Latest Stroke recovery Stories

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,...

2011-09-27 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...

2011-08-12 12:13:14

Women who suffer from depression may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a new study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. In a six-year study of more than 80,000 women followed during the Nurses' Health Study, researchers found that a history of depression was associated with a 29 percent increase in the risk of total stroke -- even after considering other risk factors. And women who used antidepressants -- especially selective serotonin reuptake...

2011-08-12 06:53:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Robot-assisted therapy offers many benefits for stroke patients with a weaker arm, according to a new study, which is the first to use accelerometers to track improvement in patients and compare real world results. Researchers enrolled 20 patients to compare robot-assisted therapy combined with functional training to an active control treatment group. They had patients wear accelerometers on both arms daily as they went about their normal tasks. During the study, both...

2011-08-11 12:42:07

Robot-assisted therapy has measurable benefits for patients with a weaker arm following a stroke. This is according to new research featured in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation, published by SAGE, which is the first to use accelerometers to track patients' improvement and compare real world results. The study authors, Keh-chung Lin, Yu-wei Hsieh, Wan-wen Liao - National Taiwan University, Ching-yi Wu - Chang Gung University, and Wan-ying Chang, Department of Physical Medicine and...

2011-08-04 13:51:21

University of Michigan study shows telephone intervention boosts low follow-up rates among high-risk patients in the nation's "Ëœstroke belt' Even though many Americans learn through community health screenings that they are at high risk for having a stroke, they rarely follow-up with their doctor for care. But a new University of Michigan study shows high-risk stroke patients are twice as likely to get follow-up care from a primary care doctor if they receive a pep talk over the...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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