tDCS does not enhance the effects of  robot-assisted gait training in patient with subacute stroke.

CONCLUSION: Combined tDCS and robotic training is a safe and feasible procedure in subacute stroke patients. However, adding tDCS to robot-assisted gait training shows no benefit over robotic gait training alone. PMID: 28697574 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neurology Tags: Restor Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research

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In this study, the trends of risk factors and macrovascular complications were examined in patients with DM in Taiwan.MethodsHealth care information and International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision diagnostic codes were retrieved from the Taiwan Bureau of National Health Insurance claims files between 2005 and 2014. Using these data, the number of cases and annual prevalence of diabetic macrovascular complications in individuals with DM were stratified by age and sex.ResultsThe prevalence of DM with either stroke or cardiovascular disease (CVD) showed a decreasing trend in enrolled patients with DM (p for trend 
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Source: BMJ - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe key determinants of the Bleeding Ratio among anticoagulated AF patients are age, prior thromboembolic and bleeding episodes. The study could support identification of AF patients who need additional effort to increase their acceptance of a life-long OAC therapy.
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionCRS is associated with an increased incidence of asthma, AMI, stroke, anxiety disorder, and depression. Therefore, we suggest that clinicians should monitor CRS patients carefully, and optimize management as a means to potentially decrease these other associated comorbid conditions.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
A single daily pill containing low doses of common medications might provide a simple, inexpensive way to reduce risks for heart attacks and stroke in underprivileged communities, researchers say.
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We present a case demonstrating histopathological clot findings after endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke in a 38 year-old male with systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). The differential diagnosis was embolism of a suspected Libman-Sacks vegetation or less likely an in-situ thrombosis. Clot analysis provided guidance with patient management and anticoagulation was commenced. The utility of clot analysis in this case provides support for routine clot analysis, which has been standard practice at our institution, and is likely to evolve as endovascular thrombectomy becomes more widely accessible.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Post-menopausal women, on average, have higher levels of bad cholesterol than premenopausal women, putting them at a higher risk for heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases
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Conclusions: One session of M1 tDCS failed to improve behavioral responsiveness in patients with DOC. Other application strategies should be tested. PMID: 31523995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - People who follow vegetarian or vegan diets may have lower odds for heart disease but higher chances of having a stroke, compared to meat eaters, a large UK study suggests.
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Authors: Iyer KS, Dayal S Abstract Platelets are small, anucleated effector cells that play an important role in linking the hemostatic and inflammatory processes in the body. Platelet function is known to be altered under various inflammatory conditions including aging. A gain in platelet function during aging can increase the risk of thrombotic events, such as stroke and acute myocardial infarction. Anti-platelet therapy is designed to reduce risk of serious cerebrovascular and cardiovascular events, but the adverse consequences of therapy, such as risk for bleeding increases with aging as well. Age-associated co...
Source: Platelets - Category: Hematology Tags: Platelets Source Type: research
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