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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In conclusion, curcumin can be used as a potential and safe drug in the management of patients with remission and mild-to-moderate UC. PMID: 30111198 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol Source Type: research
Authors: Berekmeri A, Mahmood F, Wittmann M, Helliwell P Abstract INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are inflammatory immune mediated conditions which can cause considerable disability and reduced quality of life. Management can be complex as clinical heterogeneity may lead to different treatment pathways. Tofacitinib is a novel, oral janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor with proven efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis. Areas covered: This review analyses recent studies of tofacitinib in psoriatic disease treatment. The relevant literature was identified using, PubMed and Google Scholar. T...
Source: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Immunol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: PMES was a safe, effective, and low-cost therapy to alleviate HRV and could significantly reduce mortality in the early recovery phase after acute ischemic stroke. PMID: 30111262 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Depression is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder among people living with HIV (PLWHIV) and is associated with poor quality of life, additional comorbidities, disability, unemployment, poorer therapeutic outcomes and risky behaviors. The pr...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
ConclusionWe currently have eight hip-disability functional assessment questionnaires adapted to Spanish with satisfactory psychometric properties. We can measure the patient's perceived impact of his or her hip disease by selecting, among the different options, those alternatives that best fit our clinical or research objectives.ResumenObjetivoRealizar una revisión sistemática de la calidad de los procedimientos de adaptación y de las propiedades psicométricas de los cuestionarios autoadministrados de valoración funcional de cadera adaptados a la población española.Material...
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2018Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Selva Baltan, Chinthasagar Bastian, John Quinn, Danielle Aquila, Andrew McCray, Sylvain BrunetAbstractStrokes occur predominantly in the elderly and white matter (WM) is injured in most strokes, contributing to the disability associated with clinical deficits. Casein kinase 2 (CK2) is expressed in neuronal cells and was reported to be neuroprotective during cerebral ischemia. Recently, we reported that CK2 is abundantly expressed by glial cells and myelin. However, in contrast to its role in cerebral (gray matter) ischemia, CK2 activati...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Children with abdominal pain commonly had clinically significant anxiety, moderate disability, pain
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news
AbstractIntimacy and sexuality can make vital contributions to quality of life but may become complicated or problematic for stroke survivors and their partners/spouses. Several studies have focused on survivor feelings and perceptions of post-stroke sexuality, but partners are generally neglected. The purpose of this project is to identify partner perspectives and experiences related to intimacy and sexuality following a stroke. Nine participants were interviewed in person or by phone about relationship changes and their information, supports or resources regarding intimacy and sexuality. Transcripts were analyzed using t...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - Category: Disability Source Type: research
This study examined the associations between gait variability based on common spatiotemporal parameters and energetic cost of walking in persons with multiple sclerosis. Design Eighty-six persons with multiple sclerosis underwent the 6-min walk while wearing a portable metabolic unit. The cost of walking was generated by dividing the net steady-state VO2 (milliliter per kilogram per minute) by walking speed during the 6-min walk. Participants further completed two trials of walking on the GAITRite mat at a self-selected pace for measuring spatiotemporal parameters. Variability of step length, step time, stride length, s...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
Children with severe disabilities, serious cognitive impairments and medically complex situations require more specialized health care during their lifetimes. But establishing a consistent way to identify their overall health needs and measure progress in meeting those needs has been an elusive goal.A team of UCLA researchers has developed a set of health outcome measures for such children using a software program that aggregates the latest research and expertise about how to treat their conditions. Theteam ’s work, published in the  journal Pediatrics, proposes a standard to shape the ideal model of care for ch...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
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