Monthly Archives: October 2007
Seattle radio show Patient Power to discuss
“Advances in the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries”
Sunday, October 7, 2007
WHAT: Radio Program: “Patient Power with Andrew Schorr”
Seattle: 570 AM KVI or www.kvi.com
Join host Andrew Schorr, Dr. Jens Chapman from the University of Washington, and Dr. Barry Goldstein from Harborview Medical Center as they discuss the latest research and treatments for spinal cord injuries. They’ll also talk about the recent controversy surrounding cold saline injections. Jamie Osborne, a patient that injured his spine in June and is now recovering, will join his physicians on the program. Call in live with your questions!
Newswise — In addition to neurological damage and Disability, survivors of brain or spinal cord injury may face financial disaster, with increased rates of bankruptcy in the years after injury, reports a study in the August issue of Medical Care, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, provider of leading healthcare content, context and consulting.
William Hollingworth, PhD, of Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center at University of Washington, Seattle, identified 6,345 adult residents of western Washington State who were hospitalized with brain or spinal cord injuries from 1991 to 2002. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records were reviewed to assess how the injury affected the patients’ subsequent risk of bankruptcy.
Former Siena College player returns to site of paralyzing injury
With each passing week, it appears more and more likely that Kevin Everett will make a full recovery from the spinal cord injury he suffered in the season opener on Sept. 9. Although the original prognosis of the Bills tight end predicted that he would never walk again, in recent days Everett has been able to lift his legs in bed and move his upper extremities. Such encouraging progress so soon after the gruesome collision has left doctors optimistic as to Everett’s long term prospects.