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February 28, 2019 Edition.-----Trump flies to Vietnam for a Summit with Kim, the Emergency has 16 States suing to stop it, he is fiddling to make abortion harder and the Mueller Inquiry draws ever closer. Testimony from Michael Cohen added spice to Trump's week!Brexit is still a mess with both major parties now losing members to the 2nd Referendum push.In Australia the pork-barrel is being rolled out across the country while scandals and data-leaks abound. Additionally we have Snowy 2.0 and a Royal Commission into the disability sector!----- Major Issues.https://www.afr.com/real-estate/huge-sentiment-shift-sydney-melbourne-auction-clearances-pick-up-20190217-h1bcql'Huge sentiment shift': Sydney, Melbourne auction clearances pick upBy Michael BlebyUpdated Feb 17, 2019 — 1.27pm, first published at 11.08amSydney's auction clearance rate hit a nine-month high and Melbourne's also picked up on the weekend buoyed by hopes of an interest rate cut and relief that banks were unlikely to... This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: blogs

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AbstractThe aim of this study was to correlate ventricular size and volumes of deep gray matter (DGM) in MRI at term equivalent age (TEA) with outcome at a corrected age of 24 months in preterm infants and with handedness. Seventy-three infants born before 32 weeks of gestation or with birth weight
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Remyelination represents an area of great therapeutic interest in multiple sclerosis but currently lacks a robust imaging marker. The purpose of this study was to use high-gradient diffusion MRI and macromolecular tissue volume imaging to obtain estimates of axonal volume fraction, myelin volume fraction, and the imaging g-ratio in patients with MS and healthy controls and to explore their relationship to neurologic disability in MS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty individuals with MS (23 relapsing-remitting MS, 7 progressive MS) and 19 age-matched healthy controls were scanned on a 3T MRI scanner eq...
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: FUNCTIONAL Source Type: research
Conclusion and significance: This study's capabilities lens could inform professions such as occupational therapy to support families of children with disabilities from culturally diverse communities to advocate for play opportunities across settings. PMID: 31703170 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Scand J Occup Ther Source Type: research
Authors: AlShazli ABAD, Amer AY, Sultan AM, Barakat AS, Koptan W, ElMiligui Y, Shaker H Abstract Study Design: This was a prospective case series of 30 patients with post-discectomy syndrome with an average of 18 months of follow-up (level IV). Purpose: The efficacy of post-discectomy syndrome managed by minimally invasive surgery transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) was evaluated. Overview of Literature: In post-discectomy syndrome wherein conservative treatment had failed, the best surgical treatment modality still remains controversial. Methods: Patients were functionally assessed using ...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
Conclusions: Although Zimbabwean occupational therapists require similar competencies for work practice as those required in other countries, additional competencies that fall outside traditional health care contexts are essential in order to promote contextually relevant practice. PMID: 31686563 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Scand J Occup Ther Source Type: research
oux P Abstract Neonatal encephalopathy frequently results from hypoxia-ischemia (HI) or inflammation in preterm or term neonates. Neuropathology depends on cerebral development at insult time, but the poor correlation of neuromotor, cognitive, and behavioral disabilities in infancy with initial imaging and clinical records precludes early prognosis. The Rice-Vannucci HI procedure was applied to wild type and tissue plasminogen activator knockout (tPA-KO) mice as surrogates for human preterm (with five-day-old postnatal (P5) mice) or human term (with ten-day-old postnatal (P10) mice). Acute and delayed T2-magnetic ...
Source: Experimental Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Exp Neurol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our data showed that the new allograft cage is superior to the PEEK cage in providing a high fusion rate and fewer complications after 1-level and 2-level ACDF procedures. It may represent an excellent alternative to other cages.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Trial/Experimental Study Source Type: research
People who had traumatic microbleeds that could be seen on MRI scans were twice as likely to experience disability after a traumatic brain injury.
Source: NIH Research Matters - Category: Research Source Type: news
Specialist orthotics care for patients with mobility issues varies significantly depending on where they live, research shows Related items fromOnMedica New funding for sports prosthetics for disabled children Lords demand an end to ‘national scandal’ on social care funding Rate of cognitive decline increases for years after stroke Men ’s dementia risk higher after androgen deprivation therapy Health professionals vary hugely in disability assessments
Source: OnMedica Latest News - Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Viz.ai’s 2019 has been marked with strong adoption of its artificial intelligence software and securing a distribution agreement with one of medtech’s biggest players. The Tel Aviv, Israel and San Francisco-based company’s latest accomplishment is raising $50 million in a series B round. The financing was led by Greenoaks with participation from Threshold Ventures, CRV along with existing investors GV and Kleiner Perkins. “This [financing] allows us to get to the next stage,” Dr. Chris Mansi, neurosurgeon, co-founder, and CEO, told MD...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news
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