Peking University Collaborates With Canada On Spinal Injury Research

An extension of an earlier agreement in 2011, the new collaboration will focus on applying accredited standards to the rehabilitation of patients with spinal injury.

AsianScientist (Apr. 29, 2014) – Peking University Third Hospital has signed an agreement on spinal cord injury research with two Canadian organizations, Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and Rick Hansen Institute (RHI).

This cooperation is an extension of the agreement first signed in 2011 between Peking University Third Hospital and RHI.

The collaboration will focus on reducing the occurrence and severity of permanent paralysis caused by spinal cord injury, boosting the rehabilitation of physical function after injury and decreasing the occurrence and severity of complications caused by spinal cord injury.

The three sides will also jointly design a plan to put the internationally-recognized ACI standard into effect. The ACI standard emphasizes evidence-based medicine and best practices for spinal cord injury during the acute stage and rehabilitation stage.

Rehabilitation of spinal cord injury caused by nature disasters, traffic accidents or athletic injury is a challenging problem requiring the long term care of patients. The Department of Orthopedics and Department of Rehabilitation in Peking University Third Hospital are both included in National Clinical Key Specialty Construction Projects and is a preferred choice for disability rehabilitation in China.


Source: Peking University.

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