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Drug shows promise in reducing deadly brain swelling after stroke
Cases of potentially deadly brain damage as a result of stroke could be reduced after new research identified a pathway in the brain that causes swelling, and which responds to an innovative treatment. (2020-03-02)
Novel use of robotics for neuroendovascular procedures
The advanced technology has the potential to change acute stroke treatment. (2020-03-02)
Omega-3 fats do not protect against cancer
Omega-3 fats do not protect against cancer -- according to new University of East Anglia research. (2020-02-28)
Eating a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables, soy linked to lower stroke risk
People who eat a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables and soy may have a lower risk of stroke than people who eat a diet that includes meat and fish, according to a study published in the February 26, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2020-02-27)
New study shows vision rehab treatment effective for stroke and injury related blindness
Jose Romano, Chief of the Stroke Division at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, co-authored a recently published international study that shows that visual rehabilitation is effective for patients who have suffered vision loss related to stroke or traumatic brain injury. (2020-02-24)
Study of 418,000 Europeans finds different foods linked to different types of stroke
Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, according to the largest study to investigate this, published in the European Heart Journal. (2020-02-23)
Mechanical clot removal without clot busters may be sufficient stroke treatment
Mechanical clot removal alone may be as effective as combining it with intravenous (IV) clot-busting medications for stroke patients. (2020-02-21)
Telemonitoring plus phone counseling lowers blood pressure among black and Hispanic stroke survivors
Minority stroke survivors experience better blood pressure control when lifestyle counseling by phone from a nurse is added to home blood pressure telemonitoring. (2020-02-21)
Study finds trend toward benefit in using blood-clotting agent for bleeding stroke
There are few treatment options for bleeding stroke. There was a trend towards reduced growth of brain bleeds in those treated with the antifibrinolytic agent tranexamic acid within 4.5 hours of stroke onset, compared to those treated with placebo. (2020-02-21)
Leg pain medication may prevent re-blockage of neck arteries after a stent
Adding cilostazol, an antiplatelet medication for leg pain, to other drugs tended to prevent re-blockage of carotid artery stents within two years. (2020-02-21)
Secondary analysis confirms safety of blood thinning agent
The blood thinner apixaban, which treats and prevents blood clots in some people with irregular heart rhythm, is safe and effective in stroke patients. (2020-02-21)
Surgeons successfully treat brain aneurysms using a robot
A robot was used to treat brain aneurysms for the first time. (2020-02-21)
Fast treatment via mobile stroke unit reduced survivor disability
Stroke patients were more likely to get clot-busting treatment and received it faster if treatment started in a mobile stroke unit, an ambulance specially equipped to provide treatment. (2020-02-20)
Follow-up study suggests brain stents are safe and effective for reducing recurrent stroke risk
Placing stents in cholesterol-clogged brain arteries may be an option to reduce the risk of a repeat stroke. (2020-02-20)
Wearable brain stimulation could safely improve motor function after stroke
A new, non-invasive wearable magnetic device that stimulates the brain to rewire itself is safe and could improve recovery for stroke survivors. (2020-02-20)
Lower dose of newer clot-buster may be appropriate for some stroke patients
In a comparison of 0.25mg/kg and 0.40mg/kg doses of the newer and more convenient clot-busting medication tenecteplase, there was no advantage in increasing the dose above 0.25mg/kg in stroke patients who planned to have mechanical clot retrieval. (2020-02-20)
Research shows new drug helps to preserve brain cells for a time after stroke
After 50 years of research and the testing of over 1,000 drugs, there is new hope for preserving brain cells for a time after stroke. (2020-02-20)
B cells may travel to remote areas of the brain to improve stroke recovery
New University of Kentucky research shows that the immune system may target other remote areas of the brain to improve recovery after a stroke. (2020-02-17)
New model may help predict stroke risk in adults with migraine and aura
Simple risk score prediction model may help determine stroke risk in adults who have migraine with aura. (2020-02-12)
Portable MRIs bring diagnostics to stroke patients' bedside
For the first time, portable, low-field MRIs have successfully imaged patients' brains to evaluate stroke at their bedside. (2020-02-12)
Damaged eye vessels may indicate higher stroke risk for adults with diabetes
Damage to small blood vessels of the eye may be a marker for heightened risk of stroke in people with diabetes. (2020-02-12)
Shingles vaccine may also reduce stroke risk
The shingles vaccine appears to reduce stroke risk by about 16% in older adults. (2020-02-12)
Optimism reduces stroke severity, inflammation
Optimistic stroke survivors had lower inflammation levels, reduced stroke severity and less initial physical disability after three months compared to less optimistic survivors, according to the findings of a small study. (2020-02-12)
More stroke awareness, better eating habits may help reduce stroke risk for young adult African-Americans
Young African-Americans are experiencing higher rates of stroke because of health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, yet their perception of their stroke risk is low. (2020-02-12)
Sex hormone-related protein levels may impact stroke risk in women
Women with lower blood levels of a protein that binds to and transports sex hormones like estradiol and testosterone may have a higher risk of ischemic stroke. (2020-02-12)
Smoking rates falling in adults, but stroke survivors' smoking rates remain steady
While the rate of Americans who smoke tobacco has fallen steadily over the last two decades, the rate of stroke survivors who smoke has not changed significantly. (2020-02-12)
Golfing regularly could be a hole-in-one for older adults' health
Regularly golfing, at least once per month, was found to lower the risk of death among older adults. (2020-02-12)
Stimulation of nerve cluster during stroke may have beneficial effects
Promising new stimulation treatment increases blood flow to the brain, improves hand strength in patients with minor stroke and may decrease disability in many patients with stroke. (2020-02-12)
Moving later in life may not lower cognitive decline linked to Stroke Belt
People who spent their childhood or early adulthood in the Stroke Belt are more likely to develop cognitive impairment later, even if they have moved away. (2020-02-12)
Blacks, Hispanics of Caribbean descent have higher stroke risk than white neighbors
Both blacks and Hispanics, mostly of Caribbean descent, were found to have a higher risk of stroke than non-Hispanic whites living in the same New York City neighborhoods. (2020-02-12)
Gum disease, inflammation, hardened arteries may be linked to stroke risk
Two studies raise the possibility that treating gum disease may help prevent the development of artery blockage, thus reducing stroke risk. (2020-02-12)
Genetics enhance sex's role as a stroke, heart attack risk factor
Genetics enhances the role sex plays to increase the risk of stroke and heart attack in healthy middle-aged adults. (2020-02-12)
Developing seizures after stroke may increase risk of death, disability
Developing seizures after severe stroke was linked to higher risk of death or disability. (2020-02-12)
AJR: Smartphone, laptop prove reliable and accurate for acute ischemic stroke decision
A unique assessment of imaging-based recommendations for the administration of IV recombinant tissue plasminogen activator based on unenhanced brain CT scans, the results published ahead-of-print in this April article from the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) constitute a strong foundation for the development of mobile-based telestroke services because they increase neuroradiologist availability and the possibility of using reperfusion therapies in resource-limited countries. (2020-02-12)
Stroke: Macrophages migrate from the blood
Macrophages are part of the innate immune system and essential for brain development and function. (2020-02-11)
Retinoid X receptor boosts brain recovery after stroke in preclinical trial
A regulator of gene expression, retinoid X receptor (RXR), can boost scavenging cells in their mission to clear the brain of dead cells and debris after a stroke, thus limiting inflammation and improving recovery, according to preclinical research led by Jarek Aronowski, M.D., Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2020-02-05)
Blood test identifies risk of disease linked to stroke and dementia
A UCLA-led study has found that levels of six proteins in the blood can be used to gauge a person's risk for cerebral small vessel disease, a brain disease that affects an estimated 11 million older adults in the U.S. (2020-02-03)
Army research may improve stroke, TBI treatment
New Army research provides a better understanding of the swelling that occurs in the brain during a stroke, which could contribute to new treatment strategies for stroke patients and have potential implications for traumatic brain injuries. (2020-01-31)
Brain drowns in its own fluid after a stroke
Cerebral edema, swelling that occurs in the brain, is a severe and potentially fatal complication of stroke. (2020-01-30)
Who receives advanced stroke care? It may depend on traffic
When someone has an acute stroke, access to specialized care may be dependent on traffic conditions that most adversely affect socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods. (2020-01-29)
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