Paradigm shifts are hard to come by: looking ahead of COVID-19 with the social and environmental determinants of health and the UN SDGs

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Source: European Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research

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Every care provider and life sciences business says the same thing: the global pandemic emergency is acting as an unprecedented accelerant that is profoundly changing the way healthcare is delivered and R&D is conducted.    Above all, the experiences of 2020 have expanded our sense of the possibilities for technology to transform our health. We are in a new technological era. “COVID has disrupted our industry,” says Bertrand Bodson, Chief Digital Officer at Novartis. “It has highlighted our strengths and areas we now need to dial up. Healthcare’s digital moment has arrived.”&nb...
Source: EyeForPharma - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
Conclusion: Most common form of physiotherapy interventions in patients with Covid 19 were therapeutic positioning, early mobilization and breathing exercises. Physiotherapy intervention appears promising in facilitating early patient ambulation and discharge. This study shows that it is safe and feasible to provide early physiotherapy treatment techniques in patients with COVID-19 using appropriate measures of infection prevention and cross contamination. PMID: 32978920 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conditions:   Lung Cancer;   Physiotherapy Interventions:   Other: Breathing exercise, intensive spirometry use, supported cough, progressive mobilisation and ambulation;   Other: Exercise booklet Sponsor:   Istanbul Medipol University Hospital Enrolling by invitation
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
These standards cover community rehabilitation and physiotherapy care for adults of 18 years and over with Covid-19. The standards apply to anyone with rehabilitation needs who has or has had Covid-19. The standards are relevant to people at all stages of their Covid-19 recovery, their families and carers. This is whether their care is managed in community settings throughout or if they were admitted to hospital at any stage. Published 24 September 2020.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Homœopathic Links DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715909Telemedicine is a new concept that is developing with a lightning speed in developed countries. The practitioners of medicine are also using this as it has been legalised in many countries.In the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) times, when the buzzword is physical distancing, telemedicine assumes more importance. People are using this because of its easy availability, which cuts down their waiting time in the hospitals, it is easily accessible and is cost-effective. This is not only used by the modern science but also by the alternative systems of medicine like Ayurved...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: Overall, COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a significant disruption of clinical and support services for patients with neuromuscular diseases. Despite the efforts to provide telemedicine consults to patients, this option could be promoted and improved further. A close collaboration between the different neuromuscular centers and service providers as well as further implementation of telehealth platforms are necessary to ensure quality care to NMD patients in the near future and in case of recurrent pandemic waves. PMID: 32904925 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Myologica - Category: Neurology Tags: Acta Myol Source Type: research
This article describes the current scenario in Brazil which has exposed the shortage of professionals and resources and reinforces the need for professional recognition, especially of those working in intensive care units. Barriers and challenges faced by Brazilian physiotherapists during the COVID-19 pandemic are described, followed by innovative solutions. Remote physiotherapy prior to the pandemic was merely one of many patient care options, but now has become a necessity, and several international organizations have provided guidelines for physiotherapists to follow, including guidelines on offering digital physiothera...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Alert: rant ahead. Early in my career working in persistent pain management, it was thought that “chronic pain is chronic pain is chronic pain” and pretty much anything that helped one person would help the next. Over time we’ve learned a lot more about persistent pain: the mechanisms differ a lot between neuropathic mechanisms and nociplastic mechanisms. Even within these groups, the mechanisms are very different. We’ve also learned a lot more about the psychosocial variables that are associated with prolonged disability and distress when pain persists. Some of the earliest work by Turk and coll...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Groupwork Interdisciplinary teams Pain conditions Research Science in practice Source Type: blogs
Conclusion] PT for COVID-19 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 should be formulated according to the stage of the disease and condition of the patients. PMID: 32884178 [PubMed]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: J Phys Ther Sci Source Type: research
Chronic/persistent pain management is not sexy. No-one gets a magic cure. Lives are not saved – at least not in a way that mortality statistics show. Chronic pain management is under-funded. And now: buried in a list of other proposed service cuts in the local health board’s plan to save millions of dollars, is a proposal to “save” $650,000 from the pain clinic. You’ll note also reductions in community services, GP support for vulnerable, and healthy lifestyles programmes. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/122558278/hundreds-of-staff-nurses-and-services-may-be-axed-at-canterbury-d...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Interdisciplinary teams News Pain conditions Research Science in practice Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
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