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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901219/primary-prevention-of-stroke-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-the-community-prevents-methodology-of-a-health-wellness-coaching-intervention-to-reduce-stroke-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Susan Mahon, Rita Krishnamurthi, Alain Vandal, Emma Witt, Suzanne Barker-Collo, Priya Parmar, Alice Theadom, Alan Barber, Bruce Arroll, Elaine Rush, Hinemoa Elder, Jesse Dyer, Valery Feigin
Rationale Stroke is a major cause of death and disability worldwide, yet 80% of strokes can be prevented through modifications of risk factors and lifestyle and by medication. While management strategies for primary stroke prevention in high cardiovascular disease risk individuals are well established, they are underutilized and existing practice of primary stroke prevention are inadequate. Behavioral interventions are emerging as highly promising strategies to improve cardiovascular disease risk factor management...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859664/synergistic-effects-of-aerobic-exercise-and-cognitive-training-on-cognition-physiological-markers-daily-function-and-quality-of-life-in-stroke-survivors-with-cognitive-decline-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Ting-Ting Yeh, Ching-Yi Wu, Yu-Wei Hsieh, Ku-Chou Chang, Lin-Chien Lee, Jen-Wen Hung, Keh-Chung Lin, Ching-Hung Teng, Yi-Han Liao
BACKGROUND: Aerobic exercise and cognitive training have been effective in improving cognitive functions; however, whether the combination of these two can further enhance cognition and clinical outcomes in stroke survivors with cognitive decline remains unknown. This study aimed to determine the treatment effects of a sequential combination of aerobic exercise and cognitive training on cognitive function and clinical outcomes. METHODS/DESIGN: Stroke survivors (n = 75) with cognitive decline will be recruited and randomly assigned to cognitive training, aerobic exercise, and sequential combination of aerobic exercise and cognitive training groups...
August 31, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845355/improving-population-health-through-an-innovative-collaborative-the-be-there-san-diego-data-for-quality-group
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Allen Fremont, Ashley M Kranz, Jessica Phillips, Chandra Garber
In 2012, leaders from disparate health care organizations established a data group aligned around a regional goal of preventing heart attacks and strokes in San Diego. The group---now named the Be There San Diego Data for Quality (DFQ) Group---is a safe venue for medical directors and other quality-improvement leaders to share performance data on quality-of-care measures for diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, as well as insights, lessons learned, and challenges faced by each organization in treating these conditions...
June 2017: Rand Health Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841580/durable-biventricular-support-using-right-atrial-placement-of-the-heartware-hvad
#4
Hao A Tran, Travis L Pollema, Jorge Silva Enciso, Barry H Greenberg, Denise D Barnard, Eric D Adler, Victor G Pretorius
Patients with Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) levels 1-2 who either have or are at risk for right ventricular failure face significant morbidity and mortality after continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) implantation. Currently, the options for biventricular support are limited the Total Artificial Heart (TAH; CardioWest, Syncardia, Tuscon, AZ) or biventricular assist device (BiVAD), which uses bulky extracorporeal or implantable displacement pumps...
August 23, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836873/adaptive-invention-independence-and-mobility-through-modifications
#5
Fatima Fanna Mairami, Pascale Allotey, Narelle Warren, Jun Shin Mak, Daniel Diamond Reidpath
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a leading cause of disability that limits everyday activities and reduces social participation. Provision of assistive devices helps to achieve independence and social inclusion. However, due to limited resources or a lack of suited objects for their needs, individuals with disabilities in low and middle income countries (LMIC) often do not have access to assistive devices. This has resulted in the creation of purpose built innovative solutions. Methodology and case content: This paper uses a single case derived from a larger ethnographic study of stroke survivors in rural Malaysia to demonstrate the role of assistive devices in shaping stroke recovery and how existing structures can be modified...
August 24, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834800/developing-a-mobile-app-for-neuroscience-nurses
#6
Christi D DeLemos
In this month's Magnet® Perspectives column, the recipient of the 2016 Magnet Nurse of the Year® Award for New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements shares her journey to develop and disseminate a mobile application for nurses who care for neurological patients. "Neuroscience nurse" puts the latest, evidence-based information at the fingertips of nurses at the bedside in an effort to increase confidence when caring for patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological impairments.Nurse practitioner Christi DeLemos explains where she got the idea and how she went about implementing it...
September 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826582/self-reported-exercise-prevalence-and-determinants-in-the-long-term-after-stroke-the-north-east-melbourne-stroke-incidence-study
#7
Dawn Simpson, Michele L Callisaya, Coralie English, Amanda G Thrift, Seana L Gall
BACKGROUND: Exercise has established benefits following stroke. We aimed to describe self-reported exercise 5 and 10 years after stroke, change in exercise over time, and to identify factors associated with long-term exercise. METHODS: Data on exercise (defined as 20 minutes' duration, causing sweating and increased heart rate) were obtained by questionnaire from a population-based stroke incidence study with 10-year follow-up. For change in exercise between 5 and 10 years (n = 276), we created 4 categories of exercise (no exercise, ceased exercising, commenced exercising, continued exercising)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813946/a-user-centered-design-approach-in-the-development-of-rehabilitation-devices-after-stroke
#8
Natalie Jankowski, Laura Schonijahn, Adina Kreitlow, Elsa Gotze, Michael Wahl
Involving users in iterative development processes is to be shown to increase the quality of health care devices and to prevent refusal. Successful use can only be achieved provided that the devices are accepted by its users. In this study potentials of user satisfaction surveys in the development of stroke rehabilitation devices are presented. The two arm-training devices Reha-Slide (RS) and Bi-Manu-Track (BMT) are assessed for patient satisfaction. The aim is to detect the satisfaction with the current state of certain aspects of the devices to obtain incentives for technical optimisation...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804454/an-evaluation-of-the-design-and-usability-of-a-novel-robotic-bilateral-arm-rehabilitation-device-for-patients-with-stroke
#9
Yu-Cheng Pei, Jean-Lon Chen, Alice M K Wong, Kevin C Tseng
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. EVIDENCE LEVEL: IV (case series). INTRODUCTION: Robot-assisted therapy for upper limb rehabilitation is an emerging research topic and its design process must integrate engineering, neurological pathophysiology, and clinical needs. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study developed/evaluated the usefulness of a novel rehabilitation device, the MirrorPath, designed for the upper limb rehabilitation of patients with hemiplegic stroke...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765771/2017-consensus-of-the-asia-pacific-heart-rhythm-society-on-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation
#10
Chern-En Chiang, Ken Okumura, Shu Zhang, Tze-Fan Chao, Chung-Wah Siu, Toon Wei Lim, Anil Saxena, Yoshihide Takahashi, Wee Siong Teo
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia, causing a 2-fold increase in mortality and a 5-fold increase in stroke. The Asian population is rapidly aging, and in 2050, the estimated population with AF will reach 72 million, of whom 2.9 million may suffer from AF-associated stroke. Therefore, stroke prevention in AF is an urgent issue in Asia. Many innovative advances in the management of AF-associated stroke have emerged recently, including new scoring systems for predicting stroke and bleeding risks, the development of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), knowledge of their special benefits in Asians, and new techniques...
August 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756578/design-and-application-of-a-medication-assessment-tool-for-secondary-prevention-of-stroke
#11
Marise Gauci, Francesca Wirth, Liberato Camilleri, Lilian M Azzopardi, Anthony Serracino-Inglott
Background Optimisation of drug therapy is essential in the care of older persons and may be facilitated by application of medication assessment tools (MATs). Objective To design, psychometrically evaluate and apply an innovative MAT for secondary prevention of ischaemic stroke with particular relevance to older persons. Method Review criteria were selected from clinical practice guidelines and MAT-CVA was developed, validated and tested for reliability and feasibility. MAT-CVA was applied to 150 patients with a diagnosis of ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack admitted to a rehabilitation hospital...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747068/a-dual-ampk-nrf2-activator-reduces-brain-inflammation-after-stroke-by-enhancing-microglia-m2-polarization
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Yunjie Wang, Yun Huang, Yazhou Xu, Wenchen Ruan, Haojie Wang, Yihua Zhang, Juan M Saavedra, Luyong Zhang, Zhangjian Huang, Tao Pang
AIMS: Microglia-mediated neuroinflammation plays an important role in focal ischemic stroke, a disorder with no effective therapeutic agents. Since microglial polarization to the M2 phenotype and reduction of oxidative stress are mediated through AMPK and Nrf2 activation, we assessed the dual therapeutic effect of AMPK and Nrf2 activation by a novel neuroprotectant HP-1c in the treatment of ischemic stroke. RESULTS: We developed a novel class of hybrids (HP-1a-HP-1f) of telmisartan and 2-(1-hydroxypentyl)-benzoate (HPBA) as a ring-opening derivative of NBP...
July 26, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735520/gemst-a-taylor-made-combination-that-reverts-neuroanatomical-changes-in-stroke
#13
Arturo Mangas, Javier Yajeya, Noelia González, Isabel Ruiz, Marianny Pernìa, Michel Geffard, Rafael Coveñas
In a single transient middle cerebral artery occlusion model of stroke and using immunohistochemical techniques, the effects of a new therapeutic approach named Gemst (a member of the Poly-L-Lysine innovative therapies) have been studied in the rat brain. The expression of inflammatory (CD45, CD11b), oxidative (NO-tryptophan, NO2-tyrosine) and indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase pathway (kynurenic acid, 3-hydroxy anthranilic acid) markers has been evaluated in early and late phases of stroke. For this purpose, we have developed eight highly specific monoclonal antibodies directed against some of these markers...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726587/repair-of-tympanic-membrane-perforations-with-customized-bioprinted-ear-grafts-using-chinchilla-models
#14
Che-Ying Kuo, Emmanuel Wilson, Andrew Fuson, Nidhi Gandhi, Reza Monfaredi, Audrey Jenkins, Maria Romero, Marco Santoro, John P Fisher, Kevin Cleary, Brian Reilly
The goal of this work is to develop an innovative method that combines bioprinting and endoscopic imaging to repair tympanic membrane perforations (TMPs). TMPs are a serious health issue because they can lead to both conductive hearing loss and repeated otitis media. TMPs occur in 3-5% of cases after ear tube placement, as well as in cases of acute otitis media (the second most common infection in pediatrics), chronic otitis media with or without cholesteatoma, or as a result of barotrauma to the ear. About 55,000 tympanoplasties, the surgery performed to reconstruct TMPs, are performed every year, and the commonly used cartilage grafting technique has a success rate between 43% and 100%...
September 1, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724512/the-health-buddies-app-as-a-novel-tool-to-improve-adherence-and-knowledge-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-a-pilot-study
#15
Lien Desteghe, Kiki Kluts, Johan Vijgen, Pieter Koopman, Dagmara Dilling-Boer, Joris Schurmans, Paul Dendale, Hein Heidbuchel
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) constitutes an important risk for stroke, especially in an ageing population. A new app (Health Buddies) was developed as a tool to improve adherence to non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in an elderly AF population by providing a virtual contract with their grandchildren, spelling out daily challenges for both. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility and usability of the Health Buddies app in AF patients...
July 19, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713637/regenerative-rehabilitation-an-innovative-and-multifactorial-approach-to-recovery-from-stroke-and-brain-injury
#16
Samantha M Portis, Paul R Sanberg
There is currently a dearth of treatment options for stroke or traumatic brain injury that can restore cognitive and motor function. Regenerative and translational medicine have ushered forth promising new methods for mediating recovery in the central nervous system, the most salient of which are rehabilitation and stem cell therapies that, when combined, result in more pronounced recovery than one approach alone.
2017: Cell Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685213/telemedicine-and-its-transformation-of-emergency-care-a-case-study-of-one-of-the-largest-us-integrated-healthcare-delivery-systems
#17
Rahul Sharma, Peter Fleischut, Daniel Barchi
Innovative methods for delivering healthcare via the use of technology are rapidly growing. Despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act, emergency department visits have continued to rise nationally. Healthcare systems must devise solutions to face these increasing volumes and also deliver high quality care. In response to the changing healthcare landscape, New York Presbyterian Hospital has implemented a comprehensive enterprise wide digital health portfolio which includes the first mobile stroke treatment unit on the east coast and the first emergency department-based digital emergency care program in New York City...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679283/integrating-cardiovascular-diseases-hypertension-and-diabetes-with-hiv-services-a-systematic-review
#18
Victoria Haldane, Helena Legido-Quigley, Fiona Leh Hoon Chuah, Louise Sigfrid, Georgina Murphy, Suan Ee Ong, Francisco Cervero-Liceras, Nicola Watt, Dina Balabanova, Sue Hogarth, Will Maimaris, Kent Buse, Martin McKee, Peter Piot, Pablo Perel
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases (CVD), hypertension and diabetes together with HIV infection are among the major public health concerns worldwide. Health services for HIV and NCDs require health systems that provide for people's chronic care needs, which present an opportunity to coordinate efforts and create synergies between programs to benefit people living with HIV and/or AIDS and NCDs. This review included studies that reported service integration for HIV and/or AIDS with coronary heart diseases, chronic CVD, cerebrovascular diseases (stroke), hypertension or diabetes...
July 5, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666966/aapt-diagnostic-criteria-for-central-neuropathic-pain
#19
Eva Widerström-Noga, John D Loeser, Troels Staehelin Jensen, Nanna Brix Finnerup
Central neuropathic pain, which is pain caused by a lesion or disease of the central somatosensory nervous system, is a serious consequence of spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions affecting the central nervous system. A collaborative effort between the Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks public-private partnership and the American Pain Society, the Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks-American Pain Society Pain Taxonomy (AAPT) initiative, invited a working group to develop diagnostic criteria for central neuropathic pain...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666000/dynamic-wheelchair-seating-positions-impact-cardiovascular-function-after-spinal-cord-injury
#20
Jessica A Inskip, Henrike Rianne J C Ravensbergen, Inderjeet S Sahota, Christine Zawadzki, Lowell T McPhail, Jaimie F Borisoff, Victoria E Claydon
BACKGROUND: Innovative wheelchairs allow individuals to change position easily for comfort and social situations. While these wheelchairs are beneficial in multiple ways, the effects of position changes on blood pressure might exacerbate hypotension and cerebral hypoperfusion, particularly in those with spinal cord injury (SCI) who can have injury to autonomic nerves that regulate cardiovascular control. Conversely, cardiovascular benefits may be obtained with lowered seating. Here we investigate the effect of moderate changes in wheelchair position on orthostatic cardiovascular and cerebrovascular reflex control...
2017: PloS One
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