Thursday, May 6, 2021

Yearly Archives: 2009

Star athlete’s dreams shattered after bizarre accident

It all happened in a horrifying split second and, three months later, Anthony Lue still can't quite believe it. "I should be dead," he said. Lue's voice cracks as he recounts the events of a bizarre...

American Chopper for Reeve Foundation Sneak Peek

aul Sr. and the crew from Orange County Choppers (OCC) has built a motorcycle for the Reeve Foundation.

Reeve Foundation “bike” being built on American Chopper

The Reeve Foundation is about to be featured on the TLC show American Chopper! Paul Teutul Sr. and the crew from Orange County Choppers (OCC) have built a motorcycle for the Reeve Foundation. And...

Lessons we learn from review of urological procedures performed during three decades in a...

Background We review urological procedures performed on a spinal cord injury patient during three decades.Case presentation A 23-year-old male patient sustained T-12 paraplegia in 1971. In 1972, intravenous urography showed both kidneys functioning well;...

Pitt Study Shows Wheelchair Breakdowns Common and Cause Problems for Spinal-Cord Injured Users

PITTSBURGH, – Nearly half of all individuals with spinal cord injury have to repair their wheelchairs in a six-month period due to a breakdown, according to a University of Pittsburgh-led study. Such breakdowns can negatively...

Prevention of pressure ulcers

Experts all agree that it is far easier to prevent bed sore than to treat them. However, easier does not necessarily mean easy. With the appropriate measures, patients and medical staff can significantly reduce...

What are the treatment options for pressure ulcers?

Treating pressure ulcers is not easy. If it is an open wound it most likely will not heal rapidly; even when healing does take place it may be patchy because the skin and other...

What are the signs and symptoms of pressure ulcers?

A symptom is something the patient feels and reports, while a sign is something other people, such as the doctor detect. For example, pain may be a symptom while a rash may be a...

What Are Bed Sores (pressure Ulcers)?

Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, pressure sores or decubitus ulcers are skin lesions which can be caused by friction, humidity, temperature, continence, medication, shearing forces, age and unrelieved pressure. Any part of...

Water works on paralysis

MTSU research brings amazing results As miracles go, it's not quite walking on water. But for paralyzed volunteers taking part in an MTSU study, walking in water is almost as amazing. For the past eight weeks,...