Posts Tagged ‘decompression’
Posted on February 27th, 2012
‘Timing for a spinal cord injury matters,’ Toronto head of North American study says
Timing appears to be everything when it comes to surgery to help people who have suffered an upper spinal cord injury that can lead to quadriplegia, researchers say.
Posted on April 30th, 2008
Done within 24 hours, the procedure improved neurological outcomes a year later.
Surgical decompression of the spinal cord involves the removal of various tissue or bone fragments that are being squeezed and comprising the spinal cord. While commonly done after an injury occurs, the timing of the procedure varies widely.
The study looked at 170 patients with cervical spinal cord injuries, graded as A (most several neurological involvement) to D (least severe), who underwent decompression surgery.
Posted on November 7th, 2007
New experimental therapies are being — or soon may be — tested in clinical trials that could open the doors to a “golden era” for research to improve the treatments of people with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, stroke, and other severe movement disorders, scientists say.
Posted on May 1st, 2007
There are currently no effective therapies for spinal cord injuries. But a protein injection may help some patients walk again.
Posted on April 18th, 2007
A drug called Cethrin shows promise in treating people with spinal cord injury (SCI), according to a study by American and Canadian researchers.
Cethrin inhibits Rho, a signaling master switch that, when activated, triggers cell death and increases damage after SCI. Tests in animals with SCI have found that Cethrin inhibits cell death and promotes neural regeneration.