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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108639/prevalence-of-epilepsy-seizures-as-a-comorbidity-of-neurologic-disorders-in-nursing-homes
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Angela K Birnbaum, Ilo E Leppik, Kenneth Svensden, Lynn E Eberly
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of epilepsy/seizure (epi/sz) comorbid with other neurologic disorders in elderly nursing home residents and to examine demographic and regional variability and associations with clinical characteristics. METHODS: We studied 5 cross-sectional cohorts of all residents in any Medicare/Medicaid-certified nursing home in the United States on July 15 of each year from 2003 to 2007. Epi/sz was identified by ICD-9 codes (345.xx or 780...
January 20, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108619/impact-of-rehabilitation-on-outcomes-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study-in-japan
#2
Maiko Yagi, Hideo Yasunaga, Hiroki Matsui, Kojiro Morita, Kiyohide Fushimi, Masashi Fujimoto, Teruyuki Koyama, Junko Fujitani
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We aimed to examine the concurrent effects of timing and intensity of rehabilitation on improving activities of daily living (ADL) among patients with ischemic stroke. METHODS: Using the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination inpatient database, we retrospectively analyzed consecutive patients with ischemic stroke at admission who received rehabilitation (n=100 719) from April 2012 to March 2014. Early rehabilitation was defined as that starting within 3 days after admission...
January 20, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103638/music-interventions-for-acquired-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Wendy L Magee, Imogen Clark, Jeanette Tamplin, Joke Bradt
BACKGROUND: Acquired brain injury (ABI) can result in impairments in motor function, language, cognition, and sensory processing, and in emotional disturbances, which can severely reduce a survivor's quality of life. Music interventions have been used in rehabilitation to stimulate brain functions involved in movement, cognition, speech, emotions, and sensory perceptions. An update of the systematic review published in 2010 was needed to gauge the efficacy of music interventions in rehabilitation for people with ABI...
January 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103061/cardiometabolic-mortality-by-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-participation-and-eligibility-in-the-united-states
#4
Zach Conrad, Colin D Rehm, Parke Wilde, Dariush Mozaffarian
OBJECTIVES: To investigate total and cause-specific cardiometabolic mortality among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants, SNAP-eligible nonparticipants, and SNAP-ineligible individuals overall and by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and other characteristics. METHODS: We performed a prospective study with nationally representative survey data from the National Health Interview Survey (2000-2009), merged with subsequent Public-Use Linked Mortality Files (2000-2011)...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102025/the-direct-referral-to-endovascular-center-criteria-a-proposal-for-pre-hospital-evaluation-of-acute-stroke-in-the-madrid-stroke-network
#5
J Rodríguez-Pardo, B Fuentes, M Alonso de Leciñana, Á Ximénez-Carrillo, G Zapata-Wainberg, J Álvarez-Fraga, F J Barriga, L Castillo, J Carneado-Ruiz, J Díaz-Guzman, J Egido-Herrero, A de Felipe, J Fernández-Ferro, L Frade-Pardo, Á García-Gallardo, A García-Pastor, A Gil-Núñez, C Gómez-Escalonilla, M Guillán, Y Herrero-Infante, J Masjuan-Vallejo, M Á Ortega-Casarrubios, J Vivancos-Mora, E Díez-Tejedor
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: For patients with acute ischaemic stroke due to large-vessel occlusion, it has recently been shown that mechanical thrombectomy (MT) with stent retrievers is better than medical treatment alone. However, few hospitals can provide MT 24 h/day 365 days/year, and it remains unclear whether selected patients with acute stroke should be directly transferred to the nearest MT-providing hospital to prevent treatment delays. Clinical scales such as Rapid Arterial Occlusion Evaluation (RACE) have been developed to predict large-vessel occlusion at a pre-hospital level, but their predictive value for MT is low...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097354/global-burden-of-hypertension-and-systolic-blood-pressure-of-at-least-110-to-115-mm-hg-1990-2015
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Mohammad H Forouzanfar, Patrick Liu, Gregory A Roth, Marie Ng, Stan Biryukov, Laurie Marczak, Lily Alexander, Kara Estep, Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Tomi F Akinyemiju, Raghib Ali, Nelson Alvis-Guzman, Peter Azzopardi, Amitava Banerjee, Till Bärnighausen, Arindam Basu, Tolesa Bekele, Derrick A Bennett, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Ferrán Catalá-López, Valery L Feigin, Joao C Fernandes, Florian Fischer, Alemseged Aregay Gebru, Philimon Gona, Rajeev Gupta, Graeme J Hankey, Jost B Jonas, Suzanne E Judd, Young-Ho Khang, Ardeshir Khosravi, Yun Jin Kim, Ruth W Kimokoti, Yoshihiro Kokubo, Dhaval Kolte, Alan Lopez, Paulo A Lotufo, Reza Malekzadeh, Yohannes Adama Melaku, George A Mensah, Awoke Misganaw, Ali H Mokdad, Andrew E Moran, Haseeb Nawaz, Bruce Neal, Frida Namnyak Ngalesoni, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Farshad Pourmalek, Anwar Rafay, Rajesh Kumar Rai, David Rojas-Rueda, Uchechukwu K Sampson, Itamar S Santos, Monika Sawhney, Aletta E Schutte, Sadaf G Sepanlou, Girma Temam Shifa, Ivy Shiue, Bemnet Amare Tedla, Amanda G Thrift, Marcello Tonelli, Thomas Truelsen, Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Kingsley Nnanna Ukwaja, Olalekan A Uthman, Tommi Vasankari, Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian, Vasiliy Victorovich Vlassov, Theo Vos, Ronny Westerman, Lijing L Yan, Yuichiro Yano, Naohiro Yonemoto, Maysaa El Sayed Zaki, Christopher J L Murray
Importance: Elevated systolic blood (SBP) pressure is a leading global health risk. Quantifying the levels of SBP is important to guide prevention policies and interventions. Objective: To estimate the association between SBP of at least 110 to 115 mm Hg and SBP of 140 mm Hg or higher and the burden of different causes of death and disability by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015. Design: A comparative risk assessment of health loss related to SBP...
January 10, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096032/creation-of-an-intensive-care-unit-and-organizational-changes-in-an-adult-emergency-department-impact-on-acute-stroke-management
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Laurent Puy, Chantal Lamy, Sandrine Canaple, Audrey Arnoux, Nicolas Laine, Ella Iacob, Jean-Marc Constans, Olivier Godefroy
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Following the reorganization of a University Medical Center onto a single campus, an Intensive Care Unit was created within the adult Emergency Department (ED ICU). We assessed the effects of these organizational changes on acute stroke management and the intravenous administration of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IV rtPA), as characterized by the thrombolysis rate, door-to-needle time (DNT) and outcome at 3months. METHODS: Between October 2013 and September 2015, we performed a retrospective, observational, single-center, comparative study of patients admitted for ischemic stroke and treated with IV rtPA during two 321-day periods (before and after the creation of the ED ICU)...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093564/postoperative-conversion-disorder-presenting-as-inspiratory-stridor-and-hemiparesis-in-a-pediatric-patient
#8
Erik J Nelson, Jennifer Y Wu
BACKGROUND Postoperative conversion disorder is rare and has been reported. The diagnosis is usually made after all major organic causes have been ruled out. CASE REPORT We describe a case of a 13-year-old female who presented in the post-anesthesia care unit with acute-onset inspiratory stridor and unresponsiveness to verbal or painful stimuli after receiving a general anesthetic for upper endoscopy. Later in the post-anesthesia care unit, she presented with acute-onset right hemiplegia and sensory loss. She was first evaluated for causes of her stridor and unresponsiveness...
January 17, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092139/content-of-conventional-therapy-for-the-severely-affected-arm-during-subacute-rehabilitation-after-stroke-an-analysis-of-physiotherapy-and-occupational-therapy-practice
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Lex D de Jong, Frederike van Wijck, Roy E Stewart, Alexander C H Geurts, Pieter U Dijkstra
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Physiotherapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) are key professions providing treatment for the arm after stroke; however, knowledge about the content of these treatments is scant. Detailed data are needed to replicate interventions, evaluate their effective components, and evaluate PT and OT practice. This paper describes PT and OT treatment for the severely affected arm in terms of duration, content according to components and categories of the International Classification of Human Functioning, Disability and Health, and to analyze differences between professions...
January 16, 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089997/the-impact-of-age-and-sex-on-in-hospital-outcomes-of-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Aris Karatasakis, Rahel Iwnetu, Barbara A Danek, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Khaldoon Alaswad, Farouc A Jaffer, Robert W Yeh, David E Kandzari, Nicholas J Lembo, Mitul Patel, Ehtisham Mahmud, William L Lombardi, R Michael Wyman, J Aaron Grantham, Anthony H Doing, Catalin Toma, James W Choi, Barry F Uretsky, Jeffrey W Moses, Ajay J Kirtane, Ziad A Ali, Manish Parikh, Judit Karacsonyi, Bavana V Rangan, Craig A Thompson, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the effect of age and sex on procedural outcomes and efficiency of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: We examined the clinical and angiographic characteristics and outcomes of 1675 CTO-PCIs performed in 1644 patients between 2012 and 2016 at 15 United States centers. RESULTS: Mean age was 65.3 ± 10 years and 1408 (86%) were men. Overall technical and procedural success rates were 88% and 87%, respectively...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088914/diverse-functions-and-mechanisms-of-pericytes-in-ischemic-stroke
#11
Shuai Yang, Huijuan Jin, Yiyi Zhu, Yan Wan, Lingqiang Zhu, Bo Hu
Pericytes are mural cells embedded in the basement membrane of microvessels. Because of such a unique position in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and neurovascular unit (NVU), they receive, orchestrate and process signals from their neighboring cells to generate diverse neurovascular functions, including regulation of capillary hemodynamics, BBB permeability, clearance of toxic metabolites, angiogenesis, neuroinflammation and stem cell activity. During the different stages of ischemic stroke, pericytes play different roles: 1) On the hyperacute phase of stroke, pericytes constriction and death may be a cause of the no-reflow phenomenon in brain capillaries; 2) During the acute phase, pericytes detach from microvessels and participate in inflammatory-immunological response, resulting in the BBB damage and brain edema...
January 12, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088628/methods-needed-to-measure-predictive-accuracy-a-study-of-diabetic-patients
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Hafiz M R Khan, Sarah Mende, Aamrin Rafiq, Kemesha Gabbidon, P Hemachandra Reddy
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality and it can result in several complications such as kidney failure, heart failure, stroke, and blindness making it a major medical and public health concern in the United States. Statistical methods are important to detect risk factors and identify the best sampling plan to determine predictive bounds for diabetic patients' data. The main objective of this paper is to identify the best fit bootstrapping sampling method and to draw the predictive bound considering diabetes patient data...
January 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081270/outcome-and-treatment-effects-in-stroke-associated-with-acute-cervical-ica-occlusion
#13
Michael Gliem, John-Ih Lee, Aurica Barckhan, Bernd Turowski, Hans-Peter Hartung, Sebastian Jander
BACKGROUND: Endovascular therapy (EVT) with stent retrievers in addition to i.v. thrombolysis (IVT) has proven effective in acute stroke patients with middle cerebral artery (MCA, M1 segment) and distal internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion. Limited data exist concerning acute cervical ICA occlusion, either alone or in combination with intracranial ICA occlusion (tandem occlusion). Therefore we analyzed outcome and treatment effects in stroke associated with cervical ICA occlusion, with specific focus on the impact of intracranial ICA or M1 patency...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081026/the-effect-of-nebulized-glycopyrrolate-on-posterior-drooling-in-patients-with-brain-injury-two-cases-of-different-brain-lesions
#14
Zee-Ihn Lee, Kwang Jae Yu, Dae Hee Lee, Seong Kyung Hong, Seung Beom Woo, Jong Min Kim, Donghwi Park
Posterior drooling, which can lead to substantial respiratory morbidity, including unexplained lung diseases and recurrent pneumonia, is an important issue in the rehabilitation unit. There are various treatment options for posterior drooling, including pharmacologic therapy, oral motor or behavioral therapy, biofeedback, local glandular injection of botulinum toxin, irradiation, and surgery. Among them, nebulized glycopyrrolate has the following advantages: It is noninvasive and is relatively free of central adverse effects because it does not cross the blood-brain barrier unlike other anticholinergics...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077819/association-between-blood-transfusions-and-12-month-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#15
Pawel Kleczynski, Artur Dziewierz, Maciej Bagienski, Lukasz Rzeszutko, Danuta Sorysz, Jaroslaw Trebacz, Robert Sobczynski, Marek Tomala, Maciej Stapor, Dariusz Dudek
Blood transfusions are considered as an important predictor of adverse outcome in patients with severe aortic (AS) undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We sought to investigate the association between blood transfusions and mortality after TAVI. We enrolled 101 consecutive patients with severe AS undergoing TAVI. Patients who required transfusion were defined as patients in whom at least one unit of packed red blood cells (PRBCs) was transfused in the perioperative period. Twelve-month outcomes were assessed based on Valve Academic Research Consortium definitions...
January 11, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076631/targeting-stroke-risk-and-improving-outcomes-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-latin-america
#16
Bruce Stambler, Fernando Scazzuso
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: To examine stroke risk factors, including atrial fibrillation, management and prevention, and stroke outcomes across Latin America. DESIGN AND SETTING: Narrative review conducted at Piedmont Heart Institute, United States. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase and Cochrane databases were searched for stroke AND "Latin America" AND epidemiology (between January 2009 and March 2015). Further studies in the SciELO, World Health Organization and Pan-American Health Organization databases were used to address specific points...
November 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075495/oral-tactile-sensitivity-and-masticatory-performance-are-impaired-in-stroke-patients
#17
Martin Schimmel, Garance Voegeli, Elena Duvernay, Beatrice Leemann, Frauke Müller
BACKGROUND: Orofacial impairment following stroke frequently involves reduced chewing performance, i.e., oral phase dysphagia. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the sensitivity of oral tissues following stroke and its potential impact on masticatory function. METHODS: Hospitalized post-stroke patients were recruited and compared to healthy controls. Outcome measures comprised masticatory performance employing a colour-mixing ability-, i.e. bolus-kneading test, maximum lip and bite force, and the one-point and two-point tactile thresholds...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074802/goal-directed-therapy-improves-the-outcome-of-high-risk-cardiac-patients-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass
#18
Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Rohan Magoon, Rajinder Singh Rawat, Yatin Mehta, Sameer Taneja, R Ravi, Milind P Hote
BACKGROUND: There has been a constant emphasis on developing management strategies to improve the outcome of high-risk cardiac patients undergoing surgical revascularization. The performance of coronary artery bypass surgery on an off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) avoids the risks associated with extra-corporeal circulation. The preliminary results of goal-directed therapy (GDT) for hemodynamic management of high-risk cardiac surgical patients are encouraging. The present study was conducted to study the outcome benefits with the combined use of GDT with OPCAB as compared to the conventional hemodynamic management...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074801/delirium-after-cardiac-surgery-a-pilot-study-from-a-single-tertiary-referral-center
#19
Ashok K Kumar, Aveek Jayant, V K Arya, Rohan Magoon, Ridhima Sharma
BACKGROUND: Advances in cardiac surgery has shifted paradigm of management to perioperative psychological illnesses. Delirium is a state of altered consciousness with easy distraction of thoughts. The pathophysiology of this complication is not clear, but identification of risk factors is important for positive postoperative outcomes. The goal of the present study was to prospectively identify the incidence, motoric subtypes, and risk factors associated with development of delirium in cardiac surgical patients admitted to postoperative cardiac intensive care, using a validated delirium monitoring instrument...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074658/hyperglycemia-as-a-prognosis-predictor-of-length-of-stay-and-functional-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#20
Abdul Gofir, Budi Mulyono, Sri Sutarni
Background Hyperglycemia has been shown to influence prognosisoutcome of stroke. The objective of this study was to determine the correlation betweenhyperglycemia with length of stay (LOS) and functional outcomes in ischemic stroke patients. This is the first study to correlate hyperglycemia in ischemic stroke patients with their functional outcome as assessed by using Barthel index. Methods This is a prospective cohort study of patients admitted to the Stroke Unit of Dr. Sardjito General Hospital for ischemic stroke from January 2012 to June 2014...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
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