Does distance modify the effect of self-testing in oral anticoagulation?

CONCLUSIONS: The benefits of PST were not enhanced among patients living farther from care. Restricting PST to patients living more than a certain distance from the ACC is not likely to improve its cost-effectiveness. PMID: 26799126 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Managed Care - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Am J Manag Care Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: The presence of MRI-positive vulnerable carotid plaques including IPH, LRNC, and TRFC is positively associated with symptomatic clinical presentation. Therefore, carotid plaque MRI might be a useful risk stratification tool in determining the risk of ischemic stroke. PMID: 31738030 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe meta-analysis shows that the DOACs had greater effectiveness and safety compared to warfarin in real-world practice for stroke prevention, among Asian patients with NVAF.
Source: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Stroke, Ischemic;   Stroke Hemorrhagic Interventions:   Device: Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (A-tDCS);   Device: Cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation (C-tDCS);   Device: Sham stimulation (sham-tDCS);   Behavioral: Neuromotor training Sponsors:   IRCCS Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli;   San Gerardo Hospital;   Maggiore Bellaria Hospital, Bologna;   Azienda Ospedaliero, Universitaria Pisana;   Fondazione Don...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: DDAVP was associated with a decreased likelihood of intracranial hemorrhage expansion during the first 24 hours. DDAVP administration did not significantly affect serum sodium and thrombotic events during the study period.
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurologic Critical Care Source Type: research
ConclusionsA portable gamma-camera could be a useful and feasible tool for the diagnosis of BD.ResumenObjetivoEvaluar la factibilidad del empleo de la minigammacámara portátil Sentinella®, para el diagnóstico de muerte encefálica (ME).DiseñoEstudio observacional, prospectivo, de factibilidad.ÁmbitoUnidad de cuidados intensivos de un hospital de tercer nivel.PacientesDesde enero a diciembre de 2017 se registraron de forma consecutiva los pacientes mayores de edad que tras su ingreso en unidad de cuidados intensivos fueron diagnosticados de ME según criterios clínic...
Source: Medicina Intensiva - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
ConclusionBoth neurologic and medical complications were common in majority of stroke patients. But the management protocol for stroke patients was sub-optimal and lagging behind the recommended guidelines due to lack of skilled personnel, appropriate treatment and diagnostic agents. The clinical team involved in the care of stroke patients should make preparations to take preventive measures that will save a lot of lives.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Journal Name: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM) Issue: Ahead of print
Source: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The authors present neurological and obstetric outcomes data in a large cohort of MMD patients. These data indicate that post-bypass pregnancy is accompanied by low complication rates. There were no ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes among post-bypass pregnant MMD patients. The rate of obstetric complications was low overall. The authors recommend close collaboration between the vascular neurosurgeon and the obstetrician regarding medical management, including blood pressure goals and continuation of low-dose aspirin. PMID: 31731267 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundDespite the tremendous impact of swallowing disorders on outcome following ischemic stroke, little is known about the incidence of dysphagia after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and its contribution to hospital complications, length of intensive care unit stay, and functional outcome.MethodsThis is a retrospective analysis of an ongoing prospective cohort study. Swallowing ability was assessed in consecutive non-traumatic SAH patients admitted to our neurological intensive care unit using the Bogenhausen Dysphagia Score (BODS). A BODS  >  2 points indicated dysphagia. Functional outcome wa...
Source: Neurocritical Care - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Knowledge gaps exist in how we implement aerobic exercise programs during the early phases post-stroke. Therefore, the objective of this review was to provide evidence-based guidelines for pre-participation screening, mobilization, and aerobic exercise training in the hyper-acute and acute phases post-stroke. In reviewing the literature to determine safe timelines of when to initiate exercise and mobilization we considered the following factors: arterial blood pressure dysregulation, cardiac complications, blood-brain barrier disruption, hemorrhagic stroke transformation, and ischemic penumbra viability. These stroke-relat...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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