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Nerve Transfers Restore Hand, Elbow Functions in Paralyzed Patients

Nerve transfers restored hand function and elbow extension in 13 young adults with traumatic spinal cord injury, a prospective case series from Australia showed. Surgery to attach functioning nerves above the injury to paralyzed nerves below it, combined with 2 years of physical therapy, helped tetraplegic patients grasp, pinch, and open and close their hands… Read More »

Electronic consults with allergists save time for doctors and patients

When allergy specialists advise other doctors via “e-consults,” everyone – patients included – saves time, a new study suggests. In an e-consult, specialists review a patient’s electronic medical record through a secure portal and answer questions from primary care doctors who seek their advice and opinion. This system is intended to replace the informal “curbside”… Read More »

Moments of clarity in dementia patients at end of life: Glimmers of hope?

It happens unexpectedly: a person long thought lost to the ravages of dementia, unable to recall the events of their lives or even recognize those closest to them, will suddenly wake up and exhibit surprisingly normal behavior, only to pass away shortly thereafter. This phenomenon, which experts refer to as terminal or paradoxical lucidity, has… Read More »