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Yearly Archives: 2003

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) With Spinal Cord Injuries

What is a urinary tract infection? When bacteria get into your bladder or kidneys and cause you to have symptoms, you have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). It is important to know the difference between...

Spinal Cord Injury Facts & Statistics

Think you know the facts about spinal cord injuries?  Here is some information that may surprise you. Who Do Spinal Cord Injuries Affect in the United States? 250,000 Americans are spinal cord injured. 52% of spinal...

Average yearly expenses?

Average Yearly Expenses Severity of Injury First Year Each Subsequent Year High Quad(C1-C4) $572,178 $102,491 Low Quad(C5-C8) $369,488 $41,983 Paraplegia $209,074 $21,274 Incomplete any Level $168,627 $11,817 These figures do not include any indirect costs such as losses in wages, fringe benefits and productivity which could average almost $49,312...

How Nerve Cells Grow

FRIDAY, July 25 (HealthDayNews) -- Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have identified a protein that promotes the growth of tentacle-like axons on nerve cells. The finding could eventually help scientists develop ways to rebuild...

Craig Hospital to launch experimental spine therapy

An experimental therapy that has shown promise for people with spinal cord injuries will soon be available in the metro area. The process, called activated macrophage, has previously only been performed in Israel. That's...