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Comparison of three wheelchair cushions for effectiveness of pressure relief.

This study compared the short-term pressure-relieving ability of the three most commonly prescribed wheelchair cushions (Roho, Jay, Pindot) for a person with SCI. The number of pressure sensors registering at the buttock-cushion interface...

First-ever guidelines for spinal cord injuries.

How spinal cord injuries (SCI) are managed--especially in the critical early stages--has a profound effect on a patient's outcome. The publication of the first comprehensive SCI, treatment guidelines is an important step in standardizing...

Management of the spinal cord injured football player.

TIERNEY AND COLLEAGUES ASSESSED THE EFFECT OF head position and football equipment (helmet and shoulder pads) on cervical spinal cord space in subjects lying supine on a spine board. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data...

Laserpuncture is a New Treatment for SCI?

LASERPUNCTURE FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY Laurance Johnston, Ph.D. Laserpuncture is generating much attention in France and other parts of Europe as an alternative medicine treatment for spinal cord injury (SCI) and related physical disabilities. As...

Rover in Rehab

Therapy dogs work with SCI patients at University of Washington and Harborview Medical Centers Animal lovers know how comforting a pet can be. Health care providers now recognize that the unconditional love and companionship...

The ‘sport’ of bioengineering

Yes, it is a picture of the Olympic rings, but the rings themselves are constructed out of living nerve cells. This biological version of the icon of sporting excellence measures 3.4 millimetres - about one-eighth...

Dip-Stick Testing for Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common problem for persons with spinal cord injury. Signs and symptoms of UTI may include cloudy urine, increased Spasticity, fever, chills, and urinary frequency and Incontinence. Sometimes the signs...

Tube ‘could repair’ spinal injuries

Doctors trying to find a way to repair devastating spinal injuries have used a plastic tube implant to restore some movement in rats. However, experts say this is simply a step forward in the search...

Thank Goodness for Friends

The Beatles song "I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends" could be my theme song. Literally. I need a lot of help! Let me explain. I guess you all know me by...

Life Satisfaction Among Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries

Every year, approximately 10,000 persons in the United States, typically young adults (New Mobility, 1996), seriously injure their spinal cords and become permanently paralyzed. Through advances in medical treatment, most persons survive a spinal...