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, stroke patients are advised to protect themselves from contagion, given they are at increased risk for complications if they get COVID-19. Moreover, based on current information, it appears that elderly people with coronary heart disease or hypertension are more likely to present with more severe symptoms. People affected by infectious diseases as COVID-19 are also at increased risk of ischaemic and haemorrhagic cerebrovascular complications. For this reason, an increased number of strokes could (...) be forecast. However, an unexpected reduction of stroke patients in the emergency room throughout Europe has been observed. It is reasonable to assume that patients with acute mild stroke or TIA remain at home, because they are asked to stay at home, limit emergency room visits, and minimise travel. The patients may be prioritising avoiding contagion. Another issue is that stroke care organization and pathways within hospitals are currently adapted to cover the requirements of dealing with COVID-19
found: AHI >5 in 70.4% (95% CI 62.1%–78.7%), AHI >20 in 39.5% (95% CI 31.6%–47.4%), and AHI >30 in 30.1% (95% CI 23.1%–37.0%) (Table S11). The meta-analysis by Seiler et al.  included a total of 89 studies where at least 10 patients were assessed, and full PSG or a portable device was used for diagnosis (Table S11). Fifty-four studies assessed patients 3 months after stroke. The distribution of stroke types was as follows: ischaemicstroke 5275, haemorrhagic stroke 302, TIA 405, unde?ned 1188 (...) cerebrovascular events. Does treatment of SDB have any impact on mortality and outcome after stroke? Whilst SDB and, in particular, OSA is common in stroke patients and associated with an increased risk of recurrent stroke and all-cause mortality, the impact of treating SDB on neurological recovery and cardio- vascular morbidity and mortality has only recently been explored. Results of the literature search. • The search revealed two updated systematic reviews with meta-analyses using CPAP or non-invasive
Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, AB, Canada (S.B.C., M.D.H.). 6 University of Montreal, QC, Canada (L.C.G). PMID: 32098609 DOI: Item in Clipboard Full-text links Cite Abstract Background and Purpose- Patients with transientischemicattack (TIA) and minor ischemicstroke are at risk for early recurrent cerebralischemia. Anticoagulants are associated with reduced recurrence but also increased hemorrhagic transformation (HT). The safety of the novel oral anticoagulant (...) dabigatran in acute stroke has not been evaluated. Methods- DATAS II (Dabigatran Treatment of Acute Stroke II) was a phase II prospective, randomized open label, blinded end point trial. Patients with noncardioembolic stroke/transientischemicattack (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score, ≤9; infarct volume, ≤25 mL) were randomized to dabigatran or aspirin. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed before randomization and repeated at day 30. Imaging end points were ascertained centrally
complications (18 fatal strokes, 68 non-fatal strokes, 11 fatal myocardial infarctions and 6 deaths from other causes) [Correction added on 20 April, after first online publication: the percentage value has been corrected to 2·8]. Of the 86 strokes, 67 (78 per cent) were ipsilateral, 17 (20 per cent) were contralateral and two (2 per cent) were vertebrobasilar. Forty-five strokes (52 per cent) were ischaemic, nine (10 per cent) haemorrhagic, and stroke subtype was not determined in 32 patients (37 per cent (...) Research Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. 3 Department of Vascular Surgery, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, the Netherlands. 4 Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. 5 Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, UMC Utrecht Brain Centre, Utrecht, the Netherlands. 6 Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands. 7
in patients with cerebrovascular disease, and patent foramen ovale (PFO) and stroke; has received support from WL Gore and Associates for the REDUCE PFO closure study, from GlaxoSmithKline for a study of outcomes from proximal aortic surgeries, from Bayer for a study of rivaroxaban for secondary stroke prevention in patients with embolic stroke of undetermined source, from Mallinkrodt for a study of the impact of inhaled nitric oxide on cerebral perfusion, from Novartis for a study of BAF312 in patients (...) with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), from Biogen for a study of glibenclamide for cerebral edema following large hemispheric infarction; and received support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for work with the cardiothoracic surgery network, deferoxamine in ICH, neurologic outcomes in a renal insufficiency cohort; and has provided his expert opinion for medical-legal cases involving stroke. G. Gronseth serves as an associate editor for Neurology; has served as chief evidence-based medicine consultant
, Denmark. 3 Department of Geriatrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark. PMID: 32294240 DOI: Item in Clipboard Full-text links Cite Abstract Objectives: Patients undergoing hip fracture surgery have a 10 times increased risk of stroke compared with the general population. We aimed to evaluate the association between the CHA 2 DS 2 -VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 years, diabetes, previous stroke/TIA [transientischemicattack]/systemic embolism (2 points), vascular (...) Registry. Measurements: We calculated incidence rates, cumulative incidences, and hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) by CHA 2 DS 2 -VASc score, stratified on AF history. Results: The cumulative incidence of ischemicstroke 1 year after hip fracture increased with ascending CHA 2 DS 2 -VASc score, and it was 1.9% for patients with a score of 1 and 8.6% for patients with a score above 5 in the AF group. Corresponding incidences in the non-AF group were 1.6% and 7.6%. Compared
on antiplatelet and anticoagulant use, 9 and Thrombosis Canada clinical guides. 8GUIDELINE E304 CMAJ | MARCH 23, 2020 | VOLUME 192 | ISSUE 12 of placebo reduced the number of serious vascular events by 36 (standard error [SE] 5) per 1000 per year in patients with a previ- ous myocardial infarction and also by 36 (SE 6) per 1000 per year in patients with a previous history of stroke or transientischemicattack. In patients with peripheral arterial disease, treatment with ASA instead of placebo reduced (...) outcome were 0.96 (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.81–1.13) and 0.95 (95% CI 0.83–1.08), respectively. In the ASCEND trial, 4 the risk of the primary outcome (first serious vascular event [myocardial infarction, stroke, transientischemicattack or cardiovascular death]) was significantly lower in the ASA group (8.5% v. 9.6%; relative risk [RR] 0.88, 95% CI 0.79–0.97). The results of these 3 trials were incorporated into 2 system- atic reviews, the results of which conflicted. 5,6 The use of ASA did
are eligible to receive continual long-term community-based physiotherapy have already received 12 weeks of physiotherapy after being diagnosed with stroke. We excluded people who were admitted to hospital for transientischemicattack, as it is characterized as a minor and nondisabling type of stroke, 16 and focused on people who were admitted for either ischemic or (intracerebral or subarachnoid) hemorrhagic stroke. Budget Impact Analysis March 2020 Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series; Vol. 20 (...) and long-term medical attention. There are different types of stroke. The two major classifications are ischemicstroke and hemorrhagic stroke. Ischemicstroke occurs when an artery in the brain is blocked. Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain breaks open, interrupting blood flow in the brain. 1 Clinical Need and Target Population In Canada, approximately 62,000 people suffer a stroke annually, and about 405,000 are living with the consequences of a stroke. 2 This number
be costly, or forgo super- vised therapy and potentially not meet their rehabilita- tion and recovery potential. The 2019 update of the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations (CSBPR): Rehabilitation and Recovery following Stroke module is a comprehen- sive summary of current evidence-based recommenda- tions, focusing primarily on the management of people who have already had a moderately or severely dis- abling stroke. People with milder stroke or transientischemicattack may not require (...) for select patients with acute stroke (for instance, people with more mild strokesor transientischemicattack) butcautionisadvised, andclinical judgmentshouldbeused(Evidence Level C). (iv) Once deemed to be medically and neurologically stable, patients should receive a recommended three hours perdayof directtask-specific therapy, five days aweek, delivered by the interdisciplinary stroke team (Evidence Level C); more therapy results in better outcomes (Evidence Level A). (v) Individualized
The impact of a patient-directed activity program on functional outcomes and activity participation after stroke during inpatient rehabilitation-a randomized controlled trial Individuals post stroke are inactive, even during rehabilitation, contributing to ongoing disability and risk of secondary health conditions. Our aims were to (1) conduct a randomized controlled trial to examine the efficacy of a "Patient-Directed Activity Program" on functional outcomes in people post stroke during (...) inpatient rehabilitation and (2) examine differences three months post inpatient rehabilitation discharge.Randomized control trial.Inpatient rehabilitation facility.Patients admitted to inpatient rehabilitation post stroke.Patient-Directed Activity Program (PDAP) or control (usual care only). Both groups underwent control (three hours of therapy/day), while PDAP participants were prescribed two additional 30-minute activity sessions/day.Outcomes (Stroke Rehabilitation Assessment of Movement Measure
random code with an interactive web response system with stratification by site. Participants, investigators, the trial leadership, and all other personnel were masked to treatment allocation until the trial was completed and the database was locked. During the treatment period, participants in both groups were instructed to inject study drug on the same day at around the same time, each week. Strokes were categorised as fatal or non-fatal, and as either ischaemic, haemorrhagic, or undetermined (...) . Stroke severity was assessed using the modified Rankin scale. Participants were seen at 2 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and then every 3 months for drug dispensing and every 6 months for detailed assessments, until 1200 confirmed primary outcomes accrued. The primary endpoint was the first occurrence of any component of the composite outcome, which comprised non-fatal myocardial infarction, non-fatal stroke, or death from cardiovascular or unknown causes. All analyses were done according to an intention
compared with women: odds ratio (OR) 1.50, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.08 to 2.08, p=0.015 7 . SHTG Advice | 10 In a large population-based cohort study in Oxfordshire (OXVASC), consecutive patients with a first transientischaemicattack (TIA) or ischaemicstroke were followed up for a period of 10 years 14 . Of 2,555 patients with a first ischaemic event, 32% were classed as cryptogenic. Incidence of cryptogenic ischaemicstroke in the OXVASC cohort was 0.36 per 1,000 population per year (95% CI (...) stroke or TIA has been indicated on clinical assessment and brain imaging. ? There is no significant atrial fibrillation requiring oral anticoagulant therapy. ? A full investigation has failed to identify known risk factors/explanations for the ischaemicstroke or TIA, such as vascular disease or hypertension. ? The presence of a PFO with a clinically significant right-to-left shunt or atrial septal aneurysm has been confirmed using bubble contrast transthoracic echocardiography, including
Unilateral vs Bilateral Hybrid Approaches for Upper Limb Rehabilitation in Chronic Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial To investigate the effects of unilateral hybrid therapy (UHT) and bilateral hybrid therapy (BHT) compared with robot-assisted therapy (RT) alone in patients with chronic stroke.A single-blind, randomized controlled trial.Four hospitals.Outpatients with chronic stroke and mild to moderate motor impairment (N=44).UHT combined unilateral RT (URT) and modified constraint-induced (...) therapy. BHT combined bilateral RT (BRT) and bilateral arm training. The RT group received URT and BRT. The intervention frequency for the 3 groups was 90 min/d 3 d/wk for 6 weeks.Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA, divided into the proximal and distal subscale) and Stroke Impact Scale (SIS) version 3.0 scores before, immediately after, and 3 months after treatment and Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT) and Nottingham Extended Activities of Daily Living (NEADL) scale scores before and immediately after