Ask the Authors

Your study made progress toward the development of a mortality prediction model for stroke patients, using a national VA data set. How would such a prediction model be helpful for PM&R or other physicians for determinations of appropriate post-acute levels of care for stroke patients?
Source: PM and R - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Related Links:

Several new studies are investigating the use of NOACs in other medical conditions beyond stroke prevention in AF and the prevention or treatment of VTE.European Heart Journal
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news
AbstractBackground and purposeClinical outcome after endovascular thrombectomy in patients with acute ischemic stroke still varies significantly. Higher blood glucose levels (BGL) have been associated with worse clinical outcome, but the pathophysiological causes are not yet understood. We hypothesized that higher levels of BGL are associated with more pronounced ischemic brain edema and worse clinical outcome mediated by cerebral collateral circulation.Methods178 acute ischemic stroke patients who underwent mechanical thrombectomy were included. Early ischemic brain edema was determined using quantitative lesion water upt...
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Heart attack and stroke patients are among those facing long delays for crews to arrive, BBC finds.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Dr Christoph Diener reviews a new study looking at cholesterol management in secondary stroke prevention, plus other recent studies in neurology.Medscape Neurology
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news
Amal Mattu's picks include tips on recognizing posterior circulation stroke, identifying problematic airways before intubation, and how to interpret troponin assays.Medscape Emergency Medicine
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news
Authors: Paknahad Z, Moosavian SP, Jervekani ZT, Hasanzadeh A, Hashemi M Abstract Aim: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of mortality worldwide. Many studies suggest that dietary antioxidant can offer significant protection against stroke, heart failure, and coronary heart disease. However, there is no study that assessed the association between dietary TAC and severity of stenosis in patients with CVD. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of dietary TAC and severity of stenosis in patients with coronary artery disease. Methods: Dietary and medical History of 160 patients with CAD ...
Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research - Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Vitam Nutr Res Source Type: research
You're reading Moving Meditation: How to Achieve Mindfulness Through Swimming, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul”-Marcus Aurelius Since life can sometimes be so intense, you need to create time to relax and let go of the worry, anxiety, and stresses of everyday life. This way, you will experience a deep level of tranquil that is always overshadowed by your emotions. By taking the time to remain calm and freeing...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured health and fitness psychology self-improvement meditation moving meditation pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs
Authors: Wali Y, Kini V, Yassin MA Abstract Background/Objective: Stroke is a potentially fatal complication of sickle cell disease (SCD). Transcranial Doppler (TCD) is useful at identifying increased risk of stroke in children with SCD and vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage. The main aim of this study was to determine the proportion of patients with SCD in the Gulf region who are at a high risk of stroke, as determined by TCD.Methods: This multicenter (Oman, Qatar, and UAE), descriptive, cross-sectional study in patients (aged 2-16 years) with SCD included a baseline visit, 1 follow-up visit for patients with...
Source: Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Source Type: research
AbstractBackground and aimAtrial fibrillation (AF), the most common sustained arrhythmia in older adults, causes significant complications such as stroke, dementia, and decreased quality of life. Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that is associated with increased risk of poor clinical outcomes including falls, disability, and mortality. We aimed to investigate the relationship between AF and frailty and functionality in older adults.MethodsA total of 123 patients 64 with AF and 59 with normal sinus rhythm were enrolled in the study with cross-sectional design. All patients underwent comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA). ...
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractIschemic stroke is associated with various physiological and pathological processes including neuronal apoptosis. Growth-arrest-specific transcript  5 (GAS5), a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), has been recently reported to affect ischemic stroke-induced neuron apoptosis, while its mechanisms remain largely undefined. Through in silico analysis, GAS5 was predicted to interact with the promoter of MAP4K4. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate the possible role of GAS5 in the progression of ischemic stroke via regulation of mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase kinase 4 (MAP4K4) methyla...
Source: Translational Stroke Research - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
More News: Rehabilitation | Stroke | Study