Navigation Links
Virtual visits shrink the distance in stroke rehab
Date:6/6/2010

Quebec City − Telemedicine holds the key to the rehabilitation of people with stroke living in northern, rural, remote Canadian communities, rehabilitation researcher Esm French told the Canadian Stroke Congress today.

"Bringing stroke care to an area the size of France is a massive challenge especially when many communities lack year round road access," says French. "The unique conditions of northern communities require a unique response from the stroke rehabilitation community."

Those living in many northern communities which include many Aboriginal residents − have limited, if any, access to stroke rehabilitation, says French, who works at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and is a professional associate with the School of Rehabilitation Studies at McMaster University.

French and her colleagues, physiotherapist Kirsti Reinikka and Dr. Maria Huijbregts, tested the use of telemedicine applications to make consultations with rehabilitation providers available to stroke survivors in these remote areas.

Over a five month period, 10 video consultations took place between stroke survivors and an interdisciplinary team of rehab experts which included a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, a speech-language pathologist, and a social worker.

The stroke survivors had been discharged from hospital to communities in Northwestern Ontario where access to rehabilitation is severely limited or altogether absent. "The video technology removes the distance barrier and provides a practical alternative when direct services are not available," says French. "The experience was rated good-to-excellent by both patients and rehabilitation therapists."

The healthcare, community, and telemedicine partnerships were critical to the success of the program.

"The innovative use of telemedicine technology can overcome geographic and human resource barriers restricting access to care by the Abo
'/>"/>

Contact: Jane-Diane Fraser
jfraser@hsf.ca
613-569-4361 x273
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. London Web Expands Green IT with SoftXpand Desktop Virtualisation Solution
2. PHD Virtual Technologies Announces Citrix Investment
3. ITSessions Announces Desktop Virtualization Seminar
4. PHD Virtual Technologies Meets the Need for Fully Integrated Data Protection with PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer
5. A virtual muscle machine for kids with disabilities
6. Kreativ Dental Clinic, Offering Dental Implant and Dental Services Abroad, Launches 3D Virtual Tours Online
7. GlassesUSA.com Launches Virtual Mirror for Glasses on Website
8. Vasont Systems Contributes Content Management Expertise to New Book on Virtual Collaborative Writing
9. First Ever Virtual Autism Conference Featuring Temple Grandin and 16 speakers to discuss: “Things To Know About Autism” April 10th-11th.
10. Get your Virtual ‘Apple a Day'
11. Lumension Partners With Citrix To Advance Desktop Virtualization Security
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... News) -- Managing diabetes, quitting smoking, controlling high blood ... the risk for dementia -- even late in life, ... Report 2014, commissioned by Alzheimer,s Disease International, revealed that ... percent. The study noted that obesity and an inactive ... as high blood pressure. The researchers suggested ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... an analysis of genetic information among more than 87,000 ... found 23 new genetic variants common differences in ... for prostate cancer. The so-called "meta-analysis," believed to be ... mutations among men in a broad array of ethnic ... ancestry. , The meta-analysis combined information from smaller studies, ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... In a country where 77% of inhabitants ... basis, how can Americans find healthy and fulfilling ways ... Challenge , a 5-day interactive journey to putting stress ... From September 29th – October 3rd, the Hyland’s Stress ... specific topics that promote natural solutions for managing stress. ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... that patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) the ... and neck cancer positive oropharyngeal cancer see ... post-radiation neck dissection than those with HPV-negative oropharyngeal ... findings at the American Society for Radiation Oncology,s ... , "For patients that achieve a complete response, ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... People with facial paralysis are perceived as being less ... language of facial expression, a new study from an ... findings highlight the important role the face plays in ... against those with facial paralysis because of their disability, ... the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia 2Health News:Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia 3Health News:Large study reveals new genetic variants that raise risk for prostate cancer 2Health News:Stress Less with the Hyland's 5-Day Stress Challenge 2Health News:Many throat cancer patients can skip neck surgery 2Health News:Lack of facial expression leads to perceptions of unhappiness, new OSU research shows 2Health News:Lack of facial expression leads to perceptions of unhappiness, new OSU research shows 3
... for the first time that human embryonic stem cells ... mature T-cells//, raising hopes for a gene therapy to ... and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine ... embryonic stem cells into blood-forming stem cells that in ...
... recent survey it was found that international nurses would need to ... NHS//. ,The step was mainly taken to give jobs ... nurses come to Britain from outside the European Union every year. ... the Philippines and Australia. The rule applies to nurses in bands ...
... 45 seconds, another American has a stroke, caused either by a ... minutes//, one of them will die. ,That's the bad news. ... to find and fix the problems that cause many strokes — ... ever having to open up the skull. ,New technologies, ...
... Dr. Bing-Huei Chen and colleagues it was found that ... form during cooking. ,The research was conduced ... Products (COPs) is produced when cholesterol-rich foods are processed ... the body cells leading to heart disease or cancer. ...
... California Supreme Court said that partners must inform their spouse about ... ,This came down as the court ruling in San Francisco when ... court. The wife accused the ex-husband of transmitting AIDS to her. ... decided that the spouse or partner of a person who has ...
... from the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology//. ... found a human gene that aids in the growth and spread ... about the discovery and said that it would help in the ... was mainly conducted on mice and the research team found that ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:T-cells Developed from Human Embryonic Stem Cells 2Health News:Brain Surgery Without the Surgery? 2Health News:Brain Surgery Without the Surgery? 3Health News:Brain Surgery Without the Surgery? 4Health News:Brain Surgery Without the Surgery? 5Health News:Brain Surgery Without the Surgery? 6
(Date:9/17/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage announced today the ... in the development of imaging technology used ... and diseased tissue that minimizes the learning ... lowers surgical costs and potentially enhances patient ... The clinical and scientific teams at ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 2014  Decision Resources Group finds that ... for biologic therapy, only a proportion of ... cite patients, discomfort with biological therapy as ... followed by cost-related issues and payer restrictions. ... Janssen Biotech,s Remicade and AbbVie,s Humira are ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Sept. 17, 2014 Prostate Oncology Specialists ... campaign to educate men about new imaging technology ... the prostate. Annually, a million men undergo random ... rectum. Multi-parametric MRI (MP-MRI) of the prostate gland is ... Men need to be fully informed of their ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Patient Outcomes Improve When Molecular Chemical Imaging Technology Is Used to Aid Robotic Surgical Procedures, According to New White Paper 2The Majority of Surveyed Gastroenterologists Agree that Biologics Should be Prescribed to More Patients in the Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Treatment Paradigm 2The Majority of Surveyed Gastroenterologists Agree that Biologics Should be Prescribed to More Patients in the Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Treatment Paradigm 3Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - Stop Random Biopsies 2Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - Stop Random Biopsies 3
... Janam Technologies LLC, a leading ... communicate wirelessly, today announced a new mobile healthcare ... product line with antimicrobial versions of the XM66 and ... provide the healthcare sector with rugged antimicrobial devices ...
... SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 14 The U.S. ... that their over-the-counter (OTC) chelation products are unapproved ... violation of federal law to make unproven claims ... chelation products. (Logo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Janam Introduces Mobile Healthcare Product Line 2FDA Issues Warnings to Marketers of Unapproved 'Chelation' Products 2FDA Issues Warnings to Marketers of Unapproved 'Chelation' Products 3FDA Issues Warnings to Marketers of Unapproved 'Chelation' Products 4
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: