U.S. charges 24 in $1.2 billion Medicare orthotic brace fraud

U.S. authorities on Tuesday said they have broken up a $1.2 billion Medicare fraud in which doctors, telemarketers and owners of medical equipment companies peddled medically unnecessary orthotic braces to hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled patients.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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ConclusionThe present study found amelioration of depressive symptoms for patients undergoing a 10-day stimulation protocol of TNS, and this was sustained after one month of follow-up.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: OBT-A seems to have an effect on central sensitization, expressed by allodynia. This action could be exerted by modulating nociceptive transmission, and reducing the global burden of migraine. Patients with more severe allodynia display a limited long-term effect on headache frequency. The modulation of central sensitization could reduce migraine disability, in spite of the persistence of frequent headache.Eur Neurol 2019;81:37 –46
Source: European Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The time course after administration of BoNT-A differed based on upper limb motor function before injection. When administering BoNT-A into the finger flexor muscles of a patient, we should carefully judge the indications for administration.Eur Neurol 2019;81:30 –36
Source: European Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Shoulder pain may associated with obesity and we recommend the addition of weight control to the treatment of patients with shoulder pain. PMID: 31006662 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 April 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Ming-Yan Yang, Qing-Long Yu, Yao-Shi Huang, Guo YangAbstractIschemic stroke is a major cause of mortality and disability worldwide. To date there is no ideal effective treatment. 3, 14, 19-triacetyl andrographolide (CX-10) is a new molecule entity derived from andrographolide. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the neuroprotection of CX-10 against experimental cerebral ischemia. The anti-inflammation of CX-10 was screened using LPS-induced inflammation in vitro and in vivo. Rats were subjected to 1.5 h of middle cere...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
We describe the outcomes of a 49-year-old female patient with 5-year history of right upper extremity hemiparesis post stroke. Physical examination revealed a right wrist extensor strength grade of 1 according to the Medical Research Council Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) scale, stage 4 according to the Brunnstrom hand functional recovery and grade 1 in finger flexor and in wrist flexor according to the Modified Modified Ashworth Scale (MMAS) system of muscle spasticity. Magnetic Resonance Imaging taken immediately after the stroke was indicative of an abnormal signal in left paraventricle and lentiform nucleus. After receivi...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Discussion only revolves around the number of deaths and injuries we are willing to accept. The partial departure from this mode of thinking is ‘Vision Zero’ for road safety that was adopted by the Swedish parliament in 1997. The long-term objective is that no one shall be killed or seriously injured in traffic and that the design, function and use of the transport system shall be adapted to the standards this requires. In this article we try to understand the concept of RTI as a public health problem and why that understanding has led to the introduction of Vison Zero and then sporadic attempts to establish ro...
Source: Accident Analysis and Prevention - Category: Accident Prevention Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 April 2019Source: NeurocomputingAuthor(s): Akshansh Gupta, R.K. Agrawal, Jyoti Singh Kirar, Baljeet Kaur, Weiping Ding, Chin-Teng Lin, Andreu Perez Javier, Mukesh PrasadAbstractIn the last few years, many research works have been suggested on Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), which assists severely physically disabled persons to communicate directly with the help of electroencephalogram (EEG) signal, generated by the thought process of the brain. Thought generation inside the brain is a dynamic process, and plenty thoughts occur within a small time window. Thus, there is a need for a BCI...
Source: Neurocomputing - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Authors: Wu B, Liang J Abstract Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating neurological injury that frequently leads to neurological defects and disabilities. The only effective pharmacotherapy currently available is methylprednisolone (MP), which is controversial due to its high incidence of complications, adverse events and ultimately limited efficacy in SCI. Therefore, the development of alternative therapeutic agents for the treatment of SCI is of great clinical significance. In the present study, an acute SCI rat model was induced and, following a modified Allen method, the function of pectolinarigenin (PG) in ...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The results showed a high impact of the oral health in the quality of life of patients with head and neck cancer was observed. Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics can exert influence on the quality of life of patients with head and neck cancer. PMID: 31011137 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal Source Type: research
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