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Capsaicin: a natural remedy for the treatment of swallowing difficulty in patients with stroke

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the use of natural capsaicin to treat dysphagia (problems in swallowing) in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that the regular use of capsaicin could help in the recovery of swallow function in these patients. Some background As the population is aging rapidly, stroke has become one of the leading causes...

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Incobotulinumtoxin A in the treatment of excessive salivation in patients with neurological conditions

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of incobotulinumtoxinA (IBTA) for the treatment of excessive salivation (sialorrhea) in patients with Parkinson's disease or stroke. Researchers suggested that IBTA might be a well-tolerated option for the treatment of these patients. Some background Sialorrhea (excessive...

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Computer training improves arm function in patients with stroke

Posted by on Apr 13, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to examine the effect of MyoCI training on arm recovery in patients who had a stroke. The main finding of the study was that MyoCI training reduced abnormal arm activation in these patients. Some background About 60% of stroke survivors have an arm impairment. This impairment is caused by weakness, muscles...

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High-intensity interval training improves the rehabilitation of patients with stroke

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in improving muscle function after stroke. Researchers suggested that HIIT may improve outcomes in these patients. Some background Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability among adults. These patients often have impaired muscle...

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Do high doses of statins reduce the risk of stroke in patients after a transient ischemic attack?

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

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to see if high doses of statins (HDS) after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) reduce the risk of stroke. The main finding of the study was that HDS reduced the risk of stroke in patients with positive imaging tests. Some background A TIA is when there is a temporary blockage in the blood vessels of the...

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Do diuretics increase risk of backbone fracture after stroke?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate if diuretic use increases the risk of backbone fracture after stroke. The main finding of the study was that short-term use of diuretics was associated with an increased risk of backbone fracture after stroke. Some background When people get older, their bones get weaker. This is called...

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Segmental muscle vibration improves muscle strength in patients with stroke and arm disability

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of segmental muscle vibration (SMV) in the treatment of patients with stroke and arm weakness. Researchers suggested that SMV improves muscle strength in these patients. Some background Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Around 40% patients with stroke have arm disability. Less...

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Mirror therapy in the treatment of patients with stroke with motor impairment

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of mirror therapy (MT) in the treatment of stroke. Researchers suggested that MT improves the movement of the affected member. Some background Patients with stroke often experience impaired movement, especially in the arm. These patients usually undergo rehabilitation therapy within the first 6...

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