HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Secondary complications and restoration of function in SCI

>

Variable-frequency-train (VFT) stimulation has received considerable interest for countering the fatigue that occurs in the muscles of able-bodied individuals during functional electrical stimulation. There is also much interest in using electrical stimulation for the rehabilitation of individuals with SCI. This study investigated the effectiveness of VFT stimulation on reducing quadriceps muscle fatigue in persons with complete SCI. The data provide the first evidence that VFT stimulation may not be effective at reducing fatigue without prior conditioning with electrical stimulation. The results may lead to an improved clinical use of electrical stimulation.

Portable neuromuscular stimulator aids exercise and mobility for individuals with paraplegia (pg 41)

Over the past 25 years, functional electrical stimulation has become a viable rehabilitative tool for the paraplegic population. The design and development of a portable, neuromuscular stimulator for use by individuals with paraplegia is described in this article. Potential uses of the neuromuscular stimulator include exercise, mobility and preventive skin care. The stimulator passed all relevant safety and reliability testing, making it suitable for home use.

Neostigmine and glycopyrrolate promote bowel movement (pg 53)

This study assessed the effects of neostigmine alone or neostigmine combined with glycopyrrolate on pulmonary suppression in individuals with SCI. The data suggest that although neostigmine promoted bowel movement, it also caused bronchoconstriction, which may worsen a weak respiratory system. When neostigmine is combined with glycopyrrolate, bowel movement is facilitated while bronchoconstriction is prevented. For patients with SCI who require bowel evacuation assistance, neostigmine and glycopyrrolate should be administered in combination.

Bronchodilator responses to metaproterenol sulfate among subjects with spinal cord injury (pg 59)<
'"/>

Contact: Judith LaVoie
judith@vard.org
410-962-1800 x 229
VA Research Communications Service
20-Feb-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Women who drink may be at greater risk of cardiovascular complications than men
2. Remote monitoring of ICU patients lowers mortality rates, complications
3. Fetal and birth complications increase mental illness risks
4. Substance used to treat complications from diabetes also proves to work as antioxidant
5. Bush signs; ozone treatment for ballast water; wetland restoration template goes national
6. Traditional floodplain forest restoration may decrease bird diversity
7. Answers to Florida bay restoration are clear as mud!
8. Wave of the future? Dams as river restoration
9. Experts meet to evaluate watershed restoration for salmon in Pacific rivers
10. Preclinical safety study shows adipose-derived stem cells improve heart function after heart attack
11. Fossil genes reveal how life sheds form and function

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/16/2017)... , May 16, 2017   Bridge ... health organizations, and MD EMR Systems , ... development partner for GE, have established a partnership ... Portal product and the GE Centricity™ products, including ... EMR. These new integrations will ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... The global military biometrics market ... by the presence of several large global players. The ... major players - 3M Cogent, NEC Corporation, M2SYS Technology, ... 61% of the global military biometric market in 2016. ... military biometrics market boast global presence, which has catapulted ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... , April 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced ... will feature emerging and evolving technology through ... Innovation Summits will run alongside the expo portion of ... sessions, panels and demonstrations focused on trending topics within ... advanced design and manufacturing event will take place June ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  VMS BioMarketing, a leading provider of ... oncology Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) network, which will launch this ... communication among health care professionals to enhance the patient care ... staff, and other health care professionals to help women who ... ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... Disappearing forests and increased emissions are the main ... people each year. Especially those living in larger cities are affected by air pollution ... of the most pollution-affected countries globally - decided to take action. , “I knew ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... 11, 2017 , ... Singh Biotechnology today announced that the ... its novel anti-STAT3 (Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3) B VHH13 single ... the cell membrane and bind intracellular STAT3 and inhibit its function. Dysregulation of ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... ... conjugate (ADC) therapeutics, today confirmed licensing rights that give it exclusive global ... technology developed in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Additionally, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: