‘Neuropsychological rehabilitation is the partnership between patients, families and doctors’

Speaking on the 3rd day of the 10th World Congress for Neurohabilitation, Dr Barbara Wilson, a clinical psychologist from the United Kingdom, mentioned that greatest need is to persuade health care purchasers that rehabilitation makes clinical and economic sense. She discussed about cognitive neurology and neuropsychology at length. In her talk, she focused on a broad and differentiated theoretical approach, what is neuropsychological rehabilitation and what type of trials are to be used for drawing conclusions

‘Neuropsychological rehabilitation is the partnership between patients, families and doctors’While speaking about neuropsychological rehabilitation, Dr Barbara Wilson said, “Recent studies in brain computer interaction, computational modeling, fatigue, awareness, virtual reality, pharmacological studies are the new things in this arena. Also one should know new models, new assessment, and new ways of evaluating effectiveness of rehabilitation.” She also expressed her hope that rehabilitation experts will […]

WCNR 2018: ‘Road accidents contribute to highest number of head injuries’

At World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) which is hosting 10th World Congress here in Mumbai, Dr Keki Turel, a consultant neurosurgeon, said that most serious head injuries are because of road accidents. He also mentioned that it is the young population which is suffering from road accidents and once they are impaired with head injuries, they cost society as economic productivity is lost

WCNR 2018: ‘Road accidents contribute to highest number of head injuries’“The law and order machinery is not able to cope up with the incidence. Traffic is the main cause behind road accidents. Around 43 per cent of the casualties are because of road accidents,” he said. While explaining about the causes behind road accidents, he said, “People who drive two wheelers form the highest of […]

WCNR 2018: Why do outcomes of post-stroke spasticity management vary?

At WCNR 2018, Dr Gerard Francisco Professor and chair of PM&R, UTHEALTH Neuro recovery Research Centre, TIRR Memorial Hermann, briefed about why do outcomes of post-stroke spasticity management vary?

WCNR 2018: Why do outcomes of post-stroke spasticity management vary?On the third day of WCNR 2018, an interesting spasticity symposium (co-organised by the Spasticity SIG) was conducted. As per Dr Gerard Francisco, Professor and chair of PM&R, UTHEALTH Neuro recovery Research Center, TIRR Memorial Hermann: Why did treatment outcomes vary? Similarities Assessment Clinical criteria for decision making Toxin Injection technique Therapy Program Differences: Age […]

WCNR 2018: ‘NeuroRehabilitation is in the beginning phase’

At 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation at Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, Powai, an interesting session on molecular mechanisms of recovery was conducted. The session was chaired by Dr Mickey Selzer, Padma Shri awardee Dr Ashok Panagariya and Dr Madakasira Vasantha Padma. The session witnessed a large number of keen audiences who were eager to learn and educate themselves about the molecular mechanisms of recovery.

WCNR 2018: ‘NeuroRehabilitation is in the beginning phase’Advances in basic neurosciences and in clinical practice are changing the lives of many patients and helping them to reintegrate into society. The multidisciplinary approach to neurorehabilitation, which includes neurologists, physicians, physiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, speech therapists, rehabilitation engineers, basic neuroscientists and many other professionals will be well reflected in the programme and […]

WCNR 2018: ‘There is an increasing interest in literature related to neuromyopathy’

On the third day of the 10th World Congress for Neuro Rehabilitation (WCNR) 2018, Dr Dana Boering highlighted about neuromyopathy and sepsis in her talk. In a session chaired by Dr Boering, Dr Satish Khadilkar, Dr Sarosh M Katrak, experts take us through key concepts in neuromyopathy

WCNR 2018: ‘There is an increasing interest in literature related to neuromyopathy’On the third day of the 10th World Congress for Neuro Rehabilitation (WCNR) 2018, Dr Dana Boering,  Senior physician of Neurology, Specialist in neurology and rehabilitation, SRH health Centre highlighted about neuromyopathy and sepsis in her talk. She explained the concepts to the delegates at the event. Neuromyopathy is a combination of neural damage and muscle […]

WCNR 2018: Highlights of clinical trials design workshop

Clinical trials design workshop at WCNR 2018, included 4 international trialists: Professors Steven Cramer (USA), Janice Eng (Canada), Gert Kwakkel (The Netherlands) and Julie Bernhardt (Australia). The presenters covered a range of issues in clinical trial design, recent progress in establishing standards for stroke recovery research and described several design approaches. All the speakers emphasised that rehabilitation is a young field and we have a long way to go - but greater international cooperation is now happening and we have exciting times ahead

WCNR 2018: Highlights of clinical trials design workshopProf Cramer focused on the importance of getting our entry criteria and stratification right in trials – to reduce variance and to provide us with the greatest potential to find an effect when one actually exists. The importance of getting the right patients into trials was emphasised, one of our challenges in the field as […]

‘Cognitive devices and other new technologies are very progressive’

At WCNR 2018, Professor Jurg Kesselring, Member of committee of Red Cross  said, The important thing to know about neurorehabilitation is that you can attain neuroplasticity of brain only if you are active, whether it is physically activity or psychologically 

‘Cognitive devices and other new technologies are very progressive’Professor Jurg Kesselring, Member of committee of Red Cross said, when we talk about neurorehabilitation, we are focusing on neuroplasticity of the brain. “We need to understand that neuroplasticity keeps happening in the brain, until death,” said Kesselring. He added, “These changes of the brain can be improved by acute therapy and that is what […]

WCNR 2018: India tops list of head injuries, say experts

India is the capital of the World for head injuries and therefore it was one of the important public forums at the 10th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation that's being held at the Renaissance Conventional Centre, Powai in Mumbai

WCNR 2018: India tops list of head injuries, say expertsThe session not only had head injury patients and caregivers participating but also traffic police, college students along with NGO’s working for spreading awareness on head injury prevention. Dr Rajendra Prasad, medical director, Indian Head Injury Foundation said no helmets, erratic pedestrian crossings, bad road conditions, chaotic traffic are few reasons why India has the […]

WCNR 2018: Spinal cord injury survivors share their inspiring stories

Adil Ansari (36) has 90 per cent paralysis for last 15 years but that hasn't stopped him from holding two Limca Book record for bike riding and car driving. However, it took him four years to get a fitness certificate for the license. Adil and many like him, were part of second day two of the 10th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation to discuss spinal cord injuries at length in its public forum

WCNR 2018: Spinal cord injury survivors share their inspiring storiesThe session was spearheaded by Nina Foundation and its members focused on various issues related to spinal cord injuries and dealing with them. Dr Ketna Mehta, founder of Nina Foundation pointed out how a city like Mumbai lacks a world class spinal cord injury rehabilitation centre, which is need of the hour. “The World Health […]

‘Home-based care can help in rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injuries’

Developing countries should have guidelines for treating spinal cord injuries and should focus on home-based care, said Dr Humberto Cerrel Bazo, an expert in the field of spinal cord related rehabilitation from Italy, on the second day of the WCNR 2018

‘Home-based care can help in rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injuries’Developed countries have adopted a good healthcare delivery system, but when it comes to rehabilitation, developing countries like India lags behind in providing efficient rehabilitation services to the patients, “While expressing my opinion at one of the forums here in India, I had mentioned that there are differences of treatments in different parts of the […]