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Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology

Restoring Function to the Injured Human Spinal Cord

Authors: Borgens, Richard B.

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Of catastrophic traumas to the human body, spinal cord injury (SCI) has least benefited from innovations arising from the new biology. Since after WW II, the "standard of care" for SCI has changed little. The controversial use of high dosages of steroids has provided only modest benefit to patients – but not without the enhanced risk of mortality. Novel therapies arising form biochemistry and genetics have not materialized in over 15 years, and are unlikely to in the author’s opinion. Instead, appreciation of biophysics and cell physiology in controlling nerve injury, growth, regeneration, and function has produced innovative clinical approaches now in testing in human spinal cord injury.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Restoring Function to the Injured Human Spinal Cord
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology
Series Volume
171
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-59361-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-59361-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-44367-4
Series ISSN
0301-5556
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 161
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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