Job Opportunity: DIRECTOR Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute Elkins Park, PA

The Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI)invites inquiries, applications and nominations for the position of Director.MRRI is an internationally recognized research institute dedicated to three focus areas: Cognitive neuroscience and cognitive rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury treatments and outcomes, and movement sciences and mobility rehabilitation. MRRI shares the health campus with MossRehab and Einstein Medical Center at Elkins Park, PA. MRRI and MossRehab are part of the larger Einstein Healthcare Network. This is an outstanding leadership opportunity to substantially build upon a world-class, highly collaborative research institute devoted to improving the lives of individuals with neurological disabilities, as well as the opportunity to impact neurorehabilitation science. After stable and productive leadership under the two co-founders, MRRI now seeks a dynamic leader with a national research reputation to guide MRRI ’s growth and development as a regional, national and international leader in cognitive neuroscience and rehabilitation research. The next Director will partner with the Associate Director, the MRRI Advisory Board, current institute scientists and MossRehab leadership and will ideally continue to enhance clinical integration through multidisciplinary collaborations. Important goals for the new Director will be to raise the national and international profile, build and enhance local university partnerships and stengthen an...
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CONCLUSIONS: Subcortical gray-matter structures are involved in the neurodegenerative process of ALS before cognitive impairment becomes evident. PMID: 33029965 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research
Conclusion: It appears that the knee OA pain and disability can be decreased after a dual-frequency LLLT applied to acupoints (SP9, SP10, and EX-LE2). The clinical efficacy of LLLT is highly related to the therapeutic settings of the laser apparatus; hence, more clinical trials with diffident parameter settings are needed to be further clarified. PMID: 33029170 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Frailty and falls are the main causes of morbidity and disability in elderly people. The Timed Up-and-Go (TUG) test has been proposed as an appropriate method for evaluating elderly individuals' risk of falling. To analyze the TUG's potential for falls pre...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Falls in later life that require admission to hospital have well-established consequences for future disability and health. The likelihood and severity of a fall will result from the presence of one or more risk factors. The aim of this study i...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Publication date: November 2020Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 71Author(s): Angelle Cook
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Intra-articular distal radius fractures in skeletally immature patients have a considerably higher rate of physeal growth arrest than extra-articular physeal fractures. Following acute management aimed at restoring and preserving anatomic physeal and articular alignment, follow-up radiographs should be obtained to evaluate for physeal arrest in skeletally immature children. Patients and families should be counseled regarding the high rate of growth disturbance and the potential need for deformity correction in the future, particularly in younger children. Level of Evidence: IV—case series.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trauma Upper Extremity Source Type: research
Conclusions: Distal femoral physeal bar resection combined with tension-band hemiepiphysiodesis provides a viable option for the correction of angular deformities associated with physeal arrest. Longer follow-up is required to evaluate future growth of the distal femoral physis after this combined procedure. Level of Evidence: Level IV—therapeutic study.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Knee Source Type: research
Background: Bilateral hip reconstructions with osteotomies are commonly required in patients with severe cerebral palsy (CP) and dysplasia. These procedures can be performed by staging each hip surgery, separated by weeks to months, or by addressing both hips in a single-event surgery. The optimal timing of such surgery is yet to be determined. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively compare major complications between the staged and single-event approaches. Methods: Medical records of patients who underwent bilateral hip osteotomies, with at least one side including a pelvic osteotomy, were retrospectively r...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Cerebral Palsy Source Type: research
Study Design. A prospective study of patients originally randomized to total disc replacement (TDR) or multidisciplinary rehabilitation. Objective. To assess the long-term development of facet arthropathy (FA) after TDR versus nonoperative treatment, and to analyze the association between FA and clinical outcome. Summary of Background Data. FA may appear or increase following TDR, but the natural course of FA is unclear, and no previous study has evaluated the long-term development of FA following TDR compared with nonoperative treatment. Methods. The study included 126 patients with chronic low back pain and de...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: RANDOMIZED TRIAL Source Type: research
Study Design. Retrospective cohort study. Objective. The goal of the present study was to determine whether neck pain responds differently to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) between patients with cervical radiculopathy and/or cervical myelopathy. Summary of Background Data. Many patients who undergo ACDF because of radiculopathy/myelopathy also complain of neck pain. However, no studies have compared the response of significant neck pain to ACDF. Methods. Patients undergoing one to three-level primary ACDF for radiculopathy and/or myelopathy with significant (Visual Analogue Scale [VAS] ≥ 3) ne...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research
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