Tag: "paralysis" at medical news
Research suggests possible blood test for multiple sclerosis
..., psychological and cognitive changes, weakness or paralysis
of limbs, numbness, vision problems, difficulties speaking or walking, bladder problems, and sexual dysfunction. Wake Forest Baptist cares for more than 2,000 patients with MS....
New system for the analysis of facial movement in three dimensions
...antified objectively and with exactitude. Facial paralysis
Facial Paralysis is a relatively frequent patholo...peutic microsurgical programme for treating facial paralysis
through dynamic techniques with cruciate facial inserts and muscle transplants, some fifty patients...
Inflammatory cells highly promising target in NF 1
...ors. Infants affected by the disease face possible paralysis
or damage to the brain and other organs. The disease frustrates doctors because there's no effective treatment even though the responsible gene was identified more than a decade ago. Currently little can be done to treat a disease that affects more p...
Spinal cord injury patients show improvement in early device study
...POLIS Treatment for spinal cord injury leading to paralysis
continues to stymie physicians but a clinical trial at the Indiana University School of Medicine reported in the January issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery - Spine may point researchers in a positive direction. Ten patients with complete motor and ...
Antibiotics protect nerves in mice by turning on genes
...s (ALS), in people causes progressive weakness and paralysis
and ends in death, usually within three to five ye...that the mice eventually succumbed to weakness and paralysis
despite treatment, he says. "If we can find drugs that protect against other causes of nerve death i...
First blood test to diagnose paralyzing, blinding disease
...tly. The prognosis for loss of sight and permanent paralysis
is much worse for patients who have NMO than for those who have MS. MS is not confined to optic nerve and spinal cord involvement. However, the symptoms of the two diseases overlap, and optic nerve and spinal cord involvement occur in both. NMO is pa...
Brain remapping may be key to recovery from stroke
CHICAGO People suffering from paralysis
due to stroke or traumatic brain injury may be able to reprogram their brains to improve motor skills and to control artificial limbs, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Usi...
New understanding of neural circuits may help development of thought-controlled prosthetic devices
... devices," which could help amputees or those with paralysis
who can't use their limbs. Normally circuits of nerve cells in the brain constantly compute and transmit complex signals through the spinal cord and out peripheral nerves in order to move an arm, hand, leg, or foot. An injury that causes the loss of ...
Human spinal cord cells help rats with Lou Gehrig's disease
...n primitive spinal cord cells delayed symptoms and paralysis
by a week when implanted in the spinal cord of rats destined to develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers from Johns Hopkins report. The human neuronal stem cells were obtained from embryos by scientists at bio...
Northwestern University receives $7.5 million for regenerative medicine
...g two critical health problems -- the treatment of paralysis
and diabetes -- has received $7.5 million over fiv...ells can grow.) "While we hope some day to reverse paralysis
by repairing damage to the central nervous system and to cure diabetes, the multiple scaffold techno...
Researchers invent way to determine optimal conditions for spinal cord nerve regen in lab animals
... possibly lead one day to new therapies to reverse paralysis
in human patients who have suffered complete spina...s that coordinate movement cannot be conducted and paralysis
cannot be reversed. Background Both synthetic and biological axon growth-guidance channels have b...
UCSD researchers determine fibrin depletion decreases multiple sclerosis symptoms
...ibrin, they developed a later onset of the MS-like paralysis
as compared to their transgenic brothers that had fibrin. In addition, the fibrin-depleted mice lived for one additional week longer than the normal, disease-impacted mice. This difference is significant in animal models such as mice that have very ...
Univ. of Pittsburgh to lead international trial for vocal cord paralysis and paresis
...ct and improved speech and swallowing. Vocal cord paralysis
may be caused by chest and neck surgery, brain injury, neck injury, lung or thyroid cancer, certain neurologic conditions, a tumor pressing on a nerve, or a viral infection. In older people, vocal cord atrophy is a common problem affecting voice prod...
Antibiotic provides promise in treatment of spinal cord injuries
...rescribed antibiotic could be used to help prevent paralysis
and other long-term functional deficits associated... field have known that a significant proportion of paralysis
and long-term functional disorders associated with SCI are triggered by post-trauma tissue loss. Adm...
Report finds inactivated influenza virus vaccines effective in children
...In serious cases, flu can cause neurologic damage, paralysis
and even death in children, added Dr. Ruben, who is director of Scientific and Medical Affairs for Aventis Pasteur, a vaccine manufacturer. Recent new research has shown that influenza in children is a critical matter and can lead to hospitalization ...
Corkscrew device retrieves clots, quickly reverses stroke damage
...an. Restoring blood flow in these trials reversed paralysis
and other stroke symptoms, Starkman said. "How often do we get a chance to reverse a patient's stroke on the table? We have had patients completely paralyzed on one side of their body, who were made normal almost instantaneously when the clot was re...
Scientists grow neurons using nanostructures
...ing development that could lead to the reversal of paralysis
due to spinal cord injury. "We have created new m... the formation of the scar that is often linked to paralysis
after spinal cord injury," said Samuel I. Stupp, Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science an...
Electrical stimulation in patients with paralysis and spinal cord injury
...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 followi...
Blocking immune response to spinal cord injury can improve chances for recovery
... diseases traumatize the spinal cord and result in paralysis
or other loss of neurologic function, with the goal of finding cures. It also facilitates the coordination and cooperation of scientists around the world seeking cures for paraplegia, quadriplegia and other diseases impacting neurological function. N...
Brain signals from the paralyzed or injured captured by computer
...s of people with severe disabilities brought on by paralysis
or injury by developing brain-computer interfaces ...ermanent implant to assist patients suffering from paralysis
and other brain disorders. In other work, Cyberkinetics, Inc., in Foxborough, Mass., is working with...
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