Exclusive: Learning disability nurse shortage needs ‘real’ action

Gaps in services are now appearing due to learning disabilities nursing workforce shortages while the pipeline of new nurses coming into the specialty is also at significant risk, sparking calls for a national campaign specifically focused on it to boost numbers.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Accident Analysis &PreventionAuthor(s): Guibing Li, Fang Wang, Dietmar Otte, Ciaran SimmsAbstractHead injury is one of the most common injury types in vehicle-to-pedestrian collisions, which leads to death and long-term disabilities. However, detailed analysis of pedestrian head injuries in real world collisions is scarce. Thus the current study used two samples of 120 cases and 184 cases extracted from 1060 pedestrian collision cases captured during 2000–2015 from the GIDAS (German In-Depth-Accident Study) database to investigate the detailed characteristics ...
Source: Accident Analysis and Prevention - Category: Accident Prevention Source Type: research
Authors: Eschmann D, Köck M, Bludau F, Obertacke U Abstract The correct timing of urgent surgery in the field of orthopedic and trauma surgery is under constant discussion. The authors of this review like to present a scientific based recommendation for the timing of acute care surgery using the TACS-classification for the description of urgency. The timing and priority of the indicated procedure is deduced only from the expected mortality and disability caused by a potential delay. A proposal for a nomenclature is given to be integrated in the clinical practice and to be completed. PMID: 31117145 [PubMed ...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Z Orthop Unfall Source Type: research
Authors: Hardee JP, Lynch GS Abstract Introduction: Sarcopenia, the age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and function, is a global health problem that contributes to the development of physical disability, morbidity and mortality in the ageing population. Sarcopenia is now recognised in many countries as a muscle disease with an ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code for billing care related to this condition, despite no FDA-approved treatments being currently available. Areas covered: This review highlights the current state of knowledge regarding the biological mechanisms contributing to the age-related loss of muscle mass...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
Research led by a UCLA scientist found that a new nerve stimulation therapy to increase blood flow could help patients with the most common type of stroke up to 24 hours after onset.A study of 1,000 patients found evidence that the technique, called active nerve cell cluster stimulation, reduced the patients ’ degree of disability three months after they suffered an acute cortical ischemic stroke, which affects the surface of the brain.Dr. Jeffrey Saver, director of theUCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center, was the co-principal investigator of the study, which was conducted at 73 medical centers in 18 countries.“We ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
ConclusionThis study has evidenced that there is a large percentage of sub-threshold population. i.e. K-L grade 1 which is considered as border-line or doubt-full as far as OA diagnosis. Awareness of OA should be initiated at community level, which is needed for prevention of OA at early age.
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Çağdaş Güdücü, İpek Ergönül, Adile Öniz, Ahmet Ömer İkiz, Murat ÖzgörenAbstractThe functions of the sensory systems on disabled people have been one of the most investigated topics in brain research. In these studies, mostly visual stimuli had been employed while investigating the deaf participants. Limited number of electrophysiological studies revealed better visual sensory processing in deaf participants. On the other hand, studies deploying tactile stimuli especially used either e...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Urology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Eriawan Agung Nugroho, Dony Kurniadi Wibowo, Yanuar Hendra Wijaya, Ivani Yunita KorwaAbstractUreteral trauma is a rare case and generally results from severe trauma events. A 6-year-old boy came with the chief complaint open wound in the lower right abdomen after falling from the bike. Abdominal MSCT with contrast showed the free liquid in the peritoneal cavity, and Retrograde Pyelogram showed the contrast extravasation. According to the algorithm, a surgical exploration must be performed because of the contrast extravasation. In this case...
Source: Urology Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractRheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) encompass a spectrum of degenerative, inflammatory conditions predominantly affecting the joints. They are a leading cause of disability worldwide and an enormous socioeconomic burden. However, worldwide deficiencies in adult and paediatric RMD knowledge among medical school graduates and primary care physicians (PCPs) persist. In October 2017, the World Forum on Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (WFRMD), an international think tank of RMD and related experts, met to discuss key challenges and opportunities in undergraduate RMD education. Topics included needs anal...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractEvidence suggests that young carers are less likely to complete or do well in secondary school compared with young people without caring responsibilities. Positive engagement at school is an important correlate of school outcomes, yet quantitative evidence on the factors contributing to young carers ’ school engagement is lacking. Drawing on the results of a national school-based survey of Australian children aged 8–14 years (N = 5220) in which about 9% of the sample identified as carers (N = 465), this paper compares the school engagement of non-carers, young carers of a fa...
Source: Child Indicators Research - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
Conclusion: The possible relationship between migraine and sensory processing disorder or difficulties stresses the need to screen for sensory processing difficulties among children with migraine and when found – refer to their impacts on children’s daily function and quality of life.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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