Stroke Posts on Medivizor
Navigation Menu

Stroke Posts on Medivizor

Robot-assisted left-hand training improves hemispatial neglect in elderly patients with stroke

Robot-assisted left-hand training improves hemispatial neglect in elderly patients with stroke

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of robot-assisted left-hand training in older patients with stroke and hemispatial neglect (HN). Researchers suggested that robot-assisted hand training improves HN in these patients. Some background Stroke is a condition that affects the brain. The blood flow to the brain stops due to...

Read More

Which statin is best for preventing strokes?

Which statin is best for preventing strokes?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2021 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared several statin medications for the prevention of cardio-cerebrovascular (CCV) events such as strokes, heart attacks of death. It found that atorvastatin (Lipitor), pitavastatin (Livalo), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and simvastatin (Zocor) were all equally effective at preventing CCV events. Some background The most common...

Read More

Can diet reduce the risk of a second stroke?

Can diet reduce the risk of a second stroke?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of different diets on the risk of a second stroke in patients who had already suffered one stroke. It found that the Mediterranean diet (MD), reduction of salt intake, and folic acid supplements may reduce the risk of a second stroke. Some background Diet is an important factor in the development of...

Read More

A Silent Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease

A Silent Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Kidney stones, Stroke, Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

March is National Kidney Month. People don’t think about their kidneys until something goes wrong with them. Several Medivizor blog posts have described the structures in the kidney, the connection between kidneys and blood pressure, and  kidney stones and the risk of heart attack or stroke. Chronic Kidney Disease is another kidney problem but it is...

Read More

Does intensive cholesterol-lowering therapy affect the risk of hemorrhagic stroke?

Does intensive cholesterol-lowering therapy affect the risk of hemorrhagic stroke?

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels on hemorrhagic stroke risk. Researchers suggested that the use of intensive cholesterol-lowering therapy is not associated with an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke. Some background A stroke might happen due to a blood clot (ischemic) or a burst...

Read More

Botulinum toxin A improves shoulder pain and movement in patients with stroke

Botulinum toxin A improves shoulder pain and movement in patients with stroke

Posted by on Feb 21, 2021 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of Botulinum toxin A (Botox; BTA) in treating shoulder pain in stroke survivors. Researchers suggested that BTA improves pain and shoulder movement in these patients. Some background A stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is cut off. This may be due to a blood clot or a burst blood...

Read More

Is a combination of bempedoic acid and ezetimibe an effective treatment for high cholesterol?

Is a combination of bempedoic acid and ezetimibe an effective treatment for high cholesterol?

Posted by on Jan 23, 2021 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effectiveness of a combination of bempedoic acid (Nexletol) and ezetimibe (Ezetrol) in lowering cholesterol. It found that this treatment combination significantly lowered cholesterol levels. Some background High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Statins are the most commonly used...

Read More