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[e-BOOK] Beyond Safety: Strategies for Improving Outcomes with Safe Patient Handling

Posted by Frank Long     

Beyond Safety: Strategies for Improving Outcomes with Safe Patient Handling

For decades, medical professionals have moved patients by hand from bedside to wheelchair to walker to therapeutic environment, lifting, rolling, hoisting, and positioning without the aid of mechanical lifts.

Protecting therapists, rehabilitation nurses, caregivers and visiting family from injury when lifting or supporting a patient is beyond important. It is equally important to understand how investing in training and equipment to prevent patient falls can help speed outcomes and pay back your investment. 

A major paradigm shift away from manual lifting is long overdue. Worker safety and patient mobility depend on it.

Download this free eBook to learn:

  • Research support for safety programs
  • How to recover initial capital investment
  • Strategies to raise patient engagement in activities
  • How a culture of safety can speed patient recovery
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[BOOK] Embodying Tool Use: From Cognition to Neurorehabilitation – Google Books

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Mariella Pazzaglia, Giulia Galli, Yusuf Ozgur Cakmak, Jan Babic

Frontiers Media SA, Dec 18, 2020

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[Book Review] Introduction to Neuroimaging Analysis

A Book Review on
Introduction to Neuroimaging Analysis

Mark Jenkinson and Michael Chappell, (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2018, 276 pages, ISBN: 978-0198816300 (also available as E-book).

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an essential research tool in human neuroscience, and MRI data analysis is a critical skill for students and researchers in the field. Learning—and teaching—the fundamentals of MRI data analysis is tricky, time-consuming and sometimes frustrating. Quantitative analyses of structural and functional MRI depend on knowledge in many disparate areas, such as MR physics, statistics. and computer programming, but also neurophysiology and neuroanatomy. Most of all, MRI data analysis is a practical skill and requires the knowledge of one of the major analysis software packages.

A new book by Jenkinson and Chappell, both at the University of Oxford and experienced teachers of MRI analysis, aims to instruct students and researchers who are new to the field of neuroimaging research.

Chapter 1 of Introduction to Neuroimaging Analysis provides a brief overview of the main MRI modalities, walks the reader through the several steps of a first, imaginary neuroimaging study and gives a concise introduction to MR physics and scanner hardware. Chapter 2 brings a more in-depth description of MRI modalities, primarily structural, functional, and diffusion MRI. The rest of the book discusses quantitative techniques of MRI analysis. Chapter 3, providing a concise and clear summary of structural, functional, and diffusion imaging pipelines, is the heart of the book. If you are a newbie to MRI analysis, you would want to read this chapter, and read it several times to absorb the many concepts introduced here. Additional chapters on brain extraction, registration as well as motion and distortion correction present a comprehensive discussion of major steps in data preprocessing. Finally, chapter 7 illustrates a more advanced method, surface-based analysis of structural and functional data.

The book is accompanied by additional chapters on the Neuroimaging Primers website. The MRI Physics for Neuroimaging appendix provides a short, non-technical overview of the basics of MR physics. The General Linear Model for Neuroimaging appendix is a very well-written and illustrated introduction to the centerpiece of statistical analysis of MRI.

The unique feature of this book is the use of Example Boxes that provide practical knowledge and skills for MRI analysis. Many of these boxes are linked to separate web pages on the Neuroimaging Primers website. These web pages start with instructions how to install and run FSL, the authors’ favorite neuroimaging software package (of which Mark Jenkinson is principal developer). FSL is a software package that includes programs for the analysis of structural MRI, task-based and resting state functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging and that runs on Unix systems (such as Mac OS), on Linux machines and inside a virtual Linux machine on Windows PCs.

Additional web pages cover, for example, analysis of structural MRI (such as tissue-type segmentation), diffusion tensor imaging (such as tractography) and task-based functional MRI. These web pages act as short online tutorials; they contain MRI data sets for download and demonstrate how to analyze the data in FSL and visualize the results using FSL’s image viewer FSLeyes. We ran several of these tutorials and all worked well. The data downloaded from the tutorial web page not only include the original data set, but also FSL’s results folder. This allows you to check and comprehend the results of every single analysis introduced on the web pages without running the analysis yourself or even installing FSL. These tutorials are ideal for homework, they are written with the student in mind and easy to follow.

Running FSL through the graphical user interface requires only rudimentary UNIX skills, which are introduced on the “Getting Started” web page. Those who long for additional UNIX proficiency simply take the link to the FSL course web page, containing Introduction to UNIX videos and a UNIX handout. To sum up, if you are FSL-inclined and teaching an introductory course on MRI data analysis covering the basics of structural MRI, fMRI, and DTI, this book is everything you need. If the main focus of your course is task-based functional MRI, you may need more detail and you may want to add recent review articles or chapters of the established fMRI textbooks (see below) to the reading list.

If you prefer a different software package, let’s say AFNI, Brainvoyager or SPM, the new textbook by Jenkinson and Chappell is still a very helpful resource. The main text of the book and the online appendices are software-independent. The original and the analyzed data sets on the web pages can be inspected by any nifti file viewer. The web page on MRI artifacts, e.g., offers 25 MRI data sets covering various artifacts. Of course, the web pages describe the commands FSL uses to perform a certain analysis step. If you would like your student to learn a non-FSL package through these web pages, you would need to provide the necessary commands and code.

Jenkinson and Chappell’s book is the most recent of several publications on neuroimaging methods. The textbook by Huettel, Song and McCarthy, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, now in its 3rd edition, has gained a wide readership among students and is used in numerous university courses (Huettel et al., 2014). The textbook by Huettel et al. is useful for undergraduate and graduate students who expect a more detailed, narrative account and who are primarily interested in task-based fMRI. The Handbook of Functional MRI Data Analysis by Poldrack, Mumford, and Nichols presents a more concise and slightly more technical discussion of fMRI analysis techniques (Poldrack et al., 2011). If your focus is on resting state fMRI, you may turn to Introduction to Resting State fMRI Functional Connectivity by Bijsterbosch, Smith and Beckmann, a recent addition to the Oxford Neuroimaging Primers series (Bijsterbosch et al., 2018).

Taken together, Jenkinson and Chappell have crafted an easily accessible and highly readable introduction to the analysis of structural MRI, functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging. With the online tutorials, tightly connected with the main text, the reader will obtain useful hands-on methodological experience. The combination of main text and online tutorial makes this book an ideal companion for students and researchers who plan to undergo their first steps in structural, functional, or diffusion tensor imaging analysis.

Hopefully, this book will find many readers and see a 2nd edition in the near future. In the next edition, a few points should be revised. As the general linear model has become so important for MRI analysis, the authors may consider including their online chapter on the general linear model in the 2nd edition of the printed book. If necessary, Appendix A, Introduction to Brain Anatomy, might be removed and made online-only. Moreover, the online tutorial on Physiological noise modeling, announced but not available yet, would be very much appreciated. Finally, there is one crucial concept in neuroimaging analysis that we missed in this, otherwise excellent, book: a detailed description of methods for multiple comparison correction. This topic has been widely discussed, even in popular media, following the publication of Eklund et al.’s paper in 2016 (Eklund et al., 2016).


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[BLOG POST] Brain Tumour Recovery Journal

This self-help guide is for any person who has been affected by brain trauma. You may have been diagnosed yesterday or 20 years ago. There is no end date to needing support post-diagnosis. That is what the Recovery Journals are here for.

Real Life Brain Tumour Stories

Brain Tumour Recovery Journal

Brain Tumour Recovery Journal

Although there are many journals and to-do lists available in shops, there is not a journal dedicated to people who are struggling post-surgery.

You may have been diagnosed yesterday or 20 years ago? There is no end date to needing encouragement post-treatment and strategy building. That is what this Brain Tumour Recovery Journal is here for. Somewhere to write down your thoughts and feelings which is a recognised mindfulness exercise to relieve stress and anxiety.

Use this Brain Tumour Recovery Journal to help build positive thoughts and proactive reminders.

Brain Tumour Recovery Journal

You may not be who you were before your symptoms appeared but there is no reason why you can’t be the new you and enjoy the new you:

  • Essential information they don’t tell you at the beginning because you simply don’t know what to ask.
  • A beautiful, simple to use book incorporating mindfulness, daily gratitude as well as the everyday survival skills required to navigate life after the operation or leading up to the op.
  • This handbag-sized book is full of helpful checklists, daily reminders for medication, diary entries to help yourself survive each day to make every day count, even on the toughest of days.

Things You Will Find In The Book

  • Important Things To Remember Daily
  • Ideas To Look Into On Your Brain Tumour Journey
  • Monthly Plan
  • Weekly Planner
  • Daily Checklist

Brain Tumour Recovery Journal

You may not be who you were before your symptoms appeared but there is no reason why you can’t be the new you and enjoy the new you:

  • Essential information they don’t tell you at the beginning because you simply don’t know what to ask.
  • A beautiful, simple to use book incorporating mindfulness, daily gratitude as well as the everyday survival skills required to navigate life after the operation or leading up to the op.
  • This handbag-sized book is full of helpful checklists, daily reminders for medication, diary entries to help yourself survive each day to make every day count, even on the toughest of days.

The Brain Tumour Recovery Journal is here to give helpful prompts and suggestions to encourage you while on your brain tumour journey

I have been writing in diaries, journals and to-do lists since I was eight years old. Since my Brain Surgery, I have needed them more than ever. They are one of my strategies to get by. They help me remember the past but also help me in the future.

Read More:

11 Things You Need To Do If You Have Survived A Brain Tumour

Here is a Great Way to Help with Memory Problems!


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[BOOK] A Comprehensive Guide to Rehabilitation of the Older Patient E-Book – Google Books

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Shane O’Hanlon, Marie Smith

Elsevier Health Sciences, 2021 – 620 pages

This book will help all health professionals involved in the rehabilitation of older people to provide their patients with the highest possible quality of life and autonomy.

Expanded and rewritten by a diverse team of authors, the text is suitable for doctors in all specialties that see older patients, as well as nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, dietitians, speech and language therapists/pathologists, physician associates/assistants, healthcare assistants, and many others including patients, family members and students.

The book is written in an accessible, no-jargon style and provides a patient-centred perspective on recent advances in the field of rehabilitation – an increasingly important aspect of care for older people.

  • Clear explanations of relevant concepts: ageing, frailty, comprehensive assessment, rehabilitation
  • Broad coverage of all aspects of rehabilitation including different settings
  • Explanations of input from multiple health professionals
  • Problem-based section that highlights solutions to common issues during rehabilitation
  • Specialty-specific areas of rehabilitation such as stroke rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation, post-operative rehabilitation, trauma, rehabilitation in the community
  • Practical section explaining how to plan discharge safely, run a care planning meeting, organize home supports, continue rehabilitation at home
  • Evidence-based but accessible writing, complemented by practical clinical wisdom
  • Aimed at a broader audience – applicable to all health professionals who see older patients
  • Resources for patients and their caregivers
  • Multiple-choice questions to test knowledge

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[Abstract] Wrist flexion rehabilitation device using arm mbed microcontroller for post-stroke patient – Full Text PDF


Rehabilitation is a process of recovery of an individual from disabling or functionally limiting condition, whether temporary or irreversible, participates to regain maximal function, independence, and restoration [1]. The purpose of rehabilitation is to prevent and slow down the loss of function of the body, improve and restore the function, compensation for the lost function, and maintenance of the current function.

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[BLOG POST] 10 brain books you should read in 2019

Brain Changer: The Good Mental Health Diet by [Jacka, Felice]

What’s on your “to-read” list this year?

Here are a few books that I’ve read (or plan to in 2019) chosen based on research rigour, chosen, publication date (the last year or two) and practical application. In other words: these books synthesise the most compelling brain science and smart ideas emerging from the research lab and make it relevant for our everyday lives.

Have fun exploring big topics like how our emotions are created, the importance of gut health, the latest on habit formation, understanding the teenage brain, epigenetics, mindfulness, depression and anxiety and the female brain. Happy reading!

1. Brain Changer by Professor Felice Jacka

How is our brain and mental health affected by what we eat? Australian scientist, Felice Jacka uncovers the link between obesity and depression, how gut health impacts brain health and how a Mediterranean diet can keep our brains healthy as we age.

2. The Neuroscience of Mindfulness by Dr Stan Rodski

Where is the proof that mindfulness works? Discover the neuroscience behind mindfulness as Dr Rodski explains how being in the moment can lower stress, increase energy levels, build resilience and protect us from a range of life-threatening illnesses.

3. Mind-Brain-Gene by Dr John Arden

In this groundbreaking book, Arden explores the fascinating world of epigenetics, the immune system and mental health. He takes us on a fascinating journey into the mind-brain-body feedback loops, showing how they influence mental and physical health.

4. Inventing Ourselves by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Blakemore, often credited with pioneering adolescent neurosciences, takes us on a tour through the groundbreaking science behind the enigmatic, but crucial, brain developments of adolescence and how those translate into teenage behaviour. Blakemore demystifies this period of development, outlining what makes the teenage brain unique and why mental illness can develop in these years.

5. Lost Connections by Johann Hari

In his bold and inspiring book, Hari goes on a quest to explore nine different causes of depression and anxiety including disconnection from meaningful work, other people, the natural world and hope. He challenges what we have believed to be true about depression and anxiety and their unexpected solution – reconnection.

6. Atomic Habits by James Clear

How do we create habits that stick? In his book, Clear explores the neuroscience of habit formation, along with proven principles in biology and psychology to offer an effective system for change. According to Clear, it’s the small changes made consistently which compound into life-changing results.

7. How Emotions Are Made by Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett

Barrett shakes up what we have previously thought true about how emotions are created. She challenges the idea that emotions are automatic and hard-wired in certain parts of the brain, using the latest in emotion science to show how emotion is actually created from a complex interplay between our brain, body and culture.

8. From the Laboratory to the Classroom by editors Jared Cooney Horvath, Jason M. Lodge and John Hattie

Are we applying what we know about the neuroscience of learning in the classroom? Horvath’s book combines theory and practice exceptionally well, offering useful strategies based on the science of learning, motivation, attention and memory.

9. Every Note Ever Played by Dr Lisa Genova

From neuroscientist and author of Still Alice, Genova’s latest novel is compelling and thought-provoking. She explores what it means to be truly alive, looking at the way neurological conditions impact identity and relationships. Genova is gifted at bringing to life the struggles experienced by those living with a neurological condition and those who love and care for them.

10. The Women’s Brain Book by Dr Sarah McKay

Of course, how could I not include my own book on this list for must-reads of 2019! My book takes you on a journey through the female lifespan (from womb to tomb) and explores how how brains are shaped by the lives we live, and in turn how how lives are shaped by our neurobiology.

via 10 brain books you should read in 2019 – Your Brain Health


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[BOOK] The Field of Competence of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians


The Field of Competence of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians

by Paris Stylianides

Published 4 years ago

219 pages

“The Field of Competence of the Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine physicians” PART ONE European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) Section of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine – Professional Practice Committee



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Enhancing quality of life
through electrical stimulation technology


All of the abstracts presented are available on line at




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[BOOK] Seizures – Open access peer-reviewed Edited volume


Humberto Foyaca Sibat

Edited by Humberto Foyaca Sibat

Walter Sisulu University, Nelson Mandela Academic hospital

This book contains selected peer-reviewed articles that cover novel information on epileptic seizure and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures written by international researchers. In this book, we discuss self-reporting technologies for supporting epilepsy treatment. We also discuss about the diagnostic testing in epilepsy genetic clinical practice. Clinical aspects related to diagnosis in patients presenting psychogenic non-epileptic seizures vs. epileptic seizures and neurocysticercosis are discussed as well. We delivered novel aspects about the treatment for pseudoseizures. In another chapter, the authors estimated the prevalence of ischemic stroke in epileptic patients presenting subarachnoid neurocysticercosis and ischemic stroke frequency among HIV-positive patients, and finally other authors discuss autoimmune epilepsy, its new development, and its future directions. We are looking forward with confidence and pride to the remarkable role that this book will play for a new vision and mission.



SeizuresEdited by Humberto Foyaca Sibat
Published: May 2nd 2018

DOI: 10.5772/65137

ISBN: 978-1-78923-005-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-004-8

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Open access peer-reviewed

1. Introductory Chapter: Seizures and Its Historical Background

By Humberto Foyaca-Sibat and Lourdes de Fátima Ibañez-Valdés


Open access peer-reviewed

2. Autoimmune Epilepsy: New Development and Future Directions

By Sandra Orozco-Suarez, Angélica Vega-Garcia, Iris Feria-Romero, Lourdes Arriaga-Pizano, Emmanuel Rodriguez-Chavez and Israel Grijalva


Open access peer-reviewed

3. Diagnostic Testing in Epilepsy Genetics Clinical Practice

By Birute Tumiene, Algirdas Utkus, Vaidutis Kučinskas, Aleš Maver and Borut Peterlin


Open access peer-reviewed

4. Self-Reporting Technologies for Supporting Epilepsy Treatment

By Jonathan Bidwell, Eliana Kovich, Cam Escoffery, Cherise Frazier and Elizabeth D. Mynatt


Open access peer-reviewed

5. Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures in Patients Living with Neurocysticercosis

By Lourdes de Fátima Ibañez-Valdés and Humberto Foyaca-Sibat


Open access peer-reviewed

6. Treatment and Diagnosis of Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

By Cicek Hocaoglu


Open access peer-reviewed

7. Subarachnoid Cysticercosis and Ischaemic Stroke in Epileptic Patients

By Humberto Foyaca-Sibat and Lourdes de Fátima Ibañez-Valdés

via Seizures | IntechOpen

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