Research

OlderHosp
For many Medicare recipients, multiple observational stays rather than inpatient hospital admissions may be driving up their out-of-pocket costs, a study suggests.
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A recent study suggests that monkeys and humans experience greater motor recovery than rats after experiencing a similar spinal cord injury (SCI).
ResearchConAA
Stroke patients affected by an upper-extremity movement dysfunction reported comparatively high levels of effectiveness from constraint-induced movement therapy in improving their daily activities. But in at least one important area, CIMT fared no better than standard therapy.
AdapSportsAA
A new study suggests that those who play adaptive sports could have a higher likelihood of employment, leading to a possibly greater economic impact.
VitaminD
Older people who are homebound may be at risk for low vitamin D levels, possibly leading to a risk for falls.
A volunteer is shown here calibrating the brain control interface. (Photo credit: Korea University / TU Berlin)
Quality of life for patients affected by high spinal cord injuries or ALS could be altered considerably by a device that decodes very specific signals from the brain to control a lower-limb exoskeleton.
RuralArea
A new study in the September issue of Medical Care suggests that Medicare patients who live in rural areas have lower rates of follow-up care after hospital discharge.
StemCells
A research team from Rush University Medical Center has begun a new trial to study a therapy using stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries within the first 14 to 30 days of injury.
DrugBottle
Common medications used in neuro-rehabilitation units to manage symptoms may delay recovery from brain or spinal cord injuries, suggest researchers in a new study.
SeniorHospital
A large national study suggests that patients age 65 and older could be at high risk for readmission to the hospital within 30 days after ambulatory surgery, regardless of their health prior to the surgery.
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Seniors who visit emergency departments may require more mobility assistance after discharge than they think they do, according to a recent study.
GeneticsAA
In a recent study, researchers performing genetic testing on children with cerebral palsy note that there could be a stronger genetic cause for the condition than previously thought.
PetriAA
A study published recently in Nature Biotechnology explains a new method Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) researchers developed to grow muscle cells in the lab.
Brain-controlled prostheses sample a few hundred neurons to estimate motor commands that involve millions of neurons. So tiny sampling errors can reduce the precision and speed of thought-controlled keypads. A Stanford technique can analyze this sample and make dozens of corrective adjustments in the blink of an eye to make thought control more precise. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Kao, Shenoy Lab)
A research team from Stanford University has reportedly developed a new technique that is designed to help make brain-controlled prostheses more precise.
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According to a new study published recently in the journal ACS Nano, researchers are reportedly able to direct adult stem cells to turn specifically into muscle.
Pictured here is an implanted titanium rod used in the alternative limb-lengthening procedure. (Photo courtesy of Loyola University Medical Center]
A recent study examining an alternative limb-lengthening technique suggests that it can help make the long recovery process less cumbersome while reportedly still providing positive outcomes.
NewRes
New research from University of Kentucky reportedly may shed some light on the opportunities to modulate the responses from macrophages after spinal cord injury.
RunningProsth
Studies performed at Bournemouth University may be shedding some light on the impact of lower-limb prosthetics on competitive running sports.
Pain
A new study compares the safety and effectiveness of high- and low-frequency spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy for relieving chronic back and leg pain.
WalkingAA
MIT researchers announce that they have designed what they reportedly describe is an inexpensive prosthetic knee that can induce normal walking.