Can mobile tech offer new pathways to improve recovery from serious traumatic injuries?
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) Serious traumatic injuries are a health event that can begin a trajectory toward chronic health and social challenges. Research on patient outcomes following traumatic injuries establishes the pervasive nature of injuries' long-term consequences in physical, psychological, social and economic well-being, which may persist months and even years after an injury hospitalization. In light of this research, emerging interventions have targeted enhanced and coordinated healthcare services to support recovery and address patients' long-term rehabilitative needs. (Source: EurekAlert! ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Predictors of balance in older hip fracture patients undergoing standard motor rehabilitation - Gialanella B, Santoro R, Prometti P, Bertolinelli M, Monguzzi V, Grioni G.
PURPOSE: Little is known about the factors predicting balance in hip fracture patients. The aim of this retrospective observational study was to assess balance before and after inpatient rehabilitation and, secondarily, to identify factors predicting the b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Covid-19 community rehabilitation: physiotherapy service delivery, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
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))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missing rehab due to COVID-19 increased distress in women with breast cancer
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Beyond the tragic surges in hospitalizations and deaths, the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted healthcare for people with a wide range of medical conditions - including cancer. For women recovering after breast cancer treatment, COVID-19-related interruptions in rehabilitation care led to emotional distress and other effects on health and well-being, reports a study in the October issue of Rehabilitation Oncology, official journal of the APTA Oncology, an Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Living well' after burn injury: using case reports to illustrate significant contributions from the Burn Model System Research Program - Carrougher GJ, McMullen K, Amtmann D, Wolfe A, Tenney D, Schneider JC, Yeakley J, Holavanahalli RK, Patterson L, Madison C, Gibran NS.
INTRODUCTION: The Burn Model System (BMS) program of research has been funded since 1993 by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The overarching aim of this program is to improve outcomes and qual... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Nutritional status is associated with function, physical performance and falls in older adults admitted to geriatric rehabilitation: a retrospective cohort study - Urquiza M, Fernandez N, Arrinda I, Sierra I, Irazusta J, Rodriguez Larrad A.
This study aimed to determine the association bet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

And the Emmy Goes to … My Therapist
As he accepted the award for outstanding writing, Cord Jefferson thanked his therapist, and he wasn ’t kidding. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Parker-Pope Tags: Jefferson, Cord Emmy Awards Black People Therapy and Rehabilitation Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

Nigeria: Studying Nursing Just Got a Lot Easier, Says Student Nurse, College of Nursing and Midwifery, Maiduguri
[WHO] Maiduguri -- As part of its health system strengthening in the insurgency-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in the north-east Nigeria, World Health organization is touching millions of lives by rehabilitating, reconstructing or equipping health facilities and building the capacities of national health work-force. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Behind the cloak of competence: brain injury and mental capacity legislation - Moore S, Wotus R, Norman A, Holloway M, Dean J.
PURPOSE Brain Injury Case Managers (BICMs) work closely with individuals with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), assessing needs, structuring rehabilitation interventions and providing support, and have significant experience of clients with impairments to decis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Men's gendered experiences of rehabilitation and recovery following traumatic brain injury: a reflexive thematic analysis - D'Souza A, Fabricius A, Amodio V, Colquhoun H, Lewko J, Haag HL, Quilico E, Archambault P, Colantonio A, Mollayeva T.
Research shows that gender influences men's health-related beliefs and behaviours - including those within the context of traumatic brain injury (TBI) - making it a factor that should be considered when designing and implementing interventions for this pop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Registered Nurse Sentenced for Morphine Tampering
FDA OCI, Brianna Duffy, registered nurse, opioids, morphine, tampering, Hunt Nursing and Rehab, Danvers MA, hospice, Maplewood Care and Rehabilitation Center, Amesbury MA, diluted, medicine, suffering, prescription drugs, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 22, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Perspective on employment rates after spinal cord injury - 30 years after the ADA
(Kessler Foundation) Thirty years after the passage of the ADA, planning for return to work is often a low priority during rehabilitation for spinal cord injury, The authors emphasize that vocational rehabilitation services, when delivered soon after injury and integrated into the medical rehabilitation plan, contribute to better employment outcomes. " Implementing evidence-based practices during rehabilitation is an important step toward fulfilling the promises of the ADA for people with spinal cord injury, " Dr. O'Neill concluded. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Botox for TMJ disorders may not lead to bone loss in the short term, but more research is needed
Low-dose botox injections for jaw and facial pain not linked to bone changes, but NYU Dentistry researchers observe reduced bone density at higher dosesNew York UniversityBotox injections to manage jaw and facial pain do not result in clinically significant changes in jaw bone when used short term and in low doses, according to researchers at NYU College of Dentistry. However, they found evidence of bone loss when higher doses were used.The researchers, whose findings are published in theJournal of Oral Health Rehabilitation, call for further clinical studies to track bone- and muscle-related changes with long-term use of ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 22, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Unmet rehabilitation needs indirectly influence life satisfaction 5 years after traumatic brain injury: a Veterans Affairs TBI Model Systems study - Silva MA, VandenBussche Jantz AB, Klocksieben F, Monden KR, Rabinowitz AR, Cotner BA, Dillahunt-Aspillaga C, Nakase-Richardson R.
OBJECTIVE: Describe the association between unmet rehabilitation needs and life satisfaction five years after traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort. SETTING: Five Veterans Affairs (VA) Polytrauma Rehabilitation Cent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Geriatric interdisciplinary home rehabilitation after hip fracture in people with dementia - a subgroup analysis of a randomized controlled trial - Karlsson, Berggren M, Olofsson B, Stenvall M, Gustafson Y, Nordstr öm P, Lindelöf N.
PURPOSE: To investigate if the effects of geriatric interdisciplinary home rehabilitation after hip fracture were different among people with dementia compared to those without dementia and to describe the overall outcome after hip fracture in people with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Researchers Identify Five Cognitive Phenotypes in MS Researchers Identify Five Cognitive Phenotypes in MS
Researchers have identified five cognitive phenotypes among patients with multiple sclerosis, which can help drive tailored rehabilitative strategies, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 19, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Evidence-based vocational rehab practices raise employment rates after spinal cord injury
(Kessler Foundation) Evidence-based practices that are raising post-injury employment rates include the individualized placement support model of supported employment, and vocational resource facilitation (VRF), according to Dr. John O'Neill at Kessler Foundation. He cited gains seen with the implementation of VRF for newly injured individuals in a Craig H. Neilsen Foundation funded project. " Of the patients recruited during inpatient rehabilitation at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, 43% have returned to work, significantly exceeding national one-year post injury benchmarks ranging from 12% to 21%. " (Sour...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For Stroke Survivors, Timely Rehab Has Been Jeopardized During Pandemic
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Timely rehabilitation is crucial for stroke survivors, but some may not be receiving it due to the coronavirus pandemic, experts say. Rehabilitation can help the 795,000 stroke survivors in the United States achieve the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In an Unlikely Covid Survivor ’s Case, More Questions Than Answers
Six months in, it is clear that mortality is not the only outcome that matters. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniela J. Lamas, M.D. Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hospitals Lungs Doctors Therapy and Rehabilitation Source Type: news

Kessler Foundation tests digital therapeutic approach to improve walking after stroke
(Kessler Foundation) 'Loss of mobility after stroke exerts a huge toll on individuals, their caregivers, our healthcare system, and society,' said Dr. Nolan, site investigator for the Kessler site. 'Stroke rehabilitation is an area where we need to test new technologies to change the outlook for recovery. Applying digital therapeutics is a promising approach for restoring lost mobility,' she noted, 'which may foster greater independence and better quality of life in this population.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pandemics and riots: what do they tell us about crime, recidivism, and health? - Lockhart JJ, Satya-Murti S.
The current practice, and primary focus, of the criminal justice system and medical care are on the individual. However, pandemics and riots lay bare the limitations of long-standing assumptions which underlie both individual criminal rehabilitation (e.g.,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Greener flights from greener fields - using aviation biofuel
Jet fuel from renewable sources holds the key to significantly reducing the environmental impact of aviation. EU-funded researchers have set out to boost Europe's production capacity, and are also developing a process that would leverage the growing of feedstock to rehabilitate land at risk of desertification. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - September 14, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Sex and gender issues for individuals with acquired brain injury during CoViD-19: a commentary - Kolakowsky-Hayner SA, Goldin Y.
Worldwide, the rehabilitation community has been impacted by the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This impact has been disproportionately devastating for individuals with disabilities, and particularly individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) due ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF) Certification and Survey Forms; 2) Generic Clearance for the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality IT Product and Support Teams; 3) Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency; and 4) Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Demonstration. Comments are due by October 13, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 11, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

RCGP demands support for GPs dealing with thousands of 'long COVID' patients
GPs need ‘quick and easy access’ to appropriate rehabilitation services in the community to help hundreds of thousands of patients with long-term COVID-19 symptoms, the RCGP has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 9, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Researchers report positive results for ReWalk ReStore exosuit in stroke rehabilitation
(Kessler Foundation) The trial determined the safety, reliability, and feasibility of the device in this stroke population. 'We found that the ReStore provided targeted assistance for plantarflexion and dorsiflexion of the paretic ankle, improving the gait pattern,' explained Dr. Nolan, senior research scientist in the Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation. 'This is an important first step toward expanding options for rehabilitative care for the millions of individuals with mobility impairments caused by ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For Survivors, COVID-Related Heart, Lung Issues Can Ease Over Time
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- Long-term heart and lung damage can occur in COVID-19 patients, but it may ease with time, according to a new study. A second study found that COVID-19 patients recover faster if they begin rehabilitation as soon as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Factors associated with discharge destination following inpatient functional rehabilitation in patients with traumatic spinal cord injury - Dionne A, Richard-Denis A, Lim V, Mac-Thiong JM.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of data from a prospective database of a Level 1 trauma center. OBJECTIVES: This project aims to identify factors collected during the acute and rehabilitative care following a traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) asso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dental trauma - Jones LC.
Dental trauma and injuries to the dentition are difficult to treat because the treatment goals serve to restore esthetics and function. The oral and maxillofacial surgeon is often called on to coordinate the efforts of rehabilitation after a dentoalveolar ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Factors predicting rehabilitation outcomes after severe acquired brain injury in trauma, stroke and anoxia populations: a cohort study - Gunn S, Burgess GH.
Severe acquired brain injury has long-term physical and cognitive effects. Identifying patient variables predictive of recovery in different brain injury populations would generate improved prognostic information and help rehabilitation teams set appropria... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

"I was like intoxicated with this positivity": the politics of hope amongst participants in a trial of a novel spinal cord injury rehabilitation technology in South Africa - Evans RW, Bantjes J, Shackleton CL, West S, Derman W, Albertus Y, Swartz L.
This study discussed the reports by participants in a randomised controlled trial of a novel intervention for spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation in Cape Town, South Africa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen participants were randomised to re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Daily life physical activity and concussion symptoms in adolescents - Boisgontier MP, Cheval B, Schmidt J.
BACKGROUND.: Concussion is a common injury in an adolescent population with up to 30% experiencing persistent symptoms. Rehabilitation programs that include aerobic exercises can reduce persistent postconcussion symptoms. However, it is unclear if daily li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

FBI raids Pennsylvania nursing home that produced record number of coronavirus infections
(Natural News) Federal authorities conducted a raid on Sep. 3 at a Pennsylvania nursing home where hundreds of residents and staff members tested positive for the coronavirus. Armed with a search warrant, agents of the FBI, state attorney general’s office and other agencies inspected Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center located northeast of Pittsburgh, according to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19's 'serious, long-term impact' can improve with time, early evidence suggests
Covid-19 can have lasting impacts on the body, but there is hope that patients can not only recover over time, but can do so more quickly with pulmonary rehabilitation, preliminary research suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 patients suffer long-term lung and heart damage but it can improve with time
(European Lung Foundation) Two studies on COVID-19 to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress show that 1) coronavirus patients can suffer long-term lung and heart damage but, for many, this tends to improve over time (findings from first, prospective follow-up of COVID-19 patients); 2) the sooner COVID-19 patients started a pulmonary rehabilitation programme after coming off ventilators, the better and faster their recovery. Embargoed press conference at 11.00 hrs CEST Friday 4 September. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mode and intensity of physical activity during the postacute phase of sport-related concussion: a systematic review - Baker B, Koch E, Vicari K, Walenta K.
INTRODUCTION: Sports-related concussions (SRCs) have received attention due to their prevalence in youth. An SRC results from a strong force causing neurological impairment. Recent research has recommended rehabilitation within the first week post-SRC afte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Machine learning analyses can be of interest to estimate the risk of injury in sports injury and rehabilitation - Edouard P, Verhagen E, Navarro L.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

3 Coronavirus Deaths, At Least 147 Cases Now Linked To Maine Wedding In Millinocket
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Maine news Millinocket Source Type: news

Concussion office based rehabilitation assessment: a novel clinical tool for concussion assessment and management - Katz M, Lenoski S, Ali H, Craton N.
The Concussion Office Based Rehabilitation Assessment (COBRA) is a novel tool constructed to ensure a comprehensive assessment of patients who may have sustained a concussion. The SCAT-5 (Sport Concussion Assessment Tool) has long been the gold standard fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Greater Peoria Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, S.C. d.b.a. Joseph Health Group - 607197 - 08/10/2020
Unapproved and Misbranded Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Source Type: news

Watchdog report blasts KCK nursing home that was early Covid-19 hot spot
A scathing federal inspection of practices at a Kansas City, Kan., nursing home that was an early hot spot for Covid-19 could help the 12 lawsuits filed against the facility, which saw dozens of people die from the disease. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services inspection found that workers at Riverbend Post-Acute Rehabilitation returned to work the day after testing positive and wore the same PPE when moving between residents who were positive and residents who at the time tested negative,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Santos Medical & Rehabilitation buys medical office building in Miami-Dade for $10M
The deal was financed at 85% loan-to-value. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Long-term mortality and outcome in hospital survivors of septic shock, sepsis, and severe infections: The importance of aftercare
Patients with severe infections and especially sepsis have a high in-hospital mortality, but even hospital survivors face long-term sequelae, decreased health-related quality of life, and high risk of death, suggesting a great need for specialized aftercare. However, data regarding a potential benefit of post-discharge rehabilitation in these patients are scarce. In this retrospective matched cohort study the claim data of a large German statutory health care insurer was analyzed. 83,974 hospital survivors having suffered from septic shock, sepsis, and severe infections within the years 2009-2016 were identified using an I...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Kids With O.C.D., Coronavirus Precautions Can Go Too Far
How parents can distinguish between hand-washing that is a reasonable reaction to a real threat and something more concerning. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Marder Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Children and Childhood Fear (Emotion) Content Type: Service Telemedicine Therapy and Rehabilitation Hygiene and Cleanliness Parenting Source Type: news

A Pandemic Cannot Justify Child Labour
A child cleans the floor instead of going to school. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS.By Puja MarwahaMUMBAI, India, Sep 2 2020 (IPS) For the past five months, our screens have been flooded with distressing imagery of one catastrophe after another: From the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable communities, to cyclones in West Bengal, Odisha, and Maharashtra. From locust attacks in the central and northwestern plains, to the floods in Assam and Bihar. All of these have had disastrous effects on the Indian economy—millions in the country lost their jobs or were forced to take pay cuts, economic activity in rural India c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Puja Marwaha Tags: Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Regional variations in rehabilitation outcomes of adult patients with traumatic brain injury: a Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation investigation - Oyesanya TO, Moran TP, Espinoza TR, Wright DW.
OBJECTIVE: To examine regional differences in rehabilitation outcomes among adult patients with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) who received care at an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF). DESIGN: We conducted a secondary analysis o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study examines the benefits of virtual stroke rehabilitation programs
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) While virtual medical and rehabilitation appointments seemed novel when COVID-19 first appeared, they now seem to be part of the new norm and might be paving the way to the future.A recent review paper, co-authored by Brodie Sakakibara with the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CCDPM) has determined that virtual appointments, in the form of telerehabilitation, also work for people recovering from a stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Hard Times, a Barrage of Ads Promises Peace of Mind
Meditation apps, tinctures, stress-busting gummies — spending on commercials for all of them is rising amid the pandemic’s climbing death toll and economic strain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tiffany Hsu Tags: Anxiety and Stress Advertising and Marketing Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Online Advertising Mental Health and Disorders Depression (Mental) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Therapy and Rehabilitation Headspace Inc Talkspace (Groop Internet Platform I Source Type: news

HUD: Announcement of Funding Awards
Announcement of funding decisions from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the following programs: FY 2017 HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program; FY 2018 HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program; FY 2018 Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants; FY 2019 Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants (Section 4); FY 2019 Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP); FY 2019 Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program; and FY 2018/2019 In...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 1, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Reliability and validity of the Activities-specific Balance Confidence scale-Japanese (ABC-J) in community-dwelling stroke survivors - Ishige S, Wakui S, Miyazawa Y, Naito H.
OBJECTIVE: In Japan, there were 1.17 million people with stroke in 2014; however, studies on community rehabilitation among stroke survivors are lacking. The Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) scale is used in many languages to evaluate patients ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news