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Segmental muscle vibration improves muscle strength in patients with stroke and arm disability

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of segmental muscle vibration (SMV) in the treatment of patients with stroke and arm weakness. Researchers suggested that SMV improves muscle strength in these patients. Some background Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Around 40% patients with stroke have arm disability. Less...

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Mirror therapy in the treatment of patients with stroke with motor impairment

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of mirror therapy (MT) in the treatment of stroke. Researchers suggested that MT improves the movement of the affected member. Some background Patients with stroke often experience impaired movement, especially in the arm. These patients usually undergo rehabilitation therapy within the first 6...

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Can a self-ankle mobilization training program improve motor functions in patients with stroke?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of a 4-week self-ankle mobilization with movement (SAMM) training program with SAMM and an inclined board in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that SAMM with an inclined board was superior to SAMM alone in the rehabilitation of these patients. Some background The most common complication...

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Incobotulinumtoxin A in the treatment of arm spasticity in patients who had a stroke

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of Incobotulinumtoxin A (Xeomin; IBT A) for the treatment of arm muscle spasms after a stroke. Researchers suggested that injections of IBT A improved arm muscles and movement in these patients. Some background Botulinum neurotoxin (BOTOX) injections are the standard first-line treatment for arm...

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Robotic hip-assistive device helps patients walk after stroke

Posted by on Jan 27, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to see if using a hip-assistive robotic device after stroke can improve patients’ ability to walk and strengthen the legs. The main finding of the study was that gait training with the hip-assistive robotic exoskeleton improved walking speed in patients after a stroke. Some background Improving walking ability is a...

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Can the DASH diet decrease the risk of stroke?

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to see if the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) could reduce the risk of stroke. The main finding of the study was that adherence to the DASH decreased the risk of stroke. Some background The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet was developed in 1997. It consists of 8 components: high...

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Rhythmic auditory stimulation improves impaired gait in patients with stroke

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of gait (walking ability) training with auditory stimulation (AS; training the movements through hearing sounds such as music) in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that AS helps improving gait in these patients. Some background Stroke is an acute disorder caused by insufficient oxygen being...

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