Daily Activity Recognition and Assessment System for Stroke Rehabilitation

The purpose of this study was to develop and test an initial algorithm for recognizing and classifying daily activities in an unstructured home environment using a depth sensor (VicoVR).
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 20 July 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Pornpatr A. Dharmasaroja, Nattaphol Uransilp, Pritsana PiyabhanAbstractThe anatomic variation of Circle of Willis (CW) has been shown to have a great impact on its compensatory capacity during acute ischemic stroke. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of variations in CW on collateral circulation in patients with acute ischemic stroke who had major artery occlusion. Patients with acute ischemic stroke within 4.5 h of stroke onset who had at least moderate severity of stroke (NIHSS ≥ 6), caused by major...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionsA bleeding revision is associated with significantly reduced survival and substantially increased morbidity during LVAD support. Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative prophylactic strategies may help to prevent this life-threatening complication.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe use of physician-modified thoracic stent grafts for the treatment of dissecting aortic arch aneurysm after surgical treatment of acute type A dissection is feasible and effective. Durability concerns will need to be assessed in future studies.Visual Abstract
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn our experience, this approach is a reliable platform for a variety of MICS procedures and has resulted in low complication rates. The technique can be applied safely to both paediatric and adult population. Also, it is very cost effective as regular instruments and cannulas are used.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: Although persons with AD are often collectively considered as expensive patient group, there is large temporal and inter-individual variation in belonging to the highest decile of hospitalization and/or medication costs. It would be important to assess whether hospitalization rate could be decreased by, e.g., comprehensive outpatient care with more efficient management of comorbidities. In addition, other interventions that could decrease hospitalization rate in persons with dementia should be studied further in this context. Key messages Persons with AD had large individual fluctuation in hospital care costs ...
Source: Annals of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Ann Med Source Type: research
Authors: Miao Y, Wang R, Wu H, Yang S, Qiu Y Abstract The current study used a rat middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model with the aim to explore the effects of compound porcine cerebroside and ganglioside injection (CPCGI) on brain ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats. Improvement in the infarct‑side microcirculation and the overall recovery of neurological function were detected by triphenyltetrazolium chloride staining, laser speckle blood flow monitoring, latex perfusion, immunofluorescence and immunoblotting. The results revealed that administration of CPCGI for 7 consecutive days following i...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our study demonstrates no additional value of motor evoked potential amplitude of the affected EDC muscle to the clinical test of finger extension, the latter being more strongly related to FMA_UE26. PMID: 31322583 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neurology Tags: Restor Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
This article reviews purine nucleoside production in ischemia, the development of purine analysis technology and details results of the studies investigating purine nucleosides as a biomarker of ischemia with suggestions for areas of future research. PMID: 31321992 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Future Medicine: Biomarkers in Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Biomark Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: Redox BiologyAuthor(s): Tawfeeq Shekh-Ahmad, Andreas Lieb, Stjepana Kovac, Lukas Gola, Christian W. Wigley, Andrey Y. Abramov, Matthew C. WalkerAbstractMany epilepsies are acquired conditions following an insult to the brain such as a prolonged seizure, traumatic brain injury or stroke. The generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and induction of oxidative stress are common sequelae of such brain insults and have been shown to contribute to neuronal death and the development of epilepsy. Here, we show that combination therapy targeting the generation of ROS though ...
Source: Redox Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Thirty-two-year-old former New York Giants lineman Mitch Petrus, died Thursday night after suffering from an apparent heat stroke. Dr. Jon LaPook joins “CBS Weekend News” with more on how to spot warning signs of heat-related illnesses.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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