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Spinal registry launched to improve surgical outcomes for patients

Northgate Public Services (NPS) has created a spinal registry for EUROSPINE, an organisation dedicated to improving the outcomes for patients with spinal and neck injuries. The Spine Tango registry, which was originally created in 2002, has

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Imaging procedures at National Spinal Injuries Centre to be enhanced and future-proofed with MRI system

A new-to-the-UK MRI system has been ordered for the first time to take its place at the internationally recognised National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, part of Buckinghamshire

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Horatio’s Garden receives Royal Patronage

Horatio’s Garden has announced the news that Princess Eugenie has become the charity’s Royal Patron. Her Royal Highness will be supporting the charity’s vision of bringing thriving gardens to all

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NuVasive LessRay Platform wins top honour at 2019 Edison Awards

NuVasive, a spine technology innovation company, focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions, recently announced its LessRay® radiation reduction and workflow enhancement platform was voted a

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Finnish spinal cord injury rehabilitation research receives significant funding from Wings for Life Foundation

Nexstim Plc, a targeted neuromodulation company developing and marketing navigated, personalised and non-invasive brain stimulation systems for diagnostics and therapy recently announced that Helsinki University Hospital in Finland has received

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An ‘EpiPen’ for spinal cord injuries

An injection of nanoparticles can prevent the body’s immune system from overreacting to trauma, potentially preventing some spinal cord injuries from resulting in paralysis. The approach was demonstrated in mice

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New NICE guidelines will help doctors recognise and refer people with suspected neurological conditions

Published in May, the NICE guidelines makes recommendations about which symptoms and signs should prompt a referral for further neurological assessment. It also covers some examinations, assessment tools and investigative

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The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh at ‘epicentre’ of skills drive to make surgical care safer

While the technical skills of surgeons and surgical teams are of critical importance, until relatively recently the non-technical skills for surgeons (NOTSS) have generally tended to slip under the radar.

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Promising treatment for shoulder pain in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury

A New Jersey team of researchers has reported the successful, long-term relief of chronic refractory shoulder pain in a wheelchair user with spinal cord injury (SCI) following a single injection