A physical activity intervention to prevent cognitive decline after stroke: Secondary results from the Life After Stroke study, an 18-month randomized controlled trial.

Conclusion: No clinically relevant effects on cognitive or emotional function were found of individualized regular coaching for physical activity and exercise. However, increased adherence to the intervention was associated with improved cognitive function. PMID: 31440765 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

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AbstractPurposeTo investigate the association of orthostatic hypotension (OH) with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in older people living in the community.MethodsA cross-sectional design was used. A total of 217 participants aged 65 and older were classified as having OH if their systolic or diastolic blood pressure showed a drop of  ≥ 20 mmHg systolic blood pressure or ≥ 10 mmHg diastolic blood pressure, respectively, within 3 min of standing. Participants provided demographic and medical information and responded to questionnaires about their HRQoL (EuroQoL-5D-3L), ...
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
ConclusionPhysical, cognitive, and psychosocial limitations are prevalent and associated with high perceived anticoagulation burden among elderly AF adults. These conditions merit consideration in anticoagulation prescribing.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ CLINICAL Source Type: research
In conclusion, ICEP effectively reduced cognitive impairment, anxiety, and depression in AIS patients. PMID: 31483000 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research - Category: Research Tags: Braz J Med Biol Res Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results of this study demonstrated that more than a half of patients with diabetes had anxiety and/or depression and one third had Type D personality, sustaining that monitoring of emotional state and depression should be included in the therapeutic plan of these patients. New treatment strategies are needed to improve the well-being of diabetic patients with psychological comorbidities. PMID: 31491990 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
Authors: Chiu LW, Lin KY, Chang CY, Lin WC, Wan L Abstract Objective: To evaluate the suicide rate among patients oophorectomized for benign conditions and its association with confounding comorbidities. Method: We conducted a population-based, retrospective cohort study of women aged ≥20 years that underwent oophorectomy including unilateral or bilateral in laparotomy or laparoscopy for benign conditions during 2000-2013. A total of 145,588 oophorectomized and 582,352 non-oophorectomized women were included with an average follow-up time of 7 years. The comorbidities assessed were hypertension (HT...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Preoperative and postoperative mental health status (MHS) of total joint arthroplasty patients can affect immediate and long-term outcomes following surgery. Alterations in MHS can be acute or chronic. The most common etiologies include acute changes due to (1) delirium or stroke, (2) movement disorders (Alzheimer dementia, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy), and (3) mood/behavior disorders (major depressive disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia). Across etiologies, alterations in MHS are associated with worse clinical/patient-reported outcomes and greater total cost of care. Prevention via pharm...
Source: Techniques in Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Symposium Source Type: research
TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Anxiety is more than twice as common in younger stroke survivors, especially those who show symptoms of depression, than in older patients, according to a new study that recommends routine...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
You're reading Help Battle Insomnia and Sleep Like A Baby With This Genius Hack, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. If you are here because it is one of those nights when you feel that counting sheep is no longer enough to take you to dreamland, then you are in the right place. We get you, honey. After doing all the necessary things like meditation, listening to calming music, and using essential oils just to shut those eyes down; you have come to a conclusion that you are probably experiencing insomnia....
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: health and fitness Battle Insomnia Medical cure for Insomnia Source Type: blogs
DiscussionA low-cost per user option to supplement current care, such as P2S, has the potential to increase HRQoL for stroke survivors, and reduce the risk of second stroke.Trial registrationAustralian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry, ID:ACTRN12617001205325p. Registered on 17 August 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Int J Sports Med DOI: 10.1055/a-0902-8601To examine the prevalence of chronic disease and mental health problems in retired professional, male jockeys compared to an age-matched reference population. A cross-sectional study comparing data from a cohort of retired professional jockeys with an age-matched general population sample. Male participants (age range: 50–89 years old) were used to compare health outcomes of self-reported physician-diagnosed conditions: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, depression and anxiety between study populations. Conditional logistic regression ...
Source: International Journal of Sports Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Sciences Source Type: research
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