Spinal Cord Injury
This presentation will review what we have learned about the effects of acute intermittent hypoxia (AIH) from studies on the neural control of breathing and its restoration after damage to neural or musculoskeletal elements engaged in respiration. In particular, we will show that following AIH, substantial enhancements of motor outflow arise in both the neural pathways regulating breathing, and also in non-respiratory motor systems, such as major limb muscles in both upper and lower extremities. Finally, we will review briefly our own findings about potential therapeutic applications of AIH techniques in humans with injury to thoracolumbar or cervical cord.
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