What is Backward Disequilibrium and How Do I Treat it? : A Complex Patient Case Study as originally seen in The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy This was our journal club article for September at the hospital and since September is quickly coming to a close, I figured I had better hurry up and share … Continue reading How to Manage Backward Disequilibrium/Retropulsion
A Spanish-speaking pope, and America’s complicated relationship with bilingualism as originally seen in The Washington Post Hey, US of A, we look kind of silly when just less than 79% of us only speak a language that 7% of the total population of the world speaks. Why are we so anti-forgein language? Perhaps it stems from … Continue reading What Language Does Healthcare Speak?
Who: For: PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, STs, From: Janine Waskind, MS, OTR/L, CBIS (see link for full bio) What: The Pediatric Brain: Functional Neuroanatomy, The Sensory Systems and Their Treatment Applications When: November 13-14, 2015 Where: Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Tx Why: Objectives: 1. Name each stage of development of the central nervous system in … Continue reading CCU Alert! The Pediatric Brain: Functional Neuroanatomy, The Sensory Systems and Their Treatment Applications
Who: For: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists; From: Janet Holly, PT (see link below for full credentials) What: 2 Courses in series: Complex Pain: Recognizing, Assessing and Managing It, An Evidenced Based Approach AND Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: An Evidence Based Approach with Update from the International CRPS Conference, Zurich 2015. When: Complex Pain: … Continue reading CCU Alert! Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Complex Pain: Evidenced Based Assessment and Management
Higher neutrophil counts before thrombolysis for cerebral ischemia predict worse outcomes as originally seen in Neurology. In this article, the researchers are looking at outcomes for ischemic stroke patients who received recombinant tissue plasminogen activator aka rtPA aka the “Clot Buster.” And they want to know if these outcomes are predictable based on pre-rtPA administration via white … Continue reading Neutrophil Count Before rtPA Predicts Hemorrhagic Bleeds
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Understanding nystagmus and approaching nystagmus is often difficult and confusing, most probably because the pathophysiology for nystagmus is not clearly defined and there is no pathognomonic nystagmus sign that could lead to a single diagnosis. In fact, there is an exhaustive list of diseases for a single nystagmus finding[ref1]. However,… Continue reading What nystagmus can tell you in neurology? Clinical approach to nystagmus.
A New Genetic Study Associates Low Vitamin D and Risk for Multiple Sclerosis by Susan Fitzgerald as originally seen in Neurology Today. The article discusses one of several new research articles that are looking into a link between vitamin D deficiency and multiple sclerosis (MS). The research has found that some people with certain genes that … Continue reading Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis: Is There a Link?
The Train to Estelline by Jane Roberts Wood My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Train to Estelline is a historical fiction piece set in West Texas in the early 1900s from the point of view of a young woman setting out on her first adult adventures. Within the first few pages I had decided … Continue reading Book Review: The Train to Estelline
This is a fantastic video for new SCI patient education. It covers all the phases of rehab, lots of other good internet sources, autonomic dysreflexia, pressure sore prevention, wheelchairs, general nutrition, home changes, sports, travel, finances… so many things! Save that video into your bag of patient education goodies! I’m going to put one of … Continue reading Acute SCI Patient Education Video
How Often is BMI Misleading? by Albert Sun as originally seen in the The New York Times BMI is determined by your weight divided by your height squared. Click here if you want to see the math of it, get help converting your numbers from the American Standard (inches/pounds) to the metric, or you can scroll … Continue reading BMI: Not What You Think It Is