Publications

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ACT Focus Issue

The ACT Focus Issue is a collaboration of more than 50 researchers and clinicians across Canada. Published in the prestigious Journal of Neurotrauma, the Focus Issue contains 13 peer-reviewed articles based on the ACT project and uses clinical and demographic data collected from individuals who participate in the Rick Hansen SCI Registry.

Subject: Publications and Reports

Rehabilitation E-Scan Atlas

Propelled by the genuine compassion and commitment of Canadian rehab professionals, the Environmental Scan Atlas: Capturing Capacity in Canadian SCI Rehabilitation examines the complexities of SCI rehab, describes the current state of practice and maps the actions required to standardize and transform practice by 2020.

Subject: Publications and Reports

The Economic Burden of Urinary Tract Infection and Pressure Ulceration in Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Admissions: Evidence for Comparative Economics and Decision Analytics from a Matched Case-Control Study

White BAB, Dea N, Street JT, Cheng CL, Rivers CS, Attabib N, Kwon BK, Fisher CG, Dvorak MF. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Sep 18. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4934. [Epub ahead of print]

Subject: Economics, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

Health conditions: impact on function, health-related quality of life, and life satisfaction following traumatic spinal cord injury. A prospective observational registry cohort study

What factors are most associated with quality of life and life satisfaction in individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury once they are living back in the community? This study looked at personal factors, (such as age), injury factors (such as severity of SCI) and common health conditions (such as pressure sores and urinary tract infections).

Subject: Long-Term Health, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

Rural and Urban Living in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury and Comparing Environmental Barriers, Their Health, and Quality-of-Life Outcomes

Glennie RA, Batke J, Fallah N, Cheng CL, Rivers CS, Noonan VK, Dvorak MF, Fisher CG, Kwon BK, Street JT. J Neurotrauma. 2017 May 18. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4931. [Epub ahead of print]

Subject: Long-Term Health, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

Community Needs and Outcomes in Long-standing Spinal Cord Injury: Results from the Canadian SCI Community Survey

Subject: Long-Term Health, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

The Application of Operations Research Methodologies to the Delivery of Care Model for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: The Access to Care and Timing Project

Subject: OC: Entire Continuum, Optimized Care, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Registries: Improving Care across the SCI Care Continuum by Identifying Knowledge Gaps

Subject: OC: Entire Continuum, Optimized Care, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

Methodology of the Access to Care and Timing Simulation Model for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Care

Subject: OC: Entire Continuum, Optimized Care, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

Understanding Length of Stay after Spinal Cord Injury: Insights and Limitations from the Access to Care and Timing Project

Burns AS, Santos A, Cheng CL, Chan E, Fallah N, Atkins D, Dvorak MF, Ho C, Ahn H, Paquet J, Kwon BK, Noonan VK. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Mar 29. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4935. [Epub ahead of print]

Subject: OC: Entire Continuum, Optimized Care, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

Modeling the Patient Journey from Injury to Community Reintegration for Persons with Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in a Canadian Centre

Subject: OC: Entire Continuum, Optimized Care, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

Methylprednisolone for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Spinal Cord Injuries: A Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study from a Canadian Multi-Center Spinal Cord Injury Registry

Subject: OC: Acute, Optimized Care, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

Effect of older age on treatment decisions and outcomes among patients with traumatic spinal cord injury

Subject: OC: Acute, Optimized Care, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

Minimizing errors in acute traumatic spinal cord injury trials by acknowledging the heterogeneity of spinal cord anatomy and injury severity: an observational Canadian cohort analysis

Subject: OC: Acute, Optimized Care, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

The Influence of Time from Injury to Surgery on Motor Recovery and Length of Hospital Stay in Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: An Observational Canadian Cohort Study

Subject: OC: Acute, Optimized Care, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

The impact of spine stability on cervical spinal cord injury with respect to demographics, management, and outcome: a prospective cohort from a national spinal cord injury registry

Subject: OC: Acute, Optimized Care, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

Geomapping of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Canada and Factors Related to Triage Pattern

Cheng CL, Noonan VK, Shurgold J, Chen J, Rivers CS, Hamedani HK, Humphreys S, Bailey C, Attabib N, Mac-Thiong JM, Goytan M, Paquet J, Fox R, Ahn H, Kwon BK, Fourney DR. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Mar 22. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4929. [Epub ahead of print]

Subject: OC: Prehospital, Optimized Care, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

Optimizing Clinical Decision Making in Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Subject: OC: Acute, Optimized Care, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers

SCI Community Survey: Preliminary Results

This participants’ report is also the first activity within a comprehensive knowledge translation plan. In addition to academic journal articles, knowledge translation activities include providing data and support to SCI advocacy groups and its Canadian branches to ensure that results from the survey can be used for advocacy, nationally and in provincial jurisdictions.

Subject: Publications and Reports

An analysis of ideal and actual time to surgery after traumatic spinal cord injury in Canada

Glennie RA, Bailey CS, Tsai EC, Noonan VK, Rivers CS, Fourney DR, Ahn H, Kwon BK, Paquet J, Drew B, Fehlings MG, Attabib N, Christie SD, Finkelstein J, Hurlbert RJ, Parent S, Dvorak MF. Spinal Cord. 2017 Jun;55(6):618-623. doi: 10.1038/sc.2016.177. Epub 2017 Apr 18.

Subject: OC: Acute, Optimized Care, Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers