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All NHS staff need a pay rise that ’s above inflation, say health unions
NHS unions are today (Friday) breaking with tradition and submitting a pay claim directly to the government on behalf of more than one million health workers across the UK. In a letter to the Chancellor, 14 health unions including UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Unite and the GMB, are asking Philip Hammond to earmark funds in the November Budget for a pay rise in line with inflation (Retail Price Index). The claim also calls for an additional £800 to restore some of the pay lost over the past seven years. Cleaners, nurses, radiographers, pha...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health inflation NHS nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Strategies for injury prevention in Brazilian football: perceptions of physiotherapists and practices of premier league teams - Meurer MC, Silva MF, Baroni BM.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the physiotherapists perceptions and the current practices for injury prevention in elite football (soccer) clubs in Brazil. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Group of Science in Sports& Exercise, Federal University o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

New research shines spotlight on mental health and arthritis
Around a third of the 400,000 people in the UK with rheumatoid arthritis also experience mental health issues. Statistics like these clearly show arthritis does not just affect people’s physical health. Without the right treatment and support the pain and fatigue of rheumatoid arthritis can take its toll on our minds, as well as our bodies.We want this to change and for the mental health issues associated with arthritis to be taken seriously, recognised early and treated effectively. We've forged a new partnership with mental health research charityMQ: Transforming Mental Health to support vital research in this...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The true impact of arthritis
You'll know all too well the impact arthritis has on your own life. Perhaps you also think about how your arthritis affects your loved ones or your employer, but the impact doesn’t stop there. With 10 million people in the UK living with arthritis, each with friends and family, many with work colleagues and employers and all supported by a team of healthcare professionals, the ripple effect of arthritis touches every person in our society, either directly or indirectly.To support our campaign, we've gathered evidence to reveal the extent of the hidden impact of arthritis on our society, published in a new report...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

MiMedx divests Stable Biologics subsidiary in transition to focus on biopharma
MiMedx (NSDQ:MDXG) said today it inked a definitive agreement with the former shareholders of Stability Inc. to divest itself of Stability Biologics, which it acquired last January. The Marietta, Ga.-based company said the divestiture is part of its plan to transition back into a biopharmaceutical-focused company. “The transaction is expected to be completed in the 3rd quarter of 2017, and the consideration will include a promissory note issued by Stability Biologics in the principal amount of $3.5 million in favor of MiMedx and a waiver by the former stockholders of Stability, Inc. ...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Regenerative Medicine MiMedx Group Inc. Stability Biologics Source Type: news

Man who faked physiotherapy licence recently worked at Halifax clinic using alias
A man with a lengthy history of faking his physiotherapy credentials, including during his time in the Canadian Forces, was until recently working under an assumed name as a manager in Atlantic Canada's largest hospital system, CBC News has learned. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Immigration salary rules could force physios to leave UK
Physiotherapists from overseas working in the NHS could be forced to leave the UK under tougher immigration rules, HSJ has been told. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Wet’ care homes for older people with refractory alcohol problems: A qualitative study
Conclusion Placement in wet care homes is expensive, but they can have positive outcomes for individuals whose needs cannot be met elsewhere.  Costs may be offset by a reduction in the use of other health, social and criminal justice services.  Future research and service monitoring should include economic analysis. Further Information Contact details for corresponding author: Michelle McCann, Room B401, University of Bedfordshire, University Square, Luton LU1 3JU. (Source: Alcohol Research UK)
Source: Alcohol Research UK - August 4, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Tai chi for risk of falls. A meta-analysis - Lomas-Vega R, Obrero-Gait án E, Molina-Ortega FJ, Del-Pino-Casado R.
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the effectiveness of tai chi for falls prevention. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Pubmed, Scopus, CINHAL, and Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) were searched to May 26, 2016. PARTICIPANTS: Older a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Slouching isn't bad for you claims physio expert Jack Chew
Years of slating bad postures as being detrimental to our health is 'wrong', Jack Chew, of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slouching ISN'T bad for you, claims expert
Years of slating bad postures as being detrimental to our health is 'wrong', Jack Chew, of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rectocele prolapse after overdoing it post hysterectomy – Vivian ’ s story
The post Rectocele prolapse after overdoing it post hysterectomy – Vivian’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. My story is this which I hope will help others, as I feel I could and should have been given more information regarding exercises for pelvic floor muscles. I have since suffered another prolapse after my hysterectomy, this time a rectocele prolapse at the beginning of April 2017, I suppose because I have overdone things, but had I been given more information, perhaps this could have been prevented. I first suffered a prolapsed uterus in September 2016 and had a LAVH on 19th Dec...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories pelvic floor exercises prolapse rectocele Source Type: news

Health unions call for the government to act on public sector pay
Seventeen unions representing employees across the NHS have today (Tuesday) expressed anger and deep disappointment at the government’s failure to deal with the ongoing public sector pay crisis. Unions say health staff are angry that ministers have still not said they will allow the pay review bodies to operate without interference, and will fully fund any recommendations they make. NHS unions insist that another year of pay restraint is wholly unacceptable, and will cause long-lasting damage to the health service, its patients and its workforce. The unions have also repeated the offer they made to health secretary J...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 4, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS public sector pay Source Type: news

Why yoga could be bad for your eyes
Yoga is as effective as physiotherapy for treating back pain, it was revealed recently. But there are concerns it could be bad for your eyes and cause unnecessary injuries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of pilates exercise for improving balance in older adults (PEDro synthesis) - Grande GHD, Padulla SAT, Franco MR.
This section features a recent systematic review that is indexed on PEDro, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (http://www.pedro.org.au). PEDro is a free, web-based database of evidence relevant to physiotherapy. ▸ Barker AL, Bird ML, Talevski J. E... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Aquatic therapy for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a pilot feasibility randomised controlled trial and mixed-methods process evaluation
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare disease that causes the progressive loss of motor abilities such as walking. Standard treatment includes physiotherapy. No trial has evaluated whether or not adding aquatic therapy (AT) to land-based therapy (LBT) exercises helps to keep muscles strong and children independent. To assess the feasibility of recruiting boys with DMD to a randomised trial evaluating AT (primary objective) and to collect data from them; to assess how, and how well, the intervention and trial procedures work. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga as good for low back pain as physiotherapy: study
Chronic lower back pain is equally likely to improve with yoga classes as with physical therapy, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Gaidam Appoints 38 Nurses, 32 Doctors, Pharmacists, Others
[Daily Trust] Damaturu -Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has approved the recruitment of 38 nurses and 32 NYSC doctors, pharmacists, radiographers, and physiotherapists to boost health care delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An evaluation of combined narrative exposure therapy and physiotherapy for comorbid PTSD and chronic pain in torture survivors - Dibaj I, Øveraas Halvorsen J, Edward Ottesen Kennair L, Inge Stenmark H.
INTRODUCTION: Torture is associated with adverse health consequences, with especially high rates of PTSD, depression and chronic pain. Despite increased awareness of the relationship between pain and posttraumaticsymptoms, and the accompanying need for eff... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk of falls in the rheumatic patient at geriatric age - Prusinowska A, Komorowski A, Sadura-Sieklucka T, Ksi ężopolska-Orłowska K.
Evaluating the risk of falling of a geriatric rheumatic patient plays an essential role not only in planning and carrying out the physiotherapeutic process. The consequences of falls may be different and, although they do not always result in serious reper... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medical Device Alert: All Lifepak 1000 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) - risk of device shutting down unexpectedly during patient treatment and possible failure to deliver therapy
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a medical device alert for all Lifepak 1000 automatic external defibrillators manufactured by Physio Control. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - May 19, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Knee surgery 'should not be used to treat degenerative knee disease'
Knee arthroscopy should not be considered a suitable treatment option for the vast majority of patients with degenerative knee disease, according to experts. An international panel, led by Reed Siemieniuk at McMaster University in Canada, has reviewed the available evidence and come to a firm conclusion that surgery does not offer any substantial benefits for these patients, despite most guidance suggesting otherwise. Why knee surgery may be unsuitable Part of the British Medical Journal's Rapid Recommendations initiative, which aims to quickly generate trustworthy guidance for doctors based on the latest evidence, the...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 10, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Ibuprofen linked to increased risk of heart attacks
Conclusion This study is a useful addition to our knowledge about the links between NSAIDs and heart attack risk. The study suggests all commonly-used NSAIDs are linked to a similarly-raised risk of heart attacks, that the risk generally rises with the dose, and that it is highest in the first month of treatment. The researchers did a good job at taking account of potential confounding factors that could have affected the results. Even so, we don't know for sure that the NSAIDs were the direct cause of the problem. For example, if you are prescribed NSAIDs for a painful condition, and have a heart attack two weeks later, i...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson lands $260m Defense Dept. contract for orthopedic devices
The U.S. Defense Dept. yesterday awarded a Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) unit a contract for orthopedic products worth nearly $260.5 million. The 1-year contract with Piscataway, N.J.-based Johnson & Johnson Healthcare System includes 4 1-year options; the total maximum value of the agreement covers the life of the contract including the option years, if exercised, according to the Pentagon. The deal calls for J&J to supply orthopedic products to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The contract is slated to expire April 27, 2022, the DoD said. The Pentagon a...
Source: Mass Device - April 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Orthopedics Resuscitation Johnson & Johnson Physio-Control U.S. Defense Dept. Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 21, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From new and renewed partnerships to FDA approvals, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Life Spine receives FDA clearance for cervical spacer system Life Spine announced in an April 19 press release that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Plateau-C Ti Cervical Spacer System. The system uses Life Spine’s titanium surface technology, Osseo-Loc, that helps with potential bone growth. Plateau-C Ti also has additional graft windows to help with visibility in-situ and bone graft containment. It entered full-market release on Apri...
Source: Mass Device - April 21, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) News Well Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Clearflow Condor Getinge Life Spine Lifetrack Medical Mayo Clinic Monitored Therapeutics Owlstone Medical Physio- Source Type: news

Physitrack lands first major UK payer partnership to offer virtual physical therapy platform
UK provider network IPRS Health has launched the virtual physical therapy platform from Physitrack to their customers under global insurer QBE, allowing patients to use app-based physiotherapy in lieu of some in-person sessions. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 30, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A Special Learning Journey Cut Short
Students at the St Pius X Resource Centre in Malawi for children with physical and developmental disabilities. Credit: Charity Chimungu Phiri/IPSBy Charity Chimungu PhiriBLANTYRE, Malawi, Mar 29 2017 (IPS)When building a house, it’s critical to lay a strong foundation. The same applies to education, with studies showing that children who attend early learning centers perform better in school than those who do not.In Malawi, a 2003 national survey found that only 18.8 percent of school-age children with disabilities were attending class. More than twice as many of the same age group without disabilities (41.1 percent)...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Charity Chimungu Phiri Tags: Africa Education Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Disability rights early childhood education Malawi World Autism Awareness Day Source Type: news

Late to Walk
By Charmaine Taylor RietmanOTTAWA, Mar 29 2017 (IPS)I have two children. A daughter who just turned six and a son who just turned three. My daughter was late to walk. My husband and I were pretty worried about why it was taking so long for her to stop ‘bum scooching’ — her preferred method of movement. I consulted Google on more than one occasion to see if other parents had children doing the same. I felt anxious when I read that 18 months was considered very late. She didn’t start until she was 22 months after a few months of physiotherapy.My son followed in his sister’s footsteps, but being ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Charmaine Taylor Rietman Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Regional Categories World Autism Awareness Day Source Type: news

NHS staff are giving 100%, but getting just 1% in return, says UNISON
Commenting on the announcement from the NHS pay review body (PRB) today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Health service employees go above and beyond caring for patients and keeping the health service running – often in very challenging circumstances. “The government insists it values them, but after endless pay freezes and wage caps, they feel taken for granted. Day after day NHS staff are giving 100%, but getting just 1% in return. “As the gap grows between take-home pay and household expenditure, NHS staff can’t stretch their money far enough. And as wages increase el...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 28, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis health NHS pay review body Source Type: news

Latest NHS pay award is ‘ derisory ’ , say health unions
Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) from the NHS Pay Review Body (PRB) of its proposals for 2017/18, Christina McAnea, the spokesperson for unions representing staff working in the NHS, and head of health at UNISON, said: “This deal amounts to less than five pounds a week for most midwives, nurses, cleaners, paramedics, radiographers and other healthcare staff. “It’s a derisory amount in the face of soaring fuel bills, rising food prices and increasing transport costs. “The government’s insistence on the one per cent cap has tied the PRB’s hands. ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 28, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea NHS pay review body Source Type: news

Ibuprofen claimed to raise cardiac arrest risk by a third
Conclusion This study showed an association between taking ibuprofen or diclofenac and an increased risk of a cardiac arrest in the following 30 days, but no association was found with the other NSAIDs investigated. But this study does have its limitations: Although the researchers used the same people to avoid confounding variables, the same person will differ in certain aspects over time – for example, certain diseases may get better or worse, which might have affected the results. The study only looked at prescribed drugs and not over-the-counter drugs. In Denmark, ibuprofen was the only over-the-counter drug ...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Could better information and support before and after surgery transform joint replacement results?
Joint replacements improve the quality of life of thousands of people with arthritis in the UK each year. More than 104,000 knee replacements and 98,000 hip replacements were performed during 2015 alone.We know many of you have already benefited from this surgery, telling us how a new hip or knee has got you moving again, cut down on your pain and helped you to get the most out of life. However, there's still vital work to be done to help even more people to experience positive outcomes after joint replacement surgery, which is why Arthritis Research UK is funding extensive research in this area.Recently published results ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 16, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Is running good or bad for your joints? Study searches for a definitive answer
The evidence that exercise can help to reduce the pain and stiffness caused by arthritis is overwhelming. This evidence isn't only gathered from robust scientific studies, but also directly from people of all ages who tell us howstaying active has helped them to live well with arthritis.However, the idea that certain types of exercise can be damaging to our joints, doing more harm than good, persists. This is particularly the case with running which, despite being a hugely popular pastime in the UK, continues to be the subject of conflicting reports in the media about its health benefits and risks. Thousands of people of v...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 16, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Research into movement in elite sports could help to prevent and treat osteoarthritis
The way we move our bodies during everyday life, including how we walk, sit, run and play sports, has an impact on our joints and muscles throughout our lives. That’s why Arthritis Research UK is funding innovative research to build understanding of the way athletes and professional sportspeople move and the stresses those movements place on their joints.This insight will then be used to develop new approaches to treat the pain ofosteoarthritis and to help people to exercise safely, reducing their risk of injury and of developing arthritis in the future.Leading researchers from all over the country have been brought ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 16, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Exploring stroke survivors' and physiotherapists' views of self-management after stroke: a qualitative study in the UK
This UK study looks for the first time at both stroke survivors'and physiotherapists'views of self-management after stroke. Based on interviews with thirteen stroke survivors recently admitted to a London stroke unit and thirteen physiotherapists involved in their care, key differences were found in how self-management was understood. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Portuguese Start-up Aims to Revolutionize Physical Rehabilitation Industry Portuguese Start-up Aims to Revolutionize Physical Rehabilitation Industry
When Virgilio Bento's brother had to go to Cuba 20 years ago to receive cheap physiotherapy as he recovered from a life-threatening car crash back home in Portugal, he did not know it would inspire an innovation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Device allows patients to work remotely with physiotherapist from comfort of home
A Portugese entrepreneur's device, soon to roll out in North America, has the potential to reduce costs for physiotherapy by offering support remotely to patients doing exercises in their homes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Portuguese start-up aims to revolutionize physical rehabilitation industry
LISBON (Reuters) - When Virgilio Bento's brother had to go to Cuba 20 years ago to receive cheap physiotherapy as he recovered from a life-threatening car crash back home in Portugal, he did not know it would inspire an innovation.      (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nurses, Doctors Leave Balkans to Work in Germany Nurses, Doctors Leave Balkans to Work in Germany
Nejra Isaretovic, a 25-year old physiotherapist from Sarajevo, is busy these days studying German and taking driving lessons -- key skills required for her new job in Germany.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 9, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. FDA labels Physio-Control’s Lifepak 1000 recall as Class I The FDA today labeled a select recall of Physio-Control Lifepak 1000 defibrillators over electrical issues as Class I. A Class 1 indication from the federal watch...
Source: Mass Device - March 9, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Nurses, doctors leave Balkans to work in Germany
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Nejra Isaretovic, a 25-year old physiotherapist from Sarajevo, is busy these days studying German and taking driving lessons -- key skills required for her new job in Germany. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Providing physical activity interventions for people with musculoskeletal conditions
We're pleased to be launching our new report,‘Providing physical activity interventions for people with musculoskeletal conditions’ at the annual LGA/ADPH annual conference today (9 March).Physical activity is a key part of a public health approach to musculoskeletal conditions and it has a range of benefits for people with musculoskeletal conditions in terms of improving quality of life and supporting people to be independent. It can reduce joint and back pain by 25% while also improving sleep, managing stress and reducing depression, anxiety and dementia and is therefore beneficial for people who have a muscu...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 9, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

FDA labels Physio-Control ’s Lifepak 1000 recall as Class I
The FDA today labeled a select recall of Physio-Control Lifepak 1000 defibrillators over electrical issues as Class I. A Class 1 indication from the federal watchdog indicates “a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death,” according to the agency. The company’s Lifepak 1000 defibrillator is designed to deliver lifesaving electrical shocks to individuals with sudden cardiac arrest. The device is being recalled due to an electrical issue which may cause it to shut down unexpectedly during treatment, due to wear and oxidation formation between t...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Recalls Physio-Control Inc. Source Type: news

Class I Medical Device Recall: Physio-Control Inc. Recalls LIFEPAK 1000 Defibrillator Due to an Electrical Issue Which May Cause the Device to Shut Down Unexpectedly
Physio-Control is recalling the LIFEPAK 1000 due to an electrical issue which may cause the device to shut down unexpectedly during patient treatment. Physio-Control has determined that wear and oxidation formation between the battery and device... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Pulsara Founder and CEO wins EMS10 Innovator Award
Bozeman, MT— James Woodson, MD, Founder and CEO of Pulsara, was recognized as a recipient of an EMS10: Innovators in EMS 2016 Award at a ceremony at the EMS Today Conference & Exposition last month. Hosted by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) and sponsored by Physio-Control Inc and Stryker Corporation, the EMS10 awards recognize ten individuals who made significant innovative contributions in EMS in the previous year. Over 40 nominations were considered for this year’s award.     A panel of EMS professionals selected the ten distinguished winners, who “each displayed initiati...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Industry News Source Type: news

Pulsara Founder and CEO wins EMS10 Innovator Award
Bozeman, MT— James Woodson, MD, Founder and CEO of Pulsara, was recognized as a recipient of an EMS10: Innovators in EMS 2016 Award at a ceremony at the EMS Today Conference & Exposition last month. Hosted by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) and sponsored by Physio-Control Inc and Stryker Corporation, the EMS10 awards recognize ten individuals who made significant innovative contributions in EMS in the previous year. Over 40 nominations were considered for this year’s award.     A panel of EMS professionals selected the ten distinguished winners, who “each displayed initiati...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Industry News Source Type: news

Health services research awards announced
This study is led by Dr Kathryn Martin at the University of Aberdeen. It aims to determine how walk with ease will need to be modified before it could be implemented in the UK, and to gauge the possibility of conducting a trial to evaluate the programme’s effectiveness.Joint funded by Arthritis Research UK, Pfizer and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust:Aiming for patient centred treatment through use of the Arthritis Research UK Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) The Arthritis Research UK Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) is a short questionnaire that allows people with mus...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 1, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Online Intervention Reduces Knee Pain, Improves Mobility Online Intervention Reduces Knee Pain, Improves Mobility
An online intervention that included physiotherapy, a pain management course, and educational materials substantially reduced chronic knee pain and improved mobility in an Australian study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Eritrea: Physiotherapy Center Making a Difference
[Shabait] Barentu -A Physiotherapy Center in Barentu Referral hospital is making a difference in alleviating health problems of a number of nationals. According to Mr. Berketet Abrham, Physiotherapy expert in the Referral Hospital, the center has been instrumental in treating various tissues and joints related diseases and rickets cases on children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news