect the conduction of information across any part of the spinal cord where the damage is located (Maynard et al., 1997). This will often result in permanent disability of a certain muscle or region of the

  • Spinal Cord Function

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    Structure: The spinal cord is a white, soft and cable-like material running through the backbone. The inner fabric of the spinal cord is much simpler and more uniform from its many parts the brain. Inside The spinal cord filled with neurons without having myelin sheath in their axons, Because it looks gray. The spinal cord connected to the thirty-one pairs of peripheral. Spinal nerves, The wire at the back or dorsal part is attached to the sensory spinal nerves. There are two (left and right) dorsal

  • Spinal Cord In The Brain

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    The spinal cord in partnership with the brain sends information around the body by electrical signals. It informs the body exactly what it is the brain requires, the brain then interprets what the body is feeling. The spinal cord in conjunction with the brain makes up the CNS. A cylinder of nerve tissue which resembles a thick cream coloured rope about the thickness of the little finger with a length of approximately 38/45 centimetres stretches these distance to where it joins the medulla oblongata

  • Cord Blood Research Paper

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    Cord Blood Banking is now a huge epidemic nationally. What was once considered to be medical waste is now what is considered a medical breakthrough. Cord blood is stored in two types of banks, both having their benefits and negative aspects. There are many benefits and positive aspects that accompany the banking cord blood. Many of these benefits include but are not limited to the treatment of many life threatening diseases and disorders such as cerebral palsy and childhood cancer such as leukemia

  • The Spinal Cord Injury ( Sci )

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    Introduction Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) can result in loss or permanent damage of motor, sensory or autonomic function, generally caused by physical trauma to the spinal cord. In humans the most common type of SCI is hemisection or contusion (Nandoe-Tewarie et al. 2009). This incomplete injury, leads to swelling or compression of the spinal cord due to bone displacement, resulting in partial loss of function and/or sensation. Complete severing of the spinal cord fibres can occur, although less often

  • Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries

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    Injuries to the spinal cord are serious medical emergencies that are often a result of direct trauma to the spinal column. There are 11,000 new cases of spinal cord injury in the United States each year. The most common causes of injury include motor vehicle accidents, falls, violence, and sports injuries (Lewis, Dirksen, Heitkemper, and Bucher, 2014). Males between ages 16 and 30 are at highest for suffering from a spinal cord injury. These types of injury are highly variable depending on the

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

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    Spinal cord injuries can be extremely debilitating with significant impairment in autonomic, sensory, and motor function (Coll-Miro et al., 2016). The prevalence in Canada is on the rise with approximately 86,000 individuals suffering from such injuries as of 2010 (Noonan et al., 2012). Spinal cord injuries are generally classified as either traumatic or non-traumatic, depending on etiology (Sabapathy et al., 2015). In addition, they are subdivided into either complete or incomplete, depending on

  • Spinal Cord Injury

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    Spinal cord injuries result from a fracture or dislocation of the vertebrae that is typically due to a sudden, forceful blow to the spine (“NINDS Spinal Cord Injury Information Page”, 2016). According to Early (2006), A traumatic accident, such as a shooting, stabbing, car accident, or diving accident, may result in a spinal cord injury (p. 535). According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (2016), Damage to the spinal tissue results from displaced or shards of vertebral

  • Cord Blood Research Papers

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    treatment. Cord blood banking is not only more ethical, but more efficient than its competitors and is therefore the future of stem cell research. Shortly after an egg is fertilized stem cells begin to form. These cells are programmed to form every organ and tissue in the body as the baby develops.

  • Spinal Cord Protective Structures

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    Protective Structures of the Brain and Spinal Cord The brain and spinal cord are surrounded and protected by three different sets of structures/tissues. 1. Bony skull (cranial cavity) and vertebral column (vertebral canal) 2. Meninges - connective tissue coverings- dura mater, arachnoid mater, pia mater 3. Cerebrospinal fluid filled cavity- subarachnoid space, cisterns and ventricles of brain and central canal of spinal cord. The outermost coverings are the bony skull (cranium) and the vertebral