09-17-2002, 01:45 AM
The way Christopher Reeve has done his rehab is offering a new therapy to others SCIES. To my point of view, Reeve's therapy looks better than all the others. I know no therapies that lead to such recoveries. I wish Mr Reeve and Dr. Mac Donald could explain in details what they've done to get such results. I mean the devices used for FES, frequency of exercises, types of exercises, drugs taken and so one. Did Mr Reeve used 4-AP, Neotrofin or other stuff like creatine ?... Such datas should be shared with the SCI community and could help us to improve our conditions.
09-17-2002, 05:00 AM
Christopher Reeve has described his own therapy in detail, both on his web site http://www.christopherreeve.org/News/News.cfm?ID=334&c=30. John has published some of his work and philosopy in several recent papers.
• Grill WM, McDonald JW, Peckham PH, Heetderks W, Kocsis J and Weinrich M (2001). At the interface: convergence of neural regeneration and neural prostheses for restoration of function. J Rehabil Res Dev. 38 (6): 633-9. Summary: The rapid pace of recent advances in development and application of electrical stimulation of the nervous system and in neural regeneration has created opportunities to combine these two approaches to restoration of function. This paper relates the discussion on this topic from a workshop at the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society. The goals of this workshop were to discuss the current state of interaction between the fields of neural regeneration and neural prostheses and to identify potential areas of future research that would have the greatest impact on achieving the common goal of restoring function after neurological damage. Identified areas include enhancement of axonal regeneration with applied electric fields, development of hybrid neural interfaces combining synthetic silicon and biologically derived elements, and investigation of the role of patterned neural activity in regulating various neuronal processes and neurorehabilitation. Increased communication and cooperation between the two communities and recognition by each field that the other has something to contribute to their efforts are needed to take advantage of these opportunities. In addition, creative grants combining the two approaches and more flexible funding mechanisms to support the convergence of their perspectives are necessary to achieve common objectives. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=11767971> Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106-4912, USA.
• McDonald JW and Sadowsky C (2002). Spinal-cord injury. Lancet. 359 (9304): 417-25. Summary: More than a decade ago, spinal-cord injury meant confinement to a wheelchair and a lifetime of medical comorbidity. The physician's armamentarium of treatments was very limited, and provision of care for individuals with spinal-cord injury was usually met with frustration. Advances in the neurosciences have drawn attention to research into spinal-cord injury. Nowadays, advanced interventions provide high hope for regeneration and functional restoration. As scientific advances become more frequent, scepticism is giving way to the ideas that spinal-cord injury will eventually be repairable and that strategies to restore function are within our grasp. We address the present understanding of spinal-cord injury, its cause, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment, and look at promising research avenues. We also discuss new treatment options, including functional electric stimulation and part-weight-supported walking. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=11844532> Department of Neurology, Spinal Cord Injury Neuro-Rehabilitation Section, and Restorative Treatment and Research Program, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
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