Navigation Links
Vision restoration therapy shown to improve brain activity in brain injured patients
Date:8/13/2007

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have demonstrated using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), that brain activity was increased in stroke and traumatic brain injury survivors who underwent Vision Restoration Therapy (VRT), a rehabilitative treatment that helps these patients recover lost vision. The data will be published online in the peer-reviewed journal Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair on Aug. 14, 2007 at http://nnr.sagepub.com/pap.dtl.

Researchers, led by Randolph S. Marshall, M.D., M.S., associate professor of clinical neurology and acting director, Division of Stroke and Critical Care at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, examined the fMRIs of six patients aged 35-77 with vision loss on the same side of both eyes (called homonymous hemianopia) caused by stroke or traumatic brain injury. The therapy is based on visual stimulation, which the patient performs daily at home on a dedicated computer device. The fMRI data showed increased activity in visual processing areas of the brain as patients learned to detect stimuli in the borderzone between the seeing and non-seeing fields. This enhanced activity was identified one month after beginning treatment and suggests that the brain is responding accordingly.

This study is encouraging because the fMRI technique allowed us to see and compare the activity levels in specific regions of the brain before and during Vision Restoration Therapy. After examining the images, the increased activity levels demonstrate progress associated with the treatment, said Dr. Marshall. Based on these initial results, we will continue to investigate the relationship between the imaging findings and the degree to which vision is recovered.

The publication of Dr. Marshalls study in Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair underscores the growing scientific evidence validating Vision Restoration Therapy. For hundreds
'/>"/>

Contact: Elizabeth Streich
eas2125@columbia.edu
212-305-6535
Columbia University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Role of fats and oils in vision care
2. Genes for Vision discovered
3. Watching television for long hours could lead to agressiveness
4. Body mass index guide needs revision
5. Putting cancer risk with a vision
6. Risk Factors for vision problems in Diabetes
7. Watching television linked to smoking
8. Vision loss could result due to MSG
9. Televisions ruling babys world!
10. Preventing Vision Loss
11. Preventing Vision Loss
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/29/2015)... VA (PRWEB) , ... June 29, 2015 , ... ... Interaction with Medical Devices , **FDAnews Webinar**, July 16, 2015 — 1:30 p.m. ... to help ensure the application of human factors engineering to the design of ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... ... June 29, 2015 , ... Scientists from ... to build nearly complete genomes by combining high-throughput DNA sequencing with genome mapping. ... for their association with human disease, but previously difficult to detect. The study ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... OH (PRWEB) , ... June 29, 2015 , ... ... support to healthcare providers for patients with certain neuropsychiatric and chronic pain conditions, ... President and CEO. , The appointments include: Peter Donato, Senior Vice President, Chief ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... MD (PRWEB) , ... June 29, 2015 , ... OR ... features a revitalized look and feel, as well as a redesigned logo and weekly ... used to, but is now more user-friendly and easier to navigate. , In ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... ... June 29, 2015 , ... Bionops Laboratories has released ... to French consumers. , The specialized eye health formulation contains a variety of ... radicals. In addition to Citicoline (Cognizin®), Biomacula provides necessary doses of Vitamin E, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDAnews Announces Human Factors and Usability Studies: Understanding and Optimizing Interaction with Medical Devices Webinar, July 16, 2015 2Health News:FDAnews Announces Human Factors and Usability Studies: Understanding and Optimizing Interaction with Medical Devices Webinar, July 16, 2015 3Health News:Mount Sinai Scientists Develop New Approach for More Accurate and Comprehensive Whole Genome Assembly, Variant Discovery and Interpretation 2Health News:Mount Sinai Scientists Develop New Approach for More Accurate and Comprehensive Whole Genome Assembly, Variant Discovery and Interpretation 3Health News:Mount Sinai Scientists Develop New Approach for More Accurate and Comprehensive Whole Genome Assembly, Variant Discovery and Interpretation 4Health News:Assurex Health Names Executives to Posts as CFO, CMO and VP/Clinical Operations 2Health News:Assurex Health Names Executives to Posts as CFO, CMO and VP/Clinical Operations 3Health News:OR Manager Launches New Website 2Health News:Bionops Laboratory Releases Biomacula, the First French Product with Citicoline (Cognizin®) 2Health News:Bionops Laboratory Releases Biomacula, the First French Product with Citicoline (Cognizin®) 3
... Jan. 6 Solos Endoscopy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SNDY) ... a significant purchase order for the Mammo View(TM) line ... Cleveland, OH. The Cleveland Clinic currently operates nine ... by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization ...
... (Nasdaq: NUVA ), a medical device company focused ... spine, announced today that Alex Lukianov, Chairman and Chief Executive ... Morgan Healthcare Conference at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in ... a.m. PT.A live Web cast of the presentation will be ...
... 6 Orexigen(R) Therapeutics, Inc.,(Nasdaq: OREX ), ... announced that the Company will be speaking at the ... follows: , , Date: Monday, ... a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Pacific, Location: ...
... Frontier Service Design Creates Tangible Value by Revealing ... Service Design, LLC, a firm that specializes in ... revenue streams for growth-oriented companies, today announced its ... to identify, build and launch new services around ...
... Completed Phase 2 Bladder Augment Trial and Plans ... Regeneration Program: Preclinical Progress to be Highlighted ... Inc., a clinical-stage organ regeneration company with products ... that Steven Nichtberger, M.D., president and chief executive ...
... A pancreatic cancer patient,has become the first person in ... of,radiotherapy that potentially enables doctors to improve outcomes while,extending ... in Milan,delivered the faster treatment using RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology ... "We see three major benefits ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Solos Endoscopy, Inc. Receives Purchase Order from Cleveland Clinic 2Health News:NuVasive to Present at 27th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2Health News:First Service Design Firm Launches in United States 2Health News:Tengion to Present at 27th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference 2Health News:First RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatment in Italy Takes Place at Leading Milan Cancer Center 2Health News:First RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatment in Italy Takes Place at Leading Milan Cancer Center 3
(Date:6/29/2015)...  New guidelines released today by the American ... for better outcomes to the hundreds of thousands ... each year. Stryker,s Trevo ® Retriever was ... clinical trials that provided data for this development. ... endovascular therapy with stent retrievers for ischemic stroke ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... 29, 2015  Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN ... second quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, August ... U.S. financial markets. The Company will host a conference ... Time on Thursday, August 6, 2015 to discuss ... call is U.S./ Canada (877) ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... 2015 Axxess , an industry leader ... software vendor accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center ... health agencies select the right revenue cycle management (RCM) ... their business. Research by American Health Information ... expect a decrease in productivity of 54.4 - 69 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New AHA Guidelines For The Early Management And Treatment Of Stroke Will Change The Standard Of Care For Thousands Of Stroke Patients Each Year 2New AHA Guidelines For The Early Management And Treatment Of Stroke Will Change The Standard Of Care For Thousands Of Stroke Patients Each Year 3Allergan to Host Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast 2Allergan to Host Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast 3Axxess Releases eGuide for Home Health Agencies, Revenue Cycle Management: What You Must Do Now - to Succeed! 2
... CRDC ) today announced that Bernard A. Hausen, M.D., ... present a corporate overview and update at the following conferences: ... November 15, 2011 8:00 a.m. ET New York, NY ... 2011 9:30 a.m. New York, NY To access the ...
... 10, 2011 The Medical Oncology Association of ... recently signed an agreement to work together to ... quality and costs of cancer care in Southern ... clinical, reimbursement and distribution services to help health ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Medical Oncology Association of Southern California, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions Collaborate With Payors to Improve Quality, Costs, Accessibility of Cancer Care 2Medical Oncology Association of Southern California, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions Collaborate With Payors to Improve Quality, Costs, Accessibility of Cancer Care 3
ZapICD is a reference to the complete set of ICD codes....
... The MD Coder is simply ... it is a handheld solution ... tracking for both individual physicians ... Coder v6.0 now comes in ...
In addition to the patient data OB-on-Call contains a comprehensive Medications list displaying related drugs by brand name, generic title, and usage description notes....
... Derived from the ... Information database, this continually ... guidelines on thousands of ... generic drugs and now ...
Medicine Products: