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2014-07-17 04:00:23

Georgia Tech The repetitive facilitation exercise (RFE) is one of the most common rehabilitation tactics for stroke patients attempting to regain wrist movement. Stroke hemiparesis individuals are not able to move that part of their body because they cannot create a strong enough neural signal that travels from the brain to the wrist. With RFE, however, patients get a mental boost. They are asked to think about moving. At the same time, a practitioner flexes the wrist. The goal is to...

2012-08-30 10:24:03

NIH study also shows that overall stroke risk is down from 10 years ago Aspirin combined with the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel is no better than aspirin alone for stroke prevention in people with a history of lacunar strokes, and the combination carries a greater risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, according to results of a trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. Lacunar strokes occur due to chronic high blood pressure and typically produce small lesions deep within the brain....

2012-03-01 13:07:28

Aspirin use may moderate harmful effects of trans fat consumption New research shows an increased risk of ischemic stroke in postmenopausal women who consume higher amounts of trans fatty acids, commonly found in baked goods, fried foods, and packaged products. Study findings now available in Annals of Neurology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, suggest aspirin use may moderate the stroke risk caused by a...

2012-01-12 12:20:44

Placing a stent in a key artery in the neck is safer than ever in patients ineligible for the standard surgical treatment of carotid artery disease, according to a new study published online today in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. A team of researchers led by Dr. Jon Matsumura, head of the vascular surgery division at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, found the clinical trial PROTECT (Carotid Artery Stenting with Distal Embolic Protection with Improved System)...

2010-10-19 19:15:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate) capsules to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AFib).(1) PRADAXA, an oral direct thrombin inhibitor(2) that was discovered and developed by Boehringer Ingelheim, is the first new oral anticoagulant approved in the U.S. in more than 50 years. As demonstrated in the...

2009-07-28 08:24:57

"Silent" strokes, strokes without noticeable outward symptoms but which cause brain damage nonetheless, are common in people over 60, and especially in those with high blood pressure, according to a new study."These strokes are not truly silent, because they have been linked to memory and thinking problems and are a possible cause of a type of dementia," study author Perminder Sachdev, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia is quoted as saying. "High blood...

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2009-03-13 14:25:00

A new study by experts at Britain's Edinburgh University finds that a weakening of the small arteries in the brain may be responsible for 20 percent of strokes.The brain damage resulting from lacunar strokes, which occur in tiny rather than large arteries, may be caused by a gradual weakening of the artery wall.Scientists had previously believed this type of stroke was caused only by a reduced blood flow to the brain.  However, the Edinburgh University researchers now believe the...


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