What’s New In Wheelchair Design (June 2012)

What’s New In Wheelchair Design (June 2012)

This is June 2012… what new designs are  cooking or even available for the wheelchair community? Here is our selection [truly, these are not paid advertisements..]   Manual Wheelchairs: Nordigo system Essentially, you row this wheel chair instead of spinning its wheels. Easier? Possibly, but certainly uses a different set …Read the Rest

Severe Crohn’s Disease In Children: Feeding Tube (Bypassing Normal GI Route)  For Two months  Shown To Be as Efficacious as Corticosteroids

Severe Crohn’s Disease In Children: Feeding Tube (Bypassing Normal GI Route) For Two months Shown To Be as Efficacious as Corticosteroids

For children with  severe cases of Crohn’s disease ,  corticosteroids and disease modifying drugs are often used, since it is an inflammatory auto-immune disease. An other possible approach is enteral  feeding through a feeding tube,  technically called Exclusive Enteral Nutrition (EEN). The treatment has been found to be as efficacious as corticosteroids …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF: How Accurate Are The Criteria For The Diagnosis of Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)?

MND BRIEF: How Accurate Are The Criteria For The Diagnosis of Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)?

The European Society of neurosonology and cerebral hemodynamics (ESNCH) came out with a strong criticism of  ultrasonographic criteria proposed by the brain hemodynamics community.[1] “…It is also unclear how it was decided that two or more of these five ultrasound criteria may be used to diagnose CCSVI, since no validation of these …Read the Rest

The Science Behind Executing a Human Brain’s Will Through a Robotic Arm

The Science Behind Executing a Human Brain’s Will Through a Robotic Arm

Here you have it, not science fiction, but a gate to brain understanding and liberation for tetraplegic! There are articles about this breakthrough in man – machine connection all over the press, even the Wall Street Journal about the success of a research organization called BrainGate as well as  Leigh …Read the Rest

Pain Brief :Study Shows Botulinum Toxin Helpful for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Pain Brief :Study Shows Botulinum Toxin Helpful for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is a very painful condition. The nerve, which is three pronged as the name implies,  serves the human face, and brings sensory data. The nerve damage can originate  from  compression that can originate from multiple causes, and can also cause demyelination  with progressive  neuro-degeneration (axonal). The term demyelination bring …Read the Rest

In Brief: High Doses of Vitamin D Not Very Helpful in Treating Multiple Sclerosis

In Brief: High Doses of Vitamin D Not Very Helpful in Treating Multiple Sclerosis

High doses not better than low dose in vitamin D2 treatment of RRMS according to astudy published in Neurology[1]. “…No significant treatment differences were detected in the primary MRI endpoints.” That begs the question: What is the efficiency of a low dose treatment? Low dose being usually understood as less …Read the Rest

Study: Soy (and Cocoa) Promote Heart Health In Post -Menopausal Women With Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Study: Soy (and Cocoa) Promote Heart Health In Post -Menopausal Women With Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

 We are going to discuss a study Soy (and Cocoa) Promote Heart Health In Post -Menopausal Women With Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes: That study was funded by a UK based Charity, Diabetes UJK, and supported by Frutarom Ltd., Israel, and Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality …Read the Rest

About Caregiving.org’s 2012 Survey On The Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver’s Outlook

About Caregiving.org’s 2012 Survey On The Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver’s Outlook

Caregiving. org [1]  just published a study on the Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver’s [2] This is one of the best documents on MS’s toll on the caregivers and their care recipients we have ever read: Clear, (the 65 pages go fairly quickly), In-depth, but not excessively so To any MS caregiver, …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF: Use of An Interferon Reduces Likelihood of Progression to MS

MND BRIEF: Use of An Interferon Reduces Likelihood of Progression to MS

Isn’t that good news?   This is a result of the new phase three results of the three-year REFLEXION clinical trial trial for Interferon beta-1a: This is to prevent , or slow down the progression to full blown unequivocal Multiple Sclerosis diagnostic. The patients involved , as reported by “mscare” [1], followed …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Vitamin C supplementation shown to reduce blood pressure

IN BRIEF: Vitamin C supplementation shown to reduce blood pressure

A study on the positive effects of vitamin C was performed by Dr Miller at  at John Hopkins Univ. The study was reported in sciencedaily and the Maya center [1,2] Dr Miller found that “…taking an average of 500 milligrams of vitamin C daily reduced blood pressure by 3.84 millimeters …Read the Rest

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