Early mobilization of acute stroke patients

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Avatar n tn In order to explore acupuncture treatment of stroke mechanism, China has done a lot of research work, and of many of the objective data. As of patients with acute EEG, cerebral blood flow, hemorheology indicators and serum lipoproteins, such as measured before and after the treatment, have shown a marked improvement.
Avatar f tn mom seems to be very tired and wondering should she be getting plenty of rest or do we as her sons and daughters need to push her harder during this early post stroke stage at least until we can place her in stroke center. any help appreciated here. fear we may be losing ground that can never be made back up.
534785 tn?1329592208 No evidence of acute transcortical infarct or intracranial hemorrhage. No intra-or extra-axial fluid collections. The basal cisterns are open. The calvarium is intact and there is no evidence of acute fracture. Visualized sinuses, mastoid air cells, and middle ear cavities are clear. Orbits are unremarkable. Impression: Focal region of hypodensity in the central pons, which may represent artifact. A lesion in this region would not explain the patient's symptoms.
Avatar m tn Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities. If the "stroke" is stabilized, and there is no further bleeding or clotting I would remain optimistic. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn My mother recently suffered an acute stroke after a mini-stroke two weeks earlier. While at the hospital the neurologist told our family that had they known she had atrial fibrillation in her first mini-stroke, they would have prescribed coumadin and the acute stroke would likely have been prevented. I was told by a geriatric nurse practitioner friend that they should have done the Holter EKG rather than the short EKG as it would have detected the atrial fibrillation.
Avatar m tn Of the 59 cases, 49 were classed as ischemic strokes, 5 were transient ischemic attacks, and 1 was a hemorrhagic stroke; in 4 patients, a diagnosis of stroke was suspected but not confirmed because no neuroimaging was done. They add that in many cases the strokes appeared to have occurred while the drug was actually being smoked, or within half an hour of smoking, which is in accordance with another study showing that cannabis increases myocardial infarction 4.
Avatar f tn I am an Occupational Therapy student and I have been giving a case study about man who has had a stroke, which I have to present on Tuesday the 22nd of January 2012. I was just wondering if you could help me clarify something, I would really appreciate it. The man in the case study was admitted to the acute stroke ward via A&E 4 days ago. He had been experiencing headaches for a few days prior to this and was not on any medication prior to admission.
Avatar n tn One study which was an individual patient data pooling analysis of clinical trials on oral citicholine in acute ischemic stroke reported that treatment with oral citicoline within the first 24 hours after onset in patients with moderate to severe stroke increases the probability of complete recovery at 3 months (Davalos, et al, 2002).
Avatar m tn Since then, clopidogrel has been approved for the reduction of atherosclerotic events in patients with acute coronary syndromes. Clopidogrel does not require routine blood monitoring. Overall tolerability associated with use of clopidogrel appears to be similar to that of aspirin; however, gastrointestinal bleeding may occur less often with clopidogrel.
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644988 tn?1236364548 Following yesterday (second time seeing patients) left work OK but talked myself into negatve spin on the way home, bumped car, house full of kids, tears started and wouldn't stop, coudn't speak to Cristina on phone, woke same today, slowed++, phoned Terri, spoke to her twice also Cristina called, this helped, made myself walk dog but a struggle. Sleep in afternoon was fitful and woke feeling a bit better. Mood lifted through the evening.
Avatar f tn t know when to expect me and they seem to keep a better eye on my mother because of that. Do you see patients who have had a stroke that has thier hand in a splint or is it curled up and swollen. Who prepares the food menu's? Is the food good? How often do they do vitals? I have come in at 4:00 a.m and found my mother sleeping in the clothes she wore the day before...not acceptable to me. how many baths do they get in a week? Does the building have an odor?
Avatar m tn Hi, basal ganglia infarcts are referred to as lacunar stroke. Most patients with an acute stroke might also present with confusion or are sometimes perceived as being confused when there is an expressive or receptive aphasia or a visuospatial neglect phenomenon. Most functional recovery occurs within the first 3 months. After this, further recovery is possible, but it is generally limited. So, if her symptoms are improving you can be optimistic. Good Luck. Regards.
Avatar n tn my mother had a stroke 10 years ago and had a pacemaker put in as a result of low blood pressure.she recently had her pacemaker check-up(annually) and they put her on morphine(4 days) even though she is in no pain.
Avatar m tn Will the medicines controlling the heart rate not lower down the blood pressure, resulting in worsening of stroke? In these subset of patients(acute ischemic stroke & atrial fibrillation), what is the role of anticoagulation?
Avatar n tn Rapid assessment of acute ischemia is critical for the management of acute stroke patiens who may benefit from thrombolytics or neuroprotective therapeutics. Differentiation of acute from chronic stroke, which may all appear hyperintense on T2- Weighted Imaging(T2WI ), is essential in determining the management of patiens.
Avatar m tn t know why the anger happens before the attack, but stroke patients often exhibit anger with no known provocation. Medical research thinks it is because of lesions in the brain causing damage to certain emotional centers. http://www.webmd.com/stroke/news/20020411/anger-danger-in-stroke-patients I wonder the doctor who said it wasn't a stroke was referring to a regular stroke? It may be worth getting a second opinion from another neurologist as she's young to be having TIAs.
Avatar f tn These clots break and travel to the brain where they can form a stroke. If she hand a bland stroke ( from lack of blood flow) doctors will often evaluate the carotids with a duplex scan or the heart with an echocardiogram. In these cases, the stroke is only a symptom of the problems in the neck or the heart. If the problems in the neck and heart are not fixed, the patient can have another stroke.
Avatar n tn My mother suffered from a stroke(multifocal brain haemorrhage)after an attack of acute headache(migrainous) at the age of 35 years.she had hemiplegia left side from which she recovered partially..she is now 60 years old.she has been suffering from parasthesias since then which are extremely distressing and she describes it as a machine whirring continuously inside her mouth and limbs which keeps migrating also from 1 site to another She is a controlled diabetic and hypertensive.
Avatar m tn I am sorry to hear about your medical problems. In volar plate and PIP injuries, early mobilization helps. Hence, physiotherapy is started while on splint and is devised such that hyperextension is avoided. Early mobilization also helps strengthen the joint and reduce stiffness. If you have any apprehensions, please discuss with your doctor. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar n tn Keep good thoughts. Your Mom has youth, awareness of the left side and family support on her side. I am a speech-language pathologist working in both the acute- rehab and acute settings. A good place to aim for is an acute-rehab facility. If your mom isn't too high level or low level (can't walk on her own, but can handle 3 hours of therapy a day) she may qualify for acute-rehab.