Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: Infections

Urinary bacteria in spinal cord injury cases may tip balance toward UTIs

The fallout from spinal cord injury doesn’t end with loss of mobility: Patients can have a range of other issues resulting from this complex problem, including loss of bladder control that can lead to...

Feinstein Institute study sheds light on combating infections tied to spinal cord injury

Dr. Ona E. Bloom, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research , associate professor has uncovered that white blood cell genes are present at different levels in people with spinal cord injury. These findings, published yesterday online...

What is Sepsis?

https://youtu.be/6NdLnHbLZMU Sepsis is a life threatening medical condition that arises when the body’s attempt to fight an infection results in the immune system damaging tissues and organs. Sepsis is your body’s overreaction to an infection....

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Face Many Serious Health Problems Besides Paralysis

MAYWOOD, IL –  Paralysis is just one of the many serious health problems faced by patients who suffer spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord patients also are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease; pneumonia; life-threatening blood clots;...

Grant Awarded to Spot Urinary Tract Infections among Spinal Cord Injury Patients

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 16, 2016) — Suzanne Groah, MD, MSPH, has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to support screening for urinary tract infections (UTIs) among patients with spinal...

Public Health Officials Struggle To Identify Sepsis Before It Becomes Deadly

After Rory Staunton fell at the gym and cut his arm in March of 2012, the 12-year-old became feverish and vomited during the night, complaining of a sharp pain in his leg. When his...

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...

Majority of patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries develop adverse events during acute care

The majority of patients recovering from traumatic spinal cord injuries developed an adverse event during acute hospital care at rates significantly higher than previously reported, according to results in a recently published study. Researchers conducted...

Spinal Cord Injuries & Incontinence

This week’s Wee Answer Wednesday will be squarely focused on incontinence after a spinal cord injury. In the immediate aftermath of a spinal cord injury, there’s a lot to take in. Your life has...

Uh Study Focuses on Immunity, Infection, Exercise and Spinal Cord Injured Patients

TIRR Foundation Funds Research Professors in Department of Health and Human Performance HOUSTON, TX - Mobility is a challenge for spinal cord injured patients. Infection is another. Adam Thrasher, assistant professor of health and human...