ALPHASTROKE, A Better Way to Diagnose Strokes: Interview with CEO Matt Kesinger

Strokes affect nearly 800,000 Americans per year. One of the most important prognostic factors is the time from symptom onset to treatment. Currently, strokes are usually diagnosed by first-responders using a quick physical exam — a subjective ...
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ConclusionThis propensity score analysis demonstrated that the EVT patients with acute ICAD-related MCA M1 occlusion had similar angiographic and clinical outcomes compared to those with M1 embolism on a  similar baseline condition.
Source: Klinische Neuroradiologie - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate pump position, derived from chest X-rays of HM3 patients, in correlation to any neurological dysfunction (ND) and specifically to ischemic stroke (IS) and intracranial hemorrhage (ICH).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (216) Source Type: research
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability, with the administration of reverse transcriptase-plasminogen activator (rtPA) improving outcomes in a time-dependent manner. Only 52.3% of our eligible stroke patients received rtPA within 60 minutes of arrival. We aimed to better the percentage of acute stroke patients receiving rtPA within 60 minutes of arrival at the emergency department (ED). METHODS: Results from the first year of a clinical practice improvement project, where quality improvement interventions were implemented, are presented. Primary outcome measure was percentage ...
Source: Singapore Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Singapore Med J Source Type: research
Moyamoya disease is a cerebrovascular disease of unknown origin causing progressive stenosis of the intracranial arteries in the circle of Willis.1,2 Stenoocclusive lesions and the subsequent hemodynamic compromise result in the formation of dilated, fragile collateral vessels at the base of the brain, which are termed moyamoya vessels. The presentation of patients with these lesions varies from asymptomatic to symptoms of headache, epilepsy, and ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Patients with moyamoya disease sometimes have concomitant extracranial arterial stenosis3; of all the extracranial arteries reported, the most com...
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
In conclusion, available evidence from aggregate data supported a modest advantage of ticagrelor-involving regimens for the primary stroke prevention in CAD compared with other antiplatelet regimens after the trade-off between reducing IS and inducing ICH, where more benefits might be expected from long-term and low-dose use of tica grelor among patients with chronic coronary syndrome. Further collaborative meta-analysis of individual participant data from well-designed and statistically-powered trials would be needed to generate high quality evidence on this issue.
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
ConclusionClopidogrel monotherapy was neither inferior nor superior to aspirin monotherapy for the secondary prevention of recurrent cerebrovascular attack following previous ischemic stroke in patients with T2DM. Hence, clopidogrel or aspirin monotherapy is equally safe and effective in these patients with T2DM.
Source: Diabetes Therapy - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) occurs in about 10%-20% of all stroke patients, and the overall incidence is approximately 25 of 100 000 per year1 and is expected to increase, given the increasing age of the population globally. Compared with ischemic stroke, ICH is correlated with a worse outcome, a mortality rate of around 40% and a dearth of effective treatments.1,2 It has been proven that serum lipid plays a vital role in the progression of cardiovascular disease and ischemic stroke.3 Nevertheless, the relationship between serum lipid concentrations and ICH remains unclear.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
There is a lack of information on the natural history of asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (AsymCS) associated with cardiovascular diseases that require surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors for postoperative ipsilateral ischemic stroke and all-cause mortality after cardiovascular surgery in patients with AsymCS.
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionHematoma expansion (HE) after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is associated with short-term mortality, but its impact on long-term prognosis is still unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of HE on long-term survival and functional status after spontaneous ICH.MethodsConsecutive patients admitted with spontaneous ICH were prospectively enrolled and followed up for a minimum of 2  years. We compared short-term (
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionLower LMR was independently related to higher risk of HT in patients with AIS. Admission LMR may be used as one of the predictors for HT. Further prospective multicenter studies are needed to validate our findings.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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