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Monthly Archives: September 2004

D.C. Jail Stay Ends in Death For Quadriplegic Md. Man

Care Provided by Hospital, Corrections Dept. in Question By Henri E. Cauvin - Washington Post Staff Writer Jonathan Magbie, a 27-year-old Mitchellville man, was sent to jail in the District last week for 10 days for...

Le Pismo Dunes Endurance Beach Race

On October 23 and 24, 2004 the Central Coast Motorcycle Association (CCMA) is hosting a special and unique fundraiser motorcycle and ATV race at the Oceano Dunes SVRA, (aka Pismo Dunes) located on the...

Do therapies have to be applied shortly after injury?

Several experimental therapies are aimed at restoring function in chronic spinal cord injury, when recovery has stabilized a year or more after injury. These include 4-aminopyridine (a drug that increases excitability of demyelinated axons),...

What ethnic groups have SCI?

A significant trend over time has been observed in the racial distribution of persons in the Model System database. Among persons injured between 1973 and 1978, 77.5% of persons in the database were Caucasian, 13.5%...

What are the levels of Spinal Cord Injury?

There are seven cervical, twelve thoracic, five lumbar, and one sacral vertebrae that make up the spine. The bones get progressively thicker moving down the spinal cord. The level of injury references Spinal...

What is the nerve center at L1? Why can’t anyone with an injury below...

T The part of the spinal cord that is situated at the bony segmental level of L1 contains most of the spinal cord that represent the L1-S4 spinal segments. These segments innervate the pelvic...

What experimental clinical therapies are available?

Several clinical trials are assessing therapies that are applied within 2 weeks after injury. These include activated macrophages (which may help repair the injured cord), alternating currents (to stimulate regeneration), and AIT-082 (a drug that...

What is the annual incidence of SCI?

It is estimated that the annual incidence of spinal cord injury (SCI), not including those who die at the scene of the accident, is approximately 40 cases per million population in the U....

What activities are available for Spinal Cord Injured?

The more you get out there, the more you will learn about your capabilities and limitations. You learn how to make your experiences as unfettered and convenient as possible. Visit the resources section of...

How frequently do persons with SCI return to work?

Motor vehicle crashes rank 1st at 38.5% followed by acts of violence at 24.5%; falls at 21.8%; sports at 7.2% and all others at 7.9%. These figures are for all injuries reported to the National...