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    Hope for spinal injury victims

    Hope for spinal injury victims
    By Times Group

    by IAN LLOYD

    health correspondent

    http://www.edgwaretimes.co.uk/news/l...ry_victims.php

    Spinal cord injuries such as those suffered by actor Christopher Reeve could be repaired, thanks to ground-breaking research at Mill Hill's National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR).

    Dr Geoffrey Raisman and his team of eight scientists, at the institute in The Ridgeway, found that severed spinal nerve fibres in adult rats could be reunited with the brain. The discovery resulted in restoration of movements such as climbing, skilled retrieval and the ability to breathe.

    "This is the first time anybody has achieved repair of the ability to breath Ñ it is the first time anyone has attempted it," said Dr Raisman.

    "This is, after all, the symptom Christopher Reeve says is his main concern. He has said if he could have one thing repaired it would be the ability to breath, because he cannot breath without a ventilator.

    "We are expecting this research to come to fruition. We are hoping there will be a limited clinical trial of a small number of patients within the next two or three years in London.

    "We have already got the surgeons who will be involved."

    The study will bring hope to thousands of people like Reeve, best known for his role as Superman, who are confined to wheelchairs as a result of strokes or accidents.

    "I am very excited and very optimistic," said Dr Raisman, who has been working on the project for 30 years. "When I started research, I never expected I would get this far. If this work is successful it will be not only of national, but international importance. This country will clearly lead in this field."

    The future of the NIMR is currently in doubt, with the Medical Research Council, which runs the institute, consulting on a possible move to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge by 2010.

    If the transfer goes ahead, Dr Raisman said he would have to move his research to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in central London.

    But he gave his backing to the campaign for the NIMR to stay in Mill Hill.

    "The NIMR remains a partner in this work, which it has supported for the last 20 years and for which it is entitled to share in the credit," he said.

    "WAKE ME UP WHEN IT'S OVER !!!"
    "I QUESS THEY'LL HAVE TO RUN OUT OF RATS, BEFORE THEY TRY IT OUT IN HUMANS. WAKE ME UP WHEN IT'S OVER !!!"

    #2
    Jeremy

    Thank you for posting ths article. It is basically a revision of an earlier post but is still significant.

    Psychologically, I really needed this. My spirits have been low as of late. God speed to the good Doctor. I especially like the statement, "This country will clearly lead in this field". Again Jeremy, thank you.

    Dr. Young, your thoughts?

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      #3
      Dr Geoffrey Raisman and his team of eight scientists, at the institute in The Ridgeway, found that severed spinal nerve fibres in adult rats could be reunited with the brain. The discovery resulted in restoration of movements such as climbing, skilled retrieval and the ability to breathe.
      Are OEG's being referenced here? If not, is Dr. Raisman involved in two separate research projects?

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        #4
        Originally posted by Jeremy:

        Hope for spinal injury victims
        By Times Group

        by IAN LLOYD

        health correspondent

        http://www.edgwaretimes.co.uk/news/l...ry_victims.php

        Spinal cord injuries such as those suffered by actor Christopher Reeve could be repaired, thanks to ground-breaking research at Mill Hill's National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR).

        Dr Geoffrey Raisman and his team of eight scientists, at the institute in The Ridgeway, found that severed spinal nerve fibres in adult rats could be reunited with the brain. The discovery resulted in restoration of movements such as climbing, skilled retrieval and the ability to breathe.

        "This is the first time anybody has achieved repair of the ability to breath Ñ it is the first time anyone has attempted it," said Dr Raisman.
        ITS A BIG bULLSHIT!

        Peopla!
        I really don't want to rain at your parade!

        Yes, cure will come some sunny [img]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img] day!

        But, it will not be what most of us expect!

        Those of us who put efforts & money in Kao, Russian trials, Australian, Portugese triatls, etc- ARE MY HEROUS!

        Meantime, I got lots of problems with dislocated left hip & left kidney which seems to failing me..........

        I've made lots of friends on this & Many other websites...

        I will still post relevant articles here...but I got some projects to go on with..

        Until its Time....


        GOD BLESS YOU all!


        Sincerely yours,

        Maksim Bily
        http://stores.ebay.com/MAKSYM-Variety-Store

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          #5
          Later Max.

          Hang in there.
          I hope your body starts behaving soon.

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            #6
            Max

            Try the Inclined bed for your kidney, "This Will definately help a lot" with renal function! Even if you believe it will do nothing for spinal cord injury, try it in a bid to help you kidney to recover.

            Improved renal function has been reported by too many people now for it to be a fluke!Irrespective of their different types of conditions.

            Four weeks and you should see an improvement in renal function, may take a little longer to get it confirmed though.

            Andrew

            "Go With The Flow"
            Find us on Facebook using inclined bed therapy as a search term.
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              #7
              Max,
              So sorry to hear about your health problems.
              I hope you will find the best urologist available. Stay strong. You are such a wonderful reporter of the news.
              Many thoughts and prayers to ease your struggle and things to work out well.
              Lindox
              Life isn't about getting thru the storm but learning to dance in the rain.

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                #8
                Max,
                I'm sorry to hear of your problems and agree with all you said. Thanks for all of the informative articles you posted in the past !!!

                Mike

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                  #9
                  Hey Max, Thanks, and take care....
                  http://justadollarplease.org/

                  2010 SCINet Clinical Trial Support Squad Member

                  "You kids and your cures, why back when I was injured they gave us a wheelchair and that's the way it was and we liked it!" Grumpy Old Man

                  .."i used to be able to goof around so much because i knew Superman had my back. now all i've got is his example -- and that's gonna have to be enough."

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                    #10
                    I hope you feel better, Max. You're a definite asset to this site and the folks who visit it.
                    Alan

                    Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

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                      #11
                      Max

                      All the best with your health problems - I hope they clear up

                      You said "ITS A BIG bULLSHIT!" - why do you think so?

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                        #12
                        Thanks everybody for good wishes...

                        Proably I should not use such a strong words..

                        But, what I really meant until cure will be available to everyone ,not only rats, most of us will have complications beyond any repair(kidneys, bladder cancer, osteoporosis ets)...

                        For past tree years I'm traveling from hospital to hospital-pnemonia,bedsore, kidney stones, ets

                        What makes me very frustated it takes two month in Montreal to get appointment with urologists....Simple Mri 3-6 month, scan for hip up to 9 month in hospital...Private $350 next week.....Had to do lots of paper work to convice my insurance that it realted to the injury & harm to my hip was done in rehab, but nobody told me about it for 4 years!..

                        Attitude of some med secretaries is ridiculous-They make appointments, but they cant hold the appointments..You order transport come to hospital on time to find that doctor left for conference or you have to wait in live line for two-three hours...Like in former SU for toilet paper or kielbasa[img]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]

                        Seems some people think that ones you are in chair you have no plans or life...


                        Fletcher,

                        I wrote you before that I sleep on inclened bed approx 25-30' since 5 years...

                        I also have tilting chair...

                        Sorry but it did not help me...

                        In 15 min going to hospital to hear final opinion from urolog...

                        In worse case & if kidney is infected they would have to extract it...One gone-one more to go[img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]


                        But what is interesting I dont feel sick, no fever, temperature, no pain...Urine is clear only some mushy depo in mornings...

                        Thanks again,
                        http://stores.ebay.com/MAKSYM-Variety-Store

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                          #13
                          Sorry to hear about the probs Max. Hopefully our day is coming soon...Jay
                          Today is one day closer to The Cure

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                            #14
                            Sheeeeesh, Max. Are you sure they need to remove your kidney? A few kidney stones and an
                            infection don't usually mean it must be removed. How is it functioning?

                            I'm really sorry about your health issues. I'm having my own lately. It's enough to make us care-lovers. We'll never be cure-haters, lol, but a few serious health concerns can cause us to refocus on just staying alive.

                            And for anyone who thinks socializing medicine is such a great idea I think they should read your post. It is, in fact, exactly like waiting in line for toilet paper or food in the former SU. Whatever gets socialized gets moved into a government bureaucracy that will never function as efficiently as it would in the private sector. We know that from our motor vehicle departments here in the US. But I better not get started on those useless #@%&$^'s.

                            Anyway, I hope your problems get solved and fast. If I finally take my wife to Montreal we'd love to meet you somewhere for lunch. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

                            ~See you at the SCIWire-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~
                            ~See you at the CareCure-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Jeff:

                              Sheeeeesh, Max. Are you sure they need to remove your kidney? A few kidney stones and an
                              infection don't usually mean it must be removed. How is it functioning?

                              I'm really sorry about your health issues. I'm having my own lately. It's enough to make us care-lovers. We'll never be cure-haters, lol, but a few serious health concerns can cause us to refocus on just staying alive.

                              And for anyone who thinks socializing medicine is such a great idea I think they should read your post. It is, in fact, exactly like waiting in line for toilet paper or food in the former SU. Whatever gets socialized gets moved into a government bureaucracy that will never function as efficiently as it would in the private sector. We know that from our motor vehicle departments here in the US. But I better not get started on those useless #@%&$^'s.

                              Anyway, I hope your problems get solved and fast. If I finally take my wife to Montreal we'd love to meet you somewhere for lunch. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

                              ~See you at the SCIWire-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/wavey.gif ~

                              Jeremy,

                              I'm deeply sorry that I diverted aatention from your post...

                              Jeff,

                              I just came back from hospital, need to calm...I'm going to open new thead called Kidney disease/pyelonefrit on care late tonite or tommorow..Where Im going to write my today "adventure" [img]/forum/images/smilies/mad.gif[/img]

                              Thank everyone who wished me well...and wait for topic on Care
                              Don't post anyting unrelated to Jeremy post, please.

                              Jeff,

                              I would be honored to meet with you & your beatiful wife, if I'm not going to
                              be hospitilized at time of your visit...
                              Please let me know-We could get at my place or whereever....

                              Jeremy,

                              I apologize again
                              http://stores.ebay.com/MAKSYM-Variety-Store

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