Clustering of COPD patients and their response to pulmonary rehabilitation

Background and objectivePulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is fundamental in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD patients show a large clinical heterogeneity that may influence their response to PR. Identification of homogeneous clusters of patients who may or may not respond to PR is important to personalize patient care. This study aimed at identifying …

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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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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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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 …

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