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Toxin injections prove useful for spasticity after stroke

...ity. They were personal hygiene, dressing, pain or limb position all of which can be affected by a spastic or "frozen" limb. The rating was done at the initiation of the trial and at six weeks, at which time 40 of the 64 participants in the botulinum toxin type A group reported improvement in the selecte...

Bone-marrow cell transplantation could save limbs

...p repair damaged circulatory systems in those with limb ischaemia, suggest authors of a trial in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Lower limb ischaemia is due to narrowing of the arteries and is a common condition, which if left untreated can...

Greater incidence of obesity among adults with disabling conditions

...risk for obesity was found among adults with lower limb mobility difficulties, defined as difficulty walking, standing, climbing stairs or requiring the use of a mobility aid such as a cane or a walker. Further analysis found this same group was also not likely to have received exercise counseling from th...

Vision loss and driving performance, stroke and physical impairment

...ndurance after stroke. Motor deficits of the lower limb and decreased balance contribute to the distance an adult with stroke can walk in 6 minutes. Changes in pulse and systolic blood pressure suggest that the walk test does provide a clinical measure of fitness for adults with stroke. Remote monitori...

Promising new treatment preserves bone mass in mice; May help women and men with osteoporosis

...nd spinal bone mineral density (BMD). In the hind limb of the estren-treated female mice the BMD appeared to be greater than that in either the estradiol-treated or control group, suggesting that estren treatment actually led to the addition of new bone. In male mice the estren was as effective as the s...

Womens stroke symptoms differ from mens, often arent 'traditional' signs, study finds

...ntraditional symptoms like headache, face pain and limb pain; disorientation and change in consciousness; various neurologic symptoms like hiccups, nausea and general weakness; and symptoms that aren't likely to be neurologic, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and palpitations. The findings showed ...

Bone marrow cell transplant treats clogged leg arteries

...or a dangerous lack of blood flow, called critical limb ischemia, which can be treated by revascularization (such as angioplasty) or amputation. Bone marrow cells are promising for this type of therapy because they have the natural ability to supply endothelial progenitor cells, says Masaki, an associate...

Internet weight loss program effective among adults at risk for diabetes

...abetes, which is the main cause of kidney failure, limb amputations and new onset blindness in adults, and a major cause of heart disease and stroke. Participants were randomly assigned to either of two treatment groups: a basic Internet program and the basic program coupled with e-mail counseling. (The W...

FDA approves Baxters ADVATE for the treatment of hemophilia A

...d infections, chills, hot flashes, diarrhea, lower limb edema, sweating, nausea, pain in the upper abdomen or lower chest, prolonged bleeding after post-operative drain removal, decreased red blood cell count, joint swelling and shortness of breath. Non-serious, but severe related adverse events include:...

'Shaping' technique found effective and efficient in stroke rehab

...training, repetition and working with the affected limb makes progress and helps the brain to adapt." Sha...ing is applicable to patients at various levels of limb recovery, its success without constraints doesn't mean that constraints are irrelevant. The combinat...

Gastric bypass surgery resolves or improves diabetes in most patients, reports Pittsburgh study

...l segment of intestines by constructing a Y-shaped limb of small bowel. Patients lose weight because there is a decrease in caloric intake resulting from the reduced reservoir capacity of the small stomach pouch. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, in which the body is unable to properly ...

Imagining movement of affected limbs aids stroke rehabilitation

...ce, resulting in a reflection of the affected left limb moving about successfully in space. Participants were instructed to "imagine the reflected limb actually is your limb moving about." Results showed that performance of the affected limb improved ...

Simpler, cheaper way to make and fit prosthetics developed

...mportant and difficult part of making a prosthetic limb is the socket, the part of the prosthetic that fits against the stump of the remaining part of the limb. Traditionally, this requires the expertise of a specially trained prosthetist. A plaster cast of the stump is made and then filled with plaster t...

Call to reduce medical risks to refugees on repatriation

...ydration, measures should be undertaken to prevent limb thrombosis," write the authors. In addition they suggest that the level of oxygen in the refugees' blood should be tested, to check whether they would benefit from the provision of supplementary oxygen. The authors also highlight the possible transmi...

UK trial results on value of cannabis for multiple sclerosis patients

...tively as possible, the actual physical changes in limb spasticity in MS patients, and we found no evidence of this. "Although we based the study around spasticity, we also wanted to capture any treatment effects among the other important symptoms described by people with MS. When patients were asked to d...

Study finds subtle brain damage in some HIV patients on drug therapy

...tal and physical response time and sluggishness in limb movement. These symptoms can progress to a severe disorder known as HIV dementia, an advanced stage of neurological damage that, before the advent of antiretroviral drug therapy, afflicted some 20 percent of HIV patients. These patients experienced s...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for December 2003 (first issue)

...al arousals such as sighs, startles, and thrashing limb movements precede full arousal. They noted that complete arousals include both autonomic and cortical activation. Alternatively, subcortical or autonomic activation with no cortical involvement represents an incomplete arousal reaction. They point...

Lose weight fast the ESA way!

...luding improving therapy for patients with loss of limb sensitivity and improving telerobotics systems." Weightlessness seems to pass slowly, but the overall sickness-free flight time went all too quickly and the A-300 came down shortly before 13:00. The 12 teams expressed their satisfaction, then starte...

Many parents, teens unaware of an 'optional' but valuable vaccine

...ffer hearing loss, seizures, mental retardation or limb amputation. The contagious disease is most likely to strike infants under the age of one--for whom the current vaccine is, unfortunately, not effective. The infection may also affect older children and adults in close proximity to one another. Outbre...

Most people with diabetes do not meet treatment goals

... Diabetes is the main cause of kidney failure, limb amputations, and new onset blindness in adults and is a major cause of heart disease and stroke. Many clinical trials have proven that these complications can be dramatically reduced with good control of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol...

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