Regenerative Neurorehabilitation Laboratory

Colin K. Franz, MD/PhD, Director

  • Tech-Driven Neuromuscular Research

    Precision Rehabilitation from Patient-Derived Neural Organoids to Activity-Based Treatments for Neural Repair
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    Peripheral Nerve Injury and COVID-19

    Our lab has seen a number of patients in rehabilitation recovery settings subsequently diagnosed with acquired peripheral nerve injury (PNI) and previously in long-term COVID-19 care in prone position.
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    Integrating science and compassion to change lives.

    We are working to restore hope in people with ALS and neuropathic pain by regenerating ability.
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    Our Projects

    Take a look at a few of the projects we work on everyday.

    Selected Publications

    The effects of COVID-19 on respiratory muscle performance: making the case for respiratory muscle testing and training.

    Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection results in multiorgan damage primarily mediated by viral infiltration via angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 receptors on the surface of cells. A primary symptom for many patients is exertional dyspnoea which may persist even beyond recovery from the viral infection. Respiratory muscle (RM) performance was hypothesised as a contributing factor to the severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms, such as dyspnoea,…

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    Diaphragm and Phrenic Nerve Ultrasound in COVID-19 Patients and Beyond: Imaging Technique, Findings, and Clinical Applications.

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