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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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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. (2001-11-12)
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)
Canadian Stroke Congress 2012
Researchers from across Canada and around the world are gathering in Calgary for the largest-ever Canadian Stroke Congress, drawing much-needed attention to one of society's leading health issues. (2012-09-26)
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)
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)
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)
Boston University School of Medicine Professor receives award from American Heart Association
Margaret Kelly-Hayes, EdD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, a clinical professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and an investigator at the Framingham Heart Study, was recently awarded the Stroke Council Award from the American Heart Association. (2007-11-26)
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)
Bix of Sanders-Brown receives NIH funding for stroke research
The new funding from the NIH will enable Bix and his team to investigate the effects of a newly identified stroke treatment on brain tissue regeneration, to investigate factors influencing generation and survival of post-stroke generated neurons, and to investigate novel mechanisms in neuritogenesis and neurite extension. (2013-05-13)
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. (2007-06-25)
ADHD drugs not linked to increased stroke risk among children
Children who take medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder don't appear to be at increased stroke risk, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014. (2014-02-12)
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)
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)
Research could reveal the extent of stroke damage
A Hunter stroke researcher has received national recognition for his research exploring changes in brain circulation in the first few hours after stroke. (2008-09-16)
New global stroke repository offers regional comparative statistics
The International Journal of Stroke reports on the efforts of a global team to launch a repository housing the latest published information on the impact of strokes worldwide. (2014-01-07)
Risk of stroke doubles for migraine sufferers
Migraine sufferers are twice as likely to suffer a stroke than those who don't experience migraines, according to a report in this week's BMJ. (2004-12-13)
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)
Stroke in children will be focus of $3 million grant
Researchers at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, already focused on understanding and minimizing the effects of stroke in children, will receive $3 million as part of a national effort to better understand stroke. (2014-03-13)
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. (2007-06-14)
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. (2004-02-07)
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)
Dietary fat not linked to risk of stroke
Unlike heart disease, dietary fat does not seem to be associated with risk of stroke, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-10-02)
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)
The monster within: Aged gut bacteria linked to poor outcomes after stroke
A deeper understanding of the role of gut bacteria in stroke recovery may help identify new treatments for stroke patients, researchers said. (2017-02-22)
Stroke experts write a doctor's guide for minimizing the risk of stroke
Two leading authorities on stroke, Dr. David Spence and Dr. (2012-04-03)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Survey Finds Acute Stroke Teams Gaining Prevalence
There may be a lower cost solution to fighting stroke that doesn't involve new equipment or new therapies. (1998-02-06)
High alcohol consumption increases stroke risk, Tulane study says
In a study likely applicable to men of other ethnicities, Tulane University researchers found that heavy drinking (more than 21 drinks per week) may increase the risk of stroke in Chinese men. (2007-08-20)
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. (2005-04-12)
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)
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