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Groundbreaking UofL study offers new hope for paralyzed people worldwide

A groundbreaking University of Louisville study is offering new hope for paralyzed people worldwide with results that show four men once told they would never move their legs again are regaining movement. The results were published April 8 in the medical journal Brain and though the research is still early, it is cause for hope for the 1.3 million Americans with spinal cord injuries.

Dr. Susan Harkema, a Professor in the UofL Department of Neurological Surgery, is heading the work that also involves others at UofL, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Pavlov Institute of Physiology in Russia. Dr. Harkema and other members of her team were interviewed this week by a variety of national media, including USA Today, CNN, and the Today Show, which has resulted in a sharp increase in inquiries from potential patients. For more information, click on the links below:

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Dr. John Shaw honored for his work in South Korea with new rehab center in his name

When Dr. John Shaw started working to develop a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation in South Korea in 1972, he couldn't have imagined the fruits his labor would bear some 40 years later. Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Shaw and his wife Sharon, an occupational therapist, the John Shaw Rehabilitation Center will open this spring in Jeonju, South Korea.

The center will be part of Presbyterian Medical Center. Patients from throughout the region will have the opportunity to receive exceptional rehabilitation and medical care in this expanded new facility.  Click Here For The Full Article


Dr. Warren Boling discusses epilepsy treatment on WHAS TV's Great Day Live

Dr. Warren Boling and the University of Louisville Hospital Epilepsy Team discuss epilepsy treatment on WHAS TV's Great Day Live. Epilepsy affects more than 90,000 people in Kentucky and Indiana and more than 2.5 million people nationwide. As the population ages, incidences of epilepsy are increasing. Dr. Boling explains in the video that if an individual has tried 2-3 different medications over 2 or more years and is not able to control their seizures, they should be evaluated in a comprehensive epilepsy program such as the one at UofL. This will allow the epilepsy monitoring unit to record the seizures and decide on the best course of treatment.
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Dr. Michael Stillman talks about everyday tragedies of caring for the uninsured on WDRB News

Dr. Michael Stillman was interviewed by WDRB News Channel 41 about the everyday tragedies of caring for the uninsured. Dr. Stillman and his colleague, Dr. Monalisa Tailor, have written a paper on the subject that was recently published by the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Dr. Darryl Kaelin interviewed about coming back from a sports in injury by WHAS News

Dr. Darryl Kaelin talks with WHAS 11 about coming back from a sports injury like the one suffered by University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware.
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Dr. Maxwell Boakye discusses back pain and treatment on WHAS TV's Great Day Live

Dr. Maxwell Boakye discussed back pain and treatment on WHAS-TV's Great Day Live! Dr. Boakye specializes in general neurosurgery, complex spinal neurosurgery, back pain, neck pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, CyberKnife radiosurgery, spine tumors, brain tumors and spinal cord injury.
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Dr. Michael Park talks about chronic back pain on WHAS TV's Great Day Live

Dr. Michael Park discussed chronic back pain and treatment on WHAS-TV's Great Day Live! Dr. Park explains how neuromodulation therapy may be helpful for those who suffer from chronic back pain.
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Dr. Susan Harkema interviewed by CBS News Early Show about breakthrough in paralysis treatment

Dr. Susan Harkema discusses the breakthrough in paralysis treatment that allowed a patient paralyzed from the waist down to stand up on his own. Rob Summers, now 25, was a star college pitcher five years ago when a hit-and-run accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors told him he would never walk again, but this experimental new treatment has given hope to Rob and others like him.
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Dr. Susan Harkema interviewed by ABC News Good Morning America about one patient's road to recovery from paralysis

Dr. Susan Harkema discusses the road to recovery for Yanni Curry, a former Georgetown University football player who was paralyzed from the waist down in a diving accident. His treatment utilizes a cutting edge therapy called locomotor training, which teaches the spinal cord how to control motor functions such as walking through repetitive motion.
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Dr. Warren Boling discusses epilepsy treatment on WAVE 3 Listens Live

Dr. Warren Boling and the University of Louisville Hospital Epilepsy Team discuss epilepsy treatment on WAVE 3 Listens Live. Dr. Boling explains that if an individual has tried 2-3 different medications over 2 or more years and is not able to control their seizures, they should be evaluated in a comprehensive epilepsy program such as the one at UofL. This will allow the epilepsy monitoring unit to record the seizures and decide on the best course of treatment.
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A day in the life of a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician with Dr. Darryl Kaelin

Dr. Darryl Kaelin walks us through the life of a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician, touching on areas such as his practice setting, his role within a care team, his patients, and his education and career path.
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