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Stem cell therapy is a safe treatment that improves the recovery of stroke survivors

Posted by on Mar 3, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of the human neural stem cell line (HNSCL) CTX0E03 in the treatment of stroke survivors. Researchers suggested that treatment with HNSCL improves the upper limb (arms) function in these patients. Some background Stroke is the second most common cause of death and the first cause of...

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Cholinesterase inhibitors improves treatment outcomes of stroke survivors with mental problems

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of cholinesterase inhibitors (CEI) in the treatment of stroke survivors with cognitive (thinking and reasoning) problems. Researchers suggested that CEI improves the outcomes of these patients without increasing toxicity.  Some background Stroke is one of the main causes of death and...

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Robot-assisted therapy improves the level of arm recovery in stroke survivors

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effects of arm robot-assisted therapy (RAT) and conventional therapy to treat arm disability in stroke survivors. Researchers suggested that RAT was associated with an increased level of arm recovery. Some background A stroke happens when blood flow to the brain is cut off. Oxygen supply stops and the brain cells...

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How low should LDL cholesterol be to prevent a second cardiovascular event after stroke?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the best LDL cholesterol levels to prevent a second stroke. Researchers suggested that patients who had an LDL of less than 70mg had a lower risk of having a second stroke. Some background A stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is cut-off. The brain cells stop receiving oxygen and begin to die. The body...

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Does prior stroke affect ischemia or bleeding risk after percutaneous coronary intervention?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the risk of ischemia (IR) or bleeding (BR) after stroke in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). They found that patients with prior stroke had higher IR/BR after PCI.  Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by blockages and reduced blood flow to the heart....

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