Thursday, April 22, 2021

Yearly Archives: 2000

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...

Pig Snouts Used to Treat Spinal Cord Injury

In a recent study, scientists used cells from pig snouts to successfully repair severed spinal cords in rats. The pig cells were engineered so that they would not be rejected by the rat's immune...

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...

Exacerbating cervical spine injury by applying a hard collar.

Neck immobilisation is vital in patients with suspected Cervical spine injuries and generally involves applying a hard cervical collar--usually by ambulance crew, nurses, or junior doctors. We present the case of a patient with...

TYPES OF SPINAL INJURY

Traumatic spinal cord injuries are associated with skeletal and ligamentous as well as intraspinal pathology. The most common Cervical level for spinal cord injury is C5, followed by C6 and then C4. T12...

Sexual problems of disabled patients

ABC of sexual health Almost 4% of the UK population have some form of physical, sensory, or intellectual Impairment--almost 2.5 million people. Many of these disabling conditions can produce sexual problems of desire, arousal, orgasm,...

A Comparison Between People with Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severe traumatic Disability that occurs suddenly and affects both sensory and Motor functions. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center 1999), there are about 203,000 persons...

To Walk Again or Not Walk Again

I was listening to a tape on the Internet at Greg Smith's On-A-Roll Talk Radio on Life and Disability (excellent site by the way). At first, I was surprised at the diversion in the...