Stroke treatment equipment

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Avatar f tn Hi I have a stroke patient, and he recently had botox which was very effective. However his hand is too lose to use the gym equipment I train him on. Does anyone know of any 'aids' that I could use to strap his hand onto the equipment? I have been using a velcro strap but it is too short...
Avatar n tn My brother had a massive stroke six years ago leaving limited mobility on his left side. He has worked very hard rehabilitating himself with daily exercise on excercise equipment, physical and speech therapy, or any other means he can find to improve himself. Now after six years of a daily regiment of exercise he is experiencing an increase in muscle spasms in his left leg.
Avatar f tn We currently rinse and dry the nebulizer equipment after each treatment. Is there a recomendation for a time interval to replace the equipment? Pseudmonas is our primary culprit for Bronchitis and Pneumonia in this population. Thanks!!
Avatar f tn We currently rinse and dry the nebulizer equipment after each treatment. Is there a recomendation for a time interval to replace the equipment? Pseudmonas is our primary culprit for Bronchitis and Pneumonia in this population. Thanks!!
Avatar n tn My wife had a stroke nearly a year ago, and she's on the PEG. Swallowing is difficult and she has to put up with drooling. She's attended by 3 therapists amongst whom is a speech therapist. She has been given continually face and tongue exercises, to reduce salivation and improve swallowing at the same time. Improvement is visible but slow. It was decided that we try VitalStim after consulting a neurologist online.
Avatar n tn He has come a long way but if he could regain balance he could take care of himself and get back to his life the way it was before the stroke. If there is any help I can give him please let me know. Any equipment or exercises we can do with him.
Avatar n tn Hi My husband had a minor stroke last week. He speaks well most of the time. He just has some defect with his left leg. He says he is still weak. He had a stroke/Tia last week on nov 14th 2005 My question is Can he drive a car? If he cannot how long should he wait to drive a car? He is going nuts staying home. Please fogive me if I am not very verbal here due to the fact that I am suffering with depression because of his illness.
755322 tn?1330269114 Has it helped, yes and no. I feel my brain is sharper in that I can concentrate for longer periods of time than before. My over all fatigue is better but not as good as just after the procedure. I have slipped back a bit over the year. Walking is worse. I am not sure clearing internal jugular blockages and blockages in the Azygos vein has much to do with walking performance. It helped in the beginning a bit, but that could have been a placebo effect. My walking has deteriorated pretty badly.
Avatar n tn I get those tiny red spots around my eyes when I use my inversion equipment (hang upside down). I have a machine in my basement and do it several times a week for my back and neck. Sometimes I get the red spots and other times I don't. I usually do it for 2 minutes, max. Is it dangerous for me to do this? I wonder about a stroke or something. I'm a 44 year old female with normal blood pressure and physically fit.
Avatar n tn I have a good uncle who was striken by a stroke and he lie in a nursing home. While he can not move about on his own will, when I meet him he utter noises as to speak to me. I would like to know if a computer aided device can be used to generate voice and the cost of this equipment?
Avatar m tn my mother had a hemarage stroke 2 years ago. She is 73.yeaers old .after she left hospital she was complete bed bound and wheelchair bound.I worked with her and after 6 ,months her pelvis swithced on so she gained some feelings stroke doctor gave her grade 3 for lifying her leg up ,and refered her to physio therapy. It took first time after complaint a physiotherapist to see my mom another 6 months by that time she gained more feelings and I am not expert but helping her as much as I can.
Avatar n tn My dad had a stroke at the end of june 2006. he has gone through treatment and therapy. now he has aphasia. he was at an outpatient facility for awhile but they discharged him? why did they dischrarge him early? are they allowed to do that? they said he wasnt making progress to keep on going. he has medicaid. also they let him go like 5 weeks earlier than what was on the schedule. i would just like to know how to get him more therapy...
Avatar n tn The risks are stroke, heart attack, cardiac arrest, even death. All surgery obviously carries risks, but you have to remember they have the right equipment to deal with these situations in the operating theatre. I am a little confused with the details you give though. You say that his arteries are 100% blocked, and his EF is 25%, but which arteries are blocked? Have they done tests to ensure there is enough heart muscle that can be saved by performing a bypass?
Avatar n tn i am a 44 year old male who had a stroke then found ischesmic cardiomathy. what treatis avable for this?
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Avatar n tn my father sleeps in varicose veins,high bp and recently had a brain stroke. u think cpap machine should help.
Avatar n tn I concur with mammo. Your symptoms indicate an irregular cardio system. Don't wait for a stroke or heart attack to happen, get your behind to an ER and get checked out!
Avatar n tn Mini stroke (TIA) represents temporary stroke warning symptoms. A stroke can be impairment of sensation, level of consciousness, balance, or voluntary motion caused by a rupture or obstruction of an artery in the brain. In short: a stroke is a brain attack. TIA is not a full-blown stroke, but mimics one as you suggest. An Electrocardiogram (EKG) to confirm a regular heart rate, blockage of electrical impulses through the heart, etc.
Avatar n tn He advised me that there was an article in the Journal of Neuroimaging stating that the emboli that he had dicovered were probably gaseous and not to worry about them, I asked is there a way to tell if mine were gaseous or not and he responded his equipment could not detect this. Also he advised to stop taking the baby aspirin. I am very concerned about this and asking you to advise me on what to do my memory problems seem to be worse and my wife cannot understand all of this.