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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920528/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-montreal-cognitive-assessment-in-inpatient-stroke-rehabilitation
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Abhishek Jaywant, Joan Toglia, Faith M Gunning, Michael W O'Dell
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is a commonly used screening measure for cognitive impairment; however, the diagnostic accuracy and optimal cutoff points in inpatients with mild stroke severity is unknown. We examined the diagnostic accuracy of the MoCA in an acute inpatient stroke rehabilitation unit (N = 95). The criterion neuropsychological assessment was the 30-minute National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke-Canadian Stroke Network battery, modified to include the Symbol-Digit Modalities Test and Trail Making Test A & B...
September 18, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919891/moderate-intensity-exercise-affects-gut-microbiome-composition-and-influences-cardiac-function-in-myocardial-infarction-mice
#2
Zuheng Liu, Hai-Yue Liu, Haobin Zhou, Qiong Zhan, Wenyan Lai, Qingchun Zeng, Hao Ren, Dingli Xu
Physical exercise is commonly regarded as protective against cardiovascular disease (CVD). Recent studies have reported that exercise alters the gut microbiota and that modification of the gut microbiota can influence cardiac function. Here, we focused on the relationships among exercise, the gut microbiota and cardiac function after myocardial infarction (MI). Four-week-old C57BL/6J mice were exercised on a treadmill for 4 weeks before undergoing left coronary artery ligation. Cardiac function was assessed using echocardiography...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918171/the-association-between-delirium-and-sarcopenia-in-older-adult-patients-admitted-to-acute-geriatrics-units-results-from-the-glisten-multicenter-observational-study
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Giuseppe Bellelli, Antonella Zambon, Stefano Volpato, Pasquale Abete, Lara Bianchi, Mario Bo, Antonio Cherubini, Francesco Corica, Mauro Di Bari, Marcello Maggio, Giovanna Maria Manca, Maria Rosaria Rizzo, Andrea Rossi, Francesco Landi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To date, studies assessing the relationship between sarcopenia and delirium, two of the most common geriatric syndromes, are lacking. We sought to explore this association by investigating the co-occurrence of these two conditions and the independent association between them in a population of hospitalized older adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional multicenter analysis of older adults consecutively admitted to 12 acute geriatric units (AGUs). Sarcopenia was assessed upon admission by evaluating the presence of low skeletal mass index (kg/m(2)), and either low handgrip strength or low walking speed (European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People, EWGSOP criteria)...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914187/improving-quality-and-outcomes-of-stroke-care-in-hospitals-protocol-and-statistical-analysis-plan-for-the-stroke123-implementation-study
#4
Dominique A Cadilhac, Nadine E Andrew, Monique F Kilkenny, Kelvin Hill, Brenda Grabsch, Natasha A Lannin, Amanda G Thrift, Craig S Anderson, Geoffrey A Donnan, Sandy Middleton, Rohan Grimley
Rationale The effectiveness of clinician-focused interventions to improve stroke care is uncertain. Aims To determine whether an organizational intervention can improve the quality of stroke care over usual care. Sample size estimates To detect an absolute 10% difference in overall performance (composite outcome), a minimum of 21 hospitals and 843 patients per group was determined. Methods and design Before and after controlled design in hospitals in Queensland, Australia. Intervention Externally facilitated program (StrokeLink) using outreach workshops incorporating clinical performance feedback, patient outcomes (survival, quality of life at 90-180 days), local barrier assessments to best practice care, action planning, and ongoing support...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914186/viral-and-parasitic-pathogen-burden-and-the-association-with-stroke-in-a-population-based-cohort
#5
Brad D Pearce, Anna Bracher, Jeffrey L Jones, Deanna Kruszon-Moran
Background Higher cumulative burden of viral and bacterial pathogens may increase the risk of stroke, but the contribution of parasitic infections in relation to cumulative pathogen burden and risk of stroke has rarely been examined. Aim To estimate the association of multiple persistent viral and parasitic infections with stroke in a representative sample of adults in the United States. Methods Serological evidence of prior infection was categorized as positive for 0-1, 2, 3, or 4-5 infections based on immunoglobulin G seropositivity to cytomegalovirus, hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, Toxoplasma gondii, and Toxocara spp...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913684/-telemedicine-in-stroke-care
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REVIEW
L Breuer, S Schwab
Telemedicine is already widely used in many telestroke networks and ensures stroke treatment close to the patient's home in rural and medically underserved areas. This is particularly effective when telemedicine is integrated into a stroke unit concept. While telemedically based thrombolysis therapy has become routine practice for many years, practical implementation of comprehensive mechanical thrombectomy and the related processes remains challenging. The main tasks for the future further include development of a structured stroke aftercare system in neurologically underserved areas and permanent assurance of high-quality stroke care in telemedically connected sites...
September 14, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913543/devote-3-temporal-relationships-between-severe-hypoglycaemia-cardiovascular-outcomes-and-mortality
#7
Thomas R Pieber, Steven P Marso, Darren K McGuire, Bernard Zinman, Neil R Poulter, Scott S Emerson, Richard E Pratley, Vincent Woo, Simon Heller, Martin Lange, Kirstine Brown-Frandsen, Alan Moses, Jesper Barner Lekdorf, Lucine Lehmann, Kajsa Kvist, John B Buse
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The double-blind Trial Comparing Cardiovascular Safety of Insulin Degludec vs Insulin Glargine in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes at High Risk of Cardiovascular Events (DEVOTE) assessed the cardiovascular safety of insulin degludec. The incidence and rates of adjudicated severe hypoglycaemia, and all-cause mortality were also determined. This paper reports a secondary analysis investigating associations of severe hypoglycaemia with cardiovascular outcomes and mortality...
September 15, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913483/the-prevalence-of-perioperative-complications-in-patients-with-and-without-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-a-prospective-cohort-study
#8
Tatiana Ambrosii, Serghei Şandru, Adrian Belîi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) have a high risk of postoperative complications. The purpose of the study was to record the spectrum and frequency of postoperative complications in patients with OSA versus (vs.) without OSA depending on the type of surgery and type of anaesthesia in a large cohort of patients. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, descriptive study (n = 400). Ethics Committee approval was obtained and written informed consent was signed...
October 2016: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912707/methodological-choices-in-muscle-synergy-analysis-impact-differentiation-of-physiological-characteristics-following-stroke
#9
Caitlin L Banks, Mihir M Pai, Theresa E McGuirk, Benjamin J Fregly, Carolynn Patten
Muscle synergy analysis (MSA) is a mathematical technique that reduces the dimensionality of electromyographic (EMG) data. Used increasingly in biomechanics research, MSA requires methodological choices at each stage of the analysis. Differences in methodological steps affect the overall outcome, making it difficult to compare results across studies. We applied MSA to EMG data collected from individuals post-stroke identified as either responders (RES) or non-responders (nRES) on the basis of a critical post-treatment increase in walking speed...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910267/surveillance-for-certain-health-behaviors-and-conditions-among-states-and-selected-local-areas-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-united-states-2013-and-2014
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Sonya Gamble, Tebitha Mawokomatanda, Fang Xu, Pranesh P Chowdhury, Carol Pierannunzi, David Flegel, William Garvin, Machell Town
PROBLEM: Chronic diseases and conditions (e.g., heart diseases, stroke, arthritis, and diabetes) are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. These conditions are costly to the U.S. economy, yet they are often preventable or controllable. Behavioral risk factors (e.g., excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco use, poor diet, frequent mental distress, and insufficient sleep) are linked to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Adopting positive health behaviors (e...
September 15, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905212/hub-and-spoke-stroke-network-in-the-veneto-region-a-retrospective-study-investigating-the-effectiveness-of-the-stroke-pathway-and-trends-over-time
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L Nardetto, B Giometto, G Moretto, D Mantoan, M Saia
After recognizing the pivotal role played by stroke unit (SU) admission in reducing mortality and dependency in stroke patients, the need to organize and monitor stroke networks has become an increasingly essential aspect of stroke care. We conducted a retrospective study of stroke patients admitted to hospitals in the Veneto region from 2007 to 2015 in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the stroke pathway and trends over time. Between 2007 and 2015, 61,062 stroke patients were discharged from Veneto hospitals: they were more frequently female, females were older than males, and had higher intrahospital mortality and a lower probability of undergoing systemic thrombolysis...
September 13, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903101/citation-classics-in-stroke-the-top-100-cited-articles-on-hemorrhagic-stroke
#12
Yerim Kim, Dae Young Yoon, Jee-Eun Kim, Kang Min Park, Ju-Hun Lee, Hong-Ki Song, Jong Seok Bae
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a disastrous disease and a major health burden worldwide, especially in Korea. Hemorrhagic stroke (HS) accounts for approximately 20% of all the types of strokes. It is important to be able to evaluate stroke diagnoses and evolving treatments. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify the top-100 cited articles and assess a paradigm shift that occurred in the field of HS. METHODS: We searched all articles that had been cited more than 100 times using the Web of Science citation search tool during January 2016...
September 13, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900664/-prehospital-care-for-stroke-patients
#13
REVIEW
C H Nolte, H J Audebert
The effectiveness of thrombolysis or mechanical recanalization for acute stroke is higher, the sooner these therapies are started. Therefore, acute stroke patients need to be evaluated by qualified staff for these therapies as soon as possible. Lay persons need to identify the typical symptoms of stroke as an emergency and act accordingly by calling the emergency medical system (EMS). The EMS team reassesses the symptoms and prompts cerebral imaging. Cerebral imaging is performed ideally in hospitals with a stroke unit where subsequent (stroke) treatments occur...
September 12, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900446/endothelial-progenitor-cells-for-ischemic-stroke-update-on-basic-research-and-application
#14
REVIEW
Shaohua Liao, Chunxia Luo, Bingzhen Cao, Huaiqiang Hu, Suxia Wang, Huili Yue, Lin Chen, Zhenhua Zhou
Ischemic stroke is one of the leading causes of human death and disability worldwide. So far, ultra-early thrombolytic therapy is the most effective treatment. However, most patients still live with varying degrees of neurological dysfunction due to its narrow therapeutic time window. It has been confirmed in many studies that endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), as a kind of adult stem cells, can protect the neurovascular unit by repairing the vascular endothelium and its secretory function, which contribute to the recovery of neurological function after an ischemic stroke...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900414/alterations-in-spectral-attributes-of-surface-electromyograms-after-utilization-of-a-foot-drop-stimulator-during-post-stroke-gait
#15
Rakesh Pilkar, Arvind Ramanujam, Karen J Nolan
BACKGROUND: A foot drop stimulator (FDS) is a rehabilitation intervention that stimulates the common peroneal nerve to facilitate ankle dorsiflexion at the appropriate time during post-stroke hemiplegic gait. Time-frequency analysis (TFA) of non-stationary surface electromyograms (EMG) and spectral variables such as instantaneous mean frequency (IMNF) can provide valuable information on the long-term effects of FDS intervention in terms of changes in the motor unit (MU) recruitment during gait, secondary to improved dorsiflexion...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895807/global-stroke-statistics-an-update-of-mortality-data-from-countries-using-a-broad-code-of-cerebrovascular-diseases
#16
Amanda G Thrift, George Howard, Dominique A Cadilhac, Virginia J Howard, Peter M Rothwell, Tharshanah Thayabaranathan, Valery L Feigin, Bo Norrving, Geoffrey A Donnan
Background Current information on mortality attributed to stroke among different countries is important for policy development and monitoring prevention strategies. Unfortunately, mortality data reported to the World Health Organization by different countries are inconsistent. Aims and/or hypothesis To update the repository of the most recent country-specific data on mortality from stroke for countries that provide data using a broad code for "cerebrovascular disease." Methods Data on mortality from stroke were obtained from the World Health Organization mortality database...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895655/insulin-resistance-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-the-origin-trial
#17
Hertzel C Gerstein, Ele Ferrannini, Matthew C Riddle, Salim Yusuf
AIMS: In the Outcome Reduction with an Initial Glargine Intervention (ORIGIN) trial, titrated doses of basal insulin glargine targeting fasting normoglycemia had a neutral effect on cardiovascular outcomes. The dose of insulin required to achieve normoglycemia provides a unique measurement of each individual's resistance to insulin's action, and was therefore used to examine the link between insulin resistance and cardiovascular outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Self-titration of insulin doses targeting a fasting plasma glucose < 5...
September 12, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895254/cancer-is-an-independent-predictor-of-poor-outcomes-in-patients-following-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#18
Yasufumi Gon, Kenichi Todo, Hideki Mochizuki, Manabu Sakaguchi
BACKGROUND: Patients with cancer have been reported to have poorer outcomes following intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) than those without cancer, but the findings were not consistent between studies. We aimed to test the hypothesis that cancer is associated with poor outcomes following ICH. METHODS: We reviewed 3137 consecutive patients admitted to the stroke unit of Osaka University Hospital. Patients diagnosed with ICH were extracted and divided into two groups according to the presence of cancer...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893762/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-mechanistic-link-to-peripheral-endothelial-dysfunction
#19
Nadja Scherbakov, Anja Sandek, Nicole Ebner, Miroslava Valentova, Alexander Heinrich Nave, Ewa A Jankowska, Jörg C Schefold, Stephan von Haehling, Stefan D Anker, Ingo Fietze, Jochen B Fiebach, Karl Georg Haeusler, Wolfram Doehner
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) after acute ischemic stroke is frequent and may be linked to stroke-induced autonomic imbalance. In the present study, the interaction between SDB and peripheral endothelial dysfunction (ED) was investigated in patients with acute ischemic stroke and at 1-year follow-up. METHODS AND RESULTS: SDB was assessed by transthoracic impedance records in 101 patients with acute ischemic stroke (mean age, 69 years; 61% men; median National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, 4) while being on the stroke unit...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893396/early-results-of-robotically-assisted-mitral-valve-surgery-analysis-of-the-first-1000-cases
#20
A Marc Gillinov, Tomislav Mihaljevic, Hoda Javadikasgari, Rakesh M Suri, Stephanie L Mick, José L Navia, Milind Y Desai, Johannes Bonatti, Mitra Khosravi, Jay J Idrees, Ashley M Lowry, Eugene H Blackstone, Lars G Svensson
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to assess the technical and process improvement and clinical outcomes of robotic mitral valve surgery by examining the first 1000 cases performed in a tertiary care center. METHODS: We reviewed the first 1000 patients (mean age, 56 ± 10 years) undergoing robotic primary mitral valve surgery, including concomitant procedures (n = 185), from January 2006 to November 2013. Mitral valve disease cause was degenerative (n = 960, 96%), endocarditis (n = 26, 2...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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