Tag: "spinal" at medical news
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
... sheaths that protect nerve cells in the brain and spinal
cord, according to background information in the article. The nerve cells axon, which transmits messages to other neurons, is eventually destroyed. The cause of MS is unknown, but evidence points to the involvement of immune cells and antibodies that...
Seat belt injuries could signal more serious trauma in children
...r signs of more serious consequences, particularly spinal
cord injury, which is not always immediately appar...ath in children, are also the most common cause of spinal
cord injury in children and adolescents. Boys are more affected than girls, and the incidence increa...
Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
...missing limbs, malformed hearts and underdeveloped spinal
cordsappear more likely to be obese prior to becom...a bifida, a condition that occurs when part of the spinal
cord is uncovered, causing incontinence and problems with mobility Heart defects Anorectal atre...
Heat-related deaths in middle, high school football players spikes in 2006
...e; a 17-year-old high school player who received a spinal
cord injury when tackled in a practice drill. Rules against spearing, or leading blocks and tackles with the helmet or face mask, have drastically reduced the number of direct injuries, Mueller said. The heat-related injuries warrant special atte...
'Cars' imaging reveals clues to myelin damage
...d enables them to properly conduct impulses in the spinal
cord, brain and peripheral nervous system througho...on in people suffering from multiple sclerosis and spinal
cord injuries," Cheng said. The research demonstrates that CARS microscopy is a valuable research ...
Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats
...function six weeks after receiving grafts of human spinal
stem cells (hSSCs), researchers from the Universit...grafting human neural stem cells directly into the spinal
cord we can achieve a progressive recovery of motor function, said Marsala. This could some day pro...
Second SPORT study shows surgery advantage for spinal stenosis and slipped vertebra
... In cases of degenerative spondylolisthesis with spinal
stenosis, a condition that affects six times as ma...causes no symptoms, in some cases it can result in spinal
stenosis-narrowing of the spinal
canal which causes pressure on the nerves-resulting in significant ...
Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh
...ntral nervous system moving through nerves in the spinal
cord and brain stem up to the brain, which prompts a response, or "feeling." Co-author of the current study Allan Basbaum, PhD, also of UCSF, is a pioneer of research into the mechanism of chronic pain within the central nervous system. The Julius...
JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management
...n and life quality for nonambulatory patients with spinal
epidural metastasis, pg. 271 We evaluated the l...e with paraplegia caused by cancer compressing the spinal
cord. Twelve patients received rehabilitation that focused on transfers, skin care, bladder and bowe...
Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal cord injury
...of full or partial recovery of patients with acute spinal
cord injuries (SCI), according to a study publishe...people in the United States are living with SCI or spinal
dysfunction. An estimated 7,800 new cases of SCI occur each year. Motor vehicle accidents account fo...
Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage
... forth between an osteoarthritic jaw joint and the spinal
cord. Thus, nerve cells involved in pain transmission, with so many more receptors on their surfaces, became drastically more responsive to the naturally occurring painkiller, researchers found. Gene therapy inserts tailor-made genes into cell...
Withdrawn MS drug returns to market
...od vessel walls into tissues such as the brain and spinal
cord. The drug may also benefit secondary lymphoid... to significantly reduce leukocyte cell numbers in spinal
fluid, with benefits continuing for six months after treatment. "The release of natalizumab usher...
Nanomedicine opens the way for nerve cell regeneration
...beyond a CNS related injury. Using optic nerve and spinal
cord tissues as in vivo models and dissociated ret...have significant implications for the treatment of spinal
cord injuries, and is a vital "next step" in bringing this new technology to clinical use. The sec...
New treatment offers relief from chronic back pain
...to three major groups; those with herniated discs, spinal
stenosis (a nerve affecting narrowing of the spinal
cord), and complications from failed back surgery. Radiofrequency thermolesioning is a widespread tr...
Innovative education scheme sees fewer rugby players suffering spinal injuries
...d be a key reason for a reduction in the number of spinal
injuries suffered by rugby players, says a researc...New Zealand study assessed the number and cause of spinal
injuries resulting in permanent disability preceding the introduction of RugbySmart and compared the...
New breakthrough treatment for spinal cancer patients at Mount Sinai
...ty using the Novalis Shaped Beam Surgery System on spinal
cancer. Novalis is the most advanced Stereotactic ...en to patients with malignant and ultimately fatal spinal
tumors where hope was never before available," said Dr. Isabelle Germano, Professor of Neurosurgery ...
Can an omega-3 fatty acid slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease?
...s, such as brain atrophy and proteins in blood and spinal
New therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases
...ive illnesses those that affect the brain and the spinal
cord. Some of these neurodegenerative illnesses ar... in the central nervous system - the brain and the spinal
cord - that do not function well, in particular, those signals that cause the death of nerve cells. ...
Literature review shows spinal manipulation beneficial for neck pain
...ted significant improvement following chiropractic spinal
manipulation, according to a March/April 2007 repo...owed significant pain-level improvements following spinal
manipulation. No trial group was reported to remain unchanged, and all groups showed positive change...
Once-a-year drug reduces fractures from osteoporosis
...act included a 70 percent reduction in the risk of spinal
fractures and a 40 percent reduction in the risk of hip fractures. The effect was sustained over three years. "The reductions in hip and spine fractures were at least as large as those seen with other drugs in this category," said Dennis Black, Ph...
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