Detection of stressful situations using GSR while driving a BCI-controlled wheelchair - Cruz A, Pires G, Lopes AC, Nunes UJ.
This paper analyzes the galvanic skin response (GSR) recorded from healthy and motor disabled people while steering a robotic wheelchair (RobChair ISR-UC prototype), to infer whether GSR can help in the recognition of stressful situations. Seven healthy in...
Pneumonia is the most common cause of hospitalization for nursing home residents. When deciding whether to treat a resident in the nursing home or transfer to a hospital, it is important to consider risks of hospitalization, including significant functional decline. Little is known about the functional status outcomes of nursing home residents hospitalized for pneumonia.
Chronic pain is among the most common reasons for seeking medical attention. In the United States, 1 in 5 adults had chronic pain in 2016 and it is estimated to cost over $500 billion annually in direct medical costs and disability. It is a prevalent problem among residents in the nursing home. Non-pharmacologic therapies are the most preferred treatment for chronic pain as pharmacological therapies, such as opioids, have proven to be less effective and associated with numerous side effects among older adults.
Authors: Biederman J, DiSalvo M, Woodworth KY, Fried R, Uchida M, Biederman I, Spencer TJ, Surman C, Faraone SV Abstract BACKGROUND.: A growing body of research suggests that deficient emotional self-regulation (DESR) is common and morbid among attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) patients. The main aim of the present study was to assess whether high and low levels of DESR in adult ADHD patients can be operationalized and whether they are clinically useful. METHODS.: A total of 441 newly referred 18- to 55-year-old adults of both sexes with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Fifth...
Publication date: April 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 99Author(s):
Publication date: May 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 100Author(s): Marc Woodbury-Smith
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In conclusion, our data expand both geneticand phenotypic spectrum associated with PURA gene mutations. PMID: 32089526 [PubMed - in process]
My friend Mike Solomon, who has died aged 52 of cancer, was a clinical psychologist at the Tavistock clinic in London, working with children and young people with social, emotional and mental health problems.He thrived on building relationships and was often to be found having a clinical “session” with young people on a football pitch or at a bus stop.Continue reading...
(University of Barcelona) A research team has described five new cases of a rare disease -- known as KAT6A syndrome -- of which there are only eighty dominant cases worldwide. This neurological and developmental disorder, caused by alterations in the lysine acetyltransferase 6A gene (KAT6A), involves intellectual disability, language impairment, low muscle tone, cardiovascular malformation and eye defects, among other affectations.