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:4/23/2014)... "simple and accessible detection methods that can rapidly ... of a single cell inside that population has ... Chang Lu. , In the Royal Society of ... announced that he and his coworkers have developed ... of a protein ( Chem. Sci. , 2014, ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... are often displayed in the popular Swedish children,s ... of high-sugar foods. A new study from the ... in children,s TV programmes as well as the ... and weight status. , Steingerdur Olafsdottir,s doctoral thesis ... popular Swedish children,s TV show Bolibompa. Healthy foods ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... led by a researcher from the Cancer Science Institute ... Singapore has identified the cancer specific stem cell which ... of developing new drugs for the treatment of this ... group, led by Dr Chan Shing Leng, Research Assistant ... that a cancer-specific variant of a cell surface protein, ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... in the journal Oncotarget , explored tumour ... or their own DNA signatures within the same ... design effective, targeted treatment strategies. , Firstly they ... and either the KRAS or BRAF mutation. Secondly, ... EGFR gene mutation have that specific mutation present ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Alzheimer,s disease has been a rapidly evolving pursuit ... latest crook in the research road, scientists have ... proteins associated with the disease. The report, which ... , could have important implications for developing novel ... colleagues explain that for years, research has suggested ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Following a protein's travel inside cells is key to improving patient monitoring, drug development 2Health News:High-calorie and low-nutrient foods in kids' TV 2Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 2Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 3Health News:Non-uniform genetic mutations identified in lung cancers could lead to targeted treatment 2
... Wash., June 11 Following a two-year clinical ... , Stayhealthy introduced their next generation body composition ... The technology accurately measures body composition, comes in ... a home use individual device, to a commercial ...
... , , Continued Market Share Increase Combined with ... SAN BRUNO, Calif., June 11 Cord Blood Registry ... stem cells from umbilical cord blood, reported solid revenue growth in ... 2008. Earnings for the quarter showed even stronger gains due ...
... ... help parents combat teen drug use, is now available from Bartell Drugs , ... Seattle, CA (Vocus) June 11, 2009 -- HairConfirm, a new ... from Bartell Drugs. The kit detects drug use for up to 90 days by analyzing ...
... ... of British Heart week (8-15th June), Dr Jav Nazemi - CEO of Igennus, ... condition led to the start of his business and the omega-3 EPA formula, ... pence per tub sold this week to the Children,s Heart Federation, in order ...
... ... is a struggle for women of all ages. Despite the turmoil of ... for symptomatic relief of menstrual and menopausal woes. Garden of Life, Inc., ... women of all ages a natural way to balance hormones with the ...
... 10 The following statement was issued Wednesday, June ... Jessie M. Pavlinac, following a press conference by U.S. ... restaurant menu labeling to be included in the Senate,s ... health-care reform legislation. , , "The American Dietetic ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Stayhealthy Body Composition Technology Announced at Microsoft's Connected Health Conference 2Health News:New Stayhealthy Body Composition Technology Announced at Microsoft's Connected Health Conference 3Health News:Cord Blood Registry Maintains Solid Growth in First Quarter 2009 2Health News:Cord Blood Registry Maintains Solid Growth in First Quarter 2009 3Health News:New Home Drug Hair Test Kit Now Available from Bartell Drugs; ,HairConfirm Detects 90-Day Drug Use & Usage Frequency 2Health News:Omega-3 EPA: Treatment for a Heart Condition 2Health News:Omega-3 EPA: Treatment for a Heart Condition 3Health News:Omega-3 EPA: Treatment for a Heart Condition 4Health News:Omega-3 EPA: Treatment for a Heart Condition 5Health News:Omega-3 EPA: Treatment for a Heart Condition 6Health News:MORE WOMEN SHUN HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY Garden of Life Offers a Natural Solution with Oceans 3™ Healthy Hormones™ 2Health News:MORE WOMEN SHUN HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY Garden of Life Offers a Natural Solution with Oceans 3™ Healthy Hormones™ 3Health News:MORE WOMEN SHUN HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY Garden of Life Offers a Natural Solution with Oceans 3™ Healthy Hormones™ 4Health News:Statement by American Dietetic Association Supporting Scientifically Valid, Informative Restaurant Labeling as Part of Health Reform 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces ... available in its catalogue: ... Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 ... Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Zafgen, Inc., a ... needs of severely obese patients, today announced initial ... a selective inhibitor of methionine aminopeptidase 2 (MetAP2), ... form of genetic obesity.  These results showed improvements ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... InformEx, North America,s leading business partnering ... the 30 th edition of its annual conference at ... January 21-24. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131028/NY05330LOGO-a ) ... and specialty chemical companies will take part in the conference, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 2PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 4PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 5Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 2Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 3Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 4Media Advisory: InformEx 2014 Events & Speaker Lineup for 30th Edition Conference in Miami Beach 2
... CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ), today announced ... ended September 30, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO) ... Net revenues increased 12.5% to a record $26.7 billion ... Retail Pharmacy segment revenues increased 3.8%, with same ...
... Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced publication in ... results using a new therapy that demonstrated rapid and ... Inducible Apoptosis as a Safety Switch for Adoptive Cell ... ™ technology to eliminate donor T cells causing ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CVS Caremark Reports Third Quarter Results 2CVS Caremark Reports Third Quarter Results 3CVS Caremark Reports Third Quarter Results 4CVS Caremark Reports Third Quarter Results 5CVS Caremark Reports Third Quarter Results 6CVS Caremark Reports Third Quarter Results 7CVS Caremark Reports Third Quarter Results 8CVS Caremark Reports Third Quarter Results 9CVS Caremark Reports Third Quarter Results 10CVS Caremark Reports Third Quarter Results 11CVS Caremark Reports Third Quarter Results 12CVS Caremark Reports Third Quarter Results 13CVS Caremark Reports Third Quarter Results 14CVS Caremark Reports Third Quarter Results 15Bellicum Announces Publication in The New England Journal of Medicine Demonstrating Complete Reversal of Serious Immune Condition in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients 2Bellicum Announces Publication in The New England Journal of Medicine Demonstrating Complete Reversal of Serious Immune Condition in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients 3Bellicum Announces Publication in The New England Journal of Medicine Demonstrating Complete Reversal of Serious Immune Condition in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients 4
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: