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CLINICAL QUESTION Are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) associated with better recovery after stroke? BOTTOM LINE SSRIs may be associated with improved recovery after stroke, even in persons without depression. However, much of the evidence is of poor quality. Large, high-quality trials are needed to evaluate the validity of the current(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been considered as one of the risk factors for ischemic stroke, but the impact of OSA on wake-up stroke (WUS) is not well studied. We aimed to determine the relationship between OSA and WUS. We prospectively recruited 71 patients with mild to moderate ischemic stroke during hospitalization. Patients were classified into WUS(More)
E ach year, about 16 million people in the world experience a first-ever stroke. Of these, about 5.7 million die and another 5 million remain disabled. 1 Although there are effective treatments that restore brain perfusion and minimize complications and recurrent stroke, there is no treatment proven to facilitate neurological recovery after stroke. A recent(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the clinical significance, manifestations, microbiological characteristics and outcomes of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) isolates, and compare the clinical features of community- and healthcare-acquired CRE isolates. A total of 78 patients were identified to have CRE. Klebsiella pneumoniae was the most(More)
which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. An 83-year-old man presented with acute onset of consciousness disturbance and dyspnea. He had a history of diabetes mel-litus and congestive heart failure. However, there was no fever, chills, cough, sputum, vomiting,(More)
BACKGROUND Perceived sleep quality may play an important role in diagnosis and therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, few studies have assessed factors that are associated with perceived sleep quality in OSA patients. Hypoxemia depresses the central nervous system and attenuates the perceived respiratory load in asthmatic patients. This study(More)
Secondary parkinsonism has comprised about 20 to 40 percent of all parkinsonism patients in movement disorders clinic. Most of them are induced by certain medications. About 5 to 10 percent of these patients are caused by sudden vascular events, who suffer from their parkinsonism abruptly, and usually of aged people with quite apparent stroke risk factors.(More)
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