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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726651/factors-associated-with-post-stroke-fatigue-within-the-first-3-month-after-stroke
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I Delva, N Lytvynenko, M Delva
Aim - identify socio-demographic, personal and psychological factors associated with certain post-stroke fatigue (PSF) domains within first 3 months after stroke. There were examined patients consequently in definite time points after ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes: at hospital stay (234 patients), in 1 month (203 patients) and in 3 months (176 patients). Global PSF and certain PSF domains were measured by multidimensional fatigue inventory-20 (MFI-20) scale. In multivariate logistic regression analysis the majority of variables (gender, marital status, education level, smoking status, level of alcohol consumption, apathetic impairments, arterial hypertension, atrial fibrillation, ischemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, body mass index, waist circumference) were not significantly associated with any PSF domain risk at any time point after stroke...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726061/advances-in-psychotherapy-for-depressed-older-adults
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REVIEW
Patrick J Raue, Amanda R McGovern, Dimitris N Kiosses, Jo Anne Sirey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review recent advances in psychotherapies for depressed older adults, in particular those developed for special populations characterized by chronic medical illness, acute medical illness, cognitive impairment, and suicide risk factors. We review adaptations for psychotherapy to overcome barriers to its accessibility in non-specialty settings such as primary care, homebound or hard-to-reach older adults, and social service settings. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent evidence supports the effectiveness of psychotherapies that target late-life depression in the context of specific comorbid conditions including COPD, heart failure, Parkinson's disease, stroke and other acute conditions, cognitive impairment, and suicide risk...
September 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724317/who-among-patients-with-acquired-brain-injury-returned-to-work-after-occupational-rehabilitation-the-rapid-return-to-work-cohort-study
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Randi Wågø Aas, Lise Aasen Haveraaen, Evelien P M Brouwers, Lisebet Skeie Skarpaas
BACKGROUND: Acquired brain injury (ABI) is known to be severely disabling. On average, 40% of employees return to work (RTW) within two years after injury. There is, however, limited research on what might contribute to successful RTW. AIM: To examine factors that might impact the time-to first RTW for patients with ABI, participating in a RTW-program. METHODS: The study was designed as a cohort study of patients on sick leave due to mild or moderate ABI (n = 137)...
July 20, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720980/efficacy-of-cognitive-rehabilitation-therapy-on-poststroke-depression-among-survivors-of-first-stroke-attack-in-ibadan-nigeria
#4
Olugbemi Olukolade, Helen O Osinowo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Poststroke depression (PSD) is a common complication after stroke. There is no adequate treatment for PSD. This study examined efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT) in the treatment of PSD among stroke survivors. METHODS: An experimental design, 30 participants with poststroke depression were randomly assigned into 3 groups of cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT), psychoeducation (PE), and the control group (CG). CRT consisted of nine sessions with three-phased sessions focusing on activity stimulation, negative thoughts, and people contacts, PE consisted of nine sessions focusing on knowledge on stroke and poststroke depression, and the CG group was on the waiting list...
2017: Behavioural Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720024/the-wayfinding-questionnaire-a-clinically-useful-self-report-instrument-to-identify-navigation-complaints-in-stroke-patients
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N K de Rooij, M H G Claessen, I J M van der Ham, M W M Post, J M A Visser-Meily
Post-stroke navigation complaints are frequent (about 30%) and intervention is possible, but there is no assessment instrument to identify patients with navigation complaints. We therefore studied the clinical validity of the Wayfinding Questionnaire (WQ) in a cross-sectional study with 158 chronic stroke patients and 131 healthy controls. Patients with low (more navigation complaints) versus normal WQ scores were compared for demographics, stroke characteristics, emotional and cognitive complaints, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
July 18, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716256/post-stroke-depression-in-ghana-characteristics-and-correlates
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Fred Stephen Sarfo, Carolyn Jenkins, Arti Singh, Mayowa Owolabi, Akin Ojagbemi, Nathaniel Adusei, Raelle Saulson, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND: Poststroke depression (PSD) is prevalent and is an important determinant of functional recovery, quality of life and mortality after stroke. Scanty data on the nature of PSD among stroke survivors in sub-Saharan Africa prompted this study. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and predictors of depression in a convenience sample of Ghanaian stroke survivors. METHODS: We evaluated consecutive stroke survivors encountered at a comprehensive neurology clinic in a tertiary medical center in Ghana...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716250/white-matter-lesions-and-cognitive-impairment-may-be-related-to-recovery-from-unilateral-spatial-neglect-after-stroke
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Chisako Köder Kamakura, Yuji Ueno, Yuzuru Sakai, Hisao Yoshida, Saiko Aiba, Akito Hayashi, Hideki Shimura, Katsuhiko Takeda, Keiko Kamakura, Nobutaka Hattori, Takao Urabe
BACKGROUND: Unilateral spatial neglect (USN) is frequently found in ischemic stroke patients. Because USN is related to poor functional outcomes, evaluating recovery from USN after stroke is critical. METHODS: Patients with acute ischemic stroke with lesions in the right cerebral hemisphere on MRI and exhibiting left USN were administered the Behavior Inattention Test (BIT) at 1 and 3weeks after admission. BIT improvement was defined as a ≥1-point increase in ≥4 of the 6 BIT subtests from 1 to 3weeks, or a total BIT score ≥131 at 3weeks...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713637/regenerative-rehabilitation-an-innovative-and-multifactorial-approach-to-recovery-from-stroke-and-brain-injury
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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/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/28713263/the-frequency-dependent-aerobic-exercise-effects-of-hypothalamic-gabaergic-expression-and-cardiovascular-functions-in-aged-rats
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Yan Li, Ziqi Zhao, Jiajia Cai, Boya Gu, Yuanyuan Lv, Li Zhao
A decline in cardiovascular modulation is a feature of the normal aging process and associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) such as hypertension and stroke. Exercise training is known to promote cardiovascular adaptation in young animals and positive effects on motor and cognitive capabilities, as well as on brain plasticity for all ages in mice. Here, we examine the question of whether aerobic exercise interventions may impact the GABAergic neurons of the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) in aged rats which have been observed to have a decline in cardiovascular integration function...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712815/asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-is-associated-with-cognitive%C3%A2-impairment
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Brajesh K Lal, Moira C Dux, Siddhartha Sikdar, Carly Goldstein, Amir A Khan, John Yokemick, Limin Zhao
BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular risk factors (eg, hypertension, coronary artery disease) and stroke can lead to vascular cognitive impairment. The Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis and Cognitive Function study evaluated the isolated impact of asymptomatic carotid stenosis (no prior ipsilateral or contralateral stroke or transient ischemic attack) on cognitive function. Cerebrovascular hemodynamic and carotid plaque characteristics were analyzed to elucidate potential mechanisms affecting cognition...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703093/cognitive-performance-norms-from-the-korean-genome-and-epidemiology-study-koges
#12
Hyun Kim, Rhoda Au, Robert J Thomas, Chang-Ho Yun, Seung Ku Lee, Changsu Han, Chol Shin
BACKGROUND: While normative data on neuropsychological performance provide baseline metrics for the assessment and diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and dementia, a lack of comparative normative data in non-Caucasian populations makes it difficult to conduct similar evaluations and studies in individuals from diverse backgrounds. The current paper aims to provide normative data on a range of cognitive measures in a Korean general population sample and investigate various demographic and health variables associated with cognitive performance in this representative population...
July 13, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701985/retrieval-practice-fails-to-insulate-episodic-memories-against-interference-after-stroke
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Bernhard Pastötter, Hanna Eberle, Ingo Aue, Karl-Heinz T Bäuml
Recent work in cognitive psychology showed that retrieval practice of previously studied information can insulate this information against retroactive interference from subsequently studied other information in healthy individuals. The present study examined whether this beneficial effect of interference reduction is also present in patients with stroke. Twenty-two patients with stroke, 4.6 months post injury on average, and 22 healthy controls participated in the experiment. In each of two experimental sessions, participants first studied a list of items (list 1) and then underwent a practice phase in which the list 1 items were either restudied or retrieval practiced...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701080/neurocognitive-outcomes-in-children-with-unilateral-basal-ganglia-arterial-ischemic-stroke-and-secondary-hemidystonia
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Robyn Westmacott, Kyla P McDonald, Gabrielle deVeber, Daune MacGregor, Mahendranath Moharir, Nomazulu Dlamini, Rand Askalan, Tricia S Williams
Dystonia is a movement disorder that involves excessive, involuntary muscle contractions resulting in repetitive movements and/or abnormal posturing. One common cause of unilateral dystonia in childhood is ischemic stroke involving the basal ganglia and/or thalamus. Virtually nothing is known about neuropsychological outcomes in children who have dystonia following basal ganglia stroke. The present study explored whether or not children with secondary dystonia experience additional cognitive challenges when compared to children with similar patterns of brain injury, but no dystonia...
July 12, 2017: Child Neuropsychology: a Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698285/therapeutic-antibody-targeting-of-notch3-signaling-prevents-mural-cell-loss-in-cadasil
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Arturo I Machuca-Parra, Alexander A Bigger-Allen, Angie V Sanchez, Anissa Boutabla, Jonathan Cardona-Vélez, Dhanesh Amarnani, Magali Saint-Geniez, Christian W Siebel, Leo A Kim, Patricia A D'Amore, Joseph F Arboleda-Velasquez
Cerebral autosomal-dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is a neurological syndrome characterized by small vessel disease (SVD), stroke, and vascular cognitive impairment and dementia caused by mutations in NOTCH3 No therapies are available for this condition. Loss of mural cells, which encompass pericytes and vascular smooth muscle cells, is a hallmark of CADASIL and other SVDs, including diabetic retinopathy, resulting in vascular instability. Here, we showed that Notch3 signaling is both necessary and sufficient to support mural cell coverage in arteries using genetic rescue in Notch3 knockout mice...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697711/biomarkers-of-stroke-recovery-consensus-based-core-recommendations-from-the-stroke-recovery-and-rehabilitation-roundtable
#16
Lara A Boyd, Kathryn S Hayward, Nick S Ward, Cathy M Stinear, Charlotte Rosso, Rebecca J Fisher, Alexandre R Carter, Alex P Leff, David A Copland, Leeanne M Carey, Leonardo G Cohen, D Michele Basso, Jane M Maguire, Steven C Cramer
The most difficult clinical questions in stroke rehabilitation are "What is this patient's potential for recovery?" and "What is the best rehabilitation strategy for this person, given her/his clinical profile?" Without answers to these questions, clinicians struggle to make decisions regarding the content and focus of therapy, and researchers design studies that inadvertently mix participants who have a high likelihood of responding with those who do not. Developing and implementing biomarkers that distinguish patient subgroups will help address these issues and unravel the factors important to the recovery process...
July 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697573/dual-tasking-negatively-impacts-obstacle-avoidance-abilities-in-post-stroke-individuals-with-visuospatial-neglect-task-complexity-matters
#17
Gayatri Aravind, Anouk Lamontagne
BACKGROUND: Persons with perceptual-attentional deficits due to visuospatial neglect (VSN) after a stroke are at a risk of collisions while walking in the presence of moving obstacles. The attentional burden of performing a dual-task may further compromise their obstacle avoidance performance, putting them at a greater risk of collisions. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the ability of persons with (VSN+) and without VSN (VSN-) to dual task while negotiating moving obstacles...
July 6, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696596/-anticoagulation-in-old-fallers-a-common-challenge
#18
Philippe Chassagne, Marc Humbert, Sylvain Nguyen, Christophe Büla
Long term anticoagulation is required to reduce the risk of stroke or other thromboembolic events resulting from atrial fibrillation. Thus, anticoagulation is frequently considered in older persons who are at increased risk for hemorrhagic adverse events. This is even more so as about a third of older persons aged 65 years and over will fall over a year. Nevertheless, benefits from risk reduction in stroke incidence and its consequences (functional depen-dency, cognitive decline, altered quality of life, death) resulting from anticoagulant prescription remains superior to its related risk...
November 9, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695548/design-of-the-swiss-atrial-fibrillation-cohort-study-swiss-af-structural-brain-damage-and-cognitive-decline-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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David Conen, Nicolas Rodondi, Andreas Mueller, Juerg Beer, Angelo Auricchio, Peter Ammann, Daniel Hayoz, Richard Kobza, Giorgio Moschovitis, Dipen Shah, Juerg Schlaepfer, Jan Novak, Marcello di Valentino, Paul Erne, Christian Sticherling, Leo Bonati, Georg Ehret, Laurent Roten, Urs Fischer, Andreas Monsch, Christoph Stippich, Jens Wuerfel, Matthias Schwenkglenks, Michael Kuehne, Stefan Osswald
BACKGROUND: Several studies found that patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have an increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia over time. However, the magnitude of the problem, associated risk factors and underlying mechanisms remain unclear. METHODS: This article describes the design and methodology of the Swiss Atrial Fibrillation (Swiss-AF) Cohort Study, a prospective multicentre national cohort study of 2400 patients across 13 sites in Switzerland. Eligible patients must have documented AF...
July 11, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685450/effects-of-motor-imagery-on-cognitive-function-and-prefrontal-cortex-activity-in-normal-adults-evaluated-by-nirs
#20
M Moriya, K Sakatani
Recent near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) studies demonstrated that physical exercise enhances working memory (WM) performance and prefrontal cortex (PFC) activity during WM tasks in normal adults. Interestingly, the effects of rehabilitation (i.e. physiotherapy) on post-stroke patients could be enhanced by motor imagery (MI), an active process during which the specified action is reproduced within WM without any actual physical movement. However, it is not known whether MI can enhance cognitive function and associated brain activity...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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