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.
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Conclusions Hypotension is a potentially modifiable risk factor for perioperative stroke. The study ’s findings suggest that mean arterial pressure may be an important intraoperative therapeutic hemodynamic target to reduce the incidence of stroke in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass.
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Acute ischemic thrombosis in patients who have undergone neurosurgical procedures is a leading cause of mortality and long-term disability. Endovascular therapy has become an important treatment modality for acute ischemic thrombosis in these patients. Noninvasive imaging has dramatically changed the understanding of cerebral blood flow and the concepts of cerebrovascular reserve and salvageable penumbra. Increasingly, reliance on perfusion imaging to discern tissue viability and potential outcomes has become standard of care. With the advent of recent acute ischemic stroke trials, therapy for occlusive cerebrovascular dis...
Source: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Source Type: research
(IOS Press) Stroke remains a leading cause of adult disability, and the global burden of stroke continues to grow with devastating consequences for patients, families, and caregivers. In this special issue of NeuroRehabilitation leading international experts on stroke rehabilitation provide theoretical and practical insights into the steps necessary to push beyond merely compensatory training and onto a level of recovery that is satisfactory for patients.
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ConclusionNutrition therapy had no statistically significant effect on ADL. However, it reduced the incidence of infections. More high-quality trials are warranted to clarify the effects of nutrition therapy in older stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation.
Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
AbstractApproximately, 16 million strokes occur worldwide each year, causing 6 million deaths and considerable disability, implying an enormous social, individual health, and economic burden. Due to this high incidence, strategies to promote stroke recovery are urgently needed. Research into new therapeutic approaches for stroke has determined that intravenous administration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is a good strategy to improve recovery by amplifying mechanisms implicated in brain plasticity. Recent studies have demonstrated the efficacy of MSCs in stroke, with no need for them to reach the area of brain injury. A...
Source: Translational Stroke Research - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Alkagiet S, Papagiannis A, Tziomalos K Abstract Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the commonest chronic liver disease and affects a considerable proportion of the general population. NAFLD is independently associated with increased risk for cardiovascular events, particularly coronary heart disease. Importantly, even though NAFLD is more prevalent in patients with major cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity and hypertension), the association between NAFLD and cardiovascular disease appears to be independent of these risk factors. However, NAFLD also appears to incre...
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: World J Hepatol Source Type: research
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...
Source: The Neurocritic - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: These findings suggest that it is crucial to manage and control hypertension and improve educational attainment in order to reduce the prevalence and burden of nonvascular cognitive impairment among low-income residents, both men and women, in rural China.Neuroepidemiology 2018;51:138 –148
Source: Neuroepidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Health4TheWorld, a Silicon Valley start-up providing education and technology solutions for resource-poor communities worldwide, has been named the 2018 Stevie Silver Award Winner by the American Business Awards for the category of Services. Cre...
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Racial and ethnic minorities consistently demonstrate disparate post-stroke outcomes. However, there is a paucity of literature related to whether this disparity exists specifically in post-stroke cognitive decline.
Source: Disability and Health Journal - Category: Disability Authors: Source Type: research
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