Case of post-stroke depression

Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Facai LINAbstractBy adopting the psychosomatic therapy, the author treated 1 case of post-stroke depression through applying traditional acupuncture, acupoint injection combined with TCM five-element music therapy. After treatment, the neurological functions of the patient obviously recovered, Hamilton Depression (HAMD) Scale (17 items) score reduced, the levels of tumor necrosis factor and hypersensitive C-reactive protein both declined, and all the indicators were improved significantly, indicating that the curative effect of acupuncture combined with TCM five-element music therapy on this PSD patient was significant, and this treatment method was worthy of further exploration.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 18 August 2018Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Huijun Chen, Xiaoqian Luan, Kai Zhao, Huihua Qiu, Yuntao Liu, Xinjie Tu, Wenjie Tang, Jincai HeAbstractsBackgroundPost-stroke depression (PSD) is the most common complication occurring among stroke survivors. It has been shown that increased neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is associated with depression. We explored the relationship between NLR and PSD.MethodsIn total, 299 ischemic stroke patients were consecutively enrolled in the study and received 1 month follow-up. The 17-Hamilton Rating Scale was used to measure depressive sy...
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DiscussionThe results of this trial will likely provide valuable new information on the effects of aerobic treadmill training on physical activity levels and on time spent in low-energy expenditure activities of individuals with stroke, through changes in cardiorespiratory fitness.Trial,NCT02798237. Registered on 13 June 2016.
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Objectives: To investigate the risk of stroke in SSNHL patients. Study Design: A longitudinal follow-up cohort study. Setting: The Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort from 2002 to 2013. Patients: The 4,944 SSNHL participants were matched with 19,776 controls for age, sex, income, region of residence, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. The SSNHL subjects were diagnosed (International Classification of Disease [ICD]-10: H91.2), underwent an audiometry examination, and were treated with steroids. The history of hemorrhagic stroke, ischemic stroke, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipide...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sens Orineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research
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