Bilateral early activity in the hip flexors associated with Falls in Stroke Survivors: Preliminary evidence from laboratory-induced falls

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the US with an additional 800,000 incidents occurring each year (CDC, 2012). Falls present a major risk for stroke survivors, 40% of whom experience a serious fall within their first year (Persson et al., 2011). Up to 69% of falls by stroke survivors result in injuries. Despite the importance of the problem, there is surprisingly little information about what factors contribute to falls in stroke survivors. With few exceptions, the literature has focused on relating metrics of post-stroke static balance (where stepping did not occur) and impairment (clinical scores) to fall outcomes in the acute care setting or in the community (Divani et al., 2011; Ikai et al., 2003; Marigold et al., 2004; Marigold and Eng, 2006; Persson et al., 2011; Weerdesteyn et al., 2008).
Source: Clinical Neurophysiology - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: research

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The objectives were to map out the characteristics of assessing postural asymmetry; thereafter to synthesize on how postural asymmetry develops in time after a stroke and finally, to describe postural asymmetry and its relations.Material and methodsFollowing the PRISMA guidelines, a systematic search was performed using the databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane library and PEDrO with the key words (Weight-Bearing Asymmetry OR Center of Pressure) AND (Stroke) for articles published through to November 2017.ResultsOne hundred and ninety-five articles were included and highlighted certain heterogeneity in the manner in which th...
Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of disability worldwide and characteristically accompanied by downregulation of the Wnt/ β-catenin signaling. Activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling emerges to attenuate neuroi...
Source: Journal of Neuroinflammation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Cardioembolic stroke is a major source of mortality and disability worldwide. The authors hypothesized that quantitative characterization of intracardiac blood stasis may be useful to determine cardioembolic risk in order to personalize anticoagulation therapy. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between image-based metrics of blood stasis in the left ventricle and brain microembolism, a surrogate marker of cardiac embolism, in a controlled animal experimental model of acute myocardial infarction (AMI).
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology - Category: Cytology Authors: Tags: Cell Mol Neurobiol Source Type: research
Patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) who use emergency medical services (EMS) receive quicker reperfusion treatment which, in turn, mitigates post-stroke disability. However, nationally only 59% use EMS. ...
Source: BMC Health Services Research - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conclusion: People after stroke who were physically able to walk independently still described multiple barriers to gait-related participation in all components of the ICF framework. PMID: 31793365 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Conclusion: Aerobic training results in a significant positive effect on systolic blood pressure and fasting glucose after stroke when compared to non-aerobic usual care or non-aerobic exercise.Implications for rehabilitationAerobic training has a positive effect on two of the most important vascular risk factors for recurrent stroke (i.e., systolic blood pressure and fasting glucose).The effect of solely aerobic training seems to be comparable to the effect of combined strength exercise and aerobic training for systolic blood pressure and fasting glucose.Since aerobic training has a significant effect on risk factors for ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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