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Long-term use of a static hand-wrist orthosis in chronic stroke patients: a pilot study.
Conclusions. These pilot data suggest that a number of stroke patients cannot tolerate a static orthosis over a long-term period because of discomfort. Without appropriate treatment opportunities, these patients will remain at risk of developing a clenched fist and will experience problems with daily activities and hygiene maintenance. PMID: 23533961 [PubMed]
Source: Stroke Research and Treatment - December 2, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Stroke Res Treat Source Type: research

Plaque Echolucency and Stroke Risk in Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— The presence of ultrasound-determined carotid plaque echolucency provides predictive information in asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis beyond luminal stenosis. However, the magnitude of the increased risk is not sufficient on its own to iden tify patients likely to benefit from surgical revascularization.
Source: Stroke - December 22, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Gupta, A., Kesavabhotla, K., Baradaran, H., Kamel, H., Pandya, A., Giambrone, A. E., Wright, D., Pain, K. J., Mtui, E. E., Suri, J. S., Sanelli, P. C., Mushlin, A. I. Tags: Carotid Stenosis, Doppler ultrasound, Transcranial Doppler etc., Risk Factors for Stroke Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Efficacy of adhesive taping as an adjunt to physical rehabilitation to influence outcomes post-stroke: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Preliminary evidence in the domain of body function and structure suggests that use of rigid adhesive tape as an adjunct may increase the number of pain-free days at the shoulder. Evidence for the improvement of pain intensity, range of motion, muscle tone, strength, or function with taping is inconclusive. The evidence related to activity and participation is insufficient. The use of adhesive taping post-stroke needs further and more rigorous research to compare the types, methods and dosage of taping. PMID: 25776123 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - February 1, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Grampurohit N, Pradhan S, Kartin D Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

The impact of pain on health-related quality of life 3 months after stroke.
CONCLUSION: The presence and intensity of pain have significant negative effects on HRQoL in stroke survivors. Interventions for pain could make a valuable contribution to improving HRQoL in stroke survivors. PMID: 25906672 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - April 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Tang WK, Lau CG, Mok V, Ungvari GS, Ka-Sing W Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of upper-extremity aerobic exercise on complex regional pain syndrome type I: a randomized controlled study on subacute stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: UEAE made an excellent improvement in the symptoms and signs of CRPS I. Combined treatment of conventional physiotherapy and aerobic exercises may be an excellent synthesis for this syndrome in these patients. PMID: 25943440 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - May 6, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Topcuoglu A, Gokkaya NK, Ucan H, Karakuş D Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

An International Standard Set of Patient-Centered Outcome Measures After Stroke Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— A consensus stroke measure Standard Set was developed as a simple, pragmatic method to increase the value of stroke care. The set should be validated in practice when used for monitoring and comparisons across different care settings.
Source: Stroke - December 28, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Salinas, J., Sprinkhuizen, S. M., Ackerson, T., Bernhardt, J., Davie, C., George, M. G., Gething, S., Kelly, A. G., Lindsay, P., Liu, L., Martins, S. C. O., Morgan, L., Norrving, B., Ribbers, G. M., Silver, F. L., Smith, E. E., Williams, L. S., Schwamm, L Tags: Quality and Outcomes, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Ischemic Stroke Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Perceived Unmet Rehabilitation Needs 1 Year After Stroke: An Observational Study From the Swedish Stroke Register Brief Reports
Conclusions— Unfulfilled rehabilitation needs 1 year poststroke are common and associated with high age, dependency, pain, and depression. Long-term follow-up systems should, therefore, be comprehensive and address multiple domains of poststroke problems, rather than having a single-domain focus.
Source: Stroke - January 25, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Ullberg, T., Zia, E., Petersson, J., Norrving, B. Tags: Quality and Outcomes, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke Brief Reports Source Type: research

Health-Related Quality of Life Trajectories over the First Year after Stroke in Colombia, South America.
CONCLUSIONS The current findings suggest a need in Latin America for mental health services after stroke, as well as other interventions designed to increase social and family support, which may thereby improve mental health. PMID: 26883905 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - February 17, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Paredes AM, Landa LO, Chagualá AC, Peralta HC, Torres GV, Perrin PB, Arango-Lasprilla JC Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

The impact of lower extremity pain conditions on clinical variables and health-related quality of life in patients with stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: Since lower extremity pain conditions have a significant important influence on clinical variables and health-related quality of life in stroke survivors, early identification and appropriate treatment of the lower extremity pain conditions should be carried out in order to reduce the level of disability in stroke patients. PMID: 27237469 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - May 29, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Köseoğlu BF, Akselim S, Kesikburun B, Ortabozkoyun Ö Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Patient reported outcomes of hand function three years after stroke.
CONCLUSION: Patients can perceive limitations on several domains with respect to hand function 2-5 years after stroke. Problems related to the appearance of the hand and satisfaction with hand function can be relevant and should be considered accordingly. Persistent hand problems after stroke are related to a more severe, supratentorial stroke in lower educated patients. PMID: 29025365 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - October 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Arwert H, Schut S, Boiten J, Vliet Vlieland T, Meesters J Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Home-based hand rehabilitation with a robotic glove in hemiplegic patients after stroke: a pilot feasibility study.
CONCLUSION: Gloreha Lite is feasible and safe for use in home rehabilitation. The efficacy data show a therapeutic effect which need to be confirmed by a randomized controlled study. PMID: 29037114 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Bernocchi P, Mulè C, Vanoglio F, Taveggia G, Luisa A, Scalvini S Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Analysis of a 15-years' experience in including shoulder muscles, when treating upper-limb spasticity post-stroke with botulinum toxin type A.
Conclusion When treating ULS, including shoulder muscles, the most frequent goals were IM, PD e MOB. The most injected muscles were SC and PM. The treatment was successful in a large percentage of cases. Achieving the PD goal was associated with greater success at other goals of treatment. BoNTA demonstrated a positive effect in controlling symptoms and improving function. PMID: 29322885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - January 11, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Carvalho MP, Pinto D, Gorayeb M, Jacinto J Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Characteristics of the shoulder in patients following acute stroke: a case series.
CONCLUSIONS: Given the severity of upper limb motor impairment, pain and reduced PROM were seen in a small number of participants. The clinical course of shoulder pain and PROM following stroke remains unclear. Large observational studies tracking shoulder characteristics from acute through to rehabilitation settings are needed. PMID: 30893022 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - March 19, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Gaitan M, Bainbridge L, Parkinson S, Cormack L, Cleary S, Harrold M Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of electrical stimulation on impairment of the painful post-stroke shoulder.
Conclusion: This pilot study is the first to measure pain-free passive range of motion during electrical stimulation. Our findings demonstrate the lack of an acute effect of TENS and t-NMES on pain reduction. PMID: 31298627 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - July 11, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Whitehair VC, Chae J, Hisel T, Wilson RD Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Clinimetric properties of the shortened Fugl-Meyer Assessment for the assessment of arm motor function in hemiparetic patients after stroke.
Conclusions: The shortened FMA can reliably assess the affected upper extremity in patients with hemiparesis after stroke. PMID: 31821127 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - December 9, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Amano S, Umeji A, Takebayashi T, Takahashi K, Uchiyama Y, Domen K Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Novel insights into stroke pain beliefs and perceptions.
Conclusion: These findings emphasize differences in the beliefs and perceptions associated with pain after stroke, supporting the value of targeted attention from research and therapy perspectives. Significant differences in the pain experienced by stroke and non-stroke groups may reflect a poor understanding of chronic pain following stroke. Future educational programs for stroke survivors should be tailored. Targets for future educational interventions are identified and include causes of pain, an understanding of its behavior and potential for improved prognosis. PMID: 31821126 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - December 9, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Haslam BS, Butler DS, Carey LM Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Management of hemiplegic shoulder pain post stroke
The incidence of shoulder pain post stroke was high. Thus, it is clinically significant to study the onset characteristics and pain management. Yi Zhu and colleagues from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China retrospectively investigated the characteristics of hemiplegic shoulder pain post stroke in patients from Nanjing, China, and discussed risk factors for hemiplegic shoulder pain post stroke and curative effects of different pain management treatment methods...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Discrimination of Acute Ischemic Stroke from Nonischemic Vertigo in Patients Presenting with Only Imbalance
We examined 332 consecutive patients with an acute feeling of imbalance who showed no neurologic findings or responsible lesions on CT scan at the hyperacute phase. We examined their clinical backgrounds, physical findings, and laboratory examinations, with ischemic stroke diagnosed by later CT and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We identified 41 (12.3%) ischemic stroke patients. Atrial fibrillation (odds ratio 4.1; 95% confidence interval 1.4-11.5), white blood cell count (103/μL, 1.4; 1.2-1.6), head and/or neck pain (4.6; 2.1-10.3), first attack of imbalance feeling (3.3; 1.1-12.2), and dizziness (3.7; 1.7-8.3) wer...
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - October 10, 2013 Category: Neurology Authors: Shoji Honda, Yuichiro Inatomi, Toshiro Yonehara, Yoichiro Hashimoto, Teruyuki Hirano, Yukio Ando, Makoto Uchino Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Functional Status and Patient-Reported Outcome 10 Years After Stroke: The Lund Stroke Register Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— This study indicates that 10-year stroke survivors in Sweden are mostly independent in daily activities and report good overall health and frequent physical activity, although half of them are ≥78 years.
Source: Stroke - May 27, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Jonsson, A.-C., Delavaran, H., Iwarsson, S., Stahl, A., Norrving, B., Lindgren, A. Tags: Health policy and outcome research Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Imaging neurovascular function and functional recovery after stroke in the rat striatum using forepaw stimulation
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Source: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow - June 11, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Yen-Yu Ian ShihShiliang HuangYou-Yin ChenHsin-Yi LaiYu-Chieh Jill KaoFang DuEdward S HuiTimothy Q Duong Tags: fMRI isoflurane local field potential pain striatum stroke Source Type: research

Hemiplegic shoulder pain: associated factors and rehabilitation outcomes of hemiplegic patients with and without shoulder pain.
Conclusion: Duration of disease and low motor functional capacities have the most important impact on shoulder pain. In patients with and without shoulder pain, a systematic rehabilitation program is beneficial with respect to motor function and daily living activities. PMID: 24985391 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - May 1, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Karaahmet OZ, Eksioglu E, Gurcay E, Karsli PB, Tamkan U, Bal A, Cakcı A Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Migraine is a marker for risk of both ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke
This study summarises the available evidence. Methods Sacco...
Source: Evidence-Based Medicine - July 18, 2014 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kurth, T. Tags: EBM Aetiology, Epidemiologic studies, Headache (including migraine), Pain (neurology), Stroke Source Type: research

Management of the hemiplegic shoulder complex.
Abstract Hemiplegia in the upper limb and shoulder complex is a common secondary impairment resulting from a cerebrovascular event; evidence-based intervention is required for effective treatment. Prior to addressing shoulder movement, biomechanical alignment of the pelvis and trunk must first be assessed. Extreme care must be taken when completing passive range of motion with the hemiplegic shoulder; motion should not exceed beyond 90° of shoulder flexion and abduction without scapular upward rotation and humeral head external rotation. It is recommended that the use of slings with upper limb hemiplegia be limit...
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - July 1, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Griffin C Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Fatal Intracranial Hemorrhage after Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke Associated with Cancer-related Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis
Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) is associated with hypercoagulability in patients with inflammatory states such as cancer and autoimmune diseases. Cardiac vegetations caused by NBTE often lead to life-threatening systemic thromboembolism that most frequently affects the brain, spleen, and kidneys. A 54-year-old woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer suddenly developed back pain and left hemiparesis. Although intravenous alteplase (rt-PA) therapy was administered to treat hyperacute ischemic infarction detected by magnetic resonance imaging, intracranial hemorrhage occurred in the left hemisphere several hours late...
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - August 11, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Takuya Yagi, Kie Takahashi, Mariko Tanikawa, Morinobu Seki, Takato Abe, Norihiro Suzuki Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Central poststroke pain in young ischemic stroke survivors in the Helsinki Young Stroke Registry
Conclusions: Late persistent CPSP was found in 5.9% of young stroke survivors and was associated with concomitant other pain, impaired quality of life, and moderate or severe stroke symptoms.
Source: Neurology - September 22, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Harno, H., Haapaniemi, E., Putaala, J., Haanpaa, M., Makela, J. P., Kalso, E., Tatlisumak, T. Tags: Stroke in young adults, Central pain, Neuropathic pain ARTICLE Source Type: research

Cervical Arterial Dissections and Association With Cervical Manipulative Therapy: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association AHA/ASA Scientific Statement
Conclusions— CD is an important cause of ischemic stroke in young and middle-aged patients. CD is most prevalent in the upper cervical spine and can involve the internal carotid artery or vertebral artery. Although current biomechanical evidence is insufficient to establish the claim that CMT causes CD, clinical reports suggest that mechanical forces play a role in a considerable number of CDs and most population controlled studies have found an association between CMT and VAD stroke in young patients. Although the incidence of CMT-associated CD in patients who have previously received CMT is not well established, an...
Source: Stroke - September 22, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Biller, J., Sacco, R. L., Albuquerque, F. C., Demaerschalk, B. M., Fayad, P., Long, P. H., Noorollah, L. D., Panagos, P. D., Schievink, W. I., Schwartz, N. E., Shuaib, A., Thaler, D. E., Tirschwell, D. L., on behalf of the American Heart Association Strok Tags: AHA Statements and Guidelines AHA/ASA Scientific Statement Source Type: research

Gait impairment in a rat model of focal cerebral ischemia.
Authors: Parkkinen S, Ortega FJ, Kuptsova K, Huttunen J, Tarkka I, Jolkkonen J Abstract The availability of proper tests for gait evaluation following cerebral ischemia in rats has been limited. The automated, quantitative CatWalk system, which was initially designed to measure gait in models of spinal cord injury, neuropathic pain, and peripheral nerve injury, is said to be a useful tool for the study of motor impairment in stroke animals. Here we report our experiences of using CatWalk XT with rats subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO), during their six-week followup. Large corticostriata...
Source: Stroke Research and Treatment - December 2, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Stroke Res Treat Source Type: research

Functional Outcome After Common Poststroke Complications Occurring in the First 90 Days Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— Recurrent stroke and chest infections were strongly associated with a worsened outcome. Other infections and falls were associated with less worsening. For myocardial infarction, urinary tract infections, and pain no association with functional outcome was found. Active strategies for prevention and early treatment of the first 2 complications seem advisable; patient monitoring as part of comprehensive stroke unit care should ensure timely identification and treatment of all complications.
Source: Stroke - December 22, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Rohweder, G., Ellekjaer, H., Salvesen, O., Naalsund, E., Indredavik, B. Tags: Other Stroke Treatment - Medical Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Paediatric cerebral sinovenous thrombosis: findings of the International Paediatric Stroke Study
Conclusions Our study extends the observations of previously published smaller studies in children with CSVT that this is a morbid disease with diverse underlying causes and risk factors. Divergent treatment practices among highly specialised centres as well as limited data on treatment efficacy and safety suggest that further study of this condition is warranted.
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - January 20, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ichord, R. N., Benedict, S. L., Chan, A. K., Kirkham, F. J., Nowak-Gottl, U., Ashwal, deVeber, Ferriero, Fullerton, Ichord, Kirkham, Lynch, O'Callaghan, Pavlakis, Sebire, Willan, Kirton, Moharir, Sofronas, Nowak-Gottl, During, Krumpel, Dowling, Plumb, Jou Tags: Epidemiologic studies, Drugs: cardiovascular system, Epilepsy and seizures, Headache (including migraine), Pain (neurology), Stroke, Child health, Memory disorders (psychiatry) Original article Source Type: research

Misdiagnosis in Young Patients with Ischemic Stroke (P7.122)
Conclusions It is essential to increase awareness that young patients with stroke may present to emergency department with minor symptoms of artery dissection mainly involving the posterior circulation and lacking cardiovascular risk factors.Disclosure: Dr. Leon has nothing to disclose. Dr. Pantiu has nothing to disclose. Dr. Quiroga has nothing to disclose. Dr. Bonardo has nothing to disclose. Dr. Uribe has nothing to disclose. Dr. Mazziotti has received research support from Shire Pharmaceuticals Group. Dr. Zinnerman has nothing to disclose. Dr. Martinez has nothing to disclose. Dr. Sotelo has nothing to disclose. Dr. Ju...
Source: Neurology - April 8, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Leon, L., Pantiu, F., Quiroga, J., Bonardo, P., Uribe, C., Mazziotti, J., Zinnerman, A., Martinez, A., Sotelo, A., Jure, L., Nofal, P., Bendersky, E., Sposato, L. A., Riccio, P., Reisin, R., Fernandez Pardal, M. Tags: Cerebrovascular Disease and Interventional Neurology: Stroke in Young Source Type: research

Late-onset thermal hypersensitivity after focal ischemic thalamic infarcts as a model for central post-stroke pain in rats
; Cenk Ayata
Source: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow - April 22, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Francesco BlasiFanny HerissonShuxing WangJianren MaoCenk Ayata Tags: central post-stroke pain endothelin-1 hyperalgesia thalamus Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Poststroke Fatigue: A Systematic Review.
Authors: Ponchel A, Bombois S, Bordet R, Hénon H Abstract Background. Poststroke fatigue (PSF) is a frequent, disabling symptom that lacks a consensual definition and a standardized evaluation method. The (multiple) causes of PSF have not been formally characterized. Objective. To identify factors associated with PSF. Method. A systematic review of articles referenced in MEDLINE. Only original studies having measured PSF and potentially associated factors were included. Data was extracted from articles using predefined data fields. Results. Although PSF tends to be more frequent in female patients and older patien...
Source: Stroke Research and Treatment - June 24, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Stroke Res Treat Source Type: research

Late-onset thermal hypersensitivity after focal ischemic thalamic infarcts as a model for central post-stroke pain in rats
; Cenk Ayata
Source: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism - June 30, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Francesco BlasiFanny HerissonShuxing WangJianren MaoCenk Ayata Tags: central post-stroke pain endothelin-1 hyperalgesia thalamus Source Type: research

FDA strengthens warning that NSAIDs increase heart attack and stroke risk
Back in 2005, the FDA warned that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen increased the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Last week it took the unusual step of further strengthening this warning. This was done on the advice of an expert panel that reviewed new information about NSAIDs and their risks. Because NSAIDs are widely used, it’s important to be aware of downsides of taking an NSAID and to take steps to limit the risk. Many people take NSAIDs to relieve mild to moderate pain. These medications may be particularly effective in conditions in which pain results pri...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gregory Curfman, MD Tags: Heart Health heart attack heart disease NSAIDS Stroke Source Type: news

Post-stroke fatigue: new evidence of a possible biological cause
Impaired corticomotor excitability might contribute to the aetiology of post-stroke fatigue, and provide a biological target for treatment. Fatigue after stroke affects around 40% of stroke survivors and is one of the most distressing post-stroke symptoms.1 It may resolve spontaneously over time, but for many patients, it remains a persistent and disabling problem. There are no effective treatments. Stroke survivors, caregivers and health professionals have rated fatigue as one of the top 10 priorities for stroke research.2 Some stroke survivors report that fatigue starts at the time of the stroke, and that the nature of f...
Source: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry - July 14, 2015 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Mead, G. E. Tags: Long term care, Pain (neurology), Stroke, Mood disorders (including depression) Editorial commentaries Source Type: research

Early prediction of long-term upper limb spasticity after stroke: Part of the SALGOT study
Conclusions: Reduced sensorimotor function was the most important predictor both for any and severe spasticity, and spasticity could be predicted with high sensitivity and specificity 10 days poststroke.
Source: Neurology - September 7, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Opheim, A., Danielsson, A., Alt Murphy, M., Persson, H. C., Sunnerhagen, K. S. Tags: Prognosis, All Cerebrovascular disease/Stroke, All Rehabilitation, Cohort studies ARTICLE Source Type: research

Management of Central Poststroke Pain: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— Our findings are inconsistent with major clinical practice guidelines; the available evidence suggests no beneficial effects of any therapies that researchers have evaluated in randomized controlled trials.
Source: Stroke - September 28, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Mulla, S. M., Wang, L., Khokhar, R., Izhar, Z., Agarwal, A., Couban, R., Buckley, D. N., Moulin, D. E., Panju, A., Makosso-Kallyth, S., Turan, A., Montori, V. M., Sessler, D. I., Thabane, L., Guyatt, G. H., Busse, J. W. Tags: Other Treatment, Other Stroke Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Characteristics of functional and organic stroke mimics
Conclusion Both functional and medical stroke mimics appear to have distinct features that could aid the diagnostic process.
Source: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry - October 14, 2015 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Gargalas, S., David, A., Khan-Bourne, N., Shotbolt, P., Weeks, R. Tags: Long term care, Immunology (including allergy), Headache (including migraine), Pain (neurology), Stroke, Memory disorders (psychiatry) ABN abstracts 2015 ABN Annual Meeting, 10 September 2015, Institute of Education, London Source Type: research

Coexistence of Deep Vein Thrombosis, Heterotopic Ossification, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome due to Hemorrhagic Stroke
A patient who developed hemiplegia related to a hemorrhagic stroke and who had not been started on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis or a physical medicine and rehabilitation program was admitted to our clinic on the 4th month after the event. Our patient had pain, swelling, redness, increased temperature at the right lower extremity, range of motion limitation at the hip and knee, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) at the same side lower extremity, and heterotopic ossification (HO) at the hip.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Engin Koyuncu, Güldal Funda Nakipoğlu Yüzer, Didem Yenigün, Neşe Özgirgin Tags: Case Studies Source Type: research

Prevalence of Genu Recurvatum during Walking and Associated Knee Pain in Chronic Hemiplegic Stroke Patients: A Preliminary Survey
Although genu recurvatum during walking is a well-known issue in stroke rehabilitation, there are no reliable epidemiological data on its prevalence. The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of genu recurvatum during walking and associated knee pain among ambulatory community-dwelling patients with chronic hemiplegic stroke.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - February 20, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Yasuhiro Tani, Yohei Otaka, Munekatsu Kudo, Taichi Kurayama, Kunitsugu Kondo Source Type: research

Non-aneurysmal non-perimesencephalic subarachnoid Hemorrhage: effect of rehabilitation at short-term and in a prospective study of long-term follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS: The quality of life (QoL) is decreased after NPM SAH. In the long-term follow-up, a significant reduction in physical items was identified. Due to subsequent in-patient rehabilitation after NPM SAH, the impairment can be improved significantly until short-term follow-up. Whereas patients with NPM SAH had a significantly decreased QoL at long-term follow-up, for patients with rehabilitation, the QoL was only slightly (non-significantly) reduced. Therefore, patients should receive subsequent rehabilitation after NPM SAH to improve the functional short-term outcome (mRS) and long-term QoL. www.clinicaltrials.gov ...
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - February 25, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Konczalla J, Schmitz J, Kashefiolasl S, Senft C, Platz J, Seifert V Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Risk of Carotid Stroke after Chiropractic Care: A Population-Based Case-Crossover Study
Chiropractic manipulation is a popular treatment for neck pain and headache, but may increase the risk of cervical artery dissection and stroke. Patients with carotid artery dissection can present with neck pain and/or headache before experiencing a stroke. These are common symptoms seen by both chiropractors and primary care physicians (PCPs). We aimed to assess the risk of carotid artery stroke after chiropractic care by comparing association between chiropractic and PCP visits and subsequent stroke.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - November 20, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: J. David Cassidy, Eleanor Boyle, Pierre C ôté, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Susan J. Bondy, Scott Haldeman Source Type: research

Acute-Phase Fatigue Predicts Limitations with Activities of Daily Living 18 Months after First-Ever Stroke
Fatigue during the acute phase following stroke has been shown to predict long-term physical health, specifically increased bodily pain and poorer self-rated general health. The aim of this analysis was to determine whether acute-phase fatigue also predicts patients' limitations in activities of daily living (ADL) 18 months after the first stroke.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - December 27, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Anners Lerdal, Caryl L. Gay Source Type: research

Acute Transient Vestibular Syndrome Clinical Sciences
Conclusions—Bedside examination and routine magnetic resonance imagings have a limitation in diagnosing strokes presenting with ATVS, and perfusion imaging may help to identify strokes in ATVS of unknown cause. Associated craniocervical pain and focal neurological symptoms/signs are the useful clues for strokes in ATVS.
Source: Stroke - February 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Jae-Hwan Choi, Min-Gyu Park, Seo Young Choi, Kyung-Pil Park, Seung Kug Baik, Ji-Soo Kim, Kwang-Dong Choi Tags: Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Original Contributions Source Type: research

Saving Vanessa, part 1: A mystery rash, a stroke and an epic rescue
Vanessa’s rash first appeared on her arms and legs when she 3 or 4 months old. It was red and bumpy and went away when she was sick with a virus, which happened often. Then it would come back. The dermatology team she saw at Boston Children’s Hospital was puzzled. “I was expecting they were going to think it was nothing, but they took it very seriously,” says Katherine Bell, one of Vanessa’s mothers. “They took a biopsy and very quickly realized they had no idea what it was.” Vanessa’s case was even featured at a regional dermatology conference where doctors take up mystery patients. “A hundred to 150 der...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Carolyn Rogers Dr. Pui Lee Dr. Robert Sundel Dr. Scellig Stone Dr. Todd Lyons stroke Source Type: news

Activity limitations and subjective well-being after stroke
Conclusions: Activity limitations were not associated with stroke survivors' subjective well-being after adjustment for other factors. While some predictors of well-being after stroke were identified, the determinants of well-being remained largely unexplained.
Source: Neurology - August 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Zahuranec, D. B., Skolarus, L. E., Feng, C., Freedman, V. A., Burke, J. F. Tags: Quality of life, All Cerebrovascular disease/Stroke, All Rehabilitation ARTICLE Source Type: research

An Acute Ischemic Stroke Resulting from Aortic Dissection
A 39-year-old man with syncope and persistent dizziness was sent to stroke emergency. Patient's diffusion magnetic resonance imaging of brain showed acute ischemia in right cerebella and right occipital lobe, thus intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator was given to him. However, the patient behaved rather restless with repeated complaint of back and thoracic pain. Further thorax computed tomography angiography confirmed that the underlying cause turned out to be aortic dissection.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - September 19, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Zijun He, Chun-sen Shen, Bin Wang, Yongchun Luo Tags: Case Studies Source Type: research

The Headache and Neck Pain in Ischemic Stroke Patients Caused by Cervicocerebral Artery Dissection. A Case-Control Study
The symptom of headache and neck pain is common in patients with cervicocerebral artery dissection (CAD). We attempt to screen ischemic stroke patients with CAD based on the characteristics of the pain.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - November 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Yuhan Wang, Wenchao Cheng, Yajun Lian Source Type: research

Long-term effects on body functions, activity and participation of hemiplegic patients in equino varus foot deformity surgical correction followed by immediate rehabilitation. A prospective observational study.
Conclusions: Functional surgery combined with ERT is effective in improving the patients' condition according to all ICF domains. Both subjective and objective assessments have to be used when assessing these patients. PMID: 31311449 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - July 15, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Mazzoli D, Giannotti E, Rambelli C, Zerbinati P, Galletti M, Mascioli F, Prati P, Merlo A Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Phase I Safety Trial: Extended Daily Peripheral Sensory Stimulation Using a Wrist-Worn Vibrator in Stroke Survivors
AbstractPeripheral sensory stimulation augments post-stroke upper extremity rehabilitation outcomes. Most sensory stimulations interfere with natural hand tasks and the stimulation duration is limited. We developed TheraBracelet, low-level random-frequency vibration applied via a wristwatch, to enable stimulation during hand tasks and potentially extend stimulation durations. To determine safety of prolonged exposure to TheraBracelet. Single-site double-blind crossover randomized controlled trial. Chronic stroke survivors were instructed to wear a device on the affected wrist for> 8 h/day everyday for 2 months while...
Source: Translational Stroke Research - August 22, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research