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Looking for patients with speech impairments after stroke to test brain stimulation treatment

Posted by on Feb 27, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study is examining the effectiveness of brain stimulation on speech impairments after strokes. The main outcome to be measured will be a change in language function and patient communication effectiveness. This study is being conducted in California, the United States. The details Up to 40% of patients have difficulty with...

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Looking for patients who have had a stroke to test the effect of training and brain-stimulation on hand functions

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

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of training and non-invasive brain-stimulation on changing abnormal hand movements after a stroke. The main outcomes to be measured are individual finger function and the ability to use the arms for normal daily activities. This study is being conducted in Maryland, the United States. The...

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Looking for patients with disability after a stroke to test brain injection with stem cells

Posted by on Jan 19, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 2 trial is investigating the effectiveness of brain injections of CTX0E03 stem cells in the treatment of disability after a stroke. The main outcome to be measured is the response of the disabled part of the body to the treatment. The details Patients with stroke, often experience disability such as one side paralysis. The...

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Measuring levels of a lipoprotein to predict the risk of recurrent stroke

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at levels of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (a type of fat cell) as a biomarker to predict recurrent stroke. The authors concluded that high levels of this protein are associated with a higher risk of another stroke in patients with minor stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA; when blood flow to a part of the brain...

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Heart problems after stroke

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review described the relationship between the brain and heart damage in stroke patients. They concluded that there are clinical indicators that could be helpful in diagnosing early stage heart problems in stroke patients. Some background Previous studies have shown that heart problems and failure are common in patients with...

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Looking for patients to test the effectiveness of transcranial direct current stimulation following left hemisphere stroke

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial will examine whether transcranial direct cortical stimulation (tDCS) combined with speech and language therapy (SALT) is effective treatment for stroke patients. The trial will focus on patients who have had left hemisphere ischemic stroke (LHIS) and now have aphasia (difficulty speaking). The main outcome of the trial will be...

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Treating insulin resistance in stroke patients – can pioglitazone decrease the risk of heart attack?

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study examined the impact of pioglitazone (Actos) on acute coronary syndromes in patients with insulin resistance who had a recent stroke. The authors concluded that pioglitazone reduced the risk of heart attack in these patients.    Some background Insulin resistance occurs when the body cannot use insulin normally,...

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A link between alcohol consumption and stroke?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the link between alcohol consumption and stroke. The authors concluded that light consumption of alcohol could decrease the risk of ischemic stroke. In contrast, they noted that heavy consumption of alcohol increased the risk of all types of stroke. Some background Light alcohol consumption is considered...

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Do multivitamins protect against stroke?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether taking multivitamins was protective against different types of stroke. The results suggest that regular multivitamin use and high fruit and vegetable intake lead to a reduced risk of ischemic stroke. Some background Studies describing the benefits of multivitamins are controversial. Some studies suggest...

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Risk factors of stroke after minor stroke

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors looked at risk factors associated with a higher chance of recurring stroke for patients who have had a minor stroke. They concluded that patients with less severe initial stroke, heart disease, multiple blocked blood vessels or a blocked artery are at a higher risk of recurring stroke. Some background Patients who have...

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Patient outcome in the 5 years following alteplase treatment

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the long-term outcomes associated with intravenous (through a tube into the vein) alteplase (Activase) treatment for ischemic stroke. This study found that roughly one-third of patients involved experienced an excellent outcome after 5 years, particularly younger patients with less initial disability. Some background...

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