Yearly Archives: 2007
BLOG—A medical Rehabilitation hospital in Columbus Ohio is using the Nintendo Wii as Physical Therapy to help patients recover from injuries like stroke, spinal cord trauma, and damage to the brain. Finding a console this holiday season will undoubtedly be difficult for many would-be Wii owners. Some want it to play with their families while others just want to bowl their hearts out on their own. In the case of 51-year old Franklin Perry, his desire to score a Wii this Christmas stems from his recent habitual use—that is, using it to help recover from a recent stroke.
That’s right, Perry is one of many patients at the Ohio State University Medical Center’s Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Hospital that uses the Nintendo Wii as a form of therapy. According to an article in Reuters, Perry is utilizing the Wii under hospital supervision to help rebuild muscles in his immobilized right side.
Spinal Cord Injury – Embryonic Stem Cells – Dr. Hans Kierstead
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Newswise — Eight years ago, Lynette Kunz suffered a severe spinal cord injury that left her a quadriplegic and sufferer of involuntary bladder contractions. The condition constantly interfered with her daily life.
“I can somewhat detect when my bladder is full, but I have a much shorter time span for getting to the bathroom than someone with a normal bladder,” said Ms. Kunz, 42. “I could not sit down for an entire meal at a restaurant because I was in constant fear of suffering an embarrassing incident.”
Now, thanks to a procedure performed at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Ms. Kunz has regained control of her bladder by receiving injections of botulinum toxin A, commonly known as Botox.
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If you have reduced sensation and strength in your legs or arms a system which incorporates Functional Electrical Stimulation the RT300 may be suitable for you.
She just wants to be herself. “Normal,” she says.
But Katie Mathews, 17d, has had only fleeting glimpses of normal since the wreck in the spring of 2006.
Katie can no longer walk. She cannot dress herself or brush her hair, and needs help putting toothpaste on her toothbrush.
Every night her mother lifts her into bed. And in the morning, an aide gets her dressed, puts on her makeup and styles her hair.
Together they pick out a necklace. She wears one every day to cover the hole in her throat that once held a Tracheostomy tube.
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Neuralstem Inc., the tiny Rockville biotech whose human stem cells have helped paralyzed rats walk again, is poised to launch its first trials on severe spinal cord conditions in humans.
The 11-year-old company is finally readying for trials of its patented nerve stem cell products on the first three of its possible targets: traumatic spinal cord injury; another type of paralysis often associated with stroke; and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. There are no cures for the conditions.
In a study at Johns Hopkins, Neuralstem stem cells extended the life of rats with a form of ALS.
Procedures banned in U.S. offer disabled hope
Six years after a car accident left Jeni Rummelt paralyzed from the waist down, she is traveling to Moscow for a treatment aimed at helping her walk again.
Rummelt, 32, who is in Russia undergoing her sixth stem cell treatment, is one of a growing number of Americans who are seeking overseas medical procedures for injuries and diseases long regarded as untreatable.