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Cord

A unit of volume used to measure quantities of firewood in Canada and the United States. The cord is equivalent to 3.62 cubic meters.
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The 'Spinal Cord Injury - Pipeline Review, H1 2015 market research report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for spinal cord injury, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases.
It has been identified that patients who have received Medtronic spinal cord stimulation devices (see below for lists of devices affected by the hazard alert, including neurostimulators, leads, kits and programmers) have a very small risk of developing a tissue mass around a device lead that can cause spinal cord compression.
For their study, the Johns Hopkins researchers analyzed a nationally representative sample of 43,137 adults treated in hospital emergency rooms for spinal cord injury in the United States between 2007 and 2009.
The report said as many as 500,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year.
People with spinal cord injuries are two to five times more likely to die prematurely, with worse survival rates in low- and middle-income countries, stated the "International perspectives on spinal cord injuries" report which summarizes the best available evidence on the causes, prevention, care and lived experience of people with spinal cord injury.
The Ward has 6 qualified staff members and is is equipped to deliver critical rehabilitation treatment that will add value towards life enhancement for people with spinal cord injuries.
In addition to the Foundation's generous $100,000 contribution, Frank Toral, Senior Partner of Toral, Garcia, Battista Attorneys at Law and founder of the Toral Family Foundation, has committed to donating an additional $50,000 to the SCIAW initiative on behalf of his firm, one of the nation's leading law firms specializing in brain and spinal cord injuries.
The team focused their research on spinal cord injuries, caused when it is damaged by trauma rather than disease.
After a spinal cord injury there is an increased production of a protein (RhoA) that blocks regeneration of nerve cells that carry signals along the spinal cord and prevents the injured tissue from healing.
Why does spinal cord injury have such a huge effect on the body?
To date, the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury, which document motor and sensory functions, and the Functional Independence Measure have been the primary neurological and functional outcomes used in spinal cord injury clinical trials.
Through low-voltage electrical stimulation, the normal pain signals which travel in the spinal cord are altered to provide partial or complete pain relief.