Tag: stroke

Study Shows Benefits to New Stroke Treatment

Use of bone marrow cells not only feasible but show positive effects Researchers led by Sean I. Savitz, MD, reported today in the journal Stem Cells that bone marrow cells used to treat ischemic stroke in an expanded Phase I trial were not only…

Study: Medicare-covered Stroke Patients are Receiving Inconsistent Levels of Therapy

Findings surprising in light of the importance of rehab for stroke patients Medicare-covered stroke patients receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during hospital stays despite evidence that such care is strongly associated with positive health outcomes. The research team at Brown…

The Incredible Journey

After more than a year of intense focus on upgrading its stroke care, DeKalb Medical, Decatur, Ga., goes under the Joint Commission’s scrutiny. On-site evaluators will walk hospital halls and observe caregivers, scroll through patient records, and talk to nurses, physicians and other staff…

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