Effectiveness of respiratory muscle training for pulmonary function and walking ability in patients with stroke: a systematic review with meta-analysis - Pozuelo-Carrascosa DP, Carmona-Torres JM, Laredo-Aguilera JA, Latorre-Rom án P, Párraga-Montilla JA, Cobo-Cuenca AI.
BACKGROUND: Neurological dysfunction due to stroke affects not only the extremities and trunk muscles but also the respiratory muscles. AIM: to synthesise the evidence available about the effectiveness of respiratory muscle training (RMT) to improv...
This study compared stroke characteristics and poststroke care and disability between these groups.Stroke
Those suffering from cancer, heart conditions, strokes, diabetes and lung disease are among the worst affected by delays to their diagnosis and care, a survey of senior doctors reveals.
Conclusions: Changing national guidelines with discard of contraindications for anticoagulation and the introduction of DOACs led to a broader recommendation of oral anticoagulation. However, both, new guidelines and DOACs, were not found to be associated with an increasing percentage of patients discharged from our hospital already on recommended anticoagulant prevention. This might be explained by the decreasing length of hospital stay during the study period and a missing evidence of early bleeding risk of DOACs in patients with acute brain infarction. Evidence-based data to close this therapeutic gap are needed.Cerebrovasc Dis
Conclusions: In our large cohort of CAS patients, coexistent UIAs are not uncommon. Stenting of a carotid artery in the presence of coexistent UIAs could be conducted safely. Together with 3-month dual antiplatelet therapy, CAS did not increase the rupture risk of the coexistent UIAs within 3 months.Cerebrovasc Dis
Publication date: Available online 3 August 2020Source: Stem Cell ResearchAuthor(s): Glen Lester Sequiera, Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, Sanjiv Dhingra
CONCLUSION: The studies confirmed the effectiveness of various forms of VR treatment in the alleviation of psychological and behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. There is a shortage of VR-based technological solutions that would, besides physical rehabilitation, offer stroke patients therapeutic tools to alleviate psychological disturbance and improve the patient's mood and motivation. Such solutions will most likely become a field of intensive research in the coming years. PMID: 32741792 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Both RRT and traditional occupational therapy training are useful for the recovery of upper limb motor function and daily life ability in the sub-acute stage of stroke. PMID: 32741790 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: The temporal negative mismatch-based therapy performed with the Te.M.P.O. application could be useful in improving the disability and the quality of life in stroke survivors in a sub-acute phase. PMID: 32741789 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Bilek F, Deniz G, Ercan Z, Cetisli Korkmaz N, Alkan G Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of neuromuscular electric stimulation applied to the erector spinae on balance, motor function and functional capacity in patients with stroke in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Sixty patients with stroke were recruited and randomly distributed into two groups: control group and neuromuscular electric stimulation group. All participants underwent conventional physical therapy five times a week for six weeks. The neuromuscular electric stimulation group received addition...
PSCI shows a high incidence on acute stage, and more than a half (54.4%) of patients suffered with PSCI. Reduced serum thiamine was associated with early cognitive impairment in patients with acute infarction after adjusting for potential confounding factors. Advanced age, lower education, diabetes mellitus, left hemisphere infarction, and higher NIHSS were also independent risk factors for PSCI. AbstractObjectiveReduced thiamine (vitamin B1) had been reported to be associated with cognitive impairment caused by Alzheimer disease. Our study is to explore the association between thiamine and cognitive impairment after acute...