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.
Conclusions: Patients with MVL of vascular etiology such as TMVL, CRAO, or BRAO may have up to 19.5% risk of concurrent ischemic stroke, even when there are no other neurologic deficits. These strokes were detected acutely with brain MRI using DWI but were missed on CT.
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2018Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Canhui Tian, Zhong Ji, Wei Xiang, Xiaomei Huang, Shengnan Wang, Yongmin Wu, Suyue Pan, Liang Zhou, Zhen DengAbstractEarly neurological improvement (ENI) after thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke is associated with a favorable long-term outcome. With the goal to evaluate ENI, we aimed to investigate whether ENI bears a relationship with routine blood tests before thrombolysis. A total of 240 patients with confirmed early ischemic stroke and intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) treatment were enrolled ...
This study suggests that oral statin therapy may be a new approach for patients with autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.AUTHORSThe study ’s co-senior authors are Dr. Elizabeth Tarling of UCLA and Dr. Bruce Trapnell of Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, Ohio. Other authors are listed in the journal article.JOURNALThe study was published in the journal Nature Communications. FUNDINGThe National Institutes of Health funded the research.Learn more about the cardiovascular research theme at UCLA.
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In conclusion, I really enjoyed the opportunity to use the RightEye system. Working with Dr. Kungle and the RightEye system resulted in the most comprehensive, informative session I’ve ever had about my own vision and left me with clear areas t...
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain could be helped by four simple checks of their brain scans, research suggests. The checks could help spot people at risk of further bleeding so they can be monitored more closely.
Alessandro Scano, Andrea Chiavenna, Matteo Malosio, Lorenzo Molinari Tosatti, Franco Molteni
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(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) An artificial intelligence platform designed to identify a broad range of acute neurological illnesses, such as stroke, hemorrhage, and hydrocephalus, was shown to identify disease in CT scans in 1.2 seconds, faster than human diagnosis.
adapted from Figure 3 (Koroshetz et al., 2018). Magnetic resonance angiography highlighting the vasculature in the human brain in high resolution, without the use of any contrast agent, on a 7T MRI scanner. Courtesy of Plimeni&Wald (MGH).[ed. note: here's a great summary onIf, how, and when fMRI goes clinical, by Dr. Peter Bandettini.]TheJournal of Neuroscience recently published a paywalled article onThe State of the NIH BRAIN Initiative.This paper reviewed the research and technology development funded by the “moonshot between our ears” [anewly coined phrase]. The program has yielded a raft ofpublications...