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Monthly Archives: August 2011

10 Spine and Neurosurgeons Working With Stem Cells

Published: August 31, 2011

This is a list of 10 spine surgeons who are using stem cells to promote healing during spinal procedures in their practice or who are researching and innovating in the field of spinal biologics. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement of a surgeons’ or organization’s clinical abilities.

What wheel chair cushions are top rated for pressure sore relief?

Published: August 27, 2011

For individuals who have suffered spinal cord injuries, pressure ulcers caused from wheelchair use are a serious concern during rehabilitation and are the most common long-term secondary medical complication for spinal cord injury patients.

FDA Approves Botox to Treat Specific Form of Urinary Incontinence

Published: August 24, 2011

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) injection to treat urinary incontinence in people with neurologic conditions such as spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis who have overactivity of the bladder.

Uninhibited urinary bladder contractions in people with some neurological conditions can lead to an inability to store urine. Current management of this condition includes medications to relax the bladder and use of a catheter to regularly empty the bladder.

The One Video

Published: August 22, 2011

The one is a campaign promoting awareness and support for power soccer and US National Power Soccer Team by inspiring people around the world.

Surviving with spinal injuries

Published: August 17, 2011

Ten years ago – while I was enjoying Sunday brunch at a rooftop cafe at a Beverly Hills hotel – I saw Christopher Reeve at a nearby table. Famously quadriplegic following a 1995 riding accident, the actor was tilted back in his padded wheelchair, tracheostomy tube in throat, portable ventilator at his side.

What an inspiring man, I thought at the time. From the depths of tragedy, Reeve gave voice, courage and hope to a unique constituency: people with spinal-cord injuries.

Drug offers hope for spinal cord patients

Published: August 15, 2011

New Zealand scientists have taken big strides towards producing a drug treatment for spinal cord injuries – an exciting development for anyone confined to a wheelchair by back or neck injuries.

The Auckland University neuroscientists have previously proven in the laboratory that the drug, a lab-produced protein, can halt harmful communication between nerve cells following injury.

Steve’s 20th Anniversary Glider Flight

Published: August 14, 2011

August 11th, 2011 marked the 20th anniversary since a traumatic spinal cord injury put me in a wheelchair. No, can’t use my arms or legs but you know what?

Steve’s 20th Anniversary Glider Flight

Published: August 14, 2011

August 11th, 2011 marked the 20th anniversary since a traumatic spinal cord injury put me in a wheelchair.

Function the key to fashion

Published: August 12, 2011

COL Mackereth has held a number of roles in his time, but never as a model – up until now.

The 51-year-old is part of a Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (MSIT) project which challenges second-year fashion design students to create 24 fashion pieces for six people who have a physical disability, including the Fernvale resident.

MSIT and the Spinal Injuries Association have partnered for the unique project to create clothing and accessories that are fashionable and functional.

Botox to treat urinary incontinence in spinal cord injury?

Published: August 11, 2011

Urinary incontinence in spinal cord injury patients could be treated using Botox, new evidence suggests.

Allergen Inc has announced that the Irish Medicines Board supports the use of this treatment to treat urinary incontinence in spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis patients.

Many patients with these conditions have neurogenic detrusor overactivity, meaning their bladders contract during the filling stage, when they should be relaxed.