When Seconds Count: One Funder's Work to Improve Stroke Outcomes in Rural America
Highlights the philanthropic work of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to expand and enhance stroke care in the upper Midwest, with a specific focus on their recent work in Nebraska. Stroke mortality in rural areas can be as much as 30% higher than in urban areas, but investments in these largely-rural states with longer emergency response time work to reduce this disparity.
CONCLUSIONS: Caregivers of people with stroke experience mental disorders and burden negatively affecting their quality of life. Therefore, there is a need to implement strategies which should aim to the management of these problems for the welfare of both patients and their caregivers. PMID: 30315561 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: In LAO patients, directly proceeding EVT following IVT may not be hesitated. In addition, while LAO patients with incomplete IV-tPA treatment responses result in transient improvement of neurological symptoms but later reversed, EVT may be a potential rescue therapy in carefully selected patients. PMID: 30315557 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Zhu L Abstract Despite more than 80 years of animal experiments and clinical practice, efficacy of hypothermia in improving treatment outcomes in patients suffering from cell and tissue damage caused by ischemia is still ongoing. This review will first describe the history of utilizing cooling in medical treatment, followed by chemical and biochemical mechanisms of cooling that can lead to neuroprotection often observed in animal studies and some clinical studies. The next sections will be focused on current cooling approaches/devices, as well as cooling parameters recommended by researchers and clinicians...
Authors: Ross SY, Roberts S, Taggart H, Patronas C Abstract This quality improvement project focused on improving patient education and patient satisfaction, and reducing all-cause 30-day readmissions. A 72-hour discharge follow-up telephone call was completed in patients discharged home with diagnosis of stroke. PMID: 30304593 [PubMed]
CONCLUSIONS: In contemporary practice, women with stable CAD had a poorer control of cardiovascular risk. However, at 5-year follow-up, cardiovascular outcomes were similar for both genders. PMID: 30311758 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsThis study demonstrates an association between SVD and motor impairment, and between vascular risk factors, particularly hypertension, and dementia in PD and highlights the need to manage vascular co-morbidities in PD patients.
In this study, researchers reviewed several cases of novel...
ConclusionTreating physicians should be aware of the rare but possible complication of ischemic stroke following a case of wasp sting.
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Publication date: November 2018Source: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America, Volume 28, Issue 4Author(s): Jean-Pierre Pruvo, Jerome Berge, Gregory Kuchcinski, Martin Bretzner, Xavier Leclerc, Lotfi Hacein-Bey