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Can You Do Too Much to Prevent a Stroke?

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Too many people who are free of symptoms associated with stroke are undergoing surgery to clear carotid arteries, or are having stents inserted, than is justified by available evidence, experts say.

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death among Americans, and a much larger contributor to chronic disability and health care costs than this ranking suggests. There’s no question that preventing strokes is important. But a big question is how best to do so and in whom.


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Project ranks billions of drug interactions

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For decades, drug development was mostly a game of trial and error, with brute-force candidate screens throwing up millions more duds than winners. Researchers are now using computers to get a head start. By analysing the chemical structure of a drug, they can see if it is likely to bind to, or ‘dock’ with, a biological target such as a protein. Such algorithms are particularly useful for finding potentially toxic side effects that may come from unintended dockings to structurally similar, but untargeted, proteins.

 

Last week, researchers presented a computational effort that assesses billions of potential dockings on the basis of drug and protein information held in public databases. The result, a website called Drugable (drugable.com) that is backed by the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), is still in testing, but it will eventually be available for free, allowing researchers to predict how and where a compound might work in the body, purely on the basis of chemical structure

 

more at original : http://www.nature.com/news/project-ranks-billions-of-drug-interactions-1.14245


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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 27, 2013 9:15 PM

The website, containing all this informatio,is called Drugable (drugable.com), and is backed by the US National Library of Medicine It is still in testing, but it will eventually be available for free. 

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Scientists develop at-home 3D video game for stroke patients

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The game helps stroke survivors overcome their motor weakness.

 

Washington: Scientists have developed a therapeutic at-home 3D gaming programme to help stroke patients overcome motor weakness, which affects 80 per cent of survivors.

Hemiparesis is defined as weakness or the inability to move one side of the body, and can be debilitating as it impacts everyday functions such as eating, dressing or grabbing objects, said researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Constraint-induced movement therapy (CI therapy) is an intense treatment recommended for stroke survivors, and improves motor function, as well as the use of impaired upper extremities.

However, less than 1 per cent of those affected by hemiparesis receives the beneficial therapy. "Lack of access, transportation and cost are contributing barriers to receiving CI therapy. To address this disparity, our team developed a 3D gaming system to deliver CI therapy to patients in their homes," said Lynne Gauthier, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation in Ohio State's College of Medicine.

Gauthier, also principal investigator of the study and a neuroscientist, is collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team comprised of clinicians, computer scientists, an electrical engineer and a biomechanist to design an innovative video game incorporating effective ingredients CI therapy.


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Hope it will be available soon for a wide audience

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Why Hospitals Should Fly: The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care: John J. Nance: 9780974386065: Amazon.com: Books

Why Hospitals Should Fly: The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care [John J. Nance] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. This book is a tour de force, and no one but John Nance could have written it.
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GREAT book on improving healthcare safety, thus improving the endresult for the patient. Not only a must read, but a must implement for many hospitals. However it will take some ego-pruning and a BIG paradigm- and culture shift.

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Google Afbeeldingen resultaat voor http://www.oestrategies.com/images/medland_game.jpg

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Intresting visual on where patient experience is important

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Video Games an Effective Tool for Stroke Rehabilitation

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In a recent study, done in collaboration with a team from Sheba Medical Center and funded by the Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant, [Dr. Debbie Rand] found that people recovering from stroke who use video games as a therapeutic method are more physically active during rehabilitation sessions, making more movements overall than those who experience traditional motor therapy.


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SherriSavory's comment, August 16, 2013 12:58 AM
also the Kinect that comes with Xbox can play a really important role in generating physikinetic feedback
world of tanks maps's curator insight, August 18, 2013 1:22 PM

great articles

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Rokivo’s Google Glass experience. Museum becomes fully accessible to deaf people - ROKIVO

Rokivo’s Google Glass experience. Museum becomes fully accessible to deaf people - ROKIVO | patient experience and improvement | Scoop.it
Presented today at the Egyptian Antiquities Museum in Turin (Italy) the prototype of the first application designed for a wearable device that allows to translate cultural contents from a written language into sign language.
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bol.com | Als disney de baas was in uw ziekenhuis, Fred Lee | Boeken

bol.com | Als disney de baas was in uw ziekenhuis, Fred Lee | Boeken | patient experience and improvement | Scoop.it
Dit meesterwerk van de door verpleegkundigen (moeder én echtgenote) omringde Fred Lee, stelt daadwerkelijk de perceptie en beleving van de patiënt centraal. Uiterst leerzaam voor dokters die zelf nooit patiënt zijn geweest.
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Zeer leerzaam voor iedereen, vooral voor medewerkers en chefs in de zorg.

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If Disney Ran Your Hospital: 9 1/2 Things You Would Do Differently: Fred Lee: 9780974386010: Amazon.com: Books

If Disney Ran Your Hospital: 9 1/2 Things You Would Do Differently [Fred Lee] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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Terrific book on enhancing patient experience. It takes a paradigm shift for many hospitals to view their institution as a patient centered environment. 

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