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    this is an old reply I got from the Reeves foundation. I reread it thsi weekend and thought it was appropriate for for the forum.
    Tony:

    The field of spinal cord injury (SCI) research is young, really only about 30 years old. In the early 1980s, the accepted dogma was that once injured, the spinal cord could not be repaired. In the decades since then, there have been numerous breakthroughs in our understanding of how the uninjured spinal cord works and what happens at the cellular and molecular levels after a traumatic injury to the cord. These breakthrough studies are the foundation upon which the current field of spinal cord research is built and they give us confidence that the promise of effective treatments for spinal cord injury is real.

    The spinal cord is an extraordinarily complex tissue. When it is injured, many different kinds of cells die, first as a result of the actual trauma to the cord and then later, over days and weeks and perhaps months, as a result of chemical and immune system
    responses to the original injury. In addition to paralysis, there are other health-related consequences of SCI, including possible loss of bowel, bladder and sexual function, cardiovascular and pulmonary malfunctions, loss of bone density and the risk of decubiti, pain and spasticity.

    There is research being done around the world on all of these issues related to SCI. We understand that because of its complexity, there cannot be a single "cure" for spinal cord injury. There will be carefully orchestrated cocktails of treatments, tailored to the individual patient. These combination therapies will be determined by things like the age and medical condition of the patient; the kind and level of injury, when the injury occurred and other factors as well. Scientists, clinicians and many patients themselves no longer think in terms of a single cure (i.e., recovery of walking) but rather speak about a continuum of incremental "cures." Weaning a patient from a ventilator, promoting recovery of bowel or sexual function, preventing life-threatening pressure sores and the dangerous havoc unleashed by autonomic dysreflexia - all are "cures," treatments that will improve the health, quality of life and independence of individuals who are spinal cord injured. These kinds of effective therapies are within our reach.

    The Reeve Foundation invests in research that ranges from very basic discovery science (neuroprotection, regeneration, rehabilitation, secondary consequences of SCI) to clinical networks that deliver certain kinds of intense exercise therapies to patients and that test promising SCI therapies in human clinical trials. We are more committed than ever to our goal of helping to develop treatments that will profoundly change and improve the lives of people living with spinal cord injury.


    Rob


    #2
    Dear Anthony still nothing for sexual and bladder bowel function anywhere.

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      #3
      JaWAID, dR SILVER SAYS THAT HIS TRIALS WITH ANIMALS show significant responses to bowel, baldder, breathing adn othere fundtions. the meeting that I'm waiting for is on April 7th. I don't know what to expect. We need some fast track trials with good potential to start soon; perhaps this one will fit the bill.

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        #4
        here is another article from reeves foundation. http://www.spinalcordinjury-paralysis.org/research

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          #5
          Anthony, what is the meeting you mention on April 7th?

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            #6
            Originally posted by keeping on View Post
            JaWAID, dR SILVER SAYS THAT HIS TRIALS WITH ANIMALS show significant responses to bowel, baldder, breathing adn othere fundtions. the meeting that I'm waiting for is on April 7th. I don't know what to expect. We need some fast track trials with good potential to start soon; perhaps this one will fit the bill.
            I thought you might find this of interest: http://www.christopherreeve.org/site..._the_Chase.htm
            Every day I wake up is a good one

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              #7
              Cheese, thanks. Silver has said all along that breathing, bowel and bladder and perhaps sexual function might be repaired with his strategy. Wise Young is the on ly one to talk walking at thsi time. Perhaps Stem Cell Inc could provide it if their theory works. Slow, painfully slow, but moving. I hope that Wise and Silver, who both have 30+years at this, want to see success in their lifetime.

              anthony

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                #8
                If anyone wants the entire issue of Progress in Research, send me an email and I will send you a PDF copy.
                Every day I wake up is a good one

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                  #9
                  cheesecake, hook me up please


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                    #10
                    Originally posted by lunasicc42 View Post
                    cheesecake, hook me up please


                    lunasicc42@
                    Done. I responded to the PM as well. Others can also feel free to send a PM vs. posting your email for spam bots
                    Every day I wake up is a good one

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by keeping on View Post
                      Cheese, thanks. Silver has said all along that breathing, bowel and bladder and perhaps sexual function might be repaired with his strategy. Wise Young is the on ly one to talk walking at thsi time. Perhaps Stem Cell Inc could provide it if their theory works. Slow, painfully slow, but moving. I hope that Wise and Silver, who both have 30+years at this, want to see success in their lifetime.

                      anthony
                      Jerry Silver has mentioned walking many times

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                        #12
                        All true but unfortunately chase is still few years away from trials i guess. Dont know Stem cell Inc brings bladder bowel and sexual function or not.

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                          #13
                          Its a race...and they are off the gate!

                          http://www.mefeedia.com/watch/39825240

                          Am not setting a tone of hopelessness but rather realities on selective candidates for theraputic practices for post spinal cord injury.

                          Seems to me that scientists are chasing our progress as premises of their case studies. Remember, individual(s) progressing along post SCI injury
                          begs a thesis of, why are some progressing without stem cell implants?

                          Mr. Frank Reynolds is addressing cellular plasticity, now that is reality, brilliant beginning in understanding revival, less invasive than implants.


                          best of times...LizZenU

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                            #14
                            Chris, there is a video on the Reeve foundation, I'll try to get it. Silver says that he thinks it will take more to get to walking. He also said a while back that he can take us from 2/3 in sone sort of measure to a 7/8, which is pretty significant. He then went on to say that 12/13 is needed for walking. chris, Ihoep for all of us that we can do things that are unexpected and walk. someone has to come up with something to get us out of these chairs.

                            anthony

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                              #15
                              chris try this. I hope it comes across. http://www.christopherreeve.org/site...FiG/b.8011769/

                              anthony

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