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Recovery of Motor Function Following Spinal Cord Injury

Edited by Heidi Fuller

Keele University, United Kingdom


Restoration of motor function following spinal cord injury is a complex and challenging task. By reviewing emerging cellular, pharmacological, rehabilitative, as well as surgical approaches, this book seeks to highlight promising therapeutic strategies for the repair and regeneration of motor circuitry. The multidisciplinary nature of these approaches illustrates various routes to bridging the gap between the bench and the bedside and to identify the challenges that must be overcome in order to bring about a viable therapeutic strategy for spinal cord injury patients.

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Recovery of Motor Function Following Spinal Cord InjuryEdited by Heidi Fuller

Published: August 17th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61539

ISBN: 978-953-51-2498-6

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2497-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7290-1

Copyright year: 2016

Books open for chapter submissions

15134 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Experimental Spinal Cord Injury Models in Rodents: Anatomical Correlations and Assessment of Motor Recovery

By Christina F. Vogelaar and Veronica Estrada


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2. In Vitro Models of Spinal Cord Injury

By Lucia Slovinska, Juraj Blasko, Miriam Nagyova, Eva Szekiova and Dasa Cizkova


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3. Protective Role of the Immune System in Spinal Cord Injury: Immunomodulation with Altered Peptide Ligands

By Paola Suárez‐Meade and Antonio Ibarra


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4. Role of the Neuroinflammation in the Degree of Spinal Cord Injury: New Therapeutic Strategies

By Irene Paterniti, Emanuela Esposito and Salvatore Cuzzocrea


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5. Normal Distribution and Plasticity of Serotonin Receptors after Spinal Cord Injury and Their Impacts on Motor Outputs

By Mengliang Zhang


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6. Docosahexaenoic Acid Promotes Recovery of Motor Function by Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Mechanisms

By John V. Priestley and Adina T. Michael-Titus


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7. Role of JAK-STAT Signalling on Motor Function Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury

By Victor S. Tapia and Juan Larrain


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8. Bridging Defects in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Using Peripheral Nerve Grafts: From Basic Science to Clinical Experience

By Sherif M. Amr


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9. Stem Cell Therapies for Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

By Vanessa M. Doulames, Laura M. Marquardt, Bhavaani Jayaram, Christine D. Plant and Giles W. Plant


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10. Orthoses for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

By Mokhtar Arazpour, Monireh Ahmadi Bani, Mohammad Ebrahim Mousavi, Mahmood Bahramizadeh and Mohammad Ali Mardani


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11. Non-invasive Brain Stimulation to Characterize and Alter Motor Function after Spinal Cord Injury

By Aaron Z. Bailey, Hunter J. Fassett, Tea Lulic, Jenin El Sayes and Aimee J. Nelson


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12. Emerging Techniques for Assessment of Sensorimotor Impairments after Spinal Cord Injury

By Filipe Barroso, Diego Torricelli and Juan C. Moreno


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