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OBJECTIVE To determine if acupuncture is an effective, safe adjunctive treatment to standard therapy for chronic low back pain (LBP) in older patients. METHODS The inclusion criteria for subjects were: (i) LBP > or =12 weeks and (ii) age > or =60 yr; the exclusion criteria were (i) spinal tumour, infection or fracture and (ii) associated neurological(More)
We reviewed the efficiency of knee orthosis wearing of 11 patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis (OA). The authors found that knee orthoses could increase mechanical stability of the OA knee joints and relieve pain subjectively, which improved patients' daily lives, particularly for those patients under low physiologic knee loading conditions.
OBJECTIVE To analyze the confusing factors and clinical and audiological characteristics of ABR and tympanometry in infants who failed the first and second hearing screening. METHOD Between August 2005 and November 2007, 94 infants (144 ears) with detailed birth record and hearing screening record were reviewed in the study. The age of this series ranged(More)
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