Efficacy, safety, and tolerability of bilateral transcranial direct current stimulation combined to a resistance training program in chronic stroke survivors: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study.

CONCLUSIONS: In this pilot study, repeated sessions of bi-hemispheric tDCS coupled with resistance training were found safe and tolerable for individuals at the chronic phase post-stroke. However, the use of tDCS did not result in additional sensorimotor improvements when compared to sham-tDCS. Further research is needed to better assess the clinical benefits of combining non-invasive transcranial stimulation with rehabilitation after a stroke. PMID: 31227673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neurology Tags: Restor Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: There are differences between patients/informal caregivers and healthcare professionals, but, for all respondents, the perceived benefits of the use of eRehabilitation facilitate their willingness to use eRehabilitation. Further research is needed to determine the benefits of such programmes, and enable all users to be informed about the potential benefits and how to use eRehabilitation. PMID: 31414140 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Phillip E Vlisides, Michael S Avidan, George A Mashour
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Marko Mrkobrada, Matthew T.V. Chan, David Cowan, Douglas Campbell, Chew Yin Wang, David Torres, German Malaga, Robert D. Sanders, Manas Sharma, Carl Brown, Alben Sigamani, Wojciech Szczeklik, Mukul Sharma, Gordon Guyatt, Eric E. Smith, Ronit Agid, Adam A. Dmytriw, Jessica Spence, Nikesh R. Adunuri, Flavia K. BorgesSummaryBackgroundIn non-surgical settings, covert stroke is more common than overt stroke and is associated with cognitive decline. Although overt stroke occurs in less than 1% of adults after non-cardiac surgery and is associated with ...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Prevalence of select lifestyle risk behaviors exceeds 50% in adults with stroke but is higher in adults with diabetes compared with adults without diabetes. Effective interventions, community programs, and healthcare policy are needed to promote lifestyle management in adults with stroke, particularly among those with diabetes. PMID: 31415289 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Health Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Am J Phys Med Rehabil Source Type: research
Authors: Wang TKM, Liao YB, Choi D, Harmos S, Haydcok D, Gerber I Abstract AIMS: A significant minority of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery (MVR) have indication for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The risks of combination surgeries are not well appreciated and maybe more than additive. We compared the characteristics and outcomes of MVR+/-CABG performed at our centre. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing isolated MVR or with concurrent (MVR+)CABG at Auckland City Hospital during 2005-2012 were compared for baseline and operative characteristics and outcomes in univariable and multivariable ...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
Authors: Tao S, Jia M, Qiu T Abstract Expression of Ca2+/CaM-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) and connexin 43 (Cx43) in a rat model of post-stroke depression (PSD) was investigated. Rats were separated into control group (10 rats underwent a sham operation and were not ligated after incision), PSD group (13 PSD rats) and KN93 group (12 rats were treated with KN93, an inhibitor of CaMKII, on the basis of the PSD group). After PSD modeling, Longa scoring was performed, and an open field test as well as a step-through test were carried out to observe rat behavior. RT-qPCR and western blot analysis were used to det...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Conditions:   Anticoagulation;   Atrial Fibrillation;   Atrial Flutter;   Pulmonary Embolus/Emboli;   Deep Vein Thrombosis;   Stroke;   Hypercoagulability Interventions:   Other: Panel Management for Anticoagulation Therapy;   Other: Usual Care Sponsor:   University of California, San Francisco Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Chronic Stroke Interventions:   Combination Product: tDCS(Intelect Mobile Stimulation and Combination, DJO, France);   Combination Product: NMES(Enraf Nonius, Endomed-182, Netherlands) Sponsor:   Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Stroke Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: MRI Sponsor:   University of Zurich Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Photo provided by Avi Golden Avi Golden is an EMT who can no longer talk after suffering a stroke. He now makes it his mission to educate others about those dealing with aphasia.   Editor’s Introduction It was a chance encounter one day as I scanned Facebook posts from “friends” and acquaintances. I have countless “friends”, many of which I have never met in person, but find, through their content or other “friends” to be in my world of interest and specialization. Several postings were from paramedic Avi Golden, one such “friend” I followed frequently on Facebook ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Training Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news
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