Stanford professor maps out a way forward for stroke survivors

Emotional healing is as important as physical — when recovering, take time to grieve, and then look forward.
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Weight-based, lifesaving medications are commonly used in hospitals and routinely used in emergency departments.1 Many weight-based medications are listed in the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) high-alert medication list. According to ISMP, “high-alert medications are drugs that bear a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when they are used in error.”2 These frequently used medications include anticoagulants (eg, heparin and enoxaparin), antibiotics for septic shock (eg, vancomycin and tobramycin), fibrinolytic agent s for stroke (eg, alteplase), and antiepileptic drugs (eg, phenyt...
Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Danger Zone Source Type: research
BEST supplements for cholesterol: High levels of cholesterol can block the blood vessels, increasing the risk of heart problems and stroke. So what can you do to lower it? A certain superfood has been found to lower cholesterol.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Chen R, Lyu Z, Xie D, Huang D, Chen Y, Wu C Abstract Heat-sensitization responses occurred in certain patients while exposed to suspended moxibustion. The response often indicated that the efficacy of moxibustion to those with it tended to triumph over those without. However, its mechanism remains to be explained. Our previous fMRI and EEG studies confirmed the changes of activities in cerebral certain regions accompanied with heat-sensitization responses, especially in prefrontal cortex. Therefore, we hypothesize that neurological system is involved in moxibustion-induced heat-sensitization responses. In ...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn patients with LMCA disease, we have identified no significant interaction between the acuity of clinical indication and the relative treatment effect of PCI versus CABG on 10-year clinical outcomes.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In conclusions, adjuvant therapy with CHM-HQ may benefit in managing fatigue and quality of life in stroke patients. However, stronger evidence is needed for a promising conclusion and more rigorous designs of RCTs are merited in the future.
Source: Metabolic Brain Disease - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy is a promising therapeutic approach for several pathologies, including stroke. The biological effects of PBM for the treatment of cerebral ischemia have been previously explored as neuroprotective strategy using different light sources, wavelengths and incident light powers. However, the capability of PBM as a novel an alternative therapy to stimulate the recovery of the injured neuronal tissue after ischemic stroke has been poorly explored. The aim of this study was to investigate the low-level light irradiation therapy by using Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) as potential therapeutic stra...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Insomnia may raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart failure and stroke. For the study, the researchers looked at data from multiple studies for 1.3 million people with and without heart disease and stroke.
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The UR Medicine Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) is now being dispatched to provide stroke care to patients throughout Monroe County. The MSU had been operating on a pilot basis in the City of Rochester since its launch in October 2018.
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: news
The optimal closure technique of the arteriotomy after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been the subject of extensive debate. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis compared outcomes after CEA with patch vs primary closure (N  = 29 studies; 9 randomized controlled trials [RCTs] and 20 non-RCTs; n = 13,219 CEAs).1 Primary closure was associated with a higher 30-day stroke rate compared with patch closure when both RCTs and non-RCTs were pooled together (odds ratio [OR], 1.9; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.2-2.9) as wel l as when non-RCTs alone were considered (OR, 1.9; 95% CI, 1.1-3.3).
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
We read with interest the paper entitled “Knowledge gap of peripheral artery disease starts in medical school” from AlHamzah and colleagues.1 In their study of 72 graduating medical students, the authors found that students have a suboptimal knowledge of coronary artery disease (CAD) and lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD). In view of the small number of students, readers may doubt the generality of these results. However, we would like to underscore that we found similar results in two studies in France using a national survey with three clinical cases: one about CAD, one about ischemic stroke, and one about PAD.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
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