Stroke

Aspirin Green Light For Brain Bleed Stroke Patients, Study Suggests

People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain -- known as brain haemorrhage -- can take common medicines without raising their risk of another stroke, a major clinical trial has found. Researchers say the findings are reassuring for the...
Related topics: Aspirin, Medical Research, Clinical Trials

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Blood Proteins Help Predict Risk Of Developing Heart Failure

Two blood proteins help predict more accurately the risk for heart attack, stroke and heart failure hospitalization.
Related topics: Proteins, Heart Failure

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A Medical Student’s Biggest Fear

It was the last week of my EMS elective. I was incredibly lucky to ride with one of the EMS captains who was eager to take me to any call that sounded interesting. We were called to a possible stroke. An 82-year-old woman with sudden-onset...

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Stroke Risk Study On Eggs And Cholesterol Has Good News For Dieters

The research surrounding egg consumption, overall dietary cholesterol levels, and stroke risk remains murky. Some studies have found a link between diets high in cholesterol and stroke risk, while others have offered opposite findings, highlighting...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cholesterol

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Key Acid-activated Protein Channel Identified

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a long-sought protein, the proton-activated chloride channel (PAC), that is activated in acidic environments and could protect against the tissue-damaging effects of stroke, heart attack, cancer and...
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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New Recommendations For Stroke Systems Of Care To Improve Patient Outcomes

To translate advances in scientific knowledge and innovations in stroke care into improvements in patient outcomes, comprehensive stroke systems of care must be in place to facilitate optimal stroke care delivery. New recommendations support...

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Stroke Patient Makes Full Recovery, Runs Two Marathons In Five Months

Meditation techniques helped Gregory Rutchik make it through his stroke when he was just 51 years old. Now those techniques are helping him keep his cool while running marathons.

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Key Acid-activated Protein Channel Identified

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a long-sought protein, the proton-activated chloride channel (PAC), that is activated in acidic environments and could protect against the tissue-damaging effects of stroke, heart attack, cancer and...
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Dabigatran And Stroke; Osa And Surgery Results; It's Podmed Double T!

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include predicting kidney rejection and CV outcomes with glucosamine supplements

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Medical News Today: How A Parasitic Fish Could Help Us Fight Brain Cancer And Stroke

New research in mice suggests that molecules derived from a species of parasitic fish could help tackle cancer and other conditions in the brain.
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Benefits Of Tpa For Stroke Extend To 9 Hours Post-onset

(MedPage Today) -- Advanced imaging helps confirm which patients may benefit from thrombolysis with alteplase 4.5-9 hours after stroke

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Another Noac Flops For Prevention After Cryptogenic Stroke

(MedPage Today) -- Head-to-head trial with aspirin yielded no fewer recurrent strokes
Related topics: Aspirin

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Long-term Decline In Stroke Greater In Older Adults

Although the occurrence of first-ever ischemic stroke (strokes due to a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain) at middle age has been decreasing over time, researchers have found that the decline is not as steep as seen in older adults.
Related topics: Ischemic Stroke, Medical Research

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Jawless Fish Take A Bite Out Of The Blood-brain Barrier

A jawless parasitic fish could help lead the way to more effective treatments for multiple brain ailments, including cancer, trauma and stroke. Researchers borrowed molecules from the immune system of the parasitic sea lamprey to deliver anti-cancer...
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Use Of Rehab After Ischemic Stroke Varies In Acute Care

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- There is considerable variation in the use of rehabilitation services in the acute care setting following ischemic stroke, according to a study published in the May issue of Physical Therapy. Amit Kumar, Ph.D., from...
Related topics: Ischemic Stroke, Medical Research

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Gw Researcher Seeks To Improve Diagnostic Utility Of Neonatal Eegs

A researcher at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences is working to improve diagnostic utility of neonatal EEGs thanks to grant awards from the National Eye Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Mindful Music Listening Aids Cognitive Recovery After Stroke

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 -- Music listening interventions appear to be a promising approach to improving cognitive recovery following a stroke, according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Stroke. Satu Baylan, Ph.D., from...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Plaque In Arteries May Not All Be The Same; Targeting Specific Immune Cells In Plaque May Reduce...

A specific type of immune cell is more commonly found in arterial plaque from patients suffering from a recent stroke or mini-stroke, according to preliminary research.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Late Tx Of Stroke; 'low Normal' Apgar; It's Podmed Double T!

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include progesterone in threatened miscarriage and Mohs surgery use

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Novel Carotid Filter Aims For Stroke Prevention In Afib

(MedPage Today) -- Early data pave a path for anticoagulant-ineligible patients

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