Paramedic, 23, suffers a stroke after cracking her neck and mistakes her own symptoms as being drunk

Natalie Kunicki, who works for the London Ambulance Service, stretched while watching films in bed after a night out drinking. A burst artery caused a blood clot in her brain and triggered a stroke.
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Publication date: Available online 16 April 2019Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Masahito Nakazaki, Masanori Sasaki, Yuko Kataoka-Sasaki, Shinichi Oka, Junpei Suzuki, Yuichi Sasaki, Hiroshi Nagahama, Kazuo Hashi, Jeffery D. Kocsis, Osamu HonmouAbstractCerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) is not only a cause of vascular dementia (VD) but also a contributing factor to Alzheimer's disease (AD). The essential pathological feature of CSVD is the disruption of blood–brain barrier (BBB). Dysfunction of BBB due to degeneration of both endothelial cells and pericytes in capillaries leads to neuronal damage and progressive brain...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Authors: Rahurkar S, McFarlane TD, Wang J, Hoover S, Hammond F, Kean J, Dixon BE Abstract Traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI) and stroke are conditions of interest to public health as they can result in long-term outcomes and disabilities. Specialized registries can facilitate public health surveillance, however only 4% of hospitals in the United States actively engage in electronic reporting to these registries. We leveraged electronic claims and clinical data from a health information exchange to create a statewide TBI/SCI/Stroke registry to facilitate the study of long-term outcomes and health...
Source: AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings - Category: Bioinformatics Tags: AMIA Annu Symp Proc Source Type: research
Conclusion: CRP has a significant direct, yet weak, correlation to the severity of stroke. In addition, the level of CRP at admission may have a clinical implication to identify those at a higher risk of death or recurrence.Neuroepidemiology
Source: Neuroepidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: A comprehensive stroke strategy should also address socioeconomic disadvantages.Neuroepidemiology
Source: Neuroepidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis is the first systematic report which shows that patients with MMA are at high risk to be falsely diagnosed and treated. Depiction of typical vascular abnormalities in angiopathy is essential. Normal CSF cell counts, negative oligoclonal bands, and lack of infratentorial lesions as well as gadolinium-positive T1 lesions on MRI may be red flags differentiating this vasculopathy from vasculitis and MS.
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
New York University published the study which looked into sleep and health after searching more than 8,000 websites, news reports and publications.
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Conclusion: The YLD, YLL, and DALYs observed reinforce the need for targeted prevention of risk factors and comprehensive stroke care initiatives in Kenya.Neuroepidemiology
Source: Neuroepidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study represents the largest stroke awareness survey in a Spanish-speaking population. There was good recognition of some basic facts of stroke. However, the population had poor knowledge of prevalence and severity of the disease, transient ischemic attacks, and treatment availability.Neuroepidemiology
Source: Neuroepidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Knowledge of stroke symptoms and perception of self-risk are low in northern Tanzania, but most residents would present to a hospital for stroke-like symptoms.Neuroepidemiology
Source: Neuroepidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Conclusions In recent years, there have been many advances in the understanding of the molecular basis for vascular involvement in APS, but many areas need to be further investigated, in particular the association between altered genetic/epigenetic profiles, autoantibodies and clinical manifestations, and the effectiveness of new therapeutic strategies. It would be interesting to apply next generation sequencing technologies like RNA-Seq along with GWAS to screen both, the gene profile and the whole transcriptome of large cohorts of primary APS patients, in order to reveal the mutations/polymorphisms, post-transcriptiona...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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