' Get With the Guidelines' Hospitals Give Better Stroke Care'Get With the Guidelines' Hospitals Give Better Stroke Care

US hospitals participating in the AHA/ASA stroke care quality-improvement program provide higher quality of care compared with hospitals not participating in the initiative, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News
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ConclusionsThese results suggest that childhood secondhand smoke exposure, as well as adult secondhand smoke exposure, increase the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease death in adulthood. Consistent with previous studies, the results also show that adult secondhand smoke is meaningfully associated with higher mortality from vascular disease and all causes. Overall, these findings provide further evidence for reducing secondhand smoke exposure throughout life.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: September–October 2018Source: Spine Deformity, Volume 6, Issue 5Author(s): Hideyuki Arima, Steven D. Glassman, John R. Dimar, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Leah Y. CarreonAbstractStudy DesignRetrospective case-control matched cohort from a single institution.ObjectiveTo examine the contribution of nonmechanical factors to the incidence of proximal junctional failure (PJF) after adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery.Summary of Background DataMultiple studies have reported on the prevalence of PJF following surgery for ASD. However, little is known about the contribution of nonmechanical factors to the incidence...
Source: Spine Deformity - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Condition:   Stroke, Acute Intervention:   Sponsors:   University Hospital Tuebingen;   St John of God Hospital, Vienna Recruiting
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Condition:   Stroke Interventions:   Behavioral: Non-paretic Arm Training;   Behavioral: Comparison Condition: Paretic Arm Training Sponsors:   Robert L. Sainburg;   University of Southern California;   Penn State University Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   Stroke, Acute Intervention:   Sponsor:   University of Zurich Recruiting
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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
Objectives: Prophylactic levetiracetam is currently used in ~40% of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, and the potential impact of levetircetam on health-related quality of life is unknown. We tested the hypothesis that prophylactic levetiracetam is independently associated with differences in cognitive function health-related quality of life. Design: Patients with intracerebral hemorrhage were enrolled in a prospective cohort study. We performed mixed models for T-scores of health-related quality of life, referenced to the U.S. population at 50 ± 10, accounting for severity of injury and tim...
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurologic Critical Care Source Type: research
Objectives: We determine the frequency, risk factors, and mortality of neurologic complications in adults on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and propose an algorithm for preventive strategies. Data Sources: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases. Study Selection: Screening was performed using predefined search terms to identify cohort studies reporting neurologic complications in adults during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation from 1990 to 2017. Data Extraction: The final reference list was generated on the basis of relevance to the discussed topics. Quality of evidence was assessed using the Grading of Re...
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Authors: Sidia B, Saleh C, El Issa M, Mono ML Abstract Background: Recent randomized controlled trial (RCTs) comparing percutaneous closure with antithrombotic treatment in patients with patent foramen ovale (PFO) and cryptogenic stroke revealed inconsistent results. Indeed, there is still no consensus on the management of these patients, namely closure or medical therapy treatment. Methods: To take stock of the PFO management after cryptogenic stroke, we conducted a literature review that included 16 articles dealing with different therapeutic strategies and long-term outcomes of these results. Results: Th...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
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