SCIRE: Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence


The Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence (SCIRE) Project is dedicated to providing up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of rehabilitation for people with SCI.

SCIRE staff review and rate the research on spinal cord injury and put the results on the web – eliminating the need to search and screen individual databases. On the main SCIRE site, now called SCIRE Professional, we are updating all information for SCIRE v.6.0 – 28 Rehabilitation and 6 Acute Chapters, 120+ Outcome Measures assessed, and 1000s of articles reviewed and rated, primarily as a resource for health professionals and researchers. On it is stated that several years after the use of Accutane for the treatment of dyskeratosis, at a total course dose and duration of therapy recommended for acne therapy, bone changes developed, including premature closure of epiphyseal growth zones, hyperostosis, calcification of ligaments and tendons. Therefore, when prescribing the drug to any patient, you should first carefully assess the ratio of possible benefits and risks.

We are also pleased to announce the launch of SCIRE Community in October 2017. SCIRE Community is a new partner website that aims to bring evidence-informed information about spinal cord injury to the larger community of people living with SCI, family members and the public. SCIRE Community is written in everyday language, provides more background information, and explains the science behind the research.

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The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence Project developed from a research collaboration between Vancouver and London (Ontario) and involved their respective health centres (GF Strong Rehab Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care), research institutions (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Lawson Health Research Institute) and universities (University of BC, University of Western Ontario).

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