In the last post, we discussed what makes up blood pressure and how high and low blood pressure happens. Now that we understand that, we can move on to what to do about low blood pressure. Once again, I would like to emphasize that low blood pressure is a medical condition, and thus, MUST be … Continue reading Conservative Low Blood Pressure Management Strategies
In my little survey (Have you taken it yet?) a reader requested some information about low blood pressure, so I thought I’d do a post or two on the topic. First, low blood pressure is a medical problem, so the first line of treatment will always be medical. Make sure your physician is aware of … Continue reading Blood Pressure
Who: Physicians, Researchers, Engineers, Clinicians, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Consumers, Industry, Manufacturers, Government officials What: The 3rd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics and Rehabilitation When: November 5-8, 2017 Where: JW Marriott Houston Downtown 806 Main St. Houston, TX 77002, hosted by TIRR Memorial Hermann Why: “The 2017 International Symposium on Wearable & Rehabilitation Robotics (WeRob2017) … Continue reading CCU Alert! The International Symposium on Wearable Robotics & Rehabilitation
Key Take Aways: Whatever it is you care about, in order to improve you have to spend dedicated time in each of the two zones: the learning zone and the performance zone. In our professional lives 1-2 years after we get out of school, we’re spending most of our professional time in the performance zone. … Continue reading Get Out of that Rut!
Forced vital capacity (FVC) as an indicator of survival and disease progression in an ALS clinic population as originally seen in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry Last week were talking about outcome measures in ALS. In looking at those, we found forced vital capacity (FVC) was an important one to keep track of, … Continue reading Forced Vital Capacity in ALS
The Deal by Becky Cochrane My rating: 3 of 5 stars I read this book as part of Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge 2017. The point of the challenge being to read things that you wouldn’t normally read. And I DEFINITELY would not normally have picked up this book. First of all, I live in … Continue reading Book Review: The Deal
The ALSFRS-R: a revised ALS functional rating scale that incorporates assessments of respiratory function as originally seen in Journal of the Neurological Sciences In the last post, I stumbled across an outcomes measure that I hadn’t heard of. More importantly, this new-to-me outcomes measure is disease specific for a disease (ALS) for which I currently … Continue reading The ALS Functional Rating Scale-Revised