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[BOOK + References] Adaptation and Rehabilitation in Patients with Homonymous Visual Field Defects

Abstract

Hemianopia leads to severe impairment of spatial orientation and mobility. In cases without macular sparing an additional reading disorder occurs. Persistent visual deficits require rehabilitation. The goal is to compensate for the deficits to regain independence and to maintain the patient’s quality of life. Spontaneous adaptive mechanisms, such as shifting the field defect towards the hemianopic side by eye movements or eccentric fixation, are beneficial, but often insufficient. They can be enhanced by training, e.g., saccadic training to utilize the full field of gaze in order to improve mobility and by special training methods to improve reading performance. At present only compensatory interventions are evidence-based.

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Source: Adaptation and Rehabilitation in Patients with Homonymous Visual Field Defects – Springer

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[BOOK] Rehabilitative Surgery: A Comprehensive Text for an Emerging Field – Google Books

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Andrew I. ElkwoodMatthew KaufmanLisa F. Schneider
SpringerApr 24, 2017 – Medical – 398 pages
 
This book represents the first interdisciplinary text on the emerging field of rehabilitative surgery, in which state of the art procedures from multiple surgical specialties are combined. It proposes a completely new framework for understanding, coordinating, and providing treatment for paralyzed or severely neurologically impaired patients and explains the potentially critical impact of surgery in creating a new baseline of functional status, thereby improving the patient’s daily life. Every major aspect of reconstructive surgical treatment is considered, including anesthesia, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, vascular surgery, and otolaryngology. The most up-to-date and evidence-based surgeries are clearly described and evaluated, with coverage of treatment of pressure sores, placement of feeding tubes, and upper extremity interventions to improve function and hygiene. Cutting-edge protocols are presented for the surgical treatment of severe nerve injuries, spinal cord injuries, and stroke or cerebrovascular accidents, and a first description and evaluation of phrenic nerve repair to assist weaning of paralyzed patients from ventilators is provided. Both surgical and nonsurgical readers will find this book to be an ideal guide and reference.

Source: Rehabilitative Surgery: A Comprehensive Text for an Emerging Field – Google Books

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[BOOK] Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America – Google Books

Front CoverThis issue will focus on traumatic brain injury and will include articles on the following: Pathophysiology of TBI; Acute Management of Moderate-Severe TBI; Disorder of Consciousness; Rehabilitation of Moderate-Severe TBI; Acute Diagnosis and Management of Concussion; Rehabilitation of Persistent Symptoms after Concussion Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy; Unique Aspect of TBI in the Military and Veteran; and many more!

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Source: Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, An Issue of Physical Medicine and … – Blessen C Eapen, David X. Cifu – Google Books

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[BOOK] A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy – Matthew Molineux – Google Books

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A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Matthew Molineux

Oxford University PressMar 23, 2017 – Medical – 512 pages
Including over 600 A to Z entries, this original dictionary provides clear and succinct definitions of the terms used in the related and developing fields of occupational science and occupational therapy. Entries cover a broad range of topics from activities of daily living and autonomy to task-oriented approach and work-life balance and have a clear occupational focus. They provide an overview of the complex nature of human occupation and the impact of illness on occupation and well-being. Descriptions and analysis are backed up by key theories from related areas such as anthropology, sociology, and medicine. This is an authoritative resource for students of occupational science and occupational therapy, as well as an accessible point of reference for practitioners from both subject areas.

Source: A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy – Matthew Molineux – Google Books

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[BOOK] Neurophysiological Basis of Movement – Mark L. Latash – Google books

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Neurophysiological Basis of Movement, Second Edition, has been thoroughly updated and expanded, making it more comprehensive and accessible to students. With eight new chapters and 130 pages of fresh material, this second edition covers a wide range of topics, including movement disorders and current theories of motor control and coordination. By emphasizing the neurophysiological mechanisms relevant to the processes of generating voluntary movements, the text targets advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students who want to better understand how the brain generates control signals and how the peripheral apparatus executes them.

The new chapters in Neurophysiological Basis of Movement, Second Edition, focus on motor control and motor synergies, prehension, changes in movement with aging, typical and atypical development, neuromuscular peripheral disorders, and disorders of the spinal cord, basal ganglia, cerebellum, and cortex. The text is designed so that instructors can cover all chapters or select the topics most relevant to their specific courses. In addition, this edition of Neurophysiological Basis of Movementoffers these features:

-A new reference section with more than 700 references, providing supplemental resources that encourage students to read and understand research literature on the neurophysiology of movements

-A more reader-friendly presentation of material with an added color, improved illustrations, and introductions to the chapters that provide better transitions

-A new PowerPoint presentation package that includes 8 to 15 slides of art and text for every chapter, helping instructors prepare for lectures and allowing students to better understand the material

Author Mark Latash presents the material using six levels, or worlds, of analysis of the neurophysiology of movements. These worlds are cells, connections, structures, behaviors (control and coordination), evolving and changing behaviors, and motor disorders. The first three levels are the basis for the analysis of a variety of actions, such as standing, locomotion, eye movements, and reaching. Further, changes in movement with fatigue, development, aging, disorder, and rehabilitation are discussed.

The text also presents six labs to help students perform experiments to address typical “template” research problems, and one-minute drills and self-test questions encourage students to think independently and to test their knowledge as they read. The answers to the self-test questions require students to think critically and explain why they selected a particular answer, as the problems have several answers with varying degrees of correctness.

Neurophysiological Basis of Movement, Second Edition, promotes independent thinking and enhances knowledge of basic facts about the design of cells, muscles, neuronal structures, and the whole body for better understanding of typical and atypical movement production related to the nervous system and the functioning brain.

Source: Neurophysiological Basis of Movement – Mark L. Latash – Βιβλία Google

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[BOOK] Hemorrhagic Stroke – Google Books

This book provides detailed practical guidance on the management of hemorrhagic stroke in the clinical settings encountered in daily practice. Real-life cases are used to depict a wide range of clinical scenarios and to highlight significant aspects of management of hemorrhagic stroke. In addition, diagnostic and therapeutic protocols are presented and helpful decision-making algorithms are provided that are specific to the different professionals involved in delivery of stroke care and to differing types of hospital facility. The coverage is completed by the inclusion of up-to-date scientific background information relevant to diagnosis and therapy. Throughout, the approach adopted is both practical and multidisciplinary. The book will be of value for all practitioners involved in the provision of stroke care, and also for medical students.

Source: Hemorrhagic Stroke – Edoardo Boccardi, Marco Cenzato, Francesco Curto, Marco Longoni, Cristina Motto, Valentina Oppo, Valentina Perini, Simone Vidale – Google Books

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[BOOK] The Role of Technology in Clinical Neuropsychology – Google Books

Front CoverNeuropsychology as a field has been slow to embrace and exploit the potential offered by technology to either make the assessment process more efficient or to develop new capabilities that augment the assessment of cognition.

The Role of Technology in Clinical Neuropsychology details current efforts to use technology to enhance cognitive assessment with an emphasis on developing expanded capabilities for clinical assessment. The first sections of the book provide an overview of current approaches to computerized assessment along with newer technologies to assess behavior. The next series of chapters explores the use of novel technologies and approaches in cognitive assessment as they relate to developments in telemedicine, mobile health, and remote monitoring including developing smart environments. While still largely office-based, health care is increasingly moving out of the office with an increased emphasis on connecting patients with providers, and providers with other providers, remotely.

Chapters also address the use of technology to enhance cognitive rehabilitation by implementing conceptually-based games to teach cognitive strategies and virtual environments to measure outcomes. Next, the chapters explore the use of virtual reality and scenario-based assessment to capture critical aspects of performance not assessed by traditional means and the implementation of neurobiological metrics to enhance patient assessment. Chapters also address the use of imaging to better define cognitive skills and assessment methods along with the integration of cognitive assessment with imaging to define the functioning of brain networks. The final section of the book discusses the ethical and methodological considerations needed for adopting advanced technologies for neuropsychological assessment.

Authored by numerous leading figures in the field of neuropsychology, this volume emphasizes the critical role that virtual environments, neuroimaging, and data analytics will play as clinical neuropsychology moves forward in the future.

Source: The Role of Technology in Clinical Neuropsychology – Google Books

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[BOOK] Physical Therapy Clinical Handbook for Ptas – Google Books

ΕξώφυλλοPhysical Therapy Clinical Handbook For Ptas, Third Edition Is A Concise Clinical Guide Designed Specifically To Help Physical Therapist Assistant Students And Practitioners Easily Obtain Helpful Evidence-Based Information. This Succinct Handbook Covers The Evaluative As Well As The Interventional Aspect Of Physical Therapy And Offers Immediate Guidance Concerning Physical Therapy Data Collection And Interventions, Including Musculoskeletal, Neurologic, Cardiopulmonary, Integumentary, Geriatric, Pediatric, And Acute Care Interventions.

This Third Edition Reflects Updates Featured In The APTA’S Guide To Physical Therapist Practice 3.0, As Well As Contemporary Documentation Requirements And Best Practices. With Its User-Friendly Format That Includes Tabbed Sections For Easy Referencing And The Inclusion Of Clinical Pearls For The PTA, This Handbook Is A Valuable Resource For PTA Practitioners And Students Alike. KEY UPDATES: Expand Information On HIPAA And Bloodborne Pathogens Updated Infection Control Section New Information On Elder And Child Abuse Expanded Information About Documentation Inclusion Of EMR Inclusion Of Common Medication Wider Range Of Musculoskeletal Pathologies Wider Range Of Neurologic Interventions Expanded Section On Geriatric Disorders/Diseases Applicable Courses: Clinical Practicum Clinical Education Clinical Experience.

Source: Physical Therapy Clinical Handbook for Ptas – Kathy Kulinski, Primary Instructor Fox College Monee Illinois Kathy Cikulin-Kulinski – Βιβλία Google

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[BOOK] One Handed: A Guide to Piano Music for One Hand – Google Books

Front CoverThis guide to the piano literature for the one-handed pianist surveys over 2,100 individual piano pieces which include not only concert literature but pedagogical pieces as well. Following the introduction are four chapters cataloguing original works for the right hand alone, original works for the left hand alone, music arranged or transcribed for one hand alone, and concerted works for one hand in concert with other pianists, instruments, or voices. Each entry assesses the individual composition, its quality, its difficulty, its particular appeal, and its uses with the composer’s name, dates, and nationality, where possible. Also included is a selected discography of commercially produced phonodiscs, compact discs, and cassettes. Instructors and pianists alike will appreciate this exhaustive guide to one-handed piano music. To aid further research, a bibliography of books, articles, and theses about the literature is provided along with a chapter that lists the contents of thirty-six anthologies devoted to one-handed piano music. This unique reference also includes an index.

Source: One Handed: A Guide to Piano Music for One Hand – Donald L. Patterson – Google Books

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