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Keeping a Practice Compliant for Deaf Patients

What do you have to know about ensuring your practice is following the rules of the Practice Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act?
Source: Physicians Practice - Category: Practice Management Authors: Tags: Blog Managers Administrators Law & Malpractice Compliance Source Type: news

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Conclusion: Our cohort demonstrated that the second CI showed comparable results to the first CI when implanted before 3.5 years, suggesting that optimal periods for the first CI and the second CI are same. However, the sensitive period (12–13 yr) for the second CI with good scores (≥80%) was much longer than that (7 yr) of the first CI, suggesting that the first CI prolongs the sensitive period for the second CI. The second CI should be implanted early, but considered even at a later age.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Cochlear Implants Source Type: research
Research on the unique experiences of deaf people is rare, and limited information exists regarding the nature and extent of violence against this population. Existing scholarship highlights the increased vulnerabilities of deaf individuals; however, there...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news
Conclusions: This study suggests that significant differences exist between SCAT3 baseline section scores for footballers with and without disability. Concussion consensus guidelines should recognize these differences and produce guidelines that are specific for the growing number of athletes living with disability.
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Prospect of a new class of therapies that could transform future treatment of genetic hearing loss, at the root of nearly half of all cases of deafnessDeafness has been prevented in mice using gene editing for the first time, in an advance that could transform future treatment of genetic hearing loss.The study found that a single injection of a gene editing cocktail prevented progressive deafness in baby animals that were destined to lose their hearing.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Genetics Deafness and hearing impairment Science Health Disability Biology Society Source Type: news
AbstractHealth information about inherited forms of cancer and the role of family history in cancer risk for the American Sign Language (ASL) Deaf community, a linguistic and cultural community, needs improvement. Cancer genetic education materials available in English print format are not accessible for many sign language users because English is not their native or primary language. Per Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, the level of literacy for printed health education materials should not be higher than 6th grade level (~  11 to 12 years old), and even with this recommendation, prin...
Source: Journal of Genetic Counseling - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Objective3‐Methylglutaconic aciduria, dystonia–deafness, hepatopathy, encephalopathy, Leigh‐like syndrome (MEGDHEL) syndrome is caused by biallelic variants in SERAC1. MethodsThis multicenter study addressed the course of disease for each organ system. Metabolic, neuroradiological, and genetic findings are reported. ResultsSixty‐seven individuals (39 previously unreported) from 59 families were included (age range = 5 days–33.4 years, median age = 9 years). A total of 41 different SERAC1 variants were identified, including 20 that have not been reported before. With the excepti...
Source: Annals of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Unbalanced translocations involving X and Y chromosomes are rare and associated with a contiguous gene syndrome. The clinical phenotype is heterogeneous including mainly short stature, chondrodysplasia punctata, ichthyosis, hypogonadism, and intellectual disability. Here, we report 2 brothers with peculiar gestalt, short stature, and hearing loss, who harbor an X/Y translocation. Physical examination, brainstem acoustic potential evaluation, bone age, hormonal assessment, and X-ray investigations were performed. Because of their dysmorphic features, karyotyping, FISH, and aCGH were carried out. The probands had short statu...
Source: Cytogenetic and Genome Research - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Unbalanced translocations involving X and Y chromosomes are rare and associated with a contiguous gene syndrome. The clinical phenotype is heterogeneous including mainly short stature, chondrodysplasia punctata, ichthyosis, hypogonadism, and intellectual disability. Here, we report 2 brothers with peculiar gestalt, short stature, and hearing loss, who harbor an X/Y translocation. Physical examination, brainstem acoustic potential evaluation, bone age, hormonal assessment, and X-ray investigations were performed. Because of their dysmorphic features, karyotyping, FISH, and aCGH were carried out. The probands had short statu...
Source: Cytogenetic and Genome Research - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Conclusion: As an initial effort at integrating personality psychology and disability studies, this paper sought to approach this task by privileging ethical representation over generalizability. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Journal of Personality - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research
We describe heterozygous ACTB deletions and nonsense and frameshift mutations in 33 individuals with developmental delay, apparent intellectual disability, increased frequency of internal organ malformations (including t hose of the heart and the renal tract), growth retardation, and a recognizable facial gestalt (interrupted wavy eyebrows, dense eyelashes, wide nose, wide mouth, and a prominent chin) that is distinct from characteristics of individuals with BRWS.
Source: The American Journal of Human Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Report Source Type: research
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