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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BACKGROUND: The loss of mobility during aging impacts independence and leads to further disability, morbidity, and reduced life expectancy. Our objective was to examine the feasibility and safety of conducting a randomized controlled trial of yoga for olde...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018The physicist ’s former research student recalls their close relationship at Cambridge, the sheer might of his intellect, and how he once bored the great man to sleep• Nicolas Roeg by Donald Sutherland• Read the Observer’s obituaries of 2018 in full hereStephen was not so famous when I began my PhD at Cambridge in 1972, but his brilliance was already clear to his peers and I found it rather daunting when, on becoming his research student, I was informed by one of my tutors that he was the brightest person in the department. Nevertheless, it soon became evident that ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Stephen Hawking Astronomy Space Physics Science Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: The majority of patients included in this study experienced a significant and rapid improvement of GBS following treatment with IVIG. Combined therapy of PLEX and IVIG was not proven to be effective in patients who encountered a failure of the first-line treatment. PMID: 30550005 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for a significant amount of death and disability worldwide and the majority of this burden affects individuals in low-and-middle income countries. The GNOS is a multi-centre international, prospective cohort study. Thi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
ConclusionsThis study highlights a particular phenotype of first clinical inflammatory demyelinating events in predominantly female patients aged>70 years who have severe motor impairment with common longitudinal extensive myelitis and large and common very active radiological inflammatory lesions. Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders seem overrepresented.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion and implications This study demonstrates anticipatory action planning, measured using the sword task, does not improve with age in children with unilateral CP and is not related to bimanual performance or laterality. Future studies of anticipatory action planning in children with unilateral CP should consider using measures that require effective anticipatory action planning for successful task completion rather than end state comfort.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Conclusion and implicationSevere congenital visual impairment affects adaptive behaviour in children with verbal abilities in the typical range. This effect is less pronounced in children with mild-to-moderate VI, but still impacts on quality of life, particularly in school.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: AlterAuthor(s):
Source: ALTER - European Journal of Disability Research - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 December 2018Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Basis of DiseaseAuthor(s): Lars R. Jensen, Lillian Garrett, Sabine M. Hölter, Birgit Rathkolb, Ildikó Rácz, Thure Adler, Cornelia Prehn, Wolfgang Hans, Jan Rozman, Lore Becker, Juan Antonio Aguilar-Pimentel, Oliver Puk, Kristin Moreth, Monika Dopatka, Diego J. Walther, Viola von Bohlen und Halbach, Matthias Rath, Martin Delatycki, Bettina Bert, Heidrun FinkAbstractMutations in the X chromosomal tRNA 2′‑O‑methyltransferase FTSJ1 cause intellectual disability (ID). Although the gene is ubiqu...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular Basis of Disease - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 December 2018Source: The Journal of the Economics of AgeingAuthor(s): Hong Mi, Xiaodong Fan, Bei Lu, Liming Cai, John PiggottAbstractChina, in common with many other countries in Asia, will confront rapidly increasing demand for formal Long-term Care (LTC) over coming decades. This paper uses a unique regional monthly database on utilization of comprehensive care in Qingdao, China, to estimate transition probabilities and compute duration of care, using Markov chain simulations. Duration of care estimates are then combined with price per unit of care to calculate the total cost of care...
Source: The Journal of the Economics of Ageing - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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