Many people are raising funds for spinal cord injury (SCI) research but do not have a clear idea of what the funds are paying for. In the article, I will explain research grants and the cost of SCI research, the funding situation in the field, how to improve the quality and rate of research, and what we are doing at Rutgers University to encourage collaboration. Continue Reading »
Articles Tagged: Equipment
What is Liability?
Liability means responsibility under the law. If a person or company is responsible, or partially responsible, for someone else’s injury, they can be held liable by a court of law.
Under the American civil court system, people have the right to pursue litigation, and to be compensated for negligence, wrongdoing or bad faith. People also have the responsibility to pursue litigation when it can bring about changes that will benefit society. Continue Reading »
ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
U.S. Department of Justice ADA home page.
ADA Technical Assistance Program
Consisted of a diverse array of projects to further the understanding and implementation of the Act. The program has created a vast infrastructure of resources, including numerous ADA publications and videos, materials targeted to specific audiences, training packages and an unparalleled knowledge of the ADA. Continue Reading »
Large selection of home medical equipment that welcome Medicare, Medicaid and most major insurance. Provides products that allow a more independent life style, including; wheelchairs, bedroom & bathroom assistance products, walkers and accessories.
A leading provider of urological supplies. They carry over 55,000 products from te top manufacturers and accept assignment on Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. They provide free home delivery on all orders. Samples are available for a free trial. Continue Reading »
The premier source for information on Assistive Technology. ABLEDATA is a federally funded database whose primary mission is to provide information on assistive technology and Rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources. The database contains information on more than 29,000 assistive technology products with detailed descriptions of each product including price and company information. It also contains information on non-commercial prototypes, customized and one-of-a-kind products, and do-it-yourself designs. Continue Reading »
Your skin is much more than an outer surface for the world to see. It protects you from bacteria, dirt and other foreign objects and the ultraviolet rays of the sun, and contains the nerve endings that let you know if something is hot or cold, soft or hard, sharp or dull. Your skin also plays an important role in regulating your body’s fluids and temperature.
Below the smooth, hairy outer skin, or epidermis, that we see every day is a thick, strong and elastic layer of tissue known as the dermis. The dermis is richly supplied with blood vessels, sweat and oil glands, and nerve endings. Continue Reading »
The bladder muscle, “detruser” and external sphincter are similarly affected. Early drainage occurs with indwelling (“foley”) Catheter. When urine volumes are equal to or less than 400 cc per 4 hr., the patient is converted to an Intermittent Catheterization program (ICP). Control fluid intake is closely monitored, especially at night (due to remobilization of fluid from the legs). Early catheter removal reduces the risk of infection (UTI) and allows for better fluid regulation and restriction if necessary. Early ICP reduces Foley Catheter related complications (erosion, stones, recurrent infections, colonization, resistant organisms). Continue Reading »
How spinal cord injuries (SCI) are managed–especially in the critical early stages–has a profound effect on a patient’s outcome. The publication of the first comprehensive SCI, treatment guidelines is an important step in standardizing evidence-based care.
Acute spinal cord injury (SCI) causes devastating neurologic Impairment that often leads to a lifetime of Disability. Each year, there are approximately 11,000 new SCI cases in the United States. (1) About 55% of SCIs occur among people between the ages of 16 and 30. (1) Continue Reading »
TIERNEY AND COLLEAGUES ASSESSED THE EFFECT OF head position and football equipment (helmet and shoulder pads) on cervical spinal cord space in subjects lying supine on a spine board. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data from 12 subjects were analyzed for sagittal space available for the cord (SAC), sagittal diameter of the spinal cord, and cervical-Thoracic angle. The MRI scans were evaluated midsagittally at each spinal level (C3-C7). The sagittal-diameter spinal canal and spinal cord measurements were taken at the midpoint of the vertebral body, and were traced manually. Continue Reading »