The Possible Effect of Oxytocin in Post-Partum Recovery from a Stroke: A Case Report

Pregnancy is a risk factor for stroke in young women, but the effect of delivery on recovery and rehabilitation after stroke has not been elucidated in pregnant stroke patients. This case report presents a pregnant stroke patient who recovered successfully after cesarean delivery during rehabilitation. The possible effect of oxytocin is discussed as a factor promoting recovery from stroke.
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Source: Polish Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research
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Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use risks Source Type: blogs
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Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Policy Medical Practice Ameya Kulkarni Global Health Maternal mortality public health Source Type: blogs
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Source: African Journal of Reproductive Health - Category: African Health Tags: Afr J Reprod Health Source Type: research
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Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Mother, Fetus, Neonate Source Type: research
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Source: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research
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