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2009-11-19 09:30:00

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Dakim, Inc., today announced a new touchscreen-based alternative for stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation that provides a rigorous workout in an entertaining interactive format. Dakim® BrainFitness(TM), already the #1 brain training system in senior living communities, transforms standardized neurological tests into thousands of game-like activities with colorful graphics, music, film clips and friendly voiceovers,...

2009-11-18 07:20:00

FRANKFURT, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Merz Pharmaceuticals announced Xeomin®, the first botulinum toxin type A free from complexing proteins has been granted an extension of indication for post-stroke spasticity of the upper limb presenting with flexed wrist and clenched fist in adults in various European countries. Xeomin® was already granted approval for post-stroke spasticity of the upper limb in early 2009 in Canada, Mexico and Argentina. This...

2009-11-12 12:46:03

New research published this week in Clinical Rehabilitation The saying "more pain, more gain" may be true for those already in terrible pain due to a chronic and debilitating condition, contrary to received wisdom. For those with Type I Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), working through the pain of an aggressive physiotherapy program often leads to far better results than a more cautious pain-free approach. That was the result of a new study in Clinical Rehabilitation, published this week...

2009-10-06 10:52:00

FRANKFURT, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Data results published this month in Clinical Neuropharmacology, revealed that Merz Pharmaceuticals' NT 201 (botulinum toxin type A free from complexing proteins), also known by the brand name Xeomin in Europe and Canada, was statistically significantly more efficacious than placebo for the treatment of patients with post-stroke upper limb spasticity. The Phase III study assessed the impact of NT 201 on muscle tone, functional disability and caregiver...

2009-08-06 15:28:24

Stroke survivors have about twice the risk of breaking a hip or femur compared to those without stroke "” and the risk is even greater for younger patients, women and those with recent strokes, Dutch researchers report in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association."Our findings imply that it is important to conduct fracture risk assessment immediately after a patient is hospitalized for stroke," said Frank de Vries, Ph.D., senior author of the study and assistant professor of...

2009-08-04 09:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Saebo, Inc., a leading global provider of innovative stroke rehabilitation products for stroke survivors and other neurologically impaired patients, recently installed its 50th In-Patient Kit at the VA Medical Center in Atlanta, GA. Introduced in January 2008, Saebo's In-Patient Kit has gained rapid acceptance, and allows stroke survivors to begin therapy while still in an acute-care setting. "Our research and experience has shown that the sooner...

2009-07-27 08:03:48

 Impaired attention is one of the most significant repercussions for stroke victims, reducing their ability to focus on tasks. A therapy called Attention Process Training (APT) may aid survivors in their rehabilitation process.Almost 80 stroke survivors were randomized to receive APT treatment in the clinical trial. Participants completed tasks designed to work on four different aspects of attention -- sustained, selective, divided and alternating. Patients received APT training in...

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2009-07-13 10:10:00

Bournemouth University's (BU) pioneering orthosis research and its use in the rehabilitation of stroke patients, was the key discussion among the academic and medical professions at the University recently.A dissemination workshop, entitled "ËœFunctional rehabilitation of the motor impaired: robotics and new directions', was led by BU's Dr Venky Dubey. Dr Dubey's research specializes in the creation of a gravity-balancing orthosis to help older people regain or enhance the use of...

2009-06-25 15:46:04

Even when patients recover most functional ability in the first months after a blood-clot related stroke, they gradually become more dependent over the next five years "“ especially those with Medicaid or no private insurance "“ according to a large study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.Based on their recovery level after the first six months, the odds of patients having a full recovery (living independently or needing very little assistance) fell as...

2009-05-11 14:00:00

News is Important During May's tribute to Older Americans, Nursing Home Residents and Stroke Survivors FORT LEE, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CareOne, New Jersey's largest family-owned and operated senior care provider reports that newly designed hotel-like Centers, and the use of computer technology account for speedier recovery and discharge in rehab patients compared to national averages. Independent research data demonstrate that 91 percent of CareOne's rehab patients return home versus...