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Monthly Archives: January 2020

New Injection Technique May Boost Spinal Cord Injury Repair Efforts

Published: January 29, 2020

In rodent studies, method reduced likelihood of further spinal cord trauma while delivering large doses of potentially reparative stem cells; the approach may have utility for multiple neurodegenerative conditions

Writing in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine, an international research team, led by physician-scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, describe a new method for delivering neural precursor cells (NSCs) to spinal cord injuries in rats, reducing the risk of further injury and boosting the propagation of potentially reparative cells.

Can an Active Lifestyle Improve Recovery After a Spinal Cord Injury?

Published: January 23, 2020

Permanent neurological impairments can occur after spinal cord injury (SCI) due to the failure of the spinal cord motor and sensory axons to regenerate.

This is because the mammalian central nervous system (CNS), unlike in some amphibians and reptiles, has inhibitory molecules blocking growth post-development, as well as the lack of an effective regenerative response system. Within the peripheral nervous system (PNS), there is some limited axonal recovery that can occur naturally.

Skydiving, kayaking, fly fishing: Virtual reality therapy is taking paralyzed veterans to new places

Published: January 20, 2020

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — A car wreck in 1983 paralyzed Navy veteran Mike Erbe from the waist down, but he fought to stay positive, stay active. He finished his engineering degree. He got his pilot’s license.

It’s getting harder, though, as he gets older, especially while staring at four hospital walls. A urinary tract infection that became life-threatening landed Erbe, 72, of Alton, in the St. Louis VA Medical Center last fall, where he has since been trying to recover.

Clinical trial starting in Cleveland to help patients with paralysis regain movement

Published: January 20, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

CLEVELAND — A groundbreaking clinical trial is starting in Cleveland soon, and researchers are currently looking for participants.

UBC researchers seek participants for spinal cord injury study

Published: January 13, 2020

Chronic pain is a common and often debilitating problem that can significantly impact function and quality of life for patients with spinal cord injury.

To help find treatment solutions, UBC researchers are investigating the effectiveness of a drug called Targin at treating chronic pain in individuals with spinal cord injury. The research team is now recruiting study participants.

Persons With Disabilities Discounts Guide: The Ultimate List of Stores & Services

Published: January 10, 2020

The Dealhack Persons With Disabilities Discounts Guide is a list of stores and brands that offer discounts for persons with psychological, psychiatric, or cognitive disabilities. Every three months, we update the lists to include the newest offers to help you save on your purchases.

The list currently consists of more than 80 stores and services divided into 19 categories. It can be saved in PDF format and used as the ultimate savings guide for persons with disabilities.

Quadriplegics Answer Web’s Most Searched Questions on Paralysis

Published: January 9, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Jenny and Abby answer some of the webs most asked questions for people living with paralysis (specifically quadriplegia)!

ReNetX Bio Receives Fast Track Designation From U.S. FDA

Published: January 8, 2020

Potential First-in-Class Therapy for Chronic Spinal Cord Injury

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ReNetX Bio announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company Fast Track Designation for ReNetX Bio’s clinical therapy (AXER-204) for the potential treatment of Chronic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).  ReNetX Bio is currently conducting a Phase 1/2 clinical trial “RESET” in patients with SCI, with topline results expected in 2021.

Baclofen Pumps Are Safe, Effective, and Highly Satisfactory to Patients, 19-year Study Reports

Published: January 6, 2020

Implanting an infusion pump that continuously delivers the muscle relaxant baclofen to the spinal canal is a safe and effective treatment for muscle stiffness in people with neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy (CP), and provides a great degree of satisfaction to patients, according to 19 years of clinical experience at a single center in Portugal.

Robotic Trunk Support Assists Those with Spinal Cord Injury

Published: January 6, 2020

Columbia engineers invent a robotic trunk-support-trainer to retrain patients with spinal cord injury to sit more stably and gain an expanded active sitting workspace

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