Stable or able? Effect of virtual reality stimulation on static balance of post-stroke patients and healthy subjects - D'Antonio E, Tieri G, Patan é F, Morone G, Iosa M.

Over the last decades, virtual reality (VR) emerged as a potential tool for developing new rehabilitation treatments in neurological patients. However, despite the increasing number of studies, a clear comprehension about the impact of immersive VR-treatme...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

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Authors: Osei-Owusu J, Yang J, Del Carmen Vitery M, Tian M, Qiu Z Abstract Severe local acidosis causes tissue damage and pain, and is associated with many diseases, including cerebral and cardiac ischemia, cancer, infection, and inflammation. However, the molecular mechanisms of the cellular response to extracellular acidic environment are not fully understood. We recently identified a novel and evolutionarily conserved membrane protein, PAC (also known as PACC1 or TMEM206), encoding the proton-activated chloride (Cl-) channel, whose activity is widely observed in human cell lines. We demonstrated that genetic del...
Source: Channels - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Channels (Austin) Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Melatonin protected SH SY5Y cells from OGD/R induced oxidative stress, inflammation, apoptosis, and autophagy by blocking NF-κB signaling and activating Nrf2/HO-1, Akt, and mTOR/p70S6K/4E-BP-1 pathways, thereby indicating that melatonin is a potential and novel therapeutic drug for ischemic stroke. PMID: 32096202 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with anterior cerebral artery-occluded AIS, the TC level is a promising prognosis marker for the IV thrombolysis outcome. PMID: 32096200 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Conclusions regarding improvement in functional improvement cannot be drawn. Further trials are needed to strengthen the evidence on this topic. PMID: 32096199 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: MiR-155-5p accelerates cerebral I/R injury via targeting DUSP14 by regulating NF-κB and MAPKs signaling pathways. Inhibition of miR-155-5p significantly reduces apoptosis and brain injury. These results indicated that miR-155-5p plays a key role in cerebral I/R injury and has the potential to be explored as a new target for ischemic stroke. PMID: 32096190 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
In the past few years, Apple has greatly increased its presence in healthcare. The Cupertino, CA-based company has received FDA nods for apps associated with its technology and has found itself in several clinical trials. Most recently, the tech giant is seeing some movement in its partnership with Johnson &Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceutical unit. The companies just opened enrollment for the Heartline Study, which is designed to explore if the Heartline Study app on iPhone and heart health features on Apple Watch can improve health outcomes, including reducing the risk of stroke, with earlier detection ...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Digital Health Cardiovascular Source Type: news
We examined whether mice preferred mirrors, whether plastic tapes on their heads increased their interest, and whether mice accustomed to mirrors learnt its physical phenomenon. Mice were significantly more interested in live stranger mice than mirrors. Mice with tape on their heads spent more time before mirrors. Becoming accustomed to mirrors did not change their behaviour. Mice accustomed to mirrors had significantly increased interest in photos of themselves over those of strangers and cage-mates. These results indicated that mice visually recognized plastic tape adherent to reflected individuals. Mice accustomed to mi...
Source: Behavioural Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Behav Neurol Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
Benjamin Y. Q. Tan, Prakash R Paliwal, Vijay K SharmaAnnals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2020 23(2):155-158 Ischemic stroke remains a significant health problem, which is expected to increase owing to an aging population. A considerable proportion of stroke patients suffer from gastrointestinal complications, including dysphagia, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and constipation. Often, these complications adversely affect stroke outcomes. Recent research postulates the role of “brain-gut axis” in causing gut microbiota dysbiosis and various complications and outcomes. In this review, we present our current unde...
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Elderly AIS patients achieve relatively poor functional outcome after IV-tPA despite similar rates of arterial recanalization. However, there is no increase in the hemorrhagic risk. Perhaps, decision for IV thrombolysis in elderly patients should be made cautiously.
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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