Navigation Links
U. Iowa study suggests antidepressants aid physical recovery in stroke
Date:4/7/2011

A University of Iowa study finds that patients treated with a short course of antidepressants after a stroke have significantly greater improvement in physical recovery than patients treated with a placebo. Moreover, the study is the first to demonstrate that this physical recovery continues to improve for at least nine months after the antidepressant medication is stopped.

"The idea that antidepressants might benefit early recovery from stroke has been around for a couple of years," said Robert Robinson, M.D., UI professor and head of psychiatry and senior study author. "But one major question left unanswered by previous studies was 'does the effect last after the medication stops?'

"What our study demonstrates is that not only does the beneficial effect last, but the improvement in physical recovery continues to increase even after the patients stop taking the medication."

The study, which was published online in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry Feb. 24, found that both depressed and non-depressed stroke patients who received antidepressant medication had greater physical recovery after stroke than patients who received placebo. In addition, the effect compared to placebo was observed even after controlling for patients' age, total hours of rehabilitation therapy and initial severity of stroke.

Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States, and an estimated 795,000 strokes occur annually, according to the National Stroke Association.

Current treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke generally focuses on therapies to restore blood supply to the brain within the first few hours of onset of stroke. Unfortunately, most patients with stroke do not arrive within the short time window for effective treatment. Other patients may not have a favorable outcome even with treatment. Post-stroke treatment focuses on prevention of recurrent stroke or other complications of the brai
'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Brown
jennifer-l-brown@uiowa.edu
319-356-7124
University of Iowa Health Care
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Teen Weight Affects Later Heart Disease Risk: Study
2. Study Probes Potential Link Between Welding, Parkinsons Disease
3. Refusal skills help minority youths combat smoking, study finds
4. Children relate to stepparents based on perceived financial, emotional benefits, study finds
5. New drug shrinks cancer in animals, U-M study shows
6. An international study in China finds strawberries may slow precancerous growth in the esophagus
7. Study: Socioeconomics playing reduced role in autism diagnoses
8. Babies Born to Obese Moms Face Higher Death Risk: Study
9. Elevated levels of sodium blunt response to stress, study shows
10. NIH, USU study maps hotspots of genetic rearrangement
11. Soy Foods OK After Breast Cancer: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, iFitDress.com, the popular online supplier of wedding dresses ... selection of black one-shoulder cocktail dresses . In addition, ... available at discounted prices, up to 70% off. ... three weeks only. You know, we have thousands of frequent ... our new items can visit our website for more details. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... BambooFlooringChina.com sells many bamboo products and ... Today, the company announces big discounts on its ... colors. , BambooFlooringChina.com is the world’s leader in bamboo ... valid until Jan. 20, 2015. , The bamboo mats ... a natural thread. All the bamboo strips for the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, ... illnesses can receive effective, less expensive care from a clinic ... a team of dedicated health care professionals, a new study ... and need either hospitalization or a trip to the emergency ... clinic at the University of Texas in Houston versus usual ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay ... Researchers could be closing in on a "fountain of youth" ... the health of older adults, a new study suggests. ... given a drug that targets a genetic signaling pathway linked ... Novartis report. The experimental medication, a version ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Plugin creators from Pixel Film Studios ... customizable business presentation tool made specifically for Final ... business tool, users can now display their stats and ... Film Studios. “ProFire 5k gives users a multiple options ... to a presentation” , Pixel Film Studios takes the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:iFitDress.com: Black One-Shoulder Cocktail Dresses for 2015 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 2Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 3Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 3Health News:Announcing a new ProFire 5k plugin from Pixel Film Studios for Final Cut Pro X Professionals 2
... in a precipitous decline, David C. Dale, MD, FACP, ... joined with leading representatives of employers and consumers ... recruit and retain general internists and other primary care ... state of primary care medicine in the U.S., Dr. ...
... Save Vital Services for Frail Seniors and People ... of,homecare workers across the state are outraged by ... wages and benefits,which would force some of California,s ... into poverty. They pledged to save these vital,services ...
... 10,000 Sensual O Condom Packs Donation Marks the Launch ... 16 On Saturday, May 17th 2008, hip-hop,and R & ... "Everybody in the Club,Gettin, Tipsy," will be presenting the Urban ... over $50,000. The donation is,being made to promote the launch ...
... who would benefit most from chemo after surgery, study says ... 15 genes may help determine which patients with early-stage non-small ... the most from chemotherapy, a new study shows. , ... with less aggressive forms of the cancer who would be ...
... tropical storms,continue to batter the affected area of ... to diseases and other severe problems. Many,survivors still ... and,malnutrition are creating an increasingly dire situation., ... more help to,recover from this disaster and get ...
... Research Funding Per Death Drops More in 2007, ... three cancer deaths, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invested,less ... cancer research in 2007,according to updated statistics issued by ... federal agencies with significant cancer research,programs -- Centers for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:ACP says major system reforms needed to improve the state of primary care medicine in the US 2Health News:Homecare Workers Outraged by Proposed Cuts, Wage Reductions 2Health News:Everybody in the Club Scream O! 2Health News:Gene Signature May Predict Recurrence of Lung Cancer 2Health News:Gene Signature May Predict Recurrence of Lung Cancer 3Health News:Myanmar Cyclone Survivors Face New Challenges 2Health News:Lung Cancer Still Lowest in Federal Funding 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014 PuraMed BioScience®, Inc., (OTC ... (OTC) medicinal and healthcare products, announced it received the ... a hemp-based, advanced headache relief product, for planned distribution ... Colorado , Washington State ... With the MigraPure H Advanced headache relief gel formulation ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014 LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com ... Disposable Syringe Industry of 178 pages providing ... intelligence library. The 2014 Market ... is a professional and deep research report ... analysis, the report introduces Disposable Syringe basic ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014  The American Diabetes ... pressure target for people with diabetes and that ... high doses of statins, in keeping with recent ... by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and ... in the most recent changes to the Association,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 2PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 2World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 4World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 5New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 2New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 3New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 4
... NEW YORK, May 12, 2011 Promising study results published ... a novel medical device has the potential to revolutionize how ... the HIV epidemic. Conducted by EngenderHealth, a global reproductive health ... device, known as the Shang Ring, is highly acceptable to ...
... 12, 2011 Men and women infected with HIV ... sexual partners through initiation of oral antiretroviral therapy (ART), ... conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), a ... through cutting-edge biomedical, behavioral, and structural interventions. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Novel Device Shows Promise for Reducing HIV Among Men 2Novel Device Shows Promise for Reducing HIV Among Men 3Initiation of Antiretroviral Treatment Protects Uninfected Sexual Partners from HIV Infection (HPTN Study 052) 2Initiation of Antiretroviral Treatment Protects Uninfected Sexual Partners from HIV Infection (HPTN Study 052) 3Initiation of Antiretroviral Treatment Protects Uninfected Sexual Partners from HIV Infection (HPTN Study 052) 4Initiation of Antiretroviral Treatment Protects Uninfected Sexual Partners from HIV Infection (HPTN Study 052) 5
Focus Toric Monthly lenses. All the advantages of Focus Monthly lenses, now available for patients with astigmatism. Recommended for daily wear. Also approved for extended wear (1-7 days)....
... astigmatism, Proclear Tailor Made Toric soft contact lenses ... by any other soft toric lens in a ... exceptional level of comfort is made possible by ... molecules of phosphorylcholine (PC), a substance found naturally ...
Soft contacts for even the most challenging astigmatic prescriptions. Custom-manufactured according to patient specific prescription, gives the most precise fit possible....
... Great vision and disposable lens ... you have astigmatism and want crisp, clear ... lens, consider Vertex Toric. Vertex Toric lenses ... a process that produces a perfect edge ...
Medicine Products: