Effects of Acupuncture Treatment on Lower Limb Spasticity in Patients Following Hemorrhagic Stroke: A Pilot Study

Conclusions: Acupuncture could improve the lower limb spasticity and motor function, thus providing a safe and economical approach for treating stroke patients. The potential mechanism underpinning the greater improvement may be attributed to a reshape of corticospinal plasticity induced by acupuncture.Eur Neurol 2019;81:5 –12
Source: European Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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Authors: Mormile R PMID: 31304729 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Minerva Endocrinologica - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Minerva Endocrinol Source Type: research
Initiating stroke treatment just 15 minutes faster can save lives and prevent disability, according to a new UCLA-led study, published today inJAMA. The research also determined that busier hospitals — those that treat more than 450 people for stroke each year — have better outcomes than those that treat fewer than 400 stroke patients per year.Researchers at the  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and five other institutions in the U.S. and Canada, examined data for 6,756 people who experienced ischemic strokes. The patients ’ median age was 71, and 51.2% were women.The researchers looked at str...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Conditions:   Visual Fields Hemianopsia;   Stroke, Ischemic;   Stroke Hemorrhagic Interventions:   Device: High frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS);   Device: Sham stimulation Sponsor:   Ain Shams University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ABSTRACT Few studies from low- and middle-income countries have assessed stroke and cerebral reperfusion costs from the private sector. Objective To measure the in-hospital costs of ischemic stroke (IS), with and without cerebral reperfusion, primary intracerebral hemorrhage (PIH), subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and transient ischemic attacks (TIA) in two private hospitals in Joinville, Brazil. Methods Prospective disease-cost study. All medical and nonmedical costs for patients admitted with any stroke type or TIA were consecutively determined in 2016-17. All costs were adjusted to the gross domestic product deflator index...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions Reperfusion treatments were two-to-four times more expensive than conservative treatment. A cost-effectiveness study of the IS treatment option is necessary.RESUMO Os pa íses de baixa e media renda enfrentam orçamentos apertados na saúde, não somente devido aos novos recursos terapêuticos, mas relacionado ao custo oneroso do tratamento do acidente vascular cerebral. No entanto, poucos dados prospectivos sobre os custos do AVC, incluindo reperfusão cerebral de países de baixa e média renda estão disponíveis. Objetivo Mensurar os custos do atend...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: In early-stage CKD, NOACs had a benefit-risk profile superior to that of VKAs. For advanced CKD or ESKD, there was insufficient evidence to establish benefits or harms of VKAs or NOACs. Primary Funding Source: None. (PROSPERO: CRD42017079709). PMID: 31307056 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Ann Intern Med Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionDrug utilization and outcomes research in multi-ethnic Asian stroke populations is lacking.ObjectivesOur objective was to examine temporal trends and predictors of drug utilization and outcomes in a multi-ethnic Asian stroke population.MethodsThis registry-based study included ischemic and hemorrhagic first-ever stroke patients hospitalized between 2009 and 2016. Utilization of medications included in-hospital thrombolytic agents, early antithrombotics (antiplatelets, anticoagulants) within 48  h of admission, and antithrombotics and statins at discharge. Outcomes analyzed were in-hospital all-caus...
Source: CNS Drugs - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Stroke;   Traumatic Brain Injury;   Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Intervention:   Sponsor:   Russian Federation of Anesthesiologists and Reanimatologists Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Mary Brown Parlee was a pioneer feminist scholar who made noteworthy and enduring contributions to the study of the menstrual cycle. Parlee died in Somerville, Massachusetts, on June 27, 2018, following a hemorrhagic stroke. Throughout her career, Parlee devoted considerable energy to educating the public about psychology and to correcting misapprehensions about women that the discipline had promulgated. In the late 1970s, she served as an associate editor for Psychology Today, which was then a well-regarded popular scientific publication. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)
Source: American Psychologist - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Authors: Zhan X, Yang M, Chen Y, Zhang L, Yan C, Wang Y Abstract Objective: Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that dialysis patients are at increased risk for stroke. However, the impact of dialysis modalities on stroke risk remains controversial. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effect of peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD) on stroke risk. Methods: A systematic search of PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science was performed to identify articles comparing the stroke outcomes of dialysis patients. Hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were extracted...
Source: Renal Failure - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Ren Fail Source Type: research
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