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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

Rehabilitation methods for amputees and stroke patients

Photo: Hand drawing with a pencil [04/06/2014] Researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) have shed light on ways in which a patient compensates when losing a dominant hand and suggest new and improved rehabilitation techniques for those suffering from amputation or stroke.Rehabilitation methods for amputees and stroke patients - Read more

Outcome of Stroke worse for People with Infection

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[23/04/2014] Infection is bad news for all of us – but it can be really serious to people who have had a stroke. Evidence is mounting that infection makes things much worse after a stroke.Outcome of Stroke worse for People with Infection - Read more

ER Doctors Miss More Strokes among Women, Minorities and Younger Patients

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Photo: Woman having a stroke [04/04/2014] Analyzing federal health care data, a team of researchers led by a Johns Hopkins specialist concluded that doctors overlook or discount the early signs of potentially disabling strokes in tens of thousands of American each year, a large number of them visitors to emergency rooms complaining of dizziness or headaches.ER Doctors Miss More Strokes among Women, Minorities and Younger Patients - Read more

Stroke Patients May Benefit from New Routines

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[26/03/2014] "Having a stroke can be a devastating experience, and those affected by one often feel that their lives are turned upside down. For many patients, life after a stroke is therefore about reestablishing life as it was before the stroke. But this is very rarely possible and thus a source of frustration for stroke patients," says ethnologist Michael Andersen from University of Copenhagen.Stroke Patients May Benefit from New Routines - Read more

New Stroke Research Combines Brain Stimulation and Gait Training

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Photo: Gait training [14/03/2014] A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher will test whether brain stimulation combined with gait training can improve patients' ability to walk after a stroke, under a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.New Stroke Research Combines Brain Stimulation and Gait Training - Read more

Early Strokes: Many Young Adults With Long-lasting Disability

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Photo: Graphic with Word Stroke [05/03/2014] One-third of people who survive a stroke before age 50 are unable to live independently or need assistance with daily activities 10 years after their stroke.Early Strokes: Many Young Adults With Long-lasting Disability - Read more

Stimulation Glove for Stroke Patients

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Photo: Stimulation glove [26/02/2014] A team headed by Hubert Dinse and Martin Tegenthoff has successfully treated a number of patients with stroke-related impairments.Stimulation Glove for Stroke Patients - Read more

Shingles Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke in Young Adults

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[13/01/2014] Having shingles may increase the risk of having a stroke years later, according to new research.Shingles Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke in Young Adults - Read more

Novel Rehabilitation Device Improves Motor Skills after Stroke

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[04/12/2013] Using a novel stroke rehabilitation device that converts an individual's thoughts to electrical impulses to move upper extremities, stroke patients reported improvements in their motor function and ability to perform activities of daily living.Novel Rehabilitation Device Improves Motor Skills after Stroke - Read more

Speech Recovery after Stroke

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Photo: Magnetic coil on a head [02/12/2013] A Kiel University scientist investigates which areas in the brain really are in charge of speech, and how these interact. Her findings are supposed to help patients who have speech production problems or aphasia following a stroke.Speech Recovery after Stroke - Read more

'Virtual Reality Hands' may Help Stroke Survivors Recover Hand Function

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[20/11/2013] "Virtual reality hands" — controlled by stroke survivors' thoughts — could help them recover use of their hands and arms, according to a small study. 'Virtual Reality Hands' may Help Stroke Survivors Recover Hand Function - Read more

Anklebot Helps Determine Ankle Stiffness

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Photo: Front and side view of a volunteer wearing the Anklebot [25/10/2013] For most healthy bipeds, the act of walking is seldom given a second thought: One foot follows the other, and the rest of the body falls in line, supported by a system of muscle, tendon, and bones. Now, researchers have measured the stiffness of the ankle in various directions using a robot called the Anklebot.Anklebot Helps Determine Ankle Stiffness - Read more

Tourism: A Touch of Crete at Düsseldorf

Tourism for everybody is one of the main topics at the REHACARE 2013. Thanks to ERIA Resort, the Greek island Crete proves to be an attractive travel destination.Tourism: A Touch of Crete at Düsseldorf - Read more

Stroke: Self Help Is Important - On Site and Online

Three strokes in a row made Willi Daniels, today 64, open his eyes for what really counts in life. Since then he concentrates on the small things in life and commits himself in self help. At the REHACARE he wants to inform, make contacts and talk to exhibitors, expert staff and affected people.Stroke: Self Help Is Important - On Site and Online - Read more

Stroke – And Life Goes On

Suddenly everything is different: With a stroke the whole life changes. After extensive rehabilitation many patients are ready for a new life. For they have to move on – even if their daily routine will change. This will be a key topic on the REHACARE 2013.Stroke – And Life Goes On - Read more

Stroke: Computer Test Reveals High Prevalence of Attention Disorders

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Photo: Man in hospital bed with laptop [28/08/2013] A majority of stroke patients have problems paying attention and could be helped by brain-training computer games, a new study suggests.Stroke: Computer Test Reveals High Prevalence of Attention Disorders - Read more

Chinese People May Be at Higher Risk for Stroke

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[07/08/2013] A new study by the American Academy of Neurology suggests that Chinese people may be at higher risk for stroke than Caucasians.Chinese People May Be at Higher Risk for Stroke - Read more

Moving More May Lower Stroke Risk

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Photo: Man and woman exercising [19/07/2013] Here's yet another reason to get off the couch: new research findings suggest that regularly breaking a sweat may lower the risk of having a stroke.Moving More May Lower Stroke Risk - Read more

Stroke – And Life Goes On

Suddenly everything is different: With a stroke the whole life changes. After extensive rehabilitation many patients are ready for a new life. For they have to move on – even if their daily routine will change.Stroke – And Life Goes On - Read more

July 2013: Life after Stroke

Vision disorders, aphasia, signs of paralysis – these are only three important symptoms for a stroke. If you have one, every minute counts. But how do you live on after a stroke? Especially if you already had it as a baby in the womb? On REHACARE.de you will find answers to this in our Topic of the Month July: Life after Stroke.July 2013: Life after Stroke - Read more

Stroke: „My Strokes Were the Best Things that Could Have Happened to Me“

For many people, strokes are only important when it’s already too late. But actually also healthy people should be interested in this. This is also the opinion of Willi Daniels, 64, who already had three strokes.Stroke: „My Strokes Were the Best Things that Could Have Happened to Me“ - Read more

When the Child Is Hit by Stroke…

According to estimates, in Germany 300 to 500 children per year have a stroke. This is almost one child per day who is affected before or after birth. But the diagnosis is difficult. And often the so called pediatric stroke changes a young life which has not even started yet.When the Child Is Hit by Stroke… - Read more

Timely Treatment after Stroke Is Crucial

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[24/06/2013] For years, the mantra of neurologists treating stroke victims has been "time equals brain." That's because getting a patient to the emergency room quickly to receive a drug that dissolves the stroke-causing blood clot can make a significant difference in how much brain tissue is saved or lost. Timely Treatment after Stroke Is Crucial - Read more

One in Three Stroke Emergencies Do Not Use EMS

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Photo: Hand holding a phone [10/05/2013] More than a third of stroke patients don't get to the hospital by ambulance, even though that's the fastest way to get there, according to new research.One in Three Stroke Emergencies Do Not Use EMS - Read more

Teen Years May Be Critical in Later Stroke Risk

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[02/05/2013] The teenage years may be a key period of vulnerability related to living in the "stroke belt" when it comes to future stroke risk, according to a new study.Teen Years May Be Critical in Later Stroke Risk - Read more

Silent Stroke Can Cause Parkinson’s Disease

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[19/12/2012] Scientists at The University of Manchester have for the first time identified why a patient who appears outwardly healthy may develop Parkinson’s disease.Silent Stroke Can Cause Parkinson’s Disease - Read more

Stroke Caregivers Are at Risk for Depression

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[24/10/2012] Caregivers of stroke survivors are at risk for developing depression and complications from chronic stress, according to a study by researchers at the Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON)Stroke Caregivers Are at Risk for Depression - Read more

Black Stroke Survivors: Increased Risk of Repeat Stroke

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[12/09/2012] Blacks who survived a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain had higher blood pressure than whites a year later, according to a study. The finding might help explain why blacks have a greater risk of suffering a second stroke than whites.Black Stroke Survivors: Increased Risk of Repeat Stroke - Read more

Brain-Wave-Reading Robot Might Help Stroke Patients

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[22/08/2012] New device could help rehabilitate stroke survivors by turning thoughts into actions, retraining motor pathways.Brain-Wave-Reading Robot Might Help Stroke Patients - Read more

Seniors Find Smoking and Drinking Tough Habits to Break

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[20/08/2012] A recent study of adults age 50 to 85 found that only 19 percent of those diagnosed with lung disease quit smoking within two years. Furthermore, the vast majority of older adults who learn they have a chronic condition do not adopt healthier behaviors.Seniors Find Smoking and Drinking Tough Habits to Break - Read more

Coach Could Be Key in Helping Stroke Patients

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[13/08/2012] When a stroke patient is discharged from the hospital, they often must cope with a new disability or lack of function, so changes in their medications or a new dosing prescription can be particularly confusing.Coach Could Be Key in Helping Stroke Patients - Read more

Yoga Improves Motor Function After Stroke

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[01/08/2012] Group yoga can improve motor function and balance in stroke survivors, even if they do not begin yoga until six months or more after the stroke, according to "Post-Stroke Balance Improves With Yoga: A Pilot Study."Yoga Improves Motor Function After Stroke - Read more

Improving Stroke Rehabilitation in Europe

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[25/07/2012] Researchers at the University of Luxembourg, along with their international partners, want to develop an easy-to-use, self-motivating tool that stroke patients can use in their rehabilitation process. The 4.4 million euro project is funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme.Improving Stroke Rehabilitation in Europe - Read more

More Support for Women Caring for Elderly Men

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[20/06/2012] The hardest aspect of looking after your partner after stroke is not the physical disability but personality changes and a lack of support from society. This has been highlighted in a study from the Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.More Support for Women Caring for Elderly Men - Read more

Low Vitamin D in Diet Increases Stroke Risk

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[30/05/2012] Japanese-American men who did not eat foods rich in vitamin D had a higher risk of stroke later in life, according to results of a 34-year study of the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.Low Vitamin D in Diet Increases Stroke Risk - Read more

New Way to Predict Recurrent Stroke

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[16/05/2012] New research from the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) shows that using a CT (computerised tomography) scan, doctors can predict if patients who have had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke are at risk for another more severe stroke.New Way to Predict Recurrent Stroke - Read more

Elderly Women at Higher Risk for Stroke

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[14/05/2012] Older women who have been diagnosed with an irregular heart beat are at higher risk of stroke than men. A new study shows that warfarin, the most common anticoagulant therapy used to prevent stroke in patients with Atrial fibrillation (AF) may not be as effective in women, 75 years or older, as in men.Elderly Women at Higher Risk for Stroke - Read more

Alternative Communication: "When Starting Working Life Communication Is Especially Important"

School is out, working life begins: an exciting time in which everything changes. Also for people who articulate with the help of Alternative Communication (AC). The auxiliary means have to function exactly so that the transition functions easily.Alternative Communication: "When Starting Working Life Communication Is Especially Important" - Read more

Stroke Risk: Aspirin May Counteract Potential Trans Fat-Related

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[26/03/2012] Older women whose diets include a substantial amount of trans fats are more likely than their counterparts to suffer an ischemic stroke, a new study of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows.Stroke Risk: Aspirin May Counteract Potential Trans Fat-Related - Read more

February 2012: Impressive Integration Institutions

At the cemetery and in the kitchen we are all the same – at least in those institutions which REHACARE.de presents in the Topic of the Month February. Have a look at “Impressive Integration Institutions”. February 2012: Impressive Integration Institutions - Read more

January 2012: The Hard Fate of Multiple Disabilities

Suffering from one kind of disability is bad enough. However, it is a fact that most handicaps do come along with others. In our Topic of the Month January we show you mothers fighting for their children who share “The Hard Fate of Multiple Disabilities”.January 2012: The Hard Fate of Multiple Disabilities - Read more

Fighting at Many Fronts

If on a battlefield the opponents attack from all sides, the fight seems hopeless. Like this battle a mother has been fighting for her multi-handicapped daughter for many years. However, she will certainly not give up! Fighting at Many Fronts - Read more

People with Stroke History Who Receive Clot-Busting Therapy Fare Better

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[21/11/2011] People with a history of stroke or diabetes who were given clot-busting drugs to break up blood clots after stroke fared better than those who did not receive the drugs, according to a study.People with Stroke History Who Receive Clot-Busting Therapy Fare Better - Read more

Speech Disorders: Singing After Stroke?

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[14/11/2011] After a left-sided stroke, many individuals suffer from serious speech disorders but are often able to sing complete texts relatively fluently. Researchers have now demonstrated that it is not singing itself that is the key.Speech Disorders: Singing After Stroke? - Read more

Dementia People with Stroke More Likely to Become Disabled

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[09/11/2011] New research shows that people with dementia who have a stroke are more likely to become disabled and not return home - compared to people who didn't have dementia at the time they had a stroke.Dementia People with Stroke More Likely to Become Disabled - Read more

More Screening Needed to Identify Depression

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[31/10/2011] On the surface they appear unaffected, but people who have mild strokes may live with hidden disabilities, including depression, vision problems and difficulty thinking, according to a study.More Screening Needed to Identify Depression - Read more

Stroke: Innovative Technology Improves Care and Reduces Costs

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[19/10/2011] The use of long-distance video and data hook-ups to link remote community hospitals with stroke neurologists in large centres provides the same level of care as having everyone in the same room, according to a new study.Stroke: Innovative Technology Improves Care and Reduces Costs - Read more

Leg-Crossers: Good Recovery after Severe Stroke

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[14/10/2011] People who are able to cross their legs soon after having a severe stroke appear to be more likely to have a good recovery compared to people who can't cross their legs. That's according to new research.Leg-Crossers: Good Recovery after Severe Stroke - Read more

Robotic device: Recovery of the Hand Functions of Stroke Patients

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[22/08/2011] Scientists have developed a hand robotic training device to recover the hand functions of stroke patients. Robotic device: Recovery of the Hand Functions of Stroke Patients - Read more

Olive Oil May Help Prevent Stroke in Older People

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[22/06/2011] It is not only delicious, but maybe also very helpful: A new study suggests that consuming olive oil may help prevent a stroke in older people. Olive Oil May Help Prevent Stroke in Older People - Read more

Hormone Improves Long-Term Recovery from Stroke

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[18/05/2011] Scientists have discovered an explanation of how stroke patients can achieve better recovery. A hormone that is associated with the growth hormone system has proved to benefit recovery during the later phases of rehabilitation after a stroke. Hormone Improves Long-Term Recovery from Stroke - Read more

Stroke: New Sensor Glove May Help Patients Recover Mobility

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[11/05/2011] People who have strokes are often left with moderate to severe physical impairments. Now, thanks to a glove developed at McGill University, stroke patients may be able to recover hand motion by playing video games.Stroke: New Sensor Glove May Help Patients Recover Mobility - Read more

Vegetarians: Maybe Lower Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

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[15/04/2011] Loma Linda University study suggests metabolic syndrome with heart disease, diabetes and stroke is significantly less prevalent in vegetarians.Vegetarians: Maybe Lower Risk of Metabolic Syndrome - Read more

 
 

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