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Urinary symptoms associated with stroke in male patients

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the occurrence of urinary symptoms (US) in male patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that the US rate in these patients is high. Some background A stroke is a sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen. This is caused by blockage of blood flow or break of an artery to the brain. The abilities...

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Is cilostazol safe for long-term prevention of recurrence in patients with stroke?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether the use of cilostazol (Pletal) treatment is safe for long-term use in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that this treatment is safe and appropriate for long-term treatment. Some background A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that deliveries blood to the brain is blocked. The abilities controlled...

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Ultrasound and radial extracorporeal shock wave therapies in the treatment of foot spasticity in patients with stroke

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of ultrasound and radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (RESWT) in the treatment of foot symptoms in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that both treatments similarly improved these symptoms.   Some background Spasticity is a common symptom in patients with stroke. It is seen in up...

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The use of a shoulder robot to treat arm disability and pain in patients with stroke

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of a shoulder robot to treat arm disability in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that this robot improved shoulder pain and disability in these patients. Some background Shoulder pain is a serious complication after stroke. Around 30% of patients with stroke experience shoulder...

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Looking for patients who have had a stroke to investigate factors to predict recovery

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the predictive factors for stroke recovery. The main outcomes to be measured will be the change in hand movements after the stroke. This study is being conducted in Baltimore, Maryland, US. The details During a stroke, brain cells die due to the limited blood flow to the brain. When this happens, the abilities...

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High-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation helps treating depression in stroke survivors

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (HF-RTMS) to treat depression in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that HF-RTMS improved depression in these patients. Some background A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. When this...

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No Salt, Please

No Salt, Please

Posted by on Jun 8, 2019 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Stroke | 1 comment

A recent commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine describes what is really happening with the US food supply. In 2010, a report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM–now called the National Academy of Medicine) stated that, salt intake is actually a factor that is out of our personal control. This is because only 5% of sodium is coming from the...

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Virtual reality therapy improves balance in patients with stroke

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

In a nutshell This study compared virtual reality (VR) and standard treatment to treat patients with impaired balance after a stroke. Researchers suggested that VR combined with standard therapy improves balance in these patients. Some background Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the US. A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the...

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Looking for patients with stroke to test new combined treatment for movement deficits

Posted by on May 26, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of robotic rehabilitation and transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) in patients with stroke. The main outcome to be measured is the change in proprioception (awareness of where our limbs are in space, in the absence of vision). This trial will be conducted in Alberta, Canada. The details...

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