Medical News Today: Stroke: Could looking into the eyes help with 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.
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This study indicates that frailty and other age-related diseases could be prevented and significantly reduced in older adults. Getting our heart risk factors under control could lead to much healthier old ages. Unfortunately, the current obesity epidemic is moving the older population in the wrong direction, however our study underlines how even small reductions in risk are worthwhile." The study analysed data from more than 421,000 people aged 60-69 in both GP medical records and in the UK Biobank research study. Participants were followed up over ten years. The researchers analysed six factors that could impa...
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Conclusions—Workflow in GOLIATH demonstrates that magnetic resonance imaging selection for endovascular therapy can be accomplished rapidly and within a similar time frame as computed tomography-based selection.Clinical Trial Registration—URL: Unique identifier: NCT02317237.
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Revascularization, Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research
Background and Purpose—Clinical utility of electronic Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (e-ASPECTS), an automated system for quantifying signs of infarction, was evaluated in a large database of thrombolyzed patients with acute ischemic stroke.Methods—All baseline noncontrast computed tomographic scans of patients with anterior circulation acute ischemic stroke who participated in the alteplase dose arm of the randomized controlled trial ENCHANTED (Enhanced Control of Hypertension and Thrombolysis Stroke Study) were reviewed; poor quality and large (>6 mm) slice thickness were excluded. Included scans ha...
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke, Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research
Conclusions—Our findings expand on recent work showing that lobar lacunes are more frequent in CAA-ICH than hypertensive ICH. Their independent association with lobar cerebral microbleeds and brain amyloid deposition suggests a relationship with CAA even in an Asian cohort with overall higher hypertensive load.
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Intracranial Hemorrhage Brief Reports Source Type: research
A 75-year-old woman presented with consciousness disturbance accompanied by hematemesis. Brain imaging revealed ischemia in the bilateral caudate nuclei and right cerebral watershed area due to stenosis of the right anterior cerebral artery (ACA) and bilateral internal carotid arteries (ICA), and hypoperfusion in the right caudate nucleus. The patient's only symptom was abulia, which gradually resolved. Further brain scans showed that the ICA stenosis had improved, although the right ACA stenosis persisted.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case Studies Source Type: research
Researchers from the U.K. have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can prescreen chest CT studies for pneumothorax AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans Infervision debuts AI stroke screening software AI predicts dementia years before symptoms occur
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We describe five young (7–13 months old on presentation) male children who suffered from hemiparesis due to ischemic stroke of the basal ganglia, four of them after minor head trauma. All of them had calcification in the basal ganglia visible on computed tomography or cranial ultrasound but not on magnetic resonance imaging. Follow-up care was remarkable for recurrent infarction in three patients. One patient had a second symptomatic stroke on the contralateral side, and two patients showed new asymptomatic infarctions in the contralateral basal ganglia on imaging. In view of the scant literature, this clinic-radiolo...
Source: Neuropediatrics - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Clinicial researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh have developed an artificial intelligence software for identifying and quantifying small vessel disease, a frequent cause of dementia and stroke in older people, from CT...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Informatics Neurology Neurosurgery Radiology Source Type: blogs
By SAURABH JHA Of my time arguing with doctors, 30 % is spent convincing British doctors that their American counterparts aren’t idiots, 30 % convincing American doctors that British doctors aren’t idiots, and 40 % convincing both that I’m not an idiot. A British doctor once earnestly asked whether American physicians carry credit card reading machines inside their white coats. Myths about the NHS can be equally comical. British doctors don’t prostate every morning in deference to the NHS, like the citizens of Oceania sang to Big Brother in Orwell’s dystopia. Nor, in their daily rounds, do the...
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Title: Scans Can Tell How Long Ago a Stroke OccurredCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
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