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Looking for participants with stroke to test a new treatment for mental symptoms

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

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of a new behavioral treatment for patients with stroke. The main outcome to be measured will be participant satisfaction. This study is being conducted in New York, US.  The details A stroke consists of a blockage of the blood flow to the brain by a blood clot (80% of the cases). This can...

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Looking for participants with stroke to test a new nerve stimulation treatment

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

In a nutshell This trial is examining a new treatment involving nerve stimulation for stroke survivors with arm/hand paralysis. The main outcome to be measured will be the change in wrist movement. This study is being conducted in New York, US. The details Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US. A common side effect of stroke is weakness...

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Does marine omega-3 supplementation decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether marine omega-3 supplementation is associated with a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers suggested that omega-3 is associated with a risk reduction of CVD. Some background CVD is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. It refers to conditions that involve...

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Does water-based exercise improve the quality of life and functioning of stroke survivors?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of water-based exercise (WBE) in the treatment of stroke survivors. Researchers suggested that WBE significantly improves the treatment and the quality of life of these patients. Some background A stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is cut off. These cells stop receiving oxygen and begin to...

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Looking for participants with chronic stroke to test a device-assisted treatment

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

In a nutshell This study is examining the effectiveness of a device-assisted practice of activities of daily living (ADL) to treat disability in stroke survivors. The main outcome to be measured will be the change in movement of the affected arm/hand. This study is being conducted in Illinois, US. The details A stroke happens when the blood flow to...

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Self-managed, computerized speech and language therapy improve talking abilities in stroke survivors

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of home-based computerized speech and language therapy (CSLT) in patients with speech problems after stroke. Researchers suggested that CSLT resulted in an improvement in word-finding for these patients. Some background A stroke happens when blood flow to the brain is cut-off. This can be due to...

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The effects of antiplatelet therapy on patients with cerebral hemorrhagic stroke

Posted by on Sep 4, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of antiplatelet therapy (APT) on patients with hemorrhagic stroke. Researchers suggested that there is a small increase in the risk of a second stroke. Some background A hemorrhagic stroke happens when blood from an artery bleeds into the brain. Pressure from the leaked blood damages brain cells. The...

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Virtual reality rehabilitation system in the treatment of speech problems in stroke survivors

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of a virtual reality rehabilitation system (VRRS) to treat aphasia (language impairment) in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that VRRS is a safe option of treatment for stroke survivors after their discharge. Some background A stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is cut-off....

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Aerobic exercise improves outcomes in stroke survivors

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

In a nutshell This study reviewed different rehabilitation programs for stroke survivors. Researchers suggested that aerobic programs (AP) are associated with improved outcomes for these patients. Some background A cut-off of blood flow to the brain causes a stroke. Brain cells stop receiving oxygen and begin to die. The abilities controlled by these...

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