Improving Stroke Outcomes Through Mobile Care, At Least in NYC Improving Stroke Outcomes Through Mobile Care, At Least in NYC

Mobile thrombectomy on the go may be effective in treating stroke due to large vessel occlusions.Medscape Neurology
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

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BOSTON (CBS) – If you wonder whether counting your daily steps does anything to improve your health, a new study says it does. Researchers in the United Kingdom looked at data on almost 1,300 participants in clinical trials. Half were assigned to track their steps with pedometers over 12 weeks while the others did not count their steps. After three to four years, they found people using pedometers were getting about 30 more minutes a week of moderate to vigorous physical activity. They were also 44% less likely to sustain a fracture and 66% less likely to have a heart attack or stroke. Since everyone’s step goa...
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A new study examines when is it appropriate to stop DOACs before catheter ablation of AF. Does discontinuation hold the same peri-procedural risk of stroke as was seen with warfarin discontinuation?European Heart Journal
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news
In this study, optical interferometry experiments were carried out on a ball-disk test rig to study the change of elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) in reciprocation to boundary lubrication (BL) in oscillation for the contacts of pure rolling and simple sliding motions. Then, using an SRV wear tester, the corresponding tribological performance during the transformation from the reciprocating motion to the oscillating motion under simple sliding condition was evaluated. The experimental results show that the BL area in the contact zone gradually increases with the decrease of the stroke length, so that the area of entrapp...
Source: Tribology International - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
In conclusion, NBP exerts neuroprotective effects through attenuating cerebral infarct volume and neurological deficit score, reducing cerebral edema and BBB permeability. The neuroprotective effect of NBP is possibly related to its ability to improve blood flow in cerebral ischemic areas. NBP may turn into a novel treatment drug to prevent BBB dysfunction in ischemic stroke.
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Objective: Pre-hospital, in-hospital and patient factors are associated with variation in door to needle (DTN) time in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Publications are usually from large single centers or multicenter registries with less reporting on national results. Materials and methods: All AIS patients treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (iv-tPA) over 4 years (2013-2016) in Northern Ireland were recorded prospectively, including patient demographics, pre-hospital care, thrombolysis rate and DTN time. Logistic regression was performed to identify factors associated with DTN time. Results: 1201 patient...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In this study, we finalize extensive experiments to appraise the image restoration performance at different levels of tube current and spatial and temporal resolution scales. The results demonstrate the capability of our STIR-Net to restore high-quality scans at as low as 11% of absorbed radiation dose of the current imaging protocol, yielding an average of 10% improvement for perfusion maps compared to the patch-based log likelihood method.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Neuromuscular adaptations are well reported in stroke survivors. The death of motor neurons and the reinnervation of residual muscle fibres by surviving motor neurons, for example, seem to explain the increased density of muscle units after stroke. It is however unknown whether reinnervation takes place locally or extensively within the muscle. Here we combine intramuscular and surface electromyograms (EMGs) to address this issue for medial gastrocnemius (MG); a key, postural muscle. While seven stroke survivors stood upright, two intramuscular and 15 surface EMGs were recorded from the paretic and non-paretic gastrocnemiu...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our data promotes the notion that ischemic stroke patients who require peri-interventional GA for EVT should be extubated as soon as possible after the procedure.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionHigh implementation adherence and persistence with apixaban were observed in patients with NVAF receiving apixaban. The educational program did not show additional benefits.Clinical trial registrationThis study is registered at ClinicalTrials.gov [NCT01884350].
Source: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractTo analyze sex-related differences about AF prevalence, use of OAC and outcomes focusing on the older age classes. We used administrative data of the Lombardy Region, describing period prevalence, use of OAC and outcomes from 2002 to 2014 for all patients diagnosed with AF. AF prevalence over the 2002 –2014 period was higher in males than in females (2.7% vs. 2.1%,p 
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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