'Please help me Mr Cameron': 11-year-old with cerebral palsy delivers letter to 10 Downing Street after being denied NHS funding for physio to help him walk
Ben Baddeley, 11, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, has learned to walk for the first time thanks to £2,000-a-month physiotherapy. He is begging David Cameron for NHS funding for the treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Take a Holistic Approach to Health
So much of American medicine focuses on treating the illness, rather than the whole person. Oftentimes, it seems easier to throw medicine at a cough or a cold, without exploring further to make sure the cough isn't a result of a chronic post-nasal drip because of allergy or sinus issues. If you're tired of treating symptoms to make a condition better, rather than treating the condition as part of your whole body, you're not alone. The latest data from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) shows 4 of 10 adults and 1 in nine children are using some form of complementary medicine. This is not t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Premature Birth and the Fetal Inflammatory Response Syndrome
This review focuses on the subset of infected premature infants who suffer from the fetal inflammatory response syndrome (FIRS), which is defined as an acute systemic inflammatory response to intra-amniotic fluid infection. The typical patient with FIRS is premature and has an elevated level of fetal plasma interleukin 6, neutrophilia, suspected or proven sepsis, and a characteristic pattern of organ injury (in the lung, gut, brain, and other organs). Because it provides a novel way to understand etiology and pathogenesis, the literature on FIRS is an important body of work on the mechanisms of prematurity in the setting o...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - May 1, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Bonadio, J. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Index of Suspicion in the Nursery Source Type: news

Playing Ping Pong with Disability
Table tennis players train at Majd Sports. Majd Sports is a recreational centre catering for people with disabilities in Ramallah, occupied West Bank. Credit: Silvia Boarini/IPSBy Silvia BoariniRAMALLAH, Occupied West Bank, Apr 28 2016 (IPS)Despite formally adopting progressive laws, such as Law Number 4, and ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability, Palestinian authorities still struggle to get beyond rhetoric when it comes to supporting the 7 to 11 per cent of the population that is affected by disability. As the ongoing Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza continues to block t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Silvia Boarini Tags: Active Citizens Armed Conflicts Civil Society Featured Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Population Source Type: news

'Walk-DMC' may help improve cerebral palsy surgical outcomes
Stephen FellerSEATTLE, April 27 (UPI) -- A measure of motor control can indicate whether surgery will improve the condition of children with cerebral palsy, researchers in Washington report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Walk-DMC' aims to improve surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy
A mechanical engineer has developed a new assessment of motor control in children with cerebral palsy which could help predict which patients are -- or are not -- likely to benefit from invasive surgical interventions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Walk-DMC' aims to improve surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy
(University of Washington) A University of Washington mechanical engineer has developed a new assessment of motor control in children with cerebral palsy which could help predict which patients are -- or are not -- likely to benefit from invasive surgical interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Courageous Climbers Rise Above in Spokane
Spokane, WA. – April 23, 2016 – Nine children with special needs tackled the climbing walls at Wild Walls in Spokane on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Climbers made the trek from Fairchild AFB, Medical Lake, Spokane Valley and Spokane in Washington State as well as a climber who came over from Priest River, Idaho. The children that participated in the event had challenges ranging from autism to cerebral palsy. Peter Springs gives a little guidance to Abby as she prepares to climb on of the wall at the Courageous Kids Climbing event held at Wild Walls in Spokane on Saturday, April 23. The courageous climbers were co...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Courageous Climbers Rise Above in Spokane
Spokane, WA. – April 23, 2016 – Nine children with special needs tackled the climbing walls at Wild Walls in Spokane on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Climbers made the trek from Fairchild AFB, Medical Lake, Spokane Valley and Spokane in Washington State as well as a climber who came over from Priest River, Idaho. The children that participated in the event had challenges ranging from autism to cerebral palsy. Peter Springs gives a little guidance to Abby as she prepares to climb on of the wall at the Courageous Kids Climbing event held at Wild Walls in Spokane on Saturday, April 23. The courageous climbers were co...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Courageous Climbers Rise Above in Spokane
Spokane, WA. – April 23, 2016 – Nine children with special needs tackled the climbing walls at Wild Walls in Spokane on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Climbers made the trek from Fairchild AFB, Medical Lake, Spokane Valley and Spokane in Washington State as well as a climber who came over from Priest River, Idaho. The children that participated in the event had challenges ranging from autism to cerebral palsy. Peter Springs gives a little guidance to Abby as she prepares to climb on of the wall at the Courageous Kids Climbing event held at Wild Walls in Spokane on Saturday, April 23. The courageous climbers were co...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Courageous Climbers Rise Above in Spokane
Spokane, WA. – April 23, 2016 – Nine children with special needs tackled the climbing walls at Wild Walls in Spokane on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Climbers made the trek from Fairchild AFB, Medical Lake, Spokane Valley and Spokane in Washington State as well as a climber who came over from Priest River, Idaho. The children that participated in the event had challenges ranging from autism to cerebral palsy. Peter Springs gives a little guidance to Abby as she prepares to climb on of the wall at the Courageous Kids Climbing event held at Wild Walls in Spokane on Saturday, April 23. The courageous climbers were co...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Michigan teen begins 111-mile walk with brother on back
TEMPERANCE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan teen who has made annual treks carrying his younger brother on his back to raise awareness about cerebral palsy on Wednesday started a 111-mile walk that's expected to be his last. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - April 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Take Pills Regularly
Dear Dr. C, This might sound odd, but how can I quit forgetting to take my vitamins? I get my blood tested every few months, and my vitamin D is always low. I try to take it three times daily, but I always quit after a few weeks, and I don't know why. I lost 13 pounds on the Adrenal Reset Diet, and I'm almost thriving! Thank you for writing this book, Brooke, New York Hi Brooke, Thanks for the question. You're not alone. We all find ourselves not following through on our best intentions. This is an excellent question that many of our best minds in public health have struggled with for some time. Would you believe that peo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Faces of the Boston Marathon team
Lance, a Miles for Miracles runner, with his twins Lily and Luke When I tell people I’m running the Boston Marathon as part of the Boston Children’s Hospital Miles for Miracles team, the standard reaction is the same. “I could never run 26.2 miles.” My response never varies. “Yes, you can … with the right training, anyone can do it.” My kids can’t give up when they don’t feel like doing something, and neither can I. ~ Lance My feet ache. I’m often exhausted. I’m hungry all the time. And committing to a long run every Saturday — rain, snow or shin...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 14, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Health & Wellness Our Patients’ Stories Parenting Boston Marathon cerebral palsy congenital heart defect Division of Sports Medicine juvenile arthritis Type 1 diabetes Source Type: news

Impact of a short walking exercise on gait kinematics in children with cerebral palsy who walk in a crouch gait - Parent A, Raison M, Pouliot-Laforte A, Marois P, Maltais DB, Ballaz L.
BACKGROUND: Crouch gait results in an increase of the joint stress due to an excessive knee flexion. Daily walking exercises, even when performed at a self-selected speed, may result in a decrease of the extensor muscle strength which could lead to a more ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

IRONMAN Casey Kammel's Very Good Day
So here's something to think about the next time you find yourself ready to quit on a long run. In 1994, a 22-year-old college senior was on vacation with his girlfriend in Hawaii when he broke his C4 vertebrae after diving into a swimming pool. The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down and doctors told him they didn't think he'd ever walk again. As the young body builder and exercise science major began to have an awareness of what that would mean he also started to have an awareness of the bottom of his foot. The guy walked out of that hospital, and on April 2, 2016, he finished his seventh Ironman 70.3 race in ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PathMaker and Feinstein Inst launch MyoRegulator spasticity trial
PathMaker Neurosystems said today it paired with the Feinstein Institute and Northwell Health to launch an IRB-approved clinical trial of its MyoRegulator device designed to treat muscle spasticity. The MyoRegulator device, based on PathMaker’s DoubleStim technology, is designed to provide simultaneous, non-invasive stimulation at spinal and peripheral locations, the Boston-based company said. “Initiating our company’s 1st formal human clinical trial represents a significant milestone in our strategy to rapidly and efficiently bring to market an entirely new, non-invasive approach to treating sp...
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog PathMaker Neurosystems Inc. Source Type: news

Experience Journal: Growing up with cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability of childhood. The term CP is an umbrella term for a group of disorders that affect body movement and posture as a result of damage to a baby’s developing brain. There are many causes for CP, but all occur either during pregnancy, birth or shortly after birth. Common causes include differences in brain development, infection or stroke. Oxygen deprivation is accountable for only a small percentage of cases of CP; often, the cause is unknown. Although CP is a lifelong condition that can’t be reversed, children with the diagnosis can lead rich, fulfilling l...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 18, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Experience Journal Cerebral Palsy Program Source Type: news

Drug used for preemie eye disease tied to disabilities
Amy Norton, HealthDay News A drug used to treat an eye disease in premature infants may be linked to serious disabilities such as cerebral palsy and hearing loss, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Used for Preemie Eye Disease Tied to Disabilities
FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 -- A drug used to treat an eye disease in premature infants may be linked to serious disabilities such as cerebral palsy and hearing loss, a new study suggests. The drug in question is Avastin (bevacizumab), a cancer drug that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Hunter’s story: Oh, the places he’ll go!
Hunter VanBrocklin is a kid on the go. The fearless fourth grader loves to hike on his family’s 20-acre property in Alfred, Maine, with his constant canine companion Wendy by his side. He trekked through national parks in the U.S. and Canada with his parents and sister in the summer of 2015. He’s even developed his own version of four-wheeling. Hunter is exceedingly mobile for a child who shouldn’t be walking, according to the experts. “When Hunter was a baby, he was slow to roll over and crawl and wasn’t walking,” recalls his mother Kelly VanBrocklin. His pediatrician referred Hunter to...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 10, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Ben Shore cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy Program Donna Nimec Gregory Melkonian Orthopedic Center Source Type: news

Tanzania: Fresh Initiative Helps Save Kids in Danger
[Daily News] Arusha -Arusha region has successfully implemented the Newborn Resuscitation Programme that has seen 16,928 babies who were in danger of death or getting cerebral palsy saved in two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 10, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Observations From Below: Knight Rider's KITT
For most people, sixteen is a big birthday. Some teenagers get their first car and their license, because they've gone through the required driver's education course. This is one area where my disability has made me choose a different path. Like I've mentioned before, I had to have some of every type of Cerebral Palsy (CP). One of the things that is most difficult is probably something that most people don't think of. It's not the tight muscles that cause me some of the biggest problems, I can go to physical therapy and improve those, but there is one thing I've never been able to change at all. A lot of my reflexes are hy...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of hippotherapy on motor proficiency and function in children with cerebral palsy who walk - Champagne D, Corriveau H, Dugas C.
AIMS: To evaluate the effects of hippotherapy on physical capacities of children with cerebral palsy. METHODS: Thirteen children (4-12 years old) with cerebral palsy classified in Gross Motor Function Classification System Level I or II were inclu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

VIDEO: Cerebral palsy operation 'life-changing'
The parents of twins with cerebral palsy are calling for the NHS to make a "truly life-changing" operation available to everyone with the condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep positioning systems for children with cerebral palsy
Sleep positioning systems can be prescribed for children with cerebral palsy to help reduce or prevent hip migration, provide comfort to ease pain and/or improve sleep. As sleep disturbance is common in children with developmental disabilities, with impact on their carers' sleep, and as sleep positioning systems can be expensive, guidance is needed to support decisions as to their use (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Inspiring Way This 9-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Is Helping Kids With Disabilities
A 9-year-old British boy with cerebral palsy is showing the world that disabilities don't have to prevent kids from pursuing their athletic dreams. Bailey Matthews, who inspired millions last year with his triumphant finish at the Castle Howard Triathlon, decided to pay it forward by creating a triathlon that allows all kids to compete. Scheduled for July 17 in the U.K., the event is called The Be More Bailey Triathlon and will feature a 50-meter swim, 2.5 kilometer bike ride and 750 meter footrace.  "It isn't a triathlon just for children with disabilities -- it is for every child," Matthews told...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother of cerebral palsy sufferer Jacob Baird launches a fundraising appeal for US surgery
Nikki Baird, 39, from Weston-super-Mare, said she was left devastated when Jacob was diagnosed with the condition - and says the surgery in the US is her family's only hope. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother of boy, 2, with cerebral palsy who 'will never walk' launches a fundraising appeal for £65,000 to take him to the US for surgery
Nikki Baird, 39, from Weston-super-Mare, said she was left devastated when Jacob was diagnosed with the condition - and says the surgery in the US is her family's only hope. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wheelchair Turns Boy With Cerebral Palsy Into Skate Park Superstar
One boy won’t let his chair put a spoke in his wheels. A video of a boy shredding the bowl at a Sacramento, California, skate park with a little help from Dad is going viral. After just one viewing, you can totally understand why. The look of pure joy on 8-year-old Atticus Edmunds’ face is enough to make anyone smile. "That was great!" he gleefully cried as his dad, Jared Edmunds, pushes him up and down ramps. "That was fantastic! That was crazy!" Tresa Edmunds, Atticus’ mom, who blogs about her family, their health issues and creative solutions at ReeseDixon.com, is the one who recor...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Axinesis wins CE Mark for robotic rehab device
Axinesis said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its REAPlan medical interactive robot device designed to rehabilitate impaired upper limbs in stroke victims and children with cerebral palsy. The Belgian company’s REAPlan combines robotics and “therapeutic gaming” to improve rehabilitation of impaired upper limbs, and offers automated personalized assistance of arm movements, Axinesis said. “This is an important milestone in our mission to provide state-of-the-art technologies dedicated to the rehabilitation of brain-injured patients. The continual requests from customers for pr...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Axinesis Source Type: news

Father helping son in wheelchair at skate park goes viral
The 8-year-old's parents say they hope the heartwarming video will bring attention to cerebral palsy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cineworld throws out disabled athlete with cerebral palsy
Cecilia Turk, pictured, was kicked out of Cineworld in Whiteley, Hampshire, after moving in front of a fire escape from a designated bay at the front of the screening as her neck started to ache. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alana Clark with cerebral palsy becomes a bodybuilder
Alana Clark, 51, from Bristol, has beat disability and a stroke that left her unable to talk to be crowned winner but she says she only sees her late son Tom's face when she's on stage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Open Letter to My Younger Brother With Cerebral Palsy
Dear Frankie, You may not know the impact you've had on my life. I have endless memories of ​our childhood together ​and ​I could probably write about them forever. But there are specific moments​​ looking back​ that I realize just in how many ways, I am who I am because of you. One of these moments I remember quite vividly. It was a beautiful summer day and we were excited because mom had the day off. Giancarlo (​o​ur older brother) was playing with friends and so it ended up being just me, you and mom. You were in that blue stroller you used to have when you were 8 years old. With my hand on one of the h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VIDEO: 'Disability doesn't mean anything'
A model with cerebral palsy and dystonia is having deep-brain surgery which she hopes will help with mobility and is on a mission to fight misconceptions about disability. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquito Virus May Have Caused Brain Damage In Thousands Of Babies
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In the early weeks of Angelica Pereira's pregnancy, a mosquito bite began bothering her. At first it seemed a small thing. But the next day she awoke with a rash, a headache, a fever and a burning in her eyes. The symptoms disappeared within four days, but she fears the virus has left lasting consequences. Pereira's daughter Luiza was born in October with a head more than an inch (3 centimeters) below the range defined as healthy by doctors, a rare condition known as microcephaly that often results in mental retardation. A neurologist soon gave Pereira and her husband more bad news: The brain da...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

An open science project gives persons with cerebral palsy more self-control
(University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities) A University of Copenhagen research project has managed to significantly strengthen the self-control of persons with cerebral palsy (CP). This was achieved by challenging the CP patients' assumptions about their own limitations and by including the CP patients themselves, their families, psychologists, neurologists and even theater-goers in the project. The method, which is known as open science, turns the traditional scientific process on its head. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Introduction of the gross motor function classification system in Venezuela - a model for knowledge dissemination - Löwing K, Arredondo YC, Tedroff M, Tedroff K.
BACKGROUND: A current worldwide common goal is to optimize the health and well-being of children with cerebral palsy (CP). In order to reach that goal, for this heterogeneous group, a common language and classification systems are required to predict devel... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ben Baddeley desperate to walk made Christmas cards with his FEET to pay for physio
Ben Baddeley, 11, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, is learning to walk unaided for the first time since having an operation to relieve muscle spasms caused by cerebral palsy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VIDEO: Akshansh's PhD: India man who didn't let cerebral palsy win
Akshansh Gupta has not allowed cerebral palsy to stand in the way of his academic success (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adults with cerebral palsy more likely to have chronic conditions, researchers find
Adults with cerebral palsy are more likely to have secondary chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, than adults without cerebral palsy, suggests a new report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The use of turning tasks in clinical gait analysis for children with cerebral palsy - Dixon PC, Stebbins J, Theologis T, Zavatsky AB.
BACKGROUND: Turning while walking is a crucial component of locomotion that is performed using an outside (step) or inside (spin) limb strategy. The aims of this paper were to determine how children with cerebral palsy perform turning maneuvers and if spec... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Oligodendrocytes: Cells of Origin for White Matter Injury in the Developing Brain
A prominent pattern of brain injury in preterm born infants involves damage to white matter with impaired oligodendrocyte maturation. This results in diffuse deficits in myelination that are associated with later development of cerebral palsy. While numerous experimental animal models of perinatal white matter injury have been developed, they show a spectrum of effects. This review proposes that adopting a more standard approach to defining white matter injury is important for validating experimental findings against the bona fide human condition. This chapter will describe the pathology of perinatal white matter injury an...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Neuroscience - November 9, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: news

Prenatal Determinants of Brain Development: Recent Studies and Methodological Advances
Despite advances in neonatal intensive care, survivors of premature birth remain highly susceptible to unique patterns of developmental brain injury that manifest as cerebral palsy and cognitive-learning disabilities. Whereas preterm infants were previously at high risk for destructive brain lesions that resulted in cystic white matter injury and secondary cortical and subcortical gray matter degeneration, contemporary cohorts of preterm survivors commonly display less severe injury that does not appear to involve pronounced glial or neuronal loss. Cerebral development in fetal sheep shares many anatomical and physiologica...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Neuroscience - November 9, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: news

PathMaker Neurosystems Inc. Receives Expedited Access Pathway Designation From FDA For MyoRegulator
PathMaker Neurosystems'MyoRegulatorPM-2200 system has received Expedited Access Pathway (EAP) designation and priority processing status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). MyoRegulator is PathMaker’s first product, and is being developed for the treatment of muscle spasticity found in patients with stroke, cerebral palsy (CP), multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and numerous other neurological conditions. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - November 3, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

PathMaker Neurosystems wins the fast track at FDA for MyoRegulator device
PathMaker Neurosystems said it won expedited access pathway designation from the FDA for its MyoRegulator PM-2200 system, which is designed to treat muscle spasticity. The MyoRegulator device, based on PathMaker’s DoubleStim technology, is designed to provide simultaneous, non-invasive stimulation at spinal and peripheral locations, the Boston-based company said. In June PathMaker inked a deal with Proven Process to develop and manufacture a device for treating patients with muscle tone disorders using trans-spinal direct current stimulation. The MyoRegulator device aims to treat muscle spasticity in patien...
Source: Mass Device - October 30, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance PathMaker Neurosystems Inc. Source Type: news

Celebrating Halloween in style
From dressing up to candy, everyone loves Halloween. To celebrate, we asked families to show off their creativity and share their favorite Halloween photos.   Hunter, a patient in the Cerebral Palsy Program, enjoyed dressing up as a pirate in a pirate ship and loves all the attention from his peers on Halloween.   Kinley, a patient of the Center for Spina Bifida and Spinal Cord Conditions, celebrated in a Hello Kitty car. She loves dressing up and dressing up her wheelchair, and of course, she loves all of the candy she receives!   Eliana lights up a room in the Dana-Farber/Boston Children&rsquo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 30, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: All posts Source Type: news