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CONCLUSION: PSD consists of three correlated dimensions of depressive symptoms. Apathy symptoms are associated with cognitive impairment across several neuropsychological domains. PSD patients with prominent apathy may benefit from careful attention to cognitive functions and by interventions that address both psychopathology and behavioral deficits resulting from cognitive impairment. PMID: 32081532 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusion: Higher serum sortilin level was associated with carotid calcification and severe carotid plaque score. PMID: 32077308 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Future Medicine: Biomarkers in Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Biomark Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2020Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Abhinav Raina, Madhukar Trivedi, Mahesh Kate, Laisa Kumar, Sapna Erat Sreedharan, PN SylajaAbstractBackgroundDoor to needle (DTN) time provides valuable insight into stroke care workflow and is a performance indicator of an acute stroke unit. The aim of the current study was to ascertain whether a door to needle time of less than 60 min can be achieved for intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and maintained long term in a comprehensive stroke unit.MethodsPatients with AIS treated with IVT in t...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Authors: Heo GS, Sultan D, Liu Y Abstract Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death worldwide despite advances in diagnostic technologies and treatment strategies. The underlying cause of most CVD is atherosclerosis, a chronic disease driven by inflammatory reactions. Atherosclerotic plaque rupture could cause arterial occlusion leading to ischemic tissue injuries such as myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke. Clinically, most imaging modalities are based on anatomy and provide limited information about the on-going molecular activities affecting the vulnerability of atherosclerotic lesion for...
Source: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging Source Type: research
Authors: Calcagno C, Fayad ZA Abstract Cardiovascular disease due to atherosclerosis is the number one cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In the past twenty years, compelling preclinical and clinical data have indicated that a maladaptive inflammatory response plays a crucial role in the development of atherosclerosis initiation and progression in the vasculature, all the way to the onset of life-threatening cardiovascular events. Furthermore, inflammation is key to heart and brain damage and healing after myocardial infarction or stroke. Recent evidence indicates that this interplay between the vasculatur...
Source: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging Source Type: research
Authors: Ma HM, Zafonte RD Abstract This comprehensive review discusses clinical studies of patients following brain injuries (traumatic, acquired, or stroke), who have been treated with amantadine or memantine. Both amantadine and memantine are commonly used in the acute rehabilitation setting following brain injuries, despite their lack of FDA-approval for neuro-recovery. Given the broad utilization of such agents, there is a need to review the evidence supporting this common off-label prescribing. The purpose of this review is to describe the mechanisms of action for memantine and amantadine, as well as to compl...
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
This study aims to evaluate how endovascular therapy decisions made by European and North American physicians under their current local resources differ from those made under assumed ideal conditions. METHODS: In an international, multidisciplinary survey, physicians involved in acute stroke care were asked to give their treatment decisions to 10 out of 22 randomly assigned stroke case-scenarios. Participants stated (a) their treatment approach under assumed ideal conditions (without any external limitations) and (b) the treatment they would pursue under their current local resources. Resources gaps (ideal minus curren...
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research
Constraint-induced movement therapy uses a cast or other restraint, along with other intensive therapy, on a child’s unaffected side to encourage use of impaired limb.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
Elevated blood pressure is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke. While this may occur secondary to the body's own response to preserve cerebral blood flow, elevated blood pressure may also increase the risk of hemorrhagic transformation. Current guidelines recommend various blood pressure goals based upon multiple factors, including thresholds specific to certain treatment interventions. Despite these guidelines, there is limited evidence to support specific blood pressure targets, and variability in clinical practice is common. The purpose of this review was to discuss blood pressure management in adult patients ...
Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly - Category: Nursing Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
The antiplatelet landscape for the secondary prevention of ischemic stroke has changed significantly over the past decade. Poststroke dual antiplatelet regimens are becoming increasingly routine as supported by recent literature and guideline recommendations. Dual antiplatelet therapy after stroke generally consists of aspirin and clopidogrel and is considered in the short term after stroke in select populations including those with mild stroke or transient ischemic attack and in patients with severe intracranial atherosclerosis. When initiating dual antiplatelet therapy, factors that may increase a patient's risk of bleed...
Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly - Category: Nursing Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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