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Same factors influence depression in stroke patients, spouse caregivers
Self-esteem, optimism and perceived control influence depression in stroke survivors and their spouse caregivers. (2013-02-06)
Delay in seeking stroke care costs women best treatment
In the Netherlands, women with strokes caused by blood clots were less likely than men to get to the hospital in time to receive the best treatment. (2013-07-25)
Video games effective treatment for stroke patients: study
Virtual reality and other video games can significantly improve motor function in stroke patients, according to research from St. (2011-04-07)
UT Houston researchers use stroke patient's own stem cells in trial for first time
Stroke patient Roland Henrich, 61, is the first patient in the United States to receive his own bone marrow stem cells intravenously as part of a Phase I study on the safety of the procedure. (2009-04-15)
Stanford researcher receives top honors, 3 others recognized at stroke conference
A pioneer in stroke and central nervous system injury will receive the American Stroke Association's highest honor -- the Thomas Willis Award -- at the International Stroke Conference 2008. (2008-02-20)
New Study Finds Blacks Face 38 Percent Higher Stroke Risk
After eliminating the influence of smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, education levels and existing heart disease, black Americans still face a 38 percent higher risk of stroke than U.S. whites do, a large new study indicates. (1999-04-13)
Men lacking a caregiver face a greater risk of being placed in a nursing home after stroke
A Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study found that in men aged 65 and older who survived an ischemic stroke, the lack of an available caregiver was associated with triple the risk of nursing home placement within five years. (2017-10-27)
Dedicated hospital stroke centers improve quality of acute care
Hospitals with certified, designated stroke centers administer clot-busting therapy and respond with needed tests and exams for acute stroke patients better than hospitals lacking certification, according to two new studies presented today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2005. (2005-02-03)
Black stroke survivors face greater risk from high blood pressure
Blacks are more likely than whites to have hypertension a year after stroke caused by a brain bleed. (2012-08-16)
More screening needed to identify depression, vision loss after mild stroke
There is no such thing as a mild stroke. On the surface they appear unaffected, but people who have mild strokes may live with hidden disabilities, including depression, vision problems and difficulty thinking. (2011-10-03)
Higher wealth linked to lower stroke risk from age 50 to 64
Higher wealth is linked with a lower risk of stroke in Americans between the ages of 50 and 64, but does not predict strokes in those over age 65, researchers reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2008-04-24)
Stroke hospitalizations are up among middle-aged blacks in South Carolina
Stroke hospitalizations in South Carolina are increasing among middle-aged blacks. (2014-06-19)
Men younger than 50: The more you smoke, the more you stroke
The more cigarettes men younger than 50 smoked, the more likely they were to have a stroke. (2018-04-19)
Few stroke patients get to hospital in time for treatment
Few people who are having a stroke get to the hospital in time to receive the clot-busting drug that reduces the chance of disability, according to a new study published in the February 14, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2006-02-13)
Can unemployment increase stroke risk?
In middle-age Japanese men and women, losing their job increased their risk of having a stroke and dying of stroke; while a new job increased stroke risk even more, especially in men. (2017-04-13)
Costs to treat bleeding strokes increases 10 years later
Costs to treat strokes caused by bleeding in the brain increased about 31 percent from five years after stroke to 10 years. (2014-10-23)
Home-based therapy beneficial for stroke patients
A systematic review of published studies investigating the provision of therapy-based services targeted towards people living at home who have had strokes highlights the benefits of these services-the main finding shows that the rate of deterioration in the ability to carry out daily living tasks could be reduced by up to 30% for patients who receive therapy in the home environment. (2004-01-29)
Spouses of stroke survivors face lingering health issues
Caregiver spouses of stroke survivors are at an increased risk of mental and physical health issues that may continue for years after stroke. (2015-08-20)
Terutroban fails to outperform aspirin in secondary stroke prevention trial; aspirin remains gold standard (PERFORM study)
Patients who have had an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) are at high risk of recurrent stroke or other cardiovascular events. (2011-05-25)
Univ. of Cincinnati receives $17.4 million grant to lead stroke study
The University of Cincinnati (UC) Academic Health Center has received $17.4 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to coordinate a five-year, international study of alternative treatments for acute ischemic stroke. (2005-09-21)
Heavy drinking may lead to stroke earlier in life
A new study shows that people who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day may be at higher risk for experiencing a stroke almost a decade and a half earlier in life than those who do not drink heavily. (2012-09-10)
Intravenous delivery of clot-busting drug still best intervention for ischemic stroke
Intravenous delivery of an approved clot-busting drug remains the most beneficial proven intervention for ischemic stroke, according to updated American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2007-04-13)
Study evaluates 'normal range' systolic BP levels after ischemic stroke and risk of recurrent stroke
Among patients who experienced an ischemic stroke, systolic blood pressure levels of less than 120 mm Hg, or higher than 140 mm Hg, were associated with an increased risk of subsequent stroke, according to a study appearing in the Nov. (2011-11-15)
Moderate to severe sleep-disordered breathing can lead to stroke
Individuals who experience moderate to severe sleep-disordered breathing are four times more likely to have a stroke during the next four years than those who did not suffer from the problem. (2005-12-01)
AAN: Closure not recommended for people with heart defect and stroke
An updated recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that catheter-based closure should not be routinely recommended for people who have had a stroke and also have a heart defect called a patent foramen ovale (PFO), a channel between the top two chambers in the heart. (2016-07-27)
Does gene show link between migraine and stroke or heart attacks?
New research looks at whether a gene variant may affect the link between migraine and stroke or heart attacks. (2009-02-16)
Contrary to guidelines, compression stockings do not reduce the risk of blood clots after stroke
Thigh-length graduated support stockings do not reduce the risk of blood clots in stroke patients. (2009-05-27)
Psychosocial distress associated with increased stroke risk
Psychosocial distress is associated with increased risk of stroke deaths and strokes in people over age 65. (2012-12-13)
New research shows big improvement in survival after stroke
A new research report by The George Institute for International Health, in collaboration with Auckland City Hospital and the University of Auckland, has revealed a 40 percent decline in the number of deaths after stroke in the total population of Auckland, New Zealand, over the past 25 years. (2006-12-11)
Rare stroke risk related to air travel
A rare type of stroke can occur as a result of long airplane flights, according to a study in the June 24 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2003-06-23)
Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals
In the past, the brain and heart have received different treatment, at least when it comes to emergencies. (1998-02-05)
Genes play greater role in heart attacks than stroke, researchers say
People are more likely to inherit a predisposition to heart attack than to stroke. (2011-07-26)
Cost of caring for stroke patients double that of earlier estimates
Care in first six months post stroke in Canada soars to more than $2.5 billion annually according to new study. (2010-06-08)
Study on simulated stroke wins major neurology award
A study performed by Loyola University Medical Center resident neurologists has won a prestigious 2015 Safety and Quality Award from the American Academy of Neurology. (2015-04-23)
Two simple tests could help to pinpoint cause of stroke
Detecting the cause of the deadliest form of stroke could be improved by a simple blood test added alongside a routine brain scan, research suggests. (2018-01-10)
Aspirin as effective as Ticlopidine in African American stroke prevention
Results from the African American Antiplatelet Stroke Prevention Study (AAASPS), a large multicenter trial of 1,809 African American stroke patients from over 60 sites in the United States, show that aspirin is as effective as ticlopidine for prevention of a second stroke in this population. (2003-06-10)
Backpack-sized ultrasound device detects neck artery blockages
A low-cost portable device detected blockages in carotid (neck) arteries in less than half the time required for a standard laboratory ultrasound, according to research presented today at the American Stroke Association's 27th International Stroke Conference. (2002-02-07)
After stroke, admission to designated stroke center hospitals associated with reduced risk of death
Patients who had an ischemic stroke and were admitted to hospitals designated as primary stroke centers had a modestly lower risk of death at 30 days, compared to patients who were admitted to non-designated hospitals, according to a study in the Jan. (2011-01-25)
Almost 8 percent of US stroke survivors may have suicidal thoughts
Stroke survivors are more likely to report recent suicidal thoughts or wish they were dead compared with individuals with previous heart attack, diabetes or cancer. (2013-02-07)
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