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Test May Help Identify Veterans with Deployment-Related Lung Disease

A test called the lung clearance index (LCI) is superior to standard tests in identifying patients with lung disease related to military deployment, suggests a study in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
27-Jul-2017 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wolters Kluwer and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Publish Postoperative Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announces the release of Postoperative Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, a new book published in partnership with the American Academy of...
25-Jul-2017 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

After Bunion Surgery, Immediate X-Rays Predict Recurrence Risk

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For patients undergoing surgery to repair a bunion deformity of the foot, non-weight-bearing x rays taken immediately after surgery can provide a good estimate of the risk that the bunion will return over time, reports a study in the current issue...
24-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Medicaid ‘Churning’ Leads to Increased Acute Care Use for Patients with Major Depression

For adult Medicaid beneficiaries with major depression, disruptions in coverage are followed by increases in emergency department (ED) visits and longer hospital stays after the person goes back on Medicaid, reports a study in the August issue of...
17-Jul-2017 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans – Differences From Civilians May Affect Long-Term Care

Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) differ from civilians with TBI in some key ways—with potentially important implications for long-term care and support of injured service members and their families. New research from the Veterans...
6-Jul-2017 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Guideline on Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy – Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy Presents Evidence-Based Recommendations

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a common condition that causes pain and physical impairment, most frequently during the antepartum (before delivery) period. A new guideline for evidence-based physical therapy practice for PGP during pregnancy appears in...
5-Jul-2017 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Substance P' in Tears—A Noninvasive Test for Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage?

Levels of a nerve cell signaling molecule called substance P—measured in tear samples—might be a useful marker of diabetes-related nerve damage (neuropathy), suggests a study in the July issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official...
5-Jul-2017 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Transcranial Stimulation and/or Physical Therapy Improves Walking Speed in Parkinson’s Disease

Noninvasive brain stimulation and physical therapy—alone or in combination—improve some measures of walking ability in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), concludes a clinical trial in the American Journal of Physical Medicine &...
27-Jun-2017 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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