Navigation Links
Oxygen Therapy Spurs Recovery in Some Stroke Patients
Date:1/23/2013

By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers in Israel report that they harnessed the same type of therapy that helps scuba divers recover from the bends to spur recovery in stroke survivors.

The treatment, known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, involves closing the patient in a room with higher-than-normal air pressure, then delivering oxygen to rejuvenate damaged brain cells, called neurons. Oxygen levels in the body are increased tenfold with this therapy, the researchers said.

The 59 patients in the study showed differing levels of recovery, but some improvements were dramatic.

One 61-year-old woman who could not bathe, dress or climb stairs without help after suffering a stroke a year earlier was able to not only bathe and dress on her own, but also was able to shop and cook independently, the researchers said.

Another participant, this one a 62-year-old woman who had had a stroke 14 months earlier, regained lost language and reading skills and was able to walk, climb stairs and eat on her own. Before the stroke, she needed help with all of these activities.

Stroke from either a clot or a bleed in the brain can result in problems with mobility, loss of reading and speaking ability, and the inability to complete some of the most basic tasks of daily life, such as bathing, dressing and walking.

It is the leading cause of disability among adults in the United States.

Physical, speech and occupational therapy can help with recovery in the early weeks and months after a stroke, but many patients still don't fully recover their abilities.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is currently approved in the United States for decompression sickness (the bends), wound healing, carbon monoxide poisoning, skin grafts and thermal burns, among other applications, said the study's author, Dr. Shai Efrati, a faculty member at Tel Aviv's Sackler School of Medicine. '/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Oxygen Therapy Prompts Recovery in Some Stroke Patients
2. Benefits of higher oxygen, breathing device persist after infancy
3. Oxygen Treatment May Improve the Odds for Extreme Preemies
4. Oxygen Deprivation in the Womb May Raise ADHD Risk
5. Study finds association between oxygen deprivation before birth and ADHD
6. Should hyperbaric oxygen therapy be used to treat combat-related mild traumatic brain injury?
7. COPD patients experience poorer sleep quality and lower blood oxygen levels
8. Lack of oxygen in cancer cells leads to growth and metastasis
9. New anti-inflammatory drugs pinch off reactive oxygen species at the source
10. Cooling Helps Oxygen-Deprived Newborns: Study
11. Should oxygen be used for patients with chronic heart failure?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Oxygen Therapy Spurs Recovery in Some Stroke Patients
(Date:8/21/2014)... many people, finding motivation to exercise is a challenge. Thankfully, ... approach of Zombies, Run!one of more than 31,000 health and ... growing number of apps that use games to increase physical ... fitness app makers looking to cash in to help people ... exercise remains to be seen. , "It,s just been assumed ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced ... specialized breast screening at a network of community breast ... in late November, MD Anderson will become the exclusive ... Memorial Hermann,s 10 breast care centers, located in Memorial ... Over time, the network will expand to Memorial Hermann,s ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... News) -- Black mothers are less likely than white ... reason why: Hospitals in neighborhoods with many black residents ... with more white residents, a U.S. government study finds. ... common in medical centers where the black population is ... Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. These practices ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... A combination of therapy and antidepressants appears to best ... study reports. Four out of five people suffering ... full recovery when treated with cognitive therapy plus antidepressant ... combination didn,t work much better than drugs alone in ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Seattle, WA chiropractors Dr. Lincoln ... Chiropractic and Massage Center have recently welcomed two ... Rina Lang, LMP and Mike Larios, LMP have specialized ... techniques, and have developed their expertise working in a ... important in a clinical environment where massage is used ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Playing hunger games: Are gamified health apps putting odds in your favor? 2Health News:MD Anderson and Memorial Hermann to operate breast screening network across Houston area 2Health News:Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests 2Health News:Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression 2Health News:Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression 3Health News:Seattle’s Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center Is Pleased to Introduce Rina Lang and Mike Larios as New Members of Its Massage Therapy Team 2Health News:Seattle’s Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center Is Pleased to Introduce Rina Lang and Mike Larios as New Members of Its Massage Therapy Team 3
... , , STEWARTVILLE, Minn., July ... results for its third quarter ended June 30, 2009. , , ... $8,241,000 for the third quarter of last year. The Company also reported ... to net income of $312,000 or $.02 per diluted share for the same ...
... July 30 An estimated 700,100 residents in Nebraska could lose ... bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable ... The Heritage Foundation . , , ... a highly respected health care policy and management consulting firm, to ...
... , WASHINGTON, JULY 30 An estimated 4.1 million residents ... House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The ... by The Heritage Foundation . , , ... highly respected health care policy and management consulting firm, to examine the ...
... , , UNION CITY, Calif., ... company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, today reported financial results for the first ... Record quarterly highlights include: , , Revenues of $29.6 ... Veterinary market sales of $21.8 million, up 31% over last year,s comparable quarter. ...
... Study shows they,re at increased risk of psychological distress ... Cancer survivors are more likely than their healthy peers ... depression, even a decade after treatment ends, new research ... time of diagnosis, unmarried, had less than a high ...
... State Influentials Gather to Discuss the Rising Cost ... , PHILADELPHIA, July 30 Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, the ... series of roundtable discussions focused on increasing access to healthcare and ... The event was held as a part of the company,s ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 2Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 3Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 4Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 5Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 6Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 7Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 8Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 9Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 10Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 11Health News:Thousands of Nebraskans Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows 2Health News:Millions of Pennsylvanians Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows 2Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 2Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 3Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 4Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 5Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 6Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 7Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 8Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 9Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 10Health News:Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends 2Health News:Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends 3Health News:Teva's Forum Draws Key Pennsylvania Healthcare Leaders 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... MELVILLE, N.Y. , Aug. 21, 2014  Henry Schein, ... of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal ... present at two investor conferences in September: , ... New York , NY at 12:50 p.m. ET ... Healthcare Conference in New York , NY at ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) ... consideration payable in connection with its previously announced cash tender ... (1) any and all of its 6.250% Senior Notes due ... a maximum amount of its 6.125% Senior Notes due 2039, ... 2017 (collectively, the "Maximum Tender Offer Notes" and together with ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014   Royal Philips (NYSE: ... has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food ... application for Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation (TAVI) treatments. Through ... with pre-procedural, high-precision positioning to treat aortic stenosis ... is available as part of Philips IntelliSpace ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Henry Schein To Present At Two Investor Conferences In September 2CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 2CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 3CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 4CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 5CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 6Philips receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for TAVI Precision Treatment Planning Application 2Philips receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for TAVI Precision Treatment Planning Application 3
... leading health care supply contracting company, announced today the ... its portfolio of agreements for Cardiac Rhythm Management products. ... provider of medical devices which treat cardiac, neurological and ... of arrhythmia management products, including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators ...
... Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX ), an emerging specialty pharmaceutical ... to present at the BioCentury Future Leaders in the Biotech ... EDT being held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel & Conference ... present an overview of the company. A ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Novation Announces the Addition of St. Jude Medical to the Cardiac Rhythm Management Products Portfolio 2Pacira Pharmaceuticals to Present at BioCentury Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference 2
Tongs...
Bipolar forceps...
... Noise Reduction (ANR)technology, internal to the ... of distracting room,noise, greatly enhancing overall ... different from electronic filtering, which may ... body sounds clinicians need to hear.,Because ...
... INFORM HPV allows the pathologist to visualize ... HPV allows testing on a choice of sample ... ,INFORM HPV cocktails utilize proprietary probe formulations. The ... HPV genotypes 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, ...
Medicine Products: