Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Motor Impairments in Patients With Neurological Disorders: A Systematic Review
Conclusions There is weak evidence for a positive effect of short-term whole-body vibration training on spasticity of lower limbs, mobility, balance, and postural control. Besides, positive effect of the long-term effect of whole-body vibration training on mobility in patients with neurological disorders. The optimal whole-body vibration training parameters in treating patients with neurological disorders remain unclear.
CONCLUSIONS: The severity and duration of MS is a risk factor for rUTIs. Urodynamic risk factors are compatible with a lower contractile capacity in patients with rUTIs, while the existence of NLUTD would not imply any specific risk factor. PMID: 31797803 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionConsidering the high temperatures in the Gulf region, the prevalence of vehicular heat stroke secondary to locking children inside vehicles is nontrivial. Awareness programs for parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged.
The FDA granted three companies approval to market generic copies of fingolimod (Gilenya), the first oral disease-modifying multiple sclerosis therapy approved in 2010.Medscape Medical News
This article reports on a patient with tumefactive rebound of MS who presented with acute onset encephalopathy and progressive motor deficiencies a few days after Fingolimod cessation. Despite the invasive treatment, the disease progressed and resulted in the patient's death. This article discusses the clinical course of the disease and the MRI findings and compares them with the findings of previous reports.The present case shows that rebound activity can occur even after a short-term fingolimod withdrawal and may present with acute onset encephalopathy and aphasia.
Authors: Bierhals CCBK, Day CB, Mocellin D, Santos NOD, Predebon ML, Pizzol FLFD, Fuhrmann AC, Medeiros GG, Aires M, Paskulin LMG Abstract AIM: To verify the relation of a nursing home care educational intervention in the use of health services by elderly people post-stroke. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial conducted with 44 family caregivers of elderly people post-stroke. Data was collected between May/2016 and July/2018 in a hospital in the South of Brazil and at the participants' homes. The intervention group (IG=21) received home visits by nurses after hospital discharge. The control group (CG=23) had...
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a substantially higher risk of thromboembolism, particularly stroke events, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Oral anticoagulation (OAC), while effective in reducing embolic events in AF patients, is associated with an increased bleeding risk. Thus, not all patients with AF are candidates for OAC and some are only candidates for OAC in the short term. Of the available nonpharmacologic strategies for the management of AF, left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) has emerged as a potential approach for reducing the risk of systemic thromboembolism in AF patients eligi...
We present normally distributed variables using means and standard deviations and non-normally distributed variables using medians along with their ranges. Spearman's correlation coefficients were used to analyse correlations between the CSF's biomarker concentrations, and both unadjusted and Bonferroni adjusted p-values are reported. Orthogonal projection to latent structure discriminant analysis (OPLS-DA) was also used to find differences in terms of CSF metabolites between the relapsing and remitting patients [CIS, RR, PR versus PP, SP patients]. The OPLS-DA algorithm finds the projection direction, score vector, that g...
CONCLUSION: Using a fillet flap of the lower extremity to cover large sacral ulcers is often the last possibility of surgical treatment. Though many complications can occur, full rehabilitation and social participation is possible after fillet flap surgery even with loss of both legs. Depending on patient's motivation and availability of orthopedic technology like special electric wheel chairs and other tools full mobility can be achieved. PMID: 31802040 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: The level of Theory of Mind in the form of sarcasm understanding decreases significantly in MS patients compared with healthy group potentially mirroring impairment in ToM in general. The results indicate that MS group is not resilient to understand metaphoric speech. More specifically, their pathology seems to be able to affect complex ToM abilities. PMID: 31802039 [PubMed - in process]
Conditions: Stroke, Ischemic; Cardiovascular Risk Factor; Cardiovascular Diseases; Cardiovascular Morbidity Intervention: Sponsor: University of Thessaly Completed