Navigation Links
Brain Stimulation Might Help Stroke Patients With Swallowing Problems
Date:3/25/2011

FRIDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Electrical stimulation of the brain could help stroke patients avoid potentially dangerous problems with swallowing, preliminary research indicates.

The treatment has only been tested in a small number of patients and needs further exploration. Still, the findings published online March 24 in the journal Stroke are "encouraging," said Dr. Larry B. Goldstein, director of the Duke Stroke Center at Duke University Medical Center.

An estimated 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year in the United States, and most of them survive, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But many lose some of their ability to swallow, a problem known as dysphagia.

"Post-stroke swallowing difficulty is an important problem. Up to half of stroke patients studied have dysfunctional swallowing, and up to a third of these patients aspirate, swallowing material that enters the windpipe rather than going into the stomach," Goldstein explained. "This can cause pneumonia, which can prolong hospitalization, interfere with recovery or increase the chances of dying."

In the new study, researchers mildly stimulated the brains of patients through electrodes placed on the scalp. The idea is to boost activity in certain parts of the brain.

Patients who received the treatment had an easier time swallowing than patients who didn't. Eighty-six percent of patients who received the treatment improved their swallowing by at least two points on a seven-point scale, while only 43 percent of other patients did.

The 14 patients in the study had all suffered strokes between one and seven days earlier, and were being treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

"Further studies are warranted to refine this promising intervention by exploring effects of stimulation parameters, frequency of stimulation, and timing of the intervention in improving swallowing functi
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UCSF, UC Berkeley join forces to advance frontier of brain repair
2. NeuroImage: Multiplexing in the visual brain
3. Steroid May Help Cut Pneumonia Risk After Brain Trauma
4. Bilingual neurons may reveal the secrets of brain disease
5. Rat Study Sheds Light on How Alcohol Affects Young Brain
6. Self-administered light therapy may improve cognitive function after traumatic brain injury
7. Brains of Phonetics Experts Differ From Those of General Public
8. Unprecedented view of protein folding may help develop brain disease therapies
9. Brain injuries rise sharply in minor hockey after bodychecking rules relaxed: Study
10. Single gene defect causes brain tumor
11. New mouse model explains common pediatric brain tumor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Brain Stimulation Might Help Stroke Patients With Swallowing Problems
(Date:9/23/2014)... (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 AmerisourceBergen’s ... Canadian specialty market, is now providing U.S. manufacturers ... new 160,000-square-foot distribution center coupled with its fully-licensed ... healthcare industry has historically been difficult for smaller ... government regulation complexities. As a result of these ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 23, 2014 The print component of ... Metro, with a circulation of approximately 327,720 copies and ... distributed nationally through a vast social media strategy and ... outlets. To explore the digital version of the campaign, ... exclusive interview with Michael Landsberg, host of TSN’s Off ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 Antibiotics revolutionized health ... bacteria that once killed thousands of people. But ... strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are popping up more ... the current shortage of new antibiotics and discusses ... answers the question: Why should you finish your ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Ind. -- Contrary to what is often assumed about ... new study from The Kinsey Institute has found that ... are sexually active as often as singles without children ... children. , The study, "Dating and Sexual Behavior Among ... was published online in the Journal of Sex ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... SC (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 On September ... by Keith Simmons for an episode. Simmons is the founder ... Deierlein believed the audience would like to know. At the ... get the idea to start this magazine?” Simmons replied by ... advertising sales person. In 2005, I quit that and decided ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AmerisourceBergen Paves Path to Canadian Markets 2Health News:AmerisourceBergen Paves Path to Canadian Markets 3Health News:‘Sick, not weak’: Mediaplanet’s "Mental Health” Campaign Dispels Stigmas and Bolsters Support for the One in Five Canadians Suffering Mental Illness 2Health News:Kinsey study of single parents' dating, sexual activity contradicts assumptions 2Health News:My Positive Perspective Airs Episode With the Founder of Traveler of Charleston Magazine 2
... scientists have been chosen from a highly competitive field ... Merck Sharp & Dohme and Advance to boost the ... Antisense Therapeutics Ltd (ASX code: ANP) Research Director Dr ... have been selected as joint winners of the 2008 ...
... important international relationships is top of the agenda ... Dr Raisa Monteiro, when she meets with leading ... One of two Australian life scientists chosen from ... prestigious 2008 Advancing BioBusiness Award, Russian-born Dr Monteiro ...
... anemia in expectant mothers and spinal birth defects in newborns, the ... has now been shown to blunt the damaging effects of heart ... In a new study, an international team of heart experts at ... daily of folate, also known as folic acid or vitamin B9, ...
... Solution for ... Employers, ... believe the future of managing health care costs lies in,helping their ... Seventh Annual Tri-State Area Employee,Benefit Survey., Cowden Associates, the region,s ...
... US$1.75 million of new available funds -, ... Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian,biopharmaceutical company, ... under the agreement to repay US$1.75 million of ... Laurus Master Funds),in common shares., The conversion ...
... ROLLA, Mo., March 27 While today,s shaky economy ... has been an,exception. In fact, there is currently a ... positions. Furthermore, according to the latest,projections from the U.S. ... replacement nurses will be needed by 2014 -- and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Rising Australian biotech stars set to connect on the world stage 2Health News:DendriMed scientist seeks to fast-track success 2Health News:Folate scores a win in animal studies: Brief, high doses of B vitamin blunt damage from heart attack 2Health News:Folate scores a win in animal studies: Brief, high doses of B vitamin blunt damage from heart attack 3Health News:Folate scores a win in animal studies: Brief, high doses of B vitamin blunt damage from heart attack 4Health News:Survey Highlights Ongoing Shift To Wellness to Manage Health Care Costs 2Health News:Survey Highlights Ongoing Shift To Wellness to Manage Health Care Costs 3Health News:Bioniche Converts a Portion of its Debt to Equity 2Health News:NurseAuction.com Aims to Alleviate Nurse Shortage with Online Nurse Bidding 2
(Date:9/23/2014)... , Sept. 23, 2014  SiteOne Therapeutics Inc. today ... financing. Led by Sears Capital Management and Biobrit LLC, ... Zakrzewski , the $1.5 million financing positions SiteOne to ... pain and to further develop its technology platform for ... In conjunction with the financing, Lowell ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... According to the new ... Ultrasound, Irreversible Electroporation, Cryotherapy, Microwave), Application (General & ... Forecasts to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, studies the global ... 2014 to 2019. The market is expected to ... 9.6% from 2014 to 2019. Browse ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... , Sept. 23, 2014 CASI Pharmaceuticals, ... dedicated to the acquisition, development and commercialization of innovative ... the global market with a primary focus on ... Rajesh C. Shrotriya , MD, Chairman and Chief Executive ... Directors.  The appointment was made in connection with the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SiteOne Therapeutics Completes $1.5M Initial Round of Equity Financing, Secures $1.4M NIH Grant 2SiteOne Therapeutics Completes $1.5M Initial Round of Equity Financing, Secures $1.4M NIH Grant 3Ablation Technologies Market Worth $3.81 Billion by 2019 2Ablation Technologies Market Worth $3.81 Billion by 2019 3Ablation Technologies Market Worth $3.81 Billion by 2019 4CASI Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment Of Rajesh C. Shrotriya, MD To The Board Of Directors 2CASI Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment Of Rajesh C. Shrotriya, MD To The Board Of Directors 3CASI Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment Of Rajesh C. Shrotriya, MD To The Board Of Directors 4
... 2010 Diopsys, Inc. today announced the development of ... (SD-OCT) images to assist ophthalmologists and optometrists in diagnosing ... SD-OCT is an imaging technique used to ... Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) which can help them diagnose ...
... 20, 2010 A small Midwest college that is producing ... a $35 million grant from Lilly Endowment to launch a ... northern Indiana, has a Nobel Laureate in chemistry, the inventor ... and the first female commissioner of the U.S. Food and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Software for Improving the Analysis of OCT Images 2Manchester College Receives $35 Million Grant From Lilly Endowment for School of Pharmacy 2Manchester College Receives $35 Million Grant From Lilly Endowment for School of Pharmacy 3
... Finntip Filters are ideal for ... or for any work where ... are designed for pipetting DNA/RNA ... and other. For applications requiring ...
Inquire...
... aerosol contamination, which causes ... PCR. Hydrophobic, nonwicking and ... can pass through these ... contrast to tips with ...
... offer a safe alternative to using positive ... applications such as PCR(a), pipetting radioactive materials ... are excellent for tissue culture, gel loading, ... prevent aerosol contaminants and liquids from reaching ...
Medicine Products: