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MacGyver”-Like Rehabilitation Engineer Helps Medically Complex Kids at NY Hospital
Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y., the state’s only independent, specialty children’s hospital and one of only 14 pediatric specialty hospitals in the United States, announces the hiring of its first rehabiliation engineer- Andres Guerrero, MSE. Think of the position as “MacGyver” at a children’s hospital.
Mr. Guerrero earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechatronics Engineering (combination of mechanical/electrical/programming engineer) at the Escuela Politecnica del Ejercito in his home country of Ecuador and a Master of Science in Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a specialization in Design and Commercialization. Over the past few years, Mr. Guerrero’s expertise spans the fields of biomedical research, energy and robotics.
“I love to find solutions to unconventional problems,” said Andres Guerrero, MSE. “I want to be the person who m
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Machine-Learning Tool Identified Predictive Factors Associated with Worse Patient Outcomes After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement
A machine-learning algorithm developed by an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and his colleagues identified predictive factors associated with worse outcomes for patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) of the hip who had arthroscopic surgery to treat it. FAI is a condition in which the ball and socket of the hip joint do not fit together properly and can ultimately cause pain and the need for a surgical repair.
According to a paper published on January 31 in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the factors that significantly predicted worse patient outcomes were anxiety and depression, duration of symptoms for more than two years before surgery, a high preoperative score on patient-reported outcome surveys and, surprisingly, receiving preoperative steroid injections.
"These findings are important from several perspectives. First of all, they demonst
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Access Perfect Homes – An Innovative Resource for Finding a Home for the Disabled, Seniors, and Mobility Impaired
Access Perfect Homes is excited to announce the launch of its residential real estate team dedicated to addressing the housing needs of those with mobility issues or physical disabilities which consequently impact their quality of life.
Established within the Keller Williams Realty system, Access Perfect Homes is the first team affiliated with a national real estate Brokerage to be dedicated to finding appropriate housing for those who may need assistive technologies, adaptive design and/or renovations that ease or eliminate livability challenges within a residence.
Over 61 million people in the US live with a disability which impacts their mobility, even in their own homes.
Additionally, Access Perfect Homes' focus includes meeting the needs of the senior population. According to 2012 Census data, over 40% of adults over the age of 65 live with at least one disability, with the prim
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Patient Power® Cancer Patient Survey Shows Majority of Patients Willing to Participate in Clinical Trials and Find Them Beneficial
Patient Power®, which delivers patient-powered journalism, information and opportunities to engage with and connect to the cancer community, reports that results from the first Patient Power Cancer Clinical Trials Survey show that the majority of patients surveyed were interested in taking part in clinical trials, which is good news for drug developers and government looking to complete trial enrollment. The survey also found that patients who participated in clinical studies—some of them in more than one—found them to be of clinical benefit and well worth the effort. However, a little under half of the patients stated that their medical care team had not discussed clinical trials with them, and when patients brought the subject up, often participation was discouraged.
The study results were reported in a keynote speech by Patient Power Co-Founder and President, Andrew Schorr, at the Gl