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Lifetime Prevalence and Factors Associated with Head Injury among Older People in Low and Middle Income Countries

Traumatic brain injury is a major global public health problem, with around 1.7 million cases recorded annually in the USA alone, corresponding to approximately 0.5% of the country’s population. TBI is generally defined as…

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Portable monitoring and feedback device for lower limb performance training

Editor’s note: mdCurrent-India Editors will alert you to promising new therapeutic technologies that we find around the world that might be appropriate for your practice. An important part of therapy for neurological disorder patients is physical therapy to improve motor function and mobility. Neurological disorder patients often suffer from certain… 

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Basics of neurological disorders for primary care physicians

Neurological disorders include structural, biochemical, or electrical abnormalities in the brain, spinal chord, or the nerves leading to or from them, resulting in a wide range of debilitating symptoms. Neurologic disability is on the rise and may be considered a “hidden” epidemic for India, soon to join the burden of… 

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Antibiotics for treating acute ischemic stroke—a novel idea?

Minocycline 200 mg once daily taken at the time of first stroke symptoms may aid in improving clinical deficits following an acute ischemic stroke (AIS), but more robust and better controlled clinical studies are needed before the antibiotic can be recommended for this indication. “There is an urgent need to… 

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Study finds high risk of recurrence in Indian patients with transient ischemic attack and minor ischemic stroke

A recent study in India tracked the short-term risk of additional events in patients who experienced transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) and minor ischemic strokes (MISs). TIAs and MISs, cerebrovascular events that are not acute, are associated with a risk of recurrence or deterioration. “This is the first Indian data on… 

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Apixaban reduces stroke rates in atrial fibrillation patients with previous stroke or TIA

In a subset of patients that had experienced a previous stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), treatment with the investigational drug apixaban resulted in a reduced rate of stroke and systemic embolism compared with warfarin, according to a recent subset analysis of a major clinical trial. Stroke is the third-leading… 

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Lipid levels not associated with symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage risk

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 1.5 million cases of new stroke occur in India each year, resulting in a loss of over 6 million disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) annually. In a new multicenter, post-hoc analysis of patient registries including more than 1,800 ischemic stroke suffers treated with intravenous… 

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