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Medical News Today: Could looking into the eyes aid stroke diagnosis?

A contrast agent given to stroke survivors undergoing MRI brain scans can leak into the eyes and may help to improve diagnosis and treatment.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

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Publication date: 21 February 2018 Source:The Lancet, Volume 391, Supplement 2 Author(s): Amir Abukaresh, Rami Al-Abadlah, Bettina Böttcher, Khamis El-Essi Background In the 2014 Palestinian annual health report, cerebrovascular accident was ranked as the third leading cause of death in the occupied Palestinian territory. Cerebrovascular accident is also one the most common causes of disability worldwide. Good management decreases mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to assess the current management of patients with ischaemic stroke at the Al-Shifa Hospital and to compare this with international guideli...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsAn abnormal blood pressure change in the Valsalva test is associated with neurological progression in patients with acute lacunar infarction, and neurological progression can induce an unfavorable 3‐month outcome.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
We report the first case of mechanical circulatory supported with Impella CP on the left and Impella RP on the right (Abiomed Inc., Danvers, MA) for acute biventricular failure due to suspected acute myocarditis in the context of thrombolytic therapy for ischaemic stroke.
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
We report the case of a woman who present a migrant headache, resistant to the therapy. It was at first performed an axial CT scan of the brain that was negative. Afterwards the Patient did an MRI which proves the presence of a hyperintensity rhyme, localized in the left temporal region, in the subdural space, diagnosed like a subdural hemorrhage. Considering the type and increase of headache, neurologist suggest to perform a venography PC sequence that finally demonstrate the correct diagnosis of a filling defect of left spheno-parietal sinus.
Source: European Journal of Radiology Open - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Google AI has made a breakthrough: successfully predicting cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks and strokes simply from images of the retina, with no blood draws or other tests necessary.
Source: mobihealthnews - Category: Information Technology Source Type: news
(University of Southern California) A USC-led team has compiled, archived and shared one of the largest open-source data sets of brain scans from stroke patients. The data set, known as ATLAS, is available for download. Researchers globally are using the scans to develop and test algorithms that can automatically process MRI images from stroke patients. In the long run, scientists hope to identify biological markers that forecast which patients will respond to various rehabilitation therapies and personalize treatment plans.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
ConclusionReversible dilation of cerebral macrovascular changes could be a new feature of MELAS and a presumed reason for fluctuant CBF. It would shed new light on the mitochondrial angiopathy.
Source: Clinical Neuroradiology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Timely diagnosis and therapy is essential in stroke response, because time-efficient CT imaging in acute stroke can significantly contribute to preserved neural circuitry and improved patient outcomes [1,2]. Streamlining of acute stroke CT procedures can play an important role in reducing door-to-needle times. In addition to rapid imaging, accessibility of imaging series to interpreting radiologists before examination completion is vital for rapid decision making and patient management. Because different series have different urgency (eg, head without contrast scans should be acquired and interpreted and results communicat...
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Case studies in clinical practice management Source Type: research
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Artificial Intelligence healthcare developer Viz.ai said this week it won approval from the FDA for its LVO Stroke platform designed to analyze computed tomography results and notify providers of potential strokes, touting it as the first such system to win FDA clearance. The company’s LVO Stroke platform is designed using deep learning and connects to a hospital CT scanner to alert stroke specialists that a suspected LVO stroke has been identified, with the ability to send radiological images directly to the physician’s phones. “Timely LVO stroke identification and transfer to a specialist hospital that ...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT vizai Source Type: news
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