Summit 2013: Research Highlights

Boston VA Looks to Expand, Improve Caregiver Services
Research conducted at the Boston VA Medical Center and presented at Summit 2013 show expansion of caregiver services would be welcome for those who care for veterans.

Epidemiology Playing Role in Finding Cause of Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. John F. Kurtzke from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC, presented research at Summit 2013 in regards to epidemiology and multiple sclerosis (MS).

Medical Advances Improve Standing, Walking and Seated Mobility after Spinal Cord Injury

Dr. Ronald Triolo presented findings from the Cleveland Advanced Platform Technology Center at Summit 2013 in regards to a clinical trial of a basic eight-channel implanted system providing standing functionality to people with spinal cord injury.

Mindfulness-Based Approach Could Help Boost Sexual Satisfaction for Spinal Cord Injury Patients
Director of postdoctoral psychology training at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System Dr. Linda Mona is using some common approaches for psychological therapy to help increase sexual satisfaction for people with spinal cord injury/disease.

Technological Advances Boost Quality of Life for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury and Disease
Dr. Rory Cooper discussed technology as it applies to those with spinal cord injury and disease from smart phone applications to robotic techonology to powered wheelchairs at Summit 2013.

VA Advances Telehealth for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury and Disease
Telemedicine's use at Department of Medical Affairs centers caring for veterans with spinal cord injury or disease could be a real breakthrough in reaching those in rural areas.

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