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Efficacy of a family-based cardiovascular risk reduction intervention in individuals with a family history of premature coronary heart disease in India (PROLIFIC): an open-label, single-centre, cluster randomised controlled trial
Lancet Glob Health. 2021 Oct;9(10):e1442-e1450. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(21)00319-3.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease, a leading cause of death globally, is amenable to lifestyle interventions. The family environment can affect the ability or willingness of individuals to make lifestyle changes. We aimed to investigate the efficacy of a targeted family-based intervention for reduction of total cardiovascular risk in individuals with a family history of premature coronary heart disease.METHODS: We did an open-label, cluster randomised controlled trial (PROLIFIC) in the families (first-degree relatives and spouses, o...
Source: Australian Family Physician - September 17, 2021 Category: Primary Care Authors: Panniyammakal Jeemon Sivadasanpillai Harikrishnan Sanjay Ganapathi Sivasubramonian Sivasankaran Bhaskarapillai Binukumar Sandosh Padmanabhan Nikhil Tandon Dorairaj Prabhakaran Source Type: research
Oral care practices in stroke: findings from the UK and Australia
To examine current practice, perceptions of healthcare professionals and factors affecting provision for oral care post-stroke in the UK and Australia.
Source: BMC Nursing - September 15, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Munirah Bangee, Cintia Mayel Martinez-Garduno, Marian C. Brady, Dominique A. Cadilhac, Simeon Dale, Margaret A. Hurley, Elizabeth McInnes, Sandy Middleton, Tahera Patel, Caroline L. Watkins and Elizabeth Lightbody Tags: Research Source Type: research
Screening for post-stroke depression: who, when and how?
Med J Aust. 2021 Sep 13. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51256. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34519032 | DOI:10.5694/mja2.51256
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - September 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Katherine Sewell Tamara Tse Geoffrey A Donnan Leeanne M Carey Source Type: research
Counselling education for speech-language pathology students in Australia: a survey of education in post-stroke aphasia
Source: Aphasiology - August 30, 2021 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Jasvinder, K Sekhon Jennifer Oates Ian Kneebone Miranda L Rose Source Type: research
Regional Differences in Early BP Management After Acute Ischemic Stroke in the ENCHANTED International Randomized Controlled Trials
Conclusion: Regional variations in early BP management in acute stroke translated into differences in early BP control parameters.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - August 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Giant atrial myxoma leading to stroke
Med J Aust. 2021 Aug 24. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51231. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34427323 | DOI:10.5694/mja2.51231
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - August 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: M ário Lm Silva Júnior Tereza Efc Albuquerque Eduardo S Melo Source Type: research
Effectiveness of autogenic relaxation training in addition to usual physiotherapy on emotional state and functional independence of stroke survivors
Discussion: The expected main study outcome is an enhanced evidence-based physiotherapy program that may be used by physiotherapists in the rehabilitation of stroke patients with emotional disturbances. Trial registration: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry, ACTRN12619001664134 (last updated on 28/11/2019).
Source: Medicine - August 20, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
Risk Stratification Tool for Ischemic Stroke: A Risk Assessment Model Based on Traditional Risk Factors Combined With White Matter Lesions and Retinal Vascular Caliber
Conclusion: The risk assessment model of ischemic stroke combined with Fazekas grade of WML and CRAE is superior to the traditional risk factor and the single-index model. This model is helpful for risk stratification of high-risk stroke patients.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - August 4, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Appropriateness of inpatient dosing of direct oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation
The objective was to determine the rates of inappropriate inpatient DOAC dosing in AF and identifying its associated underlying factors. We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study from December 2013 to November 2019 across six South Australian public hospitals utilising a centralised electronic health record. Multivariate analysis was used to identify factors associated with underdosing of patients prescribed apixaban. Of 1882 inpatients, 544 (28.9 %) were inappropriately dosed. Underdosing was the most common form of inappropriate dosing with rates of 22.9 % (n = 295), 7.1 % (n = 7), and 25.1 % (n...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - July 24, 2021 Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Disparities in Screening and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases in Patients With Mental Disorders Across the World: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of 47 Observational Studies
CONCLUSIONS: People with mental disorders, and those with schizophrenia in particular, receive less screening and lower-quality treatment for CVD. It is of paramount importance to address underprescribing of CVD medications and underutilization of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures across all mental disorders.PMID:34256605 | DOI:10.1176/appi.ajp.2021.21010031
Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marco Solmi Jess Fiedorowicz Laura Poddighe Marco Delogu Alessandro Miola Anne H øye Ina H Heiberg Brendon Stubbs Lee Smith Henrik Larsson Rubina Attar Ren é E Nielsen Samuele Cortese Jae Il Shin Paolo Fusar-Poli Joseph Firth Lakshmi N Yatham Andre F Ca Source Type: research
Persistent pathology of the patent foramen ovale: a review of the literature
Med J Aust. 2021 Jul 4. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51141. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA patent foramen ovale (PFO) is an interatrial shunt, with a prevalence of 20-34% in the general population. While most people do not have secondary manifestations of a PFO, some reported sequelae include ischaemic stroke, migraine, platypnoea-orthodeoxia syndrome and decompression illness. Furthermore, in some cases, PFO closure should be considered for patients before neurosurgery and for patients with concomitant carcinoid syndrome. Recent trials support PFO closure for ischaemic stroke patients with high risk PFOs and absence of other identi...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - July 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kenneth K Cho Shaun Khanna Phillip Lo Daniel Cheng David Roy Source Type: research
Perspectives on rehabilitation for Aboriginal people with stroke: a qualitative study
Conclusions. Aboriginal people report making positive lifestyle changes, but experience significant unmet rehabilitation needs. Addressing issues of communication, advocacy and flexible delivery should improve some of the shortfalls in service provision, particularly in regional and remote areas.PMID:34180366 | DOI:10.1080/10749357.2021.1911771
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - June 28, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Janet Kelly Anna Dowling Susan Hillier Alex Brown Timothy Kleinig Kendall Goldsmith Katharine McBride Jeyaraj Pandian Sally Castle Amanda G Thrift Source Type: research
RapidAI launches new PE workflow application
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer RapidAI announced the launc...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RapidAI launches new stroke app RapidAI expands Insights software RapidAI expands presence in Latin America RapidAI announces expansion milestones RapidAI reaches sales milestone in Australia
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Cost Burden and Cost-Effective Analysis of the Nationwide Implementation of the Quality in Acute Stroke Care Protocol in Australia
Stroke is the third global leading cause of death and disability.1,2 In Australia, stroke accounts for 3% of the total burden of disease and 5% of all deaths, with 36,700 incident strokes annually.3 Healthcare expenditure for stroke in Australia in 2017 was AUD 663 million.4
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - June 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Clara Marquina, Zanfina Ademi, Ella Zomer, Richard Ofori-Asenso, Rhiannon Tate, Danny Liew Source Type: research
Network Mapping of Time to Antithrombotic Therapy Among Patients With Ischemic Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Conclusion: The proportion of patients receiving antithrombotics within 48 h was higher than previously reported in Australia but remained lower than the standard achieved in North American hospitals. Our process map and network analysis show avenues to shorten the time to antithrombotic.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - June 7, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Comparing the EQ-5D-3L anxiety or depression domain to the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale to identify anxiety or depression after stroke
Conclusions: The EQ-5D-3L appears to have value as a population level indicator of anxiety or depression following stroke. Further validation against "gold standard" clinical assessment is required for clinical applications.PMID:33726636 | DOI:10.1080/10749357.2021.1895494
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - March 17, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Tharshanah Thayabaranathan Nadine E Andrew Rene Stolwyk Natasha A Lannin Dominique A Cadilhac Source Type: research
Age-Related Disparities in the Quality of Stroke Care and Outcomes in Rehabilitation Hospitals: The Australian National Audit
Stroke is a life-changing event affecting survivors, their families, communities and workplaces. About 75% of strokes occur in people 65 years or older,1 but the incidence is increasing in those aged 20-64,2,3 during the most productive years of people's live. This contributes substantially to the social and economic burden of stroke to society.2,4 Specialist inpatient rehabilitation is cost effective in working age adults, even with complex neurological conditions such as stroke.5 The characteristics and rehabilitative needs often differ between younger and older survivors of stroke.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 16, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Tara Purvis, Isobel J Hubbard, Dominique A Cadilhac, Kelvin Hill, Justine Watkins, Natasha A. Lannin, Steven G Faux, Monique F Kilkenny Source Type: research
Occlusive Disease and Upright Activity in Acute Ischemic Stroke
The impact of out-of-bed upright activity on outcomes in ischemic stroke patients with severe extra- and intracranial stenosis or occlusion is unknown. Using ultrasound findings from a cohort recruited to A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT) which compared higher dose very early mobilisation (VEM) to usual care (UC), we aimed to explore the association between occlusive disease and 3-month outcomes and occlusive disease-by-mobilisation treatment interactions. Participants with ischemic stroke, with carotid and transcranial Doppler ultrasounds performed ≤1 week after admission, were included in this single centre sub...
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Lilian B. Carvalho, Brian Chambers, Karen Borschmann, Tina Kaffenberger, Leonid Churilov, Vincent Thijs, Julie Bernhardt, AVERT trial collaboration group Source Type: research
Factors Associated with Stroke Coding Quality: A Comparison of Registry and Administrative Data
The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) codes are commonly used to identify patients with diseases or clinical conditions for epidemiological research. We aimed to determine the diagnostic agreement and factors associated with a clinician-assigned stroke diagnosis in a national registry and the ICD-10-AM codes recorded in government-held administrative data.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - November 27, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Olivia F. Ryan, Merilyn Riley, Dominique A. Cadilhac, Nadine E. Andrew, Sibilah Breen, Kate Paice, Sam Shehata, Vijaya Sundararajan, Natasha A. Lannin, Joosup Kim, Monique F. Kilkenny Source Type: research
Exploring the Economic Benefits of Modafinil for Post-Stroke Fatigue in Australia: A Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation
Post-stroke fatigue remains a substantial ‘silent disability’, affecting up to three-quarters of stroke survivors,1,2 and rating among the worst symptoms experienced by nearly half of stroke survivors.3 On the spectrum of stroke complications, fatigue receives considerably less attention than more visible physical disabilities,4 despite fatigue adversely affecting clinical outcomes and quality of life, and being an independent predictor of institutionalisation, dependence in activities of daily living, poorer functional outcomes, and death.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - October 14, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Beata Bajorek, Lan Gao, Tom Lillicrap, Andrew Bivard, Carlos Garcia-Esperon, Mark Parsons, Neil Spratt, Elizabeth Holliday, Chris Levi Source Type: research
Australian health professionals' perceptions about the management of return to driving early after stroke: A mixed methods study.
CONCLUSIONS: Education of health professionals in RTD guidelines is recommended to improve the processes of care after stroke. PMID: 32787668 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - August 12, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Frith J, James C, Hubbard I, Warren-Forward H Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research
Incidence of Hospitalization for Stroke in Queensland, Australia: Younger Adults at Risk
Background: Trends in the incidence of stroke are important for health care planning. Information is particularly scarce in Australia, due to the paucity of studies with access to recent, large-scale, longitudinal datasets. In this paper we investigated the incidence of hospitalization for stroke by sex, age, and subtype in the whole State of Queensland (Australia). Methods: We obtained data of all hospital admissions for stroke in Queensland from 2002 to 2015. Age standardized hospitalization rates for first-ever stroke were calculated along with WHO adjusted rates.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - April 8, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Deanna Anderlini, Guy Wallis, Welber Marinovic Source Type: research
Augmented Performance Feedback during Robotic Gait Therapy Results in Moderate Intensity Cardiovascular Exercise in Subacute Stroke
Low cardiovascular fitness is common poststroke. Conventional subacute stroke rehabilitation does not meet Australian National Stroke Guidelines for cardiovascular exercise, particularly in mobility-dependent patients. Walking robotics can potentially achieve recommended cardiovascular exercise with these patients.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 30, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Nicole Prideaux, Maayken van den Berg, Claire Drummond, Christopher Barr Source Type: research
Outcomes for Patients With In-Hospital Stroke: A Multicenter Study From the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR)
The quality of care and outcomes for people who experience stroke whilst in hospital for another condition has not been previously studied in Australia.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - February 26, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Dominique A. Cadilhac, Monique F. Kilkenny, Natasha A. Lannin, Helen M. Dewey, Christopher R. Levi, Kelvin Hill, Brenda Grabsch, Rohan Grimley, David Blacker, Amanda G. Thrift, Sandy Middleton, Craig S. Anderson, Geoffrey A. Donnan, On behalf of the Austr Source Type: research
Television Viewing Time and Stroke Risk: Australian Diabetes Obesity and Lifestyle Study (1999-2012)
Introduction: Having a low level of physical activity is an established risk factor for stroke, but little is known about the importance of common sedentary behavior —television viewing—to stroke risk. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of data that were collected as part of the longitudinal Australian Diabetes, Obesity, and Lifestyle study. Stroke events reported during the study (between baseline assessment in 1999-2000 and April 2011) were con firmed using adjudication based on medical records.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 22, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Toby B. Cumming, Elizabeth Holliday, David Dunstan, Coralie English Source Type: research
Quality of Life Is Poorer for Patients With Stroke Who Require an Interpreter Brief Report
Background and Purpose—In multicultural Australia, some patients with stroke cannot fully understand, or speak, English. Language barriers may reduce quality of care and consequent outcomes after stroke, yet little has been reported empirically.Methods—An observational study of patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack (2010–2015) captured from 45 hospitals participating in the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry. The use of interpreters in hospitals, which is routinely documented, was used as a proxy for severe language barriers. Health-Related Quality of Life was assessed using the EuroQoL-5 dimension-3 lev...
Source: Stroke - February 26, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Monique F. Kilkenny, Natasha A. Lannin, Craig S. Anderson, Helen M. Dewey, Joosup Kim, Karen Barclay-Moss, Chris Levi, Steven Faux, Kelvin Hill, Brenda Grabsch, Sandy Middleton, Amanda G. Thrift, Rohan Grimley, Geoffrey Donnan, Dominique A. Cadilhac Tags: Race and Ethnicity, Mortality/Survival, Quality and Outcomes, Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Brief Reports Source Type: research
Focal Cerebral Arteriopathy Clinical Sciences
Conclusions—Corticosteroid treatment may provide additional benefit over AT for improved neurological outcome in childhood AIS because of focal cerebral arteriopathy. Larger prospective studies are warranted to further investigate these differences and understand mechanisms by which steroids modify outcome.
Source: Stroke - August 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Maȷa Steinlin, Sandra Bigi, Belinda Stoȷanovski, Jay Gaȷera, Maria Regenyi, Marwan El–Koussy, Mark T. Mackay Tags: Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research
Community-Based Intervention to Improve Cardiometabolic Targets in Patients With Stroke Clinical Sciences
Conclusions—The intervention in this largely negative trial only had a detectable effect on attaining target for lipids but not for other factors at 12 months or any factor at 24 months. This limited effect may be attributable to inadequate uptake of behavioral/lifestyle interventions, highlighting the need for new or better approaches to achieve meaningful behavioral change.Clinical Trial Registration—URL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: ACTRN12608000166370.
Source: Stroke - August 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Muideen T. Olaiya, Dominique A. Cadilhac, Joosup Kim, Mark R. Nelson, Velandai K. Srikanth, Richard P. Gerraty, Christopher F. Bladin, Sharyn M. Fitzgerald, Thanh Phan, Judith Frayne, Amanda G. Thrift Tags: Lifestyle, Risk Factors, Secondary Prevention, Treatment, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research
Inequities in access to inpatient rehabilitation after stroke: an international scoping review.
Conclusion Recommendations regarding which patients with moderate and severe strokes should access ongoing rehabilitation are inconsistent. Clinical practice guidelines from different countries regarding post-stroke rehabilitation do not always reflect the evidence regarding the likely benefits to people with stroke. Inequity in access to rehabilitation after stroke is an international issue. PMID: 28835194 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - August 23, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Lynch EA, Cadilhac DA, Luker JA, Hillier SL Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research