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Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising

More people survive these brain attacks, but the health problems that cause stroke aren't going away
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CONCLUSIONS: SHRSP5/Dmcr rats may be a suitable animal model for elucidating the organ interaction between NASH and cardiac or vascular dysfunction. PMID: 29162773 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: NVAF patients accrue variable healthcare costs. Stroke and bleeding risk should be taken into account during the creation of NVAF payment bundles. PMID: 29164990 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
Authors: Ng SSM, Tse MMY, Tam EWC, Lai CYY Abstract OBJECTIVES: (i) To estimate the intra-rater, inter-rater and test-retest reliabilities of the Five-Step Test (FST), as well as the minimum detectable change in FST completion times in people with stroke. (ii) To estimate the convergent validity of the FST with other measures of stroke-specific impairments. (iii) To identify the best cut-off times for distinguishing FST performance in people with stroke from that of healthy older adults. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SETTING: University-based rehabilitation centre. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-eight people wi...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research
ICAD is prevalent in older adults, especially black men, and should be an important consideration when evaluating reasons for stroke, researchers say.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
As you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner to partake of turkey with all the trimmings, it ’s best to eat slowly. The risk includes not only weight gain, and elevated blood sugar, but your odds of developing metabolic syndrome, which can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
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Many people after having a stroke have difficulty moving, thinking, and sensing. This often results in problems with everyday activities such as writing, walking, and driving. Virtual reality and interactive video gaming therapy  involves using computer-based programs designed to simulate real-life objects and events. This may have some advantages over traditional  therapy approaches as they can give people an opportunity to practice everyday activities that are not or cannot be practiced within the hospital environment and patients may spend more time in therapy as the activity might be more motivating.A te...
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VASCULAR dementia is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer ’s disease. Signs, symptoms and whether stroke can bring on the condition.
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β(S) globin gene haplotype and the stroke risk among Egyptian children with sickle cell disease. Hematology. 2017 Nov 20;:1-6 Authors: Abou-Elew HH, Youssry I, Hefny S, Hashem RH, Fouad N, Zayed RA Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIM OF WORK: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited disease of the beta globin gene. The β(S) globin gene haplotypes are Senegal, Benin, Bantu, Cameroon, Arab-Indian and atypical haplotypes. In SCD, stroke is a life-threatening event in both adults and children. In light of paucity of studies on β(S) globin gene haplotypes in Egypt, we aimed to determine β(S) gl...
Source: Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Source Type: research
By reducing out-of-pocket costs for preventive treatment, the Affordable Care Act appears to have encouraged more people to have health screenings related to their cardiovascular health,a UCLA study found. Comparing figures from 2006 through 2013, researchers found that more people were screened for diabetes, high cholesterol, cigarette use and high blood pressure — all risk factors for heart disease — after the ACA was implemented than before.But the research, published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Managed Care, also revealed a disparity between men and women in one key area. Although more men who ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 21 November 2017 Source:Current Medicine Research and Practice Author(s): Sandeep Kumar A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a persistent opening between the right and the left atrium that fails to close spontaneously after birth. An estimated 25% of all adults harbor this condition making it the commonest congenital cardiac anomaly in the general population. Presence of a PFO has long been implicated in causing strokes in the young even though it does not produce any cardiopulmonary hemodynamic perturbations. Patient management has traditionally relied on prophylaxis with antiplatelet medica...
Source: Current Medicine Research and Practice - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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