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Thread: Paralysed patients regain voluntary movement with spinal stimulation

  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by #LHB# View Post
    So wouldn't this already be FDA approved? Aren't there a lot of these devices already in people for pain and whatnot.
    No, each new device has to have it's own FDA approval before it's put on the market for public use. There are currently devices being used for pain such as the one Harkema has been using in her IRB made by Medtronic and it only controls one leg at a time.
    Last edited by GRAMMY; 04-08-2014 at 10:49 PM.

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Nowhere Man View Post
    The kid in the interview was most likely one of the already incompletes in the study.
    I'm not sure exactly who was in that particular interview, but I'm thinking it was Dustin Shillcox which is motor complete. Here's a better write up on him.
    http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/...atients-moving

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by GRAMMY View Post
    Reggie Edgerton's group has developed a much more sophisticated 27 electrode array as opposed to the current 16 electrode from Medtronic used for pain. They're hoping their transcutaneous unit for mild to moderate injuries is ready first for clinical trial before the subcutaneous one requiring surgery. The transcutaneous clinical trial is listed but they're not recruiting yet according to the trial information.
    Is this work comparable at all to Milan Dimitrijevic's research with epidural stim back in 1979?

  4. #34
    As dr. bacon pointed out what makes this so important is this could turn a minor regenerative treatment into a major improvement on quality of life. My opinion this is huge, we know that minor regeneration of the spinal cord is possible and we can do it today, in animal models. (also there were minor improvements in stem cell Inc. and think about what Dr. Young has done, if what he says is true, which I have no doubt about that, clearly there is regeneration involved) If a spinal stem unit is commercialized, and you were lucky enough to get in a regenerative clinical trial, followed with intense daily locomotor physiotherapy, good nutrition I believe you would see pretty substantial recovery.

  5. #35
    On the publicity side of things, I heard it this morning on the news, again in the afternoon as well as on television. Plus it's all over Facebook. I mean look at the attention it's got on this forum alone in one day.

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by PaidMyDues View Post
    Is this work comparable at all to Milan Dimitrijevic's research with epidural stim back in 1979?
    I can't say I remember reading through the Dimitrijevic publications listed here. https://www.bcm.edu/departments/phys...ion/?pmid=5464

    He's not part of the Edgerton team listed here... http://neurorecoverytechnologies.com/team.html

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    Within how much time this therapy can be public? Can this work for every kind of spinal injury?

  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by GRAMMY View Post
    I can't say I remember reading through the Dimitrijevic publications listed here. https://www.bcm.edu/departments/phys...ion/?pmid=5464

    He's not part of the Edgerton team listed here... http://neurorecoverytechnologies.com/team.html
    Thank you, Grammy. The 1st link doesn't work.

  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by PaidMyDues View Post
    Thank you, Grammy. The 1st link doesn't work.
    Oh my goodness, I apologize about that! The link worked a bit ago and then when I went back to it I had to go into a cached copy. Here's a pdf file by Milan Dimitrijevic instead. I see that Yuri Gerasimenko is here. Yuri is working on the Edgerton translation team.

    http://neurosci.info/courses/systems...mitrijevic.pdf

  10. #40
    finally some type of future for spinal cord injured... never going to see a cure till the day comes when it can be profitable
    this device may make that possible.. any idea on when this will be available to the public..?
    I didn't get to read all the other post.... i see major sci i centers chopping at the bit to get their hands on this.. means more profit for them and some type of future for us...we the people who deal with paralysis daily..

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