Robot assisted reach training with an active assistant protocol for long-term upper extremity impairment after stroke: a randomized controlled trial

To assess whether robot-assisted reach training with an active assistant protocol can improve upper extremity function and kinematic performance in chronic stroke survivors.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 16 January 2020Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Cao yuze, Zhang huixue, Lu xiaoyu, Wang Jianjian, Zhang xiaoming, Sun shengnan, Bao zhonglei, Tian wenqi, Ning shangwei, Wang lihua, Cui liyingAbstractThe nucleotide oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptor (NLR) pyrin domain-containing protein 1 (NLRP1) inflammasome has been shown to contribute to brain injury after ischemic stroke. Our previous study showed that microRNA-9a-5p (miR-9a-5p) ameliorates ischemic injury by regulating neuronal autophagy in rats subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) surgery. The aims of this study...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusions: PEG-HCC can improve some parameters of disease in these models and this may be due to a resulting increase in peripheral insulin sensitivity. However, additional studies are needed to elucidate how PEG-HCCs are producing these effects. PMID: 31937152 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Investig Drugs Source Type: research
Most people know about the damaging effects that binge drinking can bring to someone’s life. Loss of enjoyment of life, losing family relationships, financial and career struggles, homelessness, and legal consequences are just the tip of the iceberg. However, it can be more difficult to realize the long-term effect of binge drinking on the body, because you cannot always see it. Frequent binge drinking poses many dangerous health risks, and many of them can lead to death. Facts on Long-Term Effect of Binge Drinking on the Body For men, binge drinking is defined as consuming five or more drinks within about two hour...
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CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study has visualized the effects of stroke lesions on the functional brain networks of individual patients. Consideration of the neurobiologic mechanisms underlying the differences between their connectograms has yielded new hypotheses about differences in the effects of stroke lesions. PMID: 31942767 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The GGT level was significantly associated with cardioembolic stroke via AF. The results obtained in the present study may explain why GGT is associated with stroke. PMID: 31942759 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine the association of the plasma FGF23 concentration with intracranial cerebral atherosclerosis (ICAS) and extracranial cerebral atherosclerosis (ECAS). METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 262 first-ever ischemic stroke patients in whom brain magnetic resonance was performed and a blood sample acquired within 24 h after admission. Plasma FGF23 concentrations were measured using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The presence of ICAS or ECAS was defined as a ≥50% decrease in arterial diameter in magnetic resonance angiography. The burden of cerebral atherosclerosis was calculated by addin...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research
Primary and Stem Cell CultureThis just came across our radar." SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL An eye opener in stroke: Mitochondrial dysfunction and stem cell repair in MCAO induced retinal ischemia "We are always delighted when researchers supplement their cell culture media with ourFetal Bovine Serum (FBS).RPE Cells and MSC Culture Retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE, CRL-4000; ATCC) cells were cultured in Dulbecco ’s Modified Eagle Media/F-12 (DMEM/F-12, 11320033; Gibco) containing 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS; FBS001; Neuromics) and 0.01 mg/ml hygromycin B (10687010; Gibco) in incubator (37 °C humidified, with...
Source: Neuromics - Category: Neuroscience Tags: adult stem cells FBS Fetal Bovine Serum Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells MSCs Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells RPES Source Type: news
Stroke is one of the most important and prevalent causes of morbidity and mortality around the world, with the most common site of vascular lesions being the frontal lobe. Usually, strokes present with motor or speech abnormalities. Depression or other psy...
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Source: Current Opinion in Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE: Edited by Mitchell S.V. Elkind Source Type: research
Purpose of review Stroke and sleep apnea are highly prevalent conditions with a physiologically plausible bidirectional relationship. This review addresses prestroke sleep apnea, wake-up stroke and sleep apnea, and poststroke sleep apnea, with an attempt to highlight research published in the last 18 months. Recent findings Sleep apnea is highly prevalent poststroke. Poststroke sleep apnea is associated with worse poststroke functional and cognitive outcomes and a higher risk of recurrent stroke. Physiologic tests are needed to diagnose sleep apnea in poststroke patients as sleep apnea questionnaires do not perform we...
Source: Current Opinion in Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE: Edited by Mitchell S.V. Elkind Source Type: research
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