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Women Who Are Most at Risk of Stroke

Stroke affects 55,000 more women than men each year in the United States. It's the leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death in women, the researchers said in background notes.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Endovascular therapy (EVT) for acute ischemic stroke in selected patients has recently been proven effective in several clinical trials, and the widespread adoption of thrombectomy into routine clinical practice has begun. However, these acute stroke services are resource-intensive, including advanced cerebral imaging and highly trained multidisciplinary hospital teams rapidly responding to emergency activation. Despite the previous acceptance of intravenous fibrinolysis for acute ischemic stroke and the development of designated stroke centers (1), ischemic stroke remains a leading cause of adult death and disability (2).
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Standards of Practice Source Type: research
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
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2018 Source:PM&R Author(s): Sophie Wang, Janice Hsu, Lauren Trent, Tiffany Ryan, Nathan Kearns, Eugene Civillico, Kimberly Kontson Objective performance-based outcome measures (OMs) have the potential to provide unbiased and reproducible assessments of limb function. However, very few of these performance-based OMs have been validated for upper limb (UL) prosthesis users. OMs validated in other clinical populations (e.g. neurological or musculoskeletal conditions) could be used to fill gaps in existing performance-based OMs for UL amputees. Additionally, a joint review mi...
Source: PMandR - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSDialysis was associated with an increased risk of in‐hospital disability progression and mortality among patients with community‐onset stroke, regardless of stroke subtype.
Source: Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2018 Source:Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska Author(s): Simona Lattanzi, Mauro Silvestrini Posterior circulation stroke accounts for approximately 20% of all ischaemic strokes. Acute basilar artery occlusion (BAO) is one of the most severe conditions, it is associated with death or major disability in more than three quarters of the cases, and its optimal management remains unestablished. Currently, the treatment is based primarily upon consensus, the clinical practice varies widely, and the actual benefit of mechanical thrombectomy has to be fully estimated. Although the r...
Source: Polish Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
DiscussionThe CHASE trial will be the first study to explore the optimum BP management for acute severe stroke. This trial potentially offers a strong argument for individualized target for lowering elevated BP in patients with severe stroke.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov,NCT02982655. Registered on 30 November 2016.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
(Elsevier) Blacks have a higher incidence of stroke and stroke-associated disability than whites. However, few studies have evaluated racial differences in stroke before a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF). A new report published in HeartRhythm examined stroke risk in the short term prior to a diagnosis of AF. Investigators determined that, although blacks have a lower risk of developing AF, blacks with AF have a significantly higher risk of stroke during this period compared with whites with AF.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
PMID: 29459954 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Ann Intern Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsMarital status was associated with all adverse stroke outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke, especially in those with middle-school education.
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract The cerebellum characteristically has the capacity to compensate for and restore lost functions. These compensatory/restorative properties are explained by an abundant synaptic plasticity and the convergence of multimodal central and peripheral signals. In addition, extra-cerebellar structures contribute also to the recovery after a cerebellar injury. Clinically, some patients show remarkable improvement of severe ataxic symptoms associated with trauma, stroke, metabolism, or immune-mediated cerebellar ataxia (IMCA, e.g., multiple sclerosis, paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration, gluten ataxia, anti-GAD6...
Source: Cerebellum - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cerebellum Source Type: research
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