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Monthly Archives: August 2008

The Mealtime Partner Dining System

Published: August 11, 2008

Mealtime Partners, Inc. provides assistive technology to facilitate independent eating and drinking for those who are unable to use their hands/arms to perform these tasks independently.

New U.S. Medicare Policy Encourages Healthier Approach to Bladder Management and Catheter Use

Published: August 10, 2008

Coloplast supports critical change in Catheter guidelines giving consumers choices, cutting healthcare costs and reducing exposure to bacteria

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — People using intermittent catheters no longer need to re-use their catheters due to a new Medicare policy effective April 1, 2008. The change affects nearly 1 million individuals living with spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis and spina bifida, as well as those who have other permanent conditions requiring bladder management or experience urinary Incontinence or retention.

Everett taking nothing for granted

Published: August 8, 2008

Coloplast supports critical change in Catheter guidelines giving consumers choices, cutting healthcare costs and reducing exposure to bacteria

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — People using intermittent catheters no longer need to re-use their catheters due to a new Medicare policy effective April 1, 2008. The change affects nearly 1 million individuals living with spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis and spina bifida, as well as those who have other permanent conditions requiring bladder management or experience urinary Incontinence or retention.

Pneumatics Provide Tight Position Control

Published: August 5, 2008

Spinal cord injury (SCI) has potentially devastating consequences. As of June 2006, over 253,000 people in the U.S. had structural or Functional issues related to spinal cord injuries. Evaluation of spinal implant devices requires testing systems that can replicate the complex motions and loads human joints commonly undergo. Continually improving equipment that can perform tests of strength, range-of-motion, and endurance contributes to breakthroughs in the treatment of SCI patients.

The Datum Spinal Joint Endurance Testing Machine – recently designed and built by Datum Industrial Design, Inc., North Bergen, New Jersey – evaluates how spinal joints will function in human bodies. The machine can be programmed for specific operating parameters so that it can test a variety of spinal joints in a range of scenarios. The machine demanded tight force or position control, but its loads did not justify hydraulics.

NBer cycles for spinal injuries

Published: August 4, 2008

Brother’s accident prompts cross-Canada bicycle tre

SAINT JOHN – Last year, Tracadie-Sheila resident Vernon Brideau was thrown from the ATV he was driving after hitting a pothole. He broke his spine in three places, severed his spinal cord and was left paralyzed from the armpits, down. It changed his life forever.

It also changed the life of his brother, Brian. It set him on a mission to cycle across Canada.

Disaboom.com

Published: August 4, 2008
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Disaboom.com is a dynamic, interactive online community for people with disabilities and those whose lives they touch. It combines disability-related health and lifestyles information with an engaging, member-driven community of personal profiles, blogs, forums and shared-interest groups, tailored to your needs. Providing a place for you to learn about – or talk about – your spinal cord injury, back or neck pain, diabetes, cerebral palsy, depression, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis, amputation, or other condition, Disaboom is working hard to help you connect at your point of need, interest, or engagement.

Defying Western Science, Chinese Biotech Pursues Untested Stem Cell Therapy

Published: August 3, 2008

Although Beike Biotechnology’s promising stem cell treatment is unproven, patients are paying to receive the treatment in China.

Pursuing a controversial medical procedure that shows great promise but hasn’t been validated by clinical trials, a Chinese company is using stem cells to treat patients, many of them from the West, who have diseases previously thought incurable.The company, Beike Biotechnology, hosted the first China Stem Cell Technology Forum in late July.

Beike uses nonembryonic stem cells to treat a variety of ailments including heart disease and neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, and optic nerve hypoplasia, a primary cause of blindness in children.

Paraplegic Instructional Driving Video

Published: August 3, 2008 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,


Colin Buchanan driving an adaptive vehicle, T4 paraplegic.

Superman and his wife: Washington, Conn., author’s book details the inspiring lives of Christopher...

Published: August 2, 2008

Christopher Reeve was allergic to horses. It is one of the stunning ironies in a life filled with them.

Among them: He would likely not have been remembered in iconic terms had his life not been upended by a 1995 horseback-riding accident that left him paralyzed.

That, at least is the view of Washington, Conn., author Christopher Andersen, whose new book, “Somewhere in Heaven: The Remarkable Love Story of Dana and Christopher Reeve,” chronicles the romance between the couple.

Up-to-minute techniques may let paraplegic walk

Published: August 2, 2008

dnews maggie anderson Utah woman works hard daily to escape from wheelchair

Four years ago, Maggie Anderson’s spine was crushed when the minivan she was riding in hit black ice, flipped and landed on her.

Anderson will forever regret not strapping on a seat belt that day in Idaho. But at 21, she’s found joy in life, good friends and even a chance of escaping her wheelchair.

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