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Are stroke patients at a higher risk of bone fractures?

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This meta-analysis aimed to determine whether stroke patients experience fractures more commonly than non-stroke patients. The authors concluded that stroke is associated with an increased risk of fractures.   Some background Stroke patients commonly have post-stroke physical and mental disabilities which can affect their...

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Can a CT help to predict recurrent stroke?

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors were interested in whether a CT was effective at identifying causes of cardioembolism, which is directly linked with stroke recurrence. They concluded that patients with larger and more complex aortic plaques were at a higher risk of recurrent stroke. They also concluded that CT was as effective as other invasive procedures in...

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Therapy to improve memory after stroke: short-term and long-term effectiveness

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Stroke | 2 comments

In a nutshell This review attempted to determine whether memory rehabilitation therapy is effective at improving memory defects in stroke patients. The authors concluded that there was an improvement in memory immediately following treatment but this improvement was not long-term. Some background Cognitive problems after stroke are very common for...

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Risk factors of stroke after minor stroke

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors looked at risk factors associated with a higher chance of recurring stroke for patients who have had a minor stroke. They concluded that patients with less severe initial stroke, heart disease, multiple blocked blood vessels or a blocked artery are at a higher risk of recurring stroke. Some background Patients who have...

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Neuropsychiatric symptom frequency post-stroke

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Stroke | 1 comment

In a nutshell This article examined the frequency of neuropsychiatric symptoms in stroke patients and whether a specific type of stroke results in a certain type of symptom. The authors concluded that patients with more severe stroke were more likely to have neuropsychiatric symptoms. Some background Neuropsychiatric symptoms include behavioral...

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Kidney function post-stroke

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors examined the prevalence of kidney (renal) damage and impaired renal function in patients post-stroke. They concluded that following stroke patients have a higher incidence of renal damage, especially elderly women, patients with a physical disability and patients with diabetes.  Some background Impaired kidney, or...

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Long-term fatigue after stroke

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors contacted patients 6 years after a stroke to determine whether post-stroke fatigue was a long-term symptom. They concluded that fatigue is a common long-term effect of stroke and the risk is highest for those with more severe stroke. Some background Post-stroke fatigue (PSF) refers to constant tiredness experienced for a...

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Can blood sugar levels affect the risk of stroke?

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine whether prediabetes was a risk factor for recurring stroke in patients with TIA or minor stroke. They concluded that prediabetes increases the risk of stroke in this population of patients. Some background A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a type of minor stroke where a blood vessel is temporarily...

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Can brain bleeds increase the risk of recurrent stroke?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors of this meta-analysis attempted to determine whether cerebral microbleeds increased the risk of recurrent ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage in patients who had an ischemic stroke. They concluded that patients with cerebral microbleeds had a higher risk of recurrent ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage than...

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