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What is a nurse do to help stroke patients?

What is a nurse do to help stroke patients?

Great value: A nurse presence in the home can provide support for feeding, dressing, cleaning, and other activities of daily living. Extremely helpful during the process of rehab, as many patients will be unable to take care of themselves a visiting nurse in the home setting can allow other family members to pursue their individual responsibilities. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What should you do to massage a stroke patient?

What should you do to massage a stroke patient?

Seek doctor's aid: See your local healthcare professional to make sure it is okay to get massages after a stroke. ...Read more

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What is the acronym used to help assess stroke patients?

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What is the acronym used to help assess stroke patients?

Stroke: FAST ;
F.......facial drooping.
A.......arm weakness.
S........speech difficulties.
T........time.

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What tips do you have for a patient recovering from a stroke?

What tips do you have for a patient recovering from a stroke?

Don't give up: It may seem obvious, but putting forth as much effort as possible in rehabilitation will yield maximum results. In addition to the physical impairments, the fight against depression is often also difficult as a patient adjusts to the results of the stroke. ...Read more

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What shall we do if the stroke patient complaint of excessive body pains?

F/u with Neurologist: Take him to the neurologist who may try medicines for neuropathic pain like lyrica, (pregabalin) Gabapentin or others. Otherwise take him to pain management to help him control the pain. Attempt to pinpoint where is the pain located, which joints, or between joints, the back, the neck, shoulders, knees, elbows, hands? May benefit fron cortisone shots. ...Read more

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For a bedridden patient after stroke, how often should be turned over by his/her family?

Every 3 - 4 hours: Preventing bed sores is extremely important in a bedridden patient. Turning every 3 - 4 hours should suffice for most patients. Watch the sacrum and the heels, which are very susceptible. There are special beds available which can help as well. ...Read more

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How common do u see young patient with stroke. Is it becoming more cpmmon in young. Also what would be most common cause?

How common do u see young patient with stroke. Is it becoming more cpmmon in young. Also what would be most common cause?

Common: I recently had a 22 yo female that developed a stroke a month after she started oral contraceptives. Young patient can develop stroke depending upon their risk factors, such as genetic predisposition, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, a combination of smoking and oral contraceptives, etc. ...Read more

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What could happen if a stroke patient's language rehabilitation is sabotaged?

Stroke: You have to be more specific - sabotage? Sounds like "goldfinger" is out to get you and only "james bond" can help. If you mean not covered by insurance - then this is becoming a reality with new healthcare these days. As stroke patient are regarded as not economically viable to society and hence dollars are not spent on them. Its rationed care-the new order of the day. ...Read more

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Are strokes more common in patients with cancer?

Are strokes more common in patients with cancer?

Cancer stroke: There is higher risk for stroke in cancer pt due to relative hypercouglable state of cancer. Depending on chemo agent they can increase risk for strokes. Don't get caught too much on this. Talk to doctors and oncologists about your particular cancer and treatments. ...Read more

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How should a concussion affect a stroke patient?

How should a concussion affect a stroke patient?

It may worsen the sy: Any injury to the head, if severe enough, can worsen the deficits cased by the stroke. ...Read more

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What is the result if the patient of stroke is vomiting?

What is the result if the patient of stroke is vomiting?

Vomiting: Vomiting in a stroke patient may mean increased intracranial pressure. Have the patient evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Why don't stroke patients get tpa (alteplase) therapy?

Why don't stroke patients get tpa (alteplase) therapy?

They can: If having a stroke one can receive intravenous tpa (alteplase) up to 3 hours once symptoms begin and up to 4.5 hours in certain cases. After this intra. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is coffee good for stroke patients?

Neutral: Don't think coffee represents a risk or harmful substance to stroke patients, but unlikely to assist rehab efforts unless there is a speech issue and Ritalin (methylphenidate) is not tolerated, but caffeine really has no role in stroke therapy, good or bad. ...Read more

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Does the cardioemolic stroke patient (otherwise healthy) benefit from statins?!

Cardioembolic stroke: Good question. Strictly s[peaking, statin should not help cardioembolic stroke. Howevere, statin may help the cause of cardic source of emboli such as ischemic cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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How long for a stroke patient to feel some resolution of a stroke with the use of pt?

Highly variable: Stokes come in all degrees of severity. Some people begin improving immediately. Others take longer. You should understand that improvement is possible for up to two years following a stroke so don't despair - keep trying and working with pt. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence of korean red ginseng extract helping the recovery of stroke patients?

Is there any evidence of korean red ginseng extract helping the recovery of stroke patients?

Wrong question: There is no systematic evidence that korean ginseng is good for anything, let alone stroke. Ginseng is one of those bogus "ancient wisdom" things. Its use is based on a superstition called the "doctrine of signatures:" because the root looks like a little headless man, the ancients got this delusion that it would cure things. Arm yourself with modern knowledge, not ancient superstition. ...Read more

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If a patient faces looks lopsided and he is drooling is he likely yo have a stroke or what disease might he be experiencing?

Possibly: What you describe sounds like either a stroke or bell's palsy. Patient should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Why would a stroke patient need a nasogastric tube?

Why would a stroke patient need a nasogastric tube?

Several reasons: If the patient needs oral nutrition or oral medication & has trouble eating or swallowing, a nasogastric tube provides a relatively short term solution other than ivs or tpn. Also, if there is any impairment of gastric motility in a stroke patient, this may alleviate discomfort. Reducing risks of aspiration (inhaling stomach content into the lungs creating a bad pneumonia) may be another reason. ...Read more

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Is physiotherapy the best for stroke patients? How yoga would help?

Is physiotherapy the best for stroke patients? How yoga would help?

Both might help: Standard approaches, generically, include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Once improvement begins, exercise is next, but key to emphasize that yoga might be beneficial once muscular control has improved. Biggest issue remains prevention of the next event. All my best. ...Read more

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What is the used of ferrous fumarate for the patient of having stroke?

What is the used of ferrous fumarate for the patient of having stroke?

Not for stroke.: It is used as an iron supplement for anemia caused by iron deficiency. ...Read more

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My fiancé and I are trying to have a bby he has had a stroke in 2001 I have a son already is it possible for stroke patients to conceive?

Probably: Male reproductive organs may suffer negative consequences after a stroke and it depends on the nature of the stroke. Some people with mild to moderate strokes can make a full recovery with only subtle symptoms noted. In-vitro fertilization is also an option. Sexual intercourse can cause excitement & lead to transient increase in blood pressure. Discuss options with your doctor. ...Read more

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What therapy is used in patients with acute ischemic stroke?

Time critical: Within 3 hours of symptoms (up to 4.4 hours in some cases) intravenous tpa (alteplase). After that up to 6 hours, intraarterial tpa (alteplase) through a catheter in the artery to the brain. Up to 8 hours can use special devices to pull clot out of vessel to brain. These procedures usually done at stroke centers. ...Read more

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What types of physical therapy might be used for a stroke patient?

To be determinated: It depends the class of stroke, the territories affected and the lesions observed. ...Read more

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Does vitamin b help stroke patients?

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Does vitamin b help stroke patients?

No: Specifically vitamin b12, there is no evidence that supplementation affects either current function nor future recover of function. ...Read more

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What % of ischemic MCA stroke patients benefit from tpa (alteplase)?

What % of ischemic MCA stroke patients benefit from tpa (alteplase)?

Depends: This is a complex question. It depends on what percent of is already showing signs of infarction (dead brain) rather than just ischemia (brain at risk).... When we see > 1/3 of territory abnormal on initial ct scan, it is a contraindication for tpa (alteplase).
It also depends on how long the symptoms have been occurring.
But to answer your question, theoretically all could potentially benefit. ...Read more