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Joseph Roche receives grant to develop improved exercise programs for people with dysferlinopathies

Joseph Roche receives grant to develop improved exercise programs for people with dysferlinopathies

The Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences today announced that Joseph Roche, assistant professor for the physical therapy program in the Department of Health Care Sciences, received a one-year, $100,000 grant from the Jain Foundation for "Developing a Multi-Pronged Strategy for the Clinical Management of Dysferlinopathies," a project that seeks to develop better exercise programs for people with dysferlinopathies, or dysferlin-linked muscular dystrophies. [More]
Early and guideline adherent physical therapy reduces costs, resources in LBP patients

Early and guideline adherent physical therapy reduces costs, resources in LBP patients

A study in the scientific journal BMC Health Services Research shows that early and guideline adherent physical therapy following an initial episode of acute, nonspecific low back pain (LBP) resulted in substantially lower costs and reduced use of health care resources over a 2-year period. [More]
Mental practice, physical therapy effective for stroke survivors

Mental practice, physical therapy effective for stroke survivors

A combination of mental practice and physical therapy is an effective treatment for people recovering from a stroke, according to researchers at Georgia State University. [More]
Short-term balance program can reduce risk of falling in older population

Short-term balance program can reduce risk of falling in older population

Falling is bad news for senior citizens—oftentimes resulting in life-changing injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and an increased risk of early death. New research findings at University of the Sciences into how and why seniors fall may provide healthcare providers with insight on improved balance and strength-training strategies to prevent tumbles by the elderly. [More]
Study: Standard nursing assessments may help improve outcomes in cirrhosis patients

Study: Standard nursing assessments may help improve outcomes in cirrhosis patients

Patients hospitalized with advanced cirrhosis, a chronic and degenerative disease of the liver, are at increased risk of death. The tools currently used to assess that risk are limited in predicting which patients will need a liver transplant and which will be healthy enough to survive transplantation. [More]
CVS Health Foundation announces new grant recipients to increase access to health care

CVS Health Foundation announces new grant recipients to increase access to health care

The CVS Health Foundation, a private foundation created by CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced 55 new grant recipients as part of its multi-year, $5 million commitment to increase access to health care in communities nationwide. [More]
Scientists use special MRI imaging to predict chronic pain, disability and PTSD after whiplash injury

Scientists use special MRI imaging to predict chronic pain, disability and PTSD after whiplash injury

While most people should expect to fully recover from whiplash injuries within the first few months, about 25 percent have long-term pain and disability that lasts many months or years. [More]
Phone counseling can boost recovery, reduce pain in patients after spinal surgery

Phone counseling can boost recovery, reduce pain in patients after spinal surgery

Research by Johns Hopkins scientists suggests that having a short series of phone conversations with trained counselors can substantially boost recovery and reduce pain in patients after spinal surgery. [More]
ATI Physical Therapy acquires Flexeon Rehabilitation

ATI Physical Therapy acquires Flexeon Rehabilitation

ATI Physical Therapy today announces the acquisition of Flexeon Rehabilitation, a 16 clinic practice with locations in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. ATI is the nation's largest physical therapy practice under one brand, and recently expanded into the state of Nevada with the addition of 12 clinics in the Las Vegas area. [More]
New Orthopaedic & Spine Center guide discusses conservative treatment options for hip, knee and spine pain

New Orthopaedic & Spine Center guide discusses conservative treatment options for hip, knee and spine pain

The physicians at Orthopaedic & Spine Center have put together an information guide – Surgery Isn't Always the Answer. The resource discusses conservative treatment options for those who suffer from hip, knee, and spine pain. The guide also shares information on the benefits of early diagnosis and minimally-invasive surgical treatments. [More]
Avoiding surgery may be better option for treating Type V AC joint injuries

Avoiding surgery may be better option for treating Type V AC joint injuries

Early surgery may not be the best treatment option for patients with Type V AC joint injuries, according to new research from Tripler Army Medical Center. The study, presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day, showed military personnel returned to duty faster when surgery was not performed. [More]
New study pinpoints major increase in subdural hematoma surgery by 2030

New study pinpoints major increase in subdural hematoma surgery by 2030

By 2030, chronic subdural hemorrhage (SDH) will be the most common adult brain condition requiring neurosurgical intervention in the U.S., according to a new study conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center. [More]
BMC researchers to play key role in examining best treatment for acute low back pain

BMC researchers to play key role in examining best treatment for acute low back pain

Boston Medical Center researchers are part of a national clinical trial that will examine how best to treat acute low back pain and potentially prevent it from being chronic. BMC will receive $2.3 million for its role in the five-year study that was recently approved for a $14 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. [More]
USF researchers uncover how malaria-related parasites spread at explosive rates

USF researchers uncover how malaria-related parasites spread at explosive rates

A University of South Florida College of Public Health professor and his team of researchers have become the first to uncover part of the mysterious process by which malaria-related parasites spread at explosive and deadly rates inside humans and other animals. [More]

PINN partners with Clinicient to strengthen clinical and business decisions

Clinicient Inc., a leader in outpatient rehabilitation business solutions, announced today that People's Injury Network Northwest, a preeminent industrial rehabilitation physical and occupational therapy provider in Washington state, has selected Clinicient's PracticeInsight cloud-based EMR and billing solutions. [More]
NYU Langone becomes first center in New York City to start outpatient hip replacement program

NYU Langone becomes first center in New York City to start outpatient hip replacement program

NYU Langone Medical Center in January became the first academic medical center in the New York City area to initiate an outpatient hip replacement program after successfully discharging a patient the same day of surgery. [More]

Study explores thoughts among accredited physical therapy schools on pain education

A study published in The Journal of Pain showed that just 2 of 3 accredited physical therapy (PT) schools surveyed believe their students receive adequate education in pain management. [More]
PCORI funds five patient-centered comparative effectiveness research studies

PCORI funds five patient-centered comparative effectiveness research studies

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors today approved awards totaling more than $64 million to fund five large patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER) studies that will answer critical clinical questions about care for cancer, back pain, and stroke. [More]
Geriatric consultation could improve care for elderly patients admitted for traumatic injuries

Geriatric consultation could improve care for elderly patients admitted for traumatic injuries

Elderly patients who are admitted to the hospital for monitoring and surgical treatment of traumatic injuries could have better geriatric care if medical teams took one extra step—offering geriatric consultation, according to new research findings from surgical and geriatric medicine teams at the Ronald Reagan University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center. [More]
Study: Acute psychosocial stress has deleterious effect on the body's ability to modulate pain

Study: Acute psychosocial stress has deleterious effect on the body's ability to modulate pain

Traffic slows to a crawl, then a stop. You are trapped in a bottleneck nightmare, and late for a meeting. The stress takes a toll on you psychologically - but your body is at risk as well, according to a Tel Aviv University researcher. [More]
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