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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Spasticity : two potential therapeutic avenues

Following spinal cord injury, most patients experience an exaggeration of muscle tone called spasticity, which frequently leads to physical disability. A team at the Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone (CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université) has just identified...

United Spinal Association Recruiting People with Spinal Cord Injury and Disease for a Study...

NEW YORK, March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association is working with MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and Children's National Medical Center to learn more about the experiences of people who use intermittent catheterization and...

Autonomic hyperreflexia after spinal cord injury managed successfully with intravenous lidocaine: a case report

Abstract Background Some paraplegic patients may wish undergo some surgical procedures, like urological procedures, without anesthesia. However, these patients can develop autonomic hyperreflexia if cystoscopy is performed without anesthesia. Case presentation We present a case of severe autonomic...

TappCar’s accessible vehicles welcome in Edmonton, even for increased price, say advocates

Rideshare accessibility comes into focus Accessibility advocates say they're cautiously optimistic new rideshare alternatives could make lives easier for people using wheelchairs but add they shouldn't have to pay extra for the convenience. Recently departed Uber...

Pathway Study accepting potential Spinal Cord Injury volunteers for trial

THE PATHWAY STUDY HAS CLOSED ENROLLMENT AS OF MAY 31 2016! Researchers are currently evaluating the potential of stem cell transplantation as a treatment for many neurological disorders, including spinal cord injury (SCI). Stem cells...

New lab to help find spinal cord damage remedies

A spinal cord injury can cause lifelong paralysis — no regular treatment is available, although a researcher at the University of Wyoming is working to find a solution with the help of a new...

FDA Clears Parker’s Indego® Exoskeleton for Clinical, Personal Use

State-of-the-Art Device Allows Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury to Stand and Walk; Regulatory Clearances in USA and Europe Pave the Way for Commercialization CLEVELAND, March 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH),...

What’s Next? In Limbo With Syrian Refugees Who Have Spinal Cord Injuries

“Do you eat eye?” the man asked me, tearing meat away from a sheep’s skull. “No, I do not eat eye,” I replied, pleased to have been given an out. “Thank you.” I was the guest...

Spinal Cord Injury Causes ‘Immune System Paralysis’

COLUMBUS, Ohio - New research led by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is showing that spinal cord injuries can also cause a "paralysis" of the immune system that renders these patients more...

Paralyzed man overcomes incredible odds

Wesley Jones grew up with a passion for the outdoors. He spent many of his weekends either hunting or fishing. But his life changed forever on April 9, 1987, when he fell from a tree...