Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Tag: Treatments

Drug offers hope for spinal patients

Treatment proven in lab to assist recovery and could be part of cure alongside other research, say experts. Kiwi and Australian researchers have developed a protein-based drug that offers a potential breakthrough treatment for those with severe brain and spinal cord injuries.

Surgeons restore hand, arm movement to quadriplegic patients

A pioneering surgical technique has restored some hand and arm movement to patients immobilized by spinal cord injuries in the neck, reports a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Like railroad switchmen, the focus is on rerouting passageways; however, instead of trains on a track, the surgeons redirect peripheral nerves in a quadriplegic’s arms and hands by connecting healthy nerves to the injured nerves. Essentially, the new nerve network reintroduces conversation between the brain and the muscles that allows patients, once again, to accomplish tasks that foster independence, such as feeding themselves or writing with a pen.

Researchers discovers ways to regenerate corticospinal tract axons

Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have found a way to stimulate the growth of axons, which may spell...

Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of...

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells Millions of paralysis sufferers are today offered the...

Common acne drug to be used in international multi-centre spinal cord trial for the...

Minocyline shows promise for limiting the severity of spinal cord injuries at a fraction of time and cost of other new drug treatments, says...

Spinal Injuries Treated With Hypoxia: What Is This Promising (And Surprising) New Treatment?

Inhaling less oxygen, known as hypoxia, boosts the walking abilities of patients with spinal injuries, according to a counterintuitive treatment described today in the...

Missoula conference touts evolving perceptions, treatments for spinal cord injuries

A conference last week that brought together doctors, patients and support groups and services is the first step in a movement toward more comprehensive...

BIDMC awarded NIH grant to study new treatment for spinal cord injuries

Noninvasive therapy combines combines transcranial magnetic stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation to activate weakened muscles BOSTON -- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has been...

Stem cell therapy- the future treatment for spinal cord injury?

European researchers have made significant progress in the attempt to treat spinal cord injuries using stem cell therapy. Although there have been several attempt...

Latest Breakthroughs and Treatments in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Bring Top Clinicians and Researchers...

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The best and the brightest minds in spinal cord injury medicine will convene this week for Paralyzed Veterans...