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2010-02-24 11:08:02

Clot-busting treatment should be considered for patients last seen healthy within a few hours before having a stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010. A Canadian study analyzed outcomes of clot-busting drugs given to patients based on when they were last seen in their usual state of health ("time last seen normal") compared to patients who had someone witness the start of their stroke symptoms. The "time last seen...

2010-02-11 06:00:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The January issue of "Neuropharmacology", publishes the article entitled "Neuroprotective and Neuroproliferative Activities of NeuroAiD", reporting pharmacological data establishing NeuroAiD (MLC 601) protective effects on neuronal and brain injuries as well as its effectiveness in neurological functions recovery. The French research team was led by Prof. Michel Lazdunski, world-renowned specialist of pharmacology. The data demonstrates...

2010-02-08 15:00:00

American Heart Association rapid access journal report DALLAS, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Age-related gaps in care and outcomes for stroke patients are diminishing as hospitals improve adherence to evidence-based treatments of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke initiative, according to a new study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "The burden of ischemic stroke is disproportionately borne by older...

2010-02-01 18:22:22

Patients who received the antidepressant escitalopram following a stroke appeared to recover more of their thinking, learning and memory skills than those taking placebo or participating in problem-solving therapy, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Stroke remains a major health care problem and a significant cause of death and disability around the world, according to background information in the article....

2010-01-25 18:03:11

A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society finds botulinum toxin type A to be an effective treatment for spasticity, muscle tightness that interferes with movement, in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy, but poses some risk. The guideline is published in the January 26, 2010, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Spasticity in children with cerebral palsy is best treated by a...

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2010-01-08 08:46:56

Combination of advanced techniques in systems engineering, robotics and neuroscience shows promise Bioengineers have taken a small step toward improving physical recovery in stroke patients by showing that a key feature of how limb motion is encoded in the nervous system plays a crucial role in how new motor skills are learned. Published in the November 25, 2009 issue of Neuron, a Harvard-based study about the neural learning elements responsible for motor learning may help scientists design...

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...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
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  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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