Measurement properties of the lower extremity motor coordination test in individuals with stroke.
Measurement properties of the lower extremity motor coordination test in individuals with stroke. J Rehabil Med. 2015 Apr 15; Authors: de Menezes KK, Scianni AA, Faria-Fortini I, Avelino PR, Faria CD, Teixeira-Salmela LF Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the construct validity, inter- and intra-rater reliabilities, best scoring method and testing methods (direct vs video observations), and to determine the smallest real difference (SRD) and standard error of the measurement (SEM) of the lower Extremity Motor Coordination Test (LEMOCOT). DESIGN: Methodological study. SUBJECTS: Thirty-six stroke subjects. METHODS: Outcomes include measures of motor recovery, muscular tone, strength, motor coordination, foot tactile sensation, and gait speed. RESULTS: The LEMOCOT scores were able to discriminate between stroke individuals from those predicted for healthy subjects, between the paretic and non-paretic limbs for both the sub-acute and chronic groups and differentiated between individuals with different functional levels and degrees of motor recovery. For the intra- and inter-rater reliabilities, very high and significant coefficients were found for both the paretic and non-paretic lower limbs for both groups (intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC) > 0.97, p
CONCLUSIONS: Despite modern advances in screening, management, and interventional measures for CVD, rising trends in CVD risk factors across all sex and race/ethnic groups call for attention by preventive cardiologists. PMID: 32483642 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: the effectiveness of overlays in improving reading quality is consistently demonstrated in the literature. The reviewed articles showed that the overlays ’ effect is more expressive when the visual stress is associated with conditions that present sensory alterations and cortical hyperactivity.RESUMO Objetivo: oferecer uma revis ão integrativa dos artigos indexados publicados de 2009 a 2019 sobre o efeito das lâminas espectrais (overlays) em parâmetros visuais e na habilidade de leitura. Métodos: utilizou-se a pesquisa de palavras-chave em sete bancos de dados. Foram excluí...
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ConclusionsFor paracetamol versus ibuprofen, when using LSPS methods in the CPRD, it is only possible to distinguish true effects if those effects are large (hazard ratio > 2). Due to their smaller hazard ratios, the outcomes under study cannot be differentiated from null effects (represented by negative controls) even if there were a true effect. Based on these data, we conclude that we are unable to determine whether paracetamol is associated with an increased ris k of myocardial infarction, stroke, GI bleeding, and acute renal failure compared to ibuprofen, due to residual confounding.
(CNN) — Still taking a daily aspirin to ward off heart attacks? You might want to think again, according to a new review. Aspirin is still one of the most commonly used medications in the world, even though it’s no longer recommended as a preventative by many health authorities. There is no evidence that low-dose aspirin — less than 325 milligrams a day — should be taken by most adults in good cardiovascular health, according to a new review of existing research that published Wednesday in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. The review, which focused on the risks and benefits of low-dose d...
NIH funded study supports link between high levels of gram-negative bacteria and a stroke- seizure- and headache-inducing vascular malformation
Authors: Yeo KK, Azarbal F, Zakroysky P, Dai D, Roe M, Wojdyla D, Low R, Shunk K Abstract OBJECTIVES: Limited studies of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft exist. We compared outcomes of different bypass grafts to the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery. METHODS: Participants ≥65 years old in the CathPCI Registry who underwent PCI of a bypass graft to the LAD between 2009 and 2014 were included. Individuals were divided by graft type: LIMA; saphenous vein graft (SVG); or other. Clinical characteristics and outcomes using Medicare claims data f...
Iranian researchers diagnosed ischemic stroke in COVID-19-positive child with no other symptoms.
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