SCI Trial Report Standing and Walking with Electrical Stimulation at Mayo

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy have helped a man paralyzed since 2013 regain his ability to stand and walk with assistance. The results, achieved in a research collaboration between Mayo Clinic and UCLA, are reported in Nature MedicineSupplementary Video

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Co-first authors are Megan Gill, physical therapist, and Peter Grahn, Ph.D., senior engineer. The Mayo researchers worked closely with the team of V. Reggie Edgerton, Ph.D., at UCLA on this study. Additional co-authors are Jonathan Calvert, Margaux Linde, Igor Lavrov, M.D., Ph.D, Jeffrey Strommen, M.D., Lisa Beck, Meegan Van Straaten, Dina Drubach, Daniel Veith, Andrew Thoreson and Cesar Lopez of Mayo Clinic; Dimitry Sayenko, M.D., Ph.D., Houston Methodist Research Institute; and Yury Gerasimenko, Ph.D., UCLA.

This research was funded by The Grainger Foundation, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Jack Jablonski BEL13VE in Miracles Foundation, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center, Mayo Clinic Transform the Practice, Minnesota Office of Higher Education Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Grant Program, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Dana and Albert R. Broccoli Charitable Foundation, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and Walkabout Foundation.

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3 Responses to SCI Trial Report Standing and Walking with Electrical Stimulation at Mayo

  1. I have tried to communicate w Dr Lee about my son’s condition as a result of him participating in a similar trial at UCLA…he will not because of the shared relationships…so blackballed in the research community…my son was seriously harmed by this technology and we have nowhere to turn. What can we do?

    • Haytham Mohamed says:

      Hi Cheryl, I have the same issue with Dr. Lee’s clinic. They keep telling me that there are no funds available to support this study, however every 6 month there is a paralyzed candidate whom they select, treat and post the AD for us. what for? It is not fair and frustrating for sure. If Mayo needs funds, I am wiling to bring them Milions of Dollars but it shall go for this study ONLY. None of them understands how devastating it is to be paralyzed like this.
      Please take a look at Cyberdyne HAL Exoskeleton, try your best with your insurance for them to pay.. Good Luck for your son…
      Link: https://www.cyberdyne.jp/english/ – Japan HQ
      Florida: https://www.brooksrehab.org/brooks-cyberdyne/hybrid-assistive-limb/

      Cheers,
      Haytham Mohamed

      • christalpowell says:

        They are only able to add patients as funding comes in to add people. If you would like to donate funds to further the study, contact Dr. Lee’s lab and let them know you can provide funding for the IRB being conducted there.

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