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desertridgept 66 posts  |  Last Activity: May 21, 2015 8:28 PM Member since: Feb 7, 2006
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    NEW VIDEO

    by nick4d3 May 21, 2015 3:30 PM
    desertridgept desertridgept May 21, 2015 8:28 PM Flag

    we know she has some lower extremity action. Except for perhaps hip flexor activity or a smidgen of part of the quadriceps (rectus femoris) it is not contributing to what you are seeing.

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    NEW VIDEO

    by nick4d3 May 21, 2015 3:30 PM
    desertridgept desertridgept May 21, 2015 8:16 PM Flag

    she hikes her hip up and rotates her pelvis thrusting her hip forward. With braces locking the knees this is the only way she can clear the ground. Probably engages her hip flexors a bit but not a step. But again, what she's doing is to be commended and takes effort and some motor coordination.

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    NEW VIDEO

    by nick4d3 May 21, 2015 3:30 PM
    desertridgept desertridgept May 21, 2015 5:25 PM Flag

    It appears she is able to stand at this time in the bars with the braces. She is not generating lower extremity action consistent with walking. The therapist is advancing the limbs but her balance and trunk control is exceptional for this level albeit she uses her arms to assist in postural control. Again, she is far ahead of what we would expect at this TIME but not beyond what we would expect one to be capable of sometimes later on in a rehab program. This is a let's try it and see moment. . Her bowel and bladder control which is the subject of speculation is more important. Being upright and weight bearing is very important in terms of other medical and physiologic matters. The thought should be if she arrived here so quickly how much more can we hope for? Only time will tell. Still it is clear that the study's primary and secondary goals have be met in the first two patients.

  • desertridgept desertridgept May 19, 2015 4:53 PM Flag

    lol, and maybe they won't

  • desertridgept desertridgept May 19, 2015 8:55 AM Flag

    This site has docs engaging in stem cell research. I think it may be on board for the next phase. More exciting than just another site. a good fit for present and future.

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    Question

    by tttuck May 18, 2015 2:53 PM
    desertridgept desertridgept May 18, 2015 3:05 PM Flag

    I've asked that question too, and have not received an attempt at an answer as of yet. I also haven't followed the charity part of the equation here so I'm not sure I'm speaking with any accuracy but I read where Jesi is having a "special" bike she plans to use made. Was this a donation from a company or benefactor? Seems money might be best spent on her continuing therapy and without a verification or explanation I suspect some potential donors might be a bit turned off by a request for money while some is spent on merchandise rather than care. This is a complicated area and sensitive too, I'm sure. but does anyone have info or legitimate sourcing of what is atyually happening in this arena? TIA

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    Just does not make any sense.

    by imnorockefeller May 14, 2015 4:57 PM
    desertridgept desertridgept May 14, 2015 5:23 PM Flag

    If you think today was bad/confusing wait until they start weekly options, and they will. Day to day is always about big money screwing retail. This is a distance run not a sprint; a baseball analogy? We're in the third inning. A lot can happen but the score looks good for the home team right now.

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    AIS Improvement %ages

    by markyhwh May 14, 2015 4:05 PM
    desertridgept desertridgept May 14, 2015 5:16 PM Flag

    I am now in agreement that their progress is impressive and am as comfortable and confident as I can be saying scaffold is the reason. That said, there is a discernible and important difference in a mathematical statistic and a medical milestone based on a short term analysis, (OREX comes to mind) especially with the central nervous system. My point is directed to investors with limited resources whom I'm encouraging to move slowly and invest wisely. The short term volatility of stocks such as this have and will ruin many a person's finances. My opinion and post in no way should be construed as a diminution of what has occurred and the POTENTIAL success going forward for the afflicted.

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    AIS Improvement %ages

    by markyhwh May 14, 2015 4:05 PM
    desertridgept desertridgept May 14, 2015 4:32 PM Flag

    I'm not disagreeing but again bringing to mind that improvement can stop at any time. So far scaffold's most noticeable efficacy isn't where they are but how quickly they got there (though I put great importance on reported bowel and bladder recovery). The hope is that the faster they get any return the more likely they will get progressive recovery. That is a hope and part of what the study can show but not what is. Keep the faith and be patient.

  • desertridgept desertridgept May 14, 2015 1:29 PM Flag

    no time for nonsense. ignore

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    alexissy!

    by whiskeysausage May 14, 2015 10:18 AM
    desertridgept desertridgept May 14, 2015 10:57 AM Flag

    Does your wife know? just kidding, no pun intended. Congrats. Green whiskey it is.

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    ouch - we waited for this news?

    by my2centszz May 14, 2015 9:55 AM
    desertridgept desertridgept May 14, 2015 10:16 AM Flag

    ignoreland for you

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    Uh-oh: Adam Feuerstein is critizing NVIV on twitter

    by shortbs May 14, 2015 8:43 AM
    desertridgept desertridgept May 14, 2015 9:17 AM Flag

    the videos are supposed to be promotional. They're being used to request charitable donations.

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    Why is this tanking in after hours?

    by johntappenstein May 14, 2015 9:02 AM
    desertridgept desertridgept May 14, 2015 9:14 AM Flag

    games people play. Last trade 8:44:48. Total 5885 shares bought and sold (probably by the same computer) to create a bit of panic. The news is good. Worry not. Unless you're short.

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    Pathetic! $8800 of $25000

    by buffets_bro May 14, 2015 1:24 AM
    desertridgept desertridgept May 14, 2015 8:41 AM Flag

    perhaps NVIV should pony up?

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    Tall kneeling and the EAP

    by whiskeysausage May 13, 2015 10:08 AM
    desertridgept desertridgept May 13, 2015 10:19 AM Flag

    only the glut maximus is innervated by the IGN. It arises from the dorsal branches (of the ventral ram)i of the fifth the first (S1) and second (S2) sacral nerves The medius and minimus are the Superior Gluteal nerve, as is the tensor fascia latae. It arises from the dorsal divisions of the L4, L5 and S1

  • desertridgept desertridgept May 13, 2015 10:07 AM Flag

    wwwDOTyoutubeDOTcom/watch?v=LIcHlE6J54M

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    Great Jesi Update

    by markyhwh May 12, 2015 5:16 PM
    desertridgept desertridgept May 12, 2015 9:10 PM Flag

    likewise and back at you. We're definitely into some exciting and potentially life altering technology/medicine. Were you able to contact management about future studies with stem cells? I always look forward to your posts. They tend to bring it back down to earth when it is needed. I do believe the best is yet to come. Godspeed smurf.

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    Great Jesi Update

    by markyhwh May 12, 2015 5:16 PM
    desertridgept desertridgept May 12, 2015 5:38 PM Flag

    A tall kneel, also known as a full upright knell is a fairly complicated motor and balance task. Her stating she was able at this point in time is the first real differential I've heard (or observed) that makes her progress exceptional and likely a scaffold event rather than a natural progression for her level. This is getting very interesting and remarkable. Does any link of her performing this task exist for public consumption?

  • desertridgept desertridgept May 12, 2015 1:46 PM Flag

    The supposed benefit almost disappeared as time passed. As the number of heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular deaths increased from 94 to 192, the 41% difference between those getting Contrave and those getting placebo shrank to just 12% and was no longer statistically significant. More evidence it may be meaningless: patients given Contrave were more likely to have chest pain and more likely to die from causes other than heart disease. Many patients who supposedly had a benefit had actually stopped taking the drug.

    “Patients were misled, investors were misled,” says Nissen. “It is so critically important that investors and other people understand why early data in a trial are unreliable or unstable.”

    Worse, Orexigen has sought to block the release of the new data. On March 26, the study’s executive committee voted unanimously that the study should be stopped and the data publicized. But for six weeks Orexigen repeatedly refused to approve a press release, Nissen says. Today, Orexigen and its marketing partner, Takeda, issued a release saying only that the study was stopped. The Cleveland Clinic’s release, unauthorized by the companies and filled with data, followed minutes later.

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