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Stroke Prevention and Recovery: The Ultimate Video Guide Stroke Education Limited

When I was asked to review this three set DVD series regarding stroke, I was not sure what to expect. The product comes out of Stroke Education Limited, a group which is based in New Zealand and chaired by Professor ...

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome

This is the first neuropsychology book to translate exciting findings from the recent explosion of research on sport-related concussion to the broader context of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and post-concussive syndrome (PCS) in the general population. In addition, it ...

BOOK REVIEW. The Neurology of Consciousness: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropathology

This is a very welcome addition to the field of neuroscience literature and should be read by anyone involved in the care of persons with disorders of consciousness. The book starts with a thoughtful Preface by the editors, Dr. Laureys ...

Consensus on Rehabilitation

Acquired brain injuries (ABIs) are being progressively recognized as a relevant cause of morbidity and mortality in the population and, consequently as a major problem for healthcare systems worldwide. The proper management of ABIs require an integrated approach encompassing the ...

The Developing Brain after TBI: Predicting Long Term Deficits and Services for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children, adolescents and young adults around the world (WHO, 2009). It is also internationally recognized that TBI can have a negative impact on continued brain maturation and ...

WHO Global Forum on Trauma Care

Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) held a Global Forum on Trauma Care in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 28-29. The aims of the Forum were sixfold: 1) to establish a set of priorities and goals for future ...

Residential Design Impacts Quality of Life for Neurodisabled Individuals

Amsterdam, November 16, 2009 – IOS Press announces the November 2009 publication of a special issue of NeuroRehabilitation: An International Journal devoted to residential design for persons with neurodisability. While there is clearly agreement that the nature of the long-term ...

U-Step: A Crucial Step in Rehabilitation

For patients recovering from traumatic brain injuries, walkers are often not stable enough. In addition, most walkers are made of aluminum, which can fracture, and the bolts that secure the walker frame tend to loosen, which compromises the integrity of ...

Neuropsychological Assessment of Patients With Low Educational Level

This study presents examples of neuropsychological tests by patients with brain damage in the left and right hemisphere with low educational level. The study shows examples of executions of neuropsychological tasks created for the evaluation of functioning of anterior and ...

New Technology: Neurohealing Receives FDA Designation

NeuroHealing Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced that the Office of Orphan Products Development of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug status to NH001 for the treatment of patients in a vegetative state or minimally conscious state ...