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A Commentary on "Electroacupuncture Attenuates Ketamine-Induced Neuronal Injury in the Locus Coeruleus of Rats through Modulation of the CAMK II/CREB Pathway"

The research article entitled “Electroacupuncture (EA) attenuates ketamine-induced neuronal injury in the locus coeruleus of rats through modulation of the CAMK II/CREB pathway” makes a substantial contribution to our comprehension of the neuroprotective effects associated with EA. In this commentary, our objective is to intricately expand upon the discourse initiated by the focal article, scrutinizing recent advancements in the field and subjecting pivotal issues to critical analysis.

J Phys Med Rehabil, 2024, Volume 6, Issue 1, p1-4 | DOI: 10.33696/rehabilitation.6.038

Changes in Obesity Prevalence Following Spinal Cord Injury: A Retrospective Review of Body Mass Index

Background: The prevalence of obesity is high in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) due to the alterations in body composition that occur as a direct result of injury. Body mass index (BMI) is used to classify body habitus. In 2009, an adjusted BMI classification, with lower thresholds for obesity, was recommended for individuals with SCI. Objective: Determine obesity prevalence before and after SCI to examine the trajectory of obesity development. 

J Phys Med Rehabil, 2024, Volume 6, Issue 1, p5-13 | DOI: 10.33696/rehabilitation.6.039

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