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Generic weight-loss drug may be safe and effective for long-term treatment
An inexpensive weight-loss drug approved 60 years ago for only short-term use also may be safe and effective for longer-term treatment, according to a study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health and the Patient Outcomes Research to Advance Learning (PORTAL) network. (2019-03-22)
Asian-American groups vary in life years lost to premature heart disease, stroke
Risks of death from heart disease and stroke vary among American-Asian subgroups, with Asian Indian, Filipino and Vietnamese populations at greatest risk for losing years of life to heart disease or stroke. (2019-03-20)
Stroke risk drops in both black and white older adults
Recent reductions in hospitalization and death due to stroke extend to both black and white Medicare beneficiaries, reports a study in the April issue of Medical Care. (2019-03-20)
New study reshapes understanding of how the brain recovers from injury
Each year, approximately 265,000 Americans have a stroke that causes visual impairment. (2019-03-20)
It's no Fortnite, but it's helping stroke survivors move again
Severely impaired stroke survivors are regaining function in their arms after sometimes decades of immobility, thanks to a new video game-led training device invented by Northwestern Medicine scientists. (2019-03-19)
Team studies smarter automatic defibrillator
Automatic implantable cardiac defibrillators (AICDs) deliver shocks to the heart to correct arrythmias. (2019-03-18)
Catheter ablation reduces dementia risk in A-Fib, heart disease patients more than medications
Study finds that performing catheter ablations on patients who suffer from both atrial fibrillation and carotid arterial disease reduces their risk of dementia and stroke compared to managing their care with medications. (2019-03-16)
New approach to stroke treatment could minimize brain damage
A new treatment for a common type of stroke may soon be possible, thanks to a discovery by an international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia. (2019-03-14)
Iron measurements with MRI reveal stroke's impact on brain
A simple MRI method that measures iron content can provide a more comprehensive picture of the consequences of stroke-related damage to the brain, according to a new study. (2019-03-12)
WVU researchers explore stroke's effects on microbiome
Researchers in the WVU School of Medicine are investigating how having a stroke can disrupt the community of bacteria that lives in the gut. (2019-03-12)
New study highlights 'alarmingly high' rate of visual problems in stroke survivors
A new University of Liverpool study, published in PLOS ONE, highlights the high incidence and prevalence of visual problems in acute stroke survivors. (2019-03-11)
Professor Mary Schooling analyzes the relationship between testosterone and serious heart conditions
To explore whether there is a strong association between testosterone and the development of heart disease, CUNY SPH Professor Mary Schooling led a study using a technique called Mendelian randomization to analyze genetic variants that predict testosterone levels and their associations with blood clots, heart failure and heart attack in almost 400,000 men and women from a large genetic study and the UK Biobank study. (2019-03-06)
Study: More than one-third of patients risk major bleeding by doubling up on blood thinners
A new study finds patients were taking too many antithrombotics for no reason, leading to a significant increase in bleeding events. (2019-03-04)
Higher hospital readmission rates for cardiac patients in Northern vs. Southern Ontario: Importance
Patients hospitalized with heart attacks, heart failure, atrial fibrillation or stroke in Northern Ontario, Canada, were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital and repeatedly hospitalized after discharge than those living in Southern Ontario. (2019-02-28)
A missing gene makes a big difference in patients' recovery from mild stroke
UCLA neuroscientists found that patients born without a gene called CCR5 recover better from mild stroke. (2019-02-21)
Report reveals more than a million Australian heart patients not given a second chance
A new report, developed by the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, reveals that prevention of secondary heart attacks and strokes is critical to combating Australia's number one killer -- cardiovascular disease. (2019-02-19)
Blood clot discovery could pave way for treatment of blood diseases
Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the development of better treatments that could help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia. (2019-02-15)
Diet drinks may be associated with strokes among post-menopausal women
In a large observational study, women who reported drinking more than one diet soda or other artificially sweetened drink a day had a higher risk of strokes caused by a blood clot. (2019-02-14)
Women more likely to have poorer outcomes following aortic surgery
New research says women fare worse than men following aortic heart surgery. (2019-02-13)
Should we screen people for irregular heartbeat?
Should we screen people for irregular heartbeat (known as atrial fibrillation, or AF for short) in an effort to prevent strokes? (2019-02-13)
Researchers identify brain protein crucial to recovery from stroke
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified a brain protein at the root of how the brain recovers from stroke. (2019-02-11)
Mixed results on early human testing of iron chelation after brain bleed
Removing iron and toxins from the body after a brain bleed had little effect on intracerebral hemorrhage stroke recovery at three months but might have potential benefits at six months. (2019-02-08)
At-home rehab comparable to clinic-based therapy to improve mobility
Home-based telerehabilitation is as effective as clinic-based therapy at improving arm function. (2019-02-08)
Neurologists speak out about gender disparity at global stroke gathering
The International Stroke Conference (ISC) attracts thousands of neurologists each year to network with fellow experts and watch compelling presentations on the very latest advances in clinical care, science, and education. (2019-02-08)
NIH study provides answer to long-held debate on blood sugar control after stroke
Doctors all over the world have debated whether intensive glucose management, which requires the use of IV insulin to bring blood sugar levels down to 80-130 mg/dL, or standard glucose control using insulin shots, which aims to get glucose below 180 mg/dL, lead to better outcomes after stroke. (2019-02-07)
Removing more blood via minimally invasive surgery more likely to improve hemorrhagic stroke recover
The greater the volume of blood removed from the brain via minimally invasive surgery after a hemorrhagic stroke the greater the odds of better functional recovery. (2019-02-07)
Intensive blood pressure lowering safe for clot-buster-treated stroke patients, but...
Rapidly lowering blood pressure beyond recommended targets safely reduced the risk of bleeding as a side effect in stroke patients but did not limit post-stroke disability. (2019-02-07)
Reversal agent decreases life-threatening bleeding
The blood thinner reversal agent - andexanet alfa -was effective at stopping acute major bleeding in patients taking factor Xa inhibitor blood thinners. (2019-02-07)
Minimally-invasive surgery for brain bleeds may not be better at restoring function than standard me
MISTIE III trial finds surgery for brain bleeding may not be better than medical treatment in restoring function but was better at reducing the risk of death. (2019-02-07)
Size and time impact outcomes when mechanical clot removal used for large core strokes
Patient outcomes with large core stroke damage are worse the larger the core volume and the longer the time lapse between stroke onset and treatment. (2019-02-07)
Absentmindedness points to earlier warning signs of silent strokes among people at risk
Adults who notice that they frequently lose their train of thought or often become sidetracked may in fact be displaying earlier symptoms of cerebral small vessel disease, otherwise known as a 'silent stroke,' suggests a recent study. (2019-02-06)
Intense IV blood sugar control doesn't improve stroke outcomes
Intense IV insulin is not better than standard insulin shots at improving stroke recovery. (2019-02-06)
Ambulance nitroglycerin patch to lower blood pressure did not improve stroke outcomes
Despite the promise of earlier small studies, a patch to lower stroke patient's blood pressure before reaching the hospital didn't improve stroke outcomes. (2019-02-06)
Cilostazol-combo antiplatelet therapy reduced risk for recurrent stroke
The long-term combination of cilostazol with aspirin or clopidogrel resulted in fewer recurrent strokes than with aspirin or clopidogrel alone in high-risk patients. (2019-02-06)
Two studies reveal pregnant women bear greater risk of hemorrhagic stroke
Pregnant women face a much greater risk of having a fatal, but less common, type of stroke caused by bleeding into the brain, according to results of two studies presented by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston at the International Stroke Conference 2019. (2019-02-06)
Balloon-guided catheters provide better blood flow following stroke interventions
Patients who have experienced a stroke as a result of blockages of the arteries in the brain have better outcomes with the use of balloon-guided catheter surgery as compared to having a conventional guided catheter procedure. (2019-02-04)
Pregnancy-related stroke more common among black women
The risk of pregnancy-related stroke is much higher among black women than among white women. (2019-01-30)
Opioid epidemic fueling a rise in infection-related stroke
The opioid epidemic is fueling a steep rise in infection-related stroke hospitalizations. (2019-01-30)
Infection during delivery linked to greater risk of stroke after delivery
Women diagnosed with a bladder infection, pneumonia or sepsis during delivery were more than five times likely than uninfected women to be readmitted to the hospital for stroke within one month. (2019-01-30)
Counties with dirtier air have more stroke deaths
Counties with higher levels of fine particulate (PM2.5) air pollution have more stroke deaths and shorter life expectancies among their citizenry. (2019-01-30)
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