Depression Is More than a Stigma
Manoj K. Pandey is Lecturer in Economics, Australian National University; Vani S. Kulkarni is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania; and Raghav Gaiha is (Hon. ) Professorial Research Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of ManchesterBy Manoj K. Pandey, Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaCanberra, Philadelphia and Manchester, Mar 20 2019 (IPS) Depression is often distinguished from other non-communicable diseases or NCDs (e.g., cancer, diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases, hypertension) because of the stigma attached to it. Among other consequences, those suffering from depression are often denied access...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Manoj K. Pandey - and Raghav Gaiha Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Significantly Reduced Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation in Large, Real-World Meta-Analysis of Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs)
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Will Peregrine Data Be the Turning Point for Hypertension Therapy?
Ablative Solutions just made a significant contribution to the resurgence of renal denervation procedures for the treatment of uncontrolled hypertension. The Kalamazoo, MI-based company added to the treatment’s resurgence narrative by unveiling compelling data from the Peregrine Post-Market Clinical Trial. The data reveal was during a late-breaking session at the 2019 Cardiovascular Research Technologies meeting in Washington D.C. last week. The Post-Market Study is a European multicenter open-label trial that evaluated the safety and performance of the Peregrine System Infusion Catheter, which has CE mar...
Source: MDDI - March 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Mount Sinai researchers lead trial showing aspiration is equally effective as, and significantly cheaper than, traditional stent retriever approach for clot removal
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Results could change treatment paradigms for the most devastating kind of ischemic stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Extracorporeal Pulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR) of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
For decades, extracorporeal life support (commonly referred to as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO) was used in the operating room (OR) and ICU to treat refractory shock, typically after surgery. More recently, ECMO has been used to treat refractory cardiac arrest; in this indication, it takes the name “ECPR.” Today, ECPR is used in many places. Although there are published case reports, series and after/before studies, there have been no randomized controlled trials to illustrate its effectiveness in the resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. However, ECPR is now recommend...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lionel Lamhaut, MD, PhD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Source Type: news

Fingerstick Blood Test May Prove to Be Lifesaver for Ischemic Stroke Victims by Speeding Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Injury
SMARTChip biosensor undergoing clinical trials in England could pave way for clinical laboratories to provide additional diagnostic tests for monitoring patient progress Emergency medical workers and mobile clinical laboratory technicians may soon have a point-of-care blood test that can identify patients having a stroke from its earliest moments. Currently being developed by Sarissa Biomedical at […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 20, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

Diet Beverages Linked To Increased Stroke Risk & Heart Attacks
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Heart Attack Stroke Source Type: news

Diet Drinks Linked To Increased Stroke Risk & Heart Attacks
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Heart Attack Stroke Source Type: news

SHINE: No Improvement With Intense IV Glucose Control in Stroke SHINE: No Improvement With Intense IV Glucose Control in Stroke
Intense intravenous glucose control does not better improve functional outcomes after an ischemic stroke than standard subcutaneous insulin therapy — and may increase risk for hypoglycemia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

RIGHT-2: No Benefit of Prehospital Nitroglycerin Patch in Stroke RIGHT-2: No Benefit of Prehospital Nitroglycerin Patch in Stroke
The neutral results in ischemic stroke and TIA are disappointing after earlier positive data, and suggestions of a positive and negative effect of nitroglycerin further complicate the interpretation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Post-Onset Shingles Rx Fails to Cut Ischemic Stroke Risk Post-Onset Shingles Rx Fails to Cut Ischemic Stroke Risk
The higher risk for stroke with herpes zoster was not attenuated by antivirals or Zostavax vaccination in older patients, but that shouldn't slow vaccination rates or further study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

World Heart Month
In North America and elsewhere, February is   marked as'Heart Month'- a time to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health, and what we can to reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease.TheCochrane Heart Group was established in 1998. Its   aim is to prepare, maintain and promote the access of systematic reviews of the effect of interventions for treating ischaemic and all other heart diseases and preventing cardiovascular diseases. They have over 30 editors and nearly 1,000 authors. Their wide membership includes clinicians, researchers, and healthcare consumers who share an interest in generating...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Women less likely to receive poststroke imaging
Women who have experienced ischemic stroke are less likely than men to be evaluated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Start-up BURL develops ultrasound-based 'ECG for stroke' Machine learning can predict stroke treatment outcomes Medical groups urge endovascular training for stroke 3 CTA signs show which stroke patients can skip surgery Northwestern Medicine hastens stroke care with mobile CT unit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASA: Flu-Like Illness Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- Influenza-like illness (ILI) is associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke and cervical artery dissection (CeAD), according to two studies presented at the American Stroke Association International Stroke... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women less likely to receive specialized medical evaluations after stroke
(American Heart Association) Hospitalized women with ischemic stroke were less likely than men to be evaluated by stroke specialists and get specialized diagnostic tests, according to preliminary research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Perfuze raises $3m seed round for Millipede stroke catheter
Perfuze said today that it raised more than $3 million for the Millipede catheter it’s developing to treat ischemic stroke. Although not quite in stealth mode, the Galway, Ireland-based firm is close-mouthed about its technology. CEO Wayne Allen and CTO Liam Mullins (who co-founded Embo Medical before its  in 2015,  $YY acquisition by C.R. Bard in 2015) founded Perfuze last year. The €3 million ($3.4 million) seed round, earmarked for Millipede development, was led by European VC shop Earlybird. MedFocus, Enterprise Ireland and an Irish syndicate of medtech veterans and stroke physi...
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Catheters Featured Funding Roundup Neurological Perfuze Stroke Source Type: news

AI reveals cause of transient ischemic attack symptoms
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that analyzed free text in patient...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New algorithm overcomes imaging AI challenges Machine learning can predict stroke treatment outcomes Medical groups urge endovascular training for stroke Key MRI markers link vascular brain injury to health risks AI can prescreen head CT studies for urgent findings (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Products made from whole milk, not 2% "processed" milk, reduce risk of blood clots in the brain
(Natural News) A study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology reveals that soured whole milk products are more effective at reducing the risk of suffering from brain thrombosis or ischemic stroke compared with other dairy products — such as low-fat soured milk products and cheese, buttermilk, or milk — with varying fat percentages. A team of researchers at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis examines migraine's link to higher stroke risk
(Wiley) Migraine with aura was associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study, but a recent post-hoc analysis published in Headache reveals unexpected results suggesting that onset of such migraines before age 50 years is not associated with such risk. Later onset of migraine with aura was linked with a higher risk, however. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fish Oil, Particularly EPA, Linked to Reduced Ischemic Stroke Fish Oil, Particularly EPA, Linked to Reduced Ischemic Stroke
A new study of fish oils and ischemic stroke that included data on adipose tissue levels of key fatty acids has suggested a greater benefit with dietary intakes of EPA than with DHA or total fish oil.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Score to Predict Early Stroke Death New Score to Predict Early Stroke Death
A new clinical score has been developed to identify patients with a high risk of early death after an ischemic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Not Just Acid Reflux: The Need to Think Worst First
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen Sanko, MD, FACEP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Podcast: Cerebrolysin for acute ischaemic stroke
When someone has an acute ischemic stroke, urgent and reliable treatments will reduce their risks of disability or dying from their brain tissue damage. The treatments used vary around the world, and a drug called cerebrolysin is widely used in post-Soviet countries, Eastern Europe, Central and Southeast Asia. In April 2017, the latest update of this review was published by researchers from Kazan Federal University in Russia and Chinara Razzakova, a PhD student from the university interviewed one of the authors, Liliya Eugenevna, for this podcast." This Cochrane Review is about a medicine called cerebrolysin, which is...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

A systematic review of the risk of motor vehicle collision after stroke or transient ischemic attack - Rapoport MJ, Plonka SC, Finestone H, Bayley M, Chee JN, Vrkljan B, Koppel S, Linkewich E, Charlton JL, Marshall S, delCampo M, Boulos MI, Swartz RH, Bhangu J, Saposnik G, Comay J, Dow J, Ayotte D, O'neill D.
BACKGROUND: Returning to driving after stroke is one of the key goals in stroke rehabilitation, and fitness to drive guidelines must be informed by evidence pertaining to risk of motor vehicle collision (MVC) in this population. OBJECTIVES: The pur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Birth control pills found to increase the likelihood of ischemic stroke in women
(Natural News) According to findings from a 2018 review, women who take birth control pills are at higher risk of developing ischemic stroke. The review, which was conducted by researchers from the Loyola University Medical Center, is an updated account of a 2003 paper previously published in the journal Medlink Neurology. Before this review, several studies have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICAC and Effect of Endovascular Stroke Treatment ICAC and Effect of Endovascular Stroke Treatment
Does intracranial carotid artery calcification volume influence the clinical outcome of patients after endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Korean JLK Inspection launches AI-powered imaging diag system
Korean JLK Inspection said yesterday that it launched its AIHub artificial intelligence-powered medical image diagnostics platform. The newly launched AIHub system is designed to analyze images from a number of different imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, X-ray and mammography, the Seoul-based company said. JLK Inspection claims the system can detect and monitor for more than 30 medical conditions in 14 regions of the body. The company added that the system is focused on brain diseases and conditions including ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, brain aneurysm and Alzheimer&rsqu...
Source: Mass Device - December 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Imaging Software / IT jlkinspection Source Type: news

Heart Risks High in Older Cancer Patients Before Diagnosis
FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 -- There's a significant rise in the risk of heart attack and stroke in older people in the months before they're diagnosed with cancer, a new study finds. " Our data show there is an associated risk of ischemic stroke and heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cerebrovascular Risk May Not Be Higher in Familial Hypercholesterolemia Cerebrovascular Risk May Not Be Higher in Familial Hypercholesterolemia
People with familial cholesterolemia (FH) may not be at increased risk of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) and ischemic stroke after all, according to a registry study from Norway.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Readmissions High After Endovascular Therapy for Stroke Readmissions High After Endovascular Therapy for Stroke
Patents undergoing endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke have a high rate of 30-day non-elective hospital readmission but no higher than those receiving thrombolysis alone, a new large cohort study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dementia, Alzheimer's linked to stroke deaths
Researchers in Sweden have tied deaths from ischemic stroke to dementia and Alzheimer's disease, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Incidence of Ischemic Stroke in Patients Taking NOACs Higher Incidence of Ischemic Stroke in Patients Taking NOACs
Does the reduced risk of nontraumatic bleeding in patients taking NOACs as opposed to warfarin come at the cost of a higher risk of ischemic stroke?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Stroke patients can strengthen their brain function with ginseng
(Natural News) A study in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has found that panaxatriol saponins (PTS), an extract derived from the Chinese ginseng (Panax notoginseng) can protect the brain from further damage after a stroke. Researchers from Nanjing University in China looked at how traditional medicine uses Chinese ginseng to treat ischemic stroke and investigated its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The microRNA miR-7a-5p ameliorates ischemic brain damage by repressing {alpha}-synuclein
Ischemic stroke, which is caused by a clot that blocks blood flow to the brain, can be severely disabling and sometimes fatal. We previously showed that transient focal ischemia in a rat model induces extensive temporal changes in the expression of cerebral microRNAs, with a sustained decrease in the abundance of miR-7a-5p (miR-7). Here, we evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of a miR-7 mimic oligonucleotide after cerebral ischemia in rodents according to the Stroke Treatment Academic Industry Roundtable (STAIR) criteria. Rodents were injected locally or systemically with miR-7 mimic before or after transient middle cerebra...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - December 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kim, T., Mehta, S. L., Morris-Blanco, K. C., Chokkalla, A. K., Chelluboina, B., Lopez, M., Sullivan, R., Kim, H. T., Cook, T. D., Kim, J. Y., Kim, H., Kim, C., Vemuganti, R. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

J & J ’s Cerenovus launches global thrombectomy registry
Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Cerenovus said today that it launched a new registry aiming to collect and analyze stroke-inducing blood clots removed with the company’s Embotrap II revascularization device. The Irvine, Calif.-based company touted the Excellent registry as the single largest global registry of its kind to date, looking to enroll up to 1,000 ischemic stroke patients across 50 locations in the U.S. and Europe. Investigators in the trial will collect and analyze clots removed to explore how different characteristics, including size, composition and density may affect outcomes, the com...
Source: Mass Device - December 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Featured Neurological cerenovus johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Past Covidien, ev3 Activities are Costing Medtronic a Hefty Sum
Sometimes acquiring other companies means taking the bad with the good. In Medtronic's case, that means settling multiple Department of Justice claims against ev3, a business Medtronic owns by way of its Covidien acquisition. Covidien bought ev3 in 2010 and Medtronic finalized its $49.9 billion Covidien deal in early 2015. Now, Medtronic is paying the price for activities that ev3 allegedly conducted between 2005 and 2009 involving the Onyx Liquid Embolic System. FDA approved the device in 2005 as a liquid embolization device that is surgically injected into blood vessels to block blood flow to arteriovenous malformations ...
Source: MDDI - December 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Medtronic to pay $51m to settle Covidien, ev3 DoJ investigations
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said yesterday that it agreed to pay $50.9 million to settle a number of U.S. Dept. of Justice probes into marketing activities from companies it acquired, Covidien and ev3. Medtronic said that its subsidiary ev3, acquired when the Fridley, Minn.-based medtech giant picked up Covidien in 2015, agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge related to its marketing of the Onyx Liquid Embolic System, pay $17.9 million and adopt new compliance and reporting terms for three years. The charges relate to ev3’s marketing of the device for “unproven and potentially dangerous uses,” feder...
Source: Mass Device - December 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Legal News Medtronic Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Stroke, Dissection Risk With MS Drug Alemtuzumab FDA Warns of Stroke, Dissection Risk With MS Drug Alemtuzumab
Thirteen cases of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and cervicocephalic arterial dissection associated with alemtuzumab prompt FDA to add warnings to the drug label.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

More stroke patients to be offered life-saving procedure
Patients with acute ischaemic stroke should be offered a procedure to remove the blood clot up to 24 hours after the onset of symptoms. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Thrombectomy to be offered up to 24h after onset of stroke
NICE recommends procedure in new draft guideline Related items fromOnMedica Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine Stroke deaths falling in Europe, overall Diagnosing a transient ischaemic attack One in two women and one in three men will develop neurological disease Having a stroke doubles dementia risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Risk for AF Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Risk for AF
Migraine with visual aura appears to increase the risk for incident atrial fibrillation (AF), a connection that may place this population at increased risk for subsequent ischemic stroke, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Nico raises $13m Series B for neurosurgery devices
Nico Corp. said today that it raised nearly $13 million in a Series B round from a group of existing backers for its line of neurosurgery devices. Indianapolis-based Nico said the $12.5 million round is earmarked for new product development and commercialization, clinical and economic studies, growing its sales and clinical teams, and expanding its footprint in Europe. “Our shareholders have again confirmed their commitment and confidence in the value and outcomes of Nico technologies and our ability to both grow and create new markets in neurosurgery,” president & CEO Jim Pearson said in prepared rema...
Source: Mass Device - November 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Neurological Surgical Wall Street Beat Nico Corp. Source Type: news

VNS With Upper Limb Rehabilitation After Chronic Stroke VNS With Upper Limb Rehabilitation After Chronic Stroke
Is vagus nerve stimulation a useful adjunct to standard rehabilitation for improving arm function after chronic ischemic stroke?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

In-Hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke
THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 -- For patients with ischemic stroke, infection during stroke hospitalization is associated with increased odds of 30-day readmission, according to a study published online Nov. 1 in Stroke. Amelia K. Boehme, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EMedHome's Clinical Pearl: Isolated Hand Palsy May Be Acute Ischemic Stroke
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - November 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: EMedHome's Clinical Pearl Source Type: news

Experimental vaccine may reduce post-stroke blood clot risk
(American Heart Association) An experimental vaccine might one day protect ischemic stroke survivors from developing blood clots and subsequent strokes. The vaccine was found to be as safe and effective as one of the most widely used oral blood thinners currently used to reduce clotting risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Delaying thombectomy, even for minutes, can lead to lifelong consequences
Delaying endovascular thrombectomy treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke can take time off of patient’s lives and cost hospitals extra, according to a new study reported by Medscape. Results from the study were presented by Dr. Wolfgang Kunz of Munich, Germany’s Ludwig Maximilian University during the 11th World Stroke Congress. Every hour of delay within the first six resulted in, on average, a loss of approximately 0.6 quality-adjusted life years, or approximately 7.7 months of disability-free life, according to the report. Beyond patient outcomes, every hour of delay also reduces the economic val...
Source: Mass Device - October 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Vascular Source Type: news

Did post-Soviet Russians drink themselves to death?
By Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame SundaramMOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 2018 (IPS)Although initially obscured by The Economist, among others, the sudden and unprecedented increase in Russian adult male mortality during 1992-1994 is no longer denied. Instead, the debate is now over why?Having advocated ‘shock therapy’, a ‘big bang’, ‘sudden’ or rapid post-Soviet transition, Jeffrey Sachs and others have claimed that the sudden collapse in Russian adult male life expectancy was due to a sudden increase in alcohol consumption, playing into popular foreign images of vodka-binging Russian me...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Europe Global Governance Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Stroke Rates Higher Among Pot Users
A new study says that smoking marijuana could raise the risk for any stroke by 15 percent and 29 percent for an ischemic stroke -- the most common kind, (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reducing your salt intake by just 1 teaspoon a day can do wonders for your heart
(Natural News) In the U.K., there are about 60,666 deaths per year caused by stroke and at least 124,037 deaths caused by ischemic heart disease. With these alarming figures, it helps to know that researchers found that reducing salt intake by three grams per day can lower blood pressure, which in turn can help reduce the occurrence... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news