Stroke: Warning signs you probably don’t know

STROKE symptoms can appear rapidly. If you see someone having a stroke you need to act fast, by calling the emergency services on 999. Not everyone knows this warning sign.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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“AI and machine learning are going to transform healthcare, as they have virtually every other industry they have touched,” said Gene Saragnese, chairman and CEO of MaxQ AI in an interview with MD+DI. “Our world is surrounded by algorithms that present information, but one place it’s been lacking is healthcare.” MaxQ AI is doing its best to remedy that deficiency, starting with software that can detect intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). The company’s recently FDA-cleared Accipio Ix is used with noncontrast co...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: PA use may reduce initial stroke severity in AT stroke and the risk of END, and can improve functional outcome at three months irrespective of stroke subtypes. PMID: 30429408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Mechanical inspiration and expiration exercise had a therapeutic effect on velopharyngeal incompetence in subacute stroke patients with dysphagia. This therapy is easy to provide clinically and could be a useful therapeutic strategy for velo-pharyngeal incompetence with dysphagia in patients with stroke. PMID: 30426133 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Authors: Hildick-Smith D, Turner M, Shaw L, Nakum M, Ó Hartaigh B, Evans RM, Rhodes JF, Sondergaard L, Kasner SE Abstract AIMS: Percutaneous closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) is known to lower the risk of recurrent stroke in patients with a cryptogenic stroke. However, the economic implications of transcatheter PFO closure are less well known. From a UK payer perspective, we performed a detailed economic appraisal of PFO closure for prevention of recurrent ischemic stroke in patients with a PFO who had experienced a cryptogenic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Markov cohort model was constructed us...
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
We present a 44-year-old man admitted for vasospastic angina that suffered a right middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion after a cardiac catheterization. Mechanical thrombectomy was indicated and complete arterial recanalization was achieved. The material obtained showed a fragment of a healthy artery. Partial radial endarterectomy and cerebral embolization may be a rare complication of cardiac catheterization.
Source: Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Condition:   Ischemic Stroke Interventions:   Other: head-down position treatment;   Other: guideline-based treatment Sponsor:   General Hospital of Shenyang Military Region Not yet recruiting
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Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents as the disasters become more commonplace. Research suggests children, the elderly and those with existing health problems are most at risk. Short-term exposure to wildfire smoke can worsen existing asthma and lung disease, leading to emergency room treatment or hospitalization, studies have shown. Increases in doctor visits or hospital treatment for respiratory infections, bronchitis and pneumonia i...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: Brain, Behavior, and ImmunityAuthor(s): Raymond Wong, Nikolett Lénárt, Laura Hill, Lauren Toms, Graham Coutts, Bernadett Martinecz, Eszter Császár, Gábor Nyiri, Athina Papaemmanouil, Ari Waisman, Werner Müller, Markus Schwaninger, Nancy Rothwell, Sheila Francis, Emmanuel Pinteaux, Adam Denes, Stuart M. AllanAbstractThe cytokine interleukin-1 (IL-1) is a key contributor to neuroinflammation and brain injury, yet mechanisms by which IL-1 triggers neuronal injury remain unknown. Here we induced conditional deletion of IL-1R1 in ...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractHorizontal gaze deviation (HGD) on computed tomography (CT) is considered a useful finding for detecting ischemic stroke. To enhance its availability, we studied the criterion suitable for visual determination and lesion characteristics. The clinical records of 327 ischemic stroke patients and 193 non-stroke controls were reviewed with measurements of eye deviation angles on CT. Initially, the HGD criterion defined by the minimum angle in unidirectionally deviated eyes was determined from control data. Subsequently, patients were classified by infarcted arterial territory and stroke subtype, and compared with contr...
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
We described here the unusual case and iconography of an isolated IA dissection after rifle recoil initially presenting as a stroke.
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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