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Disability retirement among university public servants: epidemiological profile and causes.

CONCLUSION: The epidemiological profile showed a higher frequency of female, married/stable marital status, aged between 51 and 60 years and up to 12 years of schooling. Chronic degenerative diseases were predominant among the causes for disability pensions. PMID: 29412285 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research

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This article reviews considerations for oral health care associated with the most common causes of mortality and morbidity in older adults. Many of these diseases result in functional or cognitive impairments that must be considered in treatment planning to ensure appropriate, safe, and effective care for patients. Many of these considerations parallel those of adults who have lived with developmental disabilities over a lifetime and similar principles can be applied. Systemic diseases, conditions, and their treatments can pose significant risks to oral health, which requires prevention, treatment, and advocacy for oral he...
Source: Dental Clinics of North America - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Over half of children diagnosed with LGG survive>20 years after RT; this report reveals the chronicity of toxicity beyond the typically reported follow-up. Our findings inform the therapeutic ratio of RT in this disease and may help guide late-effect screening recommendations.
Source: American Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Original Articles: Central Nervous System Source Type: research
ConclusionsInsight and maladaptive coping are potential targets in the treatment of anxiety and depression among YA with ID. Longitudinal intervention studies exploring the efficacy of such targeted programmes in reducing mental health symptoms and improving the transition to adulthood for these young people are recommended.
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research - Category: Disability Authors: Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) would see roughly flat funding if the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request were enacted as proposed. The White House has requested $34.8 billion for NIH, approximately $2 billion below the 2018 enacted appropriation. Late adjustments to the budget reversed an originally proposed 27 percent cut to NIH. The FY 2019 budget for NIH is slated to increase only slightly by $538 million over 2017 levels because it would absorb three agencies under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that fund research on healthcare quality, occupational health, and disabiliti...
Source: Public Policy Reports - Category: Biology Authors: Source Type: news
Donovan Fornwalt is CEO, The Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - Category: American Health Source Type: news
AbstractData regarding multiple sclerosis (MS) course in North Africans are scarce and mainly retrospective. To prospectively assess disability progression of multiple sclerosis in Tunisia. Analysis was performed in 600 patients from the MS database of the Mongi Ben Hmida National Institute of Neurology (Tunis, Tunisia), prospectively recorded over a 10-year period. Two MS phases were defined: phase 1, from MS clinical onset to Disability Status Scale (DSS) 3; and phase 2, from DSS 3 to DSS 6. Median durations of both phases and median ages at DSS 3 and DSS 6 were estimated using the Kaplan –Meier method. Median ages...
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
We describe a 41-year-old patient with non-syndromic, slowly progressive, early-onset ataxia. Targeted next-generation sequencing identified a novel c.180  T >  G (p.Ile60Met) missense homozygous mutation. The mutated residue Ile60Met likely impairs phosphatidylinositol 4, 5-bisphosphate (PIP2) binding which is known to play an essential role in channel gating. Our study expands the clinical and mutational spectrum ofKCNJ10-related disorders and suggests that screening of this gene should be implemented in patients with early-onset ataxia, with or without syndromic features.
Source: The Cerebellum - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
We examined whether specific benefits (employer‐based health insurance, paid sick leave, extended sick leave, unpaid time off, disability benefits) are associated with job retention after diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer. In 2011–14, we surveyed patients with Stage III colorectal cancer from two representative SEER registries. The final sample was 1301 patients (68% survey response rate). For this study, we excluded 735 respondents who were not employed and 20 with unknown employment status. The final analytic sample included 546 respondents. Job retention in the year following diagnosis was assessed, a...
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Publication date: 21 February 2018 Source:The Lancet, Volume 391, Supplement 2 Author(s): Amir Abukaresh, Rami Al-Abadlah, Bettina Böttcher, Khamis El-Essi Background In the 2014 Palestinian annual health report, cerebrovascular accident was ranked as the third leading cause of death in the occupied Palestinian territory. Cerebrovascular accident is also one the most common causes of disability worldwide. Good management decreases mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to assess the current management of patients with ischaemic stroke at the Al-Shifa Hospital and to compare this with international guideli...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractThe military ’s primary mission is to prevent, fight, and win wars. A critical key to its success is the military’s dual mission of force health protection that translates to preventing and treating the physical and psychological wounds of war in order topreserve the fighting force. To accomplish both missions, the military relies extensively on documenting its lessons learned to build upon its successes and prevent avoidable disasters caused by repeating its failures. The military ’s commitment to learning battlefield lessons are directly responsible for unparalleled technological and medical, li...
Source: Psychological Injury and Law - Category: Medical Law Source Type: research
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