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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Abstract Although limb –girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD) can cause permanent disability, to date there are no studies that examined quality of life (QoL) in these patients. Our aim was to evaluate QoL in patients with LGMD, and to identify the most significant predictors of QoL. The study comprised 46 patients with di agnosis of limb–girdle muscular weakness. QoL in patients was evaluated using two scales—SF-36 questionnaire and the Individualized Neuromuscular Quality of Life questionnaire (INQoL). Following scales were also applied: Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Hamilton Scale for Depression (HamD...
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract The purpose of this meta-analysis was to summarize single-case intervention studies in which Functional Communication Training (FCT) involving augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) was implemented in school settings. Overall, the findings suggest that FCT involving AAC was effective in reducing challenging behaviour and promoting aided or unaided AAC use among participants with disability. FCT was more effective for the participants who engaged in less severe forms of challenging behaviour prior to intervention. Additionally, FCT was more effective when informed by a descriptive functional beha...
Source: Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Augment Altern Commun Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2018 Source:Pharmacology & Therapeutics Author(s): Zhenhua Zhou, Jianfei Lu, Wen-Wu Liu, Anatol Manaenko, Xianhua Hou, Qiyong Mei, Jun-Long Huang, Jiping Tang, John H. Zhang, Honghong Yao, Qin Hu Stroke occurs when a cerebral blood vessel is blocked or ruptured, and it is the major cause of death and adult disability worldwide. Various pharmacological agents have been developed for the treatment of stroke either through interrupting the molecular pathways leading to neuronal death or enhancing neuronal survival and regeneration. Except for rtPA, few of these agents have succee...
Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018 Source:The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Volume 180 Author(s): Andreia Bettencourt, Daniela Boleixa, Henrique Reguengo, Raquel Samões, Ernestina Santos, José Carlos Oliveira, Berta Silva, Paulo Pinho Costa, Ana Martins da Silva Increasing evidence has shown that individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) have lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels compared to healthy controls. There is no information regarding 25(OH)D levels and MS in Portugal. Therefore the aim of the current study was to examine the levels of 25(OH)D in a group of patients with MS and ...
Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Subcontracts to provide education and programming to increase awareness and understanding of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious lung disease and a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub - Category: American Health Source Type: funding
Condition:   Neck Pain Interventions:   Behavioral: DCF muscles training using pressure biofeedback in addition to conventional exercises;   Behavioral: conventional exercises Sponsor:   King Saud University Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
People with severe mental illness show high rates of unemployment and work disability, however, they often have a desire to participate in employment. People with severe mental illness used to be placed in sheltered employment or were enrolled in prevocational training to facilitate transition to a competitive job. Now, there are also interventions focusing on rapid search for a competitive job, with ongoing support to keep the job, known as supported employment. Recently, there has been a growing interest in combining supported employment with other prevocational or psychiatric interventions. To assess the comparative e...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion: Military-specific variables are associated with smoking behaviors among Veterans. Findings from this study that exposure to dead/dying/wounded soldiers, service era, duration of service, service-connected disability status, and enrollment in VA care all influence smoking in Veterans, can inform prevention and cessation efforts in part by encouraging alternative healthy habits or cessation techniques in subgroups of Veterans with particular military backgrounds. By assessing risk factors in this unique population future research can leverage these findings to determine mechanisms that help explain these associat...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Discussion: The current study indicates that minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis in an ambulatory surgery center setting are an effective option for active duty servicemen to reduce return-to-duty rates and symptomatic back-related pain and disability. PMID: 29788356 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Authors: Douissard J, Ris F, Morel P, Buchs NC Abstract Iatrogenic ureteral injuries are a source of major concern among surgeons performing colorectal procedures. Although they are uncommon, these lesions lead to severe morbidity and long-term functional disabilities, as well as an increase in mortality, hospital stay, and cost. The laparoscopic approach has gained popularity in the field of colorectal surgery and is associated with improved global postoperative outcomes. However, it is also considered to increase the risk of ureteral injury when compared to open surgery, especially during left colonic and rectal ...
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
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