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August 27, 2003

Antihyperglycemic Therapy for Patients With Renal Failure—Reply

JAMA. 2003;290(8):1027. doi:10.1001/jama.290.8.1027-a

In Reply: I agree with Dr Nadler that patient education is the key factor to obtaining good results in rehabilitation. Isometric neck strength training often requires several teaching sessions so that the proper body posture is maintained during the exercise and that the load of the elastic band is high enough. The control patients were taught stretching exercises only once before they received printed advice. Thus, we compared commonly used patient instruction for stretching and 2 muscle training methods.