SCI Publications

Spinal cord injury (SCI) researchers around the world are continually making advances and publishing the latest findings from their studies. The SRI cannot provide a comprehensive list of publications in the SCI research field, but with the assistance of the SCI research community, we hope to list some recent and key publications in the field (in alphabetical order). If you are a SCI researcher and would like some of your publications listed below please email details to

Biering-Sorenson F, Bryden AM, Curt A, Friden J, Harvey L, Mulcahey MJ, Popovic M, Prochazka A, Sinnott KA, Snoek G. International spinal cord injury upper extremity basic data set. Spinal Cord. 2014. doi: 10.1038/sc.2014.87

Dunn JA, Hay-Smith E J, Keeling, S, & Sinnott, KA. Decision-making about upper limb tendon transfer surgery by people with tetraplegia for more than 10 years. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2016. 97(6, Suppl. 2), S88-S96. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.09.026

Ellis AG, Zeglinski PT, Brown DJ, Frauman AG, Millard M & JB Furness.  Pharmacokinetics of the ghrelin agonist capromorelin in a single ascending dose Phase-I safety trial in spinal cord-injured and able-bodied volunteers. Spinal Cord. 2015. 53, 103–108

Gainche L, Berlowitz DJ, LeGuen M, Ruehland WR, O’Donoghue FJ, Trinder, Graco M, Schembri R, Eckert DJ, Rochford PD & Jordan AS. Nasal resistance is elevated in people with tetraplegia and is reduced by topical sympathomimetic administration. Journal of Clinical and Sleep Medicine (accepted for publication) 2016

Goh MY, Wong E, Millard M, Brown D, Berlowitz D & O'Callaghan C. Response to: A retrospective review of sleep disordered breathing, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases in spinal cord injury patients. Spinal Cord. 2015. 53. 498

Harvey, LA, Dunlop SA, Churilov L, Galea MP, Sinnott K, Spinal Cord Injury Physical Activity (SCIPA) Hands On Trial Collaborators. Early intensive hand rehabilitation is not more effective than usual care plus one-to-one hand therapy in people with sub-acute spinal cord injury (‘Hands On’):a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy. 2016. 62, 88–95

Koehn LM, Dong Q, Er S-Y, Rash LD, King GF, Dziegielewska KM, Saunders NR, Habgood MD. Selective inhibition of ASIC1a confers functional and morphological protection following traumatic spinal cord injury. 2016. F1000Research, doi: 10.12688/f1000research.9094.1

Middleton J, Piccenna L, Gruen R, Williams s, Creasey G, Dunlop S, Brown D, Batchelor P, Berlowitz DJ, Coates S, Dunn J, Furness J, Galea M, Geraghty T, Kwon B, Urquhart S, Yates D, Bragge P. Developing a Spinal Cord Injury Research Strategy using a structured process of evidence review and stakeholder dialogue. Part III: Outcomes. Spinal Cord. 2015. 53. 729-737

Post MWM, Charlifue S, Biering-Sørensen F, Catz A, Dijkers M, Geyh S, J Horsewell J, Noonan V, Noreau N, Tate D, Sinnott KA. International spinal cord injury data set for activities and participation. Spinal Cord. 2015. DOI:10.1038/sc.188

Roberts J, Berlowitz DJ, Spong J.  Modification of a motor-response dependent measure of daytime sleepiness (OSLER-2). Sleep Disorders and Therapy. 2015.

Ruehland, WR, Rochford, PD, Pierce, RJ, Webster, KE, Trinder, JA, Jordan, AS, O'Donoghue, FJ. Sensory detection of threshold intensity resistive loads in severe obstructive sleep apnoea. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology.  Accepted for Publication. 2016.

Saunders NR, Habgood MD, Møllgård K, Dziegielewska KM.  The biological significance of brain barrier mechanisms: help or hindrance in drug delivery to the central nervous system? F1000Res. 2016. Mar 10;5. pii: F1000 Faculty Rev-313. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.7378.1.

Sinnott KA, Dunn J A, Wangdell J, Johanson ME, Hall AS, & Post MW. Measurement of outcomes of upper limb reconstructive surgery for tetraplegia. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2016. 97(6, Suppl. 2), S169-S181. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.10.110

Spong J, Graco M, Brown DJ, Schembri R, Berlowitz DJ. Subjective sleep disturbances and quality of life in chronic tetraplegia . Spinal Cord. 2015.DOI:10.1038/sc.2015.68

van Silfhout L, Peters AE, Berlowitz DJ, Schembri R, Thijssen D, Graco M. Long-term change in respiratory function following spinal cord injury. Spinal cord. 2016. Jan 12

van Silfhout L, Peters AE, Graco M, Schembri R, Nunn AK, Berlowitz DJ. Validation of the Dutch clinical prediction rule for ambulation outcomes in an inpatient setting following traumatic spinal cord injury. Spinal cord. 2015.  Nov 10


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