Neighborhood-level stroke hot spots within major United States cities
Identifying communities at high risk of stroke is an important step in improving systems of stroke care. Stroke is known to show spatial clustering at the state and county levels, but it is not known if clusters are present within city boundaries.
Authors: Atzema CL, Jackevicius CA, Chong A, Dorian P, Ivers NM, Parkash R, Austin PC Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with atrial fibrillation frequently seek emergency care. Rates of guideline-concordant oral anticoagulant therapy for stroke prevention are suboptimal in the community. We assessed the association between prescribing of oral anticoagulants in the emergency department (relative to referral to a longitudinal care provider for treatment initiation) and long-term use of oral anticoagulants. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study performed at 15 hospitals in Ontario, Canada, involved patients aged 65...
Publication date: March 2020Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 57Author(s): XiaoJuan Ding, Zhao LvAbstractEye movement information provides an alternative way for patients with muscular and neurological disorders to communicate with other people or devices. Electrooculography (EOG) is an effective eye movement recording method that has been widely applied to design human–computer interaction systems. In this paper, we propose a simplified Chinese eye-writing system based on EOG (EsCew) by identifying the basic strokes of Chinese characters. Specifically, we first use a bandpass digital filter to...
This study results indicated that home care provided for stroke patients and education of caregivers decreased the caregiver burden and increased their quality of life. PMID: 31819329 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: A trained examiner can reliably classify reactive balance responses to surface perturbations. The high frequency of falls observed in PwS highlights the importance of assessing reactive balance responses to different directions and intensities of surface translations. PMID: 31814338 [PubMed - in process]
Conditions: Ischemic Stroke; Post Intensive Care Unit Syndrome Intervention: Sponsor: POLYSAN Scientific&Technological Pharmaceutical Company Recruiting
Conditions: Ischemic Stroke; Cancer Intervention: Other: Risk factors Sponsor: Mansoura University Hospital Completed
Condition: Stroke Interventions: Device: tDCS + upper limb rehabilitation; Device: Sham tDCS + upper limb rehabilitation Sponsors: D'Or Institute for Research and Education; Rio de Janeiro State Research Supporting Foundation (FAPERJ); Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.; Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico Recruiting
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We reported a case of carotid artery stenosis with stroke symptoms detected in a patient with lung cancer after radiotherapy. The patient was a 58-year-old male with a complaint of \"a single episode of temporary amaurosis in the right eye for 10 minutes". The clinical diagnosis at admission, after consideration of the patient's age, medical history, and auxiliary examination results, was as follows: lung cancer; right common carotid artery stenosis; left common carotid artery stenosis; left vertebral artery stenosis; and right subclavian artery occlusion with right subclavian steal syndrome (Grade 3). Carot...
Katie Shirley, from Manchester, collapsed after suffering a stroke in her bathroom seven weeks after giving birth to daughter Olivia, now one. She was told she was lucky to be alive.