New neural network enables easy screening of sleep apnea in patients with cerebrovascular disease

Up to 90% of patients experiencing a stroke have sleep apnoea, according to earlier studies conducted at Kuopio University Hospital. If left untreated, sleep apnoea can reduce the quality of life and rehabilitation of patients with stroke and increase the risk for recurrent cerebrovascular events. “Although screening of sleep apnoea is recommended for patients with […]

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‘Brain training’ may be an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder

Neurofeedback, also called ‘brain training,’ consists of exercises where individuals regulate their own brain activity. In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers have found that neurofeedback may be an effective treatment for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Published in NeuroImage: Clinical, the clinical trial found that neurofeedback was […]

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Hospitalizations for diabetic foot ulcer up in Australia

Hospitalizations for diabetes-related foot ulcers (DFUs) are increasing, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Diabetes Care. Emma J. Hamilton, Ph.D., from the University of Western Australia in Perth, and colleagues used data from the Fremantle Diabetes Study phases I (FDS1; 1,296 participants, recruited 1993 to 1996) and II (FDS2; 1,509 participants, recruited […]

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