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    Next decade offers promise for treatment of spinal cord injuries

    Public release date: 1-Apr-2010
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    Next decade offers promise for treatment of spinal cord injuries


    New study says a multidisciplinary approach is most likely to achieve results
    Although new developments in the management of spinal cord injuries (SCI) are on the horizon, any eventual cure for the condition is more likely to involve a multidisciplinary approach, drawing from expertise in several fields, according to a review article published in the April 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS).


    Each year, approximately 12,000 men and women sustain and survive spinal cord injuries, and about 259,000 Americans currently live with a long-lasting SCI.
    Although traditionally associated primarily with young adults, today the average age of SCI patients has risen to 40.2 years.
    Automobile crashes are the most common cause of SCI, and males are most often affected, comprising almost 81 percent of all SCI patients.

    According to Ranjan Gupta, MD, chair of the department of orthopaedic surgery and professor of orthopaedic surgery, anatomy and neurobiology, and biomedical engineering at the University of California, Irvine, newer therapeutic approaches including stem cell therapy and novel drug formulations, hold special promise for management of SCI patients.


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    Senior Member lunasicc42's Avatar
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    Next "decade"? I was hoping more like next couple of years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunasicc42 View Post
    Next "decade"? I was hoping more like next couple of years.
    Don't worry what they are saying, next couple of years is most likely. They always get stuck saying 5 or 10 years.

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    theyve been sayin "next couple of years, since like the 80s"... Stop me, but I am starting to take the way of da
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    As far as "predictions" goes, nothing has changed. Do a search on this forum, and you'll see, for instance, back in 2002, forum members were confident they would be on their feet in a few years, based on the progress of axon regeneration being achieved in the lab back then. Most of these members are no longer active on this forum. They've moved on.

    So, it's been: 5 more years; not if but when; it's imminent; within the next 10 years; etc. These predictions are worthless. Based on my experience, anytime some says 2-5-10 years, not if but when, they really have no idea. I get so tired of reading this sh_t.

    So, in the context of reality rearing it's ugly head, no one really knows.

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    in 2002, they knew how to remylinate axons, grow a few hundred axons across the injury site, they knew about l1, and testing neurons created with stem cells. by 2004, they were growings thousands and thousands of axons across the injury site.

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    As far as predictions a lot has changed we have more info and politics have changed trials are in view and results of all this right there, not so far any more.
    THINK POSITIVE NOW.

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    I´m not realy sure about when we can hava a normal life again, it´s true that they´ve been saying 5 or 8 years for a long time even Wise as we can read at the forum "10 questions about SCI" said that the new therapies would be aplicated in 4 or 8 years and it was 2002... Now we have more information, but I really think we will have to wait once more till that day... Hope and strength...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmeky View Post
    So, it's been: 5 more years; not if but when; it's imminent; within the next 10 years; etc. These predictions are worthless. Based on my experience, anytime some says 2-5-10 years, not if but when, they really have no idea. I get so tired of reading this sh_t.
    Pretty much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmeky View Post
    As far as "predictions" goes, nothing has changed. Do a search on this forum, and you'll see, for instance, back in 2002, forum members were confident they would be on their feet in a few years, based on the progress of axon regeneration being achieved in the lab back then. Most of these members are no longer active on this forum. They've moved on.
    If they didn't "move on" (I think "moved on" btw is just another words for lazy butt's) the cure could have been on a very good positive track by now.

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