Friday, April 16, 2021

Tag: Ventilator

Spinal Cord Injured Patient Able to Breathe Again

Patient Undergoes Pioneering Procedures by Surgeons from The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction SHREWSBURY, N.J., May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In August 2012, Andrew Brown was on his way home from seeing his young son in the...

15 years on ventilator: Hockessin man fosters awareness

It's the hugs that Jay Hawthorne misses most. A ventilator-dependent quadriplegic for the last 15 years, Hawthorne used to enjoy feeling his grandmother's comforting presence envelop him. A ladies' man, he used to bench press...
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Laboratory Breakthrough Offers Promise for Spinal Cord Injury Patients to Breathe on Their Own...

Case Western Reserve Researcher Presents Findings that Could Free Patients from Ventilators – Even Years after Injury Case Western Reserve researchers have developed a procedure that restores function to muscles involved in the control of...

Diaphragm pacing in spinal cord injury successful in weaning patients from ventilators

A new study published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery finds that diaphragm pacing (DP) stimulation in spinal cord-injured patients is successful not only in weaning patients from mechanical ventilators but...

Reconciling Life and Quadriplegia

Healthcare providers tend to think paralyzed people have a very low quality of life. Actual spinal cord injury survivors tend to feel differently. Earlier this month, a 32-year-old husband and father fell 16 feet from...

Queen on wheels seeks next crown

Jenni Taylor, 24, of Minnetonka, is the reigning Ms. Wheelchair Minnesota. A quadriplegic after a car accident, she speaks to kids with a message of not being afraid of people in wheelchairs. Jenni Taylor isn't...

Enzyme and graft combo restores lung function after spinal injury

Until the last few decades, it was generally thought that damage to the spinal cord was permanent, as the nerves within our vertebrae stubbornly resist regrowing severed connections after injuries. But a number of...

New hope for ventilator patients

A new approach to nerve repair has restored breathing to rats with spinal cord injury. Scientists believe the same technique could help human patients who have to rely on ventilators, leaving them vulnerable to dangerous...

The Site That Breathes

"Life is not measured by the number breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." This quote has two meanings for me. The first meaning is exactly how it's stated....

Promise of stem cells fulfilled

clinical trial in Atlanta, Georgia, is proof that informed public debate is the key to medical advance IF I'm honest, my first reaction to recent reports that the first human embryonic stem cell trial had...