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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813891/quantitative-assessment-of-paretic-limb-dexterity-and-interlimb-coordination-during-bilateral-arm-rehabilitation-training
#1
Chang Xu, Siyi Li, Kui Wang, Zengguang Hou, Ningbo Yu
In neuro-rehabilitation after stroke, the conventional constrained induced movement therapy (CIMT) has been well-accepted. Existing bilateral trainings are mostly on mirrored symmetrical motion. However, complementary bilateral movements are dominantly involved in activities of daily living (ADLs), and functional bilateral therapies may bring better skill transfer from trainings to daily life. Neurophysiological evidence is also growing. In this work, we firstly introduce our bilateral arm training system realized with a haptic interface and a motion sensor, as well as the tasks that have been designed to train both the manipulation function of the paretic arm and coordination of bilateral upper limbs...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813888/fully-embedded-myoelectric-control-for-a-wearable-robotic-hand-orthosis
#2
Franziska Ryser, Tobias Butzer, Jeremia P Held, Olivier Lambercy, Roger Gassert
To prevent learned non-use of the affected hand in chronic stroke survivors, rehabilitative training should be continued after discharge from the hospital. Robotic hand orthoses are a promising approach for home rehabilitation. When combined with intuitive control based on electromyography, the therapy outcome can be improved. However, such systems often require extensive cabling, experience in electrode placement and connection to external computers. This paper presents the framework for a stand-alone, fully wearable and real-time myoelectric intention detection system based on the Myo armband...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813878/randomized-sham-controlled-trial-based-on-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-and-wrist-robot-assisted-integrated-treatment-on-subacute-stroke-patients-intermediate-results
#3
Stefano Mazzoleni, Vi Do Tran, Laura Iardella, Paolo Dario, Federico Posteraro
The main goal of this study is to analyse the effects of combined transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and wrist robot-assisted therapy in subacute stroke patients. Twenty-four patients were included in this study and randomly assigned to the experimental (EG) or control group (CG). All participants performed wrist robot-assisted training a) in conjunction with tDCS (real stimulation for patients in EG) or b) without tDCS (sham stimulation for patients in CG). Clinical scales and kinematic parameters recorded by the robot were used for the assessment...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813793/the-combined-action-of-a-passive-exoskeleton-and-an-emg-controlled-neuroprosthesis-for-upper-limb-stroke-rehabilitation-first-results-of-the-retrainer-project
#4
E Ambrosini, S Ferrante, J Zajc, M Bulgheroni, W Baccinelli, E d'Amico, T Schauer, C Wiesener, M Russold, M Gfoehler, M Puchinger, M Weber, S Becker, K Krakow, M Rossini, D Proserpio, G Gasperini, F Molteni, G Ferrigno, A Pedrocchi
The combined use of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and robotic technologies is advocated to improve rehabilitation outcomes after stroke. This work describes an arm rehabilitation system developed within the European project RETRAINER. The system consists of a passive 4-degrees-of-freedom exoskeleton equipped with springs to provide gravity compensation and electromagnetic brakes to hold target positions. FES is integrated in the system to provide additional support to the most impaired muscles. FES is triggered based on the volitional EMG signal of the same stimulated muscle; in order to encourage the active involvement of the patient the volitional EMG is also monitored throughout the task execution and based on it a happy or sad emoji is visualized at the end of each task...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813636/using-systems-science-to-inform-population-health-strategies-in-local-health-departments-a-case-study-in-san-antonio-texas
#5
Yan Li, Norma A Padrón, Anil T Mangla, Pamela G Russo, Thomas Schlenker, José A Pagán
OBJECTIVES: Because of state and federal health care reform, local health departments play an increasingly prominent role leading and coordinating disease prevention programs in the United States. This case study shows how a local health department working in chronic disease prevention and management can use systems science and evidence-based decision making to inform program selection, implementation, and assessment; enhance engagement with local health systems and organizations; and possibly optimize health care delivery and population health...
January 1, 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813123/pharmacotherapy-for-hypertension-in-adults-aged-18-to-59-years
#6
REVIEW
Vijaya M Musini, Francois Gueyffier, Lorri Puil, Douglas M Salzwedel, James M Wright
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is an important risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events including stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure and renal failure. The main goal of treatment is to reduce these events. Systematic reviews have shown proven benefit of antihypertensive drug therapy in reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality but most of the evidence is in people 60 years of age and older. We wanted to know what the effects of therapy are in people 18 to 59 years of age...
August 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812435/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-compared-with-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-anaemia
#7
Paola D'Errigo, Fausto Biancari, Stefano Rosato, Corrado Tamburino, Marco Ranucci, Gennaro Santoro, Marco Barbanti, Martina Ventura, Danilo Fusco, Fulvia Seccareccia
OBJECTIVES: We compared the outcome of anaemic patients undergoing transcatheter (TAVI) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for severe aortic valve stenosis. METHODS: Anaemic patients (haemoglobin <13.0 g/dL in men and <12.0 g/dL in women) undergoing TAVI and SAVR from the OBSERVANT study were the subjects of this analysis. RESULTS: Preoperative anaemia was an independent predictor of 3-year mortality after either TAVI (HR 1...
August 16, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812386/reported-use-of-technology-in-stroke-rehabilitation-by-physical-and-occupational-therapists
#8
Jeanne Langan, Heamchand Subryan, Ifeoma Nwogu, Lora Cavuoto
PURPOSE: With the patient care experience being a healthcare priority, it is concerning that patients with stroke reported boredom and a desire for greater fostering of autonomy, when evaluating their rehabilitation experience. Technology has the potential to reduce these shortcomings by engaging patients through entertainment and objective feedback. Providing objective feedback has resulted in improved outcomes and may assist the patient in learning how to self-manage rehabilitation...
August 16, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812226/in-light-of-recently-published-clinical-trials-and-their-implication-for-clinical-practice-does-a-large-catchment-area-acute-hospital-require-24%C3%A2-hour-ct-neck-and-head-angiography-and-or-neuro-interventional-services-in-the-setting-of-acute-ischaemic-stroke
#9
REVIEW
J Halpin, C Peters, J O'Brien, T Scanlon, M Shelly, N Cunningham, L Hickey
BACKGROUND: Recently published clinical trials have resulted in a significant change in the guidelines used to manage patients suffering an acute ischaemic stroke. New neuro-interventional techniques have revolutionised stroke outcomes. Currently, such services are only available in two specialist centres. AIMS: We attempted to evaluate the need for the provision of routine computed tomography (CT) angiography and neuro-interventional services at a university teaching hospital in Limerick...
August 15, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812045/soluble-st2-predicts-outcome-and-hemorrhagic-transformation-after-acute-stroke
#10
Zoe Wolcott, Ayush Batra, Matthew B Bevers, Cristina Sastre, Jane Khoury, Matthew Sperling, Brett C Meyer, Kyle B Walsh, Opeolu Adeoye, Joseph P Broderick, W Taylor Kimberly
OBJECTIVE: ST2 is a member of the toll-like receptor superfamily that can alter inflammatory signaling of helper T-cells. We investigated whether soluble ST2 (sST2) could independently predict outcome and hemorrhagic transformation (HT) in the setting of stroke. METHODS: We measured sST2 in patients enrolled in the Specialized Program of Translational Research in Acute Stroke (SPOTRIAS) network biomarker study. 646 patients had plasma samples collected at the time of hospital admission and 210 patients had a second sample collected 48 h after stroke onset...
August 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811283/prognosis-and-its-predictors-after-incident-stroke-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
#11
Stefanie Hägg-Holmberg, Lena M Thorn, Carol M Forsblom, Daniel Gordin, Nina Elonen, Valma Harjutsalo, Ron Liebkind, Jukka Putaala, Turgut Tatlisumak, Per-Henrik Groop
OBJECTIVE: Although patients with type 1 diabetes have a poor prognosis after a stroke, predictors of survival after an incident stroke in these patients are poorly studied. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In this observational study, a total of 144 patients of 4,083 with type 1 diabetes from the Finnish Diabetic Nephropathy (FinnDiane) Study suffered an incident stroke in 1997-2010, and were followed for a mean 3.4 ± 3.1 years after the stroke. Information was recorded on hard cardiovascular events and death as a result of cardiovascular or diabetes-related cause, collectively referred to as vascular composite end point...
August 15, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811003/the-impact-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-on-long-term-survival-in-type-b-aortic%C3%A2-dissection
#12
Xiaoying Lou, Edward P Chen, Yazan M Duwayri, Ravi K Veeraswamy, William D Jordan, Carl A Zehner, Bradley G Leshnower
BACKGROUND: Currently, optimal medical therapy is first-line therapy for uncomplicated acute type B aortic dissection (aTBAD) despite poor long-term outcomes. This study examines the impact of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) in the acute and chronic phases on short-term and long-term survival of patients presenting with aTBAD. METHODS: A review of the Emory aortic database from 2000 to 2016 identified 398 patients diagnosed with aTBAD. At index hospitalization, complicated patients underwent TEVAR (aTEVAR [thoracic endovascular aortic repair in the acute phase], n = 80) and uncomplicated patients received optimal medical therapy (n = 318)...
August 12, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811002/in-debakey-type-i-aortic-dissection-bovine-aortic-arch-is-associated-with-arch-tears-and-stroke
#13
Julia Dumfarth, Sven Peterss, Markus Kofler, Michaela Plaikner, Bulat A Ziganshin, Thomas Schachner, Maryann Tranquilli, Michael Grimm, John A Elefteriades
BACKGROUND: The study sought to evaluate if a bovine aortic arch (BAA) influences the location of the entry site in acute aortic dissection type A (AADA) and to identify the impact of BAA on postoperative outcome, especially stroke. METHODS: A total of 315 patients underwent surgery due to AADA DeBakey type I (72.1% men, mean age 59.5 ± 13.4 years) between 2002 and 2015. Imaging studies and operative reports were screened for presence of BAA and location of the entry site...
August 12, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810999/case-report-on-the-use-of-a-custom-myoelectric-elbow-wrist-hand-orthosis-for-the-remediation-of-upper-extremity-paresis-and-loss-of-function-in-chronic-stroke
#14
Stefanie Dunaway, D Brianna Dezsi, Jessica Perkins, Daniel Tran, Jonathan Naft
INTRODUCTION: This case study describes the application of a commercially available, custom myoelectric elbow-wrist-hand orthosis (MEWHO), on a veteran diagnosed with chronic stroke with residual left hemiparesis. The MEWHO provides powered active assistance for elbow flexion/extension and 3 jaw chuck grip. It is a noninvasive orthosis that is driven by the user's electromyographic signal. Experience with the MEWHO and associated outcomes are reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The participant completed 21 outpatient occupational therapy sessions that incorporated the use of a custom MEWHO without grasp capability into traditional occupational therapy interventions...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810980/risk-factors-for-rhabdomyolysis-in-the-u-s-army
#15
Owen T Hill, Dennis E Scofield, Jenna Usedom, Lakmini Bulathsinhala, Craig McKinnon, Paul Kwon, Timothy Haley, Robert Carter
The standardized mortality rate of rhabdomyolysis (RM) in Active Duty U.S. Army Soldiers is considerably higher than in the civilian population. RM occurs when large amounts of intracellular contents from damaged skeletal muscle escape into circulation, leading to serious sequelae (e.g., acute renal failure, hyperkalemia, compartment syndrome). Extended physical exertion, especially in hot environments, and trauma can precipitate RM. The aim of this study was to identify RM risk factors among U.S. Active Duty Army (ADA) Soldiers...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810259/reliability-reproducibility-and-prognostic-accuracy-of-the-alberta-stroke-program-early-ct-score-on-ct-perfusion-and-non-contrast-ct-in-hyperacute-stroke
#16
Jillian Naylor, Leonid Churilov, Ziyuan Chen, Miriam Koome, Neil Rane, Bruce C V Campbell
BACKGROUND: Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) assesses early ischemic change on non-contrast CT (NCCT). We hypothesised that assessing ASPECTS regions on CT Perfusion (CTP) rather than NCCT would improve inter-rater agreement and prognostic accuracy, particularly in patients presenting early after stroke onset. METHODS: Ischemic stroke patients treated with intravenous alteplase from 2009 to 2014 at our institution were included in this study. Inter-rater agreement and prognostic accuracy of ASPECTS across modalities were analysed by the time between stroke onset and initial NCCT, dichotomized 1st quartile versus quartiles 2-4, referred to as epochs...
August 16, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810251/a-prospective-randomized-open-label-blinded-endpoint-study-exploring-platelet-response-to-half-dose-prasugrel-and-ticagrelor-in-patients-with-the-acute-coronary-syndrome-hope-tailor-study
#17
Cai De Jin, Moo Hyun Kim, Junghee Bang, Victor Serebruany
BACKGROUND: The optimal dosing of novel oral P2Y12 receptor platelet inhibitors such as prasugrel or ticagrelor is unclear and especially challenging in East Asians. We hypothesize that half-dose prasugrel and ticagrelor may be sufficient for long-term maintenance management in Korean patients with the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) compared with conventional dosages. DESIGN: HOPE-TAILOR (Half Dose of Prasugrel and Ticagrelor in Platelet Response after Acute Coronary Syndromes) is a prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded, endpoint (PROBE) single-center, clinical trial...
August 16, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809939/a-cross-sectional-study-comparing-lateral-and-diagonal-maximum-weight-shift-in-people-with-stroke-and-healthy-controls-and-the-correlation-with-balance-gait-and-fear-of-falling
#18
Margaretha M van Dijk, Sarah Meyer, Solveig Sandstad, Evelyne Wiskerke, Rhea Thuwis, Chesny Vandekerckhove, Charlotte Myny, Nitesh Ghosh, Hilde Beyens, Eddy Dejaeger, Geert Verheyden
Impaired balance is common post stroke and can be assessed by means of force-platforms measuring center of pressure (COP) displacements during static standing, or more dynamically during lateral maximum weight shift (MWS). However, activities of daily life also include diagonal MWS and since force platforms are nowadays commercially available, investigating lateral and diagonal MWS in a clinical setting might be feasible and clinically relevant. We investigated lateral and diagonal MWS while standing in patients with stroke (PwS) and healthy controls (HC), evaluated MWS towards the affected and the non-affected side for PwS and correlated MWS with measures of balance, gait and fear of falling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809046/platelet-transfusion-to-reverse-antiplatelet-therapy-before-decompressive-surgery-in-patients-with-intracranial-haemorrhage
#19
M Baschin, S Selleng, J-P Zeden, A Westphal, T Kohlmann, H W Schroeder, A Greinacher, T Thiele
BACKGROUND: Platelet concentrates (PC) are transfused to improve primary haemostasis before urgent neurosurgery in patients with intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) receiving antiplatelet therapy (APT). It is unresolved, whether PCs increase the risk for major cardio- and cerebrovascular adverse events. We evaluated a standardized transfusion regimen to reverse APT in patients with ICH who required decompressive neurosurgery. METHODS: Analysed were consecutive patients between 2012 and 2014...
August 14, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808918/idarucizumab-in-dabigatran-treated-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-receiving-alteplase-a-systematic-review-of-the-available-evidence
#20
REVIEW
Slaven Pikija, Laszlo K Sztriha, J Sebastian Mutzenbach, Stefan M Golaszewski, Johann Sellner
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Current guidelines do not recommend the use of intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in patients with acute ischemic stroke who receive direct oral anticoagulants. While the humanized monoclonal antibody idarucizumab can quickly reverse the anticoagulant effects of the thrombin inhibitor dabigatran, safety data for subsequent tissue plasminogen activator treatment are sparse. Here, we review current knowledge about dabigatran reversal prior to systemic reperfusion treatment in acute ischemic stroke...
August 14, 2017: CNS Drugs
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