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What is the best antiplatelet treatment after a stroke?

What is the best antiplatelet treatment after a stroke?

Posted by on Aug 15, 2021 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review compared using two antiplatelet medications to aspirin (Bayer) alone following a stroke. It found that dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) reduced the risk of a second stroke, but led to more bleeding. Some background Stroke is a leading health challenge in developed countries. A stroke occurs when an area of the brain is...

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Combining theta burst and low frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation with physical training improves arm recovery in patients with stroke

Combining theta burst and low frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation with physical training improves arm recovery in patients with stroke

Posted by on May 23, 2021 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of theta-burst stimulation (TBS) and low-frequency magnetic stimulation (LFMS) in patients with stroke and arm impairment. Researchers suggested that TBS and LFMS combined with physical therapy improved arm function in these patients. Some background Stroke is one of the main causes of chronic...

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Robot-assisted left-hand training improves hemispatial neglect in elderly patients with stroke

Robot-assisted left-hand training improves hemispatial neglect in elderly patients with stroke

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of robot-assisted left-hand training in older patients with stroke and hemispatial neglect (HN). Researchers suggested that robot-assisted hand training improves HN in these patients. Some background Stroke is a condition that affects the brain. The blood flow to the brain stops due to...

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Which statin is best for preventing strokes?

Which statin is best for preventing strokes?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2021 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared several statin medications for the prevention of cardio-cerebrovascular (CCV) events such as strokes, heart attacks of death. It found that atorvastatin (Lipitor), pitavastatin (Livalo), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and simvastatin (Zocor) were all equally effective at preventing CCV events. Some background The most common...

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Can diet reduce the risk of a second stroke?

Can diet reduce the risk of a second stroke?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of different diets on the risk of a second stroke in patients who had already suffered one stroke. It found that the Mediterranean diet (MD), reduction of salt intake, and folic acid supplements may reduce the risk of a second stroke. Some background Diet is an important factor in the development of...

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