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Heart Attack Rehabilitation Needs To Be More Comprehensive
Adherence to guidelines suggesting that cardiac patients should receive tailor-made rehabilitation programmes is poor, say Professor Robert Lewin et al from the Institute of Rehabilitation at the University of Hull and those responsible for commissioning this service should ensure that it is adequately resourced to allow the appropriate care to be administered. (1998-04-30)

Study reveals racial differences in the use of rehabilitation services
In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of 6,309 community-dwelling Medicare enrollees (1,276 of whom reported receiving rehabilitation services in the previous 12 months), the likelihood of receiving rehabilitation services was 1.4-times greater in whites than in blacks. (2017-11-08)

Rehabilitation improves the prognosis of serious heart disease
Rehabilitation is recommended for many patients following a hospital stay for acute heart disease. In a recent original article in Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, Axel Schlitt et al. show that this improves prognosis for heart disease and can thus reduce patient mortality. (2015-08-26)

Georgia State faculty awarded $750,000 grant to train rehabilitation counselors
Three faculty members in the College of Education's Department of Counseling and Psychological Services have been awarded a five-year, $750,000 grant from the US Department of Education's Rehabilitation Services Administration to prepare rehabilitation counselors to work with people with mental illness. (2014-11-10)

Sex and race disparities in cardiovascular health could be reduced
Substantial sex and racial gaps exist for cardiac rehabilitation referral at hospital discharge, especially among females, African-Americans, Hispanic and Asian patients leading to less favorable outcomes and/or survival rates. (2018-04-10)

Surgery no better than rehabilitation for low back pain
Surgery for chronic low back pain is no better than intensive rehabilitation and is unlikely to be a cost-effective use of scarce healthcare resources, show two studies published online by the BMJ today. (2005-05-22)

Sports rehabilitation and injury prevention
From the treatment table to the pitch, (2010-04-01)

Patients with balance disorders benefit from integrative therapy
Over the last 25 years, intensive efforts by physicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists have developed integrative rehabilitation regimens that can alleviate balance disorders associated with neurological disease, trauma or weightlessness. A special issue of NeuroRehabilitation: An Interdisciplinary Journal provides an up-to-date review of the underlying scientific principles and latest clinical advances in the treatment of vestibular problems commonly encountered in neurorehabilitation. The journal is celebrating its 20th anniversary of publication this year. (2011-11-28)

Dementia: The right to rehabilitation
Rehabilitation is important for people with dementia as it is for people with physical disabilities, according to a leading dementia expert. (2017-03-28)

Using 'smart fluids' to retrain muscles
Smart fluids, which react by changing consistency in the presence of electricity, could herald a new era in physical rehabilitation. (2004-05-21)

New scale predicts recovery of consciousness from coma after brain injury
A Northwestern University researcher has developed the first truly reliable measure of neurobehavioral functioning during coma from severe brain injury that predicts recovery of consciousness up to one year after injury, with up to 86 percent certainty. (2005-03-09)

The 1st International Conference on Neurorehabilitation to be held in Toledo, Spain
Researchers and students from the fields of Clinical Rehabilitation, Applied Neurophysiology and Biomedical Engineering will meet Nov. 14-16, 2012, in Toledo, Spain, for the first International Conference on Neurorehabilitation, Converging Clinical and Engineering Research. Attendees will have the chance to promote, feed and encourage a global shift in therapy. (2012-06-25)

Boosting the ability of the brain to regain function after a stroke
Following a stroke, application of a drug that enhances neural plasticity during rehabilitation resulted in improved recovery of motor function, a new study in mice and monkeys reports. (2018-04-05)

Scott & White Healthcare's cardiac rehabilitation program receives certification
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Scott & White Healthcare in Temple has received accreditation from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. (2010-11-23)

Cultural differences may impact neurologic and psychiatric rehabilitation of Spanish speakers
The number of people with neurological and psychiatric disorders in Spanish-speaking countries has increased over the past two decades. The February issue of NeuroRehabilitation assesses important factors that should be considered in rehabilitating Spanish-speaking individuals suffering from these disorders. (2012-03-09)

Mayo Clinic researchers: Improvement of mood associated with improved brain injury outcomes
Mayo Clinic researchers found that improvement of mood over the course of post-acute brain rehabilitation is associated with increased participation in day-to-day activities, independent living, and ability to work after rehabilitation is complete. (2013-11-25)

African-Americans with COPD appear less likely to use pulmonary rehab
African-American patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are less likely to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation programs than white patients, even when there are programs nearby. (2019-05-21)

Compared to home-based program, in-patient rehab following knee replacement does not improve mobility
Among patients with osteoarthritis undergoing total knee replacement and who have not experienced a significant early complication, the use of inpatient rehabilitation compared with a monitored home-based program did not improve mobility at 26 weeks after surgery, according to a study appearing in the March 14 issue of JAMA. (2017-03-14)

Advanced cancer patients can benefit from programs combining exercise, nutrition
Patients with advanced cancer can benefit from a rehabilitation program combining exercise, nutritional counselling and symptom control, according to an evidence review in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Palliative care programs should be expanded to include these elements and should be available to patients from diagnosis. (2014-07-21)

Strong social support is related to shorter stay in inpatient rehab after hospitalization
A recent study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston showed that patients with strong social support from family and friends spend less time in an inpatient rehabilitation facility. 'Without the social support of family and friends, patients take longer to return home to the community. We believe that support from loved ones may lead to better recovery and better quality of life,' said lead author Zakkoyya Lewis. (2016-09-07)

UTHealth's Gerard Francisco to be honored by physical medicine academy
Gerard E. Francisco, M.D., chairman of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School and chief medical officer at TIRR Memorial Hermann, will be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Oct. 1-4 in Boston. (2015-08-24)

Home is best for cardiac rehabilitation
Researchers from the NHS in Cornwall, the Peninsula Medical School, the Agency for Health Technology Assessment in Warsaw and the University of Birmingham have analyzed 12 studies relating to cardiac rehabilitation and found no difference in health outcomes for patients who receive cardiac rehabilitation in a clinical setting or at home. (2010-01-19)

Longer cardiac rehab programs necessary, says U of T study
Although three months are often prescribed for cardiac rehabilitation, it takes nine months for patients to reach peak improvement, say researchers from the University of Toronto. The study, published in the December issue of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, found a 52-week rehabilitation program that combined supervised and unsupervised exercise sessions was effective in improving both physical and mental health, with the peak occurring at 38 weeks (nine months). (2005-01-27)

New guidance on how cardiac patients with diabetes can exercise more safely
Cardiac patients who also have diabetes will be able to do their rehabilitation exercises more safely, thanks to the world's first guidance on the subject, which has been published by international experts including a Swansea University academic. The guidance will be a crucial resource for healthcare professionals, so they can help the growing number of cardiac rehabilitation patients who also have diabetes. (2021-02-04)

Women have problems sticking to cardiac rehab programs
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of disability globally. Participation in cardiac rehabilitation programs is associated with significantly lower death, but evidence suggests that women are significantly less likely to stick to a cardiac rehabilitation program than men, according to investigators writing in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. (2016-04-27)

Fear of movement a common problem among patients with coronary artery disease
A doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has found that one out of five patients with coronary artery disease experience such a great fear of movement (kinesiophobia) that their health may suffer as a result. (2012-11-23)

Increasing need for rehabilitation for eye disease
Visual rehabilitation will continue to increase in importance in the near future, particularly because the number of older patients is rising. Susanne Trauzettel-Klosinski summarizes the present state of knowledge in the current issue of the Deutsches Aerzteblatt International. (2012-01-11)

Conclusions on brain-machine interfaces for communication and rehabilitation
In the journal Nature Reviews Neurology the researcher Ander Ramos of Tecnalia together with Niel Birbaumer, lecturer at the University of Tübingen, have expounded how brain-machine interfaces use brain activity to control external devices, thus enabling seriously disabled patients to interact with the environment. (2016-10-04)

Home-based exercise as rehabiltation
Home-based high-intensity exercise for rehabilitation after cardiovascular disease can be effective, even if patients work out without expensive exercise monitoring machines, new research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has shown. (2013-12-05)

BMC selected spinal cord injury model system site by NIDRR
The New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center at Boston Medical Center has been selected as a Spinal Cord Injury Model System by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. (2011-10-27)

Circadian light may relieve depressive symptoms in stroke rehab patients
Circadian lighting should be considered as part of rehabilitation unit environments, researchers said. (2017-02-22)

Cardiac rehabilitation improves heart rate recovery, boosts survival
Cardiac rehabilitation improves the heart's ability to return to a normal rate after exercise. Heart disease patients with normal heart rate recovery live longer than those with slow heart rate recovery. (2011-09-26)

Changes in motor function in the unaffected hand of stroke patients should not be ignored
Changes in motor function in the unaffected hand of stroke patients should not be ignored. (2014-08-11)

Hospital-based smoking cessation program after heart attack adds to success
Hospital-based smoking cessation programs, along with referrals to cardiac rehabilitation, appear to be associated with increased rates of quitting smoking following heart attack, according to a report in the Oct. 13, 2008, issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2008-10-13)

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)

Dynamic reorganization of brain circuit with post-stroke rehabilitation
Nagoya City University researchers have revealed an interaction between cortico-brainstem pathways during training-induced recovery in stroke model rats. The researchers demonstrated that the rapid compensatory recruitment of the cortex-to-brainstem pathways occurred when other responsible motor circuits failed to function. This dynamic recruitment of the cortex-to-brainstem pathways is a key factor for functional recovery in intensive rehabilitation after stroke. (2019-09-11)

Alberta's older injured workers at disadvantage in returning to jobs
University of Alberta team finds workers over age of 65 less likely to be offered rehabilitation, modified work duties despite greater risk for severe injury than younger employees. (2015-04-30)

USC awareded $12.4 million to spearhead stroke survivors rehabilitation project
The University of Southern California is taking the lead to address rehabilitation therapy and how it can improve the quality of life for stroke survivors. (2008-06-06)

Link between intensive post-stroke rehabilitation and recovery demonstrated in rats
National Institute for Physiological Sciences and Nagoya City University researchers prove causal relationship between rehabilitation-induced change of brain circuits and functional recovery through forced limb use in rats with stroke, providing crucial information for devising better rehabilitation methods. (2016-02-18)

New evaluation tool reliably predicts recovery from coma
A Department of Veterans Affairs and Northwestern University researcher has developed the first reliable measure of neurobehavioral functioning that will help physicians predict the likelihood of a patient recovering consciousness during coma from severe brain injury within the first year of injury--with up to 86 percent certainty. (2005-03-25)

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