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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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Looking for patients who have depression and weakness after a stroke to try resistance exercise training

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effect of exercise training on depression and walking function in patients who had a stroke. The main outcome to be measured will be a change in depression score and walking function. This study is being conducted in South Carolina, the United States. The details Depression is a common complication of stroke....

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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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Looking for participants to test 3 new treatments for hand rehabilitation in patients with stroke

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is looking to compare the effects of three different therapies on recovery of hand function after a stroke. The main outcome to be measured is the change in hand function. This study is being conducted in New Jersey and Ohio, the US. The details After a stroke, patients often experience muscle stiffness on one side of the...

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Looking for participants to test a new home-based therapy for patients who had a stroke

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of home-based telerehabilitation with Bilateral Arm Training with Rhythmic Auditory Cueing (BATRAC). The main outcome to be measured is time and quality of movement and the ability to hold a weight. This trial is recruiting in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The details Patients with...

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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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