- Nonfasting Lipemia and Inflammation as Cardiovascular Disease Risks After SCI. Mark Nash; Armando Mendez // Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation;Jan2009, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p15
Fasting blood lipids are the bedrock of cardiovascular disease (CVD) assessment, although the human lifespan is primarily spent in the postprandial state. An exaggerated postprandial lipemia (PPL) facilitates accumulation of atherogenic triglyceride-rich lipoproteins in vascular endothelium. PPL...
- The spinal cord. The brain/body connection. Cohn, J.E. // Current Health 2;May89, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p4
Discusses the spinal cord and spinal cord injuries. Nerve network; Sending and receiving messages; Problems; Potential for cure. INSET: To help spinal cord injuries, always....
- New hope for spinal cord injuries. Daly, Myrna // Boys' Life;May96, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p8
Highlights treatments for spinal cord injuries. Inability of damaged spinal cord to fix itself; Discovery of protein that neutralizes growth-blocking hormone; Release of toxins that harm other cells; Functional electrical stimulation. INSET: Play smart, play safe..
- Drug prevents paralysis in accident victims. McPhee, A.T. // Current Science;3/1/91, Vol. 76 Issue 13, p4
Describes a recent study by Dr. Michael Bracken at Yale University which indicates that early treatment with a drug called methylprednisolone can help prevent paralysis from spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries; Singer Gloria Estefan's accident; Research on nerve cell regeneration. ...
- A step closer to spinal cord repair. Furlow, F. Bryant // Psychology Today;Jan1997, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p14
Reports on Israel-based Weizmann Institute of Science neuroimmunologist Michael Schwartz's experiments which help explain why it is difficult to recover from spinal cord injuries. Macrophages' inability to repair cells in the spinal cord area.
- New treatment may help paralyzed persons. // Current Science;2/17/95, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p13
Informs about the development of a new treatment in Switzerland that causes severed nerves in the spinal cord to grow. Information on its use in the treatment of injured nerves; Probability of its use in the treatment of paralyzed persons.
- Acute Spinal Injury. Chiles, Bennie W.; Cooper, Paul R. // New England Journal of Medicine;2/22/96, Vol. 334 Issue 8, p514
Discusses how to manage injury of the spinal cord or cauda equina by reducing the resultant neurologic deficit and preventing any additional loss of neurological function. Specific steps in initial resuscitation and evaluation; Syndromes of spinal cord injury; Different forms of assessment...
- Cure for paralysis might be found in the not-too-distant future. // Executive Health's Good Health Report;Dec95, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p4
Reports on treatments for spinal cord injuries that cause paralysis. Identification of conditions that allow nervous cells to heal themselves; Care for paralytics; Potential for genetically-engineered cell lines to replace damaged nerve cells.
- Progress Being Made on Spinal Cord Injuries. // USA Today Magazine;Oct98, Vol. 127 Issue 2641, p13
Reports the progress of research and treatment on spinal cord injuries. Factors for the effectiveness of drug therapies such as methylprednisolone; Processes at work in spinal cord injury; Success with neurotropic agents.