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Exercise Rehabilitation Services Provided by Physiotherapy Departments in Cancer Care in Ireland

Mulcahy et al examined the issue of exercise rehabilitation services for cancer patients.  24 managers reported on 26 services.  5 services offered exercise services for cancer patients.  Ten hospitals provide oncology post-operative exercise rehabilitation.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Response to TNF Inhibition Is Gender Specific: A 6-Year Cohort Study

Murray et al report on 147 AS patients who received TNFi therapy.  Post-TNFi women had higher disease activity.

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Prevalence of Smoking and Provision of Smoking Cessation Advice during Hospitalization

Najeeb et al report on a hospital smoking cessation programme.  Among 203 patients, 30 (14.8%) were current smokers.  In previous studies at the hospital the smoking prevalence was 17% in 2013 and 21% in 2011. There were socio-economic differences in the prevalence rates.

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