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Daily Archives: September 23, 2007

A chill down the spine

Published: September 23, 2007

The quick and cooling treatment of Buffalo Bills’ Kevin Everett spurs interest in its use in spinal cord injuries.

Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett’s remarkable progress after a recent spinal injury has ignited hopes that one component of his treatment — therapeutic Hypothermia — could represent a breakthrough for other victims of spinal cord injuries.

But while promising, rapidly cooling the body following catastrophic spine injury may not become standard practice. The treatment has yet to be proven effective in clinical trials, and it appears to increase the risk of infection and cardiac arrhythmias.

Transplants Using Adult Bone Marrow Stem Cells Restore Functions for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Published: September 23, 2007

PrimeCell Therapeutics Provides Research Support

Preliminary Results Involving 38 Patients Presented at 2007 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PrimeCell(TM) Therapeutics LLC today announced that it provided research support and pre-clinical studies for a clinical trial that involved the implantation of autologous adult bone marrow stem cells into spinal cord injury (SCI) patients – resulting in some restored function for patients who have been paralyzed for an average of four years, some up to 22 years.

South Gwinnett player suffers spinal injury

Published: September 23, 2007

image_5878025A South Gwinnett High School football player underwent a second surgery Monday morning after suffering a spinal cord injury in a game last week that left him unable to walk.

He has been identified in news reports as Arquevious Crane, an 11th grader at the school. He was injured Thursday in a junior varsity game against Buford High School.

“There is some movement (in the arms) and the family’s obviously hoping that things will get better,” said South Gwinnett principal Berry Simmons.

Bills TE Everett Continuing to Improve

Published: September 23, 2007

Bills Everett Hurt FootballBills TE Kevin Everett Continues to Improve, Lifting His Right Arm and Sitting Up in Bed

HOUSTON- Kevin Everett made more significant strides over the weekend in his recovery from a life-threatening spinal cord injury. The Buffalo Bills tight end lifted his right arm for the first time Sunday, a day after sitting up in bed for four hours, Dr. Teodoro Castillo, his attending physician, said Monday. Everett couldn’t sit up for longer than 90 minutes before he was moved to Memorial Hermann Hospital from a Buffalo hospital on Friday.

“Nobody can predict the future but if Kevin continues to show recovery, I am optimistic of a good outcome,” Castillo said.