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Yearly Archives: 2020

Outfitting Your House for a Child With a Disability

Published: June 18, 2020

Are you outfitting a home for a child with a disability? The U.S. Census Bureau reports that around 12 percent of the population is disabled while the PEW Research Center puts that number even higher. That means while only 5.4 percent of children five to seven years old are disabled, they still comprise a pretty large part of the population.

For those children, having a home that they can feel comfortable in is very important.

SciTrialsFinder.net

Published: June 17, 2020
www.scitrialsfinder.net

The trials presented on this website are a subset of those on ClinicalTrials.gov that are for spinal cord injuries and have had features added to them by our expert curators.

Sports Apparel Doesn’t Always Fit Wheelchair Athletes. This Designer Wants to Change That

Published: June 15, 2020

An elite runner with Olympic genes created a collection just for Paralympians as the capstone project for her master’s degree.

In an effort to make the country’s fastest runners even faster, Team USA’s running uniforms for the 2016 Rio Olympics featured a detail called AeroBlades—small triangles raised off the clothing, which were designed to better channel air flow around the athlete.

Patients with spinal cord injury warned of higher risk from virus

Published: June 10, 2020

Noting that the patients of spinal cord injury are at a higher risk of contracting Covid-19 virus, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC), a premier super specialty hospital in the city, has urged the patients to keep themselves in isolation to avoid getting infected of Coronavirus as their bodies cannot respond to bacteria and viruses like a normal person can.

Dr HS Chhabra, Medical Director of Indian Spinal Injuries Centre said that immunosuppression, the body’s response to bacteria and viruses, is the main concern.

Adaptive clothing for women and men that is stylish and functional

Published: June 9, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

From adaptive dresses to adaptive clothing accessories, there are increasingly more options for shoppers across major retailers.

For a very long time, the fashion industry left people with disabilities behind. The few clothing options available were shapeless, drab and closer to hospital garb than anything that could come off a New York runway. “There’s been this stereotype that we can’t take care of ourselves, which means we can’t be fashionable,” says Chelsie Hill, a 28-year-old dancer and model who’s been using a wheelchair ever since a spinal cord injury left her paraplegic at 17.

Buttons 2 Button Magnetic Adaptor Dressing Aide

Published: June 1, 2020

Wareologie is excited to launch with Buttons 2 Button Magnetic Adaptors. Convert your shirt buttons and buttonholes into magnetic closures. Overcome dexterity challenges and make it easy to get dressed and undressed.

‘Cell pores’ discovery gives hope to millions of brain and spinal cord injury patients

Published: May 14, 2020

Scientists have discovered a new treatment to dramatically reduce swelling after brain and spinal cord injuries, offering hope to 75 million victims worldwide each year.

The breakthrough in treating such injuries – referred to as central nervous system (CNS) edema – is thought to be hugely significant because current options are limited to putting patients in an induced coma or performing risky surgery.

Regeneration of Neural Connections After Spinal Cord and Optic Nerve Damage

Published: May 5, 2020

Spinal cord injuries can have lasting and devastating effects on mobility and cognitive function due to permanent nerve cell damage or death. A new study from researchers at Temple University now shows how neuronal connections can be regenerated after such injuries.

Neurons contain structural appendages called axons which form connections with each other throughout the brain and greater parts of the body. These axons form an interconnected communication system that regulates sensory and motor functions; injury to axons can result in their breakage, leading to irreversible damage.

Spinal cord injuries: Scientists probe individual cells to find better treatments

Published: May 1, 2020

Two top scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine are seeking answers to questions about spinal cord injuries that have long frustrated the development of effective treatments.

The scientists, Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, and Kodi Ravichandran, PhD, are teaming up to understand why critical nerve cells called neurons continue to die after spinal cord injuries. So little is known that doctors aren’t even certain if the body’s immune response is beneficial or harmful.

Spinal Cord Injury: Pros and cons of robotic exoskeletons

Published: April 29, 2020

Robotic exoskeletons have emerged as a helpful rehabilitation tool for disabled and people suffering from several health-related consequences after a spinal cord injury (SCI).

Exoskeletons are wearable robotic units, controlled by computer boards to power a system of motors, pneumatics, levers, or hydraulics to restore locomotion and improve quality of life. Used by facilities for rehabilitation purposes in medical centers or home use, Exoskeletons have the potential to revolutionize rehabilitation following SCI.