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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...

2009-04-27 11:13:00

DALLAS, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If your loved one suffers a stroke, you'll probably be left overwhelmed with countless questions. What medications have been prescribed? What side effects should you watch for? Does your home need to be modified to meet the needs of the stroke survivor? To help answer common questions, the American Stroke Association has released a list of 15 tips to help family members cope with their new role as stroke caregivers. The list, created as part of...

2009-04-27 11:09:00

DALLAS, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by American Stroke Association: It's better to find out than miss out. Be aware of the medications that have been prescribed to your loved one and their side effects. Ask if your home should be modified to meet the specific needs of the stroke survivor. Ask a doctor, nurse or therapist to clarify any unanswered questions or to provide written information that explains what occurs after the stroke and during...

2009-04-21 09:00:00

SINGAPORE, April 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Moleac has been named the Singapore Entrepreneurial Company of the Year, by Frost & Sullivan. This award recognizes companies that have pushed the boundaries of excellence in the healthcare industry and acknowledges Moleac's outstanding performance in 2008. Mr David Picard, CEO of Moleac, received the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Excellence in Healthcare Award for Singapore Entrepreneurial Company of the Year at the awards ceremony...


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