Chiropractor News

Neuroprotective mechanisms of gene and cell therapy of spinal cord injuries
A joint paper with Kazan State Medical University appeared in Stem Cells International . The research was based at the Gene and Cell Technologies Lab of Kazan University. Previously, KFU employees suggested using gene and cell therapy to treat spinal injuries. To that end, therapeutic genes were transported to an affected spinal cord area by mononuclear cells of umbilical cord blood. Group Head Ya ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
BU study: Insurance status affects in-hospital complication rates after total ...
Boston -- In-hospital complications following total knee arthroplasty TKA are higher among Medicare and Medicaid patients compared to those with private insurance. The study, which appears in the journal Orthopedics , is believed to the largest and most comprehensive assessment of medical and surgical com not plications after TKA and of specifically how patients insurance status affects overall co ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Salk scientists find power switch for muscles
LA JOLLA-- March 6, 2018 If you ve ever wondered how strenuous exercise translates into better endurance, researchers at the Salk Institute may have your answer. In a study published in the journal Cell Reports on March 6, 2018, scientists in Ronald Evans lab have shown that the protein ERR 947 ERR gamma helps deliver many of the benefits associated with endurance exercise. ERR 947 helps make endu ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Living in a sunnier climate as a child and young adult may reduce risk of MS
MINNEAPOLIS - People who live in areas where they are exposed to more of the sun s rays, specifically UV-B rays, may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis MS later in life, according to a study published in the March 7, 2018, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Exposure in childhood and young adulthood may also reduce risk. While UV-B ra ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Bundled payments for hip/knee surgeries appears to work better for higher-volu...
PHILADELPHIA -- Medicare s experimental mandatory bundled payment model for knee and hip replacements is more likely to yield cost savings when the surgeries are performed in larger hospitals that do more of these procedures, according to a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Non-profit and major teaching hospital status also appear to be associated with c ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Won't Cause Chest Injuries, Study Contends
Chest compressions during chiropractic spinal manipulation result in little or no risk of chest injury, according to new research. The study, published in the May 13 online edition of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics , measured and examined the force of chest compressions ranging from typical to extremely rigorous and found all to be well under the threshold for injury. R ...
Healthday - Thu. Mar 8
Changing size of neurons could shed light on new treatments for motor neurone ...
New research published in The Journal of Physiology improves our understanding of how motor nerve cells neurons respond to motor neurone disease, which could help us identify new treatment options. Motor neurone disease referred to as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS is associated with the death of motor nerve cells neurons . It starts with the progressive loss of muscle function, followed by par ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
Pain in the buttocks: Is my sciatica causing it?
A pain in a person s buttocks can be worrying and uncomfortable. If someone has this kind of discomfort, it is advisable to find the cause and the right medical treatment.
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 1
International Spina Bifida experts shapes future research, shares insights for...
Amsterdam, NL, February 27, 2018 - Spina bifida myelomeningocele , a serious and complex spinal cord birth defect, has an estimated prevalence of slightly over three cases per 10,000 live births. As medical and surgical interventions have improved, the life expectancy of individuals with spina bifida has increased. However, further research to address the complexities of this multi-system conditio ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Patients may live longer after hip replacement, study suggests
February 28, 2018 - Hip replacement surgery not only improves quality of life but is also associated with increased life expectancy , compared to people of similar age and sex, reports a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research reg CORR reg , a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons reg . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Through a decade after surgery, pat ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Stem cell study may result in stronger muscles in old age
As we grow older, our muscular function declines. A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows how an unexpectedly high number of mutations in the stem cells of muscles impair cell regeneration. This discovery may result in new medication to build stronger muscles even when in old age. The study is published in Nature Communications . It has already been established that nat ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?
Getting your neck adjusted by a chiropractor or osteopathic doctor may be associated with an increased risk of stroke, according to a scientific statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association. The energetic thrusts and rotations sometimes used in neck manipulation may cause a small tear in the artery walls in the neck, a condition called cervical artery dissection, the statement not ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 26