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How beneficial is cognitive motor dual-task training to patients with stroke?

How beneficial is cognitive motor dual-task training to patients with stroke?

Posted by on May 8, 2022 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study analyzed the impact of cognitive-motor dual-task training (CMDT) on patients with chronic stroke. The authors concluded that CMDT had beneficial effects on balance ability, gait, and upper limb function in patients with chronic stroke. Some background A stroke involves an interruption or slowing of blood flow and oxygen to the...

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Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of vagus nerve stimulation for improving arm function after ischemic stroke.

Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of vagus nerve stimulation for improving arm function after ischemic stroke.

Posted by on Feb 27, 2022 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) for improving upper limb function in patients after ischemic stroke. The data showed that VNS was safe and improved upper limb function in these patients. Some background An ischemic stroke happens when blood flow through the blood vessels that supply...

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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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