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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718277/clinical-implications-of-long-term-ecg-monitoring-from-loop-recorder-to-devices-remote-control
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Andrea DI Cori, Raffaele DE Lucia
Long term ECG monitoring has become nowadays an indispensable technology for prevention, management and treatment of many cardiac issues. Today long term ECG monitoring is achievable through loop recorders (LR) and cardiac devices (CIED) like pacemaker (PM), implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy device-defibrillators (CRT- Ds), all of which associated with remote monitoring (RM). Targeted long term ECG monitoring Patients who have recurrent non documented episodes of palpitations, unexplained episodes of syncope, cryptogenic stroke or patients with a cardiomiopathy needing a risk stratification, may benefit from long term ECG monitoring...
July 18, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718257/risk-factors-for-heat-related-deaths-during-the-june-2015-heat-wave-in-karachi-pakistan
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Syed Ghazanfar Saleem, Tehreem Ansari, Ashraf Shamshad Ali, Sara Fatima, Mariam Hassan Rizvi, Muhammad Abdul Samad
BACKGROUND: Mortality as a consequence of heat related illness is a public health concern. Emergency department (ED) experiences increased patients' flow and decreased survival as a consequence of heat stroke during the episodes of heat wave. The present study was conducted to identify the risk factors for mortality among victims of heat wave (17th - 23rd June), 2015 evaluated in the Emergency Department of The Indus Hospital (TIH), Karachi. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study data was retrospectively collected...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717986/thrombolysis-for-stroke-in-ireland-increasing-access-and-maintaining-safety-in-a-challenging-environment
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P McElwaine, J McCormack, C Brennan, H Coetzee, P Cotter, R Doyle, A Hickey, F Horgan, C Loughnane, C Macey, P Marsden, D McCabe, R Mulcahy, I Noone, E Shelley, T Stapleton, D Williams, P Kelly, J Harbison
BACKGROUND: In the setting of a national audit of acute stroke services, we examined the delivery of thrombolytic therapy for ischaemic stroke and whether current practice was achieving safe outcomes and consistent delivery for patients. METHOD: Data obtained from the recent national stroke audit was compared against previous Irish audit, the most recent SSNAP UK stroke audit and the Safe Implementation of Thrombolysis in Stroke-Monitoring Study (SITS-MOST) study...
July 17, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717428/awareness-toward-stroke-in-a-population-based-sample-of-iranian-adults
#4
Mozaffar Hosseininezhad, Hannan Ebrahimi, Seyed Mohammad Seyedsaadat, Babak Bakhshayesh, Motahareh Asadi, Amir Reza Ghayeghran
Background: Stroke is the leading cause of death and functional disability. While there have been major advances regarding the management of stroke, a significant proportion of people are still unaware of stroke-related symptoms and risk factors. This study was performed to assess the awareness of stroke's warning signs and risk factors among a sample of Iranian population. Methods: A total of 649 participants were randomly selected using systematic randomization from the list of telephone numbers obtained from the telephone directory...
January 5, 2017: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716981/prediction-of-clinical-outcome-after-acute-ischemic-stroke-the-value-of-repeated-noncontrast-computed-tomography-computed-tomographic-angiography-and-computed-tomographic-perfusion
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Jan W Dankbaar, Alexander D Horsch, Andor F van den Hoven, L Jaap Kappelle, Irene C van der Schaaf, Tom van Seeters, Birgitta K Velthuis
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Early prediction of outcome in acute ischemic stroke is important for clinical management. This study aimed to compare the relationship between early follow-up multimodality computed tomographic (CT) imaging and clinical outcome at 90 days in a large multicenter stroke study. METHODS: From the DUST study (Dutch Acute Stroke Study), patients were selected with (1) anterior circulation occlusion on CT angiography (CTA) and ischemic deficit on CT perfusion (CTP) on admission, and (2) day 3 follow-up noncontrast CT, CTP, and CTA...
July 17, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716321/contemporary-evaluation-and-treatment-of-poststroke-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Zachary Panfili, Meredith Metcalf, Tomas L Griebling
Stroke is an extremely common clinical entity, and poststroke incontinence is a major cause of morbidity for stroke survivors. Although patients can experience a wide variety of lower urinary tract symptoms, detrusor overactivity is among the most common clinical findings following stroke. All forms of lower urinary tract symptoms can negatively impact physical and psychosocial function for affected patients and their caregivers and loved ones. Careful evaluation is critical for successful management. Treatment is tailored to the goals and needs of each individual patient...
August 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716089/greater-periventricular-white-matter-hyperintensity-severity-in-basilar-artery-branch-atheromatous-disease
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Po-Chen Lin, Feng-Chi Chang, Hui-Chi Huang, Jui-Yao Tsai, Yung-Yang Lin, Chih-Ping Chung
BACKGROUND: Basilar artery branch atheromatous disease (BABAD), in which basilar artery atheroma occludes penetrating arteries at their origin, is a common etiology of posterior circulation stroke (PCS). It is currently unknown whether white matter hyperintensity(WMH), a marker of small vessel disease(SVD), is associated with BABAD. METHODS: The present study analyzed data from patients with PCS who were enrolled in the Taipei Veterans General Hospital Stroke Registry between January 1, 2010 and February 28, 2014...
July 17, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716014/the-comprehensive-post-acute-stroke-services-compass-study-design-and-methods-for-a-cluster-randomized-pragmatic-trial
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Pamela W Duncan, Cheryl D Bushnell, Wayne D Rosamond, Sara B Jones Berkeley, Sabina B Gesell, Ralph B D'Agostino, Walter T Ambrosius, Blair Barton-Percival, Janet Prvu Bettger, Sylvia W Coleman, Doyle M Cummings, Janet K Freburger, Jacqueline Halladay, Anna M Johnson, Anna M Kucharska-Newton, Gladys Lundy-Lamm, Barbara J Lutz, Laurie H Mettam, Amy M Pastva, Mysha E Sissine, Betsy Vetter
BACKGROUND: Patients discharged home after stroke face significant challenges managing residual neurological deficits, secondary prevention, and pre-existing chronic conditions. Post-discharge care is often fragmented leading to increased healthcare costs, readmissions, and sub-optimal utilization of rehabilitation and community services. The COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) Study is an ongoing cluster-randomized pragmatic trial to assess the effectiveness of a comprehensive, evidence-based, post-acute care model on patient-centered outcomes...
July 17, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715882/influences-of-body-mass-index-and-physical-activity-on-hypertension-and-stroke-in-korean-adult-males-10-year-longitudinal-study
#9
Yonghwan Kim, Haemi Jee
PURPOSE: Hypertension and stroke have been major causes of increased mortality and social and economic burden in Korea. Although physical activity is one of the critical factors for managing adult diseases, studies on the long-term effects are rarely discussed. Therefore, the aim of this study was to elucidate the role of physical activity in hypertension and stroke via a 10-year longitudinal study. METHODS: Routinely performed health examination data of 5,624,503 Korean men between ages 20 to 70 obtained from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHNES: 2001-2011) were assessed for this study...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714410/management-of-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-patients-with-acute-stroke
#10
Carlo Maida, Antonino Tuttolomondo, Domenico Di Raimondo, Antonio Pinto
BACKGROUND: Stroke represent one of the most devastating of all neurological diseases, affecting about 15 million people per year and is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and currently the leading cause of adult disability in developed countries. Blood pressure and heart rate may undergo several modifications in patients with both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in fact raised blood pressure levels may lead to cerebral edema, hematoma expansion or hemorrhagic transformation and in contrast low blood pressure can lead to increased cerebral infarction or perihematomal ischemia...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713549/where-are-aphasia-theory-and-management-headed
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REVIEW
Donna C Tippett, Argye E Hillis
The sequelae of post-stroke aphasia are considerable, necessitating an understanding of the functional neuroanatomy of language, cognitive processes underlying various language tasks, and the mechanisms of recovery after stroke. This knowledge is vital in providing optimal care of individuals with aphasia and counseling to their families and caregivers. The standard of care in the rehabilitation of aphasia dictates that treatment be evidence-based and person-centered. Promising techniques, such as cortical stimulation as an adjunct to behavioral therapy, are just beginning to be explored...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713493/a-new-strategy-in-neurocritical-care-nurse-continuing-stroke-education-a-hybrid-simulation-pilot-study
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Christopher Ryan Newey, Robert Bell, Melody Burks, Premkumar Nattanmai
INTRODUCTION: High-fidelity simulation is frequently utilized in medical education. Its use in the neurosciences is limited by the inherent limitations of the manikin to simulate neurological changes. We report here the use of a hybrid simulation - a combination of lecture and high-fidelity manikin - in the education of neurosciences nurses, involved in care of neurocritical care patients. METHODS: Neurosciences nurses from at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA, which is an academic, tertiary-care medical center participated in the simulation during Spring of 2016...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713430/incidental-thrombus-in-transit-causing-embolic-stroke
#13
Brian Malm, Paul Hermany, Alan Morrison
Thrombus in transit leading to paradoxical systemic arterial embolism is a rare echocardiographic finding in patients presenting with embolic stroke. We present a case of a patient who had an atrial thrombus in transit discovered incidentally and later suffered a fatal stroke. Etiologies of cardioembolic stroke and the use of echocardiography in diagnosis and management are briefly discussed.
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713329/prevalence-incidence-prognosis-early-stroke-risk-and-stroke-related-prognostic-factors-of-definite-or-probable-transient-ischemic-attacks-in-china-2013
#14
Bin Jiang, Haixin Sun, Xiaojuan Ru, Dongling Sun, Zhenghong Chen, Hongmei Liu, Yichong Li, Mei Zhang, Limin Wang, Linhong Wang, Shengping Wu, Wenzhi Wang
The epidemiological characteristics of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) in China are unclear. In 2013, we conducted a nationally representative, door-to-door epidemiological survey on TIA in China using a complex, multistage, probability sampling design. Results showed that the weighted prevalence of TIA in China was 103.3 [95% confidence interval (CI): 83.9-127.2] per 100,000 in the population, 92.4 (75.0-113.8) per 100,000 among men, and 114.7 (87.2-151.0) per 100,000 among women. The weighted incidence of TIA was 23...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713074/barriers-and-facilitators-to-adherence-to-secondary-stroke-prevention-medications-after-stroke-analysis-of-survivors-and-caregivers-views-from-an-online-stroke-forum
#15
James Jamison, Stephen Sutton, Jonathan Mant, Anna De Simoni
OBJECTIVE: To identify barriers and facilitators of medication adherence in patients with stroke along with their caregivers. DESIGN: Qualitative thematic analysis of posts about secondary prevention medications, informed by Perceptions and Practicalities Approach. SETTING: Posts written by the UK stroke survivors and their family members taking part in the online forum of the Stroke Association, between 2004 and 2011. PARTICIPANTS: 84 participants: 49 stroke survivors, 33 caregivers, 2 not stated, identified using the keywords 'taking medication', 'pills', 'size', 'side-effects', 'routine', 'blister' as well as secondary prevention medication terms...
July 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711461/prevalence-of-comorbidities-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-evaluation-of-their-monitoring-in-clinical-practice-the-spanish-cohort-of-the-comora-study
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Alejandro Balsa, Leticia Lojo-Oliveira, Mercedes Alperi-López, María García-Manrique, Carmen Ordóñez-Cañizares, Lorena Pérez, Virginia Ruiz-Esquide, Alfonso Corrales, Javier Narváez, José Rey-Rey, Carlos Rodríguez-Lozano, Soledad Ojeda, Santiago Muñoz-Fernández, Joan M Nolla, José García-Torrón, Fernando Gamero, Rosario García-Vicuña, Blanca Hernández-Cruz, José Campos, José Rosas, José Francisco García-Llorente, Antonio Gómez-Centeno, Rafael Cáliz, Raimon Sanmartí, Alberto Bermúdez, Lydia Abasolo-Alcázar, Antonio Fernández-Nebro, Luis Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Carlos Marras, Miguel Ángel González-Gay, Ihsane Hmamouchi, Emilio Martín-Mola
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence of comorbidities in patients with RA in Spain and discuss their management and implications using data from the Spanish cohort of the multinational study on COMOrbidities in Rheumatoid Arthritis (COMORA). METHODS: This is a national sub-analysis of the COMORA study. We studied the demographics and disease characteristics of 200 adults patients diagnosed with RA (1987 ACR), and routine practices for screening and preventing the following selected comorbidities: cardiovascular, infections, cancer, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, osteoporosis and depression...
July 12, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711339/imaging-department-organization-in-a-stroke-center-and-workflow-processes-in-acute-stroke
#17
REVIEW
Zarina Abdul Assis, Bijoy K Menon, Mayank Goyal
The imaging department is an integral part of the stroke management task force and plays a critical role. Accurate and timely interpretation of images obtained in the emergency department and involvement in decision-making has contributed immensely in stroke care. In fact, the treatment paradigm has changed considerably after the recent positive endovascular clinical trials; and so is the hospital workflow and treatment site. As a result, the imaging department has become the site of maximum activity during an acute stroke protocol...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710681/evaluating-the-european-health-literacy-survey-questionnaire-in-patients-with-stroke-a-latent-trait-analysis-using-rasch-modeling
#18
Yi-Jing Huang, Cheng-Te Chen, Gong-Hong Lin, Tzu-Yi Wu, Sheng-Shiung Chen, Li-Fong Lin, Wen-Hsuan Hou, Ching-Lin Hsieh
BACKGROUND: The effective self-management and treatment of long-term disability after stroke depends greatly on the health literacy of patients. The European Health Literacy Survey Questionnaire (HLS-EU-Q) is a comprehensive and theory-based measure that captures multiple self-perceived competencies of health literacy and covers a diverse range of health contexts. However, there is no psychometric evidence on the HLS-EU-Q in the stroke population. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the validity of the HLS-EU-Q in patients with stroke using Rasch analysis...
July 14, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708704/shoulder-injuries-in-canoeing-and-kayaking
#19
Philip Holland, Emma Torrance, Lennard Funk
OBJECTIVE: We report the largest case series of shoulder injuries among paddlers so far to establish common mechanisms and patterns of injury. We also discuss how these injuries were managed and report the proportion of paddlers that return to paddlesport. DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: Upper Limb Unit, Wrightington Hospital, United Kingdom. Manchester Arm Clinic, United Kingdom. PATIENTS: Fifty-seven shoulder injuries to professional and recreational paddlers were reviewed at a mean follow-up time of 55 months from the first consultation...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707377/glycemia-in-acute-stroke-ii-study-a-call-to-improve-post-stroke-hyperglycemia-management-in-clinical-practice
#20
B Fuentes, B E Sanz-Cuesta, M Gutiérrez-Fernández, P Martínez-Sánchez, A Lisbona, R Madero-Jarabo, R Delgado-Mederos, J Gállego-Cullere, M Rodríguez-Yáñez, M Martínez-Zabaleta, M Freijo, M Alonso de Leciñana, J C Portilla, A Gil-Núñez, E Díez-Tejedor
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to analyze the effect of conventional glucose management, which aimed to maintain glucose levels <155 mg/dL (8.5 mmol/L), on glucose control and the outcomes of patients with acute ischaemic stroke (IS) in a clinical practice setting. METHODS: This was a multicenter, prospective cohort study of patients with acute IS. Patients were classified into four groups based on their initial 48-h capillary glucose levels and the administration of and response to corrective treatment: (i) untreated and maximum glucose levels <155 mg/dL (8...
July 14, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
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