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Sleep Index, Wakefulness Maybe predictors When Patients Are Able to breathe on Their Own

University of Toronto (UT) researchers predict that critically ill patients are more likely to be successfully weaned from a mechanical ventilator, or breathing machine, if they have higher levels of wakefulness and both their right and left brains experience the same depth of sleep.  These findings were published online in the American Thoracic Society\’s American …

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Researchers Call for Standardizing Acute Care Rehab for Poststroke Patients

Researchers taking a look at hospital-based rehabilitation programs found that not all rehabilitation is equal for acute care hospital patients with ischemic stroke.  According to research findings published in the May 2019 issue of Physical Therapy, the researchers found “significant variation” in the use of hospital-based rehabilitation services that “suggest a timely opportunity to standardize rehabilitation …

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