License: Licensed by JMIR Source: iStock by Getty Images Copyright: nicomenijes URL: https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/mother-and-daughter-on-a-video-call-with-doctor-gm1302654051-394330627 March 3, 2022 By: Chris Tachibana, PhD Telemedicine surged with the COVID-19 pandemic. But does offering care by phone or video improve or worsen disparities? Should policies to facilitate telemedicine become permanent? The dramatic rise in telemedicine is documented in a study by LDI Fellows Ari Friedman, Hummy Song, Angela T Chen, Alon Bergman, and Guy David, collaborating with the data team from Independence Blue Cross based in southeast Pennsylvania. Using claims data, they found that weekly telemedicine visits among plan members increased from a mean of 773 before pandemic stay-at-home orders to more thanRead More →

License: Creative Commons Attribution + Noncommercial + NoDerivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) Source: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Copyright: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare URL: https://rehab.jmir.org/2022/1/e31504/ License: CC-BY-NC-ND WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, March 01, 2022 — A new report from Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation was published today in the journal JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies evaluating the effect of a new balance perturbation module on balance impairments following an acute stroke. The study, HYPERLINK A Novel Body Weight–Supported Postural Perturbation Module for Gait and Balance Rehabilitation After Stroke: Preliminary Evaluation Study, demonstrates that balance perturbations in a recently developed and not-yet-reported balance perturbation program for the Aretech LLC ZeroG body weight support system positivelyRead More →

Source: Freepik Copyright: DCStudio URL: https://www.freepik.com/free-photo/medical-staff-with-disabled-senior-woman-having-conversation-about-recovery-treatment-hospital-waiting-area-wearing-face-mask-against-coronavirus_16656401.htm Licensed by JMIR WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, February 10, 2022 — Patients with severe COVID-19 and related complications can benefit from receiving postacute care at long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), a new report suggests. The findings of “Patient Outcomes and Lessons Learned From Treating Patients With Severe COVID-19 at a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Single-Center Retrospective Study,” a study conducted by medical and therapy staff at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, an LTACH in Wallingford, Connecticut, and researchers at the Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation, were published today in the journal JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies. With an average patient length of stay of 25-28 days,Read More →

Source: The authors / Henry Charles Hrdlicka Copyright: The authors / Henry Charles Hrdlicka URL: https://rehab.jmir.org/2022/1/e30794/ License: CC-BY-NC-ND WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, February 10, 2022 — A new report from Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation, “Occupational and Physical Therapy Strategies for the Rehabilitation of COVID-19-Related Guillain-Barré Syndrome in the Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Setting: Case Report,” describing the therapy interventions used in the long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) setting to rehabilitate COVID-19–associated Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) was published today in the journal JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies. The report is believed to be the first to demonstrate the standard of care and strategies used in an independent LTACH settingRead More →

Source: Adobe Stock Copyright: Syda Productions URL: https://stock.adobe.com/ca/images/doctor-and-nurse-visiting-senior-woman-at-hospital/101042268 Licensed by JMIR (San Francisco CA) — A new study is the first to show that a remote cognitive assessment could help with tracking patients with cardiovascular risk. The assessments evaluated are from Posit Science, developer of the BrainHQ brain exercise app. Prior studies have established that people with cardiovascular risk factors are at increased risk for cognitive decline and dementia as they age. However, such studies have relied on the gold standard of in-person neuropsychological testing, which, although very beneficial, can be time consuming, expensive, and challenging to arrange during a pandemic. The Health eBrain Study, publishedRead More →

Source: Freepik Copyright: user18526052 URL: https://www.freepik.com/free-photo/beautiful-brunette-female-with-ponytail-wearing-white-top-connecting-her-smart-phone_15752475.htm#query=smartphone%20fitness%20tracker&position=16&from_view=search License: Licensed by JMIR A new study by researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine adds to the canon of research associating physical activity with cognitive performance, this time using 90 middle-aged and older participants who wore accelerometers while physically active and completed mobile cognitive testing from home. “The future of lifestyle interventions really needs to be remote-based,” said Raeanne Moore, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine and principal investigator of the study. “The pandemic has made this especially clear.” On the days their physical activity increased,Read More →

Source: Vstore Copyright: Vitae VR URL: https://www.jmir.org/2022/1/e27641 License: Licensed by the authors. New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London suggests that a virtual reality test in which participants “go to the shops” could offer a potentially promising way of effectively assessing functional cognition, the thinking and processing skills needed to accomplish complex everyday activities. The research, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, uses a novel virtual reality shopping task called “VStore” to measure cognition, which asks participants to take part in tests designed to mirror the real world. This is expected to test for age-relatedRead More →

Source: Shutterstock Copyright: Dragon Images URL: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/over-shoulder-view-middleaged-physician-showing-655220356 Licensed by the Authors A clinical study of patients with cardiovascular disease by Queensland Cardiovascular Group has found that offering a digital health platform, Cardihab, substantially improved participation rates in cardiac rehabilitation. The findings were published in cardiovascular medicine journal JMIR Cardio and revealed that participation in cardiac rehabilitation improved from 21% to 63% when app-based cardiac rehabilitation (SmartCR) was offered as an alternative in addition to a conventional in-person program. Cardihab provides a digital platform and patient apps (SmartCR) that facilitate the virtual delivery of cardiac rehabilitation and chronic disease management programs for patients recovering from cardiacRead More →

Job Description Post-Doctoral Fellow – 24142 Faculty Description   CU Anschutz Header Language University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus School of Medicine Department of Dermatology Post-Doctoral Fellow Position #00792106 – Requisition #24142   * Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers * The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at: Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012—covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2 Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus Exemptions vary by campus location/department. Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions: Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons. Denver Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons. Consolidated/Central ServicesRead More →