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Monthly Archives: September 2005

Has the spinal cord been decompressed?

The spinal cord injury usually results from fracture of vertebral bones that compress the spinal cord. Continued spinal cord compression increases tissue damage...

How is spinal cord injury classified?

In 1990, the American Spinal Cord Injury Association (ASIA) proposed a uniform classification system that had five categories, defined in Table 1. Motor...

How many spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year?

Studies suggest the incidence rate of SCI is about 40 cases per million population, excluding those who die at the scene of the...

Carnival Cruise Lines & Hurricane Katrina Relief

The Daily ARTA E-News bulletin reports that Carnival Cruise lines will provide assistance in relief efforts for hurricane Katrina. FEMA has contracted to dock...

Hurricane Katrina – Response/Recovery, message from NCD

Basic Info People with disabilities in the Gulf Coast areas of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana are experiencing tremendous loss of life and devastation caused by...

National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

More than 240,000 Americans, including 44,000 veterans, currently suffer from a spinal cord injury (SCI). Eleven thousand more sustain these injuries every year. The...