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Team care improves stroke outcomes
In this issue of CMAJ, Dr. Stephen Phillips and colleagues describe successes achieved at the Acute Stroke Unit at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax through interdisciplinary care for stroke patients. (2002-09-16)

Gall bladder removal may reduce stroke risk in patients with gallstones
Previous research indicates that gallstones are linked with an increased risk of stroke. A new Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology study found that gall bladder removal may help lower this risk. (2019-06-05)

Psychological Support For Stroke Patients Should Be Considered
When treating a stroke patient, greater emphasis should be placed on the psychological aspects of living with their condition, as patients under the age of 60 years (particularly women) who have had a stroke, are at a significantly increased risk of suicide, suggest Dr Elsebeth Stenager et al from Denmark. (1998-04-17)

General public fails to recognise early signs of stroke
The general public does not find it easy to recognise the early symptoms of stroke because they vary so much, and this often results in delay in seeking medical attention, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-05-02)

Stroke victims at twice the risk of suicide
Stroke victims are at twice the risk of suicide, finds a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The increased risk remains for around five years after the stroke. (2001-11-12)

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)

Study reveals poorer survival for patients suffering strokes while in hospital
Patients who have a stroke while in hospital remain in hospital longer and are more likely to die in hospital than patients who are admitted following a stroke, suggests research in this week's BMJ. (2000-06-01)

Stroke-unit care associated with a reduced risk of death and disability
Patients with acute stroke who receive stroke-unit care are less likely to die or become disabled than patients treated in a conventional hospital ward, according to an observational follow-up study published in this week's issue of the Lancet. (2007-01-25)

Pneumonia leads list of causes of hospital re-admissions after stroke
More hospital re-admissions after stroke are for pneumonia or for heart disease than for another stroke, according to a study published in the June 2007 issue of the journal Stroke. This finding may alter the standard medical management of post-stroke patients. (2007-06-25)

Changes in motor function in the unaffected hand of stroke patients should not be ignored
Changes in motor function in the unaffected hand of stroke patients should not be ignored. (2014-08-11)

Prolonged use of ramipril prevents stroke
Patients who are at high risk of stroke should be treated with the drug ramipril, irrespective of their initial blood pressure levels and in addition to other preventive treatments such as blood pressure lowering agents or aspirin, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-03-21)

Head, neck injuries may increase stroke risk among trauma patients younger than 50
Suffering an injury to the head or neck increases ischemic stroke risk three-fold among trauma patients younger than 50, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014. (2014-02-13)

UK stroke care is improving, but inequalities still exist
The quality of stroke care in the UK is improving, but significant inequalities still exist, warns a new study published on bmj.com today. (2011-02-24)

Study backs effectiveness of thrombolysis after stroke
The Canadian Alteplase for Stroke Effectiveness Study (CASES), a national prospective cohort study, was conducted to determine the safety and effectiveness of thrombolysis with alteplase in the real-world treatment of acute ischemic stroke. (2005-05-09)

Previous stroke, vascular disease: Seniors at higher risk of stroke after heart surgery
Older people who have had strokes or who have vascular disease are at risk of stroke both immediately after cardiac surgery and during the following two years, according to a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2014-07-21)

Cedars-Sinai's stroke program receives American Stroke Association's gold performance recognition
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Stroke Program received the (2009-02-23)

Review supports link between HRT and stroke
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is associated with an increased risk of stroke, especially ischaemic stroke, finds a review of trials published on (2005-01-06)

Black people more likely to survive a stroke than white people
Black people are more likely to survive a stroke than white people, according to new research published on (2005-07-28)

Study examines risk, risk factors for depression after stroke
During the first three months after stroke, the risk for depression was eight times higher than in a reference population of people without stroke, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. (2016-09-07)

Mayo Clinic researchers: Stroke risk significant in month following heart attack
A Mayo Clinic research team discovered that heart attack patients have a 44-fold increased risk of stroke in the 30 days following the heart attack, compared with the general population, according to findings published in the current Annals of Internal Medicine. About 22.6 strokes occurred within the first 30 days of the heart attack for every 1,000 patients followed. (2005-12-05)

Canadian Stroke Congress 2010
The inaugural Canadian Stroke Congress takes place in Quebec City on June 7-8, 2010, with a workshop day on June 6. (2010-03-17)

Severe stress can cause stroke
Many patients urgently admitted to hospital with cerebral infarction state that they were under great stress over a prolonged period prior to suffering their stroke, is shown in a unique patient study conducted in cooperation between the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden. (2009-10-01)

Dipyridamole, ASA and warding off stroke
In this article, Dr. Cathie Sudlow, one of the investigators in a major randomized controlled clinical trial of antiplatelet therapy for stroke and myocardial infarction in high risk patients, comments on the recent decision by the influential U.K National Institute for Heath and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to recommend that dipyridamole be recommended in addition to ASA, rather than using ASA alone as most guidelines recommend. (2005-10-24)

New research highlights need to give greater consideration to sleep in stroke care
Latest findings from the University of Surrey and University of Freiburg all point towards the important role of sleep in patients with stroke. However, at present, sleep is rarely considered in in-patient and community-based stroke care. The team of researchers also found that this is despite a number of studies that highlights patients with stroke often experience difficulties with their sleep. (2016-03-15)

Underuse of anti-clotting therapies common among patients with atrial fibrillation who have a stroke
Inadequate use of anticoagulation therapies was prevalent among patients with atrial fibrillation who experienced a stroke, according to a study appearing in the March 14 issue of JAMA. (2017-03-14)

All types of antipsychotic drugs increase the risk of stroke
All drugs used to treat psychosis are linked to an increased risk of stroke, and dementia sufferers are at double the risk, according to a study published on bmj.com today. (2008-08-28)

MRI better than CT for the detection of stroke
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is better than the more commonly used computed tomography (CT) for the detection of acute stroke, according to an article in this week's issue of the Lancet. (2007-01-25)

Stroke supplement -- best practices and new recommendations to improve care
A special stroke supplement containing 27 best practice recommendations, including four new topics, such as emergency medical services care of stroke patients before hospital arrival, management of minor strokes, vascular cognitive impairment and others is featured in CMAJ with the full document available online. (2008-12-01)

Surgery and anesthesia increase risk for ischemic stroke
A new Mayo Clinic study shows that people who have surgery and anesthesia are at increased risk for ischemic stroke (stroke caused by an obstruction to the blood supply). (2000-04-10)

Juvenile stroke: Causes often not known
Strokes without a definitive identifiable cause account for up to 50 percent of juvenile strokes. In juvenile strokes, the range of causes is wider and their frequency distribution differs from that in older stroke patients, in whom the classic cardiovascular risk factors are primarily implicated. (2017-09-08)

Stroke news tips for Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004
To complement our news releases, here are some additional news tips reported by News Media Relations from the more than 500 abstracts and presentations. Abstract numbers are listed for each tip. (2004-02-07)

Clot-buster trial reveals long-term benefits for stroke patients
Patients given a clot-busting drug within six hours of a stroke are more likely to have a long-lasting recovery than those who do not receive the treatment, new research has found. (2013-06-20)

Blood pressure guidelines for stroke may not be relevant to many patients
Guidelines on blood pressure lowering after stroke may not be applicable to many patients under the care of their family doctor, warn researchers in this week's BMJ. (2006-02-23)

NHS Trusts meeting government target on stroke units 'in name only'
A large proportion of eligible NHS hospital trusts seem to be meeting the UK government target for setting up stroke units, but in name only, suggests a national audit, published in Quality and Safety in Health Care. (2005-02-02)

Study shows statin use before or after stroke improves recovery
The use of statins before or after a stroke helps improve patient recovery after an ischemic stroke, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, April 9 - 16, 2005. Patients on statins before a stroke were 1.6 times more likely to have a favorable outcome compared to patients never exposed to statins. (2005-04-12)

Risk of stroke doubles if diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
Individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are at double the risk of having a stroke compared to those without diabetes, according to new research from the University of Alberta. It was found that the risk of a stroke is considered high within the first five years of treatment for type 2 diabetes, and more than doubles the rate of occurrence. (2007-06-14)

Imaging tests elucidate post-stroke recovery process
Although patients are known to recover from paralysis of one side of the body after a stroke, the mechanism by which this recovery occurs is not understood. But a Columbia Presbyterian neurologist has used an imaging technique called functional MRI (fMRI) to observe the parts of the brain activated in this recovery process, shedding light on how the brain reorganizes itself to restore motor function. (2000-03-19)

Primary stroke centers more likely to be in states with certification programs
States that have certification programs designating primary stroke centers are more likely to have certified stroke centers than those that don't have state-run programs, according to a new study. (2011-05-14)

Stroke may increase risk of Alzheimer disease
People who have had a stroke are at an increased risk for developing Alzheimer disease (AD), especially if they also have cardiovascular disease, according to an article in the December issue of The Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2003-12-15)

Early testing can predict the stroke patients who will develop upper limb spasticity
Many stroke patients suffer from spasticity of the arm that cause pain and impaired sensorimotor function. But there are ways of identifying such patients ahead of time so that they can obtain the earliest possible treatment. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have completed a study of stroke patients in the Gothenburg area. (2015-09-23)

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