Tag: "rehabilitation" at medical news
'Biochemical storm' following brain trauma, an important factor in treatment
...ences of brain damage, lifetime costs for care and rehabilitation
for a person with a severe injury range from $600,000 to $1.9 million, according to NIH.Hayes and Brian Pike, an assistant professor of neuroscience, conducted their experiments with colleagues at the University of Texas Medical School before transfe...
Spouses of heart disease patients face high risks themselves
..., R.N., M.A., coordinator of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. "This study indicates that targeting the spouse of the patient may be important too." The researchers studied a group of 170 men who recently had a heart attack or had undergone coronary by...
Cranfield pioneers back pain research
...rly diagnosis should allow effective education and rehabilitation
and hopefully prevent long term disability. We hope that the ability to look at the characteristics of patients who have had technically adequate operations but poor clinical results may help us avoid problems of patient selection for surgery in the ...
Anti-cocaine vaccine produces antibodies and is shown to be safe in Phase 1 study conducted by Yale researcher
...are treated by physicians or psychiatrists in drug rehabilitation
centers. Due to the high relapse rate associated with current therapies, Kosten said, there is a clear need for an effective treatment to be used alongside a behavioral program. The study was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), ...
Conference to examine nutritional supplements, medicinal herbs for managing health problems
...lord, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation
at the UNC-CH School of Medicine, who helped organ...program of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation
at the school of medicine as well as the schools of nursing and pharmacy. Continuing education cred...
UNC-CH study finds N.C. outpatient heart rehabilitation programs mostly under-used
...lly women and minorities -- use outpatient cardiac rehabilitation
programs across the state, according to a new Univ...f Public Health. "Our survey of outpatient cardiac rehabilitation
programs operating in North Carolina in 1998 found that fewer than 5,000 patients were using the ser...
Selected science students to perform simulated brain surgery at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute
...ogical illnesses or injuries -- and the efforts of rehabilitation
specialists to help them relearn skills -- students will play the roles of patients and therapists, using wheelchairs and other "props" to make their experiences more realistic. Two new activities are planned for this year's event. Students will be a...
Repairing brain damage from stroke may be possible with brain cell transplants
...t occurs. The only treatment for these patients is rehabilitation
through physical or occupational therapy." In the study, transplants were given to 12 people whose stroke occurred six months to six years previously and who had major movement disabilities, which could be as severe as paralysis in an arm or leg....
Effective Clinical Practice, Sept/Oct 2000 highlights
...with hip fractures compared the outcomes following rehabilitation
in fee-for-service and group/staff HMOs. Researche...ice facilities with good reputations for geriatric rehabilitation
(A Comparison of Functional Outcomes after Hip Fracture in Group/Staff HMOs and Fee-for-Service Syst...
Hartford Institute/AACN award honors nursing schools for innovative gerontology education
...s have the opportunity to care for older adults in rehabilitation
units, assisted living units, and nursing homes, among other care facilities for the elderly. Collaboration by specialty faculty (gerontological, psychiatric mental health, and community health nursing) on one campus has led to the development of a...
Heart attack help: Program helps boost use of key therapies in hospitals
...ling, diet counseling, and referral for outpatient rehabilitation
are also key strategies. Not all patients need all...king with drug therapy, getting exercise and other rehabilitation
after going home from the hospital, and the importance of not smoking. The new study of U-M patient...
Researchers image language recovery after stroke
...from stroke. This glimpse into the brain's natural rehabilitation
pattern could lead to a better understanding of no... that predict recovery and clarify the brain's own rehabilitation
technique. This new project is supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Str...
Personality influences psychological adjustment and recovery from stroke
...n by the stroke and engage them immediately in the rehabilitation
process, says Grattan. She suggests that this...ficult for them to participate in and benefit from rehabilitation
as they lacked the energy or interest to succeed. In contrast, people described as more energet...
Cutting inpatient psychiatric care does not reduce overall success rate for posttraumatic stress disorder patients, Yale researcher shows
...a hospital-based program to a low-cost residential rehabilitation
program,did show some decreased effectiveness. Thi...s, Rosenheck also included a set of in-patient and rehabilitation
programs that didn't change at all. "The reduction in length of stay seems to have had no adverse e...
Blood pressure measures during exercise can indicate unhealthy hearts
..., lead author of the study and director of cardiac rehabilitation
and clinical exercise physiology at Hopkins. "The higher the pulse pressure in response to exercise, the more likely the patient was to have blood vessels that did not expand as expected." If cells lining the blood vessels are unable to respond wel...
Care of head injuries falls well short of recommendations
...ow that levels of care vary considerably, and that rehabilitation
and follow up of head injured patients are poor. T...the regional audit showed. Immediate and long term rehabilitation
was poor, and there was no formal system of follow up for patients with apparently minor head injuri...
Prevention Research Center to study benefits of home-based exercise in heart failure
... the exercise program. A physical activity/cardiac rehabilitation
specialist will supervise each participant'sexercise program. "Physical activity has known benefit in heart failure," said Katz, who is director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center."We anticipate that this program can help patients stay a...
Landmark study uncovers reasons behind recurring back injury
... The study suggests that this new rehabilitation
strategy, combined with weight loss and a redesign of the workplace, could reduce the possibility of repeat back injuries. The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration ...
New depression and anxiety treatment goals defined
...ed longitudinal research showing that psychosocial rehabilitation
services, with medication, improve outcomes and promote recovery. Remission is not an end, but rather a milestone on the way to recovery, the ability to lead a life less hindered by illness. Hearing from a mental health professional that recovery is...
Road skills hint at 'motion blindness' of Alzheimer's
...family members have the patient tested by a driver rehabilitation
and assessment service such as Rochester Rehabilitation Center, which tested the patients in this study. Most doctors agree that in the early stages of the disease, patients can still drive safely, but the family needs to be aware that the disease i...
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