Category: ‘Therapies and Procedures’
Posted on May 16th, 2020
Scientists have discovered a new treatment to dramatically reduce swelling after brain and spinal cord injuries, offering hope to 75 million victims worldwide each year.
The breakthrough in treating such injuries – referred to as central nervous system (CNS) oedema – is thought to be hugely significant because current options are limited to putting patients in an induced coma or performing risky surgery.
Posted on March 12th, 2020
Scientists translate research in the evaluation of neurogenic bowel and bladder toward the goal of improving independence, self-efficacy, and quality of life among individuals with spinal cord injury.
Among the many challenges to independence and quality of life after spinal cord injury, two complications have emerged as top priorities for researchers – neurogenic bowel and neurogenic bladder. With funding from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, researchers formulated a framework for planning and executing the research needed in these areas, and established recommendations for translating research findings into practical recommendations for community use by individuals with spinal cord injury.
Posted on January 3rd, 2020
Dr. Jonathan Jagid, chief of functional neurosurgery and researcher at University of Miami Health System, discusses a study in partnership with The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis that translates thoughts into movement for patients with spinal cord injury (SCI).
Posted on December 19th, 2019
Posted on December 6th, 2019
Jerod Nieder has been paralyzed from the chest down for the past eight years, but lying on his back as researchers call out commands — “right knee up” — Nieder is able to slowly move his knee toward his chest.