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Relatively few kidney patients need to start dialysis after undergoing TAVR


The rate of patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing a heart procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) who eventually need to start dialysis is relatively low, suggests a new study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.
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Everyday life after the stroke unit


While Germany is definitely in a good place when it comes to stroke prevention and treatment, post-stroke follow-up care has long been a neglected aspect. Meanwhile, life after a stroke is challenging for all stroke patients and one where they need all the help they can get. And the number of young patients keeps rising steadily as well.
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Determining motor deficits more precisely following a stroke


After a stroke, many people are unable to successfully perform basic hand movements in everyday life. The reason are symptoms of hemiparesis resulting from damage to the brain. These very frequently affect fine motor skills. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is now paving the way to better diagnosis and more targeted therapy.
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"The patient’s needs determine the conversation in peer counseling"


Article 26 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities asks for the support of persons with disabilities in the form of so-called peers, who are in the same situation. The concept of peer counseling is therefore increasingly being implemented. Educational researcher Dagmar Marth has counseled persons with amputations both in a voluntary and professional capacity for nine years.
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