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Daily Archives: October 3, 2003

New Driving Technology for People with SCI

The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine recently acquired a new full-size van for its Driving Rehabilitation Program that is equipped with adaptive technology advanced enough to enable people with C5 spinal cord injuries to...

New Findings in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment

Pressure ulcers are a common, debilitating, and costly complication of SCI, often requiring long periods of immobility, hospitalization, and/or surgery. Patients with SCI are therefore carefully instructed to perform regular, frequent pressure releases in...

Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection in Persons with SCI

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is the most frequent medical complication during initial medical Rehabilitation after SCI, and continues to be a common cause of morbidity throughout life. It may produce only mild-to-moderate illness that...

Spasticity Evaluation System

The Spasticity Evaluation System is based on an electromechanical method of eliciting and measuring spasticity at the ankle. The system has been used to evaluate spasticity and Contracture in SCI, TBI and CP patients....

The Neurogenic Bowel After SCI

The digestive tract is essentially a long tube that begins at the lips and ends at the anus. After food is swallowed, it moves through the esophagus to the stomach, which is basically a...

Post-Traumatic Syringomyelia

The Norman and Sadie Lee Research Centre, Division of Neurobiology, National Institute for Medical Research, Medical Research Council, London NW7 1AA, United Kingdom Precisely localized focal stereotaxic electrolytic lesions were made in the corticospinal tract...

Upper Limb Recovery in Tetraplegia

Recovery of some upper limb function is common following a Cervical spinal cord injury. Patients with initial C4-level Tetraplegia often regain C5 muscle function, enabling them to eat and use a joystick hand control...

Pain and Spinal Cord Injury: Causes and Treatments

Chronic pain is a frequent problem in the majority of the SCI population and can occur not only above the level of injury but also at or below the level of injury and in...

Ventilatory Care in Patients with SCI

The breathing muscles are supplied by nerves that emerge from the spinal cord in various locations, from the Cervical through the Lumbar levels. "Even the abdominal muscles are involved in breathing," said Joshua O....

Chronic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) typically results in sensory paralysis, or a loss of feeling in areas using nerves that connect to the spinal cord below the level of injury. A person with complete paralysis...