Category Archives: Rehabilitation

More good news out of UCLA lab on restoring bladder function non-invasive after SCI

A non-invasive method to restore bladder function after a spinal cord injury continues to show progress in the Dr. Daniel Lu laboratory at UCLA.  This experiment showed positive results in 5 people eliminating the need for catheters for up to … Continue reading

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More concept developments reported from the Courtine lab in Nature

For those following SCI research in the electrical stimulation field, this open access article in Nature Communications is worth a read.  Here, the Gregoire Courtine lab describes the concept and project where brain-controlled modulation coupled with constant stimulation during gait … Continue reading

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SCI: MRI shows not all sensation is lost

See the Full Article LINK at Neuroscience Research Australia: Researchers from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), The University of Sydney, and HammondCare have found surviving sensory nerve connections in areas of no sensation in 50% of people living with complete thoracic … Continue reading

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Spinal Cord Injury: Is the vagus nerve our neural connectome?

Read the Full Article at eLife Sciences The vagus nerve reports on the state of many of the organs in our body, including the heart, the lungs and the gut, and it relays this information to various neural control networks … Continue reading

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Nick Terrafranca from NeuroRecovery Technologies

NeuroRecovery Technologies specializes in Spinal Cord Stimulation for spinal cord injury. Nick Terrafranca, CEO, describes the technology and an update on the progress of their research.

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Lumbosacral spinal cord epidural stimulation improves voiding function after human SCI

Authors: Herrity AN1,2, Williams CS3, Angeli CA1,4, Harkema SJ1,2,4, Hubscher CH5,6 Deficits in urologic function after spinal cord injury (SCI) manifest both as a failure to store and empty, greatly impacting daily life. While current management strategies are necessary for … Continue reading

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Task specific spinal cord epidural stimulation enables independent step cycles during BWST stepping in motor complete humans

Various studies in the animal model have shown recovery of stepping with spinal cord epidural stimulation following a spinal cord injury. Our group had shown that epidural stimulation of lumbosacral spinal cord, combined with activity based training, enabled four motor … Continue reading

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Advantages of soft subdural implants for the delivery of electrochemical neuromodulation therapies to the spinal cord.

Journal of Neural Engineering Abstract: OBJECTIVE: We recently developed soft neural interfaces enabling the delivery of electrical and chemical stimulation to the spinal cord. These stimulations restored locomotion in animal models of paralysis. Soft interfaces can be placed either below … Continue reading

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A computational model of epidural electrical stimulation of the cervical spinal cord in non-human primates

Abstract: Cervical spinal cord injury alters the communication between the brain and the spinal circuits controlling movement, often leading to tetraplegia. Epidural Electrical Stimulation (EES) of the lumbar spinal cord has shown promising results to restore leg motor control after … Continue reading

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Cortico–reticulo–spinal circuit reorganization enables functional recovery after severe spinal cord contusion

Abstract: Severe spinal cord contusions interrupt nearly all brain projections to lumbar circuits producing leg movement. Failure of these projections to reorganize leads to permanent paralysis. Here we modeled these injuries in rodents. A severe contusion abolished all motor cortex … Continue reading

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