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A recent study may be able to back up the suggestion that amputees may be experiencing various sensations and neuropathic pain while they are near cellphone towers and other technologies that produce radio-frequency electromagnetic fields.
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A pair of recent studies suggests that a specific circuit in the brain controls walking, and that input to this circuit may be disrupted in Parkinson’s disease.
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A community-based study suggests there may be a dose-response relationship between the amount of weight loss achieved and the level of knee osteoarthritis (OA) symptom improvement.
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London-based researchers have developed an imaging technique in patients with critical limb ischemia that they suggest may reduce the need for amputation.
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ReWalk Robotics Ltd announces the publication of a first-of-its-kind case study investigating the effectiveness of its ReWalk robotic exoskeleton.
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A therapy using adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) may be a possible treatment for critical limb ischemia.
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Researchers suggest in a recent study that pain patients who were prescribed opioids reported no improvements in their physical functioning compared to those who were not prescribed opioids.
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Researchers note in a recent study that a protein called IL-37 may play a role in helping to improve mobility after a spinal cord injury.
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Research conducted by UCLA investigators suggests that hospitals that tend to refer patients to post-acute care also tend to have shorter lengths of stays and higher readmission rates.
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Independent research from Active Controls LLC, along with MossRehab Hospital’s Gait & Motion Analysis Laboratory, suggests that the traditional armrest-mounted joystick control for power wheelchairs may be a medical risk.
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A review of hospitalizations followed by stays in a post-acute care (PAC) facility finds risk factors that may contribute to rehospitalization.
In what is described as a new approach to pediatric rehabilitation, University of Delaware researchers have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore the use of an interactive anthropomorphic robot called NAO. (Photo courtesy of Doug Baker, University of Delaware.)
A team of researchers recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore the use of the NAO, a 22-inch robot, in pediatric rehabilitation.
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A recent study looked at how adolescents’ knowledge that they were being monitored affected their compliance with wearing scoliosis braces.
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Think that motor function recovery isn’t possible due to brain damage after a stroke? Think again, according to Johns Hopkins researchers.
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Richmond, Calif-headquartered Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc announces that The MOST Study is being launched in Europe to evaluate the use of the Ekso GT robotic exoskeleton during stroke rehabilitation.
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ReWalk Robotics Ltd announces that the Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded the company a delivery order for robotic exoskeletons.
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Two different studies suggest the benefits, and risks, of taking Vitamin D among specific groups of people.
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The Ottawa 3DY screening tool, comprised of four questions, correctly identified nearly all of the older patients who were tested in an emergency department, according to a recent study.
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A research team from UT Southwestern Medical Center suggests that the use of a gene-editing technique helped stop the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in young mice.
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University of Louisville (UofL) scientists note that TNF receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) may have a role in ensuring the vitality of stem cells that regenerate muscle tissue.