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Is intense rehabilitation after stroke more beneficial?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how intensity of rehabilitation may affect the risk of death in stroke patients. The authors determined that high intensity rehabilitation was associated with a decrease in mortality risk following stroke. Some background Many stroke patients experience post-stroke disabilities. These can have an impact on...

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Vegetarian Diet Great for Type 2 Diabetes

Vegetarian Diet Great for Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by on Jul 8, 2018 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Stroke | 0 comments

Critical benefits may be had from eating a vegetarian diet for people living with type 2 diabetes, a recent meta-analysis of randomized control trials* indicates. Published in Clinical Nutrition,  the meta-analysis of nine studies involved over 600 participants taking insulin, oral glucose lowering drugs, lipid-lowering medications or medications to...

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Using robot-assisted therapy to improve upper limb function in stroke patients

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared proximal robotic rehabilitation to distal robotic rehabilitation at improving upper limb function in stroke patients. The authors concluded that distal robotic rehabilitation may be more effective, particularly at improving distal upper limb function and strength. Some background It is common among stroke patients to...

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How important is timing of treatment after ischemic stroke?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at endovascular treatment for ischemic stroke and the link between stroke onset and beginning treatment. The authors established that shorter time from stroke to treatment resulted in better recovery in ischemic stroke patients. Some background Endovascular treatment (EVT) involves minimally invasive procedures to...

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Antioxidants in Grapes and Avocados

Antioxidants in Grapes and Avocados

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Stroke | 0 comments

The mitochondria in cells produce energy. In the process they form reactive oxygen species. Reactive oxygen species, also called free radicals or oxygen radicals are used in many metabolic processes that are essential to life. For example, they are are part of enzyme reactions in the body.  White blood cells, like neutrophils produce reactive oxygen...

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Risk of bleeding in stroke patients on antiplatelet therapy

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the risk of bleeding due to dual antiplatelet therapy in stroke patients. The authors concluded that patients treated with dual antiplatelet therapy have a higher risk of major and gastrointestinal bleeding within the first 30 days of treatment. Some background Antiplatelet therapies (such as aspirin) are used to...

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 3 comments

The adrenal glands-which are also called suprarenal glands-are part of the endocrine system and are found on the top of each kidney. How the endocrine system hormones work Hormones secreted from glands of the endocrine system travel in the bloodstream to target cells. Target cells have receptors that are specific to each hormone. The hormones and receptors...

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Heart problems after stroke

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review described the relationship between the brain and heart damage in stroke patients. They concluded that there are clinical indicators that could be helpful in diagnosing early stage heart problems in stroke patients. Some background Previous studies have shown that heart problems and failure are common in patients with...

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Should screening for atrial fibrillation in stroke patients be more thorough?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether late diagnosis of atrial fibrillation in stroke patients would result in a higher chance of another stroke. The authors concluded that delayed diagnosis of atrial fibrillation resulted in a higher risk of recurrent stroke, particularly in men. Some background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is when a patient has...

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