Allied Health Presentations at Scientific Conferences
The Effects of Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) on Muscle Atrophy and Functional Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients: A pilot randomized controlled trial.
Investigators: Vincent Lo, PT, UHN; Sunita Mathur, PT, PhD (U of T) Co-investigators: Dr. Margaret Herridge, MD; Dr. Jill Cameron, PhD; Dr. William Gage, PhD; Dr. Derry Dance, MD; Dr. John Flannery, MD; Dr. Dina Brooks, PhD Sponsors: Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (The Lung Association), Allied Health Research Fund
One of the physiotherapists in the medical-surgical intensive care unit at Toronto General Hospital is examining whether an electrical stimulating device may be applied to muscles of patients who are very ill in the unit to prevent them from losing muscle mass and becoming very weak during their hospital stay.
The Path to Self-Management: A Qualitative Study Involving Older People with Multiple Sclerosis
A commentary was provided on the clinical relevance of a published article "The Path to Self-Management: A Qualitative Study Involving Older People with Multiple Sclerosis". TRI-UHN developed a patient program, "Life with MS" to promote the positive behaviours and attitudes necessary to manage MS.
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