Posted: November 08, 2012Categories: Van Mount Ramps, Urine Collection, Tubing / Connectors, Lubricants, Leg Bags, Irrigation Products / Solutions, Intermittent Catheters, Insertion Trays / Kits, Foley Catheters, External Catheters, Accessories, Wipes/Swabs, Catheters, Paraplegia, Telescoping Ramps, Solid Ramps, Singlefold/Suitcase Ramps, Rollup Ramps, Multifold Ramps, Ostomy Supplies, Ramps, Wheelchairs, wheelchair accessories, Quadriplegia, Urologicals / CathetersScientists at the Universities of Liverpool and Glasgow have uncovered a possible new method of enhancing nerve repair in the treatment of spinal cord injuries.It is known that scar tissue, which forms following spinal cord injury, creates an impenetrable barrier to nerve regeneration, leading to the irreversible paralysis associated with spinal injuries. Scientists at Liverpool and Glasgow have discovered that long-chain sugars, called heparan sulfates, play a significant role in the process of scar formation in cell models in the laboratory. Research findings have the potential to contribute to new strategies for manipulating the scarring process induced in spinal cord injury and improving the effectiveness of cell transplantation therapies in patients with this type of injury.Click HERE to read the whole story at MedicalExpress.com
Posted: July 23, 2010
Choosing the right length access ramp is pretty easy once you have the formulas. All you need is a tape measure, a calculator or the handy Ramp Slope Chart (see below) and a keen understanding of what you're trying to accomplish and you'll be able to buy a ramp with the right amount of incline. You don't want the ramp to be too steep, right? In fact, the length of the ramp is at least as critical as the width when it comes to safety, but takes some thought and a little planning.