Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck.
The UK Spinal Cord Injury Research Network promotes and organises multi-centre clinical research with spinal cord injured people to improve their health care and well being.
The Mayo Clinic is involved in SCI research.
Audit of Spinal Cord Injured, Ventilator Dependent Patients Referred to a Spinal Cord Injury Centre in the South of England
Working with the South of England Spinal Cord Injury Board, the AIAU (Audit, Information & Analysis Unit) has recently completed an audit looking at ventilator dependent spinal cord injured patients in the South of England. The audit has been successful in meeting its aims and has collected important data on this small but highly complex group of patients. Their report, which you can view here, involved an SIA Representative on its Board so ‘patient’ involvement was available throughout the process.
Early evidence from an initial study has suggested that FES-rowing may offer important health benefits. Researchers are now looking for more volunteers for studies based at Brunel University and the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
Are you interested in taking part? You will need to be aged between 18 and 45 years with a complete spinal cord injury between C4/5 and T12. More information.