This Stroke Changed My Life and I Need Help: Social Media Resources for Bilingual Caregivers of Stroke Victims (S753)

Stroke remains a leading cause of long-term disability and burdened quality of life not only for stroke survivors with remaining disability (SSRDs) but also for the informal caregivers (ICGs) who care for them. Approximately 50% of SSRDs will require ICG hands-on support, precluding them from leaving home. With current technology, social media might be the only way for ICG to gain training/access support. What resources are available out there for ICGs of SSRDs?
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Acupuncture therapy seems effective for motor function, pain relief and activities of daily living in stroke patients with mild SHS, when it is used in combination with rehabilitation. The low certainty of evidence downgrades our confidence in making recommendations to clinical practice. Introduction Shoulder-hand syndrome (SHS) is a common condition among people who have had a stroke, with its reported prevalence ranging from 12% to 49% (1, 2). The main symptoms of SHS include pain, hyperalgesia, joint swelling and limitations in range of motion (ROM) (3). Post-stroke SHS is also named type I complex ...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Christophe Duret1,2*, Anne-Gaëlle Grosmaire1 and Hermano Igo Krebs3,4,5,6,7,8 1Centre de Rééducation Fonctionnelle Les Trois Soleils, Médecine Physique et de Réadaptation, Unité de Neurorééducation, Boissise-Le-Roi, France 2Centre Hospitalier Sud Francilien, Neurologie, Corbeil-Essonnes, France 3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States 4Department of Neurology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, United States 5Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Fujita Health University, Nago...
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Conclusions: Pre-injury psychiatric and pre-injury headache/migraine symptoms are risk factors for worse functional and post-concussive outcomes at 3- and 6-months post-mTBI. mTBI patients presenting to acute care should be evaluated for psychiatric and headache/migraine history, with lower thresholds for providing TBI education/resources, surveillance, and follow-up/referrals. Clinical Trial Registration: www.ClinicalTrials.gov, identifier NCT01565551. Introduction Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In 2013 ~2.8 million TBI cases were recorded annually i...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess the prevalence and burden of post-stroke upper-limb spasticity among nursing home residents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multisite, cross-sectional study was conducted across three nursing home facilities. Participants included residents with a confirmed diagnosis of stroke, and nursing staff involved in their care. Residents were assessed using the Tardieu Scale, passive range-of-motion, Abbey Pain scale, Modified Rankin Scale and observation of limb position and skin condition. Nursing staff completed the Arm Activity Measure (ArmA). RESULTS: 264 individuals were screened, 51 had a diagn...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The Three-Dimensional Shoulder Pain Alignment mobilization protocol significantly improved pain-free range of motion, functional reach and pain during sleep in shoulders with moderate/severe post-stroke upper-extremity impairment. Implications for rehabilitation Although three-dimensional clavicular/scapular/humeral rotations are an essential component of normal pain-free shoulder range of motion, current guidelines for treatment of post-stroke shoulder pain only includes uni-dimensional mobilizations for joint alignment and pain management. The Three-Dimensional Shoulder Pain Alignment (3D-SPA) mobilization p...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Conclusions: From the interviews of the clinicians, we can conclude that care of a stroke patient is more than medical management and rehabilitation, as several other aspects of the patient's life are affected by the condition. The quality of life aspect has to be looked upon as an area that requires active intervention in a setting of stroke. Physical disabilities were viewed as the most significant factor in reducing the quality of life. Spiritual needs have a low priority in comparison to other physical needs. Due to high patient load and time constraints, many of the needs are unaddressed. Two important areas where...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
In conclusion, we found a gradient of increasing blood pressure with higher levels of BMI. The fact that this gradient is present even in the fully adjusted analyses suggests that BMI may cause a direct effect on blood pressure, independent of other clinical risk factors. PRRX1 as a Possible Point of Control for Remyelination https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2018/12/prrx1-as-a-possible-point-of-control-for-remyelination/ Researchers here outline what is possibly a new point of intervention in the processes that maintain the myelin sheath that wraps nerves. This sheath is vital to the correct operatio...
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Stroke is a leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death in Canada, according to the Heart and Stroke Association. Despite a high mortality rate, the experience of dying from a stroke has received limited attention from a palliative point of view. When attempting to make inferences from other specialties that have well researched methods of palliation, there was an obvious gap when considering the stroke population. Palliative stroke patients, at the Royal University Hospital, rarely have access to a bed on a specialized palliative care unit.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
In this study, female patients and those without prior spine surgery appear to be most likely to benefit from fusion surgery for DDD.” The PCT is essentially a cast around the hips from waist to the top of the leg with a longer leg cast on the side that hurts. We can see similar appeals to single-factor causal models in studies of core stability – De Blaiser, Roosen, Willems, Danneels, Bossche, &De Ridder (2018) investigating whether this is a risk factor for lower extremity injuries in athletes, while Tayashiki, Mizuno, Kanehisa, &Miyamoto, (2018) investigated the causal effect of intra-abdominal p...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Clinical reasoning Pain conditions Professional topics Research Science in practice biopsychosocial clinical framework ideology Source Type: blogs
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