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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Publication date: Available online 19 February 2019Source: Neurochemistry InternationalAuthor(s): Shucheng He, Rui Liu, Binbin Li, Liangliang Huang, Wenxiang Fan, Charmaine Ruvimbo Tembachako, Xiaoya Zheng, Xiaoxing Xiong, Masaaki Miyata, Baohui Xu, Yunman Li, Weirong FangAbstractCCR2 could recruit immune cells migrating into brain after ischemic stroke. It is unclear whether and why Propagermanium (PG, a CCR2 inhibitor) is able to protect against ischemic injury. Middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and reperfusion injury in C57BL/6 J male mice were performed in vivo to mimic ischemic stroke. Cultured BV2 microglia e...
Source: Neurochemistry International - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Authors: Blum A, Pastukh N, Sirchan R, Blum N, Chernikoff L, Vaispapir V Abstract BACKGROUND: Endothelial progenitor cells may have a role in ongoing endothelial repair. Impaired mobilization or depletion of these cells may contribute to progression of vascular disease. Our hypothesis was that endothelial progenitor cells would be suppressed in patients with acute cerebrovascular event based on our previous study that found severe endothelial dysfunction in those patients. OBJECTIVES: To study the ability of patients with acute stroke to build colonies of endothelial progenitor cells. METHODS: We studied th...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Perinatal stroke is a potentially debilitating injury, often under-diagnosed in the neonatal period. We conducted a pilot study investigating the role of the portable, non-invasive brain monitoring technique, diffuse optical tomography (DOT), as an early detection tool for infants with perinatal stroke. METHODS: Four stroke-affected infants were scanned with a DOT system within the first 3 days of life and compared to four healthy control subjects. Spectral power, correlation, and phase lag between interhemispheric low frequency (0.0055-0.3 Hz) hemoglobin signals were assessed. Opt...
Source: Pediatric Research - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Pediatr Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Fast, automated deep learning–based image-quality rating can decrease rescan and recall rates, while rendering them technologist-independent. It was estimated that decreasing rescans and recalls from the technologists' values to the values of deep learning could save hospitals $24,000/scanner/year.
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: ADULT BRAIN Source Type: research
CONCLUSION:  Hydraulic expansion showed no difference from conventional surgery in complication after operation, and could decrease the time reliance on catheters and the risk of catheter-related infection, thrombosis, and decrease the related medical care costs. PMID: 30738417 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research
Conclusion Hydraulic expansion showed no difference from conventional surgery in complication after operation, and could decrease the time reliance on catheters and the risk of catheter-related infection, thrombosis, and decrease the related medical care costs. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research
Each year approximately 305,000 people in the United States have a mild stroke.1 A mild stroke occurs when a doctor identifies a lesion in a person ’s brain using a brain scan, but the person is still able to do everyday activities, such as getting dressed.2
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Organization News Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 February 2019Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Kamil Zeleňák, Martin Vorčák, Ján Sýkora, Zuzana Trabalková, Jana Zeleňáková, Ema Kantorová, Vladimír NosáľAbstractA 55-year-old woman with acute ischaemic stroke was referred for endovascular treatment after unsuccessful intravenous thrombolysis. Her initial National Institutes of Health Stroke Score (NIHSS) was 20. The right carotid artery stenting was performed because of the inappropriate result of angioplasty of the right internal carotid artery st...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Stroke is an uncommon but serious potential complication of pregnancy. The management of acute ischemic stroke in pregnant women remains a complex challenge that extends beyond the limits of clinical trial evidence. Patient 1 was a 29-year-old woman 27 weeks into her first pregnancy, without remarkable past medical history or vascular risk factors. She was admitted 1 h after sudden onset of a left total anterior circulation syndrome (National Institute of Health Stroke Scale [NIHSS] score of 23). CT and angio-CT scans were normal. Thrombolysis was performed, with mild clinical improvement. Brain MRI showed multi-territoria...
Source: Case Reports in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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