Engaging Individuals with Neurological Conditions and Caregivers in Rural Communities in a Health Research Team.

CONCLUSIONS: It is imperative to involve those living with a diagnosis or in an under-resourced community to develop the solutions that will work for them in their settings. PMID: 31178448 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Progress in Community Health Partnerships - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Prog Community Health Partnersh Source Type: research

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ReWalk Robotics has secured a clearance from FDA for the ReStore soft exo-suit system. The Marlborough, MA and Yokneam Ilit, Israel-based company said exo-suit is intended for use in the treatment of stroke survivors with mobility challenges. The ReStore system is comprised of a soft, garment-like design which connects to a lightweight waist pack and mechanical cables that help lift the patient's affected leg in synchronized timing with their natural walking pattern. The patient wears the device in a waist pack, which holds two motors, each with a cable that goes down to the foot and ankle. The cables then extend to a foot...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Motors & Motion Control Source Type: news
For an individual suffering from a neurological condition, such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or stroke, motorized functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycling is a rehabilitation strategy, which offers numerous health benefits. Motorized FES cycling is an example of physical human–robot interaction in which both systems must be controlled; the human is actuated by applying neuromuscular electrical stimulation to the large leg muscle groups, and the cycle is actuated through its onboard electric motor. While the rider is stimulated using a robust sliding-mode controller, the cycle utilizes an admi...
Source: IEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Abstract The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an extensive endogenous signaling system with multiple elements, the number of which may be increasing as scientists continue to elucidate its role in human health and disease. The ECS is seemingly ubiquitous in animal species and is modulated by diet, sleep, exercise, stress, and a multitude of other factors, including exposure to phytocannabinoids, like Cannabidiol (CBD). Modulating the activity of this system may offer tremendous therapeutic promise for a diverse scope of diseases, ranging from mental health disorders, neurological and movement disorders, pain, autoi...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research
To examine the validity of factor analytically-based summary scores that were developed using the NIH Toolbox Emotion Battery (NIHTB-EB; i.e., Psychological Well-Being, Social Satisfaction, and Negative Affect) normative sample in individuals with neurological conditions.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this article was to describe the utilization of body-worn activity monitors in the spinal cord injury (SCI) population and discuss the challenges of using body-worn sensors in rehabilitation research.Recent FindingsMany activity monitor-based measures have been used and validated in the SCI population including stroke number, push frequency, upper limb activity counts, and wheelchair propulsion distance measured from a sensor attached to the wheelchair.SummaryThe ability to accurately measure physical activity in the free-living environment using body-worn sensors has the potential t...
Source: Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) offers an opportunity for members to be the guest editor of a Supplement to its journal, the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Archives). The goal of the ACRM supplements is to publish high quality scientific manuscripts, which are thematically organized and of interest to ACRM members and to the general readership of the Archives. We are interested in proposals in all fields of rehabilitation, but especially those of interest to the ACRM membership as indicated by the existence of special interest and networking groups for brain injury, spinal cord in...
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Organization news Source Type: research
Abstract KEY POINTS: The effect of combined inspiratory and expiratory muscle training on resting and reflexive cardiac function as well as exercise capacity in individuals with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) is presently unknown. Six weeks combined inspiratory and expiratory muscle training enhances both inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength in highly-trained athletes with cervical SCI with no significant effect on lung function. 45° head-up tilt greatly reduces left ventricular filling and stroke volume at rest which is irreversible by respiratory muscle training. Combined inspiratory and expiratory ...
Source: The Journal of Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: J Physiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur extended experience with this technique confirms its safety and effectiveness when used on a routine basis. The rates of spinal cord injury and permanent renal failure are among the lowest reported in the literature. Particularly favorable outcomes were observed in younger patients and those undergoing elective operations.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our extended experience with this technique confirms its safety and effectiveness when used on a routine basis. The rates of spinal cord injury and permanent renal failure are among the lowest reported in the literature. Particularly favorable outcomes were observed in younger patients and those undergoing elective operations. PMID: 31085168 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
Conclusion Due to its long-term and often invisible course, CCCI has received less attention than acute cerebral ischemic stroke. However, without appropriate intervention, CCCI may lead to a variety of adverse events. Because the pathophysiological changes associated with CCCI are complex, pharmacological research in this area has been disappointing. Recent research suggests that RLIC, which is less invasive and more well-tolerated than drug treatment, can activate endogenous protective mechanisms during CCCI. In the present report, we reviewed studies related to CCCI (Table 1), as well as those related to stroke and sta...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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