Rushed visits are devastating for the caring and the cared for, says UNISON
Commenting on research published today (Thursday) by disability charity Leonard Cheshire, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Rushed visits cause much distress to elderly and disabled people, and unnecessary stress to the care workers trying to look after them. “Government imposed cuts have left cash-strapped councils often forced to commission care at bargain basement rates. As a result, employers are cramming care workers’ rotas with so many visits they rarely have time for a chat with the people they’re caring for. For the lonely – whose only contact with the outside world might be their care worker – hurried, excessively short visits can be devastating. “Some care workers report being allocated just a single minute for a visit. This is an obscene way to treat the most vulnerable people in our communities. The government must get to grips with the growing care scandal now.” UNISON media contacts: Liz Chinchen T: 020 7121 5463 M: 07778 158175 E: email@example.com The article Rushed visits are devastating for the caring and the cared for, says UNISON first appeared on the UNISON National site.
CONCLUSION: Neurological function negatively correlated with the metabolism of oxygen. It was possible that changes in brain networks increased the neuronal activity in the undamaged areas and that the increased activity compensated for the function decline. PMID: 30010427 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
DiscussionTwelve cases of mesenchymal tumor of the ethmoid sinus associated with oncogenic osteomalacia have been reported to date. FGF-23 assay and whole-body MRI with STIR sequence are useful for the diagnosis. A very favorable outcome is observed after surgical treatment in the majority of cases.
AbstractBackgroundTwo phase III trials have demonstrated the clinical and radiological efficacy of delayed-release dimethyl fumarate (DMF) in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). However, data on its safety and effectiveness in real-world practice are still limited.ObjectivesThe aim of our study was to explore the safety and tolerability profile of DMF in RRMS. We also tried to identify individual variables associated with better clinical and radiological outcomes.MethodsWe collected the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data of patients with RRMS who started DMF between 2012 and 2017 in seven MS clin...
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CONCLUSION: The mothers in the present study had unclear job descriptions, they often worked more than full-time, and had low occupational balance. SIGNIFICANCE: Occupational therapists could improve the HC assistants' work place focusing on the physical and psycho-social work environment as well as on their occupational balance. PMID: 29983089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This article summarizes the degenerative processes that affect the adult spine and the treatment options available.
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2018Source: Biologically Inspired Cognitive ArchitecturesAuthor(s): Debashis Das Chakladar, Sanjay ChakrabortyAbstractBrain-Computer Interfacing(BCI) helps physically disabled people to control multidimensional cursor movement in a real-life scenario. Noninvasive BCI techniques play a major role for this purpose. In this paper, we have proposed three algorithms of cursor movement using three well-known clustering methods (Minimum distance, DB-Scan and Gaussian Mixture Model). These proposed techniques are generally tested on motor imagery EEG data. We have performed multi-target b...
Conclusionhaemorrhagic CVA constitutes a larger percentage of stroke subtypes on this side of the globe effecting poor to lower middle class. Proper strategy to prevent and treat haemorrhagic CVA in this part of the world is the need of the hour.
Authors: Avesani R, Dambruoso F, Scandola M, Formisano R, De Tanti A, Ferro S, Smania N, Roncari L, Rossato E Abstract Recent studies on recovery of consciousness of subjects in a vegetative state (VS) admitted to rehabilitation units have focused mainly on the identification of prognostic factors, whereas few studies have focused on outcome. The aim of this study was to compare demographic and clinical data and report functional outcome of patients in a VS due to severe acquired brain injury (ABI) of different aetiologies. The study was a retrospective multicentre cohort study and involved 492 patients in a VS due...
ConclusionCT should be routinely obtained to recognize the possible extends to the surrounding structures. SCJ resection can result in satisfactory clinical results and should be considered in cases of extended infections including the surrounding structures. Empiric antibiotic coverage should contain cephalosporin or extended-spectrum penicillin. Inappropriate or less-invasive surgical procedures may cause recurrencent infections, especially in cases of osteomyelitis.