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Hybrid assistive limb robot training improves daily living activities in patients with stroke

Hybrid assistive limb robot training improves daily living activities in patients with stroke

Posted by on Nov 29, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if lower limb robot training (LLRT) using the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) device improves daily living in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that HAL improves daily activities and walking ability in these patients. Some background A stroke consists of a blockage of the blood flow to the brain. This...

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Which blood thinner is most effective at preventing blood clots and a second stroke in patients with APS?

Which blood thinner is most effective at preventing blood clots and a second stroke in patients with APS?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared different treatments for the prevention of blood lots and stroke in patients with anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS). They found that warfarin (Coumadin) is more effective at preventing stroke than other blood thinners. Some background APS is a disorder of the immune system which leads to excessive blood...

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Repeated abobotulinumtoxin A injection improves walking in patients with stroke

Repeated abobotulinumtoxin A injection improves walking in patients with stroke

Posted by on Aug 30, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the changes in gait (walking) after repeated treatment with abobotulinumtoxin A (ABTA) in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that this treatment improves gait in stroke patients with leg spasticity (stiff muscles). Some background Stroke is a serious condition caused by when the blood flow to the brain is...

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Backward walking training improves walking and balance in stroke survivors

Backward walking training improves walking and balance in stroke survivors

Posted by on Jul 31, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of backward walking (BW) training in the treatment of patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that BW improves walking, including speed and balance in stroke survivors. Some background Stroke is a major health problem in the US with more than 795,000 new cases every year. It happens when the...

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Is sleep quality and duration associated with stroke risk?

Is sleep quality and duration associated with stroke risk?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of sleep quality and duration on stroke risk in Chinese patients. Researchers suggested that impaired sleep is associated with a risk of stroke in these patients. Some background Stroke is a severe condition that affects millions of people worldwide. A stroke consists of a decrease in blood flow to the...

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Medication and psychological therapy decrease depression in stroke survivors

Medication and psychological therapy decrease depression in stroke survivors

Posted by on Jun 11, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the effects of medication, psychological therapy (PT), and non-invasive brain stimulation in depression after stroke. Researchers suggested that medication and PT reduce depression and improve mood in stroke survivors. Some background A stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is cut-off. This can be a result...

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