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MRI stroke data set released by USC research team

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Southern California) A USC-led team has compiled, archived and shared one of the largest open-source data sets of brain scans from stroke patients. The data set, known as ATLAS, is available for download. Researchers globally are using the scans to develop and test algorithms that can automatically process MRI images from stroke patients. In the long run, scientists hope to identify biological markers that forecast which patients will respond to various rehabilitation therapies and personalize treatment plans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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The Good Lives Model: a strength-based approach for youth offenders - Fortune CA.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

There is increasing interest in the use of strength-based approaches, such as the Good Lives Model (GLM), in the field of offender rehabilitation to complement primarily risk management models. To date, theoretical work has focused on the application of th... (Source: SafetyLit)



Wearable sensor patches on the throat unplug stroke rehabilitation

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:34:54 +0100

A connected sensor patch developed by Northwestern University engineers and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, a research hospital in Chicago, could allow clinicians to better monitor stroke patients as they recover at home. (Source: mobihealthnews)



Study: COPD robot improves medication adherence, but no effect on admissions

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:10:28 +0100

A socially assistive robot could be key to helping people with COPD manage their condition at home. A recent study published in JMIR, found that COPD patients that had a take-home a robot following a hospitalization were more likely to adhere to their medications and complete their rehabilitation excercises than their peers that did not have a robot.   (Source: mobihealthnews)



Jymmin: How a combination of exercise and music helps us feel less pain

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences) Pain is essential for survival. However, it could also slow rehabilitation, or could become a distinct disorder. How strongly we feel it depends on our individual pain threshold. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig discovered that this threshold can be increased by a new fitness method called Jymmin. It combines working out on gym machines with free musical improvisation -- and makes us less sensitive towards physical discomfort. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Cartilage cell transplantation procedure for arthritis approved by NHS

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Patients with a certain form ofarthritis have a new preventative treatment option available to them, following the recent NHS approval of a cutting-edge cartilage cell transplantation procedure. Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has won approval to be funded across the NHS thanks to a growing body of clinical evidence - supported by Arthritis Research UK and others - that has conclusively demonstrated the considerable benefits the technique offers. How the procedure works ACI is designed to help patients who have small areas of cartilage damage or earlyosteoarthritis of the knee. These conditions can often affect younger people in their 20s and 30s, sometimes as the result of a sporting injury. The procedure sees a sample of cartilage removed from the knee, allowing doctors to grow...

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A systematic review of group work interventions in UK high secure hospitals - Sturgeon M, Tyler N, Gannon TA.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

Background Rehabilitating high secure hospital patients poses significant challenges. Group work is thought to play a key role in patient recovery; however, there have been no reviews conducted specifically assessing group work interventions for high secu... (Source: SafetyLit)



Children with severe burns display no sex differences in exercise capacity at hospital discharge or adaptation after exercise rehabilitation training - Rivas E, Herndon DN, Chapa ML, Cambiaso-Daniel J, Rontoyanni VG, Gutierrez IL, Sanchez K, Glover S, Suman OE.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Females have a 50% increased risk of death from burn injury compared to males. However, whether exercise capacity and exercise induced training adaptations differ between burned boys and girls is unknown. This project tested the h... (Source: SafetyLit)



Improvement on the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised during the first four weeks of hospital stay predicts outcome at discharge in intensive rehabilitation after severe brain injury - Portaccio E, Morrocchesi A, Romoli AM, Hakiki B, Taglioli MP, Lippi E, Di Renzone M, Grippo A, Macchi C.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

OBJECTIVES: to evaluate the prognostic utility of serial assessment on the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R) during the first 4 weeks of intensive rehabilitation in patients surviving from severe brain injury DESIGN: prospective cohort study PARTICIPANTS... (Source: SafetyLit)



Trust saves £2m after taking on commissioning powers

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:35:00 +0100

A Yorkshire trust has managed to save £2m by repatriating out of area, locked rehabilitation patients and caring for them in the community. (Source: HSJ)



Jefferson establishes burn center

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:14:11 +0100

Thomas Jefferson Uninversity has established a burn center to provide services – ranging from skin grafts to rehabilitation services to psychological counseling – to patients with serious and complex burns. Dr. William Hughes will serve as director of the center. Before coming to Jefferson, Hughes spent nearly 20 years as director for Temple University Health System's Bu rn Center — a program he established in 1999. Prior to that he practiced at the St. Agnes Burn Center in South Philadelphia.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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IN PHOTOS: Encompass Health reveals part of new headquarters

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:59:47 +0100

HealthSouth Corp. has officially transitioned to its new name, Encompass Health, and as a part of the celebration, Encompass Health opened up part of its new headquarters on Liberty Parkway last week. The full rollout of the brand includes changing the name and logo across its field of operation as well as corporate resources, including its website. As part of the official name change, CEO Mark Tarr also rang the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange.  Inpatient rehabilitation hospitals … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Encompass Health commits to joint venture with Idaho hospital

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:40:54 +0100

Encompass Health Corp. has formed a joint venture with an Idaho-based medical facility.   The Birmingham-based health entity has formed a joint venture with Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center to build and operate a 40-bed, freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Boise, Idaho. The joint venture seeks to manage patients more effectively and efficiently.   “Saint Alph onsus is a widely known and respected name in the health care industry,” Jerry Gray, president of Encompass Health’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Kenya:Drug Addicts Left High and Dry After Eden Rehab Centre Closes

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:16:30 +0100

[Nairobi News] Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko has defended the move to close down Eden House Rehabilitation Center and repossess the land. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Rebiotix develops tool to measure rehabilitation of microbiome

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:05:06 +0100

Rebiotix today unveiled its Microbiome Health Index – a tool it created to establish a standard metric that can be used to quantify how effective a microbiome-based therapy is at rehabilitating the human microbiome. The index, which was developed in partnership with data analytics firm BioRankings, combines four bacterial classes into a unidimensional expression of change, according to Rebiotix. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Rebiotix develops tool to measure rehabilitation of microbiome appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



OhioHealth plans $12M fitness and wellness center for stroke, neurological rehabilitation

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:19:37 +0100

OhioHealth Corp. plans to build a $12.1 million fitness and wellness center designed for patients recovering from stroke and neurological conditions. Half the cost is covered by a $6 million grant from the McConnell Foundation. The founding family of Worthington Industries Inc. now has donated a cumulative $25 million to the Columbus health system over three decades; OhioHealth's heart wellness center is named for the family. OhioHealth is lau nching a $4 million fundraising campaign and covering… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)

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Rehabilitation Services

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0100

Rank Name/Prior rank # Licensed therapists Total Local Employment Area locations Patient visits Prim (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



You Asked: Can Hanging Upside Down Relieve Back Pain?

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:15:04 +0100

If you’ve ever seen a TV commercial for inversion tables—those tilting contraptions that allow you to hang upside down by your ankles—and you suffer from back pain, you’ve probably been tempted to buy one. The ads claim that by dangling upside-down, bat-like, you’ll create separation between the vertebrae of your spine and neck. That separation supposedly reduces pressure on the nerves running between and around these vertebrae. You’ll relax tense muscles, and increase the flow of “nutrients” to the disks of your spine—all of which should help relieve back pain and promote better physical health. Beyond these apparatuses, yoga is also a big proponent of inversion. Assuming postures that elevate your legs above your head and lower body a...



Medical News Today: The 10 best apps for stroke survivors

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0100

Are you in recovery from stroke? We have found the best apps to help stroke survivors with recovery and rehabilitation and to prevent future strokes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



3D accuracy of implant positions in template-guided implant placement as a function of the remaining teeth and the surgical procedure: a retrospective study

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +0100

ConclusionThe results of our study are in the same range as those of other studies. Template-guided implantation offers a high degree of accuracy even in the presence of different configurations of the residual dentition or different surgical approaches. A clinical benefit is therefore present, especially from a prosthetic point of view.Clinical relevanceThe clinically achievable accuracy can be described as sufficient for further prosthetic treatment, given the intrinsic and methodological tolerances, making prosthetic rehabilitation safe and predictable. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)

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InVivo Therapeutics lifts Toselli to permanent prez, CEO | Personnel Moves February 6, 2018

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:55:54 +0100

InVivo Therapeutics (NSDQ:NVIV) said yesterday it made Dr. Richard Toselli’s spot in the corner office permanent, lifting him from acting CEO to prez and CEO. Dr. Toselli will maintain his position on the company’s board and as its chief medical officer, the position he was given when he joined the company last July. Prior to joining InVivo, Toselli has held positions with Sanofi (NYSE:SNY), DePuy and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). “I am delighted to announce Rich’s full-time role as CEO. Rich has demonstrated clear vision, a strategic mind, and committed leadership in his time at InVivo. His background in surgical device innovation and neurological surgery is uniquely suited to the company’s focus in development,” board chair Ann Merrifield said in a prep...



Uganda:UPDF Rehabilitate Hospital, Schools

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:17:05 +0100

[Monitor] Tororo -The Uganda People's Defence Forces in partnership with military contingents from the East African Community have rehabilitated Tororo hospital and government schools in Bukedi region as part of the activities to mark 37th Terehe sita day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Beyond anger: emotion regulation and social connectedness in veterans with traumatic brain injury - Winter L, Moriarty HJ, Short TH.

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:42:48 +0100

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) often present with emotion dysregulation. Most TBI rehabilitation has addressed this impairment primarily in relation to anger, irritability and aggressiveness. Yet, emotion regulation (ER) may ... (Source: SafetyLit)



The influence of post-acute rehabilitation length of stay on traumatic brain injury outcome: a retrospective exploratory study - Ashley JG, Ashley MJ, Masel BE, Randle K, Kreber LA, Singh C, Harrington D, Griesbach GS.

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:42:48 +0100

OBJECTIVE: Data regarding length of stay (LOS) in a rehabilitation programme after traumatic brain injury (TBI) are limited. The goal of this study was to examine the effect of LOS and disability on outcome following TBI. METHODS: Records from pati... (Source: SafetyLit)



Angola:Bengo - Drug Rehabilitation Center Unveiled in Bengo

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:41:35 +0100

[ANGOP] Caxito -The Bengo drug rehabilitation center, which has the capacity to house 60 inpatients, was inaugurated Saturday in the province by the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Francisco Monteiro de Queiroz. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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ReWalk Robotics wins German reimbursement nod for Personal 6.0 exoskeleton

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 20:18:37 +0100

ReWalk Robotics (NSDQ:RWLK) said this week that the German statutory health insurance head office GKV-Spitzenverband confirmed the listing of the ReWalk Personal 6.0 exoskeleton system in the German medical device directory, which is used for reimbursement from German SHI providers. The ReWalk 6.0 system will be classified as an “innovative device for the immediate compensation of a handicap” in the directory under a new subcategory, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. ReWalk touted that 90% of Germans are beneficiaries with plans under SHI coverage. “We are pleased to see the German healthcare system embracing biotechnology innovations that will be life changing for beneficiaries nationwide. This is a landmark decision—one of progressive policy by SHI in German...



Teamwork and toughness: Living with cerebral palsy

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:16:24 +0100

Growing up in Querétaro, Mexico, María was an exceptionally bright and inquisitive child. At just 18 months old, she spoke at the level of a 6-year-old, and could even sing the tongue-twisting “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” song. Her parents marveled at her intelligence at such a young age, but there was something in her development that seemed off. “At 1 year, she wasn’t crawling well and had difficulty standing,” her mother, María José, recalls. “She hadn’t learned to walk by 18 months, and she would crawl by pulling her two legs at the same time — like a little bunny.” Her parents knew that something was wrong, so they took her to see a pediatrician in their home country of Mexico. A diagnosis of cerebral palsy They would come to find that María had cerebra...



Experimental therapy could boost stroke recovery

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) An experimental therapy that targets the spinal cord may one day be key to spurring on enhanced recovery for stroke victims. By injecting a drug called chondroitinase ABC (ChABC) into the spinal cord of rats 28 days after they suffered a stroke, UAlberta researchers found they were able to enhance recovery by inducing amplified rewiring of circuits connecting the brain to the spinal cord. When they also combined the spinal therapy with rehabilitative training, recovery amplified further. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



5 Ideas Win $10K Each in Ohio Opioid Science Challenge

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:07:00 +0100

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Virtual reality, neural feedback and digital therapy were among five ideas to help solve the U.S. opioid crisis that won a global technology challenge in Ohio on Tuesday. Winners were selected from hundreds of ideas submitted by researchers, caregivers, service providers and individuals from Ohio, other states and nine countries. Each will receive $10,000 to take their idea to the next phase. The $8 million Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge is modeled after the Head Health competition launched by the NFL, Under Armour and GE to address traumatic brain injuries sustained playing football. It's part of a two-pronged strategy Ohio is pursuing the deadly epidemic tied to prescription painkillers. It has also awarded $10 million in research-and-development grants. Besides...



Effects of community-based exercise in adults with severe burns: a randomized controlled trial - Voigt CD, Foncerrada G, Pe ña R, Guillory AN, Andersen CR, Crandall CG, Wolf SE, Herndon DN, Suman OE.

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:42:16 +0100

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of community-based exercise programs (COMBEX) in the rehabilitation of adult burn patients as compared to standard of care (SOC). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial, with 2:1 randomization. SETTING: Assessmen... (Source: SafetyLit)



Bioness Receives Health Canada Approval for StimRouter Neuromodulation System

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:26:08 +0100

Device for chronic pain management now approved to market in Canada VALENCIA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Bioness, Inc., the leading provider of cutting edge, clinically supported rehabilitation therapies, today a... Devices, Neurology, Regulatory Bioness, StimRouter, Neuromodulation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)



Clinician modifiable factors associated with better quality of life in children with acquired brain injury undergoing rehabilitation - Connell T, Paterson J, Roberts RM, Raghavendra P, Sawyer M, Russo RN.

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:36:26 +0100

OBJECTIVES: To identify clinician-modifiable factors related to quality of life (QOL) in children with acquired brain injury (ABI). PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Thirty-nine children attending an ABI rehabilitation program (5-18  years) were assessed using the... (Source: SafetyLit)



Medical News Today: What is iliotibial band syndrome and how is it treated?

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0100

Learn about iliotibial band syndrome and how it is treated. We include a list of stretches and exercises that can help treat and prevent this condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Mind: More Than 150 Women Described Sexual Abuse By Lawrence Nassar. Will Their Testimony Help Them Heal?

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:20:04 +0100

The psychological effects of disclosing a traumatic secret — of telling your story — depend on the audience, the nature of the trauma and other factors. (Source: NYT Health)

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A Listening Ear for Musicians in Need

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:00:17 +0100

The prevalence of mental illness in the music industry is higher than among the population as a whole, surveys show. In Britain, a new help line seeks to provide support. (Source: NYT Health)



Clinical performance of full rehabilitations with direct composite in severe tooth wear patients: 3.5 years results

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:34:00 +0100

ConclusionsIn patients with severe tooth wear direct composite resin restorations show annual failure rates of 94.8% for success and 99.3% for survival after full rehabilitations in an increased vertical dimension of occlusion after a period of 3.5 years. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)



Why Skiing Is a Ridiculously Good Workout

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:59:10 +0100

The bracing air on your face and the rush of snow beneath your skis: Not many activities intuitively feel as healthful and invigorating as downhill skiing. But is it actually any good for you? The answer, unequivocally, is “yes”—although how good skiing is for you depends in part on your skill level, how hard you push yourself and the types of terrain you tackle on the slopes. “Alpine skiing is a mix of endurance and resistance training,” says Dr. Josef Niebauer, a professor of sports medicine and cardiology and director of the Institute for Molecular Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine at Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria. “It has positive effects on the heart and circulation, as well as peripheral muscles—predominately the legs.&r...



Are Stroke Patients Skipping Rehab?

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 20:42:15 +0100

For the study, researchers contacted 369 North Carolina stroke patients who were referred to rehabilitation either when they left the hospital or at a follow-up visit within 14 days. (Source: WebMD Health)



Jefferson, Magee complete merger

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:04:54 +0100

Jefferson Health added its fourth new member since 2015 with the completion of its merger with Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.   The leaders of Jefferson and Magee said Tuesday the integration will enable two organizations, both nationally ranked, to provide “an even higher level of care” to patients regaining independence from spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, amputation, multiple sclerosis and/or orthopedic injuries. Jefferson and Magee have had a clinical affiliation for several decades.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Request for Information: Opioid Use Disorder Among People with Disabilities

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:02:27 +0100

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at the ACL is seeking input on the opioid public health emergency and people with disabilities. (Source: HSR Information Central)



Honda wins CE Mark for Walking Assist Device

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:38:06 +0100

Honda (NYSE:HMC) said yesterday it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Honda Walking Assist Device designed for walking rehabilitation. The walking assist device uses cooperative control technology, based on Honda’s cumulative study of human walking, the Japanese company said. The system is designed to help users achieve efficient walking based on the inverted pendulum model theory of bipedal walking, according to the company’s website. Honda said it began R&D efforts with the device in 1999, and began to lease the Walking Assist Device in Nov. 2015, according to a press release. The system is currently being used at approximately 250 facilities in Japan.measure walking capability. The post Honda wins CE Mark for Walking Assist Device appeared first on MassDevice. (S...



Mental health and life satisfaction of individuals with spinal cord injury and their partners 5 years after discharge from first inpatient rehabilitation - Scholten EWM, Tromp MEH, Hillebregt CF, de Groot S, Ketelaar M, Visser-Meily JMA, Post MWM.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:42:31 +0100

STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To describe and compare mental health and life satisfaction between individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and their partners 5 years after discharge from first inpatient rehabilitation; and to ex... (Source: SafetyLit)



Provided support, caregiver burden and well-being in partners of persons with spinal cord injury 5 years after discharge from first inpatient rehabilitation - Scholten EWM, Kieftenbelt A, Hillebregt CF, de Groot S, Ketelaar M, Visser-Meily JMA, Post MWM.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:42:31 +0100

STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To describe type and regularity of support given by partners for individuals with paraplegia versus tetraplegia 5 years after discharge from first inpatient rehabilitation; to describe perceived care... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Heart attack patients missing out on vital rehab from nurses

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:21:00 +0100

Thousands of heart patients are missing out on cardiac rehabilitation following a heart attack, reveal new figures released by the British Heart Foundation. (Source: Nursing Times)



Treatment Offers Hope for Imprisoned California Siblings

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:38:15 +0100

Cases of children isolated and abused by parents are rare but not unheard-of, say experts. Many recover. (Source: NYT Health)



Low testosterone linked to this deficiency …

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:15:46 +0100

Without the sun, none of us would be here. After all, we evolved to live under the sun. But many of us are trained to believe the sun is your deadly enemy. Every day doctors warn you to stay out of the sun. And if you do go out, they want you to slather your skin with toxic sunscreen. Their 30-year-old campaign has been very successful. So successful, that people today are extremely deficient in vitamin D. In fact, a new clinical review shows that nearly a billion people across the globe are vitamin D deficient.1 And low vitamin D is a surefire path to chronic disease, early death — and low testosterone. Almost every week I hear the same complaints from my male patients… No energy, trouble sleeping, a sagging sex drive, weight gain and the dreaded “man boobs.” Many have tried the l...



Kessler Foundation receives major federal grant to train rehabilitation researchers

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Kessler Foundation) Guang Yue, PhD, director of Human Performance and Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded a $735,000 grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). This five-year grant funds an Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Project in Rehabilitation Neuroscience and Engineering. The project aims to improve overall health and function of individuals with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal (NM-MSK) diseases and injuries by training doctoral-level researchers committed to advancing the field of rehabilitation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Functional MRI motor imagery tasks to detect command following in traumatic disorders of consciousness - Bodien YG, Giacino JT, Edlow BL.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:39:22 +0100

Severe traumatic brain injury impairs arousal and awareness, the two components of consciousness. Accurate diagnosis of a patient's level of consciousness is critical for determining treatment goals, access to rehabilitative services, and prognosis. The be... (Source: SafetyLit)

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MossRehab first facility in the US to use new robotic technology

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Einstein Healthcare Network/MossRehab) MossRehab, the US News& World Report top-ranked rehabilitation facility and home of the biggest collection of robotics that aide in physical and cognitive rehabilitation, is proud to announce that it has become the first facility in the United States to implement the cutting-edge Hunova robotic device to assist in neurorehabilitation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Scientists synthesize nanoparticle-antioxidants to treat strokes and spinal cord injuries

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) An international science team has developed an innovative therapeutic complex based on multi-layer polymer nano-structures of superoxide dismutase (SOD). The new substance can be used to effectively rehabilitate patients after acute spinal injuries, strokes, and heart attacks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)



Feasibility and predictive performance of the Hendrich Fall Risk Model II in a rehabilitation department: a prospective study - Campanini I, Mastrangelo S, Bargellini A, Bassoli A, Bosi G, Lombardi F, Tolomelli S, Lusuardi M, Merlo A.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:45:18 +0100

BACKGROUND: Falls are a common adverse event in both elderly inpatients and patients admitted to rehabilitation units. The Hendrich Fall Risk Model II (HIIFRM) has been already tested in all hospital wards with high fall rates, with the exception of the re... (Source: SafetyLit)



Injury recurrence among high school athletes in the United States: a decade of patterns and trends, 2005-2006 through 2015-2016 - Welton KL, Kraeutler MJ, Pierpoint LA, Bartley JH, McCarty EC, Comstock RD.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:44:25 +0100

BACKGROUND: As participation in high school athletics increases, so does the number of adolescents experiencing sports-related injury. Understanding injury patterns is an important component to developing and evaluating prevention and rehabilitation progra... (Source: SafetyLit)



Experimental performance evaluation of pipelines rehabilitated with cured-in-place pipe liner under earthquake transient ground deformations - Zhong Z, Filiatrault A, Aref A.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 02:44:34 +0100

The cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liner technology involves installation of flexible polymeric composite liners coated with thermosetting resin to the inner surfaces of existing pipelines. This innovative technology provides an efficient, economic, and enviro... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Iraq: Supporting Sulaymaniyah Emergency Hospital

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:06:40 +0100

Voice from the FieldIraq: Supporting Sulaymaniyah Emergency HospitalJanuary 11, 2018Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began working in Sulaymaniyah, northernIraq, after a massive influx of people displaced by violence elsewhere in the country arrived in the area in 2015. Initially, MSF teams provided water and sanitation services in the Arbat camp for displaced people, and later expanded the project to provide mental health services in Ashti camp and rehabilitation and staff support for the Sulaymaniyah emergency hospital. The project closed on November 30, 2017. (Source: MSF News)



Iraq: Voices from Sulaymaniyah

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:59:05 +0100

Voice from the FieldIraq: Voices from SulaymaniyahJanuary 11, 2018Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began working in Sulaymaniyah, northernIraq, after a massive influx of people displaced by violence elsewhere in the country arrived in the area in 2015. Initially, MSF teams provided water and sanitation services in the Arbat camp for displaced people, and later expanded the project to provide mental health services in Ashti camp and rehabilitation and staff support for the Sulaymaniyah emergency hospital. The project closed on November 30, 2017. (Source: MSF News)



Winning Senior Olympic Gold After Heart Surgery and Cardiac Rehab

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:47:01 +0100

Treatment TermsHeartCardiac prevention and cardiac rehabilitation Overview Dick Mazur of Raleigh was a fit 76-year-old planning to compete in the Senior Olympics for his third year in a row when his plans got waylaid. Diagnosed with a serious heart problem, he underwent heart surgery followed by cardiac rehab at Duke Health. Mazur went on to compete in the Senior Olympics after all, where he won three medals. “I owe it all to the rehab people,” he said. Hero Imagedickmazur_cardio_140.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Dr. Rockman Makes a Game Plan, Assembles Heart Team ContentIt started one morning when Mazur noticed his ankles were swollen. He suspected a heart problem and called his primary care office. There, his nurse practitioner detectedatrial fibrillation, or AFib, ...

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Reflexion Health ’s virtual platform to power non-profit’s senior rehabilitation program

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:49:43 +0100

Reflexion Health, a company that develops a platform for remote physical therapy, will be working with non-profit Los Angeles Jewish Home (LAJH) to bring virtual rehabilitation to seniors in the latter ’s care. (Source: mobihealthnews)



Avoidable cardiac deaths as women receive different treatment

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Women have three times higher excess mortality in year after heart attack Related items fromOnMedica Atrial fibrillation poses greater risk for women than men Heart rehabilitation services neglect women Migraines linked to cardiovascular disease and death in women Heavy drinking is bad for women's hearts Hospitals fail women with myocardial infarction (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



Developing the standard of care for post-concussion treatment: neuroimaging-guided rehabilitation of neurovascular coupling - Wing BH, Tucker BJ, Fong AK, Allen MD.

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 16:39:11 +0100

BACKGROUND: Emerging research proposes the imbalance between microvascular supply and metabolic demand as a contributing factor in the pathophysiology of mild traumatic brain injury. Prolonged effects on the dysregulation of neurovascular coupling may expl... (Source: SafetyLit)



The effects of "VelaMente?!" project on social functioning of people with severe psychosocial disabilities - Sancassiani F, Lorrai S, Cossu G, Cocco A, Trincas G, Floris F, Mellino G, Machado S, Nardi AE, Fabrici EP, Preti A, Carta MG.

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 16:39:11 +0100

INTRODUCTION: Physical activity helps to improve several clinical outcomes of people with severe psychosocial disabilities. The aims of this study were; 1) to assess the efficacy of a psychosocial rehabilitative intervention focused on sailing in a crew on... (Source: SafetyLit)



Complete rehabilitation of compromised full dentitions with adhesively bonded all-ceramic single-tooth restorations: long-term outcome in patients with and without amelogenesis imperfecta

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:00:00 +0100

ConclusionAdhesively bonded single-tooth restorations provided a high clinical quality in the long-run. However, while the survival and success was excellent in AI patients, restorations in non-AI patients were affected by a higher complication rate, likely related to a higher risk profile due to a history of bruxism and tooth wear. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)

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Niagara Falls Memorial opens $4.3 million cardiac unit

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:03:00 +0100

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has opened its new inpatient cardiac and stroke unit. The $4.3 million project, dedicated Thursday morning, includes 23 private rooms, smart technology and an onsite physical/occupational therapy and rehabilitation facility on the hospital’s third floor.  It’s the latest enhancement to the hospital’s cardiac service offerings: Last spring, th e hospital opened a cardiac catheterization lab in partnership with Buffalo General Medical Center, Mercy Hospital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



UNISON members ’ work on flood prevention and relief recognised

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:58:35 +0100

Two UNISON members have had their vital work protecting the country from floods – and helping communities deal with them when they do happen – recognised in the New Year Honours. Carol Holt and Peter Spencer work for the Environment Agency – and each received an MBE in the awards announced at the weekend. But both praised the colleagues and teams they work with. Carol, who is based in north west England, is deputy director for flood incident management and has worked for the agency since 1991. Responding to the award, she told the agency: “It’s great to be part of a team delivering public services that matter to people’s lives and to work with colleagues who care. “I have been privileged to be part of teams delivering environmental improvements all my career – from my earl...



Lymphedema after cancer treatment -- special issue of Rehabilitation Oncology presents research update

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Wolters Kluwer Health) Individuals who have been treated for cancer are at risk for a complication called lymphedema: swelling in the body region where lymph nodes were removed, causing pain and limited function. New research and insights on the management of cancer-related lymphedema are presented in the January special issue of Rehabilitation Oncology, official journal of the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)



Rehabilitation practices for burn survivors in low and middle income countries: a literature review - Jagnoor J, Lukaszyk C, Fraser S, Chamania S, Harvey LA, Potokar T, Ivers RQ.

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 21:20:51 +0100

OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the delivery and effectiveness of rehabilitation for burn survivors in low and middle income countries (LMIC). METHODS: We systematically searched the literature through 11 electronic databases and the reference ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Characteristics of persons with spinal cord injury who drive in Malaysia and its barriers: a cross sectional study - Lee RCH, Hasnan N, Engkasan JP.

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 11:38:32 +0100

STUDY DESIGN: Cross sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence, characteristics of and barriers to driving among persons with a spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: SCI Rehabilitation Clinic, University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). ... (Source: SafetyLit)

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SAMHSA finalizes changes to clarify health privacy rules for people who seek substance use disorder treatment

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 06:02:53 +0100

SAMHSA announces the finalization of proposed changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulation, 42 CFR Part 2, which protects the confidentiality of records relating to the identity, diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment of any patient records that are maintained in connection with the performance of any federally assisted program or activity relating to substance use disorder education, prevention, training, treatment, rehabilitation, or research. (Source: HSR Information Central)



Two-Time Olympian and Patient Champion Announces Collaboration with Air Medical Transport Provider Angel MedFlight

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Six-time Olympic gold medalist, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is announcing her 2018 collaboration with Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance. As a patient advocate for spinal cord injuries (SCI), Van Dyken-Rouen is teaming up with the medical transport provider to share her positive message with healthcare providers, critical care patients, and their families. Since her spinal cord injury in 2014, Van Dyken-Rouen has emerged as a powerful champion for the patient community she calls "differently-abled". Six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is collaborating with the Angel MedFlight team on patient advocacy initiatives. "I really believe my accident happened so that I can be an example of never giving up and always moving straight ahead," sa...



HealthSouth name change takes effect

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 20:33:39 +0100

HealthSouth has completed its planned name change to Encompass Health Corp. The Birmingham-based rehabilitation hospital leader's New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ticker symbol has officially changed to “EHC” from “HLS.”   “As Encompass Health, we will honor the legacy of our foundational businesses, HealthSouth Corporation and Encompass Home Health& Hospice, while continuing to advance our position as the leading provider of integrated post-acute care solutions in a rapidly changing … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Voices: 18 Years Into the New Millennium, Finding My Younger Self

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 13:00:12 +0100

None of my efforts to break old habits will add one day to my life, but I ’ m experiencing some of the passion I felt in the first 18 years of my life. (Source: NYT Health)

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Tanzania:Dar Makes Inroads in Burns Care Services

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:34:51 +0100

[Daily News] TANZANIA is making a vital and positive step in the health sector by improving the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of burns, thanks to the Burn Project undertaken by the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) and surrounding communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Beyond a politics of recrimination: scandal, ethics and the rehabilitation of violence - Johnson JM.

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:38:46 +0100

The practice of contemporary warfare seems to be plagued by scandal. It is often assumed that the act of bearing witness to these moments of ethical failure, in which the relationship between the martial and the ethical breaks down, plays an important role... (Source: SafetyLit)



Kessler Foundation awarded second Hearst Foundations Fellowship grant

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(Kessler Foundation) Kessler Foundation has been awarded a second two-year $150,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations to support a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in cognitive rehabilitation research. Through this funding, Kessler Foundation will train a new fellow using research tools and innovations created by Foundation scientists, while focusing on identifying and researching the next breakthrough in cognitive rehabilitation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Planning for a medical surge incident: is rehabilitation the missing link? - Vonderschmidt K.

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 08:44:29 +0100

This mixed methods study explored surge planning for patients who will need rehabilitative care after a mass casualty incident. Planning for a patient surge incident typically considers only prehospital and hospital care. However, in many cases, disaster p... (Source: SafetyLit)



Factors influencing the overall satisfaction in patients with severe brain injury with physiotherapy services during inpatient rehabilitation - Leung J, Fereday S, Sticpewich B, Stroud K.

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 08:44:29 +0100

OBJECTIVE: To determine what influences the satisfaction of rehabilitation inpatients and their relatives with physiotherapy after severe traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: A prospective purpose-designed survey of consecutive eligible patients dischar... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Metal free, full arch, fixed prosthesis for edentulous mandible rehabilitation on four implants

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0100

ConclusionA protocol for a fixed mandibular implant-prosthetic rehabilitation is described. The protocol contemplates a minimal invasive surgery and ensures predictable and safe results, with good aesthetic and performance combined to cost savings. In addition, this technique allows performing basic surgery also in presence of atrophy. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)



Spiritual criminology: the case of jewish criminology - Ronel N, Ben Yair Y.

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:18:01 +0100

Throughout the ages and in most cultures, spiritual and religious thinking have dealt extensively with offending (person against person and person against the Divine), the response to offending, and rehabilitation of offenders. Although modern criminology ... (Source: SafetyLit)



The "watchful eye of God": the role of religion in the rehabilitation and reentry of repentant Jewish prisoners - Morag M, Teman E.

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:18:01 +0100

Can participation in a religious rehabilitation program benefit a released prisoner's reentry into the community, and if so, how? Which elements of the religious worldview can be translated into tools for promoting desistance? Using a qualitative approach,... (Source: SafetyLit)



Insurance workers' and physiotherapists' perceptions of their roles in the management of workers with injuries in the Western Australian workers' compensation system - Beales DJ, Ruscoe GA, Mitchell T.

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:18:01 +0100

BACKGROUND: Insurance workers and physiotherapists are important stakeholders in the rehabilitation of workers with an injury and subsequent musculoskeletal pain. Understanding perceptions of roles may facilitate communication between these stakeholders. ... (Source: SafetyLit)



"VelaMente?!" - sailin in a crew to improve self-efficacy in people with psychosocial disabilities: a randomized controlled trial - Sancassiani F, Cocco A, Cossu G, Lorrai S, Trincas G, Floris F, Mellino G, Machado S, Nardi AE, Fabrici EP, Preti A, Carta MG.

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:18:01 +0100

This study aimed to assess the efficacy of a psychosocial rehabilitative intervention focused on sailin... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Botswana:Ministry of Health to Open Rehabilitation Centre

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:10:30 +0100

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Francistown City Council has signed a lease agreement with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to use Gerald Estates hostels as a rehabilitation centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Are you ready for new revisions to current procedural terminology (CPT) codes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS? 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor It's not too early to prepare for a MIPS audit MIPS reporting for 2017: What radiologists need to know Tips for imaging patients at rehabilitation facilities (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Humor-a rehabilitative tool in the post-intensive care of young adults with acquired brain injury - O'Reilly K.

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:02:45 +0100

PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to describe how paid carers use humor in providing compassionate post-intensive rehabilitation care to young adults with acquired brain injury (ABI) who are unable to perform or direct their own care. DESIGN: This ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Prediction of scar size in rats six months after burns based on early post-injury polarization-sensitive optical frequency domain imaging - Kravez E, Villiger M, Bouma B, Yarmush M, Yakhini Z, Golberg A.

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:02:45 +0100

Hypertrophic scars remain a major clinical problem in the rehabilitation of burn survivors and lead to physical, aesthetic, functional, psychological, and social stresses. Prediction of healing outcome and scar formation is critical for deciding on the bes... (Source: SafetyLit)



Osceola Regional Medical Center unveils latest piece of $50M expansion

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 22:38:59 +0100

Osceola Regional Medical Center just completed one major project, and has several more in the pipeline. After seeking approval for several years, Osceola Regional Medical Center finally opened its new $7.43 million, 28-bed Physical Rehabilitation Center on Dec. 19 — the first of its kind in the county. A team of 37 doctors, therapists, nurses and health professionals work in the unit, and Jessic a Cappa, program director of rehab services, said the hospital eventually may hire more therapists… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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Neurosexuality needs to be better addressed in patients with neurodisabilities

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(IOS Press) For people with brain disorders, whether from injury or disease, rehabilitation is a complex process. Neurosexuality is an emerging area of study and practice that focuses on the relationships between brain and sexual function in individuals with and without neurological disorders. Experts on the subject, reporting in NeuroRehabilitation, discuss how sexuality can affect neurorehabilitation in patients suffering from a range of conditions, from stroke and spinal cord injuries to sexual behavior in patients with dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Is This the Uber of Spine Surgery?

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:38:46 +0100

You could call it the Uber of spine surgery. Xenco Medical recently debuted a smartphone app to speed delivery of the company’s spinal implants and sterile, disposable surgical instruments to the operating room. The San Diego startup’s TraumaGPS app allows a surgeon to notify a Xenco technician of an upcoming procedure. The technician delivers a variety of the company’s implants and instruments, and works with the surgeon to determine which will be needed for a particular patient, explained Xenco founder and CEO Jason Haider. Sterilization of metal instruments can delay surgery for hours. “It’s a very cumbersome process and it’s very time-consuming for the hospitals,” Haider said. “The implants are carried on that tray for hundreds of procedures until that size is used. Eve...



Robotic device improves balance and gait in Parkinson's disease patients

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Sunil Agrawal, professor of mechanical engineering and of rehabilitation and regenerative medicine at Columbia Engineering, working with Movement Disorders faculty from the department of neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, find that a single session of perturbation-based training, using their Tethered Pelvic Assist Device, increased stability of patients during walking while exposed to unexpected perturbations. (Scientific Reports). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Humana, private equity firms reportedly in talks to buy Kindred Healthcare

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 19:33:13 +0100

Humana Inc. and two private equity firms are in advanced talks to acquire Kindred Healthcare Inc., The Wall Street Journal reports. If the deal is completed, Louisville, Kentucky-based Kindred (NYSE: KND) would be split up, according to the report. The private equity firms — Welsh Carson Anderson& Stowe and TPG — would take over Kindred's facility-focused business, which includes long-term acute-care hospitals and rehabilitation centers. Louisville-based Humana (NYSE: HUM) and the private… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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Semmes Murphey opens center in Oxford

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:49:06 +0100

A Memphis-based medical group and a local hospital system have partnered on a new neurology center in Oxford. Semmes Murphey Clinic (SMC) and Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. recently opened the Brain& Spine Network within the new Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi Office Building. The 80,000-square-foot building connects to the new Baptist hospital on Belk Drive and opened late last month. The network will offer the same neurological services, surgery, rehabilitation and neck and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



For stroke patients, rating scales predict discharge destination

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(Wolters Kluwer Health) Stroke survivors with higher scores on widely used outcome measures are more likely to be discharged home from the hospital, while those with lower scores are more likely to go to a rehabilitation or nursing care facility, reports a paper in the January issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Is your radiology group considering joining a virtual group to comply with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor It's not too early to prepare for a MIPS audit MIPS reporting for 2017: What radiologists need to know Tips for imaging patients at rehabilitation facilities CMS sheds light on plans for clinical decision support (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



The incidence of military training-related injuries in Chinese new recruits: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Hua W, Chen Q, Wan M, Lu J, Xiong L.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:12:10 +0100

INTRODUCTION: Training-related injuries are the main reason for disability, long-term rehabilitation, functional impairment and premature discharge from military service. The aim of this study was to identify the incidence of injuries in the training of Ch... (Source: SafetyLit)



Isaac ’s story: A ‘new normal’ with short bowel syndrome

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:00:32 +0100

It was the morning after their baby son Isaac had come home from the hospital, and Jennifer and Brian Campbell were performing the same sweet act of bonding as many new parents: giving him a bath in the sink. But as they maneuvered around the room, they suddenly realized something was very wrong. “I fell to the floor and started screaming and crying as formula shot out of his stomach,” remembers Jennifer. “I thought we’d broken him.” The reality, of course, was that the Campbells were simply adjusting to their new “normal” — something any parent of a medically complex child can understand. Isaac wasn’t a newborn. He had finally been discharged from the hospital after nine months. And his parents hadn’t hurt him. They’d just accidentally pulled out his gastrostomy (G-t...

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Pulmonary rehabilitation: Beyond breathing better

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:05:12 +0100

This is a supplementary report detailing the outcomes of the English cohort of patients included in the 2015 pulmonary rehabilitation clinical audit. The report provides key recommendations for patients, commissioners and ideas for future research. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:09:07 +0100

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 39-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF) Requirements. It provides the requirements for the Emergency Plan; Policies and Procedures; Communications Plan; Training and Testing; and Integrated Healthcare Systems. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Clinics, Rehabilitation Agencies, and Public Health Agency Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:09:07 +0100

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 38-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Clinics, Rehabilitation Agencies, and Public Health Agencies as providers of Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology Services Requirements. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Here & #039;s the Secret Behind Boston Scientific & #039;s New DBS Device

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:07:16 +0100

Unlike traditional deep brain stimulation (DBS) systems that are built from pacemaker technology, Boston Scientific's Vercise DBS is modeled from cochlear implant technology and the precise stimulation of auditory nerves it uses to replicate hearing. The device is now FDA approved for the treatment of Parkinson's disease symptoms, the company announced this week. "The cochlear implant technology, when you think about it, is really designed and engineered to precisely stimulate the auditory nerves to produce a sense of hearing," Maulik Nanavaty, a senior vice president at Boston Scientific and president of the company's neuromodulation business, told MD+DI. "It's not just listening to a certain tone, but if you're listening to music you can hear everything, not just a single tone." Nanava...



Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Compare Website - New Measures Added

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:38:54 +0100

This fact sheet contains information about the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) compare website that was refreshed with new quality measures added on December 12, 2017. (Source: HSR Information Central)

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The Checkup: Treating Anxiety in Children

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:00:01 +0100

Which child needs psychotherapy or medication: the parent-clinger, the dog-fearer or the school-avoider? (Source: NYT Health)