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Clinical therapeutic guideline for neurorestoration in spinal cord injury (Chinese version 2016)

Authors Feng YP, Sun TS, Chen L, Xie JX, Zhang ZC, Huang HY, He XJ

Received 12 August 2016

Accepted for publication 29 September 2016

Published 3 April 2017 Volume 2017:5 Pages 73—83

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JN.S119581

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

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Editor who approved publication: Prof. Dr. Hari Shanker Sharma


Yaping Feng,1,* Tiansheng Sun,2,* Lin Chen,3 Jiaxin Xie,1 Zhicheng Zhang,2 Hongyun Huang,4 Xijing He5

On behalf of the Chinese Association of Neurorestoratology and Chinese Branch of the International Association of Neurorestoratology

1Department of Neurosurgery, Kunming General Hospital of People’s Liberation Army (Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Center of People’s Liberation Army), Kunming, Yunnan, 2Department of Orthopedics, Beijing Army General Hospital, 3Department of Neurosurgery, Yuquan Hospital, Tsinghua University, 4Institute of Neurorestoratology, General Hospital of Armed Police Forces, Beijing, 5Department of Orthopedics, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaaxi, China

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Abstract: Restoring functions following spinal cord injury (SCI) was the most challenging task in clinical practice in the past. Fortunately, some effective neurorestorative methods have been exploited in acute, subacute, and chronic phase of SCI. There were no clinical neurorestorative therapeutic guidelines available before this document which can be followed by physicians to manage patients with acute, subacute, and chronic SCI. This guideline will be a helpful reference to physicians to implement their neurorestorative strategies that can help to improve the neurological functions in patients with SCI and their quality of life.

Keywords: clinical therapeutic guideline, neurorestorative strategies, spinal cord injury, cell therapy, cordotomy, neurotization

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