Effects of a Comprehensive Reminder System Based on the Health Belief Model for Patients Who Have Had a Stroke on Health Behaviors, Blood Pressure, Disability, and Recurrence From Baseline to 6 Months: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Conclusion The comprehensive reminder system improved patients' health behaviors and medication adherence and reduced blood pressure and disability; the effect extended to 6 months after discharge.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Stroke Source Type: research

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Conclusion: The current study provides the first evidence regarding the status of frailty in older Chinese adults with hypertension.
Source: Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Epidemiology and risk factors Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewTo elucidate the intertwining of vascular events, vascular disease and vascular risk factors and COVID-19.Recent findingsStrokes are a leading cause of disability and death worldwide. Vascular risk factors are important drivers of strokes. There are unmodifiable vascular risk factors such as age and ethnicity and modifiable vascular risk factors. According to the INTERSTROKE study, the 10 most frequent modifiable vascular risk factors are arterial hypertension, physical inactivity, overweight, dyslipidaemia, smoking, unhealthy diet, cardiac pathologies, diabetes mellitus, stress/depression and over...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: While history of migraine and neck manipulation are significantly associated with CeAD, most of the traditional vascular risk factors for stroke are less prevalent in this group when compared to strokes due to other etiologies. For CeAD-related strokes, higher initial stroke severity and history of tobacco use may be associated with higher stroke-related disability, but overall, patients with CeAD have similar outcomes as compared to strokes due to other etiologies.Cerebrovasc Dis
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Giving home monitors to those with high blood pressure would reduce heart attacks and other conditionsBlood pressure monitors should be handed out on prescription to slash the number of people who die or are left with disabilities from strokes and heart attacks, a medical charity has said.Making the home monitors available to anyone diagnosed with high blood pressure would allow people to control the condition more effectively and reduce the demand on GPs ’ surgeries,Blood Pressure UK said.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Health Stroke Heart attack Heart disease UK news Science Society Source Type: news
ConclusionsThe findings from this study may contribute to a better understanding of slow walking speed as a factor related to LTC, which might be a criterion for disability prevention and could serve as an outcome measure for physical function in older people.
Source: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
We report that electrical stimulation (ES) stimulation of post-stroke aged rats led to an improved functional recovery of spatial long-term memory (T-maze), but not on the rotating pole or the inclined plane, both tests requiring complex sensorimotor skills. Surprisingly, ES had a detrimental effect on the asymmetric sensorimotor deficit. Histologically, there was a robust increase in the number of doublecortin-positive cells in the dentate gyrus and SVZ of the infarcted hemisphere and the presence of a considerable number of neurons expressing tubulin beta III in the infarcted area. Among the genes that were unique...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Centenarians, people who survive to 100 years of age or more, are comparatively resistant to age-related disease. They are not in good shape in comparison to a much younger person, of course. They are much reduced in vigor and capacity, and aging has gnawed away at their bodies and minds. But nonetheless, the very modest goals of much of the aging research community - to slow aging and extend healthy life span by just a few years - leads to the view that centenarian biochemistry is an interesting place to look for the basis for treatments. If the goal is only a couple more years of life, then why not investigate how it is ...
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Authors: Chrysant SG, Chrysant GS Abstract INTRODUCTION: Hypertension and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are very common conditions and account for significant medical disability and death worldwide. Therefore, their successful management is very critical for the prevention of the significant cardiovascular and socioeconomic consequences arising from their poor management. Areas Covered: Although we have several effective cardiovascular (CV) drugs for their treatment, they are not all completely successful for the effective management of CVD and hypertension. Thus, the need for the discovery and development of new d...
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research
Stroke is a clinically defined syndrome of acute, focal neurological deficit attributed to vascular injury (infarction, haemorrhage) of the central nervous system. Stroke is the second leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Stroke is not a single disease but can be caused by a wide range of risk factors, disease processes and mechanisms. Hypertension is the most important modifiable risk factor for stroke, although its contribution differs for different subtypes. Most (85%) strokes are ischaemic, predominantly caused by small vessel arteriolosclerosis, cardioembolism and large artery athero-thromboembolism.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Acute neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAcute kidney injury appears to be a common complication after stroke and is related to increased mortality and disability in stroke. Additionally, high NIHSS score on admission and history of hypertension were the critical risk factors for the AKI after stroke. More large ‐scale studies should be made to explore AKI after stroke.
Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
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