Tag: "cord" at medical news
Cancer-causing protein may heal damaged spinal cord and brain cells
...aking it an important target for addressing spinal cord
damage or neurological diseases like Alzheimer's. ...be used to regrow axons that are damaged in spinal cord
injuries or neurological diseases," said Antonio Iavarone, M.D., associate professor of neurology an...
Measuring proteins in spinal fluid may provide early clue to Alzheimer's disease
...rebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord
serve as biomarkers or chemical indicators of the development of Alzheimer's disease. Elaine R. Peskind, M.D., VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, and colleagues estimated the combined effect ...
Aggressive heart pacing may work best in some spinal cord patients
... after a neck injury damages their cervical spinal cord
may need aggressive therapy to avoid further cardi...gist and study co-author. With a cervical spinal cord
injury, the influence of the sympathetic nervous system called the fight or flight system because i...
Promising therapy for ALS delivers antisense drug directly to nervous system
...cleotides can be delivered to the brain and spinal cord
through the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) at doses sho...or neurons that reach from the brain to the spinal cord
and from the spinal cord
to the muscles throughout the body. Estimated to affect some 30,000 Americ...
Cerebrospinal fluid used to deliver therapeutics for Lou Gehrig's disease to brain
...cleotides can be delivered to the brain and spinal cord
through the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) at doses sho...enerative diseases and to all levels of the spinal cord
through the CSF. Once produced, CSF circulates from the brain to all regions of the CNS, yielding co...
Scripps research team reverses Friedreich's ataxia defect in cell culture
...lead to degeneration of nerve tissue in the spinal cord
and nerves controlling muscle movement in the arms and legs. Specific symptoms, which typically first appear between the ages of five and 15, include trouble walking, reduced hand coordination, and slurred speech. The disease also typically leads ...
NASA technology helping injured US troops
... soldiers returning from overseas duty with spinal cord
or traumatic brain injuries, at Walter Reed Army M...was wheelchair-bound for two years due to a spinal cord
injury is now up and walking with SAM. "When we first put him in the walker, he was up and going for...
Even Superman couldn't win battle with pressure ulcers
...n infected pressure ulcer. It is not just spinal cord
injury patients who are vulnerable to pressure ulcers. Sixty percent of pressure ulcers develop in patients admitted to hospital. Many of these patients are elderly and/or have diabetes or vascular disease. Immobile patients can develop pressure ulce...
Wheezy, allergic children are more prone to asthma
...rs are high level of IgE antibodies** in umbilical cord
blood and/or at least two first degree relatives with allergen sensitivity. From birth to age 13 the researchers interviewed parents about their child's asthma and measured levels of IgE antibodies in the children. They found that 90% of children ...
Speedsters' traffic fines fund new research on spinal cord injury
...e effects of paralysis and other effects of spinal cord
injury will begin new projects and continue promis...by speeding motorists to fund research into spinal cord
injury, whose number-one cause nationwide is motor vehicle accidents. In Rochester this year the gra...
Study links lead exposure to brain cancer in adults
... Center study. More than 18,000 brain and spinal cord
tumors will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Yet little is known about what causes brain cancer; the only established risk factor is radiation, according to the American Cancer Society. Results of other studies attempting to show a clea...
A new approach to rheumatoid arthritis
...ed p38 with drugs directly delivered to the spinal cord
of the arthritic rats. They found that the treated... the joints. These findings suggest that spinal cord
administration might reduce the side effects (and possibly the costs) of p38 inhibitors without comp...
Pediatric neurosurgeons recommend banning children from ATVs
...patient rehabilitation. Two patients had spinal cord
injuries. Two patients died. The review was published in a July 2006 pediatric supplement to the Journal of Neurosurgery. The study found twice as many males as females suffered neurological injuries. Patients included both riders and drivers, ...
Can a vitamin alleviate chronic, progressive multiple sclerosis?
...de works by increasing levels of NAD in the spinal cord
and that NAD levels decrease when axons degenerate. Finally, they showed that giving NAD directly also prevented axon degeneration. NAD is used extensively by cells to produce energy through the breakdown of carbohydrates. Its chemical precursor,...
Spinal cord stimulators tested as treatment for patients with migraine headaches
...oday and is already approved by the FDA for spinal cord
stimulation to treat chronic pain. There are mor...urostimulator is currently FDA approved for spinal cord
to treat chronic pain by precisely delivering tiny electrical signals to the spinal cord
that mask t...
Medical College of Wisconsin secures key contract from US HRSA
...llogeneic (related and unrelated donor) marrow and cord
blood transplants performed in the United States; the program now requires that all U.S. transplant centers performing these transplants provide patient outcomes data to this new national Stem Cell Therapeutic Outcomes Database. The database will con...
Jefferson Orthopaedic surgeons leading international study of timing of spinal surgery
...l injury, to try to limit the damage to the spinal cord
and surrounding tissues, as many surgeons believe?...study aimed at determining if patients with spinal cord
injury will benefit from early treatment to reduce pressure on the spinal cord. Two types of inju...
Penn researchers find Lou Gehrig's, FTD disease protein
...ntrolling judgment and comportment), or the spinal cord
motor neurons (the control centers regulating the ...s aggregate in the neurons of the brain and spinal cord
and act like toxic waste dumps that become progressively more widespread and toxic. Many misfolded d...
Faster, more accurate tuberculosis test developed
...teristic tangles or coils and these characteristic cord
formations can be seen microscopically in liquid medium; and (3) the ability to incorporate drugs permits rapid and direct drug-susceptibility testing at the same time as the detection of bacterial growth. Over 5,000 people die of TB every day world...
Tipsheet: Focus on gait training, pain relief, pressure ulcers and hearing aid training
...y stimulation to treat pain associated with spinal cord
injury, pg. 461 Cranial electrotherapy stimulati... for 21 days affected pain in 38 males with spinal cord
injury (SCI). The active CES group reported significantly greater decreases in daily pain intensity ...
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