Systematic review found that exercise prehabilitation increases preoperative functional capacity and decreases postoperative hospital length of stay in people undergoing surgery for abdominal cancer

Prehabilitation aims to promote physical and psychological health and address modifiable risk factors prior to surgery to improve postoperative outcomes. There are conflicting results regarding the effectiveness of prehabilitation in patients with cancer awaiting surgery, …

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Systematic review found passive physical treatments for low back pain were most likely to help people who were younger with higher disability and lower psychological distress and psychological treatments were more likely to help those with severe disability

Proven treatments for low back pain only provide modest overall benefits. Matching people to treatments that are likely to be most effective for them may improve clinical outcomes and makes better use of healthcare resources. …

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