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Topics in NeuroRehab Ep 27: Bone Density Health after Spinal Cord Injury - ReWalk – More Than Walking

Topics in NeuroRehab Ep 27: Bone Density Health after Spinal Cord Injury

Hear from Dr. Christopher Cirnigliaro, Ph.D., CEP, CBDT, Senior Research Coordinator at the VA RR&D National Center for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY as he discusses recent research examining bone health after SCI. Learn about the current methods being utilized for examination, prognosis and treatment of this commonly faced issue.

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To learn more about Dr. Cirnigliaro’s research and some of the resources he mentions in his talk, please follow the links below:

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  • Garland, D E et al. “Osteoporosis after spinal cord injury.” Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society vol. 10,3 (1992): 371-8. doi:10.1002/jor.1100100309 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1569500/
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  • McPherson, J G et al. “Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry of the knee in spinal cord injury: methodology and correlation with quantitative computed tomography.” Spinal cord vol. 52,11 (2014): 821-5. doi:10.1038/sc.2014.122 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25023…
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  • Morse, Leslie R et al. “Bone Mineral Density Testing in Spinal Cord Injury: 2019 ISCD Official Position.” Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry vol. 22,4 (2019): 554-566. doi:10.1016/j.jocd.2019.07.012 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31501…
  • Shields, Richard K et al. “Bone mineral density after spinal cord injury: a reliable method for knee measurement.” Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation vol. 86,10 (2005): 1969-73. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2005.06.001 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16213…
  • Spungen, Ann M et al. “The design of a randomized control trial of exoskeletal-assisted walking in the home and community on quality of life in persons with chronic spinal cord injury.” Contemporary clinical trials vol. 96 (2020): 106102. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2020.106102 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32800…
  • Vestergaard, P et al. “Fracture rates and risk factors for fractures in patients with spinal cord injury.” Spinal cord vol. 36,11 (1998): 790-6. doi:10.1038/sj.sc.3100648 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9848488/
  • Watts, Nelson B et al. “2013 International Society for Clinical Densitometry Position Development Conference: Task Force on Normative Databases.” Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry vol. 16,4 (2013): 472-81. doi:10.1016/j.jocd.2013.08.001 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24076…
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