Combining high-carbohydrate nutritional supplementation with pulmonary rehabilitation may help reverse weight loss and muscle wasting in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, research suggests.
Pretreatment with targeted shock wave therapy improves recovery of left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with heart failure receiving intracoronary administration of bone-marrow-derived mononuclear cells, a German study shows.
Trial findings support the use of physical therapy for the primary treatment of symptomatic meniscal tear in patients with mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis, with arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) as a second-line option.
The factors considered as important when deciding if a patient with oropharyngeal dysphagia should be fed orally or nonorally varies markedly between UK speech and language therapists, according to study findings.
Intense or “de qi” acupuncture produces significantly better results when added to prednisone treatment than low-intensity acupuncture for patients with Bell’s palsy, show findings from a randomized controlled trial.
Research suggests that assessment of physical activity level should evaluate a person’s overall level of moderate or vigorous activity as well as their amount of sedentary time to get an accurate estimate.