Comparing the Course of Mental Health over the First Year after Stroke with Healthy Controls in Colombia, South America

Stroke is a primary cause of death and disability in upper-middle income countries such as Colombia. Given the lack of comprehensive rehabilitation for stroke patients in Colombia, there is a need to assess longitudinal mental health problems post-stroke in this region.
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In the United States, the economic burden of stroke is more than $72 billion annually.1 Stroke is a leading cause of disability worldwide,2 and approximately 40% of stroke survivors have some degree of lingering functional impairment.3 Stroke survivors often experience stroke impact symptoms in such domains as motor function, cognition, communication, mood, activities of daily living, and social participation4,5 which limit their ability to return home or to work and improve their quality of life.
Source: Heart and Lung - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Worldwide, millions of individuals suffer an ischemic stroke each year, causing major disability, especially in the elderly, where stroke is the number one cause of disability. However, to date, no effective therapy exists that targets the functional recovery after stroke. After necrosis, neuroinflammation is a common feature of the acute stroke and a major obstacle to tissue restoration. In the lesioned area, the dying neurons release chemotactic signals, such as fractalkine/CX3CL1, which evoke "eat-me" signals that are recognized by microglia expressing complement C3a receptor (C3aR), resultin...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in adult life. Oropharyngeal dysphagia occurs in 65-90% of patients, and its identification in the acute phase of stroke can prevent complications. The aim of this study was to verify whether oropharyngeal dysphagia during stroke hospitalization is associated with functional capacity, as assessed by the modified Rankin Scale (mRs), and mortality 90 days after stroke.
Source: Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
"Energy-sensing pathways in ischemia: The counterbalance between AMPK and mTORC". Curr Pharm Des. 2019 Dec 10;: Authors: Cespedes A, Villa M, Benito-Cuesta I, Perez-Alvarez MJ, Ordoñez L, Wandosell F Abstract Stroke is an important cause of death and disability, and it is the second leading cause of death worldwide. In humans, middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) is the most common cause of ischemic stroke. The damage corresponds in itself to the sum of the lack of nutrients and oxygen contributed by the blood flow. The present review aims to analyze to what extent the lack of each...
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
Conclusions: The waist-to-height ratio was more closely related to the prevalence of stroke than body mass index, waist circumference, and weight-to-hip ratio among the study participants aged ≥ 40 years.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Studies showed heterogeneity in selecting outcomes and timings for assessment. There is evidence for assessing the evidence of orthosis-based gait rehabilitation after stroke through activity outcome measures, primarily the gait speed, recorded by non-wearable motion capture systems. A unified methodology considering wearable sensors for tracking baseline and follow-up measures is needed.Implications for rehabilitationThere is evidence on use activity outcome measures to assess the meaningful evidence-based practice of orthosis-based gait rehabilitation in post-stroke.Gait speed was the primary outcome measure...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research
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The objectives were to map out the characteristics of assessing postural asymmetry; thereafter to synthesize on how postural asymmetry develops in time after a stroke and finally, to describe postural asymmetry and its relations.Material and methodsFollowing the PRISMA guidelines, a systematic search was performed using the databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane library and PEDrO with the key words (Weight-Bearing Asymmetry OR Center of Pressure) AND (Stroke) for articles published through to November 2017.ResultsOne hundred and ninety-five articles were included and highlighted certain heterogeneity in the manner in which th...
Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of disability worldwide and characteristically accompanied by downregulation of the Wnt/ β-catenin signaling. Activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling emerges to attenuate neuroi...
Source: Journal of Neuroinflammation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: This pilot study demonstrated the feasibility of a metacognitive occupation-based telerehabilitation intervention and its potential benefits in activity performance, participation, and QoL for older adults coping with long-term disability following ABI.Clinical Trial Registration:, identifier: NCT03048708.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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