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High Intensity Step Training Boosts Stroke Survivors Walking Skills

High Intensity Step Training Boosts Stroke Survivors Walking Skills

High-intensity step training that mimics real-world conditions may better improve walking ability in stroke survivors compared to traditional, low-impact training, according to new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. “People who suffer strokes often have difficulty walking and impaired balance. Stroke traditionally focuses Rehabilitation after a stroke traditionally focuses on patients practicing low-intensity walking; usually only…

Women Have Worse Health Related Quality Of Life Than Men

Quality Of Life In Men Is Good Than Women

After a stroke, women are known to have a worse health relate quality of life than men; both in the short term and long term. Now a study gives some insight into why, and what can be done to alter the aftermath. The findings, publish Thursday in the journal Stroke, suggest women have a lower post-stroke quality of…

Association For Diabetes, Strokes Risk Varies By Age

Association For Diabetes, Strokes Risk Varies By Age

The magnitude of the association of diabetes with strokes risk varies by age, race, and sex, according to a study publish online Aug in Diabetes Care. Gargya Malla, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues examine age, race, and sex differences in the diabetes stroke association in the Reasons for Geographic…

Regulating Blood Supply To Limbs Improves Stroke Recovery

Regulating Blood Supply To Limbs Improves Stroke Recovery

Cutting off and then restoring blood supply to a limb following a stroke reduces tissue damage and swelling and improves functional recovery, according to a new study in mice published in JNeurosci. The simple, noninvasive technique could be develop into a treatment for stroke patients of varying severity. The stroke recovery Remote ischemic limb conditioning utilizes…

Researchers Find The Silent Strokes Common After Surgery

Researchers Find The Silent Strokes Common After Surgery

Canadian researchers have discovered that covert or silent strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive decline one year later. While an overt stroke causes obvious symptoms, such as weakness in one arm or speech problems that last more than a day, a covert stroke is…

The Intensive Care Unit Were Often Uncomfortable With Clinical Issues

The Intensive Care Unit Were Often Uncomfortable With Clinical Issues

New team based model for intensive care unit (ICU) pharmacists, developed by Rutgers and RWJBarnabas Health System, resolves a common dilemma for hospitals and improves care for critically ill patients. Many intensive care units include a team of general practice pharmacists, supplemented by one who specializes in critical care. Intensive care unit Typically, only the…

Anxiety

Risk For Anxiety Is More In Younger stroke survivors

Anxiety is common after stroke and transient ischemic attacks. TIAs typically resolve quickly and do not cause permanent damage. They are called mini-strokes or warning strokes because they can foreshadow a full stroke. Few stroke studies have explored anxiety predictors, especially among survivors who previously lacked signs of depression. The new research found 22% of…

New Method Of Assessing Severity Of Children's Brain Injuries

New Method Of Assessing Severity Of Children’s Brain Injuries

A team of international scientists, including Melbourne researchers, has find blood samples can help gauge the severity of children’s brain injuries, indicating which children will recover and which will need ongoing support. The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), working with Canadian scientists; analyse blood from 158 children who present with head injuries at children’s hospitals in…

Persistent Inflammation In Sepsis Survivors Linked To Mortality Rates

Persistent Inflammation In Sepsis Survivors Linked To Mortality Rates

One out of four sepsis patients who survive their hospital stay have elevated levels of inflammation a year after discharge; also they are at higher risk for major health problems and death, according to a study led by physician scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System.…

Telestroke To Treat People Suffering From Stroke

Telestroke To Treat People Suffering From Stroke

Telestroke; In this study doctors have about three hours to administer the most effective treatment for the most common type of stroke. If they miss that window, recovery becomes questionable, and survival rates plummet. Amelia Adcock, associate director of the West Virginia University Stroke Center, is customizing an app that helps first responders in West…

Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injuries Have Higher Suicide Risk

Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injuries Have Higher Suicide Risk

Military veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more than twice as likely to die by suicide compared with veterans without such a diagnosis, according to a newly publish study by researchers led by faculty from the CU School of Medicine. Retrospective, cohort study. Cox proportional hazards models were fit accounting for…