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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440902/chinese-calligraphy-handwriting-cch-a-case-of-rehabilitative-awakening-of-a-coma-patient-after-stroke
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Henry Sr Kao, Stewart Pw Lam, Tin Tin Kao
Introduction: This study investigated the efficacy of Chinese calligraphy handwriting (CCH) for the awakening of patients under a vegetative state after stroke. The theories, the instrument, and the treatment protocols were reported. A single case of a severe stroke patient who was in a coma state for 2 years is presented in this study. The objectives were to apply finger writing as a new method to awaken a stroke patient in a coma state and to test the effect of this method in improving the patient's vegetative states over time...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427478/from-ruling-out-to-ruling-in-putting-pocus-in-focus
#2
Arjun K Venkatesh, Charles D Scales, Marta E Heilbrun
Over the past twenty years, the Emergency Department (ED) has transformed from a location that managed patients with acute life-threatening illness or injury to an acute diagnostic center. The advent of rapid and accurate imaging, novel biomarkers, and other innovations concurrent with effects from financial and social forces has supported the development of an acute care system focused on "ruling out" low-frequency, high-mortality events such as acute myocardial infarction, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and aortic dissection...
February 10, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417018/lacunae-in-noncommunicable-disease-control-program-need-to-focus-on-adherence-issues
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Tarundeep Singh, Nidhi Bhatnagar, Gopal Singh Moond
Introduction: Chronic non communicable diseases in India have increased in magnitude with earlier onset and more likelihood of complications. Much emphasis is given to early diagnosis and timely treatment. Additionally, tertiary prevention through medication adherence is needed to limit disability and prevent early onset of complications. This study was aimed to assess the magnitude of medication and lifestyle adherence among elderly patients suffering from diabetes and hypertension in rural areas of Punjab...
July 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400670/upper-limb-robot-assisted-therapy-in-subacute-and-chronic-stroke-patients-using-an-innovative-end-effector-haptic-device-a-pilot-study
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S Mazzoleni, E Battini, R Crecchi, P Dario, F Posteraro
BACKGROUND: Significant results have been shown when an upper limb robot-assisted rehabilitation is delivered to stroke patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of upper limb robot-assisted rehabilitation on motor recovery in stroke patients who underwent a treatment based on a haptic device. METHODS: Thirty-nine stroke patients (twenty-three subacute and sixteen chronic) underwent rehabilitation training by using MOTORE/Armotion haptic system...
2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385923/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-past-present-and-future-in-neurosurgery
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Syed A Quadri, Muhammad Waqas, Inamullah Khan, Muhammad Adnan Khan, Sajid S Suriya, Mudassir Farooqui, Brian Fiani
Since Lynn and colleagues first described the use of focused ultrasound (FUS) waves for intracranial ablation in 1942, many strides have been made toward the treatment of several brain pathologies using this novel technology. In the modern era of minimal invasiveness, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) promises therapeutic utility for multiple neurosurgical applications, including treatment of tumors, stroke, epilepsy, and functional disorders. Although the use of HIFU as a potential therapeutic modality in the brain has been under study for several decades, relatively few neuroscientists, neurologists, or even neurosurgeons are familiar with it...
February 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329535/measurement-of-the-potential-geographic-accessibility-from-call-to-definitive-care-for-patient-with-acute-stroke
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J Freyssenge, F Renard, A M Schott, L Derex, N Nighoghossian, K Tazarourte, C El Khoury
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization refers to stroke, the second most frequent cause of death in the world, in terms of pandemic. Present treatments are only effective within precise time windows. Only 10% of thrombolysis patients are eligible. Late assessment of the patient resulting from admission and lack of knowledge of the symptoms is the main explanation of lack of eligibility. METHODS: The aim is the measurement of the time of access to treatment facilities for stroke victims, using ambulances (firemen ambulances or EMS ambulances) and private car...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327206/brain-photobiomodulation-therapy-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Farzad Salehpour, Javad Mahmoudi, Farzin Kamari, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad, Seyed Hossein Rasta, Michael R Hamblin
Brain photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy using red to near-infrared (NIR) light is an innovative treatment for a wide range of neurological and psychological conditions. Red/NIR light is able to stimulate complex IV of the mitochondrial respiratory chain (cytochrome c oxidase) and increase ATP synthesis. Moreover, light absorption by ion channels results in release of Ca2+ and leads to activation of transcription factors and gene expression. Brain PBM therapy enhances the metabolic capacity of neurons and stimulates anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and antioxidant responses, as well as neurogenesis and synaptogenesis...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325061/innovative-strategies-to-improve-adherence-to-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Gregory Y H Lip, Deirdre A Lane, Tatjana S Potpara
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January 6, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324209/using-process-improvement-tools-to-improve-the-care-of-patients-with-neutropenic-fever-in-the-emergency-room
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Avantika Dang, Lauren N Gjolaj, Myka Whitman, Gustavo Fernandez
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to improve the care of patients with neutropenic fever in an academic acute care hospital's emergency room (ER). METHODS: Using the define, measure, analyze, improve, control method, a two-phase project with three critical to quality metrics (reduction in time to antibiotic administration, increase in percentage of patients with neutropenic fever identified as an oncology emergency, and increase in patients cohorted on oncology units) was completed...
January 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317414/innovative-stroke-interactive-virtual-therapy-strive-online-platform-for-community-dwelling-stroke-survivors-a-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
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Liam Johnson, Marie-Louise Bird, Makii Muthalib, Wei-Peng Teo
INTRODUCTION: The STRoke Interactive Virtual thErapy (STRIVE) intervention provides community-dwelling stroke survivors access to individualised, remotely supervised progressive exercise training via an online platform. This trial aims to determine the clinical efficacy of the STRIVE intervention and its effect on brain activity in community-dwelling stroke survivors. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: In a multisite, assessor-blinded randomised controlled trial, 60 stroke survivors >3 months poststroke with mild-to-moderate upper extremity impairment will be recruited and equally randomised by location (Melbourne, Victoria or Launceston, Tasmania) to receive 8 weeks of virtual therapy (VT) at a local exercise training facility or usual care...
January 9, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313363/effectiveness-acceptability-and-usefulness-of-mobile-applications-for-cardiovascular-disease-self-management-systematic-review-with-meta-synthesis-of-quantitative-and-qualitative-data
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Genevieve M Coorey, Lis Neubeck, John Mulley, Julie Redfern
Background Mobile technologies are innovative, scalable approaches to reducing risk of cardiovascular disease but evidence related to effectiveness and acceptability remains limited. We aimed to explore the effectiveness, acceptability and usefulness of mobile applications (apps) for cardiovascular disease self-management and risk factor control. Design Systematic review with meta-synthesis of quantitative and qualitative data. Methods Comprehensive search of multiple databases (Medline, Embase, CINAHL, SCOPUS and Cochrane CENTRAL) and grey literature...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300976/integrating-new-approaches-to-atrial-fibrillation-management-the-6th-afnet-ehra-consensus-conference
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Dipak Kotecha, Günter Breithardt, A John Camm, Gregory Y H Lip, Ulrich Schotten, Anders Ahlsson, David Arnar, Dan Atar, Angelo Auricchio, Jeroen Bax, Stefano Benussi, Carina Blomstrom-Lundqvist, Martin Borggrefe, Giuseppe Boriani, Axel Brandes, Hugh Calkins, Barbara Casadei, Manuel Castellá, Winnie Chua, Harry Crijns, Dobromir Dobrev, Larissa Fabritz, Martin Feuring, Ben Freedman, Andrea Gerth, Andreas Goette, Eduard Guasch, Doreen Haase, Stephane Hatem, Karl Georg Haeusler, Hein Heidbuchel, Jeroen Hendriks, Craig Hunter, Stefan Kääb, Stefanie Kespohl, Ulf Landmesser, Deirdre A Lane, Thorsten Lewalter, Lluís Mont, Michael Nabauer, Jens C Nielsen, Michael Oeff, Jonas Oldgren, Ali Oto, Laurent Pison, Tatjana Potpara, Ursula Ravens, Isabelle Richard-Lordereau, Michiel Rienstra, Irina Savelieva, Renate Schnabel, Moritz F Sinner, Philipp Sommer, Sakis Themistoclakis, Isabelle C Van Gelder, Panagiotis E Vardas, Atul Verma, Reza Wakili, Evelyn Weber, David Werring, Stephan Willems, André Ziegler, Gerhard Hindricks, Paulus Kirchhof
There are major challenges ahead for clinicians treating patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The population with AF is expected to expand considerably and yet, apart from anticoagulation, therapies used in AF have not been shown to consistently impact on mortality or reduce adverse cardiovascular events. New approaches to AF management, including the use of novel technologies and structured, integrated care, have the potential to enhance clinical phenotyping or result in better treatment selection and stratified therapy...
January 2, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283052/thrombolytic-therapy-in-the-current-era-myocardial-infarction-and-beyond
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Patrick Proctor, Massoud A Leesar, Arka Chatterjee
Thrombolytic therapy kick-started the era of modern cardiology but in the last few decades it has been largely supplanted by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) as the go-to treatment for acute myocardial infarction. However, these agents remain important for vast populations without access to primary PCI and acute ischemic stroke. More innovative uses have recently come up for the treatment of a variety of conditions. This article summarizes the history, evidence base and current use of thrombolytics in cardiovascular disease...
December 27, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283026/restoring-motor-functions-after-stroke-multiple-approaches-and-opportunities
#14
Estelle Raffin, Friedhelm C Hummel
More than 1.5 million people suffer a stroke in Europe per year and more than 70% of stroke survivors experience limited functional recovery of their upper limb, resulting in diminished quality of life. Therefore, interventions to address upper-limb impairment are a priority for stroke survivors and clinicians. While a significant body of evidence supports the use of conventional treatments, such as intensive motor training or constraint-induced movement therapy, the limited and heterogeneous improvements they allow are, for most patients, usually not sufficient to return to full autonomy...
November 1, 2017: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250595/comparison-of-nmda-and-ampa-channel-expression-and-function-between-embryonic-and-adult-neurons-utilizing-microelectrode-array-systems
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Darin Edwards, Frank Sommerhage, Bonnie Berry, Hanna Nummer, Martina Raquet, Brad Clymer, Maria Stancescu, James J Hickman
Microelectrode arrays (MEAs) are innovative tools used to perform electrophysiological experiments for the study of electrical activity and connectivity in populations of neurons from dissociated cultures. Reliance upon neurons derived from embryonic tissue is a common limitation of neuronal/MEA hybrid systems and perhaps of neuroscience research in general, and the use of adult neurons could model fully functional in vivo parameters more closely. Spontaneous network activity was concurrently recorded from both embryonic and adult rat neurons cultured on MEAs for up to 10 weeks in vitro to characterize the synaptic connections between cell types...
December 11, 2017: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232823/improving-cerebral-blood-flow-after-arterial-recanalization-a-novel-therapeutic-strategy-in-stroke
#16
REVIEW
Mohamad El Amki, Susanne Wegener
Ischemic stroke is caused by a disruption in blood supply to a region of the brain. It induces dysfunction of brain cells and networks, resulting in sudden neurological deficits. The cause of stroke is vascular, but the consequences are neurological. Decades of research have focused on finding new strategies to reduce the neural damage after cerebral ischemia. However, despite the incredibly huge investment, all strategies targeting neuroprotection have failed to demonstrate clinical efficacy. Today, treatment for stroke consists of dealing with the cause, attempting to remove the occluding blood clot and recanalize the vessel...
December 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228472/the-epidemiology-of-stroke-in-africa-a-systematic-review-of-existing-methods-and-new-approaches
#17
REVIEW
Mayowa Owolabi, Paul Olowoyo, Femi Popoola, Daniel Lackland, Carolyn Jenkins, Oyedunni Arulogun, Rufus Akinyemi, Odunayo Akinyemi, Onoja Akpa, Olanrewaju Olaniyan, Ezinne Uvere, Issa Kehinde, Anbesaw Selassie, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Raelle Tagge, Bruce Ovbiagele
Accurate epidemiological surveillance of the burden of stroke is direly needed to facilitate the development and evaluation of effective interventions in Africa. The authors therefore conducted a systematic review of the methodology of stroke epidemiological studies conducted in Africa from 1970 to 2017 using gold standard criteria obtained from landmark epidemiological publications. Of 1330 articles extracted, only 50 articles were eligible for review grouped under incidence, prevalence, case-fatality, health-related quality of life, and disability-adjusted life-years studies...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213212/implementation-and-feasibility-of-the-stroke-nursing-guideline-in-the-care-of-patients-with-stroke-a-mixed-methods-study
#18
Ingibjörg Bjartmarz, Helga Jónsdóttir, Thóra B Hafsteinsdóttir
Background: Nurses often have difficulties with using interdisciplinary stroke guidelines for patients with stroke as they do not focus sufficiently on nursing. Therefore, the Stroke Nursing Guideline (SNG) was developed and implemented. The aim of this study was to determine the implementation and feasibility of the SNG in terms of changes in documentation and use of the guideline in the care of stroke patients on Neurological and Rehabilitation wards, barriers and facilitators, and nurses' and auxiliary nurses' view of the implementation...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150450/aerobic-power-and-flight-capacity-in-birds-a-phylogenetic-test-of-the-heart-size-hypothesis
#19
Roberto F Nespolo, César González-Lagos, Jaiber J Solano-Iguaran, Magnus Elfwing, Alvaro Garitano-Zavala, Santiago Mañosa, Juan Carlos Alonso, Jordi Altimiras
Flight capacity is one of the most important innovations in animal evolution; it only evolved in insects, birds, mammals and the extinct pterodactyls. Given that powered flight represents a demanding aerobic activity, an efficient cardiovascular system is essential for the continuous delivery of oxygen to the pectoral muscles during flight. It is well known that the limiting step in the circulation is stroke volume (the volume of blood pumped from the ventricle to the body during each beat), which is determined by the size of the ventricle...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147858/community-interventions-to-increase-stroke-preparedness-and-acute-stroke-treatment-rates
#20
REVIEW
Kathleen M Kelly, Kathryn T Holt, Gina M Neshewat, Lesli E Skolarus
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute stroke treatments reduce the risk of post-stroke disability. These treatments, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and intra-arterial treatment, are highly time-dependent; thus, one of the main barriers to treatment is pre-hospital delay. Stroke preparedness is defined as the ability to recognize stroke symptoms and the intent to activate emergency medical services (EMS). This review describes types of acute stroke treatment and preparedness interventions, including recent mass media interventions to increase acute stroke treatment rates, and adult and youth community interventions to increase stroke preparedness...
November 16, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
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