FDA Authorizes Marketing of Device to Facilitate #Muscle Rehabilitation in #Stroke Patients

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of a new device indicated for use in patients 18 and older undergoing stroke rehabilitation to facilitate muscle re-education and for maintaining or increasing range of motion. The Neurolutions IpsiHand Upper Extremity Rehabilitation System (IpsiHand System) is a Brain-Computer-Interface (BCI) device that assists in rehabilitation for stroke patients with upper extremity—or hand, wrist and arm—disability. “Thousands … Continue reading FDA Authorizes Marketing of Device to Facilitate #Muscle Rehabilitation in #Stroke Patients

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Effect of #Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment vs Sham Treatment on Activity Limitations in Patients With Nonspecific Subacute and Chronic Low #Back Pain A Randomized Clinical Trial

Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is frequently offered to people with nonspecific low back pain (LBP) but never compared with sham OMT for reducing LBP-specific activity limitations. Objective To compare the efficacy of standard OMT vs sham OMT for reducing LBP-specific activity limitations at 3 months in persons with nonspecific subacute or chronic LBP. Design, Setting, and Participants This prospective, parallel-group, single-blind, single-center, sham-controlled randomized clinical … Continue reading Effect of #Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment vs Sham Treatment on Activity Limitations in Patients With Nonspecific Subacute and Chronic Low #Back Pain A Randomized Clinical Trial

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Mid-Term Effects of Pulmonary #Rehabilitation on Cognitive Function in People with Severe Chronic Obstructive #Pulmonary Disease

Cognitive dysfunction is a common impairment associated with COPD. However, little is known about 1) its prevalence among those subjects referred for pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), 2) how it may affect the benefit of PR, 3) whether PR improves cognitive function and 4) whether cognitive dysfunction affects the usability of telehealth technology usually used to deliver in-home PR.. ..Mild cognitive dysfunction was found in 41 subjects … Continue reading Mid-Term Effects of Pulmonary #Rehabilitation on Cognitive Function in People with Severe Chronic Obstructive #Pulmonary Disease

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