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Repeated abobotulinumtoxin A injection improves walking in patients with stroke

Repeated abobotulinumtoxin A injection improves walking in patients with stroke

Posted by on Aug 30, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the changes in gait (walking) after repeated treatment with abobotulinumtoxin A (ABTA) in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that this treatment improves gait in stroke patients with leg spasticity (stiff muscles). Some background Stroke is a serious condition caused by when the blood flow to the brain is...

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Backward walking training improves walking and balance in stroke survivors

Backward walking training improves walking and balance in stroke survivors

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of backward walking (BW) training in the treatment of patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that BW improves walking, including speed and balance in stroke survivors. Some background Stroke is a major health problem in the US with more than 795,000 new cases every year. It happens when the...

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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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