Saturday, April 13, 2024

Tag: Ventilator

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...

‘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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...