Also published with Volume 40 Issue 6 of JRRD is a compendium of abstracts from the Tenth International Symposium On Neural Regeneration held in Pacific Grove, California, December 10-14, 2003. The symposium highlights current work in neural regeneration, especially in areas of research where there has been recent progress or some particularly interesting issues have been raised. Full-text manuscripts for both issues of JRRD are available, free of charge, on-line at www.vard.org.
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation improves tissue health, pg # 469
Study investigated whether chronic use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) by individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) improves seating support. Changes in tissue health were monitored in eight individuals with SCI using an implanted NMES system to stand and to facilitate standing transfers. Veterans with SCI are at a high risk of developing pressure ulcers because of paralysis and immobilization. Study results indicate that chronic use of NMES significantly improves tissue health, as well as enhances the health, wellbeing, and independence of veterans with disabilities.
Orthoses selection improves clinical outcome following cervical injury, pg# 527
Study compared four cervical orthoses in limiting spine motion. Twenty volunteers were tested in bending and reaching with and without orthosis. All four orthoses
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