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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244199/secondary-prevention-of-recurrent-venous-thromboembolism-after-initial-oral-anticoagulation-therapy-in-patients-with-unprovoked-venous-thromboembolism
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Lindsay Robertson, Su Ern Yeoh, Ahmad Ramli
BACKGROUND: Currently, little evidence is available on the length and type of anticoagulation used for extended treatment for prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with unprovoked VTE who have completed initial oral anticoagulation therapy. OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of available oral therapeutic options (aspirin, warfarin, direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs)) for extended thromboprophylaxis in adults with a first unprovoked VTE, to prevent VTE recurrence after completion of an acceptable initial oral anticoagulant treatment period, as defined in individual studies...
December 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244081/atrial-fibrillation-type-matters-greater-infarct-volume-and-worse-neurological-defects-seen-in-acute-cardiogenic-cerebral-embolism-due-to-persistent-or-permanent-rather-than-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Osamu Inaba, Yasuteru Yamauchi, Masahiro Sekigawa, Naoyuki Miwa, Junji Yamaguchi, Yasutoshi Nagata, Toru Obayashi, Takamichi Miyamoto, Tomoyuki Kamata, Mitsuaki Isobe, Masahiko Goya, Kenzo Hirao
Aims: Some studies have shown that the type of atrial fibrillation (AF), whether paroxysmal AF (PAF) or persistent or permanent AF (PeAF), affects the incidence of ischaemic stroke. This study sought to determine the relationship between the AF pattern and the severity and brain volume of infarction in an AF population including transient ischaemic attack (TIA) patients. Methods and results: This was a retrospective observational study. We studied 161 consecutive patients who were admitted to our stroke care unit with cardiogenic embolism or TIA related to non-valvular AF (age 79 ± 9...
December 12, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243508/the-effectiveness-of-hydrokinesiotherapy-on-postural-balance-of-hemiplegic-patients-after-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Georgia Iatridou, Henrietta-Syngliti Pelidou, Dimitrios Varvarousis, Alexandra Stergiou, Alexander Beris, Panagiotis Givissis, Avraam Ploumis
OBJECTIVE: To summarize evidence on the effects of hydrokinesiotherapy (HT) on postural balance in hemiplegic patients after stroke and compare them with conventional land therapy. DATA SOURCES: A literature search until October 2017 was conducted on CINAHL, PubMed, Cochrane EBM Reviews, Cochrane Clinical Trials, DARE, MEDLINE, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), PsycInfo and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Source. REVIEW METHODS: Only randomized controlled trials with pre-intervention and post-intervention assessment on postural control have been included...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241898/patient-preferences-for-device-aided-treatments-indicated-for-advanced-parkinson-disease
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Thomas Marshall, Amy Pugh, Angelyn Fairchild, Steven Hass
BACKGROUND: Effective treatment for advanced Parkinson disease (PD) uncontrolled with oral medication includes device-aided therapies such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) and continuous levodopa-carbidopa infusion to the duodenum via a portable pump. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to quantify patient preferences for attributes of these device-aided treatments. METHODS: We administered a Web-enabled survey to 401 patients in the United States...
December 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241193/comparative-analysis-on-low-and-standard-dose-regimes-of-alteplase-thrombolytic-therapy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-efficacy-and-safety
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Guangjian Zhao, Tingfen Huang, Mei Zheng, Yansen Cui, Yunyong Liu, Zhongrong Cheng, Ziran Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed the efficacy and safety of low-dose and standard-dose alteplase intravenous thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: Patients with AIS who underwent intravenous alteplase thrombolysis from July 2012 to December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed and correspondingly divided into low-dose (0.6-0.89 mg/kg) group and standard-dose group (0.9 mg/kg) according to alteplase dosage. The clinical outcome was evaluated by modified Rankin Scale (mRS) at 90 days after onset...
December 14, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239899/stroke-severity-quantification-by-critical-care-physicians-in-a-mobile-stroke-unit
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Maren R Hov, Jo Røislien, Thomas Lindner, Erik Zakariassen, Kristi C G Bache, Volker M Solyga, David Russell, Christian G Lund
BACKGROUND: Cerebral revascularization in acute stroke requires robust diagnostic tools close to symptom onset. The quantitative National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is widely used in-hospital, whereas shorter and less specific stroke scales are used in the prehospital field. This study explored the accuracy and potential clinical benefit of using NIHSS prehospitally. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirteen anesthesiologists trained in prehospital critical care enrolled patients with suspected acute stroke in a mobile stroke unit...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239394/quantitative-mr-image-analysis-for-brian-tumor
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Zeina A Shboul, Sayed M S Reza, Khan M Iftekharuddin
This paper presents an integrated quantitative MR image analysis framework to include all necessary steps such as MRI inhomogeneity correction, feature extraction, multiclass feature selection and multimodality abnormal brain tissue segmentation respectively. We first obtain mathematical algorithm to compute a novel Generalized multifractional Brownian motion (GmBm) texture feature. We then demonstrate efficacy of multiple multiresolution texture features including regular fractal dimension (FD) texture, and stochastic texture such as multifractional Brownian motion (mBm) and GmBm features for robust tumor and other abnormal tissue segmentation in brain MRI...
2018: VipIMAGE 2017 (2017)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238393/influence-of-severe-carotid-stenosis-on-cognition-depressive-symptoms-and-quality-of-life
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Elina Pucite, Ildze Krievina, Evija Miglane, Renars Erts, Dainis Krievins
Background: Carotid artery disease is not just a causal risk factor of ischemic stroke, but may predispose patients to depressive symptoms and low health related quality of life (HRQoL). Objectives: The objectives of the present study were to assess the association between severe carotid artery stenosis (CAS) and cognitive impairment, frequency of depressive symptoms and status of HRQoL. Methods: Cross - sectional study involved 55 patients with severe CAS and 54 patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD)...
2017: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health: CP & EMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237797/endothelial-progenitor-cells-enhance-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-in-subacute-stroke
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João Sargento-Freitas, Sezin Aday, César Nunes, Miguel Cordeiro, Ana Gouveia, Fernando Silva, Cristina Machado, Bruno Rodrigues, Gustavo Cordeiro Santo, Carlos Ferreira, André Amorim, Susana Sousa, Ana Catarina Gomes, Miguel Castelo-Branco, Lino Ferreira, Luís Cunha
OBJECTIVE: To study the association among endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), subacute blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability, and clinical outcome after ischemic stroke, determining the micro RNAs of EPCs responsible for good clinical outcome. METHODS: We included consecutive patients with nonlacunar acute ischemic strokes in the territory of a middle cerebral artery and ages between 18 and 80 years. Clinical outcome was defined as modified Rankin Scale score at 3 months...
December 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237408/predictors-of-post-stroke-body-temperature-elevation
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Rebecca Ruborg, Karin Gunnarsson, Jakob O Ström
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence indicates that elevated body temperature after stroke is associated with unfavorable outcome. The aim of the current study was to investigate which factors predict temperature elevation within 48 h of stroke onset. Specifically, we hypothesized that temperature elevation would be associated with stroke symptom severity and that hemorrhagic stroke would cause a more pronounced temperature increase compared to ischemic stroke. METHODS: The medical records of 400 stroke patients were retrospectively reviewed...
December 13, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237321/impact-of-onset-to-groin-puncture-time-within-three-hours-on-functional-outcomes-in-mechanical-thrombectomy-for-acute-large-vessel-occlusion
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Takahiro Ota, Yasuhiro Nishiyama, Satoshi Koizumi, Tomonari Saito, Masayuki Ueda, Nobuhito Saito
Introduction Endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke with acute large-vessel occlusion (ALVO) has established benefits, and rapid treatment is vital for mechanical thrombectomy in ALVO. Time from onset of stroke to groin puncture (OTP) is a practical and useful clinical marker, and OTP should be shortened to obtain the maximum benefit of thrombectomy. Objective The aim of the present study was to assess the impact of early treatment of anterior circulation stroke within three hours after symptom onset and to evaluate the role of OTP in determining outcomes after endovascular therapy...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236217/the-association-between-medical-diagnosis-and-caregiver-burden-a-cross-sectional-study-of-recipients-of-informal-support-and-caregivers-from-the-general-population-study-good-aging-in-sk%C3%A3-ne-sweden
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Sölve Elmståhl, Beth Dahlrup, Henrik Ekström, Eva Nordell
BACKGROUND: Different kinds of chronic diseases might imply different dimensions of caregiver burden, not previously described among the caregivers to recipients from the general elder population. AIM: The main objective was to examine differences in burden between the 343 caregivers to persons with different diagnoses. METHODS: A group of elderly recipients of informal care (n = 343) from the general population study 'Good Aging in Skåne' (GÅS) Sweden, were divided into five diagnostic groups: dementia (n = 90), heart and lung diseases (n = 48), stroke (n = 62), fractures (n = 66), depression (n = 40) and the group "other", consisting of different diagnoses (n = 37) according to ICD-10...
December 13, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234571/measurement-of-elevated-il-37-levels-in-acute-ischemic-brain-injury-a-cross-sectional-pilot-study
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Atif Zafar, Asad Ikram, Dinesh V Jillella, Duraisamy Kempuraj, Mohammad Moshahid Khan, Saif Bushnaq, Harold Adam, Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez, Syed A Quadri, Mudassir Farooqui, Asgar Zaheer, Enrique C Leira
Interleukin (IL)-37 is a new member of the IL-1 cytokine family with a defined role as a negative feedback inhibitor of proinflammatory responses. IL-37 has yet to be evaluated in non-immune-mediated neurological diseases, such as ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes. This study aimed to measure urine and serum IL-37 levels in patients with ischemic stroke. Twelve patients consented for our study. Two sets of serum and urine samples were obtained and analyzed, one upon admission to the hospital and the second the next morning...
October 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233831/the-efficacy-of-the-proprioceptive-neuromuscular-facilitation-pnf-approach-in-stroke-rehabilitation-to-improve-basic-activities-of-daily-living-and-quality-of-life-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
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Francesc Xavier Guiu-Tula, Rosa Cabanas-Valdés, Mercè Sitjà-Rabert, Gerard Urrútia, Natàlia Gómara-Toldrà
INTRODUCTION: Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) is a widely used rehabilitation concept, although its efficacy has not yet been demonstrated in stroke survivors. The aim of this systematic review is to identify, assess and synthesise the potential benefits of using PNF to improve the activities of daily living (ADL) and quality of life (QoL) of individuals with stroke. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A systematic electronic search will be conducted in MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL and PEDro...
December 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233158/etiology-of-isolated-pontine-infarctions-a-study-based-on-high-resolution-mri-and-brain-small-vessel-disease-scores
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Cheng Xia, Hui-Sheng Chen, Shi-Wen Wu, Wei-Hai Xu
BACKGROUND: In this retrospective study, we investigated the main pathogenesis of the two types of isolated pontine infarction: paramedian pontine infarcts (PPIs) and small deep pontine infarcts (SDPIs). METHODS: Acute ischemic stroke patients, comprising 117 PPI patients and 40 SDPI patients, were enrolled. High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HR-MRI) and routine MRI sequences were performed for each patient, and clinical data were collected. The following brain small vessel disease (SVD) features of the MRI scans were each rated (0 or 1) separately: asymptomatic lacunar infarcts, white matter lesions (WMLs), deep and infratentorial cerebral microbleeds (CMBs), and enlarged perivascular spaces in the basal ganglia...
December 12, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233002/social-participation-following-a-stroke-an-assessment-in-accordance-with-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health
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Soraia Micaela Silva, João Carlos Ferrari Corrêa, Gabriela Santos Pereira, Fernanda Ishida Corrêa
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate, code and qualify the participation of Brazilian stroke survivors based on the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) and identify predictors of post-stroke participation. METHODS: An exploratory, observational, cross-sectional study was conducted involving 78 individuals with hemiparesis stemming from a stroke. The stroke specific quality of life (SS-QOL) was used to evaluate the participation component of the ICF...
December 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232981/transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-improves-walking-capacity-and-reduces-spasticity-in-stroke-survivors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Patrick Wh Kwong, Gabriel Yf Ng, Raymond Ck Chung, Shamay Sm Ng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate (1) the effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) at improving lower extremity motor recovery in stroke survivors and (2) the optimal stimulation parameters for TENS. REVIEW METHODS: A systematic search was conducted for studies published up to October 2017 using eight electronic databases (CINAHL, ClinicalTrials.gov, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, MEDLINE, PEDro, PubMed and Web of Science)...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232308/a-backward-walking-training-program-to-improve-balance-and-mobility-in-acute-stroke-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dorian K Rose, Lou DeMark, Emily J Fox, David J Clark, Peter Wludyka
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Strategies to address gait and balance deficits early poststroke are minimal. The postural and motor control requirements of Backward Walking Training (BWT) may provide benefits to improve balance and walking speed in this population. This pilot study (1) determined the feasibility of administering BWT during inpatient rehabilitation and (2) compared the effectiveness of BWT to Standing Balance Training (SBT) on walking speed, balance, and balance-related efficacy in acute stroke...
January 2018: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232307/outcome-measure-scores-predict-discharge-destination-in-patients-with-acute-and-subacute-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-series-of-meta-analyses
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Emily R Thorpe, Katie B Garrett, Ashley M Smith, Jennifer C Reneker, Robert S Phillips
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To identify the association between outcome measure score and discharge destination in adults following acute or subacute stroke in the United States. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in 3 databases using the PRISMA guidelines. Cohort studies were selected that included patients with acute or subacute stroke, which explored the relationship between scores on outcome measures and discharge destination. Four meta-analyses were performed...
January 2018: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232256/prognosis-comparisons-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-thrombolysis-and-nonthrombolysis-therapy-a-retrospective-study-with-larger-sample-size
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Haojun Li, Yupeng Wu
: We compared the short-term, middle-term and long-term primary outcomes between thrombolysis and nonthrombolysis therapy in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. Medical records were collected from patients suffered from AIS between 2010 and 2013 and allocated into either the intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (as rt-PA group) treatment, or non-rt-PA treatment group (as control group). The primary outcomes included a proportion of patients with favorable outcome [as defined with a modified Rankin Scale (mRS) of 0-1], functional independence (mRS of 0-2) or with bad outcome (mRS of 5-6) at 3, 6 and 12 months and the overall mortality...
December 11, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
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