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Virtual Reality: A Helping Hand After Stroke

Posted 15 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 – Virtual reality games have shown promise as a treatment for pain and the aftermath of trauma. Now, a new study finds the therapy can also help stroke patients recover some use of their arms and hands. Playing these games was as effective as adding extra physical therapy to routine stroke rehabilitation, the researchers said. But, "it is not a question of choosing one thing over the other, rather of having different training alternatives to provide variation," said study author Iris Brunner. She is an associate professor with the University of Aarhus and Hammel Neurocenter, in Denmark. "Virtual reality cannot replace physical therapy. But it can be experienced as a game, motivating patients to do an extra treatment session," she explained. Researchers are exploring a variety of medical uses for virtual reality. It's being used to reduce pain, control phobias ... Read more

Related support groups: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Intracranial Hemorrhage

Nursing Home Often Only Option for Single Men After Stroke

Posted 3 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 – It's a frequent occurrence: A single, childless older man without a designated caregiver suffers a debilitating stroke, and is sent to a nursing home for the remainder of his life. New research shows that male seniors who find themselves in this situation have triple the odds of being sent to a nursing home within five years of their attack, compared to men with a caregiver. A similar risk wasn't seen for women. The study "highlights older adults as being vulnerable to the loss of independent living if they cannot identify anyone to care for them," said study author Justin Blackburn, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "This is particularly true for older men, who may be unable to access or reluctant to use formal services delivered within their home or community," Blackburn said. He spoke in a news release from the Journal of the American Geriatrics ... Read more

Related support groups: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Intracranial Hemorrhage

Stroke Rates Drop for U.S. Men, But Not Women

Posted 10 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2017 – The overall rate of strokes is declining in the United States, but appears to be going down mostly in men, a new study finds. "Our findings suggest that the decreases in rates of stroke over time are primarily driven by decreased stroke rates in men," said lead researcher Dr. Tracy Madsen. That makes doctors wonder why American women aren't seeing the same benefits from stroke prevention. "It may be that stroke prevention strategies are not as effective in women compared with men; for example, future research should investigate the possibility that stroke risk factors like elevated blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes are more severe or are not controlled as well in women," Madsen said. Madsen is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, in Rhode Island. "Stroke is a debilitating yet preventable ... Read more

Related support groups: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis, Intracranial Hemorrhage

'Smart' Robot Technology Could Give Stroke Rehab a Boost

Posted 19 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 – Scientists say they have developed a "smart" robotic harness that might make it easier for people to learn to walk again after a stroke or spinal cord injury. The harness, the researchers said, can be fine-tuned to individual patients to help them find a more natural walking pattern as they go through rehabilitation. In early tests with 26 patients recovering from a spinal cord injury or stroke, the technology looked promising, according to a new report. In general, the study found, the system allowed patients to move with a more natural gait, and better balance and coordination. The researchers also saw immediate effects among five spinal cord injury patients. Right after an hour of training with the harness, the patients were able to move more easily using their usual assist devices, such as crutches or a walker. Right now, rehab is often done the ... Read more

Related support groups: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Prevention of Falls

Wider Smiles Aren't the Most Pleasing

Posted 28 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 – Less is probably more when it comes to a convincing smile, a new study finds. More than 800 people were shown a series of 3D computer-animated smiles and asked to rate them. The smiles differed in features such as amount, mouth angle, symmetry and how many teeth were shown. Bigger smiles that showed more teeth tended to be rated as less effective, genuine or pleasant. Successful smiles were those with a pleasing balance of teeth, mouth angle and amount of smile, the investigators found. The study team – led by Nathaniel Helwig from the University of Minnesota – also found that smiles were rated as more successful if they developed symmetrically on the left and right side of the face. The findings could help guide facial reanimation surgery and rehabilitation for people with stroke and other medical conditions that affect facial expressions, the researchers ... Read more

Related support groups: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Intracranial Hemorrhage

Horse Therapy Could Rein In Stroke's Damage Years Later

Posted 15 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 – It may not be for everyone, but a new study suggests that the smooth stride of a gentle horse may help stroke survivors regain lost mobility and balance years after their brain attack. "I don't think we're ready to say that once you've reached the last phase of stroke recovery, you should get on a horse," said Dr. Daniel Lackland, a spokesperson for the American Stroke Association. But, it's "exciting" that many of these patients saw improvements with therapies "outside of what's available in traditional stroke rehabilitation," he added. None of the stroke survivors in the study had severe disabilities, but they did have lingering problems with essential functions like balance, walking and memory. Researchers found that two unconventional therapies – horseback riding and music-and-rhythm therapy – seemed to help many of these patients. Lackland also pointed ... Read more

Related support groups: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Intracranial Hemorrhage

Cirrhosis Could Raise Stroke Risk

Posted 5 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 – Cirrhosis – a stiffening of liver tissue that's often tied to excessive drinking of alcohol – may also raise an older person's odds for a stroke, a new study suggests. "In a nationally representative sample of elderly patients with vascular risk factors, cirrhosis was associated with an increased risk of stroke, particularly hemorrhagic stroke," wrote a team led by Dr. Neal Parikh, of Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Hemorrhagic or "bleeding" stroke comprises about 13 percent of strokes and occurs when a blood vessel ruptures, according to the American Stroke Association. The majority of strokes (87 percent) are ischemic – meaning they are caused by clots. In the new study, Parikh's team tracked 2008-2014 data for more than 1.6 million Medicare patients older than 66. The research showed that while just over 1 percent ... Read more

Related support groups: Ischemic Stroke, Cirrhosis, Alcohol Dependence, Transient Ischemic Attack, Alcoholism, Liver and Pancreatic Disease, Alcoholic Cirrhosis, Alcoholic Liver Damage, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Acute Alcohol Intoxication

Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care

Posted 25 May 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 – U.S. hospitals differ greatly in how often they move new stroke patients from treatment to comfort or hospice care, researchers report. Comfort care refers to medical care designed to ease suffering for a patient near death. "End-of-life and palliative care plays an important role with stroke, since the death rate is high, yet there has been limited data on the transition from treatment to comfort care," said study author Dr. Shyam Prabhakaran. He is a professor of neurology and medical social sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Prabhakaran and his colleagues analyzed data from nearly 1 million people treated for stroke in 1,675 hospitals between 2009 and 2013. About 55,000 had doctor's orders for comfort care only. Overall, 5.6 percent of the patients were moved to comfort care only. But the rate varied widely among ... Read more

Related support groups: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Intracranial Hemorrhage

Speed Is Key When a Stroke Strikes

Posted 12 May 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 – Every 40 seconds someone in America has a stroke. But fast action and quick treatment can save lives and reduce disability. "Stroke statistics are alarming. It's the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of serious adult disabilities," said Dr. Randolph Marshall, chief of the stroke division at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. "The most effective method in saving a stroke victim's life is to diagnose and treat immediately after a stroke occurs," said Dr. Matthew Fink, neurologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Both hospitals are in New York City. "Strokes kill nearly 133,000 people a year. The good news is that approximately 80 percent of strokes can be prevented," Marshall said in a NewYork-Presbyterian news release. As part of Stroke Awareness Month, the two experts ... Read more

Related support groups: Smoking, Ischemic Stroke, Smoking Cessation, Transient Ischemic Attack, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis, Intracranial Hemorrhage

More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study

Posted 10 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 – Strokes are typically associated with the elderly, but new research suggests that strokes are increasingly happening to Americans under 65. The study looked at a sample of data from some U.S. stroke hospitalizations. From 2003 to 2004 in this sample, more than 141,000 people from 18 to 65 were admitted to hospitals for stroke. By 2011 to 2012, that number had risen to more than 171,000, researchers found. "Our results stress the importance of prevention of stroke risk factors in younger adults," said lead author Dr. Mary George. She's a senior medical officer with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's division of heart disease and stroke prevention. "Young adults, ages 18 to 54, are experiencing a small but sustained increase in stroke and in the prevalence of traditional stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high ... Read more

Related support groups: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis, Diagnosis and Investigation, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Head Imaging

Study Ties Some Migraines to Artery Tears in Neck, Raising Stroke Risk

Posted 7 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 – Some younger adults who suffer migraines may be at risk for tears in their neck arteries, which can increase the chances of a stroke, a new study suggests. Exactly what triggers these vessel tears is not clear, the researchers added. However, study author Dr. Alessandro Pezzini stressed that the probability that migraine sufferers would develop this condition – called arterial dissection – is still quite low. "Overall, migraine is a benign condition in the great majority of affected individuals," said Pezzini, a professor of neurology at the Universita degli Studi di Brescia in Italy. Of the nearly 2,500 stroke patients studied, aged 18 to 45, only 13 percent had strokes related to neck artery tears. This group was more likely to have high cholesterol, diabetes or be current smokers. When the researchers looked closer at the pattern of migraines linked with ... Read more

Related support groups: Migraine, Migraine Prevention, Migraine Prophylaxis, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Trochleitis

For Stroke Survivors, Exercise Is Good for the Brain: Review

Posted 23 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 – A structured exercise program can help stroke survivors recover not only physically but mentally as well, a new review says. The analysis of 13 clinical trials found that exercise therapy was generally good for stroke patients' "cognition." Cognition refers to vital mental processes such as thinking, learning, understanding and remembering. A stroke, which cuts off blood flow to the brain, can impair those abilities. The findings bolster what experts have long believed: Exercise can aid stroke recovery in multiple ways. "This isn't new," said Daniel Lackland, a spokesman for the American Stroke Association who was not involved in the research. "We've known that exercise is good after a stroke." But, he said, the findings offer more clarity on exactly what works. They suggest, for example, that a combination of moderate aerobic exercise and training in ... Read more

Related support groups: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis, Diagnosis and Investigation, Intracranial Hemorrhage

Bleeding Strokes Take Heavy Toll on Brain

Posted 23 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 – Survivors of the most deadly type of stroke face a higher risk for developing depression and dementia, new research suggests. Often called "bleeding strokes," hemorrhagic strokes occur when a blood vessel ruptures and leaks blood into the brain. Conversely, the more common ischemic stroke happens after a blood vessel is blocked in the brain. "Our study changes the way we look at depression after a hemorrhagic stroke," said study author Dr. Alessandro Biffi, a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. "Depression is not just an isolated phenomenon following a hemorrhagic stroke," said Biffi, who is also director of the hospital's Aging and Brain Health Research Group. "It may identify those who are likely to develop dementia, and this is important when these patients are evaluated, particularly in outpatient care settings," he said. Biffi and ... Read more

Related support groups: High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Type 2, Hypertension, Insulin Resistance, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertensive Emergency, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Hypertensive Heart Disease, Head Imaging

After Wives Suffer Stroke, Husbands Adapt to Caregiving Role

Posted 22 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 – Being thrust into the role of caring for a spouse or partner who's had a stroke can be terribly unsettling. But in a small study, men reported more successes than problems in their first year of caregiving. A majority of men in the study (54 percent) worked full-time while caring for their spouse and assuming household tasks, such as cooking, cleaning and paying the bills. They spent two to 16 hours a day giving care, the study found. Despite the upheaval to their lives, the men seemed to rise to the occasion, the researchers reported. "Their successes were building blocks in supporting their partners and, in most cases, the successes made their relationships stronger," said Linda Pierce, the study's lead author. Pierce is a professor at the University of Toledo College of Nursing. In the United States, more women than men have strokes each year. It is the ... Read more

Related support groups: Anxiety and Stress, Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Intracranial Hemorrhage

A Lengthy, Stable Marriage May Boost Stroke Survival

Posted 14 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 – Stroke patients may have better odds of surviving if they're in a long-term stable marriage, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 2,300 stroke sufferers, those who'd been "continuously" married had a better chance of surviving – versus both lifelong singles and people who'd been divorced or widowed. The long-term marrieds' outlook was better even compared to people who'd gotten remarried after divorcing or losing a spouse. The reasons for the findings aren't completely clear, and the study doesn't prove a cause-and-effect relationship. But researchers said the study highlights the potential importance of "social support" in stroke recovery. "This implies that the support of a lifelong partner has benefits," said Dr. Ralph Sacco, a professor of neurology at the University of Miami and a past president of the American Heart Association. ... Read more

Related support groups: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Intracranial Hemorrhage

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