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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792389/therapist-assisted-vision-therapy-improves-outcome-for-stroke-patients-with-homonymous-hemianopia-alone-or-combined-with-oculomotor-dysfunction
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Peter Smaakjær, Signe Tornøe Tødten, Rune Skovgaard Rasmussen
OBJECTIVE: To improve visual performance and perception in stroke patients suffering from visual impairments by the use of therapist-assisted vision therapy. METHODS: This study was an interventional efficacy open-label investigation. The vision therapy was designed to enhance binocular vision, and saccadic ability, and vergence ranges maximally, and for patients with hemianopia also to improve peripheral awareness. The vision training consisted of one lesson a week for 12 weeks carried out by an optometrist and a vision therapist...
May 24, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790991/understanding-delays-in-acute-stroke-care-a-systematic-review-of-reviews
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Yacine Lachkhem, Stéphane Rican, Étienne Minvielle
Background: Stroke is the leading cause of adult long-term disability in Western countries. Intravenous thrombolytic therapy with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator is safe and effective within the first 4.5 h after the onset of stroke. Various factors delaying acute stroke care have been identified in the literature. This review aimed to provide an overview of factors delaying acute stroke care and attempted to show how they interact in a synthetic framework. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of literature reviews published in Medline and DORIS until 2016 on factors influencing acute stroke pathway timeframe...
June 1, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789335/prediction-of-thrombotic-and-bleeding-events-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-credo-kyoto-thrombotic-and-bleeding-risk-scores
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Masahiro Natsuaki, Takeshi Morimoto, Kyohei Yamaji, Hirotoshi Watanabe, Yusuke Yoshikawa, Hiroki Shiomi, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Yutaka Furukawa, Kazushige Kadota, Kenji Ando, Takashi Akasaka, Keiichi Igarashi Hanaoka, Ken Kozuma, Kengo Tanabe, Yoshihiro Morino, Toshiya Muramatsu, Takeshi Kimura
BACKGROUND: Prediction of thrombotic and bleeding risk is important to optimize antithrombotic therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS AND RESULTS: We developed the prediction rules for thrombotic and bleeding events separately in Japanese patients. Derivation and validation cohorts consisted of 4778 patients from CREDO-Kyoto (Coronary Revascularization Demonstrating Outcome Study in Kyoto) registry cohort 2 and 4669 patients from RESET (Randomized Evaluation of Sirolimus-Eluting Versus Everolimus-Eluting Stent Trial) and NEXT (Nobori Biolimus-Eluting Versus Xience/Promus Everolimus-Eluting Stent Trial)...
May 22, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788044/clinical-and-haemodynamic-outcomes-of-balloon-expandable-transcatheter-mitral-valve-implantation-a-7-year-experience
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Marina Urena, Eric Brochet, Milena Lecomte, Caroline Kerneis, Jose Luis Carrasco, Walid Ghodbane, Jérémie Abtan, Soleiman Alkhoder, Richard Raffoul, Bernard Iung, Patrick Nataf, Alec Vahanian, Dominique Himbert
Aims: We analysed the early and long-term clinical and haemodynamic outcomes of balloon-expandable transcatheter mitral valve implantation (TMVI) in an experienced centre. Methods and results: All patients undergoing TMVI from July 2010 to July 2017 in our centre were prospectively included. Indication for TMVI relied on the judgement of the local heart team. Patients were followed at 1 month, 1 year, and yearly thereafter. A total of 91 patients underwent TMVI...
May 19, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786478/multisociety-consensus-quality-improvement-revised-consensus-statement-for-endovascular-therapy-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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David Sacks, Blaise Baxter, Bruce C V Campbell, Jeffrey S Carpenter, Christophe Cognard, Diederik Dippel, Muneer Eesa, Urs Fischer, Klaus Hausegger, Joshua A Hirsch, Muhammad Shazam Hussain, Olav Jansen, Mahesh V Jayaraman, Alexander A Khalessi, Bryan W Kluck, Sean Lavine, Philip M Meyers, Stephen Ramee, Daniel A Rüfenacht, Clemens M Schirmer, Dierk Vorwerk
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January 1, 2018: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785469/early-detection-of-cerebral-infarction-after-focal-ischemia-using-a-new-mri-indicator
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Yukako Nakajo, Qiang Zhao, Jun-Ichiro Enmi, Hidehiro Iida, Jun C Takahashi, Hiroharu Kataoka, Keiko Yamato, Hiroji Yanamoto
Prolongation of the T2 relaxation time, an increase in T2-weighted signal intensity (T2-SI), and a decrease in the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) calculated from diffusion-weighted images (DWI) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are conventional indicators of the vasogenic (interstitial) or cytotoxic (cellular) cerebral edema that develops after ischemic stroke. However, these parameters obtained on stroke imaging have not given us a precise threshold at which we can determine the viability or vulnerability of the tissue, allowing us to decide on an intervention that will help reversible tissue in the acute phase...
May 21, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785408/stroke-prevalence-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lianna J Marks, Deogratias Munube, Philip Kasirye, Ezekiel Mupere, Zhezhen Jin, Philip LaRussa, Richard Idro, Nancy S Green
Objectives . The prevalence of stroke among children with sickle cell disease (SCD) in sub-Saharan Africa was systematically reviewed. Methods . Comprehensive searches of PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science were performed for articles published between 1980 and 2016 (English or French) reporting stroke prevalence. Using preselected inclusion criteria, titles and abstracts were screened and full-text articles were reviewed. Results . Ten full-text articles met selection criteria. Cross-sectional clinic-based data reported 2...
2018: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784865/opportunistic-pulse-checks-in-primary-care-to-improve-recognition-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-retrospective-analysis-of-electronic-patient-records
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James Cole, Payam Torabi, Isabel Dostal, Kate Homer, John Robson
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an important and modifiable risk factor for stroke. Earlier identification may reduce stroke-related morbidity and mortality. Trial evidence shows that opportunistic pulse regularity checks in individuals aged ≥65 years increases detection of AF. However, this is not currently recommended by the National Screening Programme or implemented by most clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). AIM: To evaluate the impact of a systematic programme to promote pulse regularity checks, the programme's uptake in general practice, and the prevalence of AF...
May 21, 2018: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784243/management-of-severe-and-or-refractory-epistaxis
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Patricia García-Cabo, Laura Fernández-Vañes, Daniel Pedregal, Marta Menéndez Del Castro, Eduardo Murias, Pedro Vega, José Luis Llorente, Juan Pablo Rodrigo, Fernando López
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine the results of the treatment of severe and/or refractory epistaxis requiring hospital admission. In addition, the results of arterial ligation versus embolization were compared. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Sixty-three patients with severe and/or refractory epistaxis requiring hospital admission between August 2014 and December 2016 were included prospectively. RESULTS: Eleven patients (17%) underwent embolization, 5 (8%) endoscopy ligation and the remaining 47 (75%) underwent conservative treatment with tamponade...
May 18, 2018: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783899/the-effect-of-tai-chi-training-on-the-dual-tasking-performance-of-stroke-survivors-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Wing Nga Chan, William Wai-Nam Tsang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of Tai Chi training with conventional exercise on dual-tasking performance among stroke survivors. DESIGN: An assessor-blinded, randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS: Community-dwelling stroke survivors. SETTING: Community centers and university. INTERVENTIONS: Subjects in the Tai Chi group and the conventional exercise group were trained with the corresponding exercises for 12 weeks (1 hour/session, 2/week)...
May 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782693/multidomain-intervention-for-the-prevention-of-cognitive-decline-after-stroke-a-pooled-patient-level-data-analysis
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Yvonne Teuschl, Hege Ihle-Hansen, Karl Matz, Alexandra Dachenhausen, Paulina Ratajczak, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Marie Helene Ursin, Guri Hagberg, Bente Thommessen, Anne Rita Øksengård, Michael Brainin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this pooled patient-level data analysis was to test if multidomain interventions, addressing several modifiable vascular risk factors simultaneously, is more effective than usual post-stroke care for the prevention of cognitive decline after stroke. METHODS: This pooled patient-level data analysis includes two randomised controlled trials using a multidomain approach to target vascular risk factors in stroke patients and cognition as primary outcome...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782513/high-red-blood-cell-composition-in-clots-is-associated-with-successful-recanalization-during-intra-arterial-thrombectomy
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Jong Wook Shin, Hye Seon Jeong, Hyon-Jo Kwon, Kyu Sang Song, Jei Kim
We evaluated the composition of individual clots retrieved during intra-arterial thrombectomy in relation to recanalization success, stroke subtype, and the presence of clot signs on initial brain images. We analyzed clot and interventional data from 145 retrieval trials performed for 37 patients (69.5±14.0 years, 20 men, large artery atherosclerosis, n = 7; cardioembolism, n = 22; undetermined etiology, n = 8) who had undergone intra-arterial thrombectomy. Rates of clot retrieval and successful recanalization (Arterial Occlusive Lesion score of 2-3) for separate retrieval trials were evaluated...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782407/effects-of-gait-training-with-auditory-feedback-on-walking-and-balancing-ability-in-adults-after-hemiplegic-stroke-a-preliminary-randomized-controlled-study
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Yong-Jun Cha, Jung-Doo Kim, Yu-Ran Choi, Nan-Hyang Kim, Sung-Min Son
The aim of this study was to identify a gait training type that better improves the walking and balancing abilities of adult patients with chronic hemiplegic stroke. Single-blinded, randomized, controlled, comparative preliminary study was carried out. Patients were recruited from the inpatient unit of a Rehabilitation Hospital. Thirty-one patients who had experienced hemiplegic stroke were randomly assigned to three groups: the heel group (gait training by active weight bearing on the paretic heel with auditory feedback), the forefoot group (gait training with auditory feedback from paretic metatarsals), and the control group (general gait intervention)...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782353/implementing-best-practice-into-the-emergency-department-triage-process
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Luke Burgess, Kathryn Kynoch, Sonia Hines
BACKGROUND: Triage is the process by which emergency departments (EDs) sort patients presenting for medical treatment. The Australasian Triage Scale, validated to measure urgency, answers the question 'This patient should wait for medical assessment and treatment no longer than…' Multiple patients may present within short time frames, and some will have conditions that have outcomes directly related to timeliness of treatment such as stroke, sepsis and myocardial infarction. The safety of patients within the ED is thus directly related to the triage system...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781417/gender-differences-in-the-association-between-marital-status-and-hypertension-in-ghana
#15
Derek Anamaale Tuoyire, Harold Ayetey
SummaryHypertension is a significant contributor to the global burden of cardiovascular and related target organ diseases such as heart failure, coronary heart disease, stroke and kidney failure, and their associated premature morbidity, mortality and disability. Marital status is an important social characteristic known to predict a range of health outcomes including cardiovascular disease. However, little is known about its impact on hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa. This study explored the relationship between marital status and hypertension among women and men in Ghana...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Biosocial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780877/disgust-and-the-rubber-hand-illusion-a-registered-replication-report-of-jalal-krishnakumar-and-ramachandran-2015
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Hiroshi Nitta, Haruto Tomita, Yi Zhang, Xinxin Zhou, Yuki Yamada
Heightened experience of disgust is a feature of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), particularly contamination-related OCD (C-OCD). Previous studies of the rubber hand illusion (RHI) reported that the sense of body ownership is related to the interaction between vision, touch, and proprioception. One recent study demonstrated a link between the RHI and disgust, suggesting that there is an interaction between these three perceptual modalities and disgust (Jalal et al., PLOS ONE 10:e0139159, 2015). However, there have been no direct replications of this initial study...
2018: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780241/patient-and-physician-preferences-for-attributes-of-coronary-revascularization
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Carlos Alberto da Silva Magliano, Andrea Liborio Monteiro, Bernardo Rangel Tura, Claudia Silvia Rocha Oliveira, Amanda Rebeca de Oliveira Rebelo, Claudia Cristina de Aguiar Pereira
Background: Patients with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) may face important decisions regarding treatment options, with the "right choice" depending on the relative weights of risks and benefits. Studies performed as discrete choice experiments are used to estimate these weights, and attribute selection is an essential step in the design of these studies. Attributes not included in the design cannot be analyzed. In this study, we aimed to elicit, rank, and rate attributes that may be considered important to patients and physicians who must choose between angioplasty and surgery for coronary revascularization...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778734/association-between-maximal-activated-clotting-time-and-major-bleeding-complications-during-transradial-and-transfemoral-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#18
David W Louis, Kevin Kennedy, Fabio V Lima, Samir Pancholy, J Dawn Abbott, Paul Gordon, Herbert D Aronow
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether higher maximal activated clotting time (ACT) during transradial (TR) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with greater bleeding risk. BACKGROUND: Higher maximal ACT during transfemoral (TF) PCI has been associated with a greater bleeding risk. It is unclear whether this relationship exists in the setting of TR PCI. METHODS: Among 14,637 patients undergoing TR or TF PCI with unfractionated heparin monotherapy, the study related maximal ACT to the risk of major bleeding...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778726/incidence-determinants-and-outcomes-of-left-and-right-radial-access-use-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-united-kingdom-a-national-perspective-using-the-bcis-dataset
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Muhammad Rashid, Claire Lawson, Jessica Potts, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Chun Shing Kwok, Olivier F Bertrand, Ahmad Shoaib, Peter Ludman, Tim Kinnaird, Mark de Belder, James Nolan, Mamas Mamas
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to determine the relationships between left radial access (LRA) or right radial access (RRA) and clinical outcomes using the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) database. BACKGROUND: LRA has been shown to offer procedural advantages over RRA in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) although few data exist from a national perspective around its use and association with clinical outcomes. METHODS: The authors investigated the relationship between use of LRA or RRA and clinical outcomes of in-hospital or 30-day mortality, major adverse cardiovascular events, in-hospital stroke, and major bleeding complications in patients undergoing PCI between 2007 and 2014...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778671/international-study-of-comparative-health-effectiveness-with-medical-and-invasive-approaches-ischemia-trial-rationale-and-design
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David J Maron, Judith S Hochman, Sean M O'Brien, Harmony R Reynolds, William E Boden, Gregg W Stone, Sripal Bangalore, John A Spertus, Daniel B Mark, Karen P Alexander, Leslee Shaw, Jeffrey S Berger, T Bruce Ferguson, David O Williams, Robert A Harrington, Yves Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: Prior trials comparing a strategy of optimal medical therapy with or without revascularization have not shown that revascularization reduces cardiovascular events in patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). However, those trials only included participants in whom coronary anatomy was known prior to randomization and did not include sufficient numbers of participants with significant ischemia. It remains unknown whether a routine invasive approach offers incremental value over a conservative approach with catheterization reserved for failure of medical therapy in patients with moderate or severe ischemia...
April 21, 2018: American Heart Journal
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