Medical News Today: The 10 best apps for stroke survivors
Are you in recovery from stroke? We have found the best apps to help stroke survivors with recovery and rehabilitation and to prevent future strokes.
We describe the current state of the art of percutaneous LAAO in atrial fibrillation patients with a high hemorrhagic risk.
Thomas Platz, Martin Lotze
This report suggests a possible association between pituitary apoplexy and vardenafil use. In patients with preexisting pituitary adenoma, vardenafil may enhance the risk of pituitary apoplexy. Although headache is the most commonly reported side effect of vardenafil, pituitary apoplexy should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a patient with headache and ophthalmoplegia subsequent to vardenafil intake.
When people think about caregiving spouses, they often think of older adults. We only have to look at a young mother diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a young husband diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or in this case, a woman who’s healthy husband had a sudden, massive stroke, to know differently. Care partners come in all ages. Kathi Koll, author of “Kick-Ass Kinda Girl: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Caregiving” knows the drill. She and her husband, Don, lived a life of glitz and glamour, working and playing alongside friends who were celebrities and politicians. Read the ...
ConclusionIn this retrospective analysis of nearly 18,000 patients hospitalized for acute illnesses, 59.1% did not receive any VTE prophylaxis and only 7.1% received VTE prophylaxis in both the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care, despite significant VTE risk extending from hospitalization into the post-discharge period.FundingPortola Pharmaceuticals.
(MedPage Today) -- Black women ages 65 to 74 show same stroke risk as black men
Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of disability and death worldwide among adults. The individual prognosis after stroke is extremely dependent on treatment decisions physicians take during the acute phase. In the last five years, several scores such as the ASTRAL, DRAGON, and THRIVE have been proposed as tools to help physicians predict the patient functional outcome after a stroke. These scores are rule-based classifiers that use features available when the patient is admitted to the emergency room. In this paper, we apply machine learning techniques to the problem of predicting the functional outcome of ischemic stroke ...
Ask EMS professionals to define “quality in EMS” and you may get a tip of the head and an answer like, “Well, I’m not sure, but I know it when I see it.” In today’s healthcare environment, demonstrating quality is crucial. Payers are increasingly linking payment to outcome and quality, and becoming less interesting in paying for services that don’t add value or are quality-based.1 Historically, EMS has struggled operationalizing quality-based metrics. EMS Compass and the new National EMS Quality Alliance are attempting to get quality measures for EMS launched, and more importantly,...
In conclusion, elucidation of different roles of subterminal HETEs in normal and disease states leads to identification of novel therapeutic targets and development of new therapeutic modalities in different disease states.
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