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How rehabilitation impacts research and care of patients with cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most common developmental movement disorders in children. (2020-08-03)
Exercise and PRP promising for shoulder pain in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury
''Conservative treatments that provide alternatives to surgery are needed for wheelchair users with spinal cord injury who have recalcitrant shoulder pain. (2020-07-29)
Putting the spring-cam back into stroke patients steps
A research group has developed a new, lightweight and motor-less device that can be easily attached to an ankle support device - otherwise known as an ankle foot orthosis (AFO). (2020-07-22)
Simple test helps to predict and prevent falls
Scientists have developed a simple clinical test that can assess the lower limb strength of patients to predict their risk of falls. (2020-07-20)
The five phases of pandemic care for primary care
The authors present a roadmap for necessary primary care practice transformations to care for patients and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-07-14)
A novel therapeutic target for recovery after stroke
IBS researchers have discovered a new mechanism to explain the effects of subcortical strokes and a new possible therapeutic approach. (2020-07-07)
A data treasure for gait analysis
The St. Pölten UAS and the Austrian general accident insurance institution AUVA have made one of the biggest data records for automated gait analysis worldwide openly accessible. (2020-06-30)
For cardiac rehab patients, in-home portable air cleaners lower fine-particle pollutant exposure
Using an in-home portable air cleaner (PAC) can significantly reduce exposure to fine-particle air pollutants -- a major risk factor for cardiovascular events in people with pre-existing heart disease, reports a pilot study in the July issue of Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. (2020-06-30)
Tennis: Losers move their heads more often than winners
Those sudden tantrums displayed on court by former US tennis player John McEnroe are legendary - but so too are those of Nick Kyrgios, Alexander Zverev, Serena Williams and Co. (2020-06-29)
Experts analyze options for treating multiple sclerosis-related cognitive impairment
'Evidence suggests that cognitive rehabilitation is effective in MS-related cognitive dysfunction, and may confer long-lasting effects,' said Dr. (2020-06-16)
Many children in intensive care may not be getting rehabilitation therapy, study shows
Adult patients in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) are often given rehabilitation therapy and urged to keep mobile from an early point in their hospital stays. (2020-06-11)
Health services should learn long-term lessons of earlier coronavirus outbreaks
Patients recovering from COVID-19 could suffer significant long-term effects, according to research into the experiences of people hospitalised by previous coronavirus outbreaks. (2020-06-09)
UTEP study examines COVID-19 stress, coping strategies, and well-being
Emre Umucu, Ph.D., assistant professor of rehabilitation counseling, and Beatrice Lee, an incoming rehabilitation counseling faculty member, examined the perceived stress levels and coping mechanisms related to COVID-19, and how coping affects well-being in people with self-reported chronic conditions and disabilities. (2020-05-29)
Is pulmonary rehab after hospitalization for COPD associated with better survival?
Claims data for nearly 200,000 Medicare patients were used to examine the association between starting pulmonary rehabilitation within 90 days of being hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and survival after one year. (2020-05-12)
After a heart attack, physical activity makes you feel better
Heart attack patients who take part in a lifestyle improvement program feel better -- especially when they do additional physical activity. (2020-04-24)
Spinal cord injury increases risk for mental health disorders
A new study finds adults with traumatic spinal cord injury are at an increased risk of developing mental health disorders and secondary chronic diseases compared to adults without the condition. (2020-04-21)
Neuropsychological and psychological methods are essential
Clinical neuropsychology and psychology have evolved as diagnostic and treatment-oriented disciplines necessary for individuals with neurological, psychiatric, and medical conditions. (2020-04-08)
Successful online management of COVID-19 infection
A team of researchers in Wuhan, China have developed a multidisciplinary self-managed home quarantine method that was effective in controlling the source of COVID-19 infection and was useful in alleviating the shortage of medical resources. (2020-04-07)
Female physicians drive unfunded research on pay disparity
Physician gender pay gaps continue to persist in the US despite an impressive body of research spanning more than 25 years. (2020-03-26)
Poor physical health a barrier for job seekers with serious mental illness
People with serious mental illness believe their physical health problems rather than psychological health make it difficult for them to find jobs, according to a Rutgers study. (2020-03-12)
Modern women with heart disease need flexible lifestyle programs
Women with heart disease today need flexible options for lifestyle programs that fit their busy schedules. (2020-03-07)
Heart attack patients who follow more guidelines live longer
Patients who followed more medical advice after a heart attack were more likely to survive years after their heart attack. (2020-03-05)
Study finds music therapy helps stroke patients
New research has found that music therapy sessions have a positive effect on the neurorehabilitation of acute stroke patients, as well as their mood. (2020-03-05)
NUS-led study suggests mangrove forests provide cause for conservation optimism, for now
An international team of researchers led by Associate Professor Daniel Friess and Dr Erik Yando of the National University of Singapore has found that globally, mangrove loss rates have reduced by almost an order of magnitude between the late 20th and early 21st century -- from what was previously estimated at one to three per cent per year, to about 0.3 to 0.6 per cent per year, thanks in large part to successful mangrove conservation efforts. (2020-02-25)
New study shows vision rehab treatment effective for stroke and injury related blindness
Jose Romano, Chief of the Stroke Division at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, co-authored a recently published international study that shows that visual rehabilitation is effective for patients who have suffered vision loss related to stroke or traumatic brain injury. (2020-02-24)
Spanish modified Story Memory Technique efficacious for Mexicans with multiple sclerosis
Researchers adapted the English language Kessler Foundation modified Story Memory Technique into Spanish. (2020-02-19)
Supervisors share effective ways to include people with disabilities in the workplace
Among the 201 7 survey's findings were processes that were effective, but underutilized by organizations, according to Dr. (2020-02-07)
Movement study could be significant in helping understand brain rehabilitation
Researchers from the University of Plymouth (UK) and Technical University of Munich (Germany) say their study could be particularly important for those working in rehabilitation and helping people to recover after neurological conditions. (2020-01-30)
Study finds association between therapy time, length of stay after hip fracture surgery
Researchers in the George Washington University Advanced Metrics Lab found that a hip fracture patient's length of stay in a rehabilitation facility has a greater impact on functional independence than therapy time per day (2020-01-27)
Most rehabilitating sea turtles with infectious tumors don't survive
Fibropapillomatosis (FP) is the most significant infectious disease affecting sea turtle populations worldwide. (2020-01-22)
Brain activity patterns linked with improved learning and memory in multiple sclerosis
'The decreased brain activation seen in this study may be a sign of more efficient processing after treatment,' said Dr. (2020-01-20)
Virtual physical therapy after knee replacement brings similar outcomes, lower costs
A virtual system for in-home physical therapy (PT) provides good outcomes for patients undergoing rehabilitation following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) -- with lower costs than traditional in-person PT, reports a study in the Jan. (2020-01-16)
Only 1 in 4 Medicare patients participate in cardiac rehabilitation
Only about 24% of Medicare patients who could receive outpatient cardiac rehabilitation participate in the program. (2020-01-14)
A conversation could be the answer to successful rehabilitation of prisoners
Researchers have found people on the brink of release from a prison sentence have lost any sense of being connected to the outside world and, as a result, become prejudiced towards wider society. (2020-01-09)
Robotic trunk support assists those with spinal cord injury
A Columbia Engineering team has invented a robotic device -- the Trunk-Support Trainer (TruST) -- that can be used to assist and train people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) to sit more stably by improving their trunk control, and thus gain an expanded active sitting workspace without falling over or using their hands to balance. (2020-01-05)
Individualized physical therapy reduces incontinence, pain in men after prostate surgery
For decades, therapy to strengthen pelvic muscles has been the standard treatment for men dealing with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery. (2019-12-30)
Prospective memory key to performance of everyday life activities in multiple sclerosis
'Poor prospective memory hinders the ability to perform a broad range of everyday life activities, which undermines individuals' independence,' noted Dr. (2019-12-20)
Researchers explore factors affecting money management skills in multiple sclerosis
The association of money management difficulties with depressive symptomatology is a new finding, according to Dr. (2019-12-16)
Stretchy and squeezy soft sensors one step closer thanks to new bonding method
Imperial College London bioengineers have found a way to create stretchy and squeezy soft sensing devices by bonding rubber to electrical components. (2019-12-10)
PET scans show Transcendental Meditation with cardiac rehabilitation increases blood flow to the heart
Study finds coronary heart disease (CHD) patients who include Transcendental Meditation (TM) with cardiac rehabilitation (CR) increased blood flow to the heart by 20.7%. (2019-12-05)
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