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Tag: University of Calgary

Sleep and sleepiness ‘a huge problem’ for people with spinal cord injury

Published: November 7, 2019

A new study led by a University of Calgary researcher at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) finds that fatigue and sleep may need more attention in order to prevent issues like stroke after spinal cord injury.

“People with spinal cord injury have alarming rates of stroke, and we wanted to understand why,” says study lead Dr. Aaron Phillips, Ph.D., assistant professor, in the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, and member of the CSM’s Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute.

University of Calgary studying relationships built during spinal cord injury rehab

Published: January 27, 2019

A new University of Calgary study looks to understand the relationship between those who survive spinal injuries and the people who care for them.

The University of Calgary is conducting a new study that takes a closer look at the relationship between spinal cord injury (SCI) survivors and their caregivers.

The study is financed by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta are collecting data.

Spinal cord injury patients may benefit from using exoskeleton earlier in treatment

Published: August 3, 2016

exoskeleton-studyCumming School study first in Canada to examine whether using robotic device immediately following injuries promotes recovery

Researchers from the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine are the first in Canada to examine the benefits of using an exoskeleton robotic device to rehabilitate patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in the days and weeks following their injury.

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