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Physicians Call for Pain Management Beyond Opioids

Physiatrists and pain management experts call for an expansion of the national focus beyond safer opioid prescribing and addiction management to include a functional approach to both the diagnosis and treatment of pain. A report recently published...
19-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

U.S. Government Personnel Exposed to Noise in Cuba Show Signs of Brain Injury Normally Seen With Head Trauma

At least 21 government employees who were exposed to unusual noises while serving at the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba, show effects similar to traumatic brain injury, according to preliminary study results published this week in the Journal...
16-Feb-2018 7:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Are Physicians Being Adequately Trained to Treat People with Disabilities?

Caring for patients with physical disabilities, particularly spinal cord injury (SCI), is not routinely part of the medical school curriculum. However, 17 percent of Americans are physically disabled, and there are nearly 17,000 new cases of SCI in...
12-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Rest Is the Best Medicine

Concussion is a common diagnosis in sports medicine. Many providers use medication to target the residual symptoms of a concussion, although there are currently no medications that have been approved by the Federal Drug Administration for the...
12-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Ballet Builds Functional Improvements in Children with Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Conditions

While great strides have been made in adaptive sports, few opportunities exist in the arts for the disabled population. This study evaluated the impact of an adaptive ballet dance program on children with physical impairments. The study shows that...
12-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

What’s Holding You Back?

Individuals with disabilities face barriers to physical activity, recreation, and sport. The goal of this study was to determine whether the perception of these barriers differs among those with and without a disability. Second, it aims to determine...
12-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Clues to Predict Injury Recovery

This study investigates the influence of dopamine pathway (DA) genes on self-reported quality of life (QOL) after moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).
12-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Putting the Brain to Work

Individuals with tetraplegia prioritize development of technology to restore lost upper limb strength and dexterity as a means to improve quality of life. This study aims to demonstrate a wearable functional electrical stimulation (FES) orthotic...
12-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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