Cervical Hernias Can Cause Brain Damage Research Reveals

Specialist reserchers detect brain damage in patients with cervical hernias by using neuroimage and artificial intelligence techniques
Source: Disabled World - Category: Disability Tags: Spinal Cord Injury Source Type: news

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ABSTRACT: Objectives: To estimate the magnitude of gender differences in disability among adults aged 60 and older and to evaluate whether they can be associated with social gender inequality and socioeconomic contextual factors at the level of Brazilian federative units. Methods: This is a multilevel study that used data from 23,575 older adults of 27 federative units who participated in the 2013 Brazilian Health Survey. The activity limitation index was developed from the item response theory, using activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living variables. The association of individual and context...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
ConclusionOrganisational factors of safety climate, disability management and labour management processes appear to be associated with work injury and location of work within this workplace. The role of organisational factors should be considered in future studies examining interventions aimed at addressing work injury.
Source: Safety Science - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2020Source: Journal of School Psychology, Volume 78Author(s): Christine K. Malecki, Michelle K. Demaray, Thomas J. Smith, Jonathan EmmonsAbstractUsing a stigma-based bullying framework, the current study investigated how (a) disability status was related to bullying-related behaviors when controlling for gender, grade level, and free or reduced lunch status; (b) gender, grade level, and free or reduced lunch status moderated the associations of disability status with bullying-related behaviors; and (c) classification in specific disability categories was associated with bullying-related behaviors...
Source: Journal of School Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: Orthopaedics &Traumatology: Surgery &ResearchAuthor(s): Ruipeng Zhang, Yingchao Yin, Shilun Li, Zhiyong Hou, Lin Jin, Yingze ZhangAbstractIntroductionThere has been great progress in surgical techniques for treating humeral shaft fractures over the past few decades. The purpose of this study was to compare the therapeutic effects of intramedullary nailing (IMN) and locking compression plate (LCP) for humeral shaft fractures (AO/OTA 12-A and B).HypothesisCompared with LCP, better therapeutic effects could be obtained with less invasive IMN.Materials and meth...
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a seronegative inflammatory disease that progressively affects the spine and sacroiliac joints and is more common in men with the B 27 human leucocyte antigen. This leads to inflammation, synovitis and, eventually, secondary arthritis in the hips of those affected. Hips of those affected are often completely ankylosed at time of presentation to the orthopedic surgeon. Total hip arthroplasty offers a stable mobile hip for patients who are functionally disabled due to their debilitating disease. As disease progresses, the native hip anatomy, which is familiar to orthopedic surgeon in routine to...
Source: Techniques in Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Special Technical Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion: SES and race may influence affective symptoms reported by individuals with MS. The reasons for the correlation are likely multifactorial. Longitudinal studies should strive to identify factors associated with risk of affective symptoms in MS that may be modifiable.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2020Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 105Author(s): Gagandeep Singh, Josemir W. SanderAbstractThe Global Burden of Epilepsy Report estimates that there are 13 million disability adjusted life years due to epilepsy each year. Estimates of years lived with disability attributed to uncontrolled and untreated epilepsies are particularly raised in comparison to controlled epilepsies in countries with low sociodemographic indices. There are 50 million people with epilepsy in the world and of these, 125,000 die each year, and over 80% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Overall,...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionAtrophied T2-LV is associated with disability accrual in MS, and to several multimodal markers of disease evolution.
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated whether myelopathy in ALD is associated with retinal neurodegeneration on optical coherence tomography (OCT), which could serve as a surrogate outcome measure.MethodsSixty-two patients (29 men and 33 women) and 70 age-matched and sex-matched controls (33 men and 37 women) were included in this cross-sectional study. We compared retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), ganglion cell layer (GCL) and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) thickness between ALD patients and controls. In addition, we correlated these OCT measurements with clinical parameters of severity of myelopathy.ResultsPati...
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe prevalence rate of developmental disabilities in northeastern Taiwan was 11.36%. Low economic status, prematurity and/or small for gestational age and a history of underlying medical disorders were the main risk factors correlated with developmental disabilities. Taipei II is an easy-to-use and effective developmental surveillance tool for Taiwanese children.
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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