In a study published in Stroke, 03/28/2013 Dr. Ayerbe L et al from Kings College London discuss statistics that show that depression affects most of the stroke patients with episodes that have a short duration but a high risk of recurrence in the long term. For example the poststroke incidence of depression ranged from 7% to 21% in the 15 years after a stroke in London UK.
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Published in Spinal cord in February Dr. Fortmann and his colleagues from San Diego State University/University of California working with the Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego look at satisfaction with life (SWL) outcome of new spinal cord injuries SCI patients completing multidisciplinary rehabilitation. The group found that increases in SWLS scores was noted during multi disciplinary rehabilitation including physical and occupational therapy rehabilitation.
Writing in PM&R (physical medicine and rehabilitation) Dr. Hayden and colleagues from Pate Rehabilitation, Dallas TX show that post acute rehabilitation undertaken at a postacute treatment facility is associated with functional gains for individuals with TBI over those that can be expected from undirected recovery. They also suggest that their findings provide evidence for postacute rehabilitation as the standard of care after TBI as all patients saw functional improvement regardless of time since injury. However, individuals admitted sooner after injury demonstrated the best functional improvement.
Dr Langston writing in world neurosurgery discusses how spinal imaging plays a critical role in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injury patients. He describes how new Imaging Techniques in Spinal Cord Injury spinal cord imaging techniques to SCI will allow for three-dimensional microstructural anatomy of the nerve fibre tracts which will yield information that will better enable predicting outcome and monitoring treatment response following spinal cord injury.
Writing in the January edition of Disability Rehabilitation, Dr. Huang and colleagues from the Graduate Institute of Rehabilitation Counseling, National Changhua University of Education , Changhua , Taiwan look at Employment outcomes of adults with cerebral palsy in Taiwan. The group found that the employment rate for adults with CP is 22.9% with 67% of these individuals working in an integrated setting, 14% in supported employment, and 19% in sheltered employment.
What do the following have in common?
Rural areas, medical insurance companies, 200,000 patients, cardiac patients, mental health patients, neurological telehealthdisease patients, suicide prevention and oncology follow-up care. An unlikely group of terms? Not if you consider that all of these derive a benefit or support from TELEHEALTH. In this age of high technology many medical procedures and benefits can be accomplished remotely and with as much expertise as with a face to face encounter with a professional.
Today, telehealth is fast taking its place as a major aspect of healthcare and is understood more than ever before.