Promoting Parenting Supports and Engagement for Infants Born Preterm

There has been increasing recognition that there is a spectrum of developmental, communicative, coordination, regulatory, social −emotional, and adaptive behavior outcomes among survivors of prematurity.1-4 However, resources for supportive interventions have not been systematically available to families. Both neonatal developmental follow-up programs for those at greatest risk of disability and early-intervention programs for these vulnerable children have limited capacity to comprehensively address health, development, and behavior in the context of child functioning, parental well-being, and accessible community supports.
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

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Authors: Larijani B, Foroughi Heravani N, Alavi-Moghadam S, Goodarzi P, Rezaei-Tavirani M, Payab M, Gholami M, Razi F, Arjmand B Abstract Autism spectrum disorders as a group of pediatric neurodevelopmental diseases is a crucial part of the worldwide disabilities which have influence in communication skills, social interactions, and ability to understand the concepts. The precise pathophysiology of autism spectrum disorders due to the abundance of involved mechanisms is unknown. Some of these involved mechanisms are related to genetic factors, chronic neuro inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress,...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Yale New Haven Hospital is under fire from federal prosecutors for allegations that the prestigious medical center ’sLate Career Practitioner Policy discriminates and humiliates older physicians. This month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against the hospital accusing them of forcing radiologists to submit to neuropsychological and eye exams in order to keep their staff privileges. Physicians under 70 were not obligated to undergo these evaluations. The EEOC claimed that Yale ’s policy was enacted regardless of suspicions that doctors were experiencing neurological ...
Source: radRounds - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Radial head arthroplasty with a monoblock UHMW-PE RHP is safe and effective at short-term follow-up for treating acute unreconstructable radial head fractures with satisfactory functional and radiographic outcomes. Level of Evidence: Level IV.
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Special Focus: Trauma Source Type: research
Conclusions: The Ilizarov external fixator is an effective tool in the treatment of severe long-standing fixed knee flexion deformity in adults with minimal complications and good outcomes. Level of Evidence: Level II.
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: For one-level ACDF, the anchored cage with screws has some advantage compared to the stand-alone PEEK cage in avoiding dysphagia and restoring disc space height and cervical lordosis. We suggest the anchored spacer may be a good substitute for the stand-alone cage in one-level ACDF. Level of Evidence: Level II
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Abstract Alzheimer's disease is a debilitating and largely untreatable condition with subtle onset and slow progression over an extensive period of time, which culminate in increasing levels of disability. As Alzheimer's disease prevalence is expected to grow exponentially in the upcoming decades, there is an urgency to develop analytical technologies for the sensitive, reliable and cost-effective detection of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers. Biosensors are powerful analytical devices that translate events of biological recognition on physical or chemical transducers into electrical, thermal or optical signals. The...
Source: Talanta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Talanta Source Type: research
Abstract The characteristic of immersion, involvement and motivation have made serious games an important tool to be used in the medical field. However, there are people that, having some sort of physical disability, are not able to, or do not feel motivated to play. This work presents a strategy to support human- computer interactions for children with a disability in their upper limbs through a wearable device, with the objective of improving access to digital games for the target audience. For the development of this work, the wearable device Myo was used to control a puzzle game as a means of providing the int...
Source: An Acad Bras Cienc - Category: Science Authors: Tags: An Acad Bras Cienc Source Type: research
Authors: Kohler B, Kellerer C, Schultz K, Wittmann M, Atmann O, Linde K, Hapfelmeier A, Schneider A Abstract BACKGROUND: Asthma education (AE) is associated with reduced hospitalization and disability. We compared the effectiveness of an electronic AE program (eAEP) with a conventional face-to-face AE program (presence-based AEP; pAEP) for asthma knowledge (AK) with regard to self-management. METHODS: A randomized controlled pilot study was conducted in a pulmonary reha- bilitation clinic. AK was determined by means of the Asthma Knowledge Test (AKT). The change in AKT score within each group was calculated wit...
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
Publication date: 19 February 2020Source: Neuron, Volume 105, Issue 4Author(s): Silvestro Micera, Matteo Caleo, Carmelo Chisari, Friedhelm C. Hummel, Alessandra PedrocchiStroke is one of the leading causes of long-term disability. Advanced technological solutions (“neurotechnologies”) exploiting robotic systems and electrodes that stimulate the nervous system can increase the efficacy of stroke rehabilitation. Recent studies on these approaches have shown promising results. However, a paradigm shift in the development of new approaches must be made to significantly improve the clinical outcomes of neurotechnolo...
Source: Neuron - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Condition:   Intellectual Disability Intervention:   Behavioral: Intervention with active video games Sponsors:   Hong Kong Baptist University;   Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong Completed
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