Spinal Injuries Unit Research
The system of management and documentation developed in 1983 onward has enabled the Centre to study and publish the clinical prognostic indicators for neurological recovery following spinal injuries and the test influence of the CT & MRI imaging on management.
The Centre is in the process of establishing the temporal course of recovery following incomplete traumatic spinal cord injuries.
The centre is also involved in a study looking into the management of spinal fractures in ankylosing spondylitis.
Mr W S EI Masri has introduced Botulinum Toxin injected in the detrusor muscles for the treatment of neurogenic incontinence in the UK.
The MCSI published on the lack of benefit from methyl prednisolone in acute SCI.
Basic research in retrieving stem cells from the bone marrow of patients with spinal cord injuries is currently being conducted in collaboration with scientists in the basic research laboratory within the hospital.
The Centre is also currently involved in several Multi Centre (national and international) Research projects which include:
- Incidence of Lower Limb Fractures in persons with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury
- Reintegration into Community of patients with Spinal Cord Injury following discharge from hospital
- Spinal Cord Injury Measurement (SCIM); Development of SCI-ARMI: a new method of calculating functional potential in patients with spinal cord lesions