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UK doctors still undertreating major risk factor for stroke
Despite significant improvements in stroke prevention over the past decade, and a fall in incidence and deaths, UK doctors are still undertreating one of the major risk factors - atrial fibrillation - reveals research published in BMJ Open. (2011-10-12)
Memory-Robbing Disorder Detected In One In Three Stroke Survivors
About 30 percent of stroke survivors have dementia, a disorder that robs a person of memory and other intellectual abilities, according to a new study in this month's Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1998-01-09)
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)
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. (2005-12-05)
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. (2016-03-15)
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)
Female Hormone, Estrogen, May Be Weapon Against Stroke
For the first time researchers have shown that estrogen -- a hormone that may protect women from heart disease -- also may be a weapon for both men and women against stroke. (1998-08-06)
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. (2000-03-19)
University of Kentucky offers stroke stem cell trial
The University of Kentucky will be the first site in the state and one of a select few in the entire country participating in the first stages of a groundbreaking study to investigate the effects of MultiStem, a human adult stem cell product, on patients with acute ischemic stroke. (2012-01-13)
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)
Integrated stroke care system results in fewer deaths, discharges to long-term care facilities
An integrated system of stroke care delivery in Ontario, Canada, has resulted in fewer deaths from stroke and fewer discharges to long-term care facilities because of better access to optimal stroke care, according to a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2013-05-27)
Smokers with stroke in the family 6 times more likely to have stroke too
A new study shows that people who are smokers and have a family history of brain aneurysm appear to be significantly more likely to suffer a stroke from a brain aneurysm themselves. (2008-12-31)
Cedars-Sinai stroke team earns award for improving region's quality of care
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Stroke Program was recently yeah. The little fish out there spotlighted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for earning the highest achievement in the association's initiative to improve outcomes for patients suffering strokes: the Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus award. (2012-05-03)
New series of papers call for a global recovery treatment consensus for stoke patients
The absolute number of people who have a stroke every year; stroke survivors, related deaths, and the overall global burden of stroke is increasing. (2017-07-12)
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)
Diffusion-weighted MR imaging accurately detects stroke
Diffusion-weighted MR imaging is an accurate way to detect whether a patient has had a stroke--even 24 hours after the patient's initial symptoms began, a new study shows. (2003-05-07)
Smoking women married to smoking men have higher stroke risk
In a study of women smokers, those whose spouses also smoked had a higher risk of stroke than those married to nonsmokers. (2005-08-04)
New gene responsible for stroke discovered
Researchers have identified a new set of genes that may be responsible for the two most common and disabling neurological conditions, stroke and dementia. (2016-04-07)
Inherited ischaemic stroke more common in women than men
More women than men inherit ischaemic stroke, irrespective of traditional vascular risk factors, according to an article published online today, Friday, Dec. (2006-12-21)
HIV identified as leading risk factor for stroke in young African adults
HIV infection is the leading risk factor for stroke in young African adults, a new study by the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health has found. (2015-12-18)
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)
Preventing Suicide In Patients With Stroke
Ms. Katherine Brittain and Professor Mark Castleden from Leicestershire claim that stroke survivors with urinary symptoms (such as incontinence) are twice as likely to report depression than stroke survivors without them. (1998-10-09)
Juvenile stroke: Causes often not known
Strokes without a definitive identifiable cause account for up to 50 percent of juvenile strokes. (2017-09-08)
Stroke systems of care essential to reducing deaths, disabilities
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has identified several key elements needed for systems of care to effectively reduce stroke-related deaths and disability. (2013-08-29)
Poorer patients have more severe ischemic strokes, study indicates
Poorer patients have more severe ischemic strokes, or strokes resulting from blockages in blood vessels in the brain, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati. (2011-02-09)
St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix offers special test for children with stroke risk
Children's Rehabilitative Services (CRS) at St. Joseph's Children's Health Center in Phoenix is using a special ultrasound to identify the risk for stroke in children who have sickle cell disease. (2006-01-30)
"Stroke Necklace" Found In "Stroke Belt"
Researchers have noticed that residents in some parts of the (1998-10-08)
Low doses of aspirin and surgery better for stroke prevention
A new study, sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), shows that lower doses of aspirin given at the time of surgery work better than higher doses to prevent stroke, heart attack, or death following the surgery. (1999-06-25)
Study shows stroke prevention clinics reduce 1-year mortality rates by over 25 percent
Research led by Dr. Vladimir Hachinski of The University of Western Ontario reveals just how important it is for patients to be referred to a stroke prevention clinic following either a mild stroke or a transient ischemic attack. (2011-11-07)
Suffer stroke symptoms? Second strokes often follow within hours
About half of all people who have a major stroke following a warning stroke (a transient ischemic attack or mild stroke) have it within 24 hours of the first event, according to research published in the June 2, 2009, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2009-06-01)
Recommendations for the establishment of primary stroke centers
The Brain Attack Coalition's recommendations for a Primary Stroke Center address the following 11 major aspects of acute stroke care: Acute Stroke Teams; Written Care Protocols; Emergency Medical Services; Emergency Department; Stroke Unit; Neurosurgical Services; Support of Medical Organization; Neuroimaging; Laboratory Services; Outcomes/Quality Improvement; and Educational Programs. (2000-06-19)
Increased risk of stroke in people with cognitive impairment
People with cognitive impairment are significantly more likely to have a stroke, with a 39 percent increased risk, than people with normal cognitive function, according to a new study published in CMAJ. (2014-08-25)
UCLA neurologist honored with American Heart Association's Stroke Council Award
Dr. Jeffrey L. Saver professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the UCLA Stroke Center, received the American Heart Association Stroke Council Award November 13 at the AHA Scientific Sessions Conference in Chicago. (2006-11-16)
Young African-Americans underestimate stroke risk, according to nursing study
Young African-Americans often hold a distorted view of their personal risk for a stroke, two nursing researchers at Georgia State University's Byrdine F. (2016-02-01)
People with dementia less likely to return home after stroke
New research shows people with dementia who have a stroke are more likely to become disabled and not return home compared to people who didn't have dementia at the time they had a stroke. (2011-10-31)
Scientists make surprising finding in stroke research
Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important new discovery about the brain's immune system that could lead to potential new treatments for stroke and other related conditions. (2015-03-16)
Racial disparities in stroke care
Studies show that minorities who suffer strokes are less knowledgeable than whites about risk factors and are slower to receive care when every minute counts, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. (2011-05-26)
High triglycerides, other cholesterol raise risk of stroke
People with high triglycerides and another type of cholesterol tested but not usually evaluated as part of a person's risk assessment have an increased risk of a certain type of stroke, according to research published in the Dec. (2007-12-26)
Chocolate lovers could be lowering their risk of stroke: Study
Giving chocolates to your Valentine on Feb. 14 may help lower their risk of stroke based on a preliminary study from researchers at St. (2010-02-12)
New research could save lives and millions of dollars
The Hunter Medical Research Institute Stroke Research Group has developed a system to fast track stroke treatment which could benefit thousands of Australian stroke patients and save millions of dollars annually. (2008-10-22)
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