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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...

2011-10-20 15:15:00

CLEVELAND, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 76-year-old man suffering from agonizing post-stroke shoulder pain for more than ten years is now pain-free, thanks to the world's first implantation of an investigational pain therapy device from SPR(TM) Therapeutics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111020/DC90730LOGO) The implant was placed at Carolinas Medical Center and the patient was treated at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina as part of a...

2011-09-29 14:00:00

Deal with Patterson Medical Expands Saeboâs Reach to all 50 U.S. States and all Canadian Provinces Charlotte, NCA (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 Saebo, Inc., a leading international provider of upper-extremity stroke rehab products, announced today that it has concluded a comprehensive product distribution agreement with Patterson Medical Holdings, Inc., North Americaâs largest provider of Rehabilitation Equipment and related products. Under terms of the agreement,...

2011-09-28 07:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SanBio, Inc. has announced that a patient at Stanford University Medical Center has become the first to be treated with SB623, a novel cell therapy for patients with disability resulting from ischemic stroke. Stanford, in Stanford, CA, is one of two study sites where the Phase 1/2a clinical trial is taking place. The other trial site is at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA. "We are pleased to have...

2011-09-27 17:50:05

Literature review demonstrates some stroke patients could benefit from treatment outside the typical 3 hour window Stroke victims may have a longer window of opportunity to receive treatment to save their brain cells, demonstrates a literature review published by University of Alberta medical researchers in Lancet Neurology. The review, which was published online last week, was written by Ashfaq Shuaib and his colleagues. Shuaib, the senior author, is a researcher in the Division of...

2011-09-08 10:13:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Stroke patients may be able to regain arm function and improve their abilities to perform tasks with virtual reality human-computer interfaces. Researchers analyzed 19 trials that included a total of 565 adult stroke patients. Seven trials involving a total of 205 participants revealed virtual reality training could improve arm function compared to traditional therapy. Three other trials involving 101 patients suggested that virtual reality can lead to a slightly...

2011-08-31 23:23:51

Results published in Annals of Neurology Using a patient´s own bone marrow stem cells to treat acute stroke is feasible and safe, according to the results of a ground-breaking Phase I trial at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The trial was the first ever to harvest an acute stroke patient´s own stem cells from the iliac crest of the leg, separate them and inject them back into the patient intravenously. The first patient was enrolled in...