Threshold-based fall detection using the hybrid of tri-axial accelerometer and gyroscope - Wang FT, Chan HL, Hsu MH, Lin CK, Chao PK, Chang YJ.

OBJECTIVE: Falling is an important health maintenance issue for the elderly and people with movement disorders, strokes and multiple sclerosis. With the development of light, low-cost wearable technology, inertia-based fall detection has gained much attent...
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Publication date: Available online 5 November 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Yi Zhu, Yujie Yang, Jianan LiAbstractSpasticity is a motor disorder encountered after upper motor neuron lesions. It adversely affects quality of life in most patients and causes long-term burden of care and has significant financial implications. The effect of conventional therapies for spasticity including physical therapy, surgery, and pharmacotherapy are not always satisfying because of the short-term effects or side effects in some patients. Acupuncture is a part of traditional medicine originating from C...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
In the course of many nurses'healthcare careers, witnessing the illness, suffering, and death of others is commonplace. From dialysis and med-surg to home health and the ICU, nurses create therapeutic relationships with patients and their families, providing spiritual and emotional comfort, compassion, and expert skilled care based on many decades of nursing science and evidence-based interventions.Aside from witnessing the challenges faced by others, nurses are themselves human beings with their own life experiences, victories, and suffering. How a nurse navigates their own personal suffering plays a role in determining h...
Source: Digital Doorway - Category: Nursing Tags: healthcare nurse nurses nursing Source Type: blogs
AbstractIntroductionPrevious studies suggest that multiple sclerosis (MS) patients have a greater stroke risk than the general population but there is limited evidence of stroke risk in patients receiving disease-modifying treatment. We assessed stroke risk in MS patients treated with subcutaneous interferon- β1a (sc IFN-β1a) using pooled data from clinical trials and post-marketing surveillance.MethodsSeventeen phase II –IV Merck KGaA-sponsored trials of sc IFN-β1a were assessed to estimate the stroke incidence rate (IR) and IR ratio (IRR) per 100 patient-years (PY), and associated 95% confidence...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Talking, conversing, exchanging words: for more than 10 million people, this seemingly simple act cannot be imagined without assistive technologies, such as voice generating devices, touch screens or text-to-speech apps. What does the digital future bring for them? How could innovations turn around the translation industry or the medical administration process? Here’s a glimpse into the future of voice and speaking. Speaking, identity, voice stereotypes Give me the key! – This simple sentence carries much more information when it’s pronounced. A weary Philippino mother could instruct her little child as s...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Cyborgization Future of Medicine Medical Professionals Patients apps assistive technology Health Healthcare Innovation speaking speech speech generating voice voice generating device Source Type: blogs
Background: To identify the vascular risk factors associated with the occurrence of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 October 2018Source: Neurophysiologie CliniqueAuthor(s): Gilles Allali, Helena M. Blumen, Hervé Devanne, Elvira Pirondini, Arnaud Delval, Dimitri Van De VilleSummaryImpaired locomotion is a frequent and major source of disability in patients with neurological conditions. Different neuroimaging methods have been used to understand the brain substrates of locomotion in various neurological diseases (mainly in Parkinson's disease) during actual walking, and while resting (using mental imagery of gait, or brain-behavior correlation analyses). These studies, using structural (i.e., MR...
Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2018Source: PM&R, Volume 10, Issue 10Author(s): Flora M. Hammond, William Sauve, Fred Ledon, Charles Davis, Andrea E. FormellaAbstractBackgroundDextromethorphan 20 mg / quinidine 10 mg (DM/Q) was approved to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA) based on phase 3 trials conducted in participants with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or multiple sclerosis. PRISM II evaluated DM/Q effectiveness, safety, and tolerability for PBA following stroke, dementia, or traumatic brain injury (TBI).ObjectiveTo report results from the TBI cohort of PRISM II, including a TBI-specific functional scale.DesignOpen-label trial...
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Teleneurology is the new and vastly expanding practice of neurology involving the use of technology and/or video chat to improve access to services. With an ever-increasing aging population there is and will continue to be a shortage of neurologists in the United States. Teleneurology has increased patient access to neurologists especially in rural areas but also in urban and suburban areas. Practicing as a teleneurologist for the last two years I can log on to secure video chats compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). I see patients in Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina,...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Mobile health Neurology Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: We expect to find that beam walking performance vis- à-vis the traditionally used balance outcomes predicts more accurately fall risks and falls.Clinical Trial Registration Number: NCT03532984.Gerontology
Source: Gerontology - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2018Source: Journal of Neuroscience MethodsAuthor(s): Wilson BarnabasAbstractBrain specific drug delivery is one of the most interesting and challenging areas of research. The blood-brain barrier separates the brain from blood and acts as a barrier to protect the brain from microorganisms, neurotoxins and chemical substances. But, the same mechanism poses an obstacle for the entry of many drugs into the brain. Worldwide, approximately 1.5 billion people are suffering from CNS disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophi...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Methods - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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