Monday, June 21, 2021

Tag: Ventilator

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...

Paralyzed as a teen, she faces life with grace and purpose

Loa Griesbach’s days revolve around family, work, adventure, fashion, blogging — and her ventilator. Loa Griesbach has an insane collection of designer boots and spike heels. All are in mint condition. No scuffs, no worn tread. As...

Spinal cord injury Veterans can now effectively cough

Researchers restore complete respiratory muscle function VA doctors are among a team of researchers at the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center restoring respiratory muscle function to Veterans and individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Doctors Anthony...

Groom-To-Be Who Was Paralyzed at Bachelor Party Marries Fiancée Months Later

Meg Alexander and her boyfriend, Brett Greenhill, had one of the best proposal scenes. Brett proposed to Meg after the two completed a 5-mile run together. Meg accepted, and they were one of the...

Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Imposing Challenges in Spinal Cord Injury

Patients with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D) are 3 to 4 times more likely to have sleep disordered breathing (SDB) than individuals in the general population. The prevalence of SDB — both central...
Billy Keenan

Learning to breathe, learning to move forward, learning to survive: The Billy Keenan story

Quadriplegic turned inspirational speaker: “When you’re faced with adversity, you have two basic choices. Curse the darkness or light a candle.” Billy Keenan said he had it all. “At that moment in time, I was living...

New Neural Network Can Restore Diaphragm Function after Spinal Cord Injury

Bottom Line: A team of neuroscientists has uncovered a neural network that can restore diaphragm function after spinal cord injury. The network allows the diaphragm to contract without input from the brain, which could help...

What is a spinal cord injury?

A spinal cord injury means that the spinal cord of a person is damaged and the person cannot do things that they otherwise would have been able to do such as walking (mobility) or...

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;...

‘You can still live life’

In a few days, Drew Cumpson will be marking the fifth anniversary of an event that dramatically changed his life — but one which he can’t remember. If he needs to recall the exact date,...