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Stroke: charged-up rehab

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Rehab after stroke often means one thing for patients: repeating exercises regularly and often over a longer period. Yet, it is not clear in advance to what degree lost abilities can be restored again. A US and UK study has examined how much the effect of exercises to regain arm function can be improved by electrical stimulation. Learn more about this in our interview.

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Timo Roth
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Interview: Rehab with nerve stimulation
Topic of the Month: An accurate view of blood vessels
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Obtaining an accurate view of blood vessels for surgery

Topic of the Month

Image: A surgeon points at a screen that shows a roughly round shape; Copyright: PantherMedia/pitchayanank.hotmail.com
Surgical intervention is often inevitable when blood vessels become narrowed, blocked, or damaged. Surgeons use stents and medical balloons to open and widen the arteries, suck out the obstructing clots and use a catheter to examine the vessels. Intraoperative cardiovascular imaging is an essential tool to guide the catheters and instruments during the minimally invasive procedures.
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Medical imaging: obtaining an accurate view of blood vessels for surgery
Possibilities of medical imaging
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Wearable technology can help in at-home assessment of myoclonic jerks

Research & Technology, IT systems and IT solutions

A new study by the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital shows that wearable sensor technology can be used to reliably assess the occurrence of myoclonic jerks in patients with epilepsy also in the home environment.
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High-dose gait training with robotic exoskeleton after acute stroke

Research & Technology, Physiotherapy / orthopaedic technology

Preliminary findings by Kessler researchers show that the use of a robotic exoskeleton during inpatient rehabilitation for acute stroke may improve function. Gait training in the robotic exoskeleton can provide high-dose therapy soon after stroke, when it is likely to have its maximal effect on functional ambulation.
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"Greening" biomaterials and scaffolds used in regenerative medicine

Disposables and consumables, Research & Technology

Columbia Engineers develop new “green electrospinning” process that could transform biofabrication, enabling production of nano-biomaterials that is scalable with minimal environmental impact.
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Stroke rehabilitation: regaining arm movement with nerve stimulation

Interview

Image: A female physiotherapist is helping a woman during an exercise with a therapeutic rubber band; Copyright: PantherMedia/photographee.eu
Stroke rehabilitation exercises are essential to regain mobility and strength in the body. Each patient recovers lost skills and function differently. A recent study has now examined how vagus nerve stimulation with electrical impulses during stroke rehab could improve arm mobility.
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Stroke rehabilitation: regaining arm movement with nerve stimulation
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Fitness apps keep us moving

Economy & Markets, IT systems and IT solutions

Self-managed exercise programs have advantages, say Flinders University researchers, who conducted a study to 'weigh up' the psychological and mental health barriers which promote or prevent people from engaging with physical activity apps during the initial COVID-19 lockdown in April-May last year – and perhaps regularly in the future.
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Virtual Reality App against MRI-Related Fear

IT systems and IT solutions, Economy & Markets

"You hear the noises, but they don't bother you at all": Since 2019, the "Pengunaut Trainer" has been preparing children for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations through role play. The app was developed under the leadership of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and the Essen University Hospital (UK Essen).
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Company News, Imaging and diagnostics / medical equipment and devices

Dan Purvis & Tim Carroll Are Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Gulf Coast Area Winners

Velentium

HOUSTON, August 6, 2021 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Velentium Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dan Purvis, and President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Tim Carroll, were...
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