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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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Looking for participants with stroke to test a new treatment for mental symptoms

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of a new behavioral treatment for patients with stroke. The main outcome to be measured will be participant satisfaction. This study is being conducted in New York, US.  The details A stroke consists of a blockage of the blood flow to the brain by a blood clot (80% of the cases). This can...

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Looking for participants with stroke to test a new nerve stimulation treatment

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining a new treatment involving nerve stimulation for stroke survivors with arm/hand paralysis. The main outcome to be measured will be the change in wrist movement. This study is being conducted in New York, US. The details Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US. A common side effect of stroke is weakness...

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