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Gustavo Saposnik
2014-08-29 03:00:19

Geoff Koehler, St. Michael's Hospital Stroke patients are 70 percent more likely to continue taking their stroke prevention medications one year later if they have a prescription in hand when discharged – according to researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). Using data from 11 stroke centers, researchers determined how many Ontarians were taking their medications one week, one year and two years after having a stroke. The...

2011-04-07 22:36:59

Virtual reality (VR) and other video games led to significant improvement in arm strength following stroke and could provide an affordable, enjoyable and effective way to intensify treatment, according research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers analyzed seven observational and five randomized trials, representing a total of 195 patients, ages 26 to 88, who had suffered mild to moderate strokes. Each study had investigated the effects of electronic...

2011-04-07 18:54:40

New research shows using virtual reality games for treatment in stroke survivors increases upper-arm motor function Virtual reality and other video games can significantly improve motor function in stroke patients, according to research from St. Michael's Hospital. Patients who played video games, such as Wii and Playstation, were up to five times more likely to show improvements in arm motor function compared to those who had standard therapy. "Virtual reality gaming is a promising and...

2011-02-03 15:00:00

Statement Highlights: - The American Heart Association has issued its first recommendations on treating cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), an uncommon and frequently unrecognized type of stroke that affects about five people per million annually. - About 2 percent of pregnancy-associated strokes are attributed( )to CVT. - Use of oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of CVT, especially among women with an inherited blood-clotting factor. DALLAS, Feb. 3, 2011...

2010-02-26 08:00:00

Virtual reality game technology using Wiiâ“ž¢ may help recovering stroke patients improve their motor function, according to research presented as a late breaking poster at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010. The study found the virtual reality gaming system was safe and feasible strategy to improve motor function after stroke. "This is the first randomized clinical study showing that virtual reality using...

2006-07-28 19:27:45

By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Birthdays may be a more risky time for some older folks, results of a new study suggest. The findings show that visits to the emergency department for stroke, heart attack, and other vascular events are more common on birthdays than on other days, particularly among individuals with high blood pressure. The results suggest that birthdays may have a role in triggering strokes, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) and heart attacks, study...

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