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Daily Archives: September 19, 2004

What experimental clinical therapies are available?

Published: September 19, 2004

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 may stimulate growth factors and stem cell proliferation).

The macrophage trial is limited to people with “complete” thoracic spinal cord injury and requires surgery.

What is the annual incidence of SCI?

Published: September 19, 2004

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. S., or approximately 11,000 new cases each year.

Since there have not been any overall incidence studies of SCI in the U.S. since the 1970’s it is not known if incidence has changed in recent years.

What activities are available for Spinal Cord Injured?

Published: September 19, 2004

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 our website to learn about some of the many resources available. If you have a resource not listed on our site please e-mail it to us and we will be glad to add it to our site.

How frequently do persons with SCI return to work?

Published: September 19, 2004

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 Database since 1990. The percentage of cases due to acts of violence and falls have increased steadily since 1973.

The percentage of cases due to motor vehicle crashes and sports has been falling.

Celebrity-Designed Ties

Published: September 19, 2004

reeve20tiesSilk ties sold exclusively in J.C. Penney department stores that are inspired by drawings contributed by celebrity friends of Christopher and Dana Reeve as well as by individuals who are living with spinal cord injuries. Four percent of the proceeds from sales are donated to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation.

Christopher Reeve Collection: The ties first became available in Fall 1998 and included designs from Paul Newman, Ted Danson, Glenn Close, and Dana Reeve.

What are the leading causes of SCI?

Published: September 19, 2004

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 Database since 1990. The percentage of cases due to acts of violence and falls have increased steadily since 1973.

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