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Jeffrey A Burr, Saehwang Han, Hyo Jung Lee, Jane L Tavares, Jan E Mutchler
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between three helping behaviors and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD; heart attack, stroke; fatal and nonfatal), with an exploration of gender differences. The study is framed within the caregiving system model. Helping others is argued to be an evolved characteristic of humans that yields beneficial health effects. Methods: Data were taken from the 2004-2014 waves of the Health and Retirement Study...
June 16, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637154/shoulder-pain-after-stroke-experiences-consequences-in-daily-life-and-effects-of-interventions-a-qualitative-study
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Ingrid Lindgren, Gunvor Gard, Christina Brogårdh
PURPOSE: To describe experiences of shoulder pain after stroke, how pain affects daily life and perceived effects of interventions. METHOD: A qualitative interview study including 13 community-dwelling persons (six women; median age 65 years) with persistent shoulder pain after stroke. RESULTS: Three categories emerged from the content analysis. In "Multiple pain characteristics" an insidious pain onset was reported. The pain existed both day and night and could be located around the shoulder girdle but also have radiation to the arm and hand...
March 3, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628535/community-based-rehabilitation-to-improve-stroke-survivors-rehabilitation-participation-and-functional-recovery
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Xiaojuan Ru, Hong Dai, Bin Jiang, Ninghua Li, Xingquan Zhao, Zhen Hong, Li He, Wenzhi Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a community-based rehabilitation appropriate technique (CRAT) intervention program in increasing rehabilitation participation and improving functional recovery of stroke survivors. DESIGN: This study followed a quasi-experimental design. In each of 5 centers servicing approximately 50,000 individuals, 2 communities were designated as either the intervention or control community. A CRAT intervention program, including 2-year rehabilitation education and 3-month CRAT treatment, was regularly implemented in the intervention communities, whereas there was no special intervention in the control community...
July 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627860/the-world-health-organization-disability-assessment-schedule-2-0-can-predict-the-institutionalization-of-the-patients-with-stroke
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Hsiang-Yueh Hu, Wen-Chou Chi, Kwang-Hwa Chang, Chia-Feng Yen, Reuben Escorpizo, Hua-Fang Liao, Shih-Wei Huang, Tsan-Hon Liou
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) is a well-known questionnaire used to evaluate disability. We can not only evaluate disability but also obtain additional information by using the standardized WHODAS 2.0 scores. AIM: To predict the institutionalization of the patients with stroke by using the standardized WHODAS 2.0 scores. DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: The data of 10,255 patients with stroke were acquired from the Data Bank of Persons with Disabilities (TDPD) in Taiwan...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626057/abnormal-p-wave-axis-and-ischemic-stroke-the-aric-study-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities
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Ankit Maheshwari, Faye L Norby, Elsayed Z Soliman, Ryan J Koene, Mary R Rooney, Wesley T O'Neal, Alvaro Alonso, Lin Y Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Abnormal P-wave axis (aPWA) has been linked to incident atrial fibrillation and mortality; however, the relationship between aPWA and stroke has not been reported. We hypothesized that aPWA is associated with ischemic stroke independent of atrial fibrillation and other stroke risk factors and tested our hypothesis in the ARIC study (Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities), a community-based prospective cohort study. METHODS: We included 15 102 participants (aged 54...
June 16, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625084/objectively-assessed-physical-activity-and-associated-factors-of-sedentary-behavior-among-survivors-of-stroke-living-in-cape-town-south-africa
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Conran Joseph, David Conradsson, Maria Hagströmer, Isa Lawal, Anthea Rhoda
PURPOSE: To investigate objectively measured physical activity in stroke survivors living in low-income areas of Cape Town, South Africa, specifically to: (a) describe the volume of daily physical activity and time spent in different intensity levels and (b) investigate the association of factors covering the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health with sedentary behavior. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used, where forty-five ambulatory community-dwelling stroke survivors participated...
June 18, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622606/dementia-correlates-with-anticoagulation-underuse-in-older-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#7
Giovanni Viscogliosi, Evaristo Ettorre, Iulia Maria Chiriac
OBJECTIVES: Stroke prevention in older atrial fibrillation (AF) patients remains a challenge. This study aimed to investigate whether a dementia diagnosis is an independent correlate of lower prescription rate of oral anticoagulant treatment (OAT) in a sample of older AF patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional retrospective study. Consecutive older community-dwelling AF patients referred for a comprehensive geriatric assessment, were considered. Evaluation of physical, social and mental health, and administration of the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS) and Barthel Index were performed...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622547/co-morbidity-and-clinically-significant-interactions-between-antiepileptic-drugs-and-other-drugs-in-elderly-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-epilepsy
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Emmi Bruun, Lauri J Virta, Reetta Kälviäinen, Tapani Keränen
PURPOSE: A study was conducted to investigate the frequency of potential pharmacokinetic drug-to-drug interactions in elderly patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy. We also investigated co-morbid conditions associated with epilepsy. METHOD: From the register of Kuopio University Hospital (KUH) we identified community-dwelling patients aged 65 or above with newly diagnosed epilepsy and in whom use of the first individual antiepileptic drug (AED) began in 2000-2013 (n=529)...
June 13, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622073/neighborhood-poverty-and-9-1-1-ambulance-contacts
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Josh Seim, Joshua English, Karl Sporer
BACKGROUND: Neighborhood poverty is positively associated with frequency of 9-1-1 ambulance utilization, but it is unclear whether this association remains significant when accounting for variations in the severities and types of ambulance contacts. METHODS: We merged EMS ambulance contact records in a single California county (n = 88,027) with data from the American Community Survey at the census tract level (n = 300). Using tract as a proxy for neighborhood and negative binomial regression as an analytical tool, we predicted 16 outcomes: any ambulance contacts, ambulance contacts stratified by three intervention severities, and ambulance contacts varied by 12 primary impression categories...
June 16, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621053/factors-affecting-aging-cognitive-function-among-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Chun-Ja Kim, JeeWon Park, Se-Won Kang, Elizabeth A Schlenk
AIM: The study purpose was to determine factors affecting aging cognitive function of 3,645 community-dwelling older adults in Korea. METHODS: The Hasegawa Dementia Scale assessed aging cognitive function, blood analyses and anthropometrics assessed cardio-metabolic risk factors, and the Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form Korean Version assessed depressive symptoms. RESULTS: Participants with poor aging cognitive function were more likely to be in the late age group (≥75 y) and currently smoking and have a medical history of stroke, high body mass index, and high level of depressive symptoms; they were also less likely to engage in regular meals and physical activities...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619986/contribution-of-established-stroke-risk-factors-to-the-burden-of-stroke-in-young-adults
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Annette Aigner, Ulrike Grittner, Arndt Rolfs, Bo Norrving, Bob Siegerink, Markus A Busch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As stroke in young adults is assumed to have different etiologies and risk factors than in older populations, the aim of this study was to examine the contribution of established potentially modifiable cardiovascular risk factors to the burden of stroke in young adults. METHODS: A German nationwide case-control study based on patients enrolled in the SIFAP1 study (Stroke In Young Fabry Patients) 2007 to 2010 and controls from the population-based GEDA study (German Health Update) 2009 to 2010 was performed...
June 15, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615902/translation-and-adaptation-of-stroke-aphasia-depression-questionnaire-10-to-hindi
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Harsimarpreet Kaur, Sakshi Chopra, R M Pandey, Rohit Bhatia, Ashima Nehra
BACKGROUND: Depression is one of the most researched emotional responses after stroke and shows that the emotional impact of aphasia can have a marked negative impact on recovery, response to rehabilitation, and psychosocial adjustment. There is an evident dearth of validated instruments to assess depression in people with aphasia including Hindi, the national language of the country. AIMS: The aim of this study was to translate and adapt the original English version of widely used hospital version of Stroke Aphasia Depression Questionnaire (SADQ-10) to Hindi...
April 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615042/locomotor-circumvention-strategies-are-altered-by-stroke-i-obstacle-clearance
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Anuja Darekar, Anouk Lamontagne, Joyce Fung
BACKGROUND: Functional locomotion requires the ability to adapt to environmental challenges such as the presence of stationary or moving obstacles. Difficulties in obstacle circumvention often lead to restricted community ambulation in individuals with stroke. The objective of this study was to contrast obstacle circumvention strategies between post-stroke (n = 12) and healthy individuals (n = 12) performing locomotor and perceptuomotor (joystick navigation) tasks with different obstacle approaches...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606731/cognitive-function-and-kidney-disease-baseline-data-from-the%C3%A2-systolic-blood-pressure-intervention-trial-sprint
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Daniel E Weiner, Sarah A Gaussoin, John Nord, Alexander P Auchus, Gordon J Chelune, Michel Chonchol, Laura Coker, William E Haley, Anthony A Killeen, Paul L Kimmel, Alan J Lerner, Suzanne Oparil, Mohammad G Saklayen, Yelena M Slinin, Clinton B Wright, Jeff D Williamson, Manjula Kurella Tamura
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease is common and is associated with cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and cognitive function, although the nature of this relationship remains uncertain. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort using baseline data from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Participants in SPRINT, a randomized clinical trial of blood pressure targets in older community-dwelling adults with cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, or high cardiovascular disease risk and without diabetes or known stroke, who underwent detailed neurocognitive testing in the cognition substudy, SPRINT-Memory and Cognition in Decreased Hypertension (SPRINT-MIND)...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605456/thyroid-function-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-incident-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
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Seth S Martin, Natalie Daya, Pamela L Lutsey, Kunihiro Matsushita, Anna Fretz, John W McEvoy, Roger S Blumenthal, Josef Coresh, Philip Greenland, Anna Kottgen, Elizabeth Selvin
Context: Cardiovascular outcomes in mild thyroid dysfunction (treatment controversial) and moderate or severe dysfunction (treatment standard) remain uncertain. Objective: To examine cross-sectional and prospective associations of thyroid function with cardiovascular risk factors and events. Design: In the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, we measured concentrations of thyrotropin (TSH), free thyroxine (FT4), and total triiodothyronine (T3) in stored serum samples originally collected in 1990-92...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604921/association-of-educational-attainment-with-lifetime-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Yasuhiko Kubota, Gerardo Heiss, Richard F MacLehose, Nicholas S Roetker, Aaron R Folsom
Importance: Estimates of lifetime risk may help raise awareness of the extent to which educational inequalities are associated with risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Objective: To estimate lifetime risks of CVD according to categories of educational attainment. Design, Setting, and Participants: Participants were followed from 1987 through December 31, 2013. All CVD events (coronary heart disease, heart failure, and stroke) were confirmed by physician review and International Classification of Diseases codes...
June 12, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601812/cardiovascular-and-type-2-diabetes-morbidity-and-all-cause-mortality-among-diverse-chronic-inflammatory-disorders
#17
Alex Dregan, Phil Chowienczyk, Mariam Molokhia
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to assess the relationship between inflammatory disorders with cardiometabolic diseases and mortality within a community-based population. METHODS: The UK Biobank data were used to conduct two investigations: a cross-sectional study to estimate cardiometabolic risk and a prospective cohort study to estimate mortality risk. Binary regression analyses were used to model the association between coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, venous thromboembolism and peripheral artery disease diagnoses with seven inflammatory disorders (eg, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis (AS), systemic vasculitis, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC))...
June 10, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593066/sequence-analysis-of-long-term-readmissions-among-high-impact-users-of-cerebrovascular-patients
#18
Ahsan Rao, Alex Bottle, Ara Darzi, Paul Aylin
OBJECTIVE: Understanding the chronological order of the causes of readmissions may help us assess any repeated chain of events among high-impact users, those with high readmission rate. We aim to perform sequence analysis of administrative data to identify distinct sequences of emergency readmissions among the high-impact users. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of all cerebrovascular patients identified through national administrative data and followed for 4 years...
2017: Stroke Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585568/brain-tissue-pulsatility-is-increased-in-mid-life-depression-a-comparative-study-using-ultrasound-tissue-pulsatility-imaging
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Thomas Desmidt, Bruno Brizard, Paul-Armand Dujardin, Redouane Ternifi, Jean-Pierre Réméniéras, Frédéric Patat, Frédéric Andersson, Jean-Philippe Cottier, Emilie Vierron, Valérie Gissot, Kang Kim, Howard Aizenstein, Wissam El-Hage, Vincent Camus
Cerebrovascular disease (CVD) is consistently associated with late-life depression but poorly documented in midlife depression. It can be hypothesized that the relatively low sensitivity of conventional neuroimaging techniques does not allow the detection of subtle CVD in midlife depression. We used Tissue Pulsatility Imaging (TPI), a novel ultrasound (US) neuroimaging technique that has demonstrated good sensitivity to detect changes in the pulsatility of small brain volumes, to identify early and subtle changes in brain vascular function in midlife depression...
June 6, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583117/population-awareness-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-its-risk-factors-in-buea-cameroon
#20
Leopold Ndemnge Aminde, Noah Takah, Calypse Ngwasiri, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Maxime Tindong, Anastase Dzudie, J Lennert Veerman
BACKGROUND: Adequate awareness of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and their risk factors may help reduce the population's exposure to modifiable risk factors and thereby contribute to prevention and control strategies. There is limited data on knowledge among the general population in sub-Saharan Africa regarding CVD and risk factors. We aimed to assess the population awareness (and associated factors) of CVD types and risk factors in Buea, Cameroon. METHODS: This was a community-based cross-sectional study conducted in 2016 among randomly selected adults (>18 years)...
June 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
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