September 4, 2013

Journal Of Spinal Cord Medicine Publishes September Conference Issue

The September issue of the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine focuses on, “The Changing Face of Spinal Cord Injury,” the theme for the 2013 meeting of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Professionals. Research articles address topics in urology, neuroscience, rehabilitation psychology, physiology, gastroenterology, and infectious disease.The conference dates are September 2-4 at Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conference abstracts are available for free download at:

The issue’s lead article is a state-of-the-art review of the use of botulinum toxin in neurogenic detrusor overactivity by Todd Linsenmeyer, MD, of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.  Dr. Linsenmeyer, a urologist and  SCI specialist, is also co-author of the article on the role of annual urodynamic evaluations in bladder management. US scientists contributed research articles covering a range of topics in spinal cord injury medicine and research. Six research studies were funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs; one was funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

-Heavy reliance on carbohydrate across a wide range of exercise intensities during voluntary arm ergometry

-Safety and benefits of colonoscopy

-Prediction of limb lean tissue mass from bioimpedance spectroscopy

-Prospective and retrospective reports on the prevalence of heart rate and blood pressure abnormalities in veterans

-Effect of low-dose baclofen therapy on plasma insulin-like growth factor-1 concentrations in men

-Association of age, pain, and fatigue with physical functioning and depressive symptoms in persons with SCI*

-Antibiotic prescribing trends in the emergency department for veterans

-Marfan syndrome and symptomatic sacral cyst: report of two cases

*Funded by NIDDR Aging ARRT grant no. H133B080024.

The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine (JSCM) serves the international community of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with injuries/disorders of the spinal cord. JSCM is the peer-reviewed official journal of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, a US-based multidisciplinary organization serving scientists, physicians, psychologists, nurses, therapists and social workers in the field of spinal cord injury care and research. The editor is Donald Bodner, MD, of the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. JSCM is published 6 times a year by Maney Publishing.


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