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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145285/degeneration-of-paramedian-nuclei-in-the-thalamus-induces-holmes-tremor-in-a-case-of-artery-of-percheron-infarction
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Tz-Shiang Wei, Chun-Sheng Hsu, Yu-Chun Lee, Shin-Tsu Chang
RATIONALE: Holmes' tremor is an uncommon neurologic disorder following brain insults, and its pathogenesis is undefined. The interruption of the dento-rubro-thalamic tract and secondary deterioration of the nigrostriatal pathway are both required to initiate Holmes' tremor. We used nuclear medicine imaging tools to analyze a patient with concurrent infarction in different zones of each side of the thalamus. Finding whether the paramedian nuclear groups of the thalamus were injured was a decisive element for developing Holmes' tremor...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133791/network-pharmacology-exploration-reveals-endothelial-inflammation-as-a-common-mechanism-for-stroke-and-coronary-artery-disease-treatment-of-danhong-injection
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Ming Lyu, Chun-Lin Yan, Hai-Xin Liu, Tai-Yi Wang, Xin-Hui Shi, Jin-Ping Liu, John Orgah, Guan-Wei Fan, Ji-Hong Han, Xiao-Ying Wang, Yan Zhu
Although Danhong injection (DHI) is the most widely prescribed Chinese medicine for both stroke and coronary artery disease (CAD), its underlying common molecular mechanisms remain unclear. An integrated network pharmacology and experimental verification approach was used to decipher common pharmacological mechanisms of DHI on stroke and CAD treatment. A compound-target-disease & function-pathway network was constructed and analyzed, indicating that 37 ingredients derived from DH (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge., Flos Carthami tinctorii and DHI) modulated 68 common targets shared by stroke and CAD...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132482/effectiveness-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-fes-versus-conventional-electrical-stimulation-in-gait-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-stroke
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Freeha Sharif, Samina Ghulam, Arshad Nawaz Malik, Quratulain Saeed
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of functional electrical stimulation (FES) versus conventional electrical stimulation in gait rehabilitation of patients with stroke for finding the most appropriate problem-oriented treatment for foot drop patients in a shorter time period. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rawalpindi, from July to December 2016...
November 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127758/-physical-activity-the-holy-grail-of-modern-medicine
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Vladimír Tuka, Martina Daňková, Karel Riegel, Martin Matoulek
Movement is the basic attribute of life. It is not surprising that the return to regular physical activity is a very effective and cheap means of preventing and treating most non-cummunicable diseases. Therefore, every physician should be able to prescribe a suitable physical activity. The minimum amount of physical activity with proven effects in primary prevention of chronic diseases is relatively low: 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of high intensity exercise per week or a combination of the two...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127079/effect-of-acupuncture-and-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-subacute-stroke-outcomes-a-single-centre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jianqiao Fang, Crystal Lynn Keeler, Lifang Chen, Ruijie Ma, Chao Wang, Shouyu Xu
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether integrative medicine, combining acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with conventional rehabilitation during subacute stroke, is an effective comprehensive rehabilitation strategy for daily life activities, neurological deficits, motor dysfunction, cognitive impairment and depression. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial: patients were randomly assigned to a conventional rehabilitation (CR) group or an integrative medicine rehabilitation (IMR) group with CR plus acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine...
November 10, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126415/cost-of-illness-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-nationwide-study-of-societal-impact
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Søren Paaske Johnsen, Lene Worsaae Dalby, Tomas Täckström, Jens Olsen, Anina Fraschke
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of atrial fibrillation is increasing rapidly; however, to date, population-based data are lacking on the attributable cost of illness of atrial fibrillation from a societal perspective, including both direct and indirect costs. METHODS: The study was an incidence-based cost-of-illness study based on national registries covering the entire population of Denmark. We identified all patients with a first-time hospital diagnosis of atrial fibrillation between 2001 and 2012...
November 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126361/a-survey-of-the-current-practice-of-intramuscular-botulinum-toxin-injections-for-hemiplegic-shoulder-pain-in-the-uk
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Richard J Holmes, Louise A Connell
PURPOSE: To describe the current UK practice for the use of intramuscular Botulinum Toxin type A injections to treat hemiplegic shoulder pain. METHOD: A UK-based cross-sectional study using an online survey. Participants (n = 68) were medical and non-medical practitioners recruited via the membership of the British Society for Rehabilitation Medicine and the British Neurotoxin Network. Data was analysed using descriptive statistics and content analysis. RESULTS: The majority of respondents would consider Botulinum Toxin type A for hemiplegic shoulder pain (86...
November 10, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122785/naoxuekang-xinnaoshutong-and-xuesaitong-capsules-for-treating-stroke-a-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Huiling Chen, Hongbo Cao, Xu Guo, Meidan Zhao, Qing Xia, Bo Chen, Tieniu Zhao, Wenyuan Gao
INTRODUCTION: After stroke, hemiplegia, dysphasia and facial paralysis can manifest during the convalescent period. Currently, no Chinese patent medicine (CPM) is previously reported to cure each of these symptoms primarily, and thus, there are no relevant instructions for the use of CPM. This study presents a new approach based on comparative effectiveness research to distinguish the curative effects of three CPMs that are often used in stroke convalescence to determine the ideal medicine for the treatment of each symptom...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122267/effects-of-traditional-chinese-exercises-on-the-rehabilitation-of-limb-function-among-stroke-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Li Ge, Qing-Xiang Zheng, Yan-Tan Liao, Jing-Yu Tan, Qiu-Lin Xie, Mikael Rask
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review literature about the rehabilitative effects of traditional Chinese exercises (TCEs) on limb function among patients with stroke. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Twelve electronic databases were searched from their inceptions to February 2017, including PudMed, The Cochrane Library, Web of Science, EMBase, Science Direct, PsycINFO, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Allied and Complementary Medicine, Chinese Scientific Journal Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database and WanFang Data...
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121568/a-metabolic-exposure-oriented-network-regulation-strategy-for-the-identification-of-effective-combination-in-the-extract-of-ginkgo-biloba-l
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Xin-Guang Liu, Cai-Yi Cheng, Ji-Xin Wang, Hong Luo, Li-Fan Tu, Lin Lin, Bin Wu, Hui-Ying Wang, Ke Liu, Ping Li, Hua Yang
Nowadays, network pharmacology-based methods were increasing proposed to screen synergistic or combinatorial compounds from herbal medicines (HMs), while these researches mainly focused on structural prediction or experiment-based interaction between single compound and target protein. The proportion of each chemical in the nature and their metabolic process was ignored, which might decide an optimized composition for their synergistic effect. To exact the effective combination of HMs, a metabolic distribution-oriented network regulation strategy was developed for the identification of effective combination...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114077/the-ubiquitin-e3-ligase-traf6-exacerbates-ischemic-stroke-by-ubiquitinating-and-activating-rac1
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Tao Li, Juan-Juan Qin, Xia Yang, Yan-Xiao Ji, Fangliang Guo, Wen-Lin Cheng, Xiaolin Wu, Fu-Han Gong, Ying Hong, Xue-Yong Zhu, Jun Gong, Zhihua Wang, Zan Huang, Zhi-Gang She, Hongliang Li
Stroke is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Inflammation, oxidative stress, apoptosis, and excitotoxicity contribute to neuronal death during ischemic stroke; however, the mechanisms underlying these complicated pathophysiological processes remain to be fully elucidated. Here, we found that the expression of tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) was markedly increased after cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) in mice. TRAF6 ablation in male mice decreased the infarct volume and neurological deficit scores, and decreased pro-inflammatory signaling, oxidative stress and neuronal death after cerebral I/R, whereas transgenic overexpression of TRAF6 in male mice exhibited opposite effects...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110977/clinical-mimics-an-emergency-medicine-focused-review-of-syncope-mimics
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Diana K Coleman, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Syncope is an event that causes a transient loss of consciousness (LOC) secondary to global cerebral hypoperfusion. The transient nature of the event can make diagnosis in the emergency department (ED) difficult, as symptoms have often resolved by time of initial presentation. The symptoms and presentation of syncope are similar to many other conditions, which can lead to difficulty in establishing a diagnosis in the ED. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates patients presenting with a history concerning for possible syncope, mimics of syncope, and approach to managing syncope mimics...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109195/sleep-apnea-and-cardiovascular-disease-lessons-from-recent-trials-and-need-for-team-science
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REVIEW
Luciano F Drager, R Doug McEvoy, Ferran Barbe, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Susan Redline
Emerging research highlights the complex interrelationships between sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease, presenting clinical and research opportunities as well as challenges. Patients presenting to cardiology clinics have a high prevalence of obstructive and central sleep apnea associated with Cheyne-Stokes respiration. Multiple mechanisms have been identified by which sleep disturbances adversely affect cardiovascular structure and function. Epidemiological research indicates that obstructive sleep apnea is associated with increases in the incidence and progression of coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and atrial fibrillation...
November 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105736/stroke-identification-by-criteria-based-dispatch-a-register-based-study
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E N Ellensen, H Naess, T Wisborg, S Hunskaar, E Zakariassen
BACKGROUND: Rapid and precise dispatch of resources is a key element in pre-hospital emergency medicine. Emergency medical communication centres (EMCCs) dispatch resources based on protocols and guidelines, balancing the acute need of the individual and the resource allocation of the pre-hospital emergency medical system. The aim of this study was to determine the validity of stroke identification by the Norwegian dispatch guidelines. METHOD AND MATERIAL: This was a register-based study where patients suspected for stroke were compared to those with the final diagnosis of stroke as an indicator group for the guideline validation...
November 5, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103461/neuroprotective-effects-of-yiqihuoxue-calm-wind-capsule-on-ischemic-stroke-in-rats
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Jun-Xia Zhang, Jiao-Mei Guo, Hong-Jun Lin, Ting-Ting Zhang, Zhen-Guo Li, Ji-Chun Zhou, Zhen-Zhong Zhang
Stroke remains the third leading cause of death and of adult disability worldwide. Vascular occlusion, followed by ischemic cascade, leads to irreversible tissue injury. Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator is the only FDA approved drug for the current treatment of acute ischemic stroke. However, traditional Chinese medicine has a long history and rich clinical experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of ischemic stroke. Using a classical middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) stroke model, we tested the effectiveness of Yiqihuoxue calm wind (YCW) capsule on neurological function, gross pathology and oxidative stress status in MCAO rats...
October 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103068/antiplatelet-therapy-for-secondary-prevention-of-vascular-disease-complications
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REVIEW
Rahul R Goli, Mayur M Contractor, Ashwin Nathan, Sony Tuteja, Taisei Kobayashi, Jay Giri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Platelets are activated upon interaction with injured vascular endothelium to form a primary hemostatic plug. Pathogenic thrombosis driven by platelet aggregation can occur in the setting of vascular disease leading to ischemic events. The use of antiplatelet agents has become a mainstay for prevention of the secondary complications of vascular disease. This review summarizes seminal and recent literature related to this area. RECENT FINDINGS: Aspirin is a cornerstone of antiplatelet therapy for coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease for prevention of myocardial infarction, stroke, and vascular death...
November 4, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099363/the-effects-of-oral-health-on-systemic-health
#17
Shawn F Kane
The oral cavity is the intersection of medicine and dentistry and the window into the general health of a patient. Hundreds of diseases and medications impact the oral cavity, and pathologic conditions in the mouth have a greater systemic impact than many providers appreciate. It is unclear whether there is true causality or just an association between periodontal disease and certain other systemic conditions, including atherosclerotic vascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, pregnancy-related complications, osteoporosis, and kidney disease...
November 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099301/analysis-of-overlapping-surgery-in-patients-undergoing-microsurgical-aneurysm-clipping-acute-and-long-term-outcomes-from-the-barrow-ruptured-aneurysm-trial
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Michael A Mooney, Scott Brigeman, Michael A Bohl, Elias D Simon, John P Sheehy, Steve W Chang, Robert F Spetzler
OBJECTIVE Overlapping surgery is a controversial subject in medicine today; however, few studies have examined the outcomes of this practice. The authors analyzed outcomes of patients with acutely ruptured saccular aneurysms who were treated with microsurgical clipping in a prospectively collected database from the Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial. Acute and long-term outcomes for overlapping versus nonoverlapping cases were compared. METHODS During the study period, 241 patients with ruptured saccular aneurysms underwent microsurgical clipping...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098616/hypertension-and-exercise-training-evidence-from-clinical-studies
#19
Ivana C Moraes-Silva, Cristiano Teixeira Mostarda, Antonio Carlos Silva-Filho, Maria Claudia Irigoyen
Hypertension is a worldwide prevalent disease, mostly manifested as its primary ethiology, characterized by a chronic, multifactorial, asymptomatic, and usually incurable state. It is estimated that more than one billion of the world population is hypertensive. Also, hypertension is the main cause of the two most frequent causes of death worldwide: myocardial infarction and stroke. Due to the necessity of the cardiovascular system to manage chronically increased levels of blood pressure, hypertension causes severe alterations in multiple organs, as the heart, vessels, kidneys, eyes and brain, thus increasing the risk of health complications...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090483/a-1-minute-full-brain-mr-exam-using-a-multicontrast-epi-sequence
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Stefan Skare, Tim Sprenger, Ola Norbeck, Henric Rydén, Lars Blomberg, Enrico Avventi, Mathias Engström
PURPOSE: A new multicontrast echo-planar imaging (EPI)-based sequence is proposed for brain MRI, which can directly generate six MR contrasts (T1 -FLAIR, T2 -w, diffusion-weighted (DWI), apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), T2*-w, T2 -FLAIR) in 1 min with full brain coverage. This could enable clinical MR clinical screening in similar time as a conventional CT exam but with more soft-tissue information. METHODS: Eleven sequence modules were created as dynamic building blocks for the sequence...
October 31, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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