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2011-02-25 13:06:57

Research: Provision of acute stroke care and associated factors in a multiethnic population: prospective study with the South London Stroke Register The quality of stroke care in the UK is improving, but significant inequalities still exist, warns a new study published on bmj.com today. Previous reports have suggested that the quality of UK stroke care is improving, but there is limited information on trends of care from population-based studies. So a team of researchers in London assessed...

2011-02-14 14:36:36

Large NIH-funded study looks at how to best get patients back on their feet In the largest stroke rehabilitation study ever conducted in the United States, stroke patients who had physical therapy at home improved their ability to walk just as well as those who were treated in a training program using a body-weight supported treadmill device, followed by walking practice. UCLA's neurologic rehabilitation program was one of six U.S. sites that conducted the study, which also found that...

2011-02-11 22:00:17

Home-based physical therapy to improve the strength and balance of stroke survivors works about as well to get them walking again as treadmill training done in a physical therapy lab, according to the results of a study presented today by a Duke researcher at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference. "We have been working for years in rehabilitation to develop the most effective interventions for walking recovery," said Pamela Woods Duncan, PhD, PT, professor in the...

2011-02-11 00:00:44

Hand Mentorâ“ž¢ and Foot Mentorâ“ž¢ therapy robots from Kinetic Muscles, Inc., an innovator of stroke rehabilitation therapies, will be featured at the TechnoPolooza event by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). (Vocus/PRWEB) February 10, 2011 Hand Mentorâ“ž¢ and Foot Mentorâ“ž¢ therapy robots from Kinetic Muscles, Inc. (http://www.kineticmuscles.com), an...

2011-02-10 20:44:10

Results show how adult stem cell therapy reduces inflammatory damage Medical researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) presented new research results at the American Heart Association International Stroke Conference that demonstrated how MultiStem®, a novel stem cell therapy being developed by Athersys, Inc. provided multiple benefits when administered in preclinical models of ischemic stroke. The study, conducted by leading...

2011-02-10 15:11:03

American Stroke Association meeting report Therapy in which robots manipulate paralyzed arms, combined with standard rehabilitation, can improve arm and shoulder mobility in patients after stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011. Patients on robotic therapy showed marked improvement in two measures of upper extremity function: the Fugl-Meyer flexor synergy score, a 0 to 12 scale with higher numbers reflecting recovery...

2011-01-17 00:00:39

Kinetic Muscles, Inc., an innovator of stroke rehabilitation therapies, and Great Wall Medical Holdings, Ltd ("GWMH") announced they will collaborate to deploy products based on Kinetic Muscles' leading neurotherapy technologies to the burgeoning Chinese healthcare market. Tempe, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) January 16, 2011 Kinetic Muscles, Inc. (http://www.kineticmuscles.com), an innovator of stroke rehabilitation therapies, and Great Wall Medical Holdings, Ltd ("GWMH") announced they will...

2010-11-04 01:54:27

Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability, due to the brain's limited capacity for recovery. Physical rehabilitation is the only current treatment following a stroke, and there are no medications available to help promote neurological recovery. Now, a new UCLA study published in the Nov. 11 issue of the journal Nature offers insights into a major limitation in the brain's ability to recover function after a stroke and identifies a promising medical therapy to help overcome this...

2010-10-04 07:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. (DSP) and SanBio, Inc. (SanBio) today announced that they have entered into an option agreement to co-develop a new cell therapy for stroke recovery. Under the agreement, DSP has received an option for exclusive U.S. and Canadian marketing rights to SB623. SB623 is a promising cell therapy drug candidate being developed by SanBio for disabilities caused by stroke for which there are currently no effective...

2010-09-29 09:18:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Acupuncture is a new growing trend among healthcare treatments. It is used as treatment for nearly every ailment, disorder, and injury, but this study has shown acupuncture is not effective for treating stroke victims. Acupuncture is usually used as an alternative form of rehabilitation for stroke victims, even though its effectiveness was always uncertain. The study was the most valuable knowledge to date about acupuncture and stroke. It included 10 studies,...


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