Acupuncture found to help with depression in patients after stroke

(Natural News) Acupuncture is an age-old traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that has withstood the test of time. Even today, acupuncture is still used to assist in healing and recovery, as well as to relieve discomfort and pain. Acupuncture therapy is popular among patients who have undergone intensive and harsh treatments, such as surgeries and chemo-radiation...
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Conclusion:Transfer for PCI without thrombolytics is best if PCI at receiving facility can be done in less than 120 minutes from first medical contact, or less than 90 minutes from STEMI diagnosis in first ED.Thrombolytics prior to Transfer to a PCI capable facility, then rescue PCI if no reperfusion for STEMITRANSFER AMI(Cantor et al. 2009).High risk STEMI: BP less than 100, HR greater than 100 Killip class II, III, ST depression of at least 2 mm in precordial leads, ST elevation in right precordial leads (right ventricular MIAll patients get TNK-tPA.80-90% received clopidogrel 300 mg (75 mg for age over 75).Enox...
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Written by Meyers, edits by SmithA 50-ish year old man was working construction when he suddenly collapsed. Coworkers started CPR within 1 minute of collapse. EMS arrived within 10 minutes and continued CPR and ACLS, noting alternating asystole and sinus bradycardia during rhythm checks. He received various ACLS medications and arrived at the ED with a perfusing rhythm.Initial vitals included heart rate around 100 bpm and BP 174/96. Here is his initial ECG, very soon after ROSC:What do you think?Sinus tachycardia.  There is incomplete RBBB (QRS duration less than 120 ms).  There is diffuse STD, maximal in V4-V5 a...
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The objective of this study was to explore the effect of social support on depression in chronic stroke patients and the relationship between demographic and disease characteristics. Total samples were randomly divided into an intervention group (nā€Š=ā€Š31) and a control group (nā€Š=ā€Š31). Sixteen social support interventions were performed over 8 weeks. Social support programs were implemented 2 times a week. Depressive symptoms were assessed at the second week, 4th week, 8th week, and 4 weeks after the end of the study using the 10-item Center for the Epidemiological Studies of Depression Short Form (CES-D10). There wa...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
One of our residents who just graduated 3 months ago texted me this ECG:" Hey Steve, would be grateful for any thoughts on this EKG.  60-something with 2 days of waxing and waning epigastric pain and diaphoresis.  Also diffuse abdominal tenderness. "Presenting ECG:What was my answer?What is the management? My Answer: " Inferior and lateral OMI "Detailed Interpretation:Sinus rhythm.  Left axis deviation, but not quite LAFB (no r-wave in inferior leads; no q-wave in aVL).  There is less than 1 mm STE in inferior leads, with reciprocal ST depression. There are hyperacute T-wav...
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Cardiac rehabilitation (CR), or “cardiac rehab,” is a multifaceted, medically supervised program proven to improve heart health and outcomes in people with certain types of cardiovascular disease. CR revolves around three major components: an individualized exercise and training program, education on topics related to heart health, and stress reduction. CR is currently recommended for the following diagnoses: angina (chest pain); heart attack with or without angioplasty or bypass surgery; heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF); and heart surgery including heart valve procedures or heart or heart/l...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Exercise and Fitness Health Heart Health Source Type: blogs
To (1) examine the network structure of post-stroke depressive symptoms, and (2) incorporate clinico-demographic characteristics (i.e., age, sex, race, self-care, sphincter, transfer, locomotion, communication, social cognition, social support, and pain) into the network to examine the extent of relationships between these characteristics and post-stroke depressive symptoms.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
We read with great interest the recent letter sent to you by McConnell and colleagues [1], in which they discuss one of the first applications of truly independent home-based electrical brain stimulation, applied following safety recommendations. Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique capable of modulating cortical excitability beyond the stimulation period [2,3]. tDCS presents interesting options as a therapeutic intervention in multiple neurological disorders, such as stroke, depression, chronic pain, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer ’s and Parkinson’s disease [4,5].
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Self-reported pre-sleep somatic symptoms are a marker of comorbid anxiety and, potentially chronic pain, impacting nighttime sleep. The optimal cutoff scores of 14 and 20 proposed herein can help clinicians with case formulation, with tailoring BSM treatments and their targets. PMID: 31545084 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Behavioral Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Behav Sleep Med Source Type: research
Authors: Stanton R, Rosenbaum S, Rebar A, Happell B Abstract The association between psychotic illness and poor physical health is now clearly articulated in the literature. By contrast the impact of depression and/or anxiety on physical health is considerably less understood, despite depression being the leading cause of disability worldwide and is associated with significantly higher prevalence of physical comorbidities than found in the general population. An Australia national cross-sectional population-based survey was conducted to ascertain the prevalence of chronic physical health conditions in persons with,...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
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