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Good News For Rural Stroke Patients: Virtual Stroke Care Appears Cost-Effective by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Sep 2011 7:57am For those who have experienced stroke / brain injury… as well as their caregivers… you all know how lonely and isolating it can be, and getting help can be a real problem. Just knowing you need help — what kind, to what extent, what to do… what to do?! — can be a problem. Now, there’s a program called telestroke that has been tested. Th ... Read on »
Many Stroke Patients Discontinue Meds After 3 Months by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 13 Oct 2010 6:53am “These stroke meds are critical for many survivors to help prevent secondary stroke.  What’s going on here with almost a 25% non compliance rate?” - DP Dansereau, MS,PT  for know-stroke.org According to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center  at least a quarter of patients who have suffered a strok ... Read on »
Stroke Education Program Improves Medication Knowledge and Satisfaction among Stroke Patients After Hospital Discharge by Medline Plus Posted Fri 07 Dec 2012 10:34pm Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Related MedlinePlus Page: Stroke Read on »
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Could Be Fatal For Stroke Patients! by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Mar 2010 8:29am Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person’s breathing can briefly cease or become blocked numerous times during the night. Sleep apnea occurs frequently among patients with stroke, but whether it is an independent risk factor for mortality is still unknown. In order to understand this relationship better, researchers from Umea Uni ... Read on »
Medical-device maker Saebo Retrains Stroke Patients To Regain Use of Hands and Other parts of the Body by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 16 Jul 2009 11:05pm The products can help both stroke and other other neurologically damaged patients learn how to use their hands and arms again, and Medicare is now approving.  The therapist works with the patient and then it can be used at home as well during the re-training process.  Each device is custom sized for each patient.  After a 2 day training sessi ... Read on »
MRI's Could Detect Early Onset Stroke When Patient Can't by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 16 Mar 2011 9:00am Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRIs, might be able to help physicians figure out if clot-busting drugs will help patients who present with unclear-onset or “wake-up strokes,” a new study finds. Researchers in South Korea used MRIs to screen 430 patients who were either uncertain of when their stroke symptoms began or who woke up while a s ... Read on »
Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Walk, Even After 6 Months by HealthFinder Posted Fri 11 Feb 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink Comparison study found intense training at home as good as high-tech treadmill device. ... Read on »
Gaming glove may help stroke patients recover by Robert D. M. Patient Expert Posted Sun 01 May 2011 2:22pm Gaming glove may help stroke patients recover by Tim Hornyak (Credit: McGill University) In addition to shaking hands with a robot to regain motor skills, stroke patients may be able to retrain their brains and recover hand motion by playing video games with a sensor glove developed at McGill University. Mech ... Read on »
Medical War Against the Elderly: British Medical Journal Reveals Undertreatment of Elderly Stroke Patients by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Sat 18 Apr 2009 12:12am The UK's medical war against the elderly (especially the frail) seems undeniable. First, there was age-based rationing at the NHS. Then, a nurse whistle blower lost her nursing license for publicly telling the truth about elder neglect at a hospital. Now, the British Medical Journal reveals that elderly stroke patients ... Read on »
Stem cell shot helps stroke patients recover: Study by stuart Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Mar 2010 12:00am NOT directly pertaining to Multiple Sclerosis, but still a step in the right direction Information was provided by a few of our e-list members from India: New Delhi: A single shot of 100 million bone marrow stem cells is helping severe stroke patients return back to normal life! Given within a month of suffer ... Read on »