Identifying clinicians' priorities for the implementation of best practices in cognitive rehabilitation post-acquired brain injury - Poulin V, Jean A, Lamontagne ME, Pellerin MA, Viau-Guay A, Ouellet MC.
Purpose: To identify clinicians' perceptions of current levels of implementation of cognitive rehabilitation best practices, as well as individual and consensual group priorities for implementing cognitive rehabilitation interventions as part of a m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Caregivers Are in Need of Better Health Care Coverage, Access
THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- Unpaid adult caregivers are at higher risk for not having insurance and putting off necessary health services due to cost, according to a study recently published in Rehabilitation Psychology. Jamie L. Tingey, from Seattle... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

IncludeHealth launches equipment-agnostic digital musculoskeletal platform
(CincyTech) IncludeHealth, an internationally awarded digital health and performance company, announces the launch of IncludeConnect, a revolutionary musculoskeletal technology that brings digital capabilities to any equipment used for rehabilitation, performance training or general health. The platform connects, digitizes and integrates any piece of strength or cardio equipment into a HIPAA compliant, medical-grade software called the IncludeCloud ™ , allowing quantitative and qualitative measurement with feedback to drive better outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Geriatric rehabilitation: gait in the elderly, fall prevention and Parkinson disease - Swanson R, Robinson KM.
Aging-associated anatomic and physiologic decline begins during the fourth decade of life and progresses over the ensuing decades sometimes to a state of frailty, with the decline amplified when there is deconditioning. Aging-related gait and balance disor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

XRHealth launches VR telehealth clinic
The new service will allow patients to do VR rehabilitation therapy in their home.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury in New Zealand (2007-2016) - Mitchell J, Nunnerley J, Frampton C, Croot T, Patel A, Schouten R.
AIM: To investigate the epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) in New Zealand over a 10-year period. METHODS: Ambispective data of all new patients admitted to New Zealand's two spinal rehabilitation units between January 2007 and Dece... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Understanding the role of the physiatrist and how to improve the continuum of care for trauma patients: a qualitative study - Hitzig SL, Gotlib Conn L, Guilcher SJT, Cimino SR, Robinson LR.
Purpose: Transitions across care settings can be stressful for trauma patients, and when poorly executed, can lead to poor outcomes. Early physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) consults in acute care settings can optimize the continuum of care... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rehabilitation Facilities
Rank Business Name/URL/prior rank Licensed therapists Local employment Area locations Primary servic (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

nTIDE January 2020 Jobs Report: Year begins with good news for people with disabilities
(Kessler Foundation) The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) was positioned to fulfill WIOA's mandate because of its partnership with Pennsylvania's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), says Seth Hoderewski, LVCIL's Director of Transition Services. LVCIL's youth transition programs are models for success, which Hoderewski attributes to relationships with community organizations and employers. One example is Real World Lehigh Valley, a summer program embedded at Dorney Park, a local employer that hires 3,000 to 4,000 people yearly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Survival rates and prosthetic complications of implant fixed complete dental prostheses: An up to 5-year retrospective study
ConclusionsHigh survival rates were observed with both MR and MC IFCDPs. No significant difference was found between MR and MC groups in terms of patient satisfaction, as well as total number of prosthetic complications. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 6, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A life-cycle decision-making framework to assess the need for autonomous mobility - Hasan U, Whyte A, Al-Jassmi H.
Design, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of mass mobility projects require holistic environmental, energy and monetary action; transit solutions depend on public authorities' influence over user-adoptability and sustainability. New technically adv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Management of rehabilitation for resumption of post-stroke taxi driving - Ooba H, Inoue T, Hirano M, Takehara I, Watanabe S, Hitosugi M.
To manage a rehabilitation program and support work resumption, we examined the rehabilitation processes of five stroke patients who had worked as taxi drivers. We analyzed the results of the following neuropsychological examinations: Mini-Mental State Exa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Embedding a co-occurring disorders rehabilitation intervention in veterans courts: a pilot study with male veterans - Smelson DA, Gaba A, Pressman K, Clary KM, Shaffer PM, Pinals DA.
Veterans treatment courts (VTCs) have expanded dramatically despite their limited empirical base. This pilot study examined MISSION-Criminal Justice (CJ), a co-occurring disorders wraparound intervention, delivered alongside two VTCs. Baseline data from 26... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Exclusive: Texas developer returning to Ohio with $18M rehab hospital in Dublin
A Texas healthcare developer and its longtime operator of rehabilitation hospitals are bringing their new brand to Ohio. Here's why they picked Dublin. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Support for resumption of motor vehicle driving in patients with aphasia - Okuno T, Inoue T, Yoshida N, Nakano T, Nishioka T, Ishiguro N, Hitosugi M.
To identify the language function required for resuming motor vehicle driving and instigate effective driving support for patients with aphasia, we examined the rehabilitation processes of six patients with aphasia who had resumed driving after strokes. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A systematic review of quality of life assessments of offenders - Muller AE.
Strength-based theories of rehabilitation emphasize the importance of opportunities for offenders to achieve "good lives" to not re-offend. The extent to which these groups feel enabled to achieve a good life may be measured through subjective, overall qua... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Home-based cognitive training in pediatric patients with acquired brain injury: preliminary results on efficacy of a randomized clinical trial - Corti C, Urgesi C, Poggi G, Strazzer S, Borgatti R, Bardoni A.
Cognitive rehabilitation may compensate for cognitive deficits of children with acquired brain injury (ABI), capitalizing on the use-dependent plasticity of a developing brain. Remote computerized cognitive training (CCT) may be delivered to patients in ec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Traumatic spinal cord injury in Italy 20 years later: current epidemiological trend and early predictors of rehabilitation outcome - Franceschini M, Bonavita J, Cecconi L, Ferro S, Pagliacci MC.
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter prospective observational study of people with acute traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) admitted to rehabilitation. OBJECTIVES: To update epidemiological characteristics of a TSCI Italian population and verify the impact ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Baptist Healthcare, partner plan $43M rehab hospital
Documents reveal that the state's largest health care system will build a rehabilitation hospital in Louisville. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Rate of Recovery, LOS Tied to Outcomes After Hip Fracture Surgery
FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 -- For patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation services following hip fracture surgery, the rate of recovery and length of stay (LOS) are associated with mobility and self-care after discharge, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Encompass Health expanding with another joint venture
Encompass Health and the University of Iowa Heath System have entered into an agreement to jointly own a 40-bed, freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital that is currently under construction in Coralville, Iowa, a suburb of Iowa City.   The hospital, which was announced in early 2019, is expected to open in the second quarter of 2020. The facility will be dubbed the University of Iowa Health Network Rehabilitation Hospital, a venture with Encompass Health. “The university and Encompass… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Movement study could be significant in helping understand brain rehabilitation
(University of Plymouth) Researchers from the University of Plymouth (UK) and Technical University of Munich (Germany) say their study could be particularly important for those working in rehabilitation and helping people to recover after neurological conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exoskeleton Could Support Enhanced Physical Therapy in MS Exoskeleton Could Support Enhanced Physical Therapy in MS
Expanding the potential uses of an exoskeleton to enhance rehabilitation in people with neuromuscular disabilities, researchers are studying the device in people with advanced multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Organizational development with torture rehabilitation programs - Rendahl K, Kriege Santoso P.
Torture rehabilitation has emerged as a field over the past several decades and much of the literature has focused on clinical interventions, related evaluation, and documentation of torture. Less discussed are organizational development initiatives that s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New CEO named at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County
Nathan Ford has been named the CEO of Encompass Heath Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County.   Ford will oversee day-to-day operations and the patient care and quality at the 34-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Ford has been serving as interim CEO since Sept. 30, 2019.  “Nathan has been with Encompass Health for eight years, and in his various roles he has proved himself to be a n exemplary leader,” said Brad Kennedy, regional president of Encompass Health’s south central region.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

New CEO named at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County
Nathan Ford has been named the CEO of Encompass Heath Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County.   Ford will oversee day-to-day operations and the patient care and quality at the 34-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Ford has been serving as interim CEO since Sept. 30, 2019.  “Nathan has been with Encompass Health for eight years, and in his various roles he has proved himself to be a n exemplary leader,” said Brad Kennedy, regional president of Encompass Health’s south central region.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Angola: Global Fund Highlights Investments in Health
[ANGOP] Luanda -The chairperson of Global Fund Council Donald Kaberuka highlighted Monday in Luanda the Angolan Government's commitment to solve health problems, through the rehabilitation and equipping of health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What to Expect in Neuromodulation This Year
The spinal cord stimulation (SCS) market growth should improve in 2020 as leaders in the space launch new products and benefit from recent acquisitions and invest in potential indication expansions, according to Needham & Co.'s Mike Matson. The medtech analyst published a report Monday sharing his takeaways from the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) meeting in Las Vegas, NV over the weekend. Matson noted that SCS device market growth should continue to improve in 2020 and beyond, thanks to a number of factors. The analyst estimates that SCS currently represents about $2.5 billion, wh...
Source: MDDI - January 27, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Cochrane Czech Republic seeks PostDoc in Meta-Research in Rehabilitation and Podiatry
Closing: 29 Feb 2020The open post-doc position is focused on meta-research in field Rehabilitation, Biomechanics, Podiatry, or Public Health. Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation (CEBHC-KT), Institute Biostatistics and Analysis, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University stands on three international pillars:Cochrane Czech Republic, Czech CEBHC: Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence, and Masaryk University GRADE Center (https://cebhckt.med.muni.cz/en/). CEBHC-KT is mainly focused on methodology and conducting Systematic Reviews (meta-analysis, meta-synthesis) and Clinical Practi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Predictors of exceeding target inpatient rehabilitation length of stay after hip fracture - Daly N, Fortin C, Jaglal S, MacDonald S.
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with exceeding a target inpatient rehabilitation length of stay of 28 days or less for individuals with hip fracture. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of hip fracture patients admitted to an urban Canadia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study finds association between therapy time, length of stay after hip fracture surgery
(George Washington University) Researchers in the George Washington University Advanced Metrics Lab found that a hip fracture patient's length of stay in a rehabilitation facility has a greater impact on functional independence than therapy time per day (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kindred Healthcare names new COO
Kindred Healthcare LLC — Louisville’s second-largest private company — has named a new member to its C-suite. Jason Zachariah is now the chief operating officer for the nationwide long-term acute and post-acute health care provider, according to a news release. He will also keep his previous post of president of t he Kindred Rehabilitation Services division. And he will continue to report to Kindred Healthcare CEO and President Ben Breier. “Jason has proven himself to be an outstanding… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Only 1 in 4 Older Cardiac Patients Get Rehab Therapy
THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- Cardiac rehabilitation is known to help people recover after a heart attack or heart surgery, but a new study shows only one-quarter of eligible Medicare patients actually use it. Which patients are most likely to pass on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most rehabilitating sea turtles with infectious tumors don't survive
(Florida Atlantic University) Fibropapillomatosis (FP) is the most significant infectious disease affecting sea turtle populations worldwide. FB leads to tumors on the turtles' eyes, flippers and internal organs and is widespread in warmer climates like Florida. A large-scale study evaluated tumor score, removal and regrowth in rehabilitating green sea turtles with FP in the southeastern US from 2009 to 2017, and found that 75 percent did not survive following admission into a rehabilitation facility, irrespective of whether or not tumor regrowth occurred after surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MetroWest Medical Center to close nearly all services at Natick campus
MetroWest Medical Center plans to close nearly all services at one of its two hospitals, according to documents the hospital filed with the state on Tuesday.   According to the notice, MetroWest plans to shutter its medical/surgical unit, intensive care unit, operating rooms, emergency department, and outpatient rehabilitation service at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, which has been in operation for more than 125 years. Psychiatric service, sleep la bs, and CT services are the only services that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

MetroWest Medical Center to close nearly all services at Natick campus
MetroWest Medical Center plans to close nearly all services at one of its two hospitals, according to documents the hospital filed with the state on Tuesday.   According to the notice, MetroWest plans to shutter its medical/surgical unit, intensive care unit, operating rooms, emergency department, and outpatient rehabilitation service at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, which has been in operation for more than 125 years. Psychiatric service, sleep la bs, and CT services are the only services that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Encompass Health building hospital in South Carolina
Encompass Health is continuing its expansion throughout the Southeast by building a freestanding, 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Greenville, South Carolina.   “We’re excited about the opportunity to bring our specialized, high-quality rehabilitative care to Greenville,” said Ed Mowen, president of Encompass Health’s Mid-Atlantic region. “Through a multidisciplinary and patient-centered approach to care, our team will provide patients with th e encouragement and care they need… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Choosing Freedom, After Decades of Switching Addictions
This article includes references to self-injury, intravenous drug use and disordered eating.* One in five US high school students have reported being bullied. Approximately 160,000 teenagers have skipped school as a preventative measure. I encountered bullies for the first time in second grade, in the midst of such an innocent time of my youth. I dreaded entering my elementary school classroom, as I was well aware of what my presence would entail. I endured both verbal and physical harassment from my fellow peers for nearly a decade. I was passive, inevitably leading to the acceptance of my “fate,” in addition ...
Source: Psych Central - January 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Lane Tags: Addictions Anorexia Bullying Depression Eating Disorders Personal Stories Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Anorexia Nervosa Drug Use heroin Self Harm Self Injury Source Type: news

The Sensor Technology and Rehabilitative Timing (START) protocol: a randomized controlled trial for the rehabilitation of mild traumatic brain injury - Parrington L, Jehu DA, Fino PC, Stuart S, Wilhelm J, Pettigrew N, Murchison CF, El-Gohary M, VanDerwalker J, Pearson S, Hullar T, Chesnutt JC, Peterka RJ, Horak FB, King LA.
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice for rehabilitation after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is variable and guidance on when to initiate physical therapy is lacking. Wearable sensor technology may aid clinical assessment, performance monitoring and exercise ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Stable or able? Effect of virtual reality stimulation on static balance of post-stroke patients and healthy subjects - D'Antonio E, Tieri G, Patan é F, Morone G, Iosa M.
Over the last decades, virtual reality (VR) emerged as a potential tool for developing new rehabilitation treatments in neurological patients. However, despite the increasing number of studies, a clear comprehension about the impact of immersive VR-treatme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Feasibility of National Institutes of Health Toolbox Cognition Battery in pediatric brain injury rehabilitation settings - Watson W, Pedowitz A, Nowak S, Neumayer C, Kaplan E, Shah S.
OBJECTIVE: Cognitive impairments are a devastating consequence of acquired brain injury (ABI) in children. Current pediatric tools for assessing cognitive impairments are generally time intensive and applicable only to a restricted age span. The National I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Chairside 3D digital design and trial restoration workflow
This article presents a new 3D digital smile design app for esthetic planning, smile simulation, chairside 3D virtual wax pattern, and trial restoration performed with portable devices. In this technique description, a facial frontal photograph, a facial scan standard tessellation language (STL) file, and a maxillary intraoral scan STL file were uploaded to the app. The files were calibrated to each other to allow a 3D facially driven smile design project. The definitive maxillary 3D digital waxing of facial templates was exported to a 3D printer as an STL file. The printed resin templates were directly placed in the mouth...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 17, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Many older U.S. adults don't get needed cardiac rehab after a heart attack
(Reuters Health) - - Only about one in four patients on Medicare receive cardiac rehabilitation recommended to help them recover from events like a heart attack or coronary bypass surgery, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cost-effective wearable indoor localization and motion analysis via the integration of UWB and IMU - Zhang H, Zhang Z, Gao N, Xiao Y, Meng Z, Li Z.
Wearable indoor localization can now find applications in a wide spectrum of fields, including the care of children and the elderly, sports motion analysis, rehabilitation medicine, robotics navigation, etc. Conventional inertial measurement unit (IMU)-bas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The digital health revolution and people with disabilities: perspective from the United States - Jones M, DeRuyter F, Morris J.
This article serves as the introduction to this special issue on Mobile Health and Mobile Rehabilitation for People with Disabilities. Social, technological and policy trends are reviewed. Needs, opportunities and challenges for the emerging fields of mobi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Effects of vibratory stimulation on balance and gait in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Marazzi S, Kiper P, Palmer K, Agostini M, Turolla A.
INTRODUCTION: Among the different rehabilitative approaches to Parkinson's disease, there is conflicting evidence about the effects of vibratory stimulation and its capability to modulate the central elaboration of proprioceptive stimuli. The hypothesis is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes probation report
UNISON has welcomed the report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation on the National Probation Service, which was published this week. The report by independent inspectors bears out what UNISON has been saying for a long time: that workloads are too high; there are too many staff vacancies; the workforce is not diverse enough; workplaces are shabby and often unfit for purpose; the performance of the private contractors providing facilities management and night cover in approved premises has been woeful. UNISON welcomes the key recommendations in the inspectorate’s report that the probation service must...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News let's fix probation Source Type: news

Seychelles: UAE to Fund, Design $ 3.6 Million Drug Rehab Centre in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] The United Arab Emirates has agreed to fund and help design a drug rehabilitation centre in Seychelles, State House announced on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Immigration and transition: Emerging trends in spina bifida care
(IOS Press) In this collection of articles in the Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (JPRM) experts highlight the emerging trends in spina bifida care in response to challenges faced by spina bifida patients and their physicians due to demographic shifts in age and ethnicity and other societal factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study contests use of smoked cannabis in treatment of cocaine addiction
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Researchers in Brazil evaluated cocaine and crack addicts undergoing rehabilitation for six months and observed a higher relapse rate and worse cognitive impairment among patients who smoked cannabis to try to mitigate their craving for cocaine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 15, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news