People living in noisy traffic areas may be 30 per cent more likely to have a deadly stroke

Researchers in Barcelona analysed records of more than 2,700 stroke victims in Spain and also found that having a 984-foot (300m) 'buffer' of green space around the home reduced stroke risk.
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Severe thalamic injury can determine a particular type of vascular dementia affecting multiple network dysfunctions, considered the central role of thalamus as a hub for afferent and efferent stimuli. A 67-year-old male patient with bilateral thalamic stroke was studied with positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and cognitive assessment, performed at baseline and at two follow-up evaluations. A pattern primarily involving thalamo-frontal connections was observed by both PET and tractography analyses. All significant differences between the patient and controls involved the anterior thalamic radiation, o...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study aimed to explore the associations between perceived built environment attributes and objectively measured physical activity outcomes in community-dwelling ambulatory patients with stroke. This cross-sectional study recruited patients who could walk outside without assistance. We assessed both objectively measured physical activity outcomes such as number of steps and duration of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) with an accelerometer and the patients’ perceived surrounding built environment with the International Physical Activity Questionnaire Environmental Module. Sixty-one patients (67.0...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
The battery-powered device is designed to help people with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Untreated OSA is linked to a higher risk of conditions such as heart disease and stroke.
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Publication date: Available online 13 October 2019Source: Sensors and Actuators A: PhysicalAuthor(s): Sohail Iqbal, Afzaal MalikAbstractThis paper provides a comprehensive review on the design and development of micro displacement amplification mechanisms. Micro displacement amplification mechanisms are gaining importance in MEMS applications where motion precision, reliability, accuracy, and compactness are needed. These displacement amplification mechanisms improve the sensitivity of micro-sensors and voltage stroke ratio of micro actuators. There advantages have opened doors for new and improved micro devices with unpre...
Source: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical - Category: Physics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 October 2019Source: Journal of Molecular LiquidsAuthor(s): N. Rivera, A. García, A. Fernández-González, D. Blanco, R. González, A. Hernández BattezAbstractTribological behavior of three Fatty Acid anion-based Ionic Liquids (FAILs) with the same ammonium cation ([N8881]) and different anions ([C16:0], [C12:0] and [C8:0]) were studied. Four different tribopairs (steel-steel, aluminum-steel, bronze-steel and tungsten carbide-steel) were tested for each FAIL using a ball-on-disc reciprocating test for 30 min (room temperature, 50 N-load, 4 mm of str...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
A study finds working long hours at least 50 days a year is associated with higher stroke risks than with those who work less.
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The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Michael J. Fox Foundation launches $2M PET tracer prize
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This cohort study examines the use of endovascular recanalization in pediatric patients with arterial ischemic stroke and clinical outcomes.
Source: JAMA Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The standard of care for stroke treatment in adults changed rapidly in 2015 after results from 5 major clinical trials each showed efficacy of endovascular treatment of anterior circulation large-vessel occlusion within 6 hours of stroke onset. The positive results of these studies have since raised questions about whether endovascular therapy should be used for children who present with stroke due to large-vessel occlusion and, other than age, fit adult criteria for thrombectomy. Compared with the occurrence in adults, ischemic stroke in children is uncommon, but remains important to address because the resulting disabili...
Source: JAMA Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Since the publication of the first IV thrombolysis trial with alteplase1 and subsequent analyses showing a strong correlation between early treatment and favorable outcome,2,3 the medical community has been focused on early identification of stroke and rapid delivery of suspected patients to the nearest alteplase-capable hospital. The importance of early stroke treatment created a need for a stroke system of care where there is a widespread network of medical facilities in which IV alteplase can be administered, and subsequent care can take place at another facility of higher level of care. The state of Minnesota has adopt...
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: All Cerebrovascular disease/Stroke Editorial Source Type: research
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