National learning disabilities programme 'leading to unplanned costs'

The biggest “fast track” area moving people with learning disabilities out of hospitals has warned it faces an additional £8m annual bill, while others also anticipate increased costs.
Source: HSJ - Category: UK Health Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: Active patients, under 65 years of age with Eaton-Littler stage III osteoarthritis of the thumb CMC joint who are treated with anatomic pyrolytic carbon resurfacing hemiarthroplasty and stabilisation may achieve sustained improvement in pain and hand function for up to 6.5 years. PMID: 30428807 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The BBTI technique is a surgical option that incorporates an interference screw, offering good functional results for managing osteoarthritis of the thumb carpometacarpal joint, with a similar complication rate to that of the original technique. PMID: 30428794 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol Source Type: research
Alcohol abuse is a major determinant of public health outcomes. Worldwide data from 2016 indicate that alcohol is the seventh leading risk factor in terms of disability-adjusted life years, an increase of more than 25% from 1990 to 2016. Understanding the epidemiology of alcoholic liver disease, including the regional variations in consumption and public policy, is an area of active research. In countries where the per capita consumption of alcohol decreases, there appears to be an associated decrease in disease burden. Given alcohol's health burden, an increased focus on alcohol control policies is needed.
Source: Clinics in Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Children exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) can experience negative social, emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes. A growing body of research has examined the relationship between intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and IPV exp...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
ConclusionsHabitual fiber consumption might be beneficial in leading to improved health status subserving performance of instrumental daily activities, needed to function in the community.
Source: European Journal of Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Losing one’s memories, and therefore one’s identity, must be a terrifying experience. With a global estimate of almost 50 million people living with dementia, predicted to rise to more than 130 million by 2050, the burden of Alzheimer&rsq...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Diagnostics Exclusive Genetics Geriatrics Medicine Neurology Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Understanding modifiable barriers to recovery in compensation systems presents opportunities to amend current practices and consider a holistic, person-centred care approach. It is apparent that improved recovery management, communication and adequate provision of guidelines are needed to meet clients' needs and facilitate better outcomes. A person-centred care approach is likely to improve quality of life and help clients navigate the compensation system more effectively with assistance from health and compensation professionals, who should be actively involved in their recovery processes. PMID: 30426136 [...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Kleefstra syndrome (KS) is a rare genetic condition resulting from either 9q34.3 microdeletions or mutations in theEHMT1 gene located in the same genomic region. To date, approximately 100 patients have been reported, thereby allowing the core phenotype of KS to be defined as developmental delay/intellectual disability, generalized hypotonia, neuropsychiatric anomalies, and a distinctive facial appearance. Here, to further expand the knowledge on genotype and phenotype of this condition, we report 2 novel cases: one patient carrying a 46-kb 9q34.3 deletion and showing macrocephaly never described in KS, and a second patien...
Source: Cytogenetic and Genome Research - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Authors: MacEachen E, Varatharajan S, Du B, Bartel E, Ekberg K Abstract This scoping review identified what kinds of work disability policy issues are critiqued in articles published in countries with cause-based versus comprehensive welfare systems. Drawing on a review of work disability policy research, we identified 74 English-language, peer-reviewed articles that focused on program adequacy and design. Articles on cause-based systems dwelled on system fairness and policies of proof of entitlement, while those on comprehensive systems focused more on system design complexities relating to worker inclusion and sc...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2018Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle SurgeryAuthor(s): Bahar Anaforoglu Kulunkoglu, Derya CelikABSTRACTThe Foot and Ankle Ability Measure is a valid, reliable, and widely used self-reported questionnaire for the foot. It has been adapted and validated for a Turkish-speaking population. The purpose of this study was to provide evidence for validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Foot and Ankle Measure (FAAM-T) in patients with chronic ankle instability (CAI). A total of 316 patients with CAI were enrolled. The internal consistency and test–retest relia...
Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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