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Yearly Archives: 2002

Reeve recovery hopes boosted

Scientists have uncovered evidence that actor Christopher Reeve could make a full recovery from paralysis if his spinal injury can be fixed. Reeve, the star of the Superman films, was paralysed from the neck down...

Spinal cord injuries often missed, mismanaged – In House

Despite a growing awareness of the association between automobile accidents and spinal cord injuries, a recent British study shows that nearly one in 10 such injuries is being missed in acute care settings. Poonnoose and...

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...

Spinal Cord: Heal Thyself

Transplanted stem cells can improve Motor skills in injured rats FRIDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDayNews) -- Japanese researchers are reporting yet another advance in the repair of damaged body parts using fetal stem cells. This one could...

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...

Benefit for paralyzed snowboarder takes off

BRECKENRIDGE - On April 6, 2002, Matt Wyffels was competing at Copper Mountain and broke his back. After suffering a spinal cord injury, doctors told Wyffels he'd never be able to use his legs again. Wyffels...

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...