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ReWalk Robotics aims for 2018 release for Restore softsuit robotic exoskeleton
ReWalk Robotics (NSDQ:RWLK) said today it completed all internal processes related to its Restore robotic rehabilitation softsuit exoskeleton and is ready to initiate clinical trials of the device in 2018, with hopes for a commercial launch in the same year. The Restore softsuit is designed to transmit power to key joints in the legs with cable technologies, powered by software and mechanics similar to those used in its ReWalk exoskeleton system for patients with spinal cord injuries. The cables are connect to fabric-based designs that attach to the leg and foot, and make it a ‘soft suit’, the Israel-...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Research & Development Robotics ReWalk Robotics Source Type: news

Development of an evidence-based complex intervention for community rehabilitation of patients with hip fracture using realist review, survey and focus groups - Roberts JL, Din NU, Williams M, Hawkes CA, Charles JM, Hoare Z, Morrison V, Alexander S, Lemmey A, Sackley C, Logan P, Wilkinson C, Rycroft-Malone J, Williams NH.
OBJECTIVES: To develop an evidence and theory-based complex intervention for improving outcomes in elderly patients following hip fracture. DESIGN: Complex-intervention development (Medical Research Council (MRC) framework phase I) using realist li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Trauma patient discharge and care transition experiences: identifying opportunities for quality improvement in trauma centres - Gotlib Conn L, Zwaiman A, DasGupta T, Hales B, Watamaniuk A, Nathens AB.
BACKGROUND: Challenges delivering quality care are especially salient during hospital discharge and care transitions. Severely injured patients discharged from a trauma centre will go either home, to rehabilitation or another acute care hospital with compl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Burn Model System: review of program and database - Amtmann D, McMullen K, Bamer A, Fauerbach JA, Gibran NS, Herndon D, Schneider JC, Kowalske K, Holavanahalli R, Miller AC.
The Burn Model System (BMS) centers program was created in 1994 to evaluate the long-term outcomes of burn injuries. As part of this multi-center program, a comprehensive longitudinal database was developed to facilitate the study of a number of functional... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Safety of active rehabilitation for persistent symptoms after pediatric sport-related concussion: a randomized controlled trial - Chan C, Iverson GL, Purtzki J, Wong K, Kwan V, Gagnon I, Silverberg ND.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the safety and tolerability of an active rehabilitation program for adolescents who are slow to recover from a sport-related concussion. A secondary objective was to estimate the treatment effect for this intervention. DESIGN:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Earthquakes! Fires! Shootings! Storms! How Tech Can Help Ease ‘ Disaster Fatigue ’
Experts say there are steps you can take to help fight the sadness and anxiety that a stream of bad news may be causing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JENNIFER JOLLY Tags: Mobile Applications Anxiety and Stress News and News Media Mental Health and Disorders Social Media Therapy and Rehabilitation Computers and the Internet Smartphones Depression (Mental) Source Type: news

Frailty linked to higher rate of perioperative morbidity
Consider frailty rather than age when selecting patients for ambulatory elective surgery Related items fromOnMedica Surgery waiting times could double by 2020 Frail elderly at greatest risk after trauma surgery GPs urged to collaborate more with geriatricians Give frail patients tailored cardiac rehabilitation, urge experts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What Matters in Medtech Now?
With a new administration comes a new direction. That begs the question—with changes at federal agencies and proposed tax reform, is the medtech industry seeing a shift in priorities? Any Adjustments for Value-Based Care? After years of championing value-based care, CMS now plans to pull back on its bundled payment experiments. It issued a proposed rule in August that would allow many hospitals to take part voluntarily in its Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program, instead of being required to participate. That program was initially the first of its kind in making participation in the bundled payment ...
Source: MDDI - October 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Research shows tai chi may be promising cardiac rehab exercise
Research shows that tai chi could be effective as an alternative exercise option for patients who decline cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could tai chi encourage more patients to take up cardiac rehab?
Tai chi did not raise aerobic fitness, but it increased physical activity, was liked, and was adhered to by heart patients who refused conventional rehab. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy Source Type: news

Tai Chi: a Gentler Way to Exercise for Ailing Hearts
Gentle movements may be a steppingstone to traditional exercise Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cardiac Rehabilitation, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Heart Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tai Chi: A Gentler Way to Exercise for Ailing Hearts
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 -- People with heart disease who shy away from traditional cardiac rehabilitation may benefit from tai chi. A small study found that the slow, gentle movements of this traditional Chinese practice may help increase physical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tai chi holds promise as cardiac rehab exercise
(American Heart Association) The slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi -- which can increase in pace -- hold promise as an alternative exercise option for patients who decline traditional cardiac rehabilitation. The study is the first to suggest that Tai Chi may improve exercise behaviors in this high-risk group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Husband and wife among 14 dead after Florida nursing home lost A/C
Two more former residents of a Florida nursing home have died roughly a month after Hurricane Irma knocked out the facility's air conditioning, the Hollywood Police Department announced Monday. The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills failed to evacuate residents from the sweltering heat in the days following the storm. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical rehabilitation hospital planned in North Natomas
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based Vibra Healthcare LLC plans to develop a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital in North Natomas, the company announced Monday. The hospital will be on a 6.23-acre lot at 10 Advantage Court near Interstate 5, according to the company. It's expected to bring around 150 new jobs to the area. It will cover 59,506 square feet, with two stories and 50 patient beds. Construction is expected to start in early 2019. The rehabili tation hospital will treat patients with neurological… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Sonya Sorich Source Type: news

Medical rehabilitation hospital planned in North Natomas
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based Vibra Healthcare LLC plans to develop a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital in North Natomas, the company announced Monday. The hospital will be on a 6.23-acre lot at 10 Advantage Court near Interstate 5, according to the company. It's expected to bring around 150 new jobs to the area. It will cover 59,506 square feet, with two stories and 50 patient beds. Construction is expected to start in early 2019. The rehabili tation hospital will treat patients with neurological… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sonya Sorich Source Type: news

Resistance training for rehabilitation after burn injury: A systematic literature review & meta-analysis
The objective was to determine the effectiveness of resistance training on muscle strength, lean mass, function, quality of life and pain, in children and adults after burn injury (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Game Ready(R) Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance For Med4 Elite(TM) Multi-Modality Recovery Device
CONCORD, Calif., Oct. 6, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- The injury and surgery recovery technology leader, Game Ready®, announced today that the company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... Devices, Orthopaedic, FDA Game Ready, Med4 Elite, orthopedic rehabilitation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Out From Under the FDA ’s Heel
A medical revolution is happening as we speak… And the great state of Texas is leading the charge. It started because people like you finally got fed up with the chokehold the FDA has on medicine. Let me explain… The FDA is controlled by bureaucrats who were hired from Big Pharma and the medical establishment. They refuse to approve life-saving therapies without years of tightly controlled clinical trials. In the meantime, real people are suffering. And even dying. But Texas is on track to become the first state to explicitly back stem cell therapies. And it’s about time states took this power away from...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Fitness Health Source Type: news

General health status among firefighters and rescue operations workers - Ibrayeva A, Turdalieva B, Aimbetova G, Pleva L.
Research objective - to study the state of health of staff of service of fire extinguishing and accident rescue services department for definition of the priority directions of rendering the treatment-and-prophylactic help and rehabilitation of employees. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

It's not too early to prepare for a MIPS audit
Beginning in 2019, the level of reimbursement from Medicare to many physicians...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MIPS reporting for 2017: What radiologists need to know Tips for imaging patients at rehabilitation facilities CMS sheds light on plans for clinical decision support Radiology billing must adapt to patient consumerism Is your practice ready for new decision-support rules? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Complicated Recovery Awaits Victims Injured in Vegas Attack
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Their concert turned into a siege, and now their lives may become a battle. The staggering count of people injured in the shooting at a Las Vegas music festival means their recoveries are likely to be as varied as the victims themselves. Some injuries are as simple as broken bones, others gunshot wounds involving multiple surgeries and potential transplants, and all come with the added emotional scars of enduring the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, with 59 killed. At least 130 people remained hospitalized Tuesday, with 48 listed in critical condition. Hospitals said 185 others had already ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda Lee Myers and Mat Sedensky, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Patient Care Source Type: news

Complicated Recovery Awaits Victims Injured in Vegas Attack
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Their concert turned into a siege, and now their lives may become a battle. The staggering count of people injured in the shooting at a Las Vegas music festival means their recoveries are likely to be as varied as the victims themselves. Some injuries are as simple as broken bones, others gunshot wounds involving multiple surgeries and potential transplants, and all come with the added emotional scars of enduring the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, with 59 killed. At least 130 people remained hospitalized Tuesday, with 48 listed in critical condition. Hospitals said 185 others had already ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda Lee Myers and Mat Sedensky, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Patient Care Source Type: news

Suicide and traumatic brain injury: a review by clinical researchers from the National Institute for Disability and Independent Living Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and Veterans Health Administration Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems - Dreer LE, Tang X, Nakase-Richardson R, Pugh MJ, Cox MK, Bailey EK, Finn JA, Zafonte R, Brenner LA.
Research among a wide range of cohorts (e.g. civilian, military) has increasingly highlighted traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a risk factor for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, including death by suicide. With this recognition, subsequent changes in clinic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Long-term services for the care and rehabilitation of people with severe acquired brain injury: a multicentre, cross-sectional study of 536 Italian families - Redolfi A, Gugliotta M, Borsotti M, D'Amato A, Gemignani P, Maietti A, Mezzanato T, Sapienza S, Trimarchi PD, Negrini S, Mazzucchi A.
BACKGROUND: People with severe acquired brain injuries (ABIs) require complex, long-term multidisciplinary healthcare, and social welfare programmes, and their families experience social and emotional consequences that profoundly condition their quality of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dynamics of clinical recovery during the early phase of rehabilitation in patients with severe traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury - Oujamaa L, Francony G, Boucheix P, Schilte C, Bouzat P, P érennou D, Payen JF.
PURPOSE: Our aim was to describe the changes in the functional outcome at the early phase of rehabilitation following severe brain injury and to identify the factors associated with faster recovery. METHODS: This retrospective analysis included 182... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Arthur Janov, 93, Dies; Psychologist Caught World ’ s Attention With ‘ Primal Scream ’
The father of primal scream therapy, Dr. Janov maintained, not without controversy, that it could cure an array of ills, from alcoholism to asthma. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGALIT FOX Tags: Janov, Arthur Therapy and Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychologists Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Arthur Janov, Psychologist Who Caught Attention With ‘ Primal Scream, ’ Dies at 93
The father of primal scream therapy, Dr. Janov maintained, not without controversy, that it could cure an array of ills, from alcoholism to asthma. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGALIT FOX Tags: Arthur Janov Deaths (Obituaries) Therapy and Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Arthur Janov, Psychologist Who Set the World Screaming, Dies at 93
The father of primal scream therapy, Dr. Janov maintained, not without controversy, that it could cure an array of ills from alcoholism to asthma. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGALIT FOX Tags: Arthur Janov Deaths (Obituaries) Therapy and Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Misfit of implant prostheses and its impact on clinical outcomes. Definition, assessment and a systematic review of the literature.
Eur J Oral Implantol. 2017;10 Suppl 1:121-138.AbstractBACKGROUND AND AIM:Compromised fit between the contact surfaces of screw-retained implant-supported fixed dentures (IFDs) is thought to create uncontrolled strains in the prosthetic components and peri-implant tissues, thus evoking biological and technical complications such as bone loss, screw loosening, component fractures and, at worst, loss of implants or prostheses. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the impact of marginal misfit on the clinical outcomes of IFDs, and to elucidate definition and assessment methods for passive fit.MATERIALS AND METHODS...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The use of the Model of Occupational Self Efficacy in improving the cognitive functioning of individuals with brain injury: a pre- and post-intervention study - Soeker S.
BACKGROUND: Individuals diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) often experience major limitations in returning to work despite participating in rehabilitation programmes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine whether individuals w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

12th Person Dies After Being Taken From Overheated Florida Nursing Home
(MIAMI) — A 12th patient has died after being taken from an overheated Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma, officials confirmed on Friday. Dolores Biamonte, 57, died Thursday night, according to a statement from the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office. Hollywood police are treating all 12 deaths from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as part of a criminal investigation, spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said in a statement. Eight patients died Sept. 13, three days after the storm knocked out the nursing home’s air conditioning. Others died in the following ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Freida Frisaro / AP Tags: Uncategorized Florida onetime Source Type: news

What works in Israeli prison-based sex offender rehabilitation programs: program participants' perspective - Geiger B, Fischer M.
This study invited 10 of the 22 sex offenders enrolled in a prison-based rehabilitation program in one of the prisons in Israel to engage in the two first of the 4-D ( Discover, Dream, Design, and Deliver) stages of the Appreciative Inquiry. Consistent wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Hope, coping and psychosocial adjustment after spinal cord injury - Dorsett P, Geraghty T, Sinnott A, Acland R.
INTRODUCTION: The study was a prospective, longitudinal design. The purpose was to explore the role of hope in the coping and psychosocial adjustment process following a spinal cord injury. The study was conducted at Spinal cord injury rehabilitation units... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

‘I’m Back.’ Steve Scalise Returns to Capitol Hill 3 Months After GOP Baseball Shooting
(WASHINGTON) — The congressman shot in June at a baseball practice is returning to work at the Capitol after three months in the hospital and at a rehabilitation facility. That’s the word from Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s office. The Louisiana Republican will vote Thursday morning and address his colleagues on the House floor. This is his first public appearance since the shooting. Scalise and four other people were injured June 14 when a gunman opened fire on a Republican baseball practice in nearby Alexandria, Virginia. U.S. Capitol Police and other officers returned fire and killed the gunman. The rif...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Congress onetime Source Type: news

SSM Health Physical Therapy acquires SpineCare Inc.
SSM Health Physical Therapy has acquired local spinal pain care and rehabilitation provider SpineCare Inc. With the acquisition, SpineCare's office on North New Ballas becomes part of the SSM system, joining a network of more than 60 physical therapy centers across the region. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are looking forward to both joining a market leader in spine and pain physical th erapy and becoming part of the SSM-Select Medical family,” Janice Klein, former owner of SpineCare,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Early Rehab Accelerates Return to Sport After Muscle Injury Early Rehab Accelerates Return to Sport After Muscle Injury
Early rehabilitation of athletes with acute muscle injury shortened the time to pain-free recovery and return to sports compared with delayed rehabilitation, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Adaptive Sports Night for those with disabilities is Sept. 28
Upstate Medical University's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department and MoveAlong join forces to host Adaptive Sports Night Sept. 28 featuring athletic and recreational options for those with disabilities. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - September 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

HealthSouth, University Medical Center announce joint venture
HealthSouth and University Medical Center Health System, affiliated with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, have entered into an agreement to build a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Lubbock, Texas. The hospital will be built in a University Medical Center Health System development with construction starting this spring. The hospital is expected to offer comprehensive physical rehabilitation services to patients in spring 2019. The hospital aims to help patients who have… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

‘Worst Year of My Life’: Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson Opens Up About Mental Health Struggles
Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson opened up about his mental health issues this week, revealing a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. Speaking with Marc Maron on his WTF podcast, Davidson spoke openly about what led up to the diagnosis after he entered a rehabilitation program last December. Davidson first entered the program because he started having mental breakdowns he initially blamed on his frequent marijuana use. “I never really did any other drugs,” Davidson told Maron. “So I was like, ‘I’m gonna try to go to rehab. Maybe that’ll be helpful.” While at r...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime Source Type: news

Exercise Training in Interstitial Lung Disease Exercise Training in Interstitial Lung Disease
Pulmonary rehabilitation programs including exercise training may be an effective intervention in stable patients with interstitial lung disease.Thorax (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Getting her life back: Amelia overcomes chronic pain
The pain seemed to come from nowhere. Although fifth-grader Amelia Watt had sprained her ankle playing soccer a few weeks earlier, the injury had seemed inconsequential. Yet now, she couldn’t put any weight on her foot without crying. Soon, the burning pain crept up her leg and her foot began to turn purple. Even taking a shower had become excruciating. At age 11, this vibrant, active girl was relegated to crutches, afraid to walk. Eventually, Amelia’s local physicians diagnosed her with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a chronic pain condition believed to be caused by malfunction of the nervous system. C...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories chronic pain Chronic Pain Clinic complex regional pain syndrome Dr. Edin Randall Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center (PPRC) Source Type: news

Intensive rehab can help military patients work after brain injuries
(Reuters Health) - Four in five military service members who suffer brain injuries may be able to return to military or civilian work after they get treatment at inpatient rehabilitation facilities, a UK study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Evaluating the effectiveness of Facebook to impact the knowledge of evidence-based employment practices by individuals with traumatic brain injury: a knowledge translation random control study - Inge KJ, Graham CW, McLaughlin JW, Erickson D, Wehman P, Seward HE.
BACKGROUND: Individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience difficulty with obtaining and maintaining employment post-injury. Although vocational rehabilitation (VR) can be one option to provide individuals with TBI support and services to lead to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Project career: an individualized postsecondary approach to promoting independence, functioning, and employment success among students with traumatic brain injuries - Minton D, Elias E, Rumrill P, Hendricks DJ, Jacobs K, Leopold A, Nardone A, Sampson E, Scherer M, Gee Cormier A, Taylor A, DeLatte C.
BACKGROUND: Project Career is a five-year interdisciplinary demonstration project funded by NIDILRR. It provides technology-driven supports, merging Cognitive Support Technology (CST) evidence-based practices and rehabilitation counseling, to improve posts... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is there an optimal time to initiate an active rehabilitation protocol for concussion management in children? A case series - Dobney DM, Grilli L, Kocilowicz H, Beaulieu C, Straub M, Friedman D, Gagnon IJ.
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the time frame during which initiating an active rehabilitation intervention (aerobic exercise, balance, and sport specific skills) after concussion contributed to improvement in symptoms at follow-up in children and adolescents who ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

TBI rehabilomics research: an exemplar of a biomarker-based approach to precision care for populations with disability - Wagner AK.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize how "-omics" technologies can inform rehabilitation-relevant outcomes for a range of populations with neurologically related disability by including outcome metrics linked to the World Health Or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Accommodating individuals with traumatic brain injury: an analysis of employer-initiated cases handled by the job accommodation network - Hendricks DJ, Sampson E.
BACKGROUND: The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has provided customized accommodation information to employers, individuals with disabilities, and their representatives (e.g., family, rehabilitation counselors, union representatives) since 1983. For each i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Law Enforcement, State Attorneys Review 10 Patients who Died in Sweltering Nursing Home
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Ten elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days, even though just across the street was a fully functioning and cooled hospital. From the perspective of Florida Gov. Rick Scott and relatives of those at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, criminal charges are warranted. But under Florida law, a prosecution might be difficult. Two of three ex-state prosecutors contacted by The Associated Press had doubts as to whether Dr. Jack Michel, the home's owner, or any of his employee...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Terry Spencer, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Law Enforcement, State Attorneys Review 10 Patients who Died in Sweltering Nursing Home
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Ten elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days, even though just across the street was a fully functioning and cooled hospital. From the perspective of Florida Gov. Rick Scott and relatives of those at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, criminal charges are warranted. But under Florida law, a prosecution might be difficult. Two of three ex-state prosecutors contacted by The Associated Press had doubts as to whether Dr. Jack Michel, the home's owner, or any of his employee...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Terry Spencer, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news