Stroke Heroes 2016

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Puget Sound Division, along with our sponsor Medtronic, congratulates the honorees for this year's Stroke Hero Awards. We had amazing stories sent to us. Thank you to all of you who submitted a nomination. Here are some of the inspiring individuals honored this year as a Stroke Hero. AMY MOORE, Stroke Survivor Amy is described as a truly an inspiring person who has never let her stroke stop her from accomplishing her goals. Her stroke was diagnosed at six months of age and left her legally blind. Amy learned Braille during her first two years of high school and after graduating went on to get a teaching degree, followed by a master's degree in special education. Today she is a gifted special education teacher. "She loves her job and the children in her classroom," says her mother Christine Moore. "They are fortunate to have a teacher who helps them strive to accomplish their individual goals. I am proud to call Amy my daughter." DAVID &PATRICIA WEBER, Caregiver &Stroke Survivor David and Patricia, who recently became "snow birds" retiring to Palm Springs, have been through a lot over the past year and a half. At the age of 68, Patricia suffered four strokes in the span of 13 months. Each hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke was complicated by a prescription for a blood thinner from a heart valve replacement 20 years ago. During her recovery from each stroke, Patricia was taken of...
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ConclusionsOur study found that the decision-making process in ESRD is multifactorial and involves not only medical factors, but also assessment of social factors, quality of life, and patient/family preference. Bettering our understanding of this decision-making process will positively impact patients and families through more informed decision-making.
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractCardiovascular disease (CVD) is a life-limiting comorbidity in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In childhood, imaging studies have demonstrated early phenotypic characteristics including increases in left ventricular mass, carotid artery intima-media thickness, and pulse wave velocity, which occur even in young children with early stages of CKD. Vascular calcifications are the signature of an advanced phenotype and are mainly found in adolescents and young adults treated with dialysis. Association studies have provided valuable information regarding the significance of a multitude of risk factors in prom...
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundEnteral feeding by tube in chronic kidney disease (CKD) before 2 years of age improves growth. Whether it is effective after this age is unknown. We assessed whether height and weight SDS changed after tube feeding was started in children with CKD above 2 years of age.MethodsRetrospective study of pre-transplant, pre-pubertal children (
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe 20-year follow-up analysis of pediatric renal care services in European countries revealed that pediatric nephrology has become a well-established subspecialty in pediatrics and nephrology in 2017. The ESPN will continue its efforts to further improve pediatric renal care for European children by harmonizing remaining disparities of renal care services.
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsFor closed-circuit dialysis using an RBC solution, the formula [dialysate flow rate (mL/min)  × time of dialysis (min)]/extracorporeal volume (mL) would be a better parameter to estimate efficacy, compared with other metrics. Additionally, the citrate concentration can be readily estimated from the ionized calcium concentration during closed-circuit dialysis.
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionAlthough feasible in children with a colostomy, chronic PD is associated with an increased risk of peritonitis and mortality. Continued efforts to reduce infection risk for this complex patient population are essential.
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Hello Everyone! I received an email yesterday from the University of Indianapolis' DPT program saying: "Thank you for your interest in our Doctor of Physical Therapy program. We have reviewed your application. Although faculty were impressed with your materials, a limited number of interview opportunities exist and we are unable to extend you an offer at this time. You are currently being placed on a waitlist for consideration to interview on November 22, 2019. Should an opportunity... UIndy DPT Interview Waitlist
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Anyone here applied to UM?
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Has anyone heard back from Northeastern?
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Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): I Laffont, J Froger, C Jourdan, K Bakhti, LEH Van Dokkum, A Gouaich, HY Bonnin, P Armingaud, A Jaussent, MC Picot, E Le Bars, A Dupeyron, C Arquizan, A Gelis, D MottetAbstractBackground. Few rehabilitation methods have proven their efficacy in increasing sensori-motor recovery and/or function of the upper limb (UL) after stroke. Video games (VGs) are promising tools in this indication.Objective. To compare UL rehabilitation by using VGs and conventional rehabilitation (CR) in patients with sub-acute stroke.Des...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
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