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2012-05-15 11:07:41

Following a stroke, factors as varied as blood sugar, body temperature and position in bed can affect patient outcomes, Loyola University Medical Center researchers report. In a review article in the journal MedLink Neurology, first author Murray Flaster, MD, PhD and colleagues summarize the latest research on caring for ischemic stroke patients. (Most strokes are ischemic, meaning they are caused by blood clots.) "The period immediately following an acute ischemic stroke is a time of...

2012-03-24 04:59:12

Kessler Foundation stroke expert co-chairs review of rehabilitation and recovery; working group sets priorities for future research In 2011, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) convened the Stroke Progress Review Group (SPRG) to conduct a final 10-year review of the state of stroke research. The goal is to set priorities and shape future NINDS programs and policies.  While SPRG found much available data for maximizing stroke rehabilitation effects,...

2012-03-21 05:44:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Research has shown that those who survived strokes and enjoy music, art, painting, and theater have a better chance of recovery and a higher quality of life than those who don't. Stroke is the third cause of death in the western world and the first cause of disability in adults. "We know that every six seconds there is a person affected by stroke in the world," lead author Dr. Ercole Vellone, assistant professor in nursing science at the School of Nursing,...

2012-03-16 16:43:02

Stroke survivors who like art have a significantly higher quality of life than those who do not, according to new research. Patients who appreciated music, painting and theatre recovered better from their stroke than patients who did not. The research was presented at the 12th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing, 16-17 March, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stroke is the third cause of death in the western world and the first cause of disability in adults. More and more older people...

2012-02-16 14:45:05

People who suffered a stroke continued to experience eating problems and more than half still risked malnutrition after three months, even though there had been a marked improvement in most of their physical functions. That is one of the key findings of a study in the March issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden studied 36 patients who had had a stroke, assessing them in hospital at a median of five days. They then assessed them again...

2012-02-03 19:00:48

A new drug that showed promise in animal studies and an early clinical trial didn´t improve disability among stroke patients, according to late-breaking research presented at the American Stroke Association´s International Stroke Conference 2012. After a stroke and other types of brain damage, the brain naturally produces more granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF). The protein can prevent further cell injury by protecting nerve cells and boosting blood vessel growth....

2012-02-01 12:32:42

Clot-busting drugs may be safe for patients who wake up experiencing stroke symptoms, according to preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012. In "wake-up" stroke, the person wakes up with symptoms after going to sleep with none. Not knowing when the stroke began excludes these patients from anti-clotting drugs that must be given within 4.5 hours of the beginning of the stroke. "Because wake-up strokes are common, occurring...

2011-12-19 15:00:00

Revolutionary new rehab product will improve outcomes for patients, therapists and healthcare facilities. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 Saebo, Inc., a leading international provider of upper-extremity stroke rehab products, announced today that it has launched the SaeboMAS (patent pending), a revolutionary new product that will enable more patients to achieve better outcomes in their stroke rehab and other therapies. The SaeboMAS was developed jointly by Saebo, Inc., and its...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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