Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How reaching for toys could change cerebral palsy therapy

Infants who are born early or at low birthweight can be at risk for cerebral palsy, a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and maintain balance and posture, caused by brain damage often before birth.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Time to decannulation shorter if based on suctioning frequency

(HealthDay)—A protocol based on suctioning frequency plus continuous high-flow oxygen therapy results in a shorter time to decannulation among conscious, critically ill patients with a tracheostomy tube, according to a ...

Genetics

CYP2C19 genotyping may aid antiplatelet prescribing

(HealthDay)—Genotyping may provide some clinical benefit in prescribing antiplatelet therapies for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a study published in the Aug. 25 issue of the ...

Cardiology

Quality over quantity in recovering language after stroke

New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that intensive therapy is not necessarily best when it comes to treating the loss of language and communication in early recovery after a stroke.

Autism spectrum disorders

Getting quality autism therapy from thousands of miles away

(HealthDay)—By the time he was 7 months old, John Michael Crawford had been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis, associated with a high risk of developmental delays, including autism.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cognitive behavioral program benefits patients with diabetes

(HealthDay)—A peer-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based intervention may improve quality of life (QOL) among patients with diabetes and chronic pain, according to a study published in the January/February ...

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