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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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Combined exercise and cognitive training improves the treatment outcomes of stroke survivors

Combined exercise and cognitive training improves the treatment outcomes of stroke survivors

Posted by on Jun 6, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the feasibility and adherence of a combined training treatment for stroke survivors. Researchers suggested that this treatment is safe and has significant adherence from patients. Some background A stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is blocked. Brain cells stop receiving oxygen and begin to die. These...

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Deep dry needling improves leg stiffness in stroke survivors

Deep dry needling improves leg stiffness in stroke survivors

Posted by on May 16, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of deep dry needling (DDN) in patients with stroke and leg spasticity (stiffness). Researchers suggested that DDN decreases leg muscle spasticity in stroke survivors. Some background Each year, 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke. Stroke is a result of a decrease in blood flow to the...

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Abobotulinum toxin A improves the treatment outcomes of patients with stroke previously treated with other botulinum toxin drugs

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of abobotulinumtoxinA (ABTA) in the treatment of patients with stroke who previously received other botulinum toxin products. Researchers suggested that ABTA was associated with improved outcomes for these patients. Some background Around 795,000 people in the US have a stroke, every...

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Physical training is associated with reduced mortality and disability in stroke survivors

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

In a nutshell This study reviewed the impact of physical training (PT) after stroke in death rate, dependence, and disability in stroke survivors. Researchers suggested that PT is associated with fewer deaths and lower disability rates in these patients.  Some background A stroke happens when the blood flow is cut off by a blood clot or a burst...

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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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