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Global COVID-19 registry finds strokes associated with COVID-19 are more severe, have worse outcomes and higher mortality
Patients with COVID-19 who have an acute ischemic stroke (AIS) experience more severe strokes, have worse functional outcomes and are more likely to die of stroke than AIS patients who do not have COVID-19. (2020-07-10)
A novel therapeutic target for recovery after stroke
IBS researchers have discovered a new mechanism to explain the effects of subcortical strokes and a new possible therapeutic approach. (2020-07-07)
Coronary calcium scoring: Personalized preventive care for those most at risk
An imaging test called coronary calcium scoring can help doctors to make the right recommendation about the use of statin therapy. (2020-07-06)
Stretching your legs may help prevent diseases such as heart diseases and diabetes
New research published today in The Journal of Physiology shows that 12 weeks of easy-to-administer passive stretching helps improve blood flow by making it easier for your arteries to dilate and decreasing their stiffness. (2020-07-02)
New drug reduces stroke damage in mice
Mice that received an injection of a new experimental drug, TAT-DP-2, after a stroke had smaller areas of damage, and their long-term neurological function was better than that of untreated animals. (2020-07-01)
Research shows COVID-19 is an independent risk factor for acute ischemic stroke
COVID-19 infection is significantly associated with strokes, and patients with COVID-19 should undergo more aggressive monitoring for stroke. (2020-06-25)
The Lancet Psychiatry: First UK-wide study describes brain complications in some patients with severe COVID-19
A study of 153 patients treated in UK hospitals during the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic describes a range of neurological and psychiatric complications that may be linked to the disease and is published today in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. (2020-06-25)
Better measure of 'good cholesterol' can gauge heart attack and stroke risk in some populations
For decades, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol has been dubbed 'good cholesterol' because of its role in moving fats and other cholesterol molecules out of artery walls. (2020-06-22)
Disparities in stroke care at urban vs. rural hospitals impacts quality of care, patient survival
Stroke patients in rural areas are less likely to get the most advanced treatments and are more likely to die before leaving the hospital than people treated for stroke at hospitals in urban areas. (2020-06-18)
Stroke survival rates worse in rural areas, study says
A major US study reveals large gaps between urban and rural patients in quality of care received after a stroke and rates of survival. (2020-06-18)
Without intervention, a 70% reduction in strokes or death in patients with brain AVMs
For people with a brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a congenital vascular system defect, fate has a name: stroke. (2020-06-17)
Risk of stroke may more than double for African Americans who smoke
Current cigarette smoking and the number of cigarettes smoked per day are associated with more than double the risk of stroke among African Americans. (2020-06-10)
NIH study links cigarette smoking to higher stroke risk in African Americans
African Americans who smoke are nearly 2.5 times more likely to have a stroke than those who never smoked, while former smokers show a similarly lower risk as never smokers, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health. (2020-06-10)
Ischemic stroke rates decrease during COVID-19 pandemic
Research reveals fewer people have been admitted to stroke centers in Michigan and northwest Ohio since the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, and significantly fewer patients received a mechanical thrombectomy for their ischemic stroke. (2020-06-09)
Rate over time of stroke caused by brain bleeding
This observational study looked at the rate and risk factors of stroke caused by bleeding within the brain (intracerebral hemorrhage) between 1948 and 2016 among 10,000 participants in the Framingham Heart Study. (2020-06-08)
Protecting the neuronal architecture
Protecting nerve cells from losing their characteristic extensions, the dendrites, can reduce brain damage after a stroke. (2020-06-05)
Coronavirus linked to stroke in otherwise healthy young people
Preliminary observations suggest a high incidence of COVID-19 in stroke patients, including younger patients who were otherwise healthy. (2020-06-04)
Does using marijuana affect a person's risk of stroke?
The jury's still out on whether the use of marijuana may increase the risk of stroke. (2020-06-03)
Reducing inflammation boosts cognitive recovery after stroke, may extend treatment window
Reperfusion therapy, the gold standard in stroke treatment, returns blood flow to the affected brain area and must be administered within four hours of stroke to minimize hemorrhage risk. (2020-06-01)
New stroke guidelines aim to improve care amid COVID-19
Top stroke experts have issued new guidance to ensure stroke patients receive safe, timely care while preventing the transmission of COVID-19. (2020-05-28)
New study: Stroke patients are significantly delaying treatment amid COVID-19
New research published today in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS) shows ischemic stroke patients are arriving to hospitals and treatment centers an average of 160 minutes later during the COVID-19 pandemic, as compared with a similar timeframe in 2019. (2020-05-28)
University of Cincinnati study uncovers clues to COVID-19 in the brain
A study by University of Cincinnati researchers and three Italian institutions reviewing neuroimaging and neurological symptoms in patients with COVID-19 may shed light on the virus's impact on the central nervous system. (2020-05-27)
Spirituality linked to higher quality of life for stroke survivors, caregivers
Higher spirituality was strongly linked to better quality of life for stroke survivors and their caregivers. (2020-05-26)
Sleep-wake disturbances can predict recurrent events in stroke survivors
The study, conducted in Switzerland, found that having multiple sleep-wake disturbances such as sleep-disordered breathing, extreme long or short sleep duration, insomnia and restless leg syndrome independently and significantly increased the risk of a new cardio-cerebrovascular event in the two years following a stroke. (2020-05-23)
'Time is vision' after a stroke
University of Rochester researchers studied stroke patients who experienced vision loss and found that the patients retained some visual abilities immediately after the stroke but these abilities diminished gradually and eventually disappeared permanently after approximately six months. (2020-05-22)
Stroke rates among COVID-19 patients are low, but cases are more severe
The rate of strokes in COVID-19 patients appears relatively low, but a higher proportion of those strokes are presenting in younger people and are often more severe compared to strokes in people who do not have the novel coronavirus, while globally rates for stroke hospitalizations and treatments are significantly lower than for the first part of 2019, according to four separate research papers published this week in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. (2020-05-21)
COVID-19 patients may have lower stroke rates than previously suggested
Fewer people than previously reported suffer from stroke as a result of COVID-19, a new analysis finds. (2020-05-20)
Found: Brain structure that controls our behavior
Solving problems, planning one's own actions, controlling emotions -- these executive functions are fundamental processes for controlling our behavior. (2020-05-19)
Heart attack prevention lags for people with stroke, peripheral artery disease
Although all three conditions can lead to heart attack, people with stroke or peripheral artery disease were less likely to receive preventive treatments to prevent heart attack than people with coronary artery disease. (2020-05-16)
Type 2 diabetes linked to worse cognitive performance after a stroke; prediabetes not linked, but prevention needed
An analysis of seven international studies found people with Type 2 diabetes, but not those with prediabetes, had worse cognitive function three to six months after a stroke. (2020-05-14)
MU Health Care neurologist publishes guidance related to COVID-19 and stroke care
A University of Missouri Health Care neurologist has published more than 40 new recommendations for evaluating and treating stroke patients based on international research examining the link between stroke and novel coronavirus (COVID-19). (2020-05-14)
Stroke evaluations drop by nearly 40% during COVID-19 pandemic
A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2020-05-08)
Stroke doctors establish best practices to protect against COVID-19
To keep patients and health-care providers safe from COVID-19, while providing urgent treatment to stroke patients, extra precautions must be taken, according to new guidelines published in the journal Stroke. (2020-05-07)
Loyola Medicine neurologist calls for broad changes in stroke care during COVID-19
Broad modifications to current standards for treating acute stroke patients during the COVID-19 pandemic may be needed to preserve health care resources, limit disease spread and ensure optimal care, according to a Loyola Medicine neurologist. (2020-05-07)
Positive health beliefs may reduce blood pressure post-stroke, especially among women
Having positive health beliefs--specifically, the perception that you can protect yourself from having another stroke--is linked to lower blood pressure among stroke survivors, especially women. (2020-05-05)
Stroke experts offer guidelines for treatment during pandemic
Stroke researchers at the University of Cincinnati have released a new report recommending the proper protocol for delivering lifesaving treatment to stroke patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-04-30)
Different trigger points for seeking healthcare may explain gender divide
Men might not be more reluctant to see a doctor than women are, as is popularly believed, but may simply have different trigger points for seeking healthcare, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2020-04-30)
Guidance for treating stroke patients during COVID-19 crisis developed
In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to optimize allocation of healthcare resources, researchers are improving ways to treat patients with acute large vessel occlusion strokes in a safe manner that also better protects health care workers. (2020-04-29)
AAN updates recommendation on closure of common heart defect after stroke
New guidance from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) concludes that closure of a common heart defect called a patent foramen ovale (PFO) may be recommended for some people who have had a stroke. (2020-04-29)
Women's lifestyle changes, even in middle age, may reduce future stroke risk
Middle age may not be too late for women to substantially lower their stroke risk through lifestyle modifications. (2020-04-09)
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