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Feasible approaches and implementation challenges to atrial fibrillation screening: a qualitative study of stakeholder views in 11 European countries.

Jun 22, 2022

Atrial fibrillation (AF) screening may increase early detection and reduce complications of AF. European, Australian and World Heart Federation guidelines recommend opportunistic screening, despite a ...

Are there sex differences in risk for exertional heat stroke? A translational approach.

May 23, 2022

What is the topic of this review? This review discusses the current status of the literature in sex differences in exertional heat stroke. What advances does this review highlight? We utilize a transl...

Novel biomarkers of inflammation in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: analysis from a large prospective cohort study.

May 16, 2022

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a syndrome with a heterogeneous cluster of causes, including non-resolving inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and multi-organ defects. The...

Economic evaluations of health care interventions in oropharyngeal dysphagia after stroke: protocol for a systematic review.

May 16, 2022

Oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) affects 40-81% of patients after stroke. A recent systematic review on the costs of OD and its main complications showed higher acute and long-term costs for those patient...

The great vessel freeze-out: A meta-analysis of conventional versus frozen elephant trunks in aortic arch surgery.

May 09, 2022

The optimal treatment strategy for complex aortic arch and proximal descending aortic pathologies remains controversial. Despite the frozen elephant trunk (FET) technique's increasing popularity, its ...

Peripheral Vascular Disease is Associated with Impaired Activities of Daily Living in the Elderly with Dementia: A Prospective Study.

May 02, 2022

Although distinct disorders, peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and dementia are both associated with a progressive decline in activities of daily living in elderly patients.This study aimed to compare...

Relationship of Functional Outcome With Sarcopenia and Objectively Measured Physical Activity in Patients With Stroke Undergoing Rehabilitation.

Apr 25, 2022

This study aimed to investigate the relationship of Functional Independence Measure for motor function (FIM-M) with sarcopenia, and physical activity in patients with stroke undergoing rehabilitation...

[A prospective cohort study on the clinical value of pelvic peritoneal reconstruction in laparoscopic anterior resection for middle and low rectal cancer].

Apr 25, 2022

To investigate the safety and efficacy of pelvic peritoneal reconstruction and its effect on anal function in laparoscopy-assisted anterior resection of low and middle rectal cancer. A prospective c...

An Automatized Method to Determine Latencies of Motor-Evoked Potentials under physiological and pathophysiological conditions.

Apr 04, 2022

Latencies of motor evoked potentials (MEP) can provide insights into the motor neuronal pathways activated by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Notwithstanding its clinical relevance, accurate,...

The effect of vasoconstriction on intestinal perfusion is determined by preload-dependency: a prospective observational study.

Mar 28, 2022

The effects of vasoconstriction on cardiac stroke volume (SV) and indices of peripheral and intestinal perfusion is insufficiently described.In a non-randomized clinical study, 30 patients undergoing ...

A critical analysis of clinical research methods to study regenerative endodontics.

Mar 28, 2022

Regenerative endodontic treatment such as revitalization provides a treatment option for immature teeth with pulp necrosis. The main difference to the alternative procedure, the apical plug, is the in...

Developing a Clinical Prediction Rule for Gait Independence at Discharge in Patients with Stroke: A Decision-Tree Algorithm Analysis.

Mar 21, 2022

To develop a clinical prediction rule (CPR) for gait independence at discharge in patients with stroke, using the decision-tree algorithm and to investigate the usefulness of CPR at admission to the r...

Managing Urban Stroke Health Expenditures in China: Role of Payment Method and Hospital Level.

Feb 28, 2022

Stroke is one of the leading public health issues in China and imposes a heavy financial burden on patients and the healthcare system. This study assess which payment method provides the lowest hospit...

Protection of Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide on the Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction Induced by Focal Cerebral Ischemia in Rats.

Feb 21, 2022

To investigate the effects of vasoactive intestinal peptide on the blood brain barrier function after focal cerebral ischemia in rats.Rats were intracerebroventricular injected with vasoactive intesti...

The use of cough peak flow in the assessment of respiratory function in clinical practice- A narrative literature review.

Feb 07, 2022

Cough peak flow (CPF) is a useful clinical measurement to assess neuromuscular activity and effective coordination, yet it is rarely used in clinical practice outside of the management of patients wit...

Intra-arterial injection of mesenchymal stem cells to accelerate neointima formation after endovascular stenting in a rabbit model.

Jan 31, 2022

Delayed neointima formation over a neurovascular stent is associated with thrombotic complications that can lead to stroke. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether an intra-arterial injectio...

Eculizumab for Refractory Thrombosis in Antiphospholipid Syndrome.

Jan 24, 2022

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is characterized by arterial and/or venous thrombosis with antiphospholipid antibodies. Dysregulation of the complement pathway has been implicated in APS pathophysiolo...

Neurocoagulation from a Mechanistic Point of View in the Central Nervous System.

Jan 24, 2022

Coagulation mechanisms are critical for maintaining homeostasis in the central nervous system (CNS). Thrombin, an important player of the coagulation cascade, activates protease activator receptors (P...

Cerebrospinal Fluid Ion Analysis in Neonatal Seizures.

Jan 17, 2022

There is a gap of knowledge regarding cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ion concentrations in normal and pathological states, particularly during the neonatal period. We aim to compare CSF ion concentrations ...

Association between kidney function and intracerebral hematoma volume.

Jan 17, 2022

Renal dysfunction has been reported to be associated with larger hematoma volume in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) due to concomitant nutritional imbalances and platelet dysfunction; however, this ass...