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More than half a million California adults think seriously about committing suicide
More than half a million adults in California seriously thought about committing suicide during the previous year, according to a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The study, which uses data from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), is the first by the center to focus on suicide ideation. In California, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, the researchers noted. An average of nine deaths by suicide occur each day in the state. "Suicide is complex and always devastating," said David Grant, the report's lead author and director of CHIS. "Our research identif...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 19, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Depression Surpasses Asthma as Top Disability Problem among U.S. and Canadian Teens
The recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, perpetrated by 20 year-old Adam Lanza , has intensified the discussion about how mental health is handled and documented in the US. Officials have not provided information about Lanza’s motivation and state of mind, and many are rightfully quick to point out that it is wrong to equate mental illness with the fatal sociopathic actions of a small group of individuals. The conversation about access to mental health care should, however, take into account new data showing an increasing contribution of mental and behavioral disorders to deterioration in the health-related qualit...
Source: Scientific American - Official RSS Feed - December 19, 2012 Category: Science Tags: Mind & Brain,Psychology,Society Policy,Psychiatry,Health,Mind Source Type: research
Mental Health and the Lack of Care in America
Perhaps the best explanation of what mental health is involves how well a person copes with their daily life and the challenges it presents them.
Source: Disabled World - December 19, 2012 Category: Disability Tags: Psychological Disorders Source Type: news
Canada Proposes New Marihuana Regulations for Medical Purposes
Harper Government Announces Proposed New Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations - Changes improve public safety, maintain patient access.
Source: Disabled World - December 19, 2012 Category: Disability Tags: Medical Marijuana Source Type: news
Homocysteine, heat shock proteins, genistein and vitamins in ischemic stroke - pathogenic and therapeutic implications.
Abstract Stroke is one of the most devastating neurological conditions, with an approximate worldwide mortality of 5.5 million annually and loss of 44 million disability-adjusted life-years. The etiology of stroke is often unknown; it has been estimated that the etiology and pathophysiology remains unexplained in more than 40% of stroke cases. The conventional stroke risk factors, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, and cardiac diseases, do not fully account for the risk of stroke, and stroke victims, especially young subjects, often do not have any of these factors. It is very likely that inflammat...
Source: Acta Biochim Pol - December 19, 2012 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Banecka-Majkutewicz Z, Sawuła W, Kadziński L, Węgrzyn A, Banecki B Tags: Acta Biochim Pol Source Type: research
Barriers to the use of Information and Communication Technology by occupational therapists working in a rural area of New South Wales, Australia
ConclusionThe potential exists for Information and Communication Technology to supplement face‐to‐face therapy provision, enhance access to professional development and reduce professional isolation thereby addressing the rural challenges of large distances, travel times and geographic isolation. To overcome these challenges, individual, workplace and community Information and Communication Technology barriers should be addressed concurrently.
Source: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal - December 19, 2012 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Rebecca Jean Chedid, Angela Dew, Craig Veitch Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
A compound heterozygous mutation in DPAGT1 results in a congenital disorder of glycosylation with a relatively mild phenotype
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Source: European Journal of Human Genetics - December 19, 2012 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Zafar IqbalMohsin ShahzadLisenka E L M VissersMonique van ScherpenzeelChristian GilissenAttia RazzaqMuhammad Yasir ZahoorShaheen N KhanTjitske KleefstraJoris A VeltmanArjan P M de BrouwerDirk J LefeberHans van BokhovenSheikh Riazuddin Tags: exome sequencing intellectual disability DPAGT1 congenital disorders of glycosylation iso-electric focusing mass spectrometry. Source Type: research
Risk factors, health behaviors, and injury among adults employed in the transportation, warehousing, and utilities super sector
ConclusionsSelf‐reported high proportions of chronic conditions including hypertension and heart disease combined with elevated levels of being overweight and obese, and lack of physical activity—particularly among TWUs oldest workers—can meaningfully inform wellness strategies and interventions focused on this demographic group. Am. J. Ind. Med. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Source: American Journal of Industrial Medicine - December 19, 2012 Category: Occupational Health Authors: James C. Helmkamp, Jennifer E. Lincoln, John Sestito, Eric Wood, Jan Birdsey, Max Kiefer Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Impact of caring for adult child with disability studied
(Brandeis University) Parents of adult children with severe mental illness were more likely than parents of adult children with developmental disabilities or the comparison group to report that their spouse developed a disability in the early retirement years. The experience of caring for a spouse with a disability and the experience of caring for an adult child with disabilities had additive effects in eroding the well-being of older adults. Parents of adult children with severe mental illness in general had the lowest levels of well-being.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 19, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Director's Comments: Positive Attitudes Help Seniors Recover From Disabilities
Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on "Positive Attitudes Help Seniors Recover From Disabilities". The transcript is also available. Seniors are more likely to recover from a disability if they have a positive attitude about aging, suggests a pioneering study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association...
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - December 18, 2012 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news
The Challenges of Securing Disability Benefits
For adults with intellectual and related developmental disabilities, securing the benefits they need and are entitled to in order to better lead dignified and enriching lives can be challenging. With various hoops to jump through and confusing language to decipher, it's no wonder that many decide to forego the process entirely. They are in need of an advocate.
Source: Disabled World - December 18, 2012 Category: Disability Tags: Cognitive Disabilities Source Type: news
Robotic arm controlled by the mind allows paraplegic woman to feed herself - video
A revolutionary robotic arm, controlled by the mind, allows a woman paralysed from the neck down to feed herself for the first time in 10 years
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 18, 2012 Category: Science Tags: United States Robots World news Health guardian.co.uk Medical research Society Technology Neuroscience Disability Source Type: news
Academic Careers: Survival of the Fittest?
Why are academics so fit?read more
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - December 18, 2012 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kathleen Taylor Tags: Health Politics Psych Careers Work academic professional staff academic staff age population anecdote clerical staff computer screens disability education institutions family resources survey government figures hotness scale Source Type: news
Student Athletes Could Lose Scholarship Eligibility by Using Twitter
With a single social-media misstep, student-athletes could lose athletic eligibility or a scholarship. But that's not stopping them from using Twitter - sometimes even during games, when they may see harsh criticism of their performances from fans, according to a study by Baylor University and Clemson University researchers.
Source: Disabled World - December 18, 2012 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Scholarships Source Type: news
Cupid's Chase Annual 5K Run
On Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 10 a.m. Community Options, Inc. (COI) will hold their annual Cupid’s Chase 5K Run in eight states and twenty-one locations. All proceeds go to supporting people with disabilities served by Community Options.
Source: Disabled World - December 18, 2012 Category: Disability Tags: 2013 Events Source Type: news
Nudge, nudge, wink, wink: love, sex and gay men with intellectual disabilities – a helping hand or a human right?
ConclusionsGay men with ID tell powerful stories of love, longing and exclusion. Such stories have the capacity to transform wider social attitudes and in turn strengthen the rights claims of this marginalised groups. There are question marks about the possibility of such change in a time of austerity and the broader move in the UK's welfare state from the collective to the individual consumer of services. However, the telling of men's ‘intimate stories’ creates an almost unassailable challenge to current discriminatory practices and norms.
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research - December 18, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: D. Abbott Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Global survey reveals impact of disability
Nature 492, 7429 (2012). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/492322a Author: Declan Butler Study tracks changes in life expectancy and health burdens.
Source: Nature - December 18, 2012 Category: Research Authors: Declan Butler Tags: News Source Type: research
Meta-analysis: Epidural corticosteroid injections in the management of sciatica
Source: Ann Intern Med Area: News The Annals of Internal Medicines has published a systematic review and meta-analysis assessing the efficacy of epidural corticosteroid injections for sciatica compared with placebo. Researchers state that existing guidelines and systematic reviews provide inconsistent recommendations on epidural corticosteroid injections for sciatica. Additionally, key limitations of existing reviews are the inclusion of trials with active controls of unknown efficacy and failure to provide an estimate of the size of the treatment effect. The meta-analysis included data from 23 trial...
Source: NeLM - News - December 18, 2012 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Trauma exposure, PTSD and psychotic-like symptoms in post-conflict Timor Leste: an epidemiological survey
Conclusions: Psychotic-like symptoms may be prevalent in countries exposed to mass conflict. The cultural and contextual meaning of psychotic-like symptoms requires further inquiry in low-income, post-conflict settings such as Timor Leste.
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Latest articles - December 18, 2012 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ian SoosayDerrick SiloveCatherine Bateman-SteelZachary SteelPaul BebbingtonPeter JonesTien CheyLorraine IvancicClaire Marnane Source Type: research
A randomised trial of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor for neonatal sepsis: outcomes at 2 years
Conclusions The administration of GM-CSF to very preterm SGA babies is not associated with improved or more adverse outcomes at 2 years of age. The apparent excess of developmental impairment in the entire PROGRAMS cohort, without corresponding increase in neurological abnormality, may represent diffuse brain injury attributable to intrauterine growth restriction.
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition - December 18, 2012 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Marlow, N., Morris, T., Brocklehurst, P., Carr, R., Cowan, F. M., Patel, N., Petrou, S., Redshaw, M. E., Modi, N., Dore, C. Tags: Open access, Immunology (including allergy), Neurological injury, Child health, Trauma, Injury Original articles Source Type: research
Postnatal corticosteroids and neurodevelopmental outcomes in extremely low birthweight or extremely preterm infants: 15-year experience in Victoria, Australia
Conclusions PCS use decreased in 2005 compared with earlier eras, and was accompanied by a rise in BPD, with no significant changes in mortality or neurological morbidity.
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition - December 18, 2012 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Cheong, J. L., Anderson, P., Roberts, G., Duff, J., Doyle, L. W., Victorian Infant Collaborative Study Group Tags: Eye Diseases, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, Epidemiologic studies, Cerebral palsy, Ophthalmology, Child health, Infant health, Neonatal health, Disability, Ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology Original articles Source Type: research
Aspects of functioning and environmental factors in medical work capacity evaluations of persons with chronic widespread pain and low back pain can be represented by a combination of applicable ICF Core Sets
Conclusions: The relevant content of work capacity evaluations involving CWP and LBP can be represented by a combination of applicable ICF-CS. A suitable standard for documenting such evaluations could consist of the Brief ICF-CS for CWP, LBP, and depression or obesity, augmented by additional ICF categories relevant for this particular context. In addition, the unique individual experiences of claimants have to be considered in order to assess work capacity comprehensively.
Source: BMC Public Health - Latest articles - December 18, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Urban SchweglerJessica AnnerChristine BoldtAndrea GlässelVeronika LayWout De BoerGerold StuckiBruno Trezzini Source Type: research
Curcumin derivatives promote Schwann cell differentiation and improve neuropathy in R98C CMT1B mice
Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease type 1B is caused by mutations in myelin protein zero. R98C mice, an authentic model of early onset Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease type 1B, develop neuropathy in part because the misfolded mutant myelin protein zero is retained in the endoplasmic reticulum where it activates the unfolded protein response. Because oral curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric, has been shown to relieve endoplasmic reticulum stress and decrease the activation of the unfolded protein response, we treated R98C mutant mice with daily gastric lavage of curcumin or curcumin derivatives starting ...
Source: Brain - December 18, 2012 Category: Neurology Authors: Patzko, A., Bai, Y., Saporta, M. A., Katona, I., Wu, X., Vizzuso, D., Feltri, M. L., Wang, S., Dillon, L. M., Kamholz, J., Kirschner, D., Sarkar, F. H., Wrabetz, L., Shy, M. E. Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Impact of Herpes simplex virus load and red blood cells in cerebrospinal fluid upon herpes simplex meningo-encephalitis outcome
Conclusion: In this study, HSV load in CSF was not found to be associated with poor outcome in patients with HSE. These data do not support measurement of HSV load at admission in patients with HSE.
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - December 18, 2012 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Julien PoissyKaren ChampenoisAnny DewildeHugues MelliezHugues GeorgesEric SennevilleYazdan Yazdanpanah Source Type: research
Cancer Costs Billions Yearly in U.S. Worker Productivity: Study
Researchers call for supportive care programs to lessen disability
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 18, 2012 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Physiotherapy, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news
The Impact of Known Criminogenic Factors on Offenders with Intellectual Disability: Previous Findings and New Results on ADHD
ConclusionAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder with conduct disorder is associated with a greater degree and history of problematic behaviour in offenders with intellectual disability.
Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities - December 18, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: William R. Lindsay, Derek Carson, Anthony J. Holland, John L. Taylor, Gregory O'Brien, Jessica R. Wheeler Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
The Experiences of Staff Taking on the Role of Lay Therapist in a Group‐Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Anger Management Intervention for People with Intellectual Disabilities
ConclusionsThese themes indicate that participants' experiences had been perceived as positive for themselves, the service users as well as the relevant organization although initially the therapist role had appeared daunting.
Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities - December 18, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Aimée Stimpson, Biza Stenfert Kroese, Pamela MacMahon, Nicola Rose, Julia Townson, David Felce, Kerenza Hood, Andrew Jahoda, John Rose, Paul Willner Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Cognitive Behavioural Treatment for Anger in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review and Meta‐analysis
ConclusionsThe emerging literature is encouraging. However, it is limited through concatenated data, a lack of comparative control groups and small study samples.
Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities - December 18, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Matthew Nicoll, Nigel Beail, David Saxon Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Attachment, Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health: Research, Assessment and Intervention
ConclusionsOf the various attachment‐related concepts, insights into attachment behaviours and relationships showed the most promise for practical applications in the field of intellectual disabilities. Findings on representations, styles and disorders were inconclusive or preliminary. Attachment‐informed research and practice can be part of emerging developmental understanding of functioning with intellectual disabilities.
Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities - December 18, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Carlo Schuengel, Johanna Clasien Schipper, Paula S. Sterkenburg, Sabina Kef Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
What Things Make People with a Learning Disability Happy and Satisfied with Their Lives: An Inclusive Research Project
ConclusionsWe found out that it is important for people with a learning disability to have good things in their lives, but it is also important to be enabled to access these good things.
Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities - December 18, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Anna Haigh, Darren Lee, Carl Shaw, Michelle Hawthorne, Stephen Chamberlain, David W. Newman, Zara Clarke, Nigel Beail Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Treat me Right, Treat me Equal: Using National Policy and Legislation to Create Positive Changes in Local Health Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities
ConclusionThe authors consider how to approach the process and where to focus in the system, to realize meaningful change.
Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities - December 18, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Amanda Roberts, Samantha Townsend, Jennifer Morris, Elizabeth Rushbrooke, Beth Greenhill, Richard Whitehead, Tim Matthews, Laura Golding Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Mental Health Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – What Do Service Users and Staff Think of Them?
ConclusionA number of suggestions for improving services are identified and discussed in the context of current service policies and procedures.
Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities - December 18, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Biza Stenfert Kroese, John Rose, Kuljit Heer, Alexis O'Brien Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Mental Health and Challenging Behaviour
Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities - December 18, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Nigel Beail Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Cancer Costs Billions Yearly in U.S. Worker Productivity: Study
Researchers call for supportive care programs to lessen disability
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - December 17, 2012 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
NASA to Mentor Students With Disabilities
NASA To Work With D.C. Public Schools To Mentor Students With Disabilities.
Source: Disabled World - December 17, 2012 Category: Disability Tags: Employment Source Type: news
Cancer Costs Billions Yearly in U.S. Worker Productivity
Researchers call for supportive care programs to lessen disability Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Cancer
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 17, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A Not So Merry Christmas for American Disabled
The Christmas and Holiday Season is a time of year for family, friends, good cheer and celebration for many people in America. For People with Disabilities, it is just as much a holiday-filled time of year as it is for everyone else, although the year 2012 finds us with much to reflect upon where our financial standing, rights, and more are concerned. While able-bodied persons in America complain and moan about a lack of jobs, politics, and the continuing financial crisis in America, People with Disabilities struggle to face things such as cutbacks to Social Security, the failure of our nation to ratify the Convention on t...
Source: Disabled World - December 17, 2012 Category: Disability Tags: Editorials Source Type: news
The Workforce Recruitment Program and People with Disabilities
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is an exceptional way for students and recent graduates who experience forms of disabilities and are or have pursued any field of study to market their abilities to a large number of potential employers across America. People with disabilities can sharpen their interviewing skills through a one-on-one meeting with a WRP recruiter, gain skills, experience, and job contacts, and prove to employers that people with disabilities make incredibly valuable employees. Eligible candidates need to contact their campus coordinator as early as Spring semester in order to be considered for inclusion into the WRP.
Source: Disabled World - December 17, 2012 Category: Disability Tags: US Disability Employment Source Type: news
Link Between Fragile X Protein And Nearly 100 Genes Involved In Autism
Doctors have known for many years that patients with fragile X syndrome, the most common form of inherited intellectual disability, are often also diagnosed with autism. But little has been known about how the two diagnoses are related. Now a collaborative research effort at Duke University Medical Center and Rockefeller University has pinpointed the precise genetic footprint that links the two. The findings, published online in the journal Nature, point the way toward new genetic testing that could more precisely diagnose and categorize the spectrum of autism-related disorders...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 17, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Autism Source Type: news
Rationale and design of the Investigation of the Management of Pericarditis (IMPI) trial: A 2 × 2 factorial randomized double-blind multicenter trial of adjunctive prednisolone and Mycobacterium w immunotherapy in tuberculous pericarditis
Conclusions: IMPI is the largest trial yet conducted comparing adjunctive immunotherapy in pericarditis. Its results will define the role of adjunctive corticosteroids and M. w immunotherapy in patients with TB pericardial effusion.
Source: American Heart Journal - December 17, 2012 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bongani M. Mayosi, Mpiko Ntsekhe, Jackie Bosch, Janice Pogue, Freedom Gumedze, Motasim Badri, Hyejung Jung, Shaheen Pandie, Marek Smieja, Lehana Thabane, Veronica Francis, Kandithal M. Thomas, Baby Thomas, Abolade A. Awotedu, Nombulelo P. Magula, Datshana Tags: Trial Design Source Type: research
Screening of frailty in elderly patients with disability by the means of Marigliano–Cacciafesta polypathology scale (MCPS) and Canadian Study of Health and Aging (CSHA) scales
Abstract: Frailty is an age-related condition, characterized by a decreased homeostatic reserve and increased vulnerability to stressful events, with high risk of adverse outcomes.The aim of this study was to compare the evaluation of the frailty by the means of the MCPS and the Rockwood criteria.We enrolled 98 patients (mean age±standard deviation, m±SD, 80.7±7.0 years) and 20 controls (82.7±3.4ys), who attended our outpatient clinic for the evaluation of disability and the renewal of driving license, respectively.The multidisciplinary geriatric assessment (MGA) was performed including the administration of the follow...
Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics - December 17, 2012 Category: Geriatrics Authors: A. Martocchia, P. Frugoni, I. Indiano, L. Tafaro, F. Comite, A. Amici, M. Cacciafesta, V. Marigliano, P. Falaschi Source Type: research
Review of La dyslexie démystifiée. / Review of Dyslexia demystified.
Reviews the book, La dyslexie démystifiée by Marie-France Maisonneuve and Sébastien Normand (2011). Dyslexia is a learning disability that even today is not well known and often diagnosed late. While scientific knowledge has advanced greatly, professional practices have not kept pace. Marie-France Maisonneuve, a remedial teacher, and Sébastien Normand, professor of clinical child psychology, have written this book to improve opportunities for dyslexic children. They can be proud of their work. Clear and understandable, the book is addressed to teachers and parents but it also offers useful information for professionals...
Source: Canadian Psychology - December 17, 2012 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Guay, Marie-Claude Source Type: research
Evaluation of an ICF-based patient education programme for stroke patients: A randomized, single-blinded, controlled, multicentre trial of the effects on self-efficacy, life satisfaction and functioning.
CONCLUSION: There was no significant benefit of the ICF-based patient education in comparison with an attention-placebo control group. Considering the importance of the programme for the further implementation of the ICF and the need of developing effective health education interventions for stroke, the methodology used was reviewed and an updated version proposed. STATEMENT OF CONTRIBUTION: What is already known on this subject? Stroke survivors frequently report dissatisfaction about content, delivery and timing of information provision on several aspects of the disease as well as on available support. Although several i...
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - December 17, 2012 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sabariego C, Barrera AE, Neubert S, Stier-Jarmer M, Bostan C, Cieza A Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research
Disability, sport and men's narratives of health: A qualitative study.
Conclusions: The article advances knowledge by revealing the emergent narrative of health. It reveals too for the first time the way certain contexts and masculine identities create a new subject of health that cares about doing health work, but not too much. Building on the theoretical knowledge advanced here, this article contributes to practical understandings of men's health and disability by highlighting the potential of narrative for changing human lives and behavior. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
Source: Health Psychology - December 17, 2012 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Smith, Brett Source Type: research
La dyslexie démystifiée. / Review of
Reviews the book, La dyslexie démystifiée by Marie-France Maisonneuve and Sébastien Normand (2011). Dyslexia is a learning disability that even today is not well known and often diagnosed late. While scientific knowledge has advanced greatly, professional practices have not kept pace. Marie-France Maisonneuve, a remedial teacher, and Sébastien Normand, professor of clinical child psychology, have written this book to improve opportunities for dyslexic children. They can be proud of their work. Clear and understandable, the book is addressed to teachers and parents but it also offers useful information for professional...
Source: Canadian Psychology - December 17, 2012 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Guay, Marie-Claude Source Type: research
Managing Comorbidity in COPD, a Difficult Task.
Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a public health problem that results in high morbidity, disability and mortality. Comorbidities are highly prevalent in COPD patients because of aging, common risk factors and pathways, rising mortality, and disability. In this review article we present the most prevalent co-morbidities in COPD patients, we face the issue of multimorbidity and discuss the practical management approach relevant to chest physicians and general practitioners. Issues on comorbidities management according to general guidelines as well as their implications for COPD are raised. The aim is...
Source: Current Drug Targets - December 17, 2012 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tsiligianni IG, Kosmas E, Van der Molen T, Tzanakis N Tags: Curr Drug Targets Source Type: research
TRPM7, the cytoskeleton and neuronal death.
Abstract Ischemic stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the world. Elucidation of the underlying mechanisms associated with neuronal death during this detrimental process has been of significant interest in the field of research. One principle component vital to the maintenance of cellular integrity is the cytoskeleton. Studies suggest that abnormalities at the level of this fundamental structure are directly linked to adverse effects on cellular well-being, including cell death. In recent years, evidence has also emerged regarding an imperative role for the transient receptor potential (TR...
Source: Channels - December 17, 2012 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Asrar S, Aarts M Tags: Channels (Austin) Source Type: research
Psychosocial working conditions, occupational groups, and risk of disability pension due to mental diagnoses: a cohort study of 43 000 Swedish twins.
CONCLUSIONS: One unit increase in job demands and working in the occupational groups healthcare and social work or service and military work seem to be risk factors of DP with mental diagnoses, independent from various background factors including familial ones. However, one unit increase in job control or working in commercial work seem to be protective factors of such DP, accounting for confounding factors of this study. PMID: 23248027 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - December 17, 2012 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Samuelsson A, Ropponen A, Alexanderson K, Svedberg P Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research
Low frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to the non-lesioned hemisphere improves paretic arm reach-to-grasp performance after chronic stroke.
Conclusions and implications: The findings demonstrate the feasibility and efficacy of low frequency rTMS applied to the non-lesioned hemisphere for the recovery of reach-to-grasp actions in individuals with hemiparesis secondary to stroke. The inhibitory effect of low frequency rTMS resulted in improved paretic hand reach-to-grasp performance with faster movement time and more coordinated reach-to-grasp pattern. These results have important implications for the use of rTMS for stroke rehabilitation. [Box: see text]. PMID: 23244391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - December 17, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tretriluxana J, Kantak S, Tretriluxana S, Wu AD, Fisher BE Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research
The effect of screw fixation type on a modular hemi-pelvic prosthesis: a 3-D finite element model.
In conclusion, the optimization of screw fixation can maintain the prosthesis stability and reduced stress concentration on some prosthesis parts. It was deduced that the optimization of the prosthesis could help surgeon reconstruct the pelvic joint function better and diminish the clinical time and cost. [Box: see text]. PMID: 23244444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - December 17, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hao Z, Wan C, Gao X, Ji T, Wang H Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research