Tag: "neuromuscular" at medical news

Research Trial To Test New Drug For Diabetic Neuropathy

... Geisinger Health System, and the director of the neuromuscular program at the Hershey Medical Center, which is one of five study sites throughout the country that are currently enrolling patients. "Currently there is not treatment for diabetic neuropathy. We can only treat the diabetes which, at best, will...

Use it or lose it applies to nervous system, scientists find

...away if ignored.This may explain why withdrawal of neuromuscular blocking agents sometimes isfatal to patients who ...ng. "It comes as asurprise that the stable, stupid neuromuscular junction of mammals, where no onewould consider that learning is taking place, has a very similar me...

McCaw/Muscular Dystrophy Association fund supports UW recruitment of internationally noted gene therapy researcher

...ervous system disorders and other neurological and neuromuscular conditions. He will also work with scientists in the UW School of Medicines rapidly expanding molecular genetics and gene therapy research program, and with clinical researchers in the new Cell and Gene Therapy Core Laboratory in the NIH-supported Cl...

Enzyme halts muscle waste in mouse models of most-common childhood muscular dystrophy

...se is expressed in another area of the muscle, the neuromuscular junction, where nerves send impulses to muscle fib... stimulant to generate scaffold-like tissue at the neuromuscular junction. In research reported earlier this year in the journal Developmental Biology (242, 58-73),...

UF research: For stroke recovery, two therapies better than one

...l current called electromyogram- or EMG-triggered neuromuscular stimulation is thought to help the brain establish alternate pathways that activate the impaired limb to replace those disrupted by stroke damage and to boost the body's control so the arm can move through a full range of motion, he said. In additio...

A helping hand: Healthy arm helps retrain stroke-impaired arm

...micking its movement. The second group had active neuromuscular stimulation and unilateral movement therapy on the affected arm only. The third group, "the controls," had physical therapy on the affected limb without the aid of electrical stimulation or bilateral movement. All participants completed six hours o...

Palliative practice blurs ethical lines, physician says

The use of neuromuscular blockers to stop the appearance of laboured breath...ics, Hawryluck argues against the suggested use of neuromuscular blockers. Neuromuscular blockers work by paralyzing the muscles in the body. Administering the agent...

Foot pressure device may stamp out muscle loss

...how mechanical foot stimulation generates enhanced neuromuscular activity in the legs. Layne and his graduate student, Katherine Forth, will give presentations about their work during the World Space Congress 2002 in Houston Oct. 10-19. In normal gravity, when you move your arms while standing or walking, muscles ...

Support teams required to facilitate participation of young adults with physical disabilities

...na bifida, traumatic brain injury, or degenerative neuromuscular disease often have difficulty attaining independence in adult life--consequently they often need lifelong support from parents and from health-care and social-care services; however there is a lack of evidence comparing the impact and cost-effectiven...

The MNI's de Grandpr Communcations Centre wins International Room Competition

... and treatment of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular disorders....

American Academy of Ophthalmology announces its guests of honor for Annual Meeting

...een a prolific writer in the fields of strabismus, neuromuscular physiology and acquired and congenital abnormalities of eye movements. He has been instrumental in the "Coming to Your Senses" project, an effort to screen children for hearing and vision loss, serving as its medical director and a vocal proponent of...

Jefferson and Michigan scientists identify gene defect behind muscle-wasting disease

...id in the protein Omi/HtrA2 is enough to cause the neuromuscular disease. In mnd2 mice, the amino acid serine is c... the human gene, in order to determine its role in neuromuscular diseases." The Omi protein and related proteins are found in all organisms, including bacteria. In...

Exercise has a more powerful impact on the brain than previously thought

...ry. "It's well known that people recuperating from neuromuscular injuries or diseases have a long road to recovery,... training, and in patients recovering from certain neuromuscular disorders, such as stroke. In addition, they will attempt to determine the neural mechanisms that me...

Rochester chosen to focus on rare neurological diseases

...ght out by patients around the globe who have rare neuromuscular disorders. Griggs and colleague Rabi Tawil, M.D.,...des," says Griggs, whose career investigating rare neuromuscular disorders was inspired when he did some basic research on insect muscle when he was 17 years old. "I...

Researchers to develop new drug to treat myasthenia gravis

...hat attack the receptors on the muscle side of the neuromuscular junction. The antibodies cause damage by activating another part of the immune system called the complement system, which is a group of proteins designed to protect against infectious invaders. "We hope to design a drug that inhibits complement act...

Electrical stimulation in patients with paralysis and spinal cord injury

...g # 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. V...

Dr. Brenda Milner first foreign associate of the NAS to receive Award in the Neurosciences

... and treatment of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular disorders....

UCSD pharmacologists collaborate on new approach to drug design

...e current AChE inhibitors are widely used to treat neuromuscular and cognitive disorders, the new process offers the potential for development of more potent drugs with fewer side effects. Published in a recent issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) (February 10, 2004), the study descri...

Creatine is safe, but not effective, in pediatric neuromuscular disease

...ment creatine can be safely taken by children with neuromuscular diseases, but does not improve strength or muscle ...rs trying to improve muscle output. "Patients with neuromuscular disorders have been found to have reduced concentrations of phosphocreatine, which is a marker for t...

Survey shows new Mayo Clinic treatment for intractable low blood pressure

...used to treat myasthenia gravis, a disorder of the neuromuscular junction resulting in easy fatigability and muscle weakness. Pyridostigmine does not put extra stress on the heart when patients lie down, thus making it a safe treatment. The addition of patient-satisfaction data increases pyridostigmine's appeal as...

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