Blood Thinning Drug May Be Safer Option Against Recurrent Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- Taking the blood thinner Pletal (cilostazol) with either aspirin or clopidogrel (best known as Plavix) lowers stroke patients'risk of a subsequent stroke better than taking aspirin or clopidogrel alone, a new study...
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ConclusionsAdjuvant treatment with ANP appears to improve the total response rate and neurologic deficit score in patients with ACI and AIH. More well-designed trials are required due to the suboptimal methodological quality of the included trials.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In conclusion, in this series the most prevalent stroke mechanism was SUE, mainly embolic stroke of undetermined source. The outcome was excellent regardless of stroke mechanism.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Authors: Klaric JS, Beltran TA, McClenathan BM Abstract Herpes zoster (HZ, shingles) affects individuals (60+ years) by reactivation of varicella virus from primary infection. Approximately one-third of the general population will develop HZ and are at increased risk of stroke. Our objective was describing possible associations between self-reported HZ vaccination and stroke with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System, a cross-sectional nationwide telephone survey. Non-institutionalized U.S. adults answered items concerning health risk behaviors. 2014 survey dat...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
ConclusionIn adults who are already receiving task-specific motor training for upper limb rehabilitation following stroke, 5 weeks of up to 1 hour of additional daily active repetitive motor training using the SMART Arm device did not prevent or reduce contracture in upper limb muscles.Trial registrationACTRN12614001162606.
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
ConclusionGoal-oriented instructions can result in significant increases in the rate of repetitions of exercise in stroke rehabilitation. The use of goal-oriented instructions is a simple, no-cost strategy that can be used to increase the intensity of practice in stroke rehabilitation.Trial registrationACTRN12619000146190.
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
Authors: Jhandi SK, Goyal M, Tiwari A PMID: 30899962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study presents opinions from stroke survivors, partners of stroke survivors, clinicians and researchers. The information about content, timing and mode of delivery will be used to develop and evaluate a comprehensive sexuality rehabilitation programme. PMID: 30895327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Even experienced participants benefit from silicone models. Silicone models are a good preparation for animal models but cannot replace them. Categorizing participants depending on their experience and their individual needs before practical training may allow for more efficient endovascular training. PMID: 30895839 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study adds an attempt for treatment ranking of both efficacy and safety outcomes. Future trials comparing directly NOACs are needed in order to provide conclusive proofs for these results and not only circumstantial evidence offered by a network meta-analysis. PMID: 30896311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
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