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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726795/a-retrospective-analysis-of-hypertension-screening-at-a-mass-gathering-in-india-implications-for-non-communicable-disease-control-strategies
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S Balsari, P Vemulapalli, M Gofine, K Oswal, R Merchant, S Saunik, G Greenough, T Khanna
Cardiovascular disease is the leading case of mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCD) in India. The government's National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke seeks to increase capacity building, screening, referral and management of NCDs across India, and includes community-based outreach and screening programmes. The government in India routinely provides basic care at religious mass gatherings. However, in 2015, at the Kumbh Mela in Nashik and Trimbakeshwar, the state government extended its services to include a hypertension screening programme...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717428/awareness-toward-stroke-in-a-population-based-sample-of-iranian-adults
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Mozaffar Hosseininezhad, Hannan Ebrahimi, Seyed Mohammad Seyedsaadat, Babak Bakhshayesh, Motahareh Asadi, Amir Reza Ghayeghran
Background: Stroke is the leading cause of death and functional disability. While there have been major advances regarding the management of stroke, a significant proportion of people are still unaware of stroke-related symptoms and risk factors. This study was performed to assess the awareness of stroke's warning signs and risk factors among a sample of Iranian population. Methods: A total of 649 participants were randomly selected using systematic randomization from the list of telephone numbers obtained from the telephone directory...
January 5, 2017: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698086/stroke-burden-in-rwanda-a-multicenter-study-on-stroke-management-and-outcome
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Agabe Emmy Nkusi, Severien Muneza, Steven Nshuti, David Hakizimana, Paulin Munyemana, Menelas Nkeshimana, Emmanuel Rudakemwa, Etienne Amendezo
BACKGROUND: Cerebro-vascular accidents (CVA) or Stroke constitute the second leading cause of mortality worldwide. Low and middle income countries bear most of stroke burden worldwide. The main objective of this study is to determine the burden of stroke in Rwanda. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study done in 2 parts; 6 months baseline data collection and outcome assessment sessions at 1 year. RESULTS: 96 patients were enrolled in our series...
July 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655311/diagnostic-delay-for-giant-cell-arteritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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James A Prior, Hoda Ranjbar, John Belcher, Sarah L Mackie, Toby Helliwell, Jennifer Liddle, Christian D Mallen
BACKGROUND: Giant cell arteritis (GCA), if untreated, can lead to blindness and stroke. The study's objectives were to (1) determine a new evidence-based benchmark of the extent of diagnostic delay for GCA and (2) examine the role of GCA-specific characteristics on diagnostic delay. METHODS: Medical literature databases were searched from inception to November 2015. Articles were included if reporting a time-period of diagnostic delay between onset of GCA symptoms and diagnosis...
June 28, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619581/-cardiovascular-risk-of-smoking-by-gender
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Daniel Thomas
In France, the increase in the prevalence of women's smoking has been major over the past 30 years. The consequences are a significant increase and an unusual precocity of all the women's cardiovascular (CV) pathologies (myocardial infarction, stroke and aortic pathologies). Associated factors (combined oral contraception, unequal distribution of other CV risk factors by sex) increase the CV impact of women's smoking. For the same tobacco use, women have a 25% higher risk of coronary heart disease than men...
June 12, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594459/computer-vision-syndrome-a-common-cause-of-unexplained-visual-symptoms-in-the-modern-era
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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/28582859/blood-pressure-and-hispanic-latino-cognitive-function-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos-results
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Wassim Tarraf, Carlos J Rodríguez, Martha L Daviglus, Melissa Lamar, Neil Schneiderman, Linda Gallo, Gregory A Talavera, Robert C Kaplan, Myriam Fornage, Alan Conceicao, Hector M González
BACKGROUND: Hispanics/Latinos are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline and dementias. High blood pressure (BP) has been implicated in both stroke and dementias. Associations between BP and cognition among diverse Latinos are still unpublished. OBJECTIVE: We examined associations between cognition and four BP based measures among diverse Hispanics/Latinos. We hypothesized that higher BP, particularly systolic pressure, and increased arterial stiffness (i...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566148/assessment-of-the-general-public-s-knowledge-of-stroke-a-cross-sectional-study-in-yaound%C3%A3-cameroon
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Jobert Richie Nansseu, Cedric Paterson Atangana, Saint-Just N Petnga, Joseph Kamtchum-Tatuene, Jean Jacques Noubiap
BACKGROUND: Stroke knowledge and awareness in the general public is important to improve stroke prevention and ensure prompt response to disease onset. Addressing the dearth of data in Africa, this study aimed to determine the level of knowledge on stroke definition, symptoms, risk factors and complications in the general population living in Yaoundé, Cameroon. METHODS: From February to April 2015, we conducted a cross-sectional study at the Nicolas Barre Hospital Centre...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560735/impact-of-the-swedish-national-stroke-campaign-on-stroke-awareness
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A Nordanstig, K Asplund, B Norrving, N Wahlgren, P Wester, L Rosengren
BACKGROUND: Time delay from stroke onset to arrival in hospital is an important obstacle to widespread reperfusion therapy. To increase knowledge about stroke, and potentially decrease this delay, a 27-month national public information campaign was carried out in Sweden. AIMS: To assess the effects of a national stroke campaign in Sweden. METHODS: The variables used to measure campaign effects were knowledge of the AKUT test [a Swedish equivalent of the FAST (Face-Arm-Speech-Time)] test and intent to call 112 (emergency telephone number) ...
May 31, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554882/diagnosis-prevalence-awareness-treatment-prevention-and-control-of-hypertension-in-cameroon-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinic-based-and-community-based-studies
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Barthelemy Kuate Defo, Jean Claude Mbanya, Jean-Claude Tardif, Olugbemiga Ekundayo, Sylvie Perreault, Louise Potvin, Robert Cote, Andre Pascal Kengne, Simeon Pierre Choukem, Felix Assah, Samuel Kingue, Lucie Richard, Roland Pongou, Katherine Frohlich, Jude Saji, Pierre Fournier, Eugene Sobngwi, Valery Ridde, Marie-Pierre Dubé, Simon De Denus, Wilfred Mbacham, Jean-Philippe Lafrance, Dickson Shey Nsagha, Warner Mampuya, Anastase Dzudie, Lyne Cloutier, Christina Zarowsky, Agatha Tanya, Paul Ndom, Marie Hatem, Evelyne Rey, Louise Roy, Roxane Borgès Da Silva, Christian Dagenais, David Todem, Robert Weladji, Dora Mbanya, Elham Emami, Zakariaou Njoumemi, Laurence Monnais, Carl-Ardy Dubois
BACKGROUND: Hypertension holds a unique place in population health and health care because it is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease and the most common noncommunicable condition seen in primary care worldwide. Without effective prevention and control, raised blood pressure significantly increases the risk of stroke, myocardial infarction, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, dementia, renal failure, and blindness. There is an urgent need for stakeholders-including individuals and families-across the health system, researchers, and decision makers to work collaboratively for improving prevention, screening and detection, diagnosis and evaluation, awareness, treatment and medication adherence, management, and control for people with or at high risk for hypertension...
May 29, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536176/cost-of-alteplase-has-more-than-doubled-over-the-past-decade
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Dawn Kleindorfer, Joseph Broderick, Bart Demaerschalk, Jeffrey Saver
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intravenous alteplase (tissue-type plasminogen activator) has been shown to be cost-effective because of savings in long-term disability. In October of 2005, an increased DRG payment to hospitals for alteplase-treated stroke patients was introduced. We sought to describe the trends in the cost of alteplase over time, in comparison to trends in hospital reimbursement in the United States. METHODS: Using publicly available information on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website (www...
July 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317060/prognostic-factors-for-mortality-in-patients-with-bullous-pemphigoid-a-meta-analysis
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Yi-Di Liu, Yan-Hong Wang, Yi-Cong Ye, Wen-Ling Zhao, Li Li
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a chronic debilitating autoimmune blistering disease that frequently occurs in the elderly population. Previous studies have suggested a high morbidity and mortality associated with BP. However, relatively few studies have investigated prognostic factors of BP mortality, and they showed considerably various results. This meta-analysis aimed to quantitatively assess the association between several potential prognostic factors and risk of mortality in bullous pemphigoid. A comprehensive search was performed using Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane Library...
July 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314926/american-football-and-fatal-exertional-heat-stroke-a-case-study-of-korey-stringer
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Andrew Grundstein, John A Knox, Jennifer Vanos, Earl R Cooper, Douglas J Casa
On August 1, 2001, Korey Stringer, a Pro Bowl offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, became the first and to date the only professional American football player to die from exertional heat stroke (EHS). The death helped raise awareness of the dangers of exertional heat illnesses in athletes and prompted the development of heat safety policies at the professional, collegiate, and interscholastic levels. Despite the public awareness of this death, no published study has examined in detail the circumstances surrounding Stringer's fatal EHS...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264181/public-health-campaigns-and-their-effect-on-stroke-knowledge-in-a-high-risk-urban-population-a-five-year-study
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Maged M Metias, Naomi Eisenberg, Michael D Clemente, Elizabeth M Wooster, Andrew D Dueck, Douglas L Wooster, Graham Roche-Nagle
Background The level of knowledge of stroke risk factors and stroke symptoms within a population may determine their ability to recognize and ultimately react to a stroke. Independent agencies have addressed this through extensive awareness campaigns. The aim of this study was to determine the change in baseline knowledge of stroke risk factors, symptoms, and source of stroke knowledge in a high-risk Toronto population between 2010 and 2015. Methods Questionnaires were distributed to adults presenting to cardiovascular clinics at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154990/stroke-awareness-in-korean-high-school-students
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Hyunyoung Park, Julie Jeong, HakSeung Lee, Sang-Hak Lee, Seung-Han Suk
Public awareness is essential for the early diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of stroke. In particular, young adults represent an important avenue for increasing awareness and precluding the adoption of unhealthy, risk-increasing behaviors. This study was the first to investigate the basic knowledge of Korean adolescents about stroke and evaluate the improvement of this knowledge after an educational lecture. In total, 1269 high school students were instructed on the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and management of stroke...
February 2, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093900/who-is-responsible-for-metabolic-screening-for-mental-health-clients-taking-antipsychotic-medications
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Tamara Ward, Dianne Wynaden, Karen Heslop
Metabolic syndrome is common in mental health consumer populations, and is linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes. Metabolic screening is a way of recognising consumers who are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome but internationally screening rates remain low. A retrospective audit was completed at one Australian public mental health service on the case files of 100 randomly selected consumers to determine nurses level of compliance with metabolic screening policies over a 12 month period...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011022/effects-of-ambient-temperature-on-stroke-hospital-admissions-results-from-a-time-series-analysis-of-104-432-strokes-in-guangzhou-china
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Pi Guo, Murui Zheng, Wenru Feng, Jiagang Wu, Changyu Deng, Ganfeng Luo, Li Wang, Bingying Pan, Huazhang Liu
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a main cause of death and public health burden in China. The evidence on the burden of different strokes attack attribute to ambient temperature in China is limited. This study aimed to show the characteristics of stroke attack and the attributable risk due to temperature based on hospital admission data in Guangzhou, one of the most developed cities in China. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015, 104,432 stroke hospitalizations in Guangzhou residents from 67 hospitals for stroke sentinel surveillance were registered...
February 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003889/knowledge-and-health-beliefs-regarding-sickle-cell-disease-among-omanis-in-a-primary-healthcare-setting-cross-sectional-study
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Mohammed H Al-Azri, Rajaa Al-Belushi, Muna Al-Mamari, Robin Davidson, Anil C Mathew
OBJECTIVES: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a global health concern associated with high childhood morbidity and mortality; in Oman, the prevalence of SCD is 0.2%. Public awareness of SCD and the need for premarital screening (PMS) are essential to reduce the incidence of this disease. This study aimed to assess awareness of and beliefs regarding SCD and PMS among Omanis in a primary healthcare setting. METHODS: This cross-sectional study took place in five health centres located in Al-Seeb Province, Muscat, Oman, between June and August 2015...
November 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855138/cdc-grand-rounds-a-public-health-approach-to-detect-and-control-hypertension
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Rikita Merai, Claudia Siegel, Michael Rakotz, Peter Basch, Janet Wright, Betty Wong, Phoebe Thorpe
Hypertension is generally defined as systolic blood pressure ≥140 mmHg, or diastolic blood pressure ≥90 mmHg. A person who currently uses blood pressure-lowering medication is also defined as having hypertension. Hypertension is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke (1,2). Hypertension affects nearly one third of U.S. residents aged ≥18 years (approximately 75 million persons), and in approximately one half of adults with hypertension (nearly 35 million persons), it is uncontrolled (2)...
November 18, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777378/two-decades-of-nation-wide-community-based-stroke-support-the-singapore-national-stroke-association
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Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian, Ann Yin, Lay B Lee, Deidre A De Silva
The Singapore National Stroke Association, registered in 1996, offers support and information to stroke survivors and caregivers, and aims to raise public stroke awareness. In the last 20 years, we have developed programs to equip stroke survivors and caregivers with knowledge, life skills, comfort, and opportunities for socialization and reintegration. We have on-going public education and advocacy initiatives. Obtaining funding, member recruitment, volunteer retention, and leadership renewal are on-going challenges...
October 24, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
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