Time, Flow, and Location Key to Lytic Sufficiency for Stroke

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A significant proportion of patients with acute stroke symptoms have an alternative ‘mimic’ diagnosis. A narrative review was carried out to explore the frequency, characteristics and aetiology of stroke mimics. Prehospital and thrombolysis-treated patients were described separately. Overall, 9972 studies were identified from the initial search and 79 studies were included with a median stroke mimic rate of 19% (range: 1–64%). The prehospital median was 27% (range: 4–43%) and the thrombolysis median 10% (range: 1–25%). Seizures, migraines and psychiatric disorders are the most frequently repor...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: REVIEW ARTICLES Source Type: research
Authors: Li Y, Yatsuya H, Iso H, Yamagishi K, Saito I, Kokubo Y, Sawada N, Tsugane S Abstract BACKGROUND: The association of body mass index (BMI) with risks of ischemic stroke subtypes have not been established. METHODS: Cumulative average BMI was calculated using self-reported body weight and height obtained from baseline (Cohort I in 1990, and Cohort II from 1993-1994) and 5- and 10-year questionnaire surveys of Japan Public Health Center-based prospective (JPHC) study. A total of 42,343 men and 46,413 women aged 40-69 years were followed-up for the incidence of lacunar, large-artery occlusive, and cardioemb...
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
Conclusions Lithium pharmacotherapy may be associated with gray matter volume change and verbal memory improvement in stroke patients, providing a rationale for future trials assessing therapeutic potential of lithium in a poststroke population.
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a fatal disease characterized by premature aging in which young children fail to thrive and adolescents die from myocardial infarction or stroke. The pathogenesis of HGPS is studied intensively because the mechanisms of premature aging may lead to a better understanding of normal aging. In this issue of the JCI, Osmanagic-Myers and colleagues identify the cellular mechanisms that lead to vascular abnormalities and death in children with HGPS.
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
Dear Candid Caregiver: My mother is in a lovely assisted living facility and I have to say that she’s having a ball. While she’s always had a tendency to play “the Grand Lady,” this arrangement seems to have given her even more of a feeling of entitlement. There’s another woman with a similar personality and they seem to have a turf war going on, even to the point of “recruiting” people for their tables. I’m thrilled that Mom has competition – it’s about time – and I find the whole scenario funny. I don’t see a problem with laughing... Read the full ar...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 17 December 2018Source: Journal of Neuroscience MethodsAuthor(s): Armand Mensen, Andrea Pigorini, Laura Facchin, Cornelia Schöne, Sasha D'Ambrosio, Jasmine Jendoubi, Valeria Jaramillo, Kathrin Studer, Aleksandra Eberhard-Moscicka, Simone Sarasso, Antoine Adamantidis, René Müri, Reto Huber, Marcello Massimini, Claudio BassettiAbstractOur own experiences with disturbances to sleep demonstrate its crucial role in the recovery of cognitive functions. This importance is likely enhanced in the recovery from stroke; both in terms of its physiology and cognitive abilities. Decade...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Methods - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionIn an inpatient setting, a large percentage of practice can be performed as semi-supervised practice. This does not appear to compromise the time spent in active practice or patient safety.
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The usefulness of muscle biopsy appears to be limited to an initial confirmative diagnostic evaluation of MELAS. Muscle biopsy can provide some information in MELAS patients with weakness not confirmed by genetic testing. PMID: 30554496 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Dual antiplatelet or triple therapy increased the risk of VH significantly, compared to warfarin monotherapy. Considering the low efficacy of preventing ischemic stroke and high risk of bleeding, dual or triple therapy using warfarin and antiplatelet agents should be avoided to prevent VH in AF patients. PMID: 30554492 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research
When exercising in a high-temperature environment, heat stroke can cause great harm to the human body. However, runners may ignore important physiological warnings and are not usually aware that a heat stroke is occurring. To solve this problem, this study...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news
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