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1 in 10 Stroke Rehab Interruptions May Be Preventable

Posted 30 Sep 2016 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 – Interruptions in inpatient rehabilitation occur for some stroke survivors and patients with brain and spinal cord injuries, a new study finds. But at least one-tenth of these treatment breaks could be prevented, resulting in improved patient outcomes and lower health care costs, the researchers said. The findings indicate that inpatient rehabilitation facilities "are ...

Early Rehab May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Posted 19 Feb 2016 by

FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 – Beginning rehabilitation soon after a spinal cord injury seems to lead to improvements in functioning for patients, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 4,000 people in the United States who suffered a spinal cord injury between 2000 and 2014. The patients' average age was about 41 and the average time to start rehabilitation was 19 days. Early ...

Boy, Girl Newborns Show Spinal Differences: Study

Posted 5 Aug 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 – The spines of boys and girls aren't the same size at birth, a new study shows. Researchers suspect this difference is probably due to an evolutionary adaptation that allows females' spines to cope with the added weight they carry during pregnancy. The researchers used MRIs to measure the small bones that form the spine (vertebrae) in 70 healthy, full-term male and ...

Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury

Posted 31 Jul 2015 by

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 – A noninvasive procedure might help people with paralysis move their legs without the need for surgery or implanted devices, new research suggests. The treatment approach is called transcutaneous stimulation, where a device delivers an electrical current to the spine through electrodes placed on the outside of the lower back. In a recent trial of the device, five paralyzed ...

Quadriplegic Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arms

Posted 21 May 2015 by

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 – A gunshot wound to the spine left Erik Sorto paralyzed from the neck down. Yet today he is able to do some of life's most simple, but vital, actions – such as taking a drink from a cup – by using a robotic arm that he controls with his mind. It sounds like science fiction, but researchers have steadily been making progress in developing mind-controlled robotic limbs. ...

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