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This proposed follow-up study aims to recruit participants from the original BioImage cohort for a one-time follow-up examination. The repeat ultrasound scan of the carotid arteries will provide information on the natural history of carotid atherosclerosis and factors that contribute to plaque progression. Renewal of the HIPAA authorization will also be sought for 5 years to continue to monitor claims and other information for major cardiovascular events, other outcomes and healthcare utilization.
This study aims to examine the outcomes of early mobilization and early intervention within 3 days after the onset of hemorrhagic stroke in patients admitted to an intensive care unit within 48 hours after stroke. The patients after hemorrhagic stroke who undergo early intervention only will be compared with those who also receive early mobilization in order to determine if the early mobilization intervention results in earlier or more effective recovery of postural stability, activities of daily living function, or motor capacity. The participants will be randomly assigned to the following two groups: (1) the early mobilization (+early rehabilitation) group and (2) the early rehabilitation group.The measurement parameters will be collected before the intervention (basic parameters), two weeks after the stroke, four weeks after the stroke and three months after the stroke. SPSS (version 17.0) will be used to carry out repeated measures analysis of variance (repeated ANOVA) to compare the differences between the groups at different time points (including basic values and follow-up values). For statistical significance, Bonferroni correction will be applied for the post-hoc analysis of the groups.
Study Design: This is a within-subjects crossover design. Subjects will participate in the procedures twice, once under each condition (active vs. sham stimulation). The order of conditions will be counter-balanced across subjects. Stimulation will target ventral inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) and will be paired with standard speech-language therapy. Outcome measures will be acquired at the beginning and end of a semester of standard speech-language therapy, and at follow-up.
Among the limitations caused by cerebrovascular accident (CVA), the upper limb (MS) undergoes changes that limit the individual in his ability to maintain an active social life. Mental Practice (MP) consists of the internal reproduction of an event, which is repeated extensively in order to learn or improve an already known skill. The objective of the study is evaluate the effects of the physical practice associated with PM, on paretic MS. Subjects with unilateral stroke over 6 months, age> 18 years and who were able to hold objects will be selected. Subjects with painful conditions that affected exercise performance,> 3 spasticity by Ashworth, and cognitive deficit suggested by the Mini Mental State Examination will be excluded.
This purpose of this retrospective, single-arm, non-randomized, multi-center study is to collect real-world data on the effectiveness of using the TRAP technique in acute ischemic stroke patients undergoing mechanical thrombectomy.
The specific aim of the study in our example is to conduct a feasibility translational home-based exercise trial established in the LEADERS (R2) project with the TExt-ME tele-exercise training system for participants with neurologic disability. We hypothesize that participants in this home-based tele-exercise training program will achieve similar gains in health and function outcomes as the onsite exercise training program. Further, there will be no difference in adverse side effects (safety) between the home-based and onsite exercise treatment groups.
Cerebrovascular disease is a major source of neural injury and there is an urgent need for comprehensive evaluation of these patients. High-resolution MRI (HR-MRI) allows direct visualization of intracranial vessel wall pathology in the setting of acute ischemic stroke and intracranial aneurysm (intracranial aneurysm rupture.Vessel wall enhancement on HR-MRI results from inflammation and has considerable potential as a marker of future stroke risk or aneurysm rupture. We will use our HR-MRIvwMRI protocol and other techniques of measuring plaque and aneurysms vulnerability, including laboratory markers of abnormal inflammation and oxidization, which have been shown to correlate with vulnerable carotid atherosclerosis and intracranial aneurysms, but have not been studied in symptomatic ICAS or IA.The unmet need is a study validating HR-MRI reliability and the association of vessel-wall enhancement with both symptomatic and pro-inflammatory status in patients with cerebrovascular disease.
This project is one multi-center, a prospective cohort study, based on 1660 cases of ischemic stroke patients with the treatment of 3 months, and 21 months of follow-up observation in order to clarify the advantages and characteristics of integrated treatment of traditional Chinese medicine sequela of apoplexy; With the formation of curative effect, to highlight the advantage of the programme of comprehensive treatment of apoplectic sequela in traditional Chinese medicine and its compound preparation; To form a active medical service mode of stroke chronic disease management processes, as well as modalities and mechanisms for the evaluation of the curative effect.
Endovascular treatment has recently become the recommended therapy for acute stroke after the publication of five randomized trials (MR CLEAN1, ESCAPE2, EXTEND IA3, SWIFT PRIME4, REVASCAT5) in 2015 that demonstrate its efficacy. Hospitals need to adapt to these updated stroke care guidelines, and many hospitals are not appropriately equipped for neurointerventional procedures. Decreased time to treatment is associated with favorable clinical outcomes, and best practices to optimize workflow between comprehensive stroke centers and secondary hospitals have become an important area of study. This prospective study is being conducted on acute stroke cases within the Mount Sinai Health System from 1 June 2016 up until 31 December 2018. The researchers would like to evaluate how variable methods of interventional service delivery for acute stroke affect clinical measures and outcomes. More specifically, the researchers are conducting this study in order to determine whether outcomes of neurointervention for large vessel occlusion in stroke, for patients presenting to and receiving treatment at a comprehensive stroke center, will be superior to that delivered by a mobilized intervention team at a central satellite hospital. In particular, the hypothesis is that factors affecting outcome include presentation to secondary hospital, delays with transfer including traffic conditions and time of day, and the acquisition of complex imaging within secondary hospitals.
Experimental research design with two-group repeated-measure design. Experimental group was pressing the Hegu (LI 4), Zusanli (ST 36) , Tianshu(ST 25) and abdominal massage for eight minutes total, press once in the morning and afternoon, seven days total and two days for follow the trail. Control group was pressing sham ponits. Research tools to self semi-structured questionnaire collected data on patient's diet, activity, medication, defecation patterns, subjective defecation feelingauscultation bowel sounds like.