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Botulinum toxin A improves shoulder pain and movement in patients with stroke

Botulinum toxin A improves shoulder pain and movement in patients with stroke

Posted by on Feb 21, 2021 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of Botulinum toxin A (Botox; BTA) in treating shoulder pain in stroke survivors. Researchers suggested that BTA improves pain and shoulder movement in these patients. Some background A stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is cut off. This may be due to a blood clot or a burst blood...

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Is a combination of bempedoic acid and ezetimibe an effective treatment for high cholesterol?

Is a combination of bempedoic acid and ezetimibe an effective treatment for high cholesterol?

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

In a nutshell This study looked at the effectiveness of a combination of bempedoic acid (Nexletol) and ezetimibe (Ezetrol) in lowering cholesterol. It found that this treatment combination significantly lowered cholesterol levels. Some background High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Statins are the most commonly used...

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Electromechanical and robot-assisted gait training improves walking ability after stroke

Electromechanical and robot-assisted gait training improves walking ability after stroke

Posted by on Dec 29, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the effectiveness of electromechanical- and robot-assisted gait training (ERGT) in treating impaired gait (walking) after stroke. Researchers suggested that ERGT combined with physiotherapy improves the walking ability of these patients. Some background A stroke occurs in more than 795,000 patients in the US. It...

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Hybrid assistive limb robot training improves daily living activities in patients with stroke

Hybrid assistive limb robot training improves daily living activities in patients with stroke

Posted by on Nov 29, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if lower limb robot training (LLRT) using the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) device improves daily living in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that HAL improves daily activities and walking ability in these patients. Some background A stroke consists of a blockage of the blood flow to the brain. This...

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Which blood thinner is most effective at preventing blood clots and a second stroke in patients with APS?

Which blood thinner is most effective at preventing blood clots and a second stroke in patients with APS?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared different treatments for the prevention of blood lots and stroke in patients with anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS). They found that warfarin (Coumadin) is more effective at preventing stroke than other blood thinners. Some background APS is a disorder of the immune system which leads to excessive blood...

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