Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Research Program
Annual rept. 15 Sep 2013 - 14 Sep 2014
CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION OH
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Over the years the Functional Magnetic Stimulation FMS Laboratory has focused on studying the effectiveness of applying FMS for improving functions in patients with spinal cord injury and spinal cord disorders SCID. Using animals and humans we have successfully demonstrated that FMS is effective for improving cough, bladder function, gastric emptying and colonic transits in SCID. This proposal consists of four pilot projects with major aims to determine the mechanisms behind some novel applications of FMS, such as for epilepsy control study 1, and for improving upper limb function in SCID study 2 and to explore additional clinical benefits of FMS, such as for improving constipation in general population study 4, and for improving cough in patients with multiple sclerosis study 3. The following paragraphs provide brief synopsis of these four pilot projects.
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