Stroke: Two thirds of nation ignore this step to slash risk of life-threatening condition

STROKE is a serious life-threatening condition and more than 100,000 happen in the UK each year according to statistics. But there ’s a simple way to reduce your risk of one happening, which unfortunately nearly two thirds of the nation are failing to do.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: Following acute stroke onset, time elapsed for EMS response and transport is relatively short compared to the lengthy intervals elapsing between symptom onset and 9-1-1 system activation, regardless of demographics. Exploration of innovative strategies to improve public education regarding stroke symptoms and immediate 9-1-1 system activation are strongly recommended. PMID: 30239244 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Prehosp Emerg Care Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2018Source: Journal of Sound and VibrationAuthor(s): Mou Li, Yao Zhang, Youyi Wang, Quan Hu, Rui QiAbstractA pointing and vibration isolation integrated control method for optical payload in the satellite system with a Pointing and Vibration Control Platform(PVCP) is developed and verified. Firstly, the dynamic model of the satellite system is formulated. This satellite system contains a payload, a PVCP and a satellite body. Three pointing control methods are proposed depending on different measurement information. By comparing the three methods, one reasonable control method...
Source: Journal of Sound and Vibration - Category: Physics Source Type: research
(GENEVA) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years. In a new report Friday, the agency said that about 237 million men and 46 million women faced alcohol problems, with the highest prevalence in Europe and the Americas. Europe has the highest global per capita alcohol consumption, even though it has already dropped by 10 percent since 2010. Around a third of alcohol-related deaths...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Alcohol onetime Source Type: news
ConclusionWe thus conclude that myocardial injury can be a pressing need for the design of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for heat stroke. In particular, our data indicate that CG protects against heat stroke in rats by mitigating myocardial injury.
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2018Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Volume 34, Issue 10, Supplement 1Author(s): D. Hart, D. Barber, C. Shaw, C. Simpson, A. Baranchuk, B. Glover, H. Abdollah, D. Redfearn
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Sabbag A, Yao X, Siontis KC, Noseworthy PA Abstract The burden of atrial fibrillation (AF) is projected to increase substantially over the next decade in parallel with the aging of the population. The increasing age, level of comorbidity, and polypharmacy will complicate the treatment of older adults with AF. For instance, advanced age and chronic kidney disease have been shown to increase the risk of both thromboembolism and bleeding in patients with AF. Frailty, recurrent falls and polypharmacy, while very common among elderly patients with AF, are often overlooked in the clinical decision making despite...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
ConclusionInterventions involving repetitive practice improve strength after stroke, and these improvements are accompanied by improvements in activity.Review registrationPROSPERO CRD42017068658. [de Sousa DG, Harvey LA, Dorsch S, Glinsky JV (2018) Interventions involving repetitive practice improve strength after stroke: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy XX: XX–XX]
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2018Source: Medical Mycology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Taher Sabobeh, Kamran Mushtaq, Ahmed Elsotouhy, Adham A. Ammar, Sameera RashidAbstractImmunocompromised status is associated with invasive fungal infections including mucormycosis. These infections are challenging to treat and associated with high overall mortality.Here we report a fatal case of invasive mucormycosis in a cirrhotic, diabetic patient. Despite the swift diagnosis and management; the fungal invasion of the right internal carotid artery lead to massive ischemic stroke.Timely diagnosis and management is crucial f...
Source: Medical Mycology Case Reports - Category: Biology Source Type: research
In the latest study to investigate the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, researchers identify a reduction in stroke risk for those who partake.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news
In this report, we managed general anesthesia for a 74-year-old male patient with nonobstructive HCM who developed circulatory instability intraoperatively. Severe bradycardia measuring 35 beats/min and hypotension measuring 78 mm Hg systolic were observed during surgery. Using stroke volume variation and stroke volume from the FloTrac as indices, successful circulatory management was performed with dopamine. The hypotension and bradycardia were thought to be the result of methyldigoxin and possibly associated with our perioperative management. Cardiology consult should have been obtained. We demonstrated that the FloTrac ...
Source: Anesthesia Progress - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Anesth Prog Source Type: research
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