ENCHANTED: Intensive BP Lowering Not Linked to Stroke Recovery ENCHANTED: Intensive BP Lowering Not Linked to Stroke Recovery

Although intensive blood pressure management may reduce risk for intracranial hemorrhage in thrombolysis-treated stroke, the protocol does not improve functional outcome, say researchers.Medscape Medical News
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For adults surviving stroke due to spontaneous (non-traumatic) intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) who had taken an antithrombotic (i.e. anticoagulant or antiplatelet) drug for the prevention of vaso-occlusive dis...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Update Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this cohort of ICH patients with milder deficits, HRQoL was affected by stroke severity, comorbidities and age. Feelings of depression before ICH had stronger influence on reporting depression/anxiety after ICH than stroke severity ‐related and outcome parameters. Thus, simple questions on patient's premorbid feelings of sadness/depression could be used to identify patients at risk of depression after ICH for focusing follow‐up and treatment.
Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
ConclusionsAdjuvant treatment with ANP appears to improve the total response rate and neurologic deficit score in patients with ACI and AIH. More well-designed trials are required due to the suboptimal methodological quality of the included trials.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Higher serum albumin is associated with lower HT risk in a dose-dependent manner in AIS patients younger than 60 years.Cerebrovasc Dis 2019;47:88 –94
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Discussion-Local manifestations of snake bite are soft-tissue swelling from edema, necrosis, and hemorrhage. Common long-term sequelae of envenomation is soft-tissue atrophy distal to the bite, particularly in the digits.-Systemic signs and symptoms after a venomous snake bite are due to anticoagulant/procoagulant activity or neurotoxicity. Cerebral hypoxia can occur due to hypotensive shock that may accompany some snake bite envenomations. Neuromuscular disorders with damage of the peripheral nervous system can with blockage of synaptic transmission, at either presynaptic or postsynaptic levels.Common neuro...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
We read with interest the study by Garg et al [1] which concluded that barometric pressure influences the incidence of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH).
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
The objective of this retrospective study was to investigate which cases are more likely to experience vasospasm after thrombectomy with stent retrievers.MethodsWe included 29 patients diagnosed with acute cardiogenic cerebral embolism who were treated with stent retrievers at our facility from December 2014 to December 2017. Atherothrombotic brain infarction cases were excluded because it was difficult to evaluate for vasospasms. Vasospasm was defined as reversible arterial narrowing of
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Pouria Moshayedi, Shashvat M. Desai, Ashutosh P. JadhavAbstractParallel to a more widespread application of endovascular neurothrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke, it is critical to understand the nature and management of associated complications, including wire perforation of the middle cerebral artery (MCA). Sacrifice of the perforated vessel may be necessary to avoid fatal intra-cranial hemorrhage. Here we describe a case of right MCA distribution ischemia complicated by a right MCA perforation. Using super selective inje...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Purpose: The main purpose of this study was to determine whether there were temporal differences in the rates of first stroke hospitalizations and 30-day mortality after stroke between black and white Medicare enrollees. Methods: We used a 20% sample of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years or older and described the annual rate of first hospitalization for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes from years 1988 to 2013, as well as 30-day mortality after stroke hospitalization. We used linear tests of trend to determine whether stroke rates changed over time, and tested the interaction term between race and year to determine ...
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions Because slower myosin heavy chain fiber types are associated with weaker contractile force and slower contractile speed, this faster to slower fiber type shift in tibialis anterior muscles may contribute to weaker and slower muscle contraction in this muscle after stroke. This finding may indicate potential therapeutic benefit from treatments known to influence fiber type plasticity.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
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