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Spinal Cord Trauma: An Overview Of Normal Structure And Function, Primary And Secondary Mechanisms Of Injury, And Emerging Treatment Modalities, Daniel Morin May 2018

Spinal Cord Trauma: An Overview Of Normal Structure And Function, Primary And Secondary Mechanisms Of Injury, And Emerging Treatment Modalities, Daniel Morin

Senior Honors Theses

The structures of the spinal cord and vertebral column are designed to provide flexibility, while still providing ample protection for the spinal cord deep within. While it does offer remarkable protection against most routine trauma, the spinal cord is still vulnerable to high-force etiologies of trauma and may become damaged as a result. These events are referred to as primary injury. Following the initial injury, the body’s own physiological responses cause a cascade of deleterious effects, known as secondary injury. Secondary injury is a major therapeutic target in mitigating the effects of spinal cord injury (SCI), and much research ...


Evaluation Of Concussion Incidence And Modulating Factors In The 2013-2017 Australian Football League, Ryan Adams, George K. Lau, Jennifer B. Dai, Adam Y. Li, Kevin P. Cheung, Syed Haider, Alex Gometz Jan 2018

Evaluation Of Concussion Incidence And Modulating Factors In The 2013-2017 Australian Football League, Ryan Adams, George K. Lau, Jennifer B. Dai, Adam Y. Li, Kevin P. Cheung, Syed Haider, Alex Gometz

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (New York) Publications and Research

The increasing awareness and popularization of concussions in the research realm over the last few years have begun to shed more light on the detrimental effects associated with repetitive head trauma. While the majority of the current literature focuses on the National Football League (NFL) and National Hockey League (NHL), several other high-impact sports have been implementing concussion management protocols to protect their players. The Australian Football League (AFL) is a prime example of a major contact sport that has undertaken recent changes to its concussion assessment and management modalities. We recognize the benefit of reporting potential changes in concussion ...