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Abobotulinum toxin A improves the treatment outcomes of patients with stroke previously treated with other botulinum toxin drugs

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of abobotulinumtoxinA (ABTA) in the treatment of patients with stroke who previously received other botulinum toxin products. Researchers suggested that ABTA was associated with improved outcomes for these patients. Some background Around 795,000 people in the US have a stroke, every...

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Evaluating the Italian adaptative physical activity exercise program for stroke survivors

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

In a nutshell This study investigated whether the Italian adaptative physical activity program (APA) for stroke survivors is feasible in the United States. Researchers suggested that this program improves the outcomes of survivors and is feasible in the United states. Some background Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability in the US. A...

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Looking for patients who had a stroke to test a new device for arm rehabilitation

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 3 trial is examining the effectiveness and safety of a virtual reality therapy in the treatment of patients with impaired arm movements after a stroke. The main outcome to be measured is an improvement of arm function and in the quality of life of these patients.   This study is taking place in California, US. The details...

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Focus and movement in stroke rehabilitation

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to see if internal or external focus affects dual performance in unilateral (one side of the body was affected) stroke patients. The study found no significant difference between which type of focus was used. Some background Performing two tasks at once – such as walking and texting – can be difficult for...

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Visual cues are safe and feasible to include in post stroke walking rehabilitation

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial assessed whether it was safe to include visual cue training (VCT) in rehabilitation therapy for patients following stroke. The study concluded that VCT was feasible to use in post stroke rehabilitation and may potentially improve walking speed, balance and walking symmetry. Some background Following stroke, patients often...

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Can fitness training improve outcomes following a stroke?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review explored whether physical fitness training plays a role in reducing disability, dependence and mortality following strokes. Some background Physical fitness refers to how easily a person can perform physical activities. When physical fitness is low, even daily activities such as climbing stairs or walking can become...

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New rehabilitation techniques for stroke patients

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviews recent research on new stroke rehabilitation techniques. Several new approaches are briefly presented. Some background Rehabilitation after stroke is generally aimed at recovering as much muscle function as possible (motor function). There are two main areas of intervention: improving muscle function (ability to...

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