Eye could provide “window to the brain” after stroke

Preliminary results suggest strokes also affect the eye.
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - Category: American Health Source Type: news

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BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury and stroke often lead to cognitive, neurological and psychological disorders, which can result in many difficulties. Despite the existence of various disorders, improving cognitive capacities may be possible for these two...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
ConclusionsThe antiplatelet effect of Talcom is non-inferior to Plavix, and the clinical efficacy and safety of Talcom and Plavix at 5  years were not significantly different in this study.
Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractAlterations of normal intra- and interatrial conduction are a common outcome of multiple cardiovascular conditions. They arise most commonly in the context of advanced age, cardiovascular risk factors, organic heart disease, atrial fibrosis, and left atrial enlargement. Interatrial block (IAB), the most frequent and extensively studied atrial conduction disorder, affects up to 20% of the general primary care population. IAB can be partial (P wave duration ≥ 120 ms on any of the 12 ECG leads) or advanced (P wave ≥ 120 ms and biphasic morphology (positive-negative) in inferior leads). Ad...
Source: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
If the risk of a stroke or heart attack doesn’t scare us into controlling our blood pressure, surely a heightened risk for vascular dementia should. While Alzheimer’s is considered by experts to be the most common form of dementia, vascular dementia follows closely behind in ranking. The two mixed together are also common, so we should consider ourselves at risk for dementia unless we have a healthy vascular system. Read the full article on HealthCentral about monitoring your blood pressure to avoid vascular dementia: MedicareFAQ – Medicare Resource Center Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
In conclusion, rhubarb intake provided a significant benefit for patients with heat stroke by inhibiting systemic inflammation and mitigating liver and kidney injury. PMID: 30116399 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Pearce Bailey: The "Fifth Horseman" and the National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Blindness. J Hist Neurosci. 2018 Jul-Sep;27(3):303-309 Authors: Burkholder DB Abstract Pearce Bailey (1902-1976) had an active career focused on the growth and development of neurology as a specialty in the post-World War II era. He was a founding member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and its second president from 1951 to 1953. In 1951, he was also appointed as the first director of the National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Blindness (NINDB), which is now the National Institute ...
Source: Journal of the History of the Neurosciences - Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Hist Neurosci Source Type: research
Authors: Lanska DJ Abstract American neurologist and neuropathologist Abraham Bert (Abe) Baker (1908-1988) was instrumental in founding the American Academy of Neurology and served as a catalyst for the emergence of neurology as a strong, independent medical discipline in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. Baker served as the first president of the Academy from 1948 to 1951. He was also instrumental in garnering support for the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, which was founded in 1950 and later evolved into the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and S...
Source: Journal of the History of the Neurosciences - Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Hist Neurosci Source Type: research
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In this study, medical fles of all pediatric patients admitted to the Mofd and Imam Hossein children’s hospitals with the diagnosisof AIS from 2001 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016, respectively, were evaluated. Identifed risk factors of AIS were categorized as arteriopathies, cardiac disorders (CDs), infection, acute head ‑and‑neck disorders, acute systemic conditions, chronic systemic conditions, prothrombotic states, chronichead ‑and‑neck disorders, atherosclerosis‑related RFs, and others.Results:In this study, 61 patients were evaluated. Mean (standard deviation) age of the patients was 5.1 (3.9) years. About 6...
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionIndividuals with the val/val BDNF genotype are more likely to benefit from A-tDCS during aphasia treatment.
Source: Brain Stimulation - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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