Five times sit-to-stand following stroke: relationship with strength and balance - Mentiplay BF, Clark RA, Bower KJ, Williams G, Pua YH.
BACKGROUND: Rising from a chair is an important functional measure after stroke. Originally developed as a measure of lower-limb strength, the five times sit-to-stand test has shown associations with other measures of impairment, such as balance ability. W...
Condition: Stroke, Ischemic Interventions: Drug: Enteric Coated Aspirin Tablet; Drug: Plain Aspirin Sponsor: Hamad Medical Corporation Completed
Condition: Stroke, Ischemic Intervention: Behavioral: A focus group interview Sponsor: Herlev Hospital Not yet recruiting
Conditions: Ischemic Stroke; Hemorrhagic Shock Intervention: Radiation: Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) , computed tomography (CT) Sponsor: Assiut University Not yet recruiting
Authors: Bazarbashi N, Miller M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Icosapent Ethyl (IPE) is a highly purified (>96%) form of eicosapentanoic acid, a marine-derived omega-3 fatty acid known to reduce serum triglyceride levels. Experimental and human studies also support anti-atherosclerotic properties of IPE including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, endothelial and plaque stabilizing effects. In the Reduction of Cardiovascular Events with Icosapent Ethyl-Intervention Trial (REDUCE-IT)l),the addition of 4 grams IPE daily resulted in a 25% reduction in cardiovascular events beyond statins and other standard of care therapies. ...
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: Journal of Sound and VibrationAuthor(s): Ge Yan, Hong-Xiang Zou, Sen Wang, Lin-Chuan Zhao, Qiu-Hua Gao, Ting Tan, Wen-Ming Zhang
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) A new study in Neuron offers clues to why autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is more common in boys than in girls. National Institutes of Health scientists found that a single amino acid change in the NLGN4 gene, which has been linked to autism symptoms, may drive this difference in some cases. The study was conducted at NIH's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) Stroke survivors who engage in a lot of light physical activity -- taking leisurely walks or attending to nonstrenuous household chores, for example -- also report fewer physical limitations than their more sedentary peers, a new study finds.
Authors: Matsumura E, Nohara K, Tanaka N, Fujii N, Sakai T Abstract Polypharmacy in elderly persons living at home or in a nursing home is an issue. In the field of dentistry, strategies to reduce polypharmacy must be promoted; however, there is insufficient basic data on medications received by elderly persons with dysphagia living at home or in a nursing home. The subjects were 106 elderly persons with dysphagia living at home or in a nursing home. Based on their medical records, the presence of disease and number/type of drugs being administered were investigated. Stroke, dementia, and hypertension were common. ...
Conclusion: Despite the heterogeneity, the results indicate that combining mirror therapy with another rehabilitation therapy on the upper extremity in patients with stroke is better than single rehabilitation therapy. However, more randomized controlled clinical trials and larger sample sizes are required for an in-depth meta-analysis.