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.
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Yuan Tao, Brenda RappAbstractA better understanding of the neural network properties that support cognitive recovery after a brain lesion is important for our understanding of human neuroplasticity and may have valuable clinical implications. In fifteen individuals with chronic, acquired written language deficits subsequent to left-hemisphere stroke, we used task-based functional connectivity to evaluate the relationship between the graph-theoretic measures (modularity, participation coefficient and within-module degree z-score) and writte...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
BACKGROUND There are limited data examining the impact of screening for blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) in the geriatric population sustaining falls. We hypothesize that BCVI screening in this cohort would rarely identify injuries that would change management. METHODS A retrospective study (2012–2016) identified patients 65 years or older with Abbreviated Injury Scores for the head and neck region or face region of 1 or greater after falls of 5 ft or less. Patients who met the expanded Denver criteria for BCVI screening were included for analysis. Outcomes were change in management (defined as the initiation...
Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: The Lancet NeurologyAuthor(s): Georgios Tsivgoulis, Aristeidis H Katsanos
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: The Lancet NeurologyAuthor(s): Duncan Wilson, Gareth Ambler, Keon-Joo Lee, Jae-Sung Lim, Masayuki Shiozawa, Masatoshi Koga, Linxin Li, Caroline Lovelock, Hugues Chabriat, Michael Hennerici, Yuen Kwun Wong, Henry Ka Fung Mak, Luis Prats-Sánchez, Alejandro Martínez-Domeño, Shigeru Inamura, Kazuhisa Yoshifuji, Ethem Murat Arsava, Solveig Horstmann, Jan Purrucker, Bonnie Yin Ka LamSummaryBackgroundCerebral microbleeds are a neuroimaging biomarker of stroke risk. A crucial clinical question is whether cerebral microbleeds indicate patients with recent is...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: The Lancet NeurologyAuthor(s): Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, David P Minks, Dipayan Mitra, Mark A Rodrigues, Priya Bhatnagar, Johann C du Plessis, Yogish Joshi, Martin S Dennis, Gordon D Murray, David E Newby, Peter A G Sandercock, Nikola Sprigg, Jacqueline Stephen, Cathie L M Sudlow, David J Werring, William N Whiteley, Joanna M Wardlaw, Philip M White, Colin Baigent, Daniel LassersonSummaryBackgroundFindings from the RESTART trial suggest that starting antiplatelet therapy might reduce the risk of recurrent symptomatic intracerebral haemorrhage compared with avoiding antipl...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Patients with prior stroke may be the preferred group for LAAC regardless of the presence or absence of contraindications for anticoagulant therapy.
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: We provided an exhaustive overview and real-life professional practices conditions in thrombolyzed AIS. Despite a later prehospital management in neurovascular units and more severe strokes at admission, women and men had both similar outcomes at hospital discharge and in 3-month survival, but women were associated to worst functional outcome at 3 months.Cerebrovasc Dis
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Flow-diverting stents are being used to treat diverse types of aneurysms and in various locations, in distal small caliber vessels where other treatment options pose a considerable risk. Small caliber group had similar complication and occlusion rates compared to proximal vessel group. PMID: 31111723 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research
Older passengers may have a higher risk of heart failure or stroke following a car crash, new research shows.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): María M. Adeva-Andany, Raquel Funcasta-Calderón, Carlos Fernández-Fernández, Eva Ameneiros-Rodríguez, Alberto Domínguez-MonteroAbstractPatients with diabetes experience increased cardiovascular risk that is not fully explained by deficient glycemic control or traditional cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking and hypercholesterolemia. Asymptomatic patients with diabetes show structural and functional vascular damage that includes impaired vasodilatio...
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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