HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke, Parkinson's treatment, wheelchair durability

y may improve upper-limb motor function following chronic traumatic brain injury. A group of 22 participants with chronic traumatic brain injury and upper-limb paralysis participated in constraint-induced movement therapy for 2 weeks. Treatments included massed practice, shaping of the more-affected upper limb, behavioral contracts, and other behavioral techniques for affecting transfer to a real-world setting. Significant improvement was seen in participants' use of the more affected upper limb to accomplish activities of daily living.

Multidisciplinary treatment program improves long-term outcomes of individuals with Parkinson's disease, pg. 779
Over 75 percent of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) enrolled in a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program demonstrated stable or improved motor function scores up to 3 years following treatment. Patients' disease progression was measured at baseline and 1, 2, or 3 years follow-up with the motor subscale of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale. Multidisciplinary interventions included neurology, physiatry, nursing, psychology, medication changes, rehabilitation therapies, functional diagnostic testing, support group, home exercise instruction, and disease and wellness education. This is the first long-range study to assess the efficacy of a multidisciplinary clinical program in management of PD patients.

Muscle vibration may enhance controlled movement in people with central motor disorders, pg. 787
This study examined whether muscle vibration enhances the brain's ability to control voluntary movement. Sixteen healthy men and women participated in studies involving the application of 15 or 30 minutes of vibration to the wrist extensor muscle. Fifteen minutes of vibration significantly increased muscle twitch responses, which indicates increased output to the muscles. The effects of muscle vibration were not sustained after 20 minutes. These data provide a basis
'"/>

Contact: Dr. Stacieann Yuhasz
yuhasz@vard.org
410-962-1800 x240
VA Research Communications Service
10-May-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine news :

1. JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke
2. Vol. 42, No. 5 JRRD tipsheet: Focus on spinal cord injury and prosthetics
3. Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women
4. Focus on opticians shows chain store pricing policies can save independents
5. Tipsheet: Focus on gait training, pain relief, pressure ulcers and hearing aid training
6. Focus on weight undermines motivation for healthy lifestyle changes among people of all sizes
7. Bird-flu vaccine works at high doses; Focus turns to ways to stretch vaccine supply
8. Focus on lung cancer: How to prevent and treat it
9. Study outlines how stroke, head injury can increase risk of Alzheimers disease
10. Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce risk of stroke, heart attack
11. Risk for stroke, death not higher for sickle cell children with early complications

Post Your Comments:
(Date:5/4/2015)... “ LiveSchool ” was featured on ... a look at the latest and coolest applications on ... the host of AppWatch and technology expert, conducted the ... allows teachers to reward students with good behavior. , ... in the classroom. And the good people at ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... The opportunity for children to dream of ... motivating forces behind The Fairy Godmother Next Door, a new ... L. Stark. , The inspiration for the enchanting story of ... from Stark’s desire to be a fairy godmother. , “My ... to my neighbors’ children since they were born. We discuss ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... The U.S. healthcare worker shortage crisis is expected ... senior citizens (1) and 27 million Obamacare-insured Americans (2) ... Additionally, as older healthcare employees retire, there will be ... Census Bureau, the number of American workers 65 and ... those 25 to 54 will likely increase 2%. (3) ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... City, OK and Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 ... announced the formation of a collaboration to facilitate development ... number of ophthalmic disorders that lead to blindness, including ... to the MiDROPS™ formulation platform developed by EyeCRO, which ... the eye via a topical eyedrop. , Under ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... New findings released today from a poll conducted ... people diagnosed with a brain tumor needed more information ... at the time of diagnosis, and had only a ... course of treatment. The release of these findings corresponds ... volunteer network, the ABTA CommYOUnity™, dedicated to serving the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:An Application for Teachers to Reward Students with Good Behavior Was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:Introducing New Children’s Book The Fairy Godmother Next Door 2Health News:U.S. Healthcare Worker Shortage Escalating: Sterling Warns Medical Practitioners to Rapidly Reverse Low Employee Retention 2Health News:U.S. Healthcare Worker Shortage Escalating: Sterling Warns Medical Practitioners to Rapidly Reverse Low Employee Retention 3Health News:U.S. Healthcare Worker Shortage Escalating: Sterling Warns Medical Practitioners to Rapidly Reverse Low Employee Retention 4Health News:EyeCRO and NeuMedics Announce Collaboration to Utilize MiDROPS™ Technology for the Development of NM108 2Health News:EyeCRO and NeuMedics Announce Collaboration to Utilize MiDROPS™ Technology for the Development of NM108 3Health News:American Brain Tumor Association Poll Underscores Need for Greater Awareness and Education at Time of Diagnosis 2Health News:American Brain Tumor Association Poll Underscores Need for Greater Awareness and Education at Time of Diagnosis 3
(Date:5/4/2015)... 2015 Microbrush International, a leading developer, producer ... restorative procedures, today announced the acquisition of DentiSmart ... sectional matrix system used in dental restorative procedures. ... opportunity to add DentiSmart to our growing portfolio ... VP and General Manager of Microbrush. "DentiSmart,s products ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... May 4, 2015 DePuy Synthes CMF* today ... the first commercially available biosynthesized dural replacement derived from ... a part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson ... membrane that covers and protects the brain and spinal ... allow surgeons to access the brain. A dural graft, ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... Former NASA scientist Tamim Hamid ... he discussed Theradome™, the first portable and wearable OTC ... shows firsthand how, via laser technology, Theradome™ offers individuals ... will not require surgery or medication.  ... of the hair follicle, which is where the stem ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Microbrush International Announces Acquisition of DentiSmart 2DePuy Synthes CMF Launches First Biosynthesized Cellulose-Based Dural Replacement For Neurosurgery 2DePuy Synthes CMF Launches First Biosynthesized Cellulose-Based Dural Replacement For Neurosurgery 3FOX News Features Theradome as the Take-Home Solution to Tackle Baldness 2
Cached News: