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FINDINGSUCLA neuroscientists are the first to show that rhythmic waves in the brain called theta oscillations happen more often when someone is navigating an unfamiliar environment, and that the more quickly a person moves, the more theta oscillations take place — presumably to process incoming information faster.In an unexpected finding, theta oscillations were most prominent in a blind person who relied on a cane to move. The scientists hypothesized that a sightless person explores a strange environment through multiple senses, which would require more brain activity to process the extra sensory input.BACKGROUNDThe...
Condition: Stroke Intervention: Other: Online Mindfulness Course Sponsors: University of Surrey; First Community Health and Care; Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Recruiting
Conclusion: The central message of this study is that when acute onset symptoms are present in a relatively old patient with vascular risk factors, stroke should be considered as the possible aetiology until proven otherwise, and the appropriate steps should be taken to avoid a delay in the treatment and to improve outcomes.Case Rep Neurol 2017;9:277 –283
SNOWY weather over the weekend has been followed by cold snap that could trigger an increase in the number of heart attacks and strokes, the NHS has warned.
CONCLUSIONS: Higher level of premorbid protein intake may be associated with favorable neurological outcomes independent of stroke severity. PMID: 29222905 [PubMed - in process]
OBJECTIVE: Falls are the most common and expensive medical complication following stroke. Hypermetric reflexes have been suggested to impact post-stroke balance but no study has evaluated reflex amplitudes under real conditions of falls in this population....
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) For the first time, researchers led by Frank Lau, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans, have successfully kept white fat tissue alive outside of the body for up to eight weeks. This breakthrough will pave the way for research advances improving treatment or prevention of such diseases as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and others associated with white adipose tissue.
(Kessler Foundation) Peii Chen, PhD, at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded a 2017 Switzer Research Fellowship by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The $80,000 Distinguished Award funds her research on interventions to improve rehabilitation outcomes for people with spatial neglect, a hidden disability that complicates recovery after stroke. She is the eighth Foundation scientist to be awarded a Switzer Fellowship, and the first to receive a Distinguished Research Fellowship.
(Kessler Foundation) Peii Chen, PhD, of Kessler Foundation has been awarded a 2017 Field-Initiated Project grant by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The three-year $600,000 federal grant funds her innovative project, 'Development of a Virtual Reality Spatial Retraining Therapy to Improve Neglect in Stroke Survivors.'
ABSTRACT Background: Blood biomarkers are easily accessible and might reflect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) activity. Aim: To determine whether a panel of blood biomarkers (C‐reactive protein [CRP], neutrophils, eosinophils, albumin and vitamin D) could predict mortality in COPD. Methods: we analyzed data from 431 COPD participants to the 2007‐2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys who were followed for a median time of 36 months. COPD was defined as post‐bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) and forced vital capacity ratio