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Carlos Alberto Cuellar Ramos

Universidad Anáhuac

In the last decade, diverse research areas have developed novel approaches to overcome dysfunctions after a spinal cord injury (SCI). Even though motor restoration attracts the most clinical attention, sensory, autonomic, and mental health are also aspects fundamental to improving the quality of life of SCI patients. Over four sections of therapeutic, rehabilitation, and technological approaches, this book examines preclinical and clinical studies using mesenchymal stem cells and pharmacological or electrical stimulation strategies. Chapters also address the impact of paraplegia and associated loss of autonomic functions, including bowel and sexual dysfunction, as well as the convergence of new technologies aimed at providing postural support and enhancing mobility.

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ParaplegiaEdited by José Juan Antonio Ibarra Arias

Published: May 12th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87608

ISBN: 978-1-78985-542-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-541-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-749-1

Copyright year: 2021

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1. Introductory Chapter: Clinical Approaches for Treating Paraplegia

By Diego Incontri-Abraham and José Juan Antonio Ibarra Arias


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2. Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Clinical Use after Spinal Cord Injury

By Karla Soria-Zavala, Julián García-Sánchez and Roxana Rodríguez-Barrera


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3. Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Pre-Clinical Models of Spinal Cord Injury

By Gunel Guliyeva, Ricardo A. Torres Guzman, Francisco R. Avila Verduzco, Oluwasen O. Akinduro, Hugo Guerrero-Cazares, Paola Suarez Meade, Antonio J. Forte, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa and Rachel Sarabia-Estrada


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4. Strategies to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries: Single Vs. Combined Treatments

By Vinnitsa Buzoianu-Anguiano and Ismael Jiménez Estrada


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5. Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapies for Paraplegia: Preclinical and Clinical Studies

By Fereshteh Azedi, Kazem Mousavizadeh and Mohammad Taghi Joghataei


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6. Rehabilitation Therapies in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

By Brenda Rodríguez-Mendoza, Paola A. Santiago-Tovar, Marco A. Guerrero-Godinez and Elisa García-Vences


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7. Psychological Sexual Health of People with Paraplegia

By Stefano Federici, Francesco Artegiani, Daniele Diotallevi, Giovanna Caruso and Alessandra Castellani Mencarelli


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8. Beyond the Quality of Life in Bowel Dysfunction after Spinal Cord Injury: Approaches to the Consequences in Motility, Immune System, and Microbiome

By Estefanía de la Cruz-Castillo and Elisa García-Vences


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9. Development of an Intelligent Standing Wheelchair with Reclining Characteristics

By Ignatio Madanhire, Tawanda Mushiri and Panganai Musariri


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10. The Role of Supraspinal Structures for Recovery after SCI: From Motor Dysfunction to Mental Health

By Braniff de la Torre-Valdovinos, Laura Paulina Osuna-Carrasco and Carlos Alberto Cuellar Ramos


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11. Use of Exoskeletons in the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Paraplegia Patients

By Susana Martiñón and Ricardo Hernández-Miramontes


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