Start-up BURL develops ultrasound-based 'ECG for stroke'

SAN FRANCISCO - A California start-up is developing an ultrasound-based device...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study reveals steep cost of delaying stroke treatment 3 CTA signs show which stroke patients can skip surgery 5 risk factors help predict brain hemorrhage on CT AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment
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The primary aim of this prospective pilot study was to assess feasibility of implementing goal-oriented attentional self-regulation (GOALS) training in Slovenia with patients with multiple cognitive deficits after acquired brain injury in acute phase of recovery. Seven patients with acquired brain injury (i.e. stroke, traumatic brain injury, and subarachnoid hemorrhage) with a mean postinjury time of 4.3 months (SD = 1.25) and mean age of 34.5 years (SD = 18.6) were recruited for the study. The group program consisted of 10 sessions twice a week and included cognitive strategy training, social skills training, and psychoed...
Source: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Between 2008 and 2012, the intensity of rehabilitation therapy for the recovery phase of stroke was gradually increased at our hospital in line with the policy of Japan’s National Insurance System. Training hours increased from 0.8 to 2.5 hours/day without introducing any new techniques, programs, or equipment. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the increased intensity of rehabilitation on the improvement of activity of daily living of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage. We retrospectively compared patient outcomes for the periods 2013–2017 (N = 162) and 2003–2007 (N = 116) ...
Source: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
AbstractThere were limited studies comparing the anterior (AC) and posterior (PC) circulation acute ischemic strokes (AIS). Our study aimed to evaluate distinct features of AC and PC strokes regarding clinical, vascular risk, pathogenesis and outcome factors after endovascular procedures. This multicenter prospective study registered 873 patients with acute large occlusion of anterior circulation stroke (ACS) and posterior circulation stroke (PCS). Patients who underwent endovascular procedures were included in this study. The differences in ACS and PCS regarding baseline characteristics, post-operative intracranial hemorr...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) are relatively uncommon neurological disorders, but their detection has been increasing mainly due to clinical awareness and spreading of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Because these syndromes share some common clinical and radiologic features and occasionally occur in the same patient, misdiagnosis may occur. PRES is characterized by varied neurological symptoms including headache, impaired visual acuity or visual field deficit, confusion, disorders of consciousness, seizures, and motor deficits often associated...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Objective: To explore the value of whole-brain perfusion parameters combined with multiphase computed tomography angiography (MP-CTA) in predicting the hemorrhagic transformation (HT) of ischemic stroke. Methods: A total of 64 patients with ischemic stroke who underwent noncontrast computed tomography, computed tomography perfusion imaging, and computed tomography angiography before treatment from August 2017 to June 2019 were included retrospectively. The perfusion parameters cerebral blood volume (CBV), cerebral blood flow (CBF), time to peak (TTP), mean transit time (MTT), time to maximum (Tmax), and permeability surfac...
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 February 2020Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Takahiko Imai, Tomoki Sugiyama, Sena Iwata, Shinsuke Nakamura, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Hideaki HaraAbstractIntracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is a devastating disease that induces hematoma formation with poor neuronal outcome. Levetiracetam (LEV) has been approval for epilepsy seizures. In a previous study, LEV exerted protective effects on cerebral ischemia models; however, the detail effects and the influence of LEV on ICH are still unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate whether oral administration of LEV (50 or 150 mg/kg) has protective...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Current guidelines limit thrombolytic treatment of stroke to those patients who present within 4.5  h to minimize the risk of hemorrhagic complications. Risk of hemorrhage increases with increasing blood-brain ...
Source: BMC Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionA lower TSH value upon admission may predict an unfavorable functional outcome in AIS patients after EVT, but thyroid hormone levels have no bearing on the risk of HT.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study examined sex differences in central and peripheral T cell immune responses, systemic effects on gut permeability and microbiota diversity and behavioral outcomes after stroke in aged mice. We hypothesized that there are sex differences in the immune response to stroke in aged animals.MethodsC57BL/6N mice (20-22 months) were subjected to 60 min middle cerebral artery occlusion, or sham surgery. T cells were quantified in brain and blood at 3, 7 and 15 days (d) post-stroke by flow cytometry. Peripheral effects on gut permeability and microbiota diversity, as well as neurological function were assessed up to 14d, a...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Time-critical acute ischemic conditions such as ST-elevation myocardial infarction and acute ischemic stroke are staples in Emergency Medicine practice. While timely reperfusion therapy is a priority, the resultant acute ischemia/reperfusion injury contributes to significant mortality and morbidity. Among therapeutics targeting ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI), remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) has emerged as the most promising. RIC, which consists of repetitive inflation and deflation of a pneumatic cuff on a limb, was first demonstrated to have protective effect on IRI through various neural and humoral mechanisms. It...
Source: Shock - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
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