Monthly Archives: August 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.
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.
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 is a campaign promoting awareness and support for power soccer and US National Power Soccer Team by inspiring people around the world.
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.
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.
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?
August 11th, 2011 marked the 20th anniversary since a traumatic spinal cord injury put me in a wheelchair.
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.
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.