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Roller coaster rides trigger pediatric stroke

Photo: Roller coaster ride [15/12/2014] Riding a couple roller coasters at an amusement park appears to have triggered an unusual stroke in a 4-year-old boy, according to a report in the journal Pediatric Neurology.Roller coaster rides trigger pediatric stroke - Read more

How stroke survivors could benefit from computer games

Photo: People playing a video game [10/12/2014] Stroke survivors can have significant improvement in arm movements after using computer games as physiotherapy according to researchers. The popular computer remote could be customised to offer bespoke physiotherapy for stroke survivors in their own home according to research led by Lancaster University.How stroke survivors could benefit from computer games - Read more

Medical costs for stroke survivors stay high 10 years on

Photo: Elderly man with a wheeled walker [29/10/2014] New data shows that healthcare and personal costs to support survivors of stroke remains high 10 years on. The Monash University research is the first to look at the long-term costs for the two main causes of stroke; ischemic where the blood supply stops due to a blood clot, and hemorrhagic, which occurs when a weakened blood vessel supplying the brain bursts.Medical costs for stroke survivors stay high 10 years on - Read more

Study finds knowledge poor about stroke in Uganda

Photo: Blackboard with [29/10/2014] A study found that overall knowledge about stroke in Uganda was poor, although knowing what to do for a stroke – go to the hospital – was good.Study finds knowledge poor about stroke in Uganda - Read more

How music outsmarts the brain

Whether it’s a stroke or Neglect syndrome - Music therapy offers musical concepts that transcend words. Silke Kammer of the franchise network "Music on Wheels – Outpatient Music Therapy" is a board-certified music therapist and certified in the field of neurologic music therapy (NMT). In the interview with REHACARE.de, she talks about the potential of music therapy in neurological rehabilitation. How music outsmarts the brain - Read more

Imaging identifies asymptomatic people at risk for stroke

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Graphic: splitted brain [17/09/2014] Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study. Stroke victims often undergo revascularization procedures to restore blood flow, but use of the procedures in asymptomatic patients is controversial.Imaging identifies asymptomatic people at risk for stroke - Read more

A prescription for better stroke care

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Photo: Drug prescription form and stethoscope [10/09/2014] Stroke patients are 70 per cent more likely to continue taking their stroke prevention medications one year later if they have a prescription in hand when discharged – according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).A prescription for better stroke care - Read more

Monitoring pulse after stroke may prevent second stroke

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Photo: Person measuring another one's pulse [28/07/2014] New research suggests that regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one who has experienced a stroke may be a simple and effective first step in detecting irregular heartbeat, a major cause of having a second stroke.Monitoring pulse after stroke may prevent second stroke - Read more

Recovery of language capacity right after a stroke

Photo: Researcher at his computer [21/07/2014] An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Arizona (UA) has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study language abilities in patients recovering from a stroke. The findings are expected to guide the development of treatments that would help patients regain as much of their language skills as possible.Recovery of language capacity right after a stroke - Read more

Rehabilitation: Pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients

Photo: Pneumatic actuator tendon hammer [18/07/2014] The repetitive facilitation exercise (RFE) is one of the most common rehabilitation tactics for stroke patients attempting to regain wrist movement. Stroke hemiparesis individuals are not able to move that part of their body because they cannot create a strong enough neural signal that travels from the brain to the wrist.Rehabilitation: Pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients - Read more

 
 

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