The Preservation of Respiratory Function After a Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

By Allan Mai ‘20 After a traumatic spinal cord injury, a primary cause for concern is the threat of a dysfunctional respiratory system; a means by which to preserve respiratory functions is needed to decrease mortality rates in patients with spinal cord injuries. In a recent study, Dr. Kajana Satkunendrarajah of the Kembril Research Institute in Toronto discovered a potential solution to this problem which … Continue reading The Preservation of Respiratory Function After a Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Lung Function Decline Found in Women Who Use Cleaning Products

By Meenu Johnkutty ‘21 The consistent use of cleaning products may be more dangerous than originally thought. Researchers from the American Thoracic Society recently published a study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine outlining the negative effects of using cleaning products on a daily basis. The researchers conducted their study with a subject pool of over 6,235 participants followed longitudinally over … Continue reading Lung Function Decline Found in Women Who Use Cleaning Products