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No Salt, Please

No Salt, Please

Posted by on Jun 8, 2019 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Stroke | 1 comment

A recent commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine describes what is really happening with the US food supply. In 2010, a report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM–now called the National Academy of Medicine) stated that, salt intake is actually a factor that is out of our personal control. This is because only 5% of sodium is coming from the...

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Virtual reality therapy improves balance in patients with stroke

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

In a nutshell This study compared virtual reality (VR) and standard treatment to treat patients with impaired balance after a stroke. Researchers suggested that VR combined with standard therapy improves balance in these patients. Some background Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the US. A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the...

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Looking for patients with stroke to test new combined treatment for movement deficits

Posted by on May 26, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of robotic rehabilitation and transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) in patients with stroke. The main outcome to be measured is the change in proprioception (awareness of where our limbs are in space, in the absence of vision). This trial will be conducted in Alberta, Canada. The details...

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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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Looking for participants with stroke to test a new device for arm disability

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

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of a home-based device called myoelectric-computer interface (MCI), in the treatment of arm disability in patients with stroke. The main outcome will be the change in arm movement before and after the treatment. This trial will be conducted in Illinois, US. The details Stroke is a leading cause...

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Looking for participants with stroke to test a new nerve stimulation therapy to improve arm function

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

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (TVNS) and robotic training to treat arm disability after stroke. The main outcome to be measured will be the change in muscle activity before and after treatment. This study is being conducted in New York, United States. The details Often patients...

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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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