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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

The origin of the descending projections to the spinal cord at different stages of development in the North American opossum (Didelphis virginiana) Part 1: Brainstem-spinal projections : Part II: Corticospinal projections /

Cabana, Therese January 1983 (has links)
No description available.

Maturation of rat spinal cord : I. A rapid method for removal. II. A comparison with cerebrum of lipid composition and protein content. III. The lipid composition of microsomal and myelin fractions /

De Sousa, Byron Nagib January 1976 (has links)
No description available.

A lumped parameter computer model for observed variability and standarization of experimental spinal cord injury by the method of Allen /

Hashemi, Mohammad-Reza January 1976 (has links)
No description available.

Activity limitations and participation restrictions four years after traumatic spinal cord injury in Cape Town, South Africa

van Wyk, Vania January 2018 (has links)
Magister Scientiae (Physiotherapy) - MSc(Physio) / The distressing event of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) leads to complete or incomplete injury, and results in many complications such as such as neurogenic shock, cardiovascular disease, temperature regulatory problems, respiratory complications, dysphagia, thromboembolism, and pressure ulcers amongst others. These complications limit the individual’s functioning and participation. Participation is fruitful and meaningful when you are actively involved in a specific activity. To understand the lack of participation within a specific setting, it is important to know what the limitations in activities are, and what causes these limitations. The goal of rehabilitation should be to reintegrate patients back into the community so that they can fulfil their roles. Aim: The aim of the study was (1) To determine included participants’ socio-demographic and injury characteristics; (2) To describe healthcare services received by people living with long-term Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (TCSI) over the past 12 months; (3) To determine the point prevalence of common activity limitations of survivors of TSCI four years after injury; (4) To determine the point prevalence of participation restrictions of survivors of TSCI four years after injury; and (5) To determine factors associated with activity limitations and selected participation restrictions four years after injury.

The relationships between pain and sleep in spinal cord injury patients

Pillay, Diana Subramony January 2016 (has links)
Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Medicine 2015 / Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating injury affecting many South Africans. The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between SCI pain and sleep issues during acute inpatient rehabilitation. Seventeen participants were recruited. There were 2 interviews in the study; the 1st interview was done on the day participants were recruited. The 2nd interview was conducted a day before participants were discharged. The time elapsed between the first and second interview was 7.9±2.4. The patients were discharged from the Auckland Rehabilitation hospital (Hope ward). In the 2nd interview the questionnaires for pain, sleep and mood measures were repeated, and two additional questions were asked and the answers recorded for analysis of content. The key findings were; majority of the participants were Black, male (82%). The main cause of traumatic SCI was motor vehicle accident (59%). The common sites of injury were in the legs and neck/shoulder areas in both assessment (admission and discharge). The verbal descriptors that were commonly chosen in both assessments were, “sharp, shooting and tight.” Below level neuropathic pain, followed by musculoskeletal pain were the common types of pain reported. Pain interference was reported greatest in sleep and on average pain intensity was moderate (4-6 on 11-point Numerical Rating Scale). Strong correlations and positive relationships between Pain Catastrophizing Scale and subscales, and with the Pittsburgh Insomnia Rating total scale and subscales were reported in this study. Environmental factors were reported to affect sleep. A high incidence of Restless Leg Syndrome was reported in this study (24%). Depression was commonly reported by participants in both assessments. No significant association was found for the measures of sleep, Restless Leg Syndrome, depression and quality of life and the injury characteristics that were assessed. Significant associations were found at the 95% confidence levels for pain scores and injury characteristics (completeness of injury, level of injury and pain sites). Further studies in this area of pain and sleep management is warranted. It is important that clinicians and researchers in this area find appropriate management for secondary issues which have a severe impact on the daily activities of SCI people, decreasing their quality of life. Key words: SCI pain, sleep disturbances, mood / MT2016

A morphological and biochemical study on the hemisected rat spinal cord implanted with cultured astrocytes.

January 1993 (has links)
Joie Jie Wang. / Thesis (M.Phil.)--Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1993. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 121-132). / ABSTRACT --- p.i / ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS --- p.iii / LIST OF TABLE --- p.vii / LIST OF FIGURES --- p.viii / LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS --- p.xii / Chapter CHAPTER I. --- INTRODUCTION --- p.1 / Chapter I.1. --- Fibre tracts of the rat spinal cord --- p.1 / Chapter I.2. --- Histopathological responses to spinal cord injuries --- p.2 / Chapter I.3. --- Failure of CNS regeneration --- p.4 / Intrinsic inability of CNS neurons themselves to regenerate --- p.4 / Inappropriate synapse without normal functioning --- p.5 / Progressive necrosis and cystic cavities --- p.5 / Autoimmune explanation for the failure of regeneration --- p.6 / Glial scarring --- p.6 / Absence of Schwann cells in the CNS --- p.7 / Lack of requisite growth factors --- p.8 / Chapter I.4. --- The use of transplants --- p.9 / Transplants of fetal nerve tissues --- p.9 / Transplants of peripheral nerve tissues --- p.10 / Transplants of neuroglial cells --- p.11 / Transplants of central neurons --- p.12 / Chapter I.5. --- Objectives of the present study --- p.13 / Chapter CHAPTER II. --- METERIALS AND METHODS --- p.15 / Chapter II.1. --- Hemisection of rats --- p.15 / Chapter II.2. --- Preparation of purified cortical astrocytes --- p.15 / Chapter II.3. --- Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) --- p.18 / Chapter II.4. --- HistologýؤLight microscopy --- p.19 / Chapter II.5. --- Measurement of volume of scar tissue --- p.19 / Chapter II.6. --- Immunofluorescence staining --- p.20 / Chapter II.7. --- Transmission electron microscopy --- p.23 / Chapter II.8. --- Comparison of expression of various proteins in the spinal cord --- p.24 / Polyacrylainide gel electrophoresis --- p.24 / Western blotting --- p.26 / Chapter CHAPTER III. --- RESULTS --- p.28 / Chapter III.1. --- Survival of cultured astrocytes --- p.28 / Chapter III.2. --- Light microscopy --- p.28 / Hemotoxylin and Eosin staining --- p.28 / Toluidine Blue staining --- p.30 / PHAL labelled astrocytes --- p.31 / Immunofluorescence staining --- p.32 / N-CAM --- p.32 / GFAP --- p.33 / NF --- p.34 / Chapter III.3. --- Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) --- p.35 / Chapter III.4. --- Determination of the volume of scar tissue --- p.37 / Chapter III.5. --- Gel electrophoresis --- p.38 / Chapter III.6. --- Immunoblotting and densitometry --- p.38 / Chapter CHAPTER IV. --- DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS --- p.115 / REFERENCES --- p.121

Axonal regeneration of descending brain neurons in larval lamprey

Zhang, Lei, January 1999 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999. / Typescript. Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 138-148). Also available on the Internet.

Investigating factors that influence the goal setting process for occupational therapy intervention with spinal cord injured individuals /

Barclay, Linda Unknown Date (has links)
Thesis (MHlthSc(OccTh))--University of South Australia, 1999

Investigating factors that influence the goal setting process for occupational therapy intervention with spinal cord injured individuals /

Barclay, Linda Unknown Date (has links)
Thesis (MHlthSc(OccTh))--University of South Australia, 1999

Irrational beliefs and psychosocial adjustment of people with spinal cord injuries /

Tse, Lee-shing, Jeffrey. January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Hong Kong, 2008.

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