Nurses encourage people with learning disabilities to 'get active'

Nurses and other healthcare professionals are taking part in different activities and initiatives across the country to mark Learning Disability Awareness Week 2019, which also comes as staff are celebrating 100 years of the specialty.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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Source: Ethnicity and Disease - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ethn Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Videlefsky AS, Reznik JM, Nodvin JT, Heiman HJ Abstract Adults with developmental disabilities are a growing population that experiences significant health disparities due to unmet health care and social needs. Few standardized health care guidelines are available or broadly accepted as best practices for this population. The Adult Disability Medical Healthcare (ADMH) is a community-based clinic that provides a unique multidisciplinary team-based approach to addressing the social and health care needs of adults with developmental disabilities within the framework of a Patient Centered Medical Home model. A...
Source: Ethnicity and Disease - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ethn Dis Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis is the first work describing a cohort of Brazilian individuals with PMS. Our results confirm the impact of 22q13 deletions on ASD and several comorbidities, such as hypotonia. The estimation of a minimal deletion size for developing lymphedema and renal problem can assist prediction of prognosis in PMS individuals, particularly those diagnosed in early infancy. We also identified one atypical individual carryingSHANK3 deletion, suggesting that resilience to such mutations occurs. This case expands the clinical spectrum of variability in PMS and opens perspectives to identify protective mechanisms that can m...
Source: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractA patient diagnosed with developmental delay, intellectual disability, and autistic and obsessive-compulsive symptoms was found to have a posterior fossa arachnoid cyst (PFAC) compressing the cerebellum. The patient was referred to our Ataxia Unit for consideration of surgical drainage of the cyst to improve his clinical constellation. This scenario led to an in-depth analysis including a literature review, functional resting-state MRI analysis of our patient compared to a group of controls, and genetic testing. While it is reasonable to consider that there may be a causal relationship between PFAC and neurodevelop...
Source: The Cerebellum - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common neuropsychiatric condition in childhood and adolescence. Psychoeducation has been recommended by different guidelines as an initial treatment for ADHD, however the effects of the intervention for reducing symptoms and improving other outcomes still need to be established. This systematic review investigated the magnitude of impact that psychoeducation interventions have on various outcomes in children with ADHD. A systematic review of articles published between 1990 and 2018 was conducted of treatment outcome studies that investigated the effects of...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe DCE was sensitive to caregivers’ preferences for managing their child's coexisting cognitive/intellectual and emotional/behavior/developmental disability. Findings may help providers gauge treatment in a broader context of health outcomes.
Source: Academic Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
A  £2m investment has today been committed by Health Education England to strengthen the learning disability workforce by an extra 230 registered nurses and 150 trainee nursing associates.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news
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Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
This study aimed to (1) determine the injury, worker, and workplace factors associated with CP delays and (2) investigate whe...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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