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New DRG Stimulation Device For Phantom Limb Pain

In May 2000, Raul Silva was involved in a motorcycle accident in Baja California, Mexico, badly breaking his left femur, or thighbone. He underwent emergency surgery in Mexicali and, at first, everything seemed fine. Then an infection set in worsened, and Silva eventually made his way to San Diego, where his left leg was amputated.

New App Accurately Measures Of Skin Wounds

Monitoring a wound is critical, especially in diabetic patients, lack of sensation due to nerve damage can lead to infection of a lesion and, ultimately, amputation. New research from the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) and McGill University show that the use of a new app, called Swift Skin and Wound, which accurately measures and charts the progression of skin wounds, could have a significant impact on clinical management and patient outcomes 

Researchers Create Noninvasive Technology That Detects When Nerve Cells Fire

Researchers at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, have created a noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells are based on changes in shape. The method could be used to observe nerve activity in light-accessible parts of the body, such as the eye, which would allow physicians to quantitatively monitor visual function at the cellular level.The work was funded by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.