'Locked-in' girl is triumphing over brain hell

A TEENAGE girl hopes to be home for Christmas after making a rare recovery from "locked-in syndrome" caused by a brain haemorrhage. Miranda Meldrum, was left imprisoned in a paralysed body when she had a stroke in April last year.
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INTRODUCTION: Fall is common after stroke. The Short-form Physiological Profile Assessment (S-PPA) was developed to assess the fall risks and underlying physiological factors, and it has been used in healthy older adults and older adults with stroke. This ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
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Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: The Lancet HaematologyAuthor(s): Margarita Kushnir, Yun Choi, Ruth Eisenberg, Devika Rao, Seda Tolu, Jackson Gao, Wenzhu Mowrey, Henny H BillettSummaryBackgroundBecause studies of direct oral anticoagulants in patients with venous thromboembolism and non-valvular atrial fibrillation have had minimal representation of morbidly obese patients (ie, body-mass index [BMI] ≥40 kg/m2), their efficacy and safety in this population are unclear. We investigated whether apixaban and rivaroxaban are as effective and safe as warfarin in morbidly obese patients.MethodsWe did a sin...
Source: The Lancet Haematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
This study aimed to establish the occurrence of stroke and major bleeding events in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and left atrial appendage closure with long-term follow-up and to explore the factors associated with higher long-term mortality.MethodsAnalysis of a multicenter single cohort prospectively recruited from 2009 to 2015. Thromboembolic and bleeding events were compared with those expected from CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores. Multivariate analysis examined variables associated with mortality during follow-up.ResultsA total of 598 patients (1093 patient-years) with a contraindication for anticoagu...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe A allele of the ACE G2350A gene polymorphisms is associated with hypertension among ICH patients.
Source: Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2019Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Sung Ho Jang, Han Do Lee
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
This study aimed to explore the effect of winter temperatures on the risk factors, etiology, coagulation, and degree of neurological impairment in patients with ischemic stroke using temperature and rainfall data from the Guangzhou Meteorological Bureau during the winter months of December, January, and February. MATERIAL AND METHODS We divided 112 patients with ischemic stroke into low-temperature and non-low-temperature groups. The low-temperature group experienced an average daily winter temperature of 13°C on admission. Neurological deficits were scored and monitored using the National Institutes of Health Stroke S...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
ConclusionsEndovascular treatment for TBAD with ARSA was feasible and safe with a satisfactory midterm follow-up outcome.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
What would you do without your smartphone or laptop for a week? Some cannot even imagine putting them down for a second, not thinking much of the vulnerability of our entire digital existence. What if a hurricane destroys the electric grid? What if power supplies will get cut off by unstoppable rain? What about a future dystopic scenario with our traditional energy sources depleted due to overconsumption? And what if we just look at less fortunate parts of the world where stable electricity service is a rare treasure? We collected some examples of how medicine could become more independent from the traditional electricity ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Africa asia Caribbean development digital digital health Healthcare smartphone solar sustainability technology Source Type: blogs
A STROKE can occur when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off and this causes the brain cells to become damaged or die. It is a life-threatening medical emergency and signs should be spotted immediately. There is a major sign you might have a stroke. What is it?
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