Older patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries are less likely to receive surgery compared with younger patients, and they experience a significant lag between injury and surgery, according to new research by Henry Ahn, MD, PhD, an orthopedic surgeon at St Michael's Hospital in Toronto. (Photo courtesy of St Michael's Hospital)
A recently published study suggests that spinal cord injury patients over age 70 are less likely to receive surgery, compared to younger patients.
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Mobility solutions provider Numotion announces that Tamas Feitel has joined the company as chief financial officer.
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Kessler Foundation announces that it has been awarded $3 million in grants by the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research to help improve cognition and mobility of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
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The results of a new study about how the spinal cord learns to perform motor tasks suggest that the spinal cord learns on its own, independent from the brain.
A disproportionate number of people hospitalized in Canada with traumatic brain injuries are 65 years or older, according to a new study from St Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Pictured here is senior author Michael Cusimano, MD, MHPE, FRCSC, DABNS, PhD, FACS. (Photo courtesy of St Michael's Hospital)
A new study from St Michael’s Hospital suggests that, while those age 65 or over represent only 14% of the population in Canada, they accounted for 38% of hospitalizations for TBI between 2006 and 2007.
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A new study suggests that the use of short-term peripheral nerve stimulation may be able to prevent long-term changes in nerve and muscle function following spinal cord injury (SCI).
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A new study suggests that, using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), it may be possible to tell post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) apart.
A mixed first quarter financial report didn’t quell U.S. Physical Therapy’s appetite for expansion as the Houston-based business swallows up another practice group.
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It's definite: Patterson Medical is taking its ball and going home. After spending months exploring the potential sale of its medical unit, Patterson Companies has reached an agreement to sell Patterson Medical to Madison Dearborn Partners for roughly $715 million.
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Standing systems stakeholders who need the fastest path to updated information about the EasyStand Zing multiple position stander can take in the latest information associated with the product online, according to a statement from Morton, Minn-based EasyStand.
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The NMEDA recently announced the winners of its "Local Heroes" contest, held as part of its National Mobility Awareness Month promotion in May.
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The Amputee Coalition announces in a news release that four college students will receive the Scott Decker, MD, Memorial Scholarship for 2015.
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A study published recently in Nature Neuroscience suggests that male and female mice process pain using different cells.
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Ochsner Health System and Select Medical announce that they have formed a strategic partnership to jointly open a new, 60-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital in New Orleans in 2016.
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Education Resources Inc is offering a new continuing education course that it says will help enable therapists and assistants to tailor an amputee patient’s treatment from amputation surgery through prosthetic prescription.
The purpose of this document is to detail in-clinic and in-home evaluations executed by ROHO® during the research and development phase of Smart Check. These studies were performed prior to Smart Check market launch in clinical facilities. In-home evaluations were performed by wheelchair users, independent of clinical supervision.
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The Amputee Coalition announces that, thanks to support from sponsors and donors, its 2015 Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp will host 115 campers as well as be extended by 1 day.
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United Spinal Association announces in a news release that its VetsFirst program supports the Military and Veterans Education and Protection Act.
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Researchers suggest that, in order to effectively treat pressure ulcers in patients with spinal cord injury, anti-inflammatory measures should be applied very early in their development.
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Street noise is nothing new, but modern day science has learned something new about the clamor of traffic: it increases stroke risk for older adults.