Owning a dog could cut your risk of death by up to 65%, studies suggest

On the heels of two studies finding dog owners have better survival of heart attacks and strokes, the American Heart Association has stopped just short of recommending prescription pups.
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Publication date: Available online 14 October 2019Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Robert Loughnan, Diego L. Lorca-Puls, Andrea Gajardo-Vidal, Valeria Espejo-Videla, Céline R. Gillebert, Dante Mantini, Cathy J. Price, Thomas M.H. HopeAbstractAround a third of stroke survivors suffer from acquired language disorders (aphasia), but current medicine cannot predict whether or when they might recover. Prognostic research in this area increasingly draws on datasets associating structural brain imaging data with outcome scores for ever-larger samples of stroke patients. The aim is to learn brain-behavior trends from ...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 October 2019Source: Journal of Orthopaedic TranslationAuthor(s): Bing Chen, Bin Zi, Ling Qin, Qiaosheng PanAbstractAgeing population is now a global challenge, where physical deterioration is the common feature in elderly people. In addition, the diseases, such as spinal cord injury, stroke, and injury, could cause a partial or total loss of the ability of human locomotion. Thus, assistance is necessary for them to perform safe activities of daily living. Robotic hip exoskeletons are able to support ambulatory functions in elderly people and provide rehabilitation for the patients with...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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AbstractPercutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) may decrease risks of stroke and bleeding in elderly patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), but it is still lacking of evidence. The present study aimed at evaluating the efficacy and safety of LAAC in patients with NVAF over 75  years. 351 patients with NVAF who underwent LAAC were retrospectively analyzed on the LAAC procedure characteristics and the clinical follow-up according to age (age ≥ 75 years or 
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractFor Japanese patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), the risk of stroke and major bleeding events was assessed by using the CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, and HAS-BLED scores. The risk factors for embolism and major bleeding under DOAC may be different from current reports. We analyzed the data set of the EXPAND Study to determine the risk factors for events among Japanese NVAF patients in the era of direct oral anticoagulant. Using the data of EXPAND Study, the validity for predictability of the CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, and HAS-BLED scores was identified using the receiver operating characteristic curve analysi...
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have been approved for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation, treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE), and thromboprophylaxis after major orthopedic surgery. DOACs achieve anticoagulation by inhibiting specific coagulation factors; apixaban, betrixaban, edoxaban, and rivaroxaban inhibit activated factor X, whereas dabigatran inhibits thrombin (factor IIa). In contrast to vitamin K antagonists such as warfarin, DOACs have more predictable pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and fewer interactions with other medications and food, ...
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Condition:   Stroke Sequelae Interventions:   Drug: OSU 6162;   Drug: Placebo oral tablet Sponsors:   A Carlsson Research AB;   Gottfries Clinic AB Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Atrial Fibrillation;   Atrial Flutter Intervention:   Other: AF Detection Intervention Sponsor:   Bristol-Myers Squibb Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Source: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the efficacy and safety of endovascular treatment (ET) of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) caused by intracranial atherosclerotic large vessel occlusion (ICAS-LVO).MethodsA  systemic review and meta-analysis were conducted on studies published between July 2005 and October 2018 on the outcomes of ET in patients with AIS due to ICAS-LVO. The outcomes of the ICAS-LVO and embolic LVO groups were also compared.ResultsA total of 17 studies including 1315 subjects with ICAS-LVO were included. In the single-arm meta-analysis, the pooled estimates of successful recanalization rate, favorable outcomes, ...
Source: Clinical Neuroradiology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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