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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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Evaluating the Italian adaptative physical activity exercise program for stroke survivors

Posted by on Aug 28, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether the Italian adaptative physical activity program (APA) for stroke survivors is feasible in the United States. Researchers suggested that this program improves the outcomes of survivors and is feasible in the United states. Some background Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability in the US. A...

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Exergame rehabilitation is an efficient alternative to treat disability in stroke survivors

Posted by on Aug 11, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of exergames (EG) in the treatment of movement symptoms in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that EG is a safe option to treat disability in stroke survivors. Some background Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. As the population of the world is aging,...

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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation combined with fluoxetine improves symptoms of stroke survivors

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (RTMS) combined with fluoxetine (Prozac; an antidepressant drug) improves treatment of patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that this combined treatment improves treatment outcomes. Some background Stroke is the main cause of long-term disability...

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Smoking cessation after a first cardiovascular event lowers the risk of a second event

Posted by on Jul 26, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the relationship between smoking and the risk of a second cardiovascular event (CVE). Researchers suggested that after a first CVE, smoking cessation (SC; quit smoking) lowers the risk of a second CVE.  Some background Cardiovascular events (CVEs) include stroke, heart attack or death due to damage to the...

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The amount of rehabilitation is associated with physical gains in elderly patients with stroke in

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the amount of rehabilitation is related to physical gains in elderly patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that a longer rehabilitation time per week was associated with increased physical capacity. Some background A stroke occurs when blood flow is cut off to an area of the brain. When this happens brain...

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Urinary symptoms associated with stroke in male patients

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the occurrence of urinary symptoms (US) in male patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that the US rate in these patients is high. Some background A stroke is a sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen. This is caused by blockage of blood flow or break of an artery to the brain. The abilities...

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Is cilostazol safe for long-term prevention of recurrence in patients with stroke?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated whether the use of cilostazol (Pletal) treatment is safe for long-term use in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that this treatment is safe and appropriate for long-term treatment. Some background A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that deliveries blood to the brain is blocked. The abilities controlled...

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Ultrasound and radial extracorporeal shock wave therapies in the treatment of foot spasticity in patients with stroke

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

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of ultrasound and radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (RESWT) in the treatment of foot symptoms in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that both treatments similarly improved these symptoms.   Some background Spasticity is a common symptom in patients with stroke. It is seen in up...

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