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2012-03-06 11:00:23

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that aggressive treatment of severe traumatic brain injury, which includes invasive monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) and decompressive craniectomy, produces better patient outcomes than less aggressive measures and is cost-effective in patients no matter their age——even in patients 80 years of age. These important findings can be found in the article "Is aggressive treatment...

2012-01-05 16:00:00

Accuhealth Pain & Injury announces the launch of its new website. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 Dallas pain management and injury center Accuhealth Pain & Injury is announcing the launch of their new website, http://www.accuhealth.net. Accuhealth specializes in treating a wide range of conditions related to both acute and chronic pain, and their services also focus on aiding patients with workers compensation and auto injury claims. The new website showcases Accuhealth´s...

2011-08-15 09:58:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- James S. Krause, Ph.D., a Wadena Minnesota native, is the 2011 recipient of the Medtronic National Courage Award presented by Courage Center. Dr. Krause, a professor and associate dean for Research in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, is a leading national expert and researcher who specializes in health and longevity following a spinal cord injury. The award is especially...

2011-08-12 13:17:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- James S. Krause, Ph.D., a Minnesota native, is the 2011 recipient of the Medtronic National Courage Award presented by Courage Center. Dr. Krause, a professor and associate dean for Research in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, is a leading national expert and research psychologist who specializes in adjustment following a spinal cord injury. The award is especially meaningful to...

2011-07-13 07:30:00

WEST ORANGE, N.J., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kessler Foundation (www.kesslerfoundation.org) and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (www.kessler-rehab.com) are the first rehabilitation centers in the U.S. to implement the new LokomatPro V6, an advanced robotic training system designed to improve mobility in individuals with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis or other neurological diseases. This new system, developed by Hocoma (http://www.hocoma.com/en/), a...

2011-06-28 15:09:00

ROCKLAND, Mass., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In strong collaboration with clinical research partners, Hocoma recently introduced a new and more compact version of the LokomatPro that offers greater system capabilities. Since the launch of Hocoma's first gait therapy device in 2001, the LokomatPro has established itself as an effective intervention for improving over-ground walking function in patients with neurological diseases and injuries resulting in gait impairment. The new...

2011-06-01 00:06:49

Designer of medical devices providing clinic and in-home restoration therapy unveils the next in the series of FES powered physical therapy systems that started with the successful RT300 FES cycle. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 31, 2011 Restorative Therapies, Inc., advances its new era in physical therapy systems for neurological injury and paralysis with FDA clearance of the world's first Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) rehabilitation therapy system for stepping and standing. FES is a...

2011-05-26 13:09:20

In the largest stroke rehabilitation study ever conducted in the United States, stroke patients who had physical therapy at home improved their ability to walk just as well as those who were treated in a training program that requires the use of a body-weight supported treadmill device followed by walking practice. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, also found that patients continued to improve up to one year after stroke, defying conventional wisdom that recovery occurs...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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