Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: Mayo Clinic

When you can’t cough ― extra COVID-19 precautions for people with physical disabilities

Mayo Clinic - ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with conditions such as spinal cord injury, Lou Gehrig's disease and multiple sclerosis are at risk of developing severe respiratory problems related to COVID-19 because the muscles...

Stem cells a step toward improving motor, sensory function after spinal cord injury

https://youtu.be/RxFLlnC4VS0 Early research at Mayo Clinic using stem cell therapy to treat spinal cord injuries has produced results for one patient that doctors describe as "beyond expectations." ROCHESTER, Minn. — Stem cells derived from a...
Geoffrey Craigie

‘There’s definitely hope,’ Muskegon man receives rare stem cell therapy

Geoffrey Craigie, 29, suffered a traumatic spine injury on New Year's Eve in 2017 that paralyzed him from the neck down. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Nobody knows exactly what happened on New Year's Eve...

Life-changing injury leads to research career for Peter Grahn, Ph.D.

WILLMAR — A diving accident the summer after he graduated from Willmar High School changed the whole course of Peter Grahn's life. The spinal cord injury he suffered was life-altering but it's also what led...

Spinal cord stimulation, physical therapy help paralyzed man stand, walk with assistance

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy have helped a man paralyzed since 2013 regain his ability to stand and walk with assistance. The results, achieved in a research collaboration between Mayo...

The Risk of Sleep Apnea for Quadriplegics

Not sleeping well? A new study shows more than 70 percent of people with quadriplegia also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). For many years, the N-ABLE team has heard stories about friends with quadriplegia who...

Spinal Cord Injury Research: Mayo Clinic Radio

https://youtu.be/OubpMu-2EcE Dr. Kristin Zhao, director of Mayo Clinic's Assistive and Restorative Technology Laboratory, and Dr. Kendall Lee, director of Mayo Clinic's Neural Engineering Laboratory, will discuss research that has successfully used intense physical therapy and...
Dr Peter Grahn

Ten Questions with Dr. Peter Grahn

In the summer of 2005 just graduated Willmar Cardinal basketball player Pete Grahn was enjoying a swim in Green Lake with friends when his life changed for good. It was an exciting time for Pete,...

Man moves paralyzed legs using device that stimulates spinal cord

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic researchers used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and intense physical therapy to help a man intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand and make steplike motions for the first...

Paralyzed woman takes her story ‘Beyond the Outhouse’

ORONOCO – As Laurie Reese tells the story of how she broke her back, the natural instinct is to wait for the punchline. “… and the outhouse fell on me.” It’s not the punchline, though; it’s...