Cuts to learning disability course will have 'devastating effect'

Cuts to the learning disability nursing lecturing team at Bangor University will have a “devastating effect” on students and patient care across North Wales, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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ConclusionThese findings indicate that the HFS Weanling group animals were better able to cope with the dietary challenge of an HFS diet than the HFS Adult group animals. Interestingly, when assessing various serum pro-inflammatory markers, no significant differences were detected between the HFS Adult and HFS Weanling groups. Although details regarding the mechanisms underlying an increase in knee joint damage scores in the HFS Adult group remain to be elucidated, these findings indicate that dietary exposure time maybe less important than the age at which a HFS diet is introduced. Moreover, increases in serum pro-inflamm...
Source: Journal of Sport and Health Science - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Davide Cattaneo, Susan Coote, Kamila Rasova, Elisa Gervasoni, Elisabetta Groppo, Terezie Prokopiusova, Jitka Reznickova, Angelo Montesano, Johanna JonsdottirAbstractObjectives: Treatment for progressive multiple sclerosis (pMS) is a key area of research. To date, whether MS type and the rehabilitation setting are associated with worse or better response to rehabilitation is unclear. We aimed to understand the association between balance and MS type, in/outpatient treatment and specificity of the intervention.Meth...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
In this study, we examined how feasible it would be to implement a Go Baby Go program in our country. Electronic and seating adaptations to the cars were made and described. We chose three participants from a pool of children with cerebral palsy (Gross Motor Function Classification System IV), according to a set of inclusion and exclusion criteria. Then, we measured theirs and their parent's level of satisfaction with the experience through a Likert scale. All of the parents described seeing their kids ride the adapted cars as "extremely fun". They also said that it is "extremely important" to have thes...
Source: Assistive Technology - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Assist Technol Source Type: research
Abstract Nucleic acid probes are very useful tools in biological and medical science. However, the essential sensing mechanism of nucleic acid probes was prone to the interference of surrounding sequences. Especially when the target sequences formed secondary structures such as hairpin or quadruplex, the nucleic acid probes were hindered from hybridizing with target strands, greatly disabled the function of probes. Herein, we have established an Open strand based strategy for eliminating the influence of secondary structures on the performance of nucleic acid probes. The strategy was general toward different lengt...
Source: Analytica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Anal Chim Acta Source Type: research
It's important that you know how to use medical cribs and bassinets correctly, both in and out of the hospital -- especially if your special needs child uses one of these cribs at home.
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
Abstract Genes and environmental stimuli cooperate in the regulation of brain development and formation of the adult neuronal architecture. Genetic alterations or exposure to perturbing environmental conditions, therefore, can lead to altered neural processes associated with neurodevelopmental disorders and brain disabilities. In this context, environmental enrichment emerged as a promising and noninvasive experimental treatment for favoring recovery of cognitive and sensory functions in different neurodevelopmental disorders. The aim of this review is to depict, mainly through the much explicative examples of amb...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
Abstract Stroke remains a leading cause of disability worldwide. Recently, we have established an animal model of stroke that results in delayed impairment in spatial memory, allowing us to better investigate cognitive deficits. Young and aged brains show different recovery profiles after stroke; therefore, we assessed aged-related differences in poststroke cognition. As neurotrophic support diminishes with age, we also investigated the involvement of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in these differences. Young (3-6 months old) and aged (16-21 months old) mice were trained in operant touchscreen chambers t...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
The objective of this tool is to provide updated, accurate, and reliable accessibility information regarding the beaches. As a result, more than a third of the beaches analyzed had a high level of accessibility, while almost another third are totally inaccessible. The proposed application is a valuable tool, not only to help people with physical and motor disabilities, but also to raise awareness among local authorities to create and improve accessible services.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Junjie Zhao, Ming ZhangAbstractTraumatic brain injury affects a number of individuals per year and is a major cause of worldwide death and disability. Yet, its pathophysiological mechanism remains unclear. It is well-known that glial cells, including microglia and astrocytes, are activated and involved in tissue damage and repair in the peri-lesion regions after traumatic brain injury; however, global glial responses are rarely reported. The purpose of this study was to investigate the global activation of microglia and astrocytes 1 day a...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
This study included 65 patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis, who underwent either open transpedicular screw fixation (OTPSF) with posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) (OTPSF group, n = 33) or PPSF with reduction system (PPSFr group, n = 32) after PLIF. The slippage degree (SD); the intervertebral disc height (IDH); lumbar lordosis (LL); and segmental angle (SA) were measured on the follow-up simple lateral radiographs. For pain and functional assessment in patients, visual analogue scale (VAS) scores for low back pain and leg pain, and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) scores were measured. SA (P 
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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