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2009-03-19 13:30:00

New site adds features that benefit both patients and health care professionals CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Saebo, Inc., a leading international provider of innovative stroke rehabilitation products launched a new interactive website today at www.saebo.com. The new site is designed to increase exposure to Saebo's unique line of upper extremity stroke rehab products, while making the site easier to use for patients and health care professionals. Henry Hoffman, Saebo's...

2009-02-19 08:56:39

Robot-assisted therapy may help stroke patients attain gains in their physical abilities long after the stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2009.Improvement in this small, randomized study varied with the severity of a patient's disability at the time of rehabilitation: the less disability at the start of the two-week therapy, the more gain in physical ability. "Stroke is the nation's leading cause of adult disability,"...

2009-01-14 08:53:44

Age at injury, type of injury, timing and specificity of treatment matterCognitive rehabilitation after a serious brain injury or stroke can help the mind in much the same way that physical therapy helps the body, according to a new meta-analysis. Because the data suggest that treatment may work best when tailored to age, injury, symptoms, and time since injury, the findings may help establish evidence-based treatment guidelines. A full report is in the January issue of Neuropsychology, which...

2009-01-13 18:08:15

A new study provides a novel theory for how delusions arise and why they persist. NYU Langone Medical Center researcher Orrin Devinsky, MD, performed an in-depth analysis of patients with certain delusions and brain disorders revealing a consistent pattern of injury to the frontal lobe and right hemisphere of the human brain. The cognitive deficits caused by these injuries to the right hemisphere, leads to the over compensation by the left hemisphere of the brain for the injury, resulting in...

2009-01-12 14:11:00

WARWICK, R.I., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stroke Center at Kent Hospital has earned the Gold Seal of Approval(TM) from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. Kent Hospital demonstrated that its stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients," says Jean E. Range, MS, RN, CPHQ, executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, Joint Commission. Each year about 700,000 people experience a new or...

2008-12-08 08:32:26

A new technology may buy stroke patients extra time to recover. Using a new, hand-operated robotic device and functional MRI (fMRI), scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have found chronic stroke patients can function normally again. fMRI maps the brain to track stroke rehabilitation. "We have shown that the brain has the ability to regain function through rehabilitative exercises following a stroke," A. Aria Tzika, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, was quoted as saying. "We have...

2008-12-02 23:01:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research scientists using a novel, hand-operated robotic device and functional MRI (fMRI) have found that chronic stroke patients can be rehabilitated, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). This is the first study using fMRI to map the brain in order to track stroke rehabilitation. "We have shown that the brain has the ability to regain function through rehabilitative...

2008-11-11 15:00:23

Every single second, someone suffers a devastating stroke, more than 600,000 annually in the United States alone, leaving more than four million stroke survivors -- half of whom are left with left with lifelong infirmities affecting speech, movement and even thought. Roger Maxwell, author of the new book "Taking Charge of Your Stroke Recovery: A Personal Recovery Workbook" (www.takingchargebooks.com), suffered a massive stroke in his late 40s. Advised he could only "cross his fingers and...

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2008-10-21 09:53:26

The first noninvasive brain stimulator to treat depression has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The device sends short bursts of magnetic energy through the skull. These small electric charges makes brain cells fire and eliminates the use of either surgically implanted electrodes or electroshock therapy.  The FDA approved the treatment that is available only by prescription based on a study that showed modest improvement (24%) in patients treated by this approach...

2008-09-25 21:00:10

By Alicia Chang LOS ANGELES - Stroke sufferers can still benefit from clot- busting medicine even if they receive it an hour or so beyond the current three-hour window after symptoms start, an important new study suggests. The finding could potentially extend treatment to thousands more people each year and prevent many from being left disabled. However, it does not change long-standing advice that stroke victims seek immediate help if they feel sudden numbness or weakness in the face,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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