Comparing Video-Based, Telehealth-Delivered Exercise and Weight Loss Programs With Online Education on Outcomes of Knee Osteoarthritis

Scalable knee osteoarthritis programs are needed to deliver recommended education, exercise, and weight loss interventions. Objective:To evaluate two 6-month, telehealth-delivered exercise programs, 1 with and 1 without dietary intervention. Design:3-group, parallel randomized (5:5:2) trial. (Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12618000930280) Setting:Australian private health insurance members. Participants:415 persons with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and a body …

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Predicting #language treatment response in bilingual #aphasia using neural network-based patient models

Predicting language therapy outcomes in bilinguals with aphasia (BWA) remains challenging due to the multiple pre- and poststroke factors that determine the deficits and recovery of their two languages. Computational models that simulate language impairment and treatment outcomes in BWA can help predict therapy response and identify the optimal language for treatment. Here we used …

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The Effects of Aerobic #Exercise on Serum Biomarkers of Neuroplasticity and Brain Repair in #Stroke: A Systematic Review

To provide a novel overview of the literature and to summarise the evidence for the effects of aerobic exercise (AE) on serum biomarkers neuroplasticity and brain repair in stroke survivors. Data SourceWe conducted a systematic review and searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane CENTRAL using terms related to AE, neuroplasticity, brain repair, and stroke. Study SelectionTitles, …

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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 …

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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, …

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