Navigation Links
Prozac May Speed Physical Rehabilitation After Stroke
Date:1/10/2011

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

SUNDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke patients given the antidepressant fluoxetine (best known by the brand name of Prozac) appear to regain more muscle function than other recovering stroke sufferers, French researchers have found.

Not surprisingly, patients on the generic Prozac were also less susceptible to depression after their stroke, the study found.

Paralysis and/or weakness on one side of the body are the most common disabilities after stroke. Earlier trials have suggested that antidepressants might help improve motor recovery after stroke, probably by increasing the level of serotonin in the central nervous system, the researchers explained.

Lead researcher Dr. Francois Chollet said the study "opens a new pathway" in the treatment of the leading form of stroke, in which a blockage in a blood vessel is the cause of the attack. Chollet, from the University Hospital of Toulouse and INSERM, noted that Prozac also appears to target neurons themselves rather than trying to re-open arteries, as many other stroke medications do.

The report is published in the Jan. 9 online edition of The Lancet Neurology.

Stroke is a major cause of death and long-term disability for Americans, so any agent that helps boost functionality is of great benefit. In the new study, Chollet's team randomly assigned 118 ischemic (blockage) stroke patients left with paralysis or weakness on one side of the body to either 20 milligrams of generic Prozac or placebo per day starting 5 to 10 days after their stroke.

After three months of follow-up, patients taking generic Prozac had improved their score on a measure of motor function by 34 points over their initial test, compared with a 24.3-point improvement among those receiving placebo, the researchers found.

Moreover, this statistically significant improvement was seen in both arm and leg function, Chollet's grou
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Prozac and Celexa exhibit anti-inflammatory effects
2. Alzheimers Foundation of America Applauds Social Security for Speeding Disability Benefits for Early-Onset Alzheimers Disease
3. Pro Athletes Brains React at Olympic Speed
4. USA's Greatest Speed Skater Takes His Medical Practice to the Cutting Edge
5. Keeping up with the neighbors speeds vaccine use
6. Bees see super color at super speed
7. After Teeth Are Pulled, Platelet-Rich Plasma May Speed Healing
8. Nausea and speeding heart can be signs of flu in pregnant women
9. Getting Help with Initial Social Security Disability Application Can Speed Access to Benefits
10. Trek Introduces Speed Concept Triathlon Bikes
11. Speed electronic medical record adoption via key medical centers, says Management Science
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Prozac May Speed Physical Rehabilitation After Stroke
(Date:10/25/2014)... 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Not getting the right ... colitis, a new study suggests. Those who sleep ... hours per night may be more prone to developing ... researchers report. The study authors concluded that duration and ... among patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. "Both short ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter ... more genetic tests are developed that spot increased risks for ... more proactive about getting screened. But a new study ... change behavior: People who found out their genes doubled their ... with average risk to get screened. "It didn,t make ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... On October 22, CBS will air ... diseases both fictional and real. The Charles E ... committed to advocacy and philanthropy in the battle against ... opportunity to impart truth and clarity about this misunderstood ... many misconceptions about Morgellons Disease (MD) and ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Amy Norton HealthDay ... Headlines remain riveted on the three Ebola cases in Dallas. ... bigger health threat to Americans. President Barack Obama on ... to the virus, which has infected two Dallas nurses who ... month at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. But the U.S. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Hay House is pleased to announce ... Upgrade Your Life (Paperback; $10.82) written by the highly esteemed ... This book is meant to help readers of all ... recovery. , Recovery 2.0 is not the average self-help ... is a guide for what comes next. For ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study 2Health News:Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior 2Health News:CBS’ Criminal Minds takes aim at skin disease with Morgellons in the Mix 2Health News:CBS’ Criminal Minds takes aim at skin disease with Morgellons in the Mix 3Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 2Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 3Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 2Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 3
... from the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne have identified ... heroin addiction by manipulating the adenosine A2A receptor, which ... , Using mice specifically bred without the adenosine A2A ... these mice had a reduced desire to self-administer morphine; ...
... translational research grant program will fund STOP Diabetes, a ... STOP project is designed to reduce the risk for ... , The STOP Diabetes project was created by investigators ... address the alarming increase in lifestyle related metabolic diseases ...
... Nepstar,Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD ) (,China ... China based on the number of directly,operated stores, ... Charity,Federation to organize a program to provide relief ... province, China. Specifically, the program is,designed to encourage ...
... WASHINGTON, May 14 Tonight, the American Red,Cross ... and,corporations whose outstanding dedication and commitment enables the,organization ... This national,recognition event, held at the historic American ... Service, will bring together members of,Congress, military leaders, ...
... part in an eight-month workplace initiative reported that headaches and ... cent and their use of painkillers halved, according to research ... also reported that pain levels were less severe at the ... researchers compared 169 staff in Turins registry and tax offices ...
... at 11:00 AM ET, LIVINGSTON, N.J., May 14 ... leader in advanced,injection technologies, today announced that the Company ... March 31, 2008 on Thursday,May 15, 2008., Milestone ... beginning,at 11:00 AM Eastern time, and invites all interested ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Research sheds new light on heroin addiction 2Health News:International Diabetes Federation gives grant to metabolic syndrome research project in Australia 2Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Organizing An Earthquake Relief Program 2Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Organizing An Earthquake Relief Program 3Health News:American Red Cross Hosts Heritage of Service Dinner 2Health News:Office initiative reduces headaches and neck and shoulder pain by more than 40 percent 2Health News:Office initiative reduces headaches and neck and shoulder pain by more than 40 percent 3Health News:Milestone Scientific to Announce First Quarter 2008 Results on Thursday, May 15, 2008 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... -- Antigen Discovery Inc. (ADi), a privately held company ... receipt of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Phase ... of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). The one-year $225,000 ... Microarray Chip, which will contain every protein in all ... the development of safe and effective vaccines and therapies ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014  Paper Pak Industries, a manufacturer ... ® Body Guard Bio, a disposable, highly ... bacteria and virus while protecting service providers and ... features a rugged, external nylon shell, watertight zipper, ... leak-proof inner chamber that contains contaminated and potentially ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014  With a vision ... health medications, a Global Pharmaceutical and Biotech manufacturer ... technology and turnkey solution to protect their animal ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153438 Photo - ... was serialized and aggregated by the Xyntek and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Biomarker Discovery Company, Antigen Discovery Inc., Awarded an NIH Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant to Develop a Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip 2New, State-Of-The-Art Body Bag Minimizes The Spread Of Bacteria And Virus 2Xyntek and Antares Serialization Solution Protects Pets Too! 2
... Ventus Medical, Inc. a privately-held medical device company ... breathing, today announced that it has received CE ... (Photo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110209/SF45785-b ) ... pleased to accomplish this important regulatory milestone. Receiving ...
... Cempra Pharmaceuticals today announced the appointment of David ... well as announcing an expansion of its clinical ... programs, solithromycin and TAKSTA ... significant anti-infective clinical development experience. Solithromycin ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ventus Medical Receives CE Mark for Provent® Sleep Apnea Therapy 2Cempra Expands Clinical Management Team to Advance Leading Antibacterial Clinical Programs Solithromycin and TAKSTA™ 2Cempra Expands Clinical Management Team to Advance Leading Antibacterial Clinical Programs Solithromycin and TAKSTA™ 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: