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Innovative tech provides comprehensive stroke care for even the most complex patients

In the past several years, the medical communities' ability to treat stroke has improved tremendously. Because the window for treatment for a stroke is so narrow, EvergreenHealth prioritizes innovation within the field, and keeping up on the latest ...

Source: KING5
Published: 12 Dec 2018

Study points to optimal blood pressure treatment for stroke patients

Aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Georgia. But lowering blood ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 10 Dec 2018

NY hospital going mobile with 2 stroke emergency units

STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Stony Brook University Hospital plans to launch two mobile units in the spring—rolling emergency rooms—designed to reach stroke patients within the critical moments when intravenous brain-sparing medications can dramatically ...

Source: EMS1
Published: 10 Dec 2018

CERENOVUS Launches Largest Global Registry to Study Stroke-Inducing Blood Clots Removed by Thrombectomy

3 In the U.S. alone, the economic burden of stroke is estimated at $34 billion annually, which includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity. 4 About CERENOVUS ...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 10 Dec 2018

New UGA study points to optimal hypertension treatment for stroke patients

Aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Georgia. Sixty percent of stroke patients admitted to U.S. emergency rooms have elevated ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 11 Dec 2018

Treatment with Novel Stroke Device Has 39-Year-Old Stroke Survivor Returning to Marathon Form

(BPT) - When Angela (Angie) Kohler, then 37 years old, arrived at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, her speech was slurred, she couldn’t move the left side of her body and she didn’t understand what was happening to her. Just less than an hour ...

Source: Odessa American
Published: 05 Dec 2018

New Collaboration in $45M Clinical Trial to Test Sleep Apnea Treatment in Stroke Survivors

Atlanta-based FusionHealth is collaborating with the University of Michigan for a clinical trial called Sleep SMART (Sleep for Stroke Management and Recovery Trial), during which researchers will investigate whether obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis and ...

Source: Sleep Review
Published: 06 Dec 2018

What You Need to Know About a Thrombotic Stroke

High cholesterol is the primary risk factor for large vessel thrombotic strokes. The current standard treatment for an ischemic stroke is a “clot buster” drug called alteplase. This tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) must be given via a vein within 4.5 ...

Source: Healthline
Published: 01 Dec 2018

Why you’re more likely to die of stroke than HIV or cancer

For example, symptoms of stroke are not recognised or taken seriously. Then there are in-hospital delays in assessment and treatment, and the distances patients have to travel to get to a unit that can provide stroke care,” says Dr Sokhi. ALSO READ ...

Source: standardmedia.co.ke
Published: 07 Dec 2018

Acupuncture MRI Results After Ischemic Stroke

The treatment group patients were diagnosed with ischemic stroke. The control group subjects included healthy volunteers. The statistical breakdown for each group was as follows. The treatment group was comprised of 10 males and 10 females. The mean age of ...

Source: HealthCMi
Published: 07 Dec 2018

FDA: ‘Rare but serious’ risk of stroke with MS drug alemtuzumab

hemorrhagic stroke or arterial dissection related to use of the medication. The FDA first approved alemtuzumab for the treatment of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2001, under the brand name Campath, according to a statement. In 2014, the agency ...

Source: cardiovascularbusiness.com
Published: 06 Dec 2018

Acute stroke thrombolysis worked safely despite GI bleed or malignancy

Dr. Inohara and his associates determined patients’ mortality during their stroke hospitalization ... otherwise qualified for thrombolytic therapy but did not receive this treatment. This meant that overall, in this large U.S. experience, 136 of 284 ...

Source: The Hospitalist
Published: 07 Dec 2018

Physician's Decision to Discontinue Med Leads to Lawsuit After Patient Suffers Stroke

He was quickly diagnosed as having an evolving stroke from a clot in his brain. Because he had been brought to the emergency department so quickly, he was within the window of time to be given clot-busting medication. However, despite the rapid treatment ...

Source: Monthly Prescribing Reference
Published: 03 Dec 2018

Numbers to know: St. Cloud stroke treatment

St. Cloud Hospital spent nearly a decade improving stroke care. Here's how it looks today. St. Cloud Hospital has spent nearly a decade improving its stroke care. Here's how it looks today compared to national benchmarks. Check out this story on sctimes ...

Source: St. Cloud Times
Published: 01 Dec 2018

Majority of people at risk for heart disease and stroke have excess belly fat

However, based on new research, even those of normal weight could be at a higher risk of developing heart disease or stroke because of excess belly ... cardiovascular risk factors so that comprehensive treatment and advice can be given,” said researcher ...

Source: ConsumerAffairs
Published: 07 Dec 2018

Pneumonia and Urinary Tract Infections Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attack & Ischemic Stroke

This percentage was slightly lower for those in the stroke category, at only 30 percent. The data was gathered from both inpatient and outpatient care facilities. The findings were relevant for both types of treatment services, but those in inpatient care ...

Source: Bel Marra Health
Published: 03 Dec 2018

WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center named in top 100 for stroke care

PARKERSBURG –WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center was named among the 100 best hospitals for stroke care and rated in the top 100 in the nation for patient safety in the categories of cardiac and orthopedic care, according to two national studies ...

Source: Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Published: 02 Dec 2018

Optimal blood pressure treatment for stroke patients

Aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term, according to a new study. Aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term, according to a new study ...

Source: Science Daily
Published: 10 Dec 2018

FusionHealth Announces New Collaboration in $45M Clinical Trial to Test Sleep Apnea Treatment in Stroke Survivors

ATLANTA, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta-based FusionHealth announced today a new research collaboration with the University of Michigan for a clinical trial called Sleep SMART (Sleep for Stroke Management and Recovery Trial), during which ...

Source: PR Newswire
Published: 04 Dec 2018

FDA warns of rare stroke risk with MS drug

If patients taking alemtuzumab develop signs or symptoms of a stroke or arterial dissection, they or their caregivers must seek emergency treatment as soon as possible. Symptoms can include ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 05 Dec 2018

YOUR HEALTH: Buying you valuable time after a stroke

RAPID stroke technology provides faster visualization with extremely accurate scans. That enables surgeons to make split-second decisions on the most effective treatment.

Source: WQAD
Published: 06 Dec 2018

BioTime Announces Publication of Positive Preclinical Results Utilizing Proprietary HyStem® Platform in Ischemic Stroke

The Department of Neurosurgery supports over 30 active labs investigating everything from brain injury, deep brain stimulation, brain tumors, epilepsy, pathophysiology and treatment of acute stroke, to the effects of stress and aging on the nervous system.

Source: The Register-Herald
Published: 04 Dec 2018

Many people at risk of heart disease and stroke have excess abdominal fat

Nearly two-thirds of people who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke have excess fat around the middle ... Furthermore, many people who were not taking either form of treatment, had high blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels.

Source: News Medical
Published: 07 Dec 2018

Nearly two-thirds of people at high risk of heart disease and stroke have excess belly fat

People are often unaware that they need treatment - for example they visit their GP for ... "Public health initiatives will also help to prevent heart disease and stroke," Professor Kotseva highlighted. "This includes smoking bans, taxing foods high ...

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 07 Dec 2018

FDA Warns of Stroke, Dissection Risk With MS Drug Alemtuzumab

One patient who suffered hemorrhagic stroke died. Ten of the cases occurred in the United States, and three occurred in Europe. For 12 of the 13 patients, these adverse events occurred within 1 day after initiating treatment with alemtuzumab. The FDA said ...

Source: Medscape
Published: 29 Nov 2018

FDA Warns of Stroke and Arterial Dissection Risk With MS Drug

Lemtrada was approved in 2014 for the treatment of relapsing MS. The FDA says since then the agency has received reports of 13 cases of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke or arterial dissection from around the world. The safety announcement states that 12 of ...

Source: TCTMD
Published: 29 Nov 2018

Quick Take:Effect of Cerebellar Stimulation on Gait and Balance Recovery in Patients With Hemiparetic Stroke: A Randomized Clinical Trial

34 patients were randomized to receive a 3-week treatment of CRB-iTBS coupled with physiotherapy or sham iTBS, to determine whether CRB-iTBS can improve balance and gait functions in patients with hemiparesis due to stroke. The primary outcome was the ...

Source: 2minutemedicine.com
Published: 08 Dec 2018

BioTime (BTX) Announces Publication of Positive Preclinical Results Utilizing Proprietary HyStem Platform in Ischemic Stroke

Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of death and disability ... in rats treated with hydrogel + BDNF(HIGH), particularly six to eight weeks following treatment implantation. Infarct volume was reduced in rats treated with hydrogel + BDNF(HIGH) as were ...

Source: StreetInsider
Published: 04 Dec 2018

FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With Multiple Sclerosis Drug

If patients taking alemtuzumab develop signs or symptoms of a stroke or arterial dissection, they or their caregivers must seek emergency treatment as soon as possible. Symptoms can include: sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arms, or legs ...

Source: Doctors Lounge
Published: 06 Dec 2018

Lemtrada’s Use Carries Rare But Serious Risk of Stroke and Artery Tears, FDA Warns

Patients and their caregivers are strongly advised to seek emergency treatment if the patient experiences signs or symptoms of a stroke or tears in head and neck arteries. These signs include ...

Source: Multiple Sclerosis News
Published: 03 Dec 2018