The use of mirror therapy appears to be effective in treating left visual hemineglect in stroke patients and may be combined with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for rehabilitation management in this population, according to a study presented at the 7th Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies Congress (ASEAPS 2017) held in Yangon, Myanmar.
Consumption of cholesterol or egg does not elevate the risk of incident dementia or Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a study that involved middle-aged and older men from Eastern Finland. Furthermore, moderate egg intake may even enhance certain areas of cognitive performance.
Administration of a probiotic appears to be a safe and effective therapeutic alternative for minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) in patients with liver cirrhosis, according to a Greek study presented at the 26th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) held in Shanghai, China.
Haemostatic dysfunction may predict high transfusion burden, bleeding in neonates with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy
Initial haemostatic dysfunction is a risk factor for high transfusion burden and bleeding, and is common in neonates who experience moderate-to-severe hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy, according to a new study.
There appears to be no association between Toxoplasma gondii and Parkinson’s disease, although exposure to T. gondii may have an effect on specific types of Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent study.
Aerobic exercise and cardiorespiratory fitness are associated with functional improvements such as decreased atrophy of the hippocampus and improved memory performance in patients with early Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a new study reports.
A stretching and strengthening exercise programme that uses an upper extremity robot may be a safe and effective alternative to conventional rehabilitation therapy in treating stroke patients with upper extremity spasticity, suggests a Korean study.
While the evidence for the sustained benefits of psychosocial interventions on dementia patients are limited, isolated findings underline the benefit of these interventions on outcomes both for the staff and the patients, a new systematic review reports.
People who have a history of mild traumatic brain injury may be at a greater risk of age-related impairment in visual attention compared with those without histories of such traumas, a preliminary study reports.
It appears that Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is more severe in patients with an Alzheimer’s disease (AD) cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarker profile, according to a new study. Moreover, these individuals are at an increased risk of institutionalization and mortality.