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TREATING AND UNDERSTANDING A SPINAL CORD INJURY by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Sat 17 Apr 2010 12:00am Apr 17            Spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord as a result of a direct trauma to the spinal cord itself or as a result of indirect damage to the bones, soft tissues and vessels surrounding the spinal cord. Frequent causes of damage are trauma (car acciden ... Read on »
Cancer Drug Aids The Regeneration Of Spinal Cord Injuries by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Fri 28 Jan 2011 6:38pm After a spinal cord injury a number of factors impede the regeneration of nerve cells. Two of the most important of these factors are the destabilization of the cytoskeleton and the development of scar tissue. While the former prevents regrowth of cells, the latter creates a barrier for severed nerve cells. Scientists of the Max Planck Institut ... Read on »
Spinal Cord Injury Patient Treated With Non-Matched Donor Adult Stem Cells Is Walking Again by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 10 Dec 2010 6:18pm MediStem is located in San Diego and this was the first patient to be injected with stem cells from a donor as he had severe spinal cord damage a result of an accident.  This is totally amazing with the results as he was no longer walking and from the time of the injection in November of 2008 until July of 2009, he’s no again walking and regai ... Read on »
Spinal Cord Injury Patient Give an Account of His Improvement and Returned Capabilities After Stem Cell Treatment in 2008 (Vide by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 05 May 2011 3:52pm This is a raw video of the patient talking about his progress with receiving stem cell treatments and he chronicles it each step and year.  Yesterday if you saw the news the CIRM announced funding for the Geron clinical trials, which are just that, stem cell spinal treatments.  In California a few years ago, stem cell funds were approved by vot ... Read on »
FDA Approves Medical Device From AMES Technologies for Muscle and Joint Rehab After A Stroke or Relatibve Spinal Cord Injuries by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 31 May 2013 12:11pm Thus far the website does not have a lot of information posted being the approval just took place with the FDA.  It even has audit tables to give insurers and others progress reports on patient progress.  I guess this way with the reports there should be no question on the progress made by each patient using the device after having suffered a s ... Read on »
Scientists Restore Walking In Mice After Spinal Cord Injury by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:17pm I wasn't too worried about my computer giving out on me right at the start of the new year, other than the wince that comes along with having bad luck the first week (you know that myth saying your first few days of 2008 reflect how your year will go? Let's really hope myth is the key word there...), since typically not much happens in the news ... Read on »
Spinal Cord Injury Incontinence by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:25pm We have a Web site, and we have provided a page for people with muscular dystrophy. On that page we have provided a link to your blog. My nick is Doc, and I am a retired EM engineer and a disabled fireman- EMT-paramedic. I am trying to cope with a debilitating set of circumstances brought o ... Read on »
Geron Gets FDA Approval To Resume Stem-Cell Study - Spinal Cord Injuries - Go UC Irvine! by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 30 Jul 2010 7:04pm The video speaks of where stem cell research is currently in the US and revisits the big breakthrough from a couple years ago when skin cells could be used instead of the actual embryo for research.  That discovery rapidly set things on fire for research in so many areas.  Mentioned in the video is the project at UCI and you can hear a pa ... Read on »
Elderly Patients At Risk For Spinal Cord Injury During Dental Procedures by Brendan Kevenides Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Oct 2009 10:02pm I have been retained to represent a 79 year old woman in a dental malpractice case. The woman visited her Chicago area periodontist to have a single dental implant placed. During the procedure it was necessary for the dentist to extract the tooth that would be replaced with the implant. She explained to me that during the extraction her head and ... Read on »
Nine Years with a Spinal Cord Injury Today by Greg T. Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:39pm Nine years ago today I had my spinal cord injury, it's a date on the calendar that continues to bother me. It's a day of reflection. The day I was injured I decided to take it day by day. I've talked before about finding one thing a day to be grateful for. I think that beyond anything else that has led me to where I am today. Today I am ... Read on »