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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634503/monitoring-the-diagnostic-process-on-an-inpatient-neurology-service
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Amar Dhand, Robert Bucelli, Arun Varadhachary, Michael Tsiaklides, Gabriela de Bruin, Gurpreet Dhaliwal
The Institute of Medicine report Improving Diagnosis in Health Care called for tools to monitor physicians' diagnostic process. We addressed this need by developing a tool for clinicians to record and analyze their diagnostic process. The tool was a secure web application in which clinicians used a structured grading system to assess the relative impact of clinical, laboratory, and neuroimaging data for every new diagnosis. Four neurohospitalists used the tool for 6.5 months on a general neurology ward service at a single tertiary-level teaching hospital...
July 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633675/acupuncture-treatment-on-the-motor-area-of-the-scalp-for-motor-dysfunction-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jun Wang, Jian Pei, Dhiaedin Khiati, Qinhui Fu, Xiao Cui, Yi Song, Minghang Yan, Lijun Shi, Yiwen Cai, Yuhong Ma
BACKGROUND: Scalp acupuncture has shown a remarkable treatment efficacy on motor dysfunction in patients with stroke in China, especially the motor area of Jiao's scalp acupuncture, which is the most widely used treatment. However, previous studies have summarized that the clinical curative effect of acupuncture treatment for stroke remains uncertain. Meanwhile, no randomized controlled trials on Jiao's scalp acupuncture have been performed. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Jiao's scalp acupuncture for motor dysfunction in ischemic stroke...
June 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631089/targeted-temperature-management-in-the-icu-guidelines-from-a-french-expert-panel
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REVIEW
Alain Cariou, Jean-François Payen, Karim Asehnoune, Gerard Audibert, Astrid Botte, Olivier Brissaud, Guillaume Debaty, Sandrine Deltour, Nicolas Deye, Nicolas Engrand, Gilles Francony, Stéphane Legriel, Bruno Levy, Philippe Meyer, Jean-Christophe Orban, Sylvain Renolleau, Bernard Vigue, Laure De Saint Blanquat, Cyrille Mathien, Lionel Velly
Over the recent period, the use of induced hypothermia has gained an increasing interest for critically ill patients, in particular in brain-injured patients. The term "targeted temperature management" (TTM) has now emerged as the most appropriate when referring to interventions used to reach and maintain a specific level temperature for each individual. TTM may be used to prevent fever, to maintain normothermia, or to lower core temperature. This treatment is widely used in intensive care units, mostly as a primary neuroprotective method...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629270/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-modified-wheelchair-arm-support-to-reduce-shoulder-pain-in-stroke-patients
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Ruihuan Pan, Mingchao Zhou, Hao Cai, Youhua Guo, Lechang Zhan, Mei Li, Zhijing Yang, Leying Zhu, Jie Zhan, Hongxia Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of modified wheelchair arm-support to mitigate hemiplegic shoulder pain and reduce pain frequency in stroke patients. DESIGN: A single-blind randomized controlled trial using computer-generated simple randomization. SETTING: Participants recruited from inpatients at the Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine. SUBJECTS: A total of 120 patients with stroke were divided into two groups...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626058/risk-of-stroke-with-various-types-of-menopausal-hormone-therapies-a-national-cohort-study
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Ellen Løkkegaard, Lars Hougaard Nielsen, Niels Keiding
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Double-blind randomized studies on the effects of oral postmenopausal hormone therapies were stopped mainly because of increased risk of stroke. We aimed to assess the risk of all strokes and various subtypes associated with hormone therapy and explore the influence of regimens and routes of administration. METHODS: A national historical cohort of women aged 51 to 70 years from 1995 to 2010 was established by linking 5 Danish registries. The National Registry of Medicinal Product Statistics provided information on hormone therapy exposure and the National Patient or Cause of Death Registries supplied data regarding stroke diagnoses (ischemic/hemorrhagic/subarachnoid hemorrhage)...
June 16, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623949/hemoglobin-concentrations-and-rbc-transfusion-thresholds-in-patients-with-acute-brain-injury-an-international-survey
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Rafael Badenes, Mauro Oddo, José I Suarez, Massimo Antonelli, Jeffrey Lipman, Giuseppe Citerio, Fabio Silvio Taccone
BACKGROUND: The optimal hemoglobin (Hb) threshold at which to initiate red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in patients with acute brain injury is unknown. The aim of this survey was to investigate RBC transfusion practices used with these patients. METHODS: We conducted a web-based survey within various societies of critical care medicine for intensive care unit (ICU) physicians who currently manage patients with primary acute brain injury. RESULTS: A total of 868 responses were obtained from around the world, half of which (n = 485) were from European centers; 204 (24%) respondents had a specific certificate in neurocritical care, and most were specialists in anesthesiology or intensive care and had less than 15 years of practice experience...
June 17, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619303/effect-of-light-pressure-stroking-massage-with-sesame-sesamum-indicum-l-oil-on-alleviating-acute-traumatic-limbs-pain-a-triple-blind-controlled-trial-in-emergency-department
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Morteza Nasiri, Zahra Farsi
OBJECTIVES: Due to adverse effects of common medications used for traumatic pain management, it is crucial to use complementary methods to alleviate this pain. Present study aimed to assess the effect of light pressure stroking massage with topical sesame oil on pain severity of patients with limbs trauma. METHODS: This triple-blinded randomized trial was conducted on 40 patients with upper or lower extremities trauma in emergency department of Busheher Amir Al-Momenian Hospital, Busheher, Iran, in 2015-2016...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615903/turf-wars-in-stroke-medicine-why-should-patients-suffer
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Shriram Varadharajan
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April 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608001/anti-zn-2-toxicity-of-4-hydroxybenzyl-alcohol-in-astrocytes-and-neurons-contribute-to-a-robust-neuroprotective-effects-in-the-postischemic-brain
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Lidan Luo, Seung-Woo Kim, Hye-Kyung Lee, Il-Doo Kim, Hahnbie Lee, Ja-Kyeong Lee
4-Hydroxybenzyl alcohol (4-HBA) is an important phenolic constituent of Gastrodia elata (GE) Blume, which is used as a traditional herbal medicine in East Asia. Many activities have been reported to underlie the beneficial effects of 4-HBA in brain, such as, anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-excitotoxic, and anti-apoptotic effects in neurons and microglia. Here, the authors demonstrate the robust neuroprotective effects of 4-HBA in rat middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model of stroke, and showed anti-Zn(2+) toxicity in neurons and astrocytes as a molecular mechanism contributing to these effects...
June 12, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599839/evidence-based-effects-of-yoga-in-neurological-disorders
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REVIEW
A Mooventhan, L Nivethitha
Though yoga is one of the widely used mind-body medicine for health promotion, disease prevention and as a possible treatment modality for neurological disorders, there is a lack of evidence-based review. Hence, we performed a comprehensive search in the PubMed/Medline electronic database to review relevant articles in English, using keywords "yoga and neurological disorder, yoga and multiple sclerosis, yoga and stroke, yoga and epilepsy, yoga and Parkinson's disease, yoga and dementia, yoga and cerebrovascular disease, yoga and Alzheimer disease, yoga and neuropathy, yoga and myelopathy, and yoga and Guillain-Barre syndrome"...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597905/stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-past-present-and-future-comparing-the-guidelines-and-practical-decision-making
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Gregory Lip, Gregory Y H Lip, Ben Freedman, Raffaele De Caterina, Tatjana S Potpara
Concepts and our approaches to stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) have changed markedly over the last decade. There has been an evolution over the approach to stroke and bleeding risk assessment, as well as new treatment options. An increasing awareness of AF has led to calls to improve the detection of and population screening for AF. Stroke and bleeding risk assessment continues to evolve, and the ongoing debate on balance between simplicity and practicality, against precision medicine will continue...
June 9, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594459/computer-vision-syndrome-a-common-cause-of-unexplained-visual-symptoms-in-the-modern-era
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REVIEW
Sunil Munshi, Ashley Varghese, Sushma Dhar-Munshi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the evidence and available literature on the clinical, pathogenetic, prognostic and therapeutic aspects of Computer vision syndrome. METHODS: Information was collected from Medline, Embase & National Library of Medicine over the last 30 years up to March 2016. The bibliographies of relevant articles were searched for additional references. FINDINGS: Patients with Computer vision syndrome present to a variety of different specialists, including General Practitioners, Neurologists, Stroke physicians and Ophthalmologists...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584573/inhibitory-effect-of-gastrodia-elata-blume-extract-on-alpha-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-induced-melanogenesis-in-murine-b16f10-melanoma
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Eugene Shim, Eunju Song, Kyoung Sook Choi, Hyuk-Joon Choi, Jinah Hwang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Gastrodia elata Blume (GEB), a traditional herbal medicine, has been used to treat a wide range of neurological disorders (e.g., paralysis and stroke) and skin problems (e.g., atopic dermatitis and eczema) in oriental medicine. This study was designed to investigate whether GEB extract inhibits melanogenesis activity in murine B16F10 melanoma. MATERIALS/METHOD: Murine B16F10 cells were treated with 0-5 mg/mL of GEB extract or 400 µg/mL arbutin (a positive control) for 72 h after treatment with/without 200 nM alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) for 24 h...
June 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584214/study-on-language-rehabilitation-for-aphasia
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REVIEW
Zeng-Zhi Yu, Shu-Jun Jiang, Zi-Shan Jia, Hong-Yu Xiao, Mei-Qi Zhou
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to update our clinical recommendations for evidence-based language rehabilitation of people with aphasia, based on a systematic review of the literature from 1999 to 2015. DATA SOURCES: Articles referred to in this systematic review of the Medline and PubMed published in English language literatures were from 1998 to 2015. The terms used in the literature searches were aphasia and evidenced-based. STUDY SELECTION: The task force initially identified citations for 51 published articles...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583466/falls-are-associated-with-lower-self-reported-functional-status-in-patients-after-stroke
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Eline van der Kooi, Sven Kersten Schiemanck, Frans Nollet, Gert Kwakkel, Jan-Willem Meijer, Ingrid Gerrie Lambert van de Port
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between falls and functional status after stroke. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from the randomised, controlled FIT-Stroke trial. Outcomes were measured at the time of discharge from inpatient rehabilitation (T0) and after 12 weeks (T1). Between T0 and T1, all patients attended an outpatient rehabilitation program that included the FIT-Stroke intervention. SETTING: Nine Dutch centres for rehabilitation medicine...
June 2, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583164/health-professionals-views-on-the-barriers-and-enablers-to-evidence-based-practice-for-acute-stroke-care-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Leonard Baatiema, Michael E Otim, George Mnatzaganian, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Judith Coombes, Shawn Somerset
BACKGROUND: Adoption of contemporary evidence-based guidelines for acute stroke management is often delayed due to a range of key enablers and barriers. Recent reviews on such barriers focus mainly on specific acute stroke therapies or generalised stroke care guidelines. This review examined the overall barriers and enablers, as perceived by health professionals which affect how evidence-based practice guidelines (stroke unit care, thrombolysis administration, aspirin usage and decompressive surgery) for acute stroke care are adopted in hospital settings...
June 5, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583003/transcranial-doppler-to-detect-right-to-left-communication-evaluation-versus-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-real-life
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Alexandre Maillet, Antoine Pavero, Pierre Salaun, Alexis Pibourdin, Sophie Skopinski, Jean-Benoit Thambo, Igor Sibon, Joël Constans, Carine Boulon
We compared transcranial Doppler (TCD) with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for the detection of right to left communication (RLC) in the heart. All patients explored from 2013 to 2016 in a vascular medicine unit to detect RLC by TCD were included. Right to left communication was detected by TCD monitoring for microembolic signals after intravenous injection of agitated 5% glucose and air. One hundred one patients were explored for RLC by TCD, 64 by TEE (not possible in 10, bubble injection in 51), and 93 by TTE because of unexplained stroke or arterial thrombosis (51 males, 50 females, age 51...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565759/oral-administration-of-ampelopsin-protects-against-acute-brain-injury-in-rats-following-focal-cerebral-ischemia
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Xiao-Li Ye, Ling-Qun Lu, Wei Li, Qi Lou, Hong-Gang Guo, Qiao-Juan Shi
Ampelopsin (AMP) is isolated from the Chinese medicinal herb Ampelopsis grossedentata (Hand-Mazz) and has been associated with numerous biological and pharmacological activities. However, it is not clear whether AMP has a direct protective effect on cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury. Therefore, the present study investigated its role in acute brain injury following focal cerebral ischemia in rats. The current study induced transient focal cerebral ischemia by performing middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) for 60 min, followed by 24 h of reperfusion...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557787/warfarin-personalized-dosage-re-compounding-for-a-more-suitable-therapy-and-better-compliance
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Tommaso Pellagatti, Marco Ternelli, Davide Frascio, Ruggero Bettini
Warfarin is still the most prescribed oral anticoagulant prescribed for the prophylaxis and treatment of thromboembolic events such as stroke, heart attack, embolism, and deep vein thrombosis. It is administered orally in the form of sodium salt as a tablet with a typical strength of 5 mg. The molecule has a narrow therapeutic index. As a consequence, the dosage must be individualized for each patient based on the patient response in terms of time of coagulation. Thus, warfarin represents an example of a drug whose dose needs to be tailored to individual requirements that are often changing and, therefore, constitute a paramount illustration of personalized medicine...
May 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555527/mapping-the-collaterome-for-precision-cerebrovascular-health-theranostics-in-the-continuum-of-stroke-and-dementia
#20
David S Liebeskind
Precision cerebrovascular health or individualized long-term preservation of the brain and associated blood vessels, is predicated on understanding, diagnosing, and tailoring therapies for people at risk of ischemic injury associated with stroke and vascular dementia. The associated imaging patterns are sculpted by the protective effect of the collaterome, the innate compensatory ability of the brain and vasculature to offset hypoperfusion when antegrade or normal arterial inflow pathways are compromised. Theranostics or rational and synchronous use of diagnostic studies in tandem with specific therapies to optimally guide patient outcomes in ischemic brain disorders may capitalize on the pivotal role of the collaterome...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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