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IMPROVE Trials: Improving Recovery and Outcomes Every Day after the ICU

The primary outcome of IMPROVE is to determine the effects of the combined physical exercise and cognitive training on the cognitive function of ICU survivors aged 50 and older. 

The secondary outcomes of IMPROVE are to determine the effects of the combined physical exercise and cognitive training on physical performance, anxiety and depressive symptoms, and quality of life of this patient population, and to examine the mechanisms of action of combined training by measuring biomarkers relevant to delirium and dementia

To Assess Different General Anesthesia Methods with Tumor Metastasis

A study designed to assess whether different anesthesia methods were associated with tumor metastasis during the perioperative period and the possible molecular mechanisms of tumor metastasis. General anesthesia and general anesthesia combined with an epidural block before hepatectomy were conducted on tumor-bearing rats. The present study compared the anti-metastatic effect of GA and GEA on tumor-bearing rats with hepatectomy.

Low-titer Group “O” Single-Donor Platelets Prepared with Platelet Additive Solution

At present, there are no published reports on the effect of platelet additive solutions (PAS) on quality parameters and in vitro variables of SDP from India.

The present study was conducted to explore the feasibility of using PAS for making low-titer group “O” units which can be transfused across the ABO barrier and also maintain acceptable standards for quality parameters over the duration of storage (5 days) when compared with PC produced with 100% plasma.

Incidence of STEMI and Hockey Games

The thrill of a hockey victory may put younger men at an increased risk for heart attack. A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology found an increase in hospital admissions for men under 55 presenting with symptoms of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or heart attack the day after a Montreal Canadiens win. There was little evidence within the general population of a relationship between watching hockey games and the incidence of STEMI.

A Method To Accelerate Motor Skill Recovery After A Stroke

Researchers have demonstrated a method to accelerate motor skill recovery after a stroke by helping the brain reorganize itself more quickly. In a preclinical study, the scientists paired vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) with a physical therapy task aimed at improving the function of an upper limb in rodents. The study was published in the journal Stroke.