Daily Archives: September 16, 2013
Judging from his time in the City of Roses half-marathon Sunday, a spinal-cord injury hasn’t slowed Zach Young down.
The Southeast Missouri State University student said he covered the 13.1-mile distance in about an hour and 13 minutes, winning the wheelchair division of the race.
Young, 30, of Jackson lost the use of his legs after a 2005 motorcycle accident severed his spinal cord just below his upper abdominal muscles.
For a while, the injury appeared to have ended his athletic pursuits.
A group of researchers would like to broaden urologists’ conception of common complications from indwelling urethral catheters to include more than urinary tract infections.
In a review of studies on mishaps stemming from these catheters, the team found among an array of non-infectious complications that leakage or incontinence occurs at a rate of 11% and that spinal cord injury patients have high rates of bladder stones and gross hematuria.
The investigators believe this signals the need for much more focus on preventing these events.