Tag Archives: TBI

What is AESLEME?

The Association for the Study of Spinal Cord Injury (AESLEME – its acronym in Spanish) is a national not-for-profit organization in Spain dedicated to the prevention of accidents that cause spinal and cerebral injuries, including those that result in paralysis … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for August 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: Does chronic pain affect a person’s mental health and are there strategies to help deal with both? This edition … Continue reading

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New Guideline Released for Managing Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States

A new guideline for managing vegetative and minimally conscious states was recently published in the journals Neurology (PDF) and Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PDF). The development of this new guideline was partially funded by NIDILRR, continuing a history … Continue reading

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NIDILRR at 40: TBI Research from Injury to Re-Integration

As we head toward the celebration of NIDILRR’s 40th anniversary this October, we will take an occasional look at the achievements of the grantee community in different areas. At next week’s Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), co-sponsored … Continue reading

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: Change Your Mind About TBI

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by an external force, such as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating injury, that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy: A Brief History

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines physical therapy (PT) as “therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for May 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. NIDILRR-funded Research: Aquatic exercise therapy for people with Parkinson disease: A randomized controlled trial (J75815) (English). This article describes a study that evaluated … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for March 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. What is a brain injury? The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) (en inglés) (90DP0082) has a four part series on understanding traumatic … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month, Health Disparities, and NIDILRR Research: How are they connected?

For the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, we would like to share some information about health disparities experienced by Hispanics/Latinos with disabilities and how the NIDILRR community has worked to end those disparities. Disability affects every race and ethnic group, … Continue reading

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Chronic pain and disability: Pain Awareness Month

The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) defines chronic pain as “ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury or more than 3 to 6 months, and which adversely affects the individual’s well-being.” In other … Continue reading

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