Category: ‘Therapies and Procedures’
Posted on January 12th, 2021
Almost 18,000 Americans experience traumatic spinal cord injuries every year. Many of these people are unable to use their hands and arms and can’t do everyday tasks such as eating, grooming or drinking water without help.
Posted on August 14th, 2020
Osmotic therapy device reduces swelling to prevent secondary injuries in rats
When injured, the spinal cord swells, restricting blood flow and causing critical and permanent motor, sensory, and autonomic function damage. Rapid prevention of spinal cord swelling immediately after injury is key to preventing more serious damage. The only treatment to date has been steroid therapy with methylprednisolone, which is minimally effective.
Posted on July 28th, 2020
Researchers at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam had a breakthrough that could help paralyzed people be able to stand on their own feet with support. They found that the stimulation of a nerve node in the lower back, the spinal ganglion, elicits muscle responses that allow people with a full spinal cord injury to bear their own weight, the hospital said.
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.