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The Short Window for Ischemic Stroke Treatment: Why Moving Fast Matters

Diagnosing a stroke is a bit like spilling red wine on white carpet. If you catch it immediately, you can grab the glass before too much has spilled, and you can blot out the dark red hue with a wet paper towel and a stain remover; it might not even leave ...

Source: WAND
Published: 03 Oct 2018

Surviving a stroke: Quick action, treatment make the difference

When a stroke strikes, quick action and the right treatment can mean the difference between life and death. Just ask Jennifer Holley. Holley, 29, took a pain pill after dinner on July 26 for a pounding headache, thinking it was a migraine. However, when ...

Source: The Daily Reflector
Published: 12 Oct 2018

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack, stroke danger in diabetics

Those who had weight loss surgery had a 40 percent lower chance of developing a heart attack or stroke in the five years following ... brought up that weight loss surgery is another available treatment option," Arterburn said. Researchers analyzed records ...

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Nashoba Valley Medical Center lauded for treatment of stroke

AYER -- Nashoba Valley Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients ...

Source: The Lowell Sun
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Life-saving stroke treatment focus of new research

A life-saving procedure to remove blood clots in stroke patients is the focus of a study being led by a specialist anaesthetist in a collaboration between anaesthetists, radiologists and neurologists at Auckland City, Wellington Regional and Christchurch ...

Source: Scoop
Published: 16 Oct 2018

UVA Health System deploys always-connected telemedicine toolkits in ambulances for faster stroke care

University of Virginia Health System deploys iTREAT (Improving Treatment with Rapid Evaluation of Acute Stroke via Mobile Telemedicine) telemedicine toolkits in ambulances for stroke victims. With constant connectivity being an essential part of this ...

Source: EMS1
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Australia’s Government Advances a New Era in Stroke Treatment

This week the Australian government has taken a noteworthy step forward, announcing it will invest funds to commence study of a new kind of drug treatment, perispinal etanercept (PSE), for chronic stroke dysfunction in Australia. Source: Institute of ...

Source: Virtual-Strategy
Published: 11 Oct 2018

Quick recognition, treatment help Maine stroke survivor recover in hours

A month before Sarah's stroke, Jim Belliveau learned the signs of stroke from a public service announcement on the radio. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Belliveau) Before her pre-dawn runs, Sarah ...

Source: Knowridge
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Diagnosing Stroke: The Key Factors Doctors Must Know Before Treatment

If you think you’re having symptoms of a stroke, getting to the emergency room promptly is critical. Don’t “wait and see” if it’s a false alarm, and don’t take an aspirin at home. Call an ambulance and get professional care ASAP. Once you’re ...

Source: WAND
Published: 03 Oct 2018

Loyola launches research program to study new treatment for stroke, spinal cord injury

Loyola Medicine has launched a research program to study a new treatment approach for stroke and spinal cord injury patients that involves electrically stimulating nerves. The Kalmanovitz Central Nervous System Repair Research Program is funded by a $ ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 07 Oct 2018

Northwestern Medicine expands Telestroke program to Kishwaukee, Valley West hospitals

DeKALB – Time is of the essence when someone shows symptoms of a stroke. Now, patients at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital should have a better chance at recovery thanks to a new system that will connect them with neurologists miles away.

Source: Daily Chronicle
Published: 12 Oct 2018

Community-based intervention lowers BP in Hispanic patients with stroke

The usual care group received standard stroke treatment plus American Heart Association stroke pamphlets in English and Spanish. “The study evolved as part of a partnership with community stroke survivor groups who were part of the SWIFT study,” Boden ...

Source: Healio
Published: 08 Oct 2018

Interpreters are key for stroke patients struggling to understand

The vascular neurologist said stroke patients who've needed an interpreter but aren't provided one don't understand their health condition and don't take the medications prescribed to stave off ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 12 Oct 2018

Diabetes Common in Patients With Ischemic, Hemorrhagic Stroke

The researchers performed a meta-analyses on 39 studies (n = 359,783 patients) assessing the prevalence of diabetes in stroke cohorts; diabetes was defined based on patient history, use of antidiabetic medications, or biochemical diagnostic methods.

Source: Clinical Advisor
Published: 05 Oct 2018

You Could Be More Prone to Heat Stroke If You Have One of These 6 Health Issues

Those over age 65 tend to not adapt quickly to changes in temperature, and they are more likely to be on certain medications that affect the body’s thermoregulation. Adults over 65 made up 36 percent of fatalities from heat stroke between 1999 and 2010 ...

Source: WBOC
Published: 03 Oct 2018

Light Exercise Might Lessen Stroke Severity, Study Indicates

co-author of an accompanying editorial and a researcher at Boston University School of Medicine. "Regular exercise helps the brain to maintain healthy arteries that have more complex networks," Spartano said by email. "So when a blockage [stroke] happens ...

Source: Voice of America
Published: 04 Oct 2018

Individuals who walk regularly have reduced risk of severe stroke

"It is remarkable that even light physical activity can have such a clear link to stroke outcomes," says Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen, professor of rehabilitation medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The study shows no ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 12 Oct 2018

Stroke treatment has come a long way

The bad news: People having a stroke may not recognize it as such, sometimes mistaking it for a pinched nerve, a migraine, or a tingling sensation that will go away. The good news: Fairfield County hospitals offer the latest treatment techniques that open ...

Source: Wilton Bulletin
Published: 11 Oct 2018

Molecule studies reveal potential treatment for stroke patients

A cartoon representation unveiled by the study shows the closed-like state of the PDZ domains. Credit: Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-06133-0 In an extension of research published ...

Published: 03 Oct 2018

AHA: Interpreters Are Key for Stroke Patients Struggling to Understand

Having information in their native language is especially critical for people having a stroke, the fifth-leading cause of death among Americans and a main cause of disability among adults. Getting treatment soon after symptoms begin may mean the difference ...

Published: 11 Oct 2018

Novel MRI method measures myelin in MS, stroke, TBI patients to evaluate therapy, recovery

as reported by the University of Washington School of Medicine. “For instance, with a stroke there is a chemical death of brain tissue–neurons, glial cells–and disruption of myelin,” Yarnykh said in a prepared statement. “As neurons ...

Source: Health Imaging
Published: 03 Oct 2018

Study Finds Yo-Yo Cardio Readings Tied to Heart Attacks and Stroke, Even in Healthy People

If you experience fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, or blood sugar level, you may be at a higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and premature death ... of endocrinology at the College of Medicine of the Catholic University of Korea ...

Source: Everyday Health
Published: 10 Oct 2018

Margate: Save Our NHS in Kent campaigners stand by claims made against Kent stroke review

"Every minute in which a large vessel ischemic stroke is untreated, the average patient loses 1.9 million neurons, 13.8 billion synapses, and 12 km (seven miles) of axonal fibers. "Each hour in which treatment fails to occur, the brain loses as many ...

Source: Kent Online
Published: 12 Oct 2018

New England Wellness Solutions to present at stroke support group meeting

New England Wellness Solutions will present at the South Shore Hospital’s stroke support group from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18 on the second floor in the OB classroom, 55 Fogg Road, Weymouth. Spencer Greene, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine ...

Published: 16 Oct 2018

ProMed to participate in pilot stroke telemedicine program

The goal of the program is to detect whether a patient is having a stroke while in the ambulance in order to shorten the time between arriving somewhere and getting treatment. The program is funded by the Arkansas Department of Health, organized by ...

Source: El Dorado News-Times
Published: 10 Oct 2018

Hospitals Using Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Program Offer Better Quality Care in Ischemic Stroke

Additional measures included evaluation of lipid profile, provision of antithrombotic therapy and/or statin medications at discharge, neurologist assessment, weight loss and exercise therapy, rehabilitation assessment, and education on stroke etiology.

Published: 11 Oct 2018

PSD-95 molecule reveal potential treatment for stroke patients

A novel hybrid approach has revealed a 3D structure of a protein fragment that could serve as a drug target in treating stroke patients… A novel hybrid approach has revealed a 3D structure of a protein fragment that could serve as a drug target in ...

Published: 03 Oct 2018

Antiepileptic drug associated with increased risk of stroke – study shows

The risk of stroke was particularly elevated for the first three months of antiepileptic drug use, and remained elevated after accounting for several chronic disorders, socioeconomic position and use of concomitant medications. According to another recent ...

Source: Medical Plastics News
Published: 10 Oct 2018