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Health News - Rehabilitation

Study finds freezing nerves prior to knee replacement improves outcomes
The first study of its kind has found that freezing nerves before knee replacement surgery combined with traditional pain management approaches significantly improves patient outcomes. (Medical News Today)

Computerized rehab aids those suffering from brain injuries
For the first time, researchers have shown that computerized cognitive rehabilitation (a program to help brain-injured or otherwise cognitively impaired individuals to restore normal functioning)... (Medical News Today)

Pulmonary rehabilitation delivers significant health benefits but too many patients are missing out, UK
The National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Audit Programme's Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) Report reveals substantial health benefits received by patients who complete PR treatment... (Medical News Today)

Task-oriented rehab program does not result in greater recovery from stroke
The use of a structured, task-oriented rehabilitation program, compared with usual rehabilitation, did not result in better motor function or recovery after 12 months for patients with moderate... (Medical News Today)

Bionic implant could help paralyzed people 'walk with the power of thought'
With the power of thought, paralyzed patients may soon be able to operate an exoskeleton via an electrode stent that is implanted in their brain with a simple day procedure. (Medical News Today)

New wireless sleeve to help people recover arm use after stroke
Scientists at the University of Southampton are to develop and trial a new wearable technology to help people who have had a stroke recover use of their arm and hand. (Medical News Today)

Energy from cellphone towers amplify pain in amputees, UT Dallas study finds
For years, retired Maj. David Underwood has noticed that whenever he drove under power lines and around other electromagnetic fields, he would feel a buzz in what remained of his arm. (Medical News Today)

Anticholinergics may not be best choice for rehab patients with dementia
During rehabilitation following an acute hospital stay, medications that block neurotransmitters may be overprescribed to older patients suffering from delirium superimposed on dementia, according... (Medical News Today)

Scientists decode brain signals nearly at speed of perception
Using electrodes implanted in the temporal lobes of awake patients, scientists have decoded brain signals at nearly the speed of perception. (Medical News Today)

Newfound strength in regenerative medicine
A promising new approach uses direct mechanical stimulation to repair severely damaged skeletal muscles. (Medical News Today)

DMP chronic back pain: Guideline recommendations cover all important health-care aspects
IQWiG final report identifies recommendations for potential new DMP.On 14 January 2016 the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) published the results of a search... (Medical News Today)

University of Twente develops robotic arm for Duchenne patients
Researchers from the University of Twente's MIRA research centre, together with the VUmc, TU Delft and the Radboud umc, have developed the A-Gear: a robotic arm that can support the daily... (Medical News Today)

UAB researchers find protein that improves mobility after spinal cord injuries
Spinal cord injuries cause severe functional disabilities in those who sustain them, including paraplegia or tetraplegia, depending on the scale of the injury. (Medical News Today)

New Western University study suggests arthroscopic knee surgery not cost-effective compared to other 'non-operative' treatments
It's been nearly a decade since Western University researchers reported that arthroscopic knee surgery provides no additional benefit compared to optimized physical and medical therapy among... (Medical News Today)

Robotics exoskeleton for shoulder rehabilitation
A team from the Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR, UPM-CSIC) has developed a robotic exoskeleton that performs more efficiently rehabilitation therapies of patients with shoulder injuries. (Medical News Today)

Macmillan Cancer Support says 'don't tell cancer patients to take it easy'
Charity says patients need support from friends and family in order to reap the many benefits of physical activity. (Medical News Today)

Regrowing functional joints in frogs
Kyoto University paves the way for regeneration of amputated limbs.In a first, Japanese researchers have regenerated functional joints in frogs by activating a newly-found "reintegration"... (Medical News Today)

Virtual reality for motor rehabilitation of the shoulder
Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a virtual reality system for motor rehabilitation of the shoulder. (Medical News Today)

Robotic glove invented by NUS researchers helps patients restore hand movements
Lightweight and soft, EsoGlove detects muscle signals and guides the hand to perform rehabilitation exercises. (Medical News Today)

New work on knee cartilage structure to aid better replacements and injury treatments
Fibrocartilage tissue in the knee is comprised of a more varied molecular structure than researchers previously appreciated, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of... (Medical News Today)

Symptoms and quality of life after military brain injury - Research update from Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
New research shows four distinct patterns of symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in military service members, and validates a new tool for assessing the quality-of-life impact of TBI. (Medical News Today)

Is your child's achy back more than just growing pains?
Nearly one in three adolescents report back pain.According to a new literature review in the January issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, it's becoming more... (Medical News Today)

Music therapy increases effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD patients
Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other chronic respiratory disorders who received music therapy in conjunction with standard rehabilitation saw an improvement in... (Medical News Today)

Sepsis: Cell therapy to repair muscle long-term impairment
Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Paris Descartes University, Sainte-Anne Hospital and the CNRS have recently published a paper in Nature Communications in which they reveal mayor players in... (Medical News Today)

24,000 female heart patients missing out on vital cardiac rehabilitation, UK
Just 38% of women start rehabilitation following heart attack, angioplasty or surgery. (Medical News Today)

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