The Next Breakthrough In Fighting Heart Disease And Stroke Could Be Found On A Platform In The Cloud

Just a few years ago, your computer files were pretty much limited to the finite amount of memory on your hard drive and could only be accessed from one machine. Then along came cloud computing. Your storage space expanded and so did your access to it. Now you can tap into your cloud-based files anywhere with an internet connection. That quantum leap sure came quickly. Wouldn't it be great for something like that to happen in the fight against heart disease and stroke? On Sunday, my organization - the American Heart Association (AHA) - announced a new collaboration with cloud computing pioneer Amazon Web Services (AWS) that we believe will be a similar advancement. It's called the AHA Precision Medicine Platform, and it's a way for the scientific community working in cardiovascular medicine to harness the power of the cloud in an exciting new way ... and in an exciting new field. Think of the Platform as a data marketplace, a vehicle for researchers to give-and-take the data that powers their work. It also brings them together in a new way, one that pulls them from their usual, individual laboratories and harnesses them into a collective environment. As the name implies, the Platform is part of the thrilling new wave of science known as precision medicine - or, as some people call it, personalized medicine because the aim is to treat each patient based on his or her unique genetics, environment and lifestyle. Precision cardiovascular medicine brings this approach to fi...
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Authors: Atzema CL, Jackevicius CA, Chong A, Dorian P, Ivers NM, Parkash R, Austin PC Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with atrial fibrillation frequently seek emergency care. Rates of guideline-concordant oral anticoagulant therapy for stroke prevention are suboptimal in the community. We assessed the association between prescribing of oral anticoagulants in the emergency department (relative to referral to a longitudinal care provider for treatment initiation) and long-term use of oral anticoagulants. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study performed at 15 hospitals in Ontario, Canada, involved patients aged 65...
Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: CMAJ Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2020Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 57Author(s): XiaoJuan Ding, Zhao LvAbstractEye movement information provides an alternative way for patients with muscular and neurological disorders to communicate with other people or devices. Electrooculography (EOG) is an effective eye movement recording method that has been widely applied to design human–computer interaction systems. In this paper, we propose a simplified Chinese eye-writing system based on EOG (EsCew) by identifying the basic strokes of Chinese characters. Specifically, we first use a bandpass digital filter to...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
This study results indicated that home care provided for stroke patients and education of caregivers decreased the caregiver burden and increased their quality of life. PMID: 31819329 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A trained examiner can reliably classify reactive balance responses to surface perturbations. The high frequency of falls observed in PwS highlights the importance of assessing reactive balance responses to different directions and intensities of surface translations. PMID: 31814338 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
Condition:   Congenital Heart Disease Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) Sponsor:   The Hospital for Sick Children Completed
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Conditions:   Ischemic Stroke;   Post Intensive Care Unit Syndrome Intervention:   Sponsor:   POLYSAN Scientific&Technological Pharmaceutical Company Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Ischemic Stroke;   Cancer Intervention:   Other: Risk factors Sponsor:   Mansoura University Hospital Completed
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Condition:   Stroke Interventions:   Device: tDCS + upper limb rehabilitation;   Device: Sham tDCS + upper limb rehabilitation Sponsors:   D'Or Institute for Research and Education;   Rio de Janeiro State Research Supporting Foundation (FAPERJ);   Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.;   Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico Recruiting
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Microbiota in the intestines. Credit: iStock. Research on how diet impacts the gut microbiota has rapidly expanded in the last several years. Studies show that diets rich in red meat are linked to diseases such as colon cancer and heart disease. In both mice and humans, researchers have recently discovered differences in the gut microbiota of those who eat diets rich in red meat compared with those who don’t. This is likely because of a sugar molecule in the red meat, called N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc), that our bodies can’t break down. Researchers believe the human immune system sees Neu5Gc as foreig...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Being a Scientist Cells Bacteria Biofilms Cellular Processes Microbes Source Type: blogs
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Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
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