Early Apixaban Use Following Stroke in Patients With AF Early Apixaban Use Following Stroke in Patients With AF
The AREST trial evaluated the optimal time to initiate anticoagulation with apixaban after AF-related acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemia attack.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Nurse Work Environment Tied to Ischemic Stroke Outcomes
TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 -- In hospitals with better nurse work environments, ischemic stroke patients experience lower odds of readmissions and shorter lengths of stay, according to a study published online March 2 in Research in Nursing&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Comfort Care Intervention Use for Ischemic Stroke Increased Over Time
WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021 -- Among patients with ischemic stroke, comfort care intervention (CCI) use has increased over time, but there are considerable disparities in use, according to a study published online April 7 in the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Frequency of Acute Ischemic Stroke Low in COVID - 19 Patients
Occurrence of acute ischemic stroke in COVID - 19 is associated with increased risk for requiring long - term care (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 1, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Frequency of Acute Ischemic Stroke Low in COVID-19 Patients
THURSDAY, April 1, 2021 -- Acute ischemic stroke is infrequent in patients with COVID-19 and usually occurs in the presence of other cardiovascular risk factors, according to a study published in the March issue of Stroke. Adnan I. Qureshi, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Endovascular Therapy Effective in Vertebrobasilar Artery Occlusion Endovascular Therapy Effective in Vertebrobasilar Artery Occlusion
A pooled analysis of two inconclusive trials suggests a significant functional benefit of treatment for patients with moderate to severe ischemic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Acute Ischemic Stroke and COVID-19 Acute Ischemic Stroke and COVID-19
This study identified risk factors, comorbidities, and outcomes in patients with COVID-19 with or without acute ischemic stroke.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Long-Term Survival Among Older Adults After Ischemic Stroke Long-Term Survival Among Older Adults After Ischemic Stroke
Are there significant racial/ethnic and geographic disparities in long-term survival after acute ischemic stroke?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Kallikrein Formulation Appears Safe in Ischemic Stroke Kallikrein Formulation Appears Safe in Ischemic Stroke
The drug, which has regulatory approval in China, is believed to improve microcirculation and reduce inflammation. New phase 2 data include signals of a potential functional benefit of kallikreinMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Black Medicare patients have higher long-term stroke death rates
A study of Medicare patients found Black patients who have an ischemic stroke (blocked blood flow to the brain) die at a higher rate than white patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Insertable Cardiac Monitors Improve AF Detection After Stroke Insertable Cardiac Monitors Improve AF Detection After Stroke
ICMs detect atrial fibrillation (AF) more often than standard care does among patients with recent ischemic stroke linked to small-vessel occlusion or large-vessel atherosclerosis, the STROKE AF trial shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ischemic Stroke Rate in COVID-19: A More Accurate Estimate Ischemic Stroke Rate in COVID-19: A More Accurate Estimate
A more accurate estimate of the ischemic stroke risk in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 infection has come from a large American Heart Association registry study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ASA: Women at Greater Risk for Poststroke Depression
Additionally, patients with acute ischemic stroke at higher risk for developing depression than patients with acute myocardial infarction (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of PONVORY ™ (ponesimod), an Oral Treatment for Adults with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Proven Superior to Aubagio® (teriflunomide) in Reducing Annual Relapses and Brain Lesions
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – (March 19, 2021) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PONVORY™ (ponesimod), a once-daily oral selective sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) modulator, to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease.1,2,3 PONVORY™ offers MS patients superior efficacy in reducing annualized relapse rates compared to an established oral therapy and a proven safety profi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Mobile Stroke Units Improve Outcomes in Ischemic Stroke Mobile Stroke Units Improve Outcomes in Ischemic Stroke
Patients treated in an MSU were more likely to receive tPA within an hour and more likely to have a full recovery at 90 days, compared with standard emergency management.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Stroke risk higher than expected among COVID-19 patients
(American Heart Association) Analysis of data from the American Heart Association's COVID-19 CVD Registry of more than 20,000 U.S. adults hospitalized with COVID-19 through November 2020 found that, overall, COVID-19 patients had an increased risk of stroke compared with patients who had influenza or sepsis.COVID-19 patients with ischemic stroke were more likely to be older, male, Black race or have high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes or an irregular heartbeat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nurse work environment influences stroke outcomes
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) Stroke remains a leading cause of death worldwide and one of the most common reasons for disability. While a wide variety of factors influence stroke outcomes, data show that avoiding readmissions and long lengths of stay among ischemic stroke patients has benefits for patients and health care systems alike. Although reduced readmission rates among various medical patients have been associated with better nurse work environments, it is unknown how the work environment might influence readmissions and length of stay for ischemic stroke patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

' Healthy' Plant-Based Diet Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk'Healthy' Plant-Based Diet Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk
Unlike previous studies, the investigators categorized plant-based foods as healthy or unhealthy before examining their relationship with the risk for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Updated guidance confirms crucial role of nurses for patients with acute ischemic stroke
(American Heart Association) Three scientific statements provide newer, evidence-based suggestions for practices and assessment tools that offer guidance for nurses to provide comprehensive care for patients with acute ischemic stroke.Timely diagnosis of ischemic stroke is vital to expedite treatment that can potentially prevent permanent damage to brain tissue, which can result in severe disabilities.Close monitoring of patients with acute ischemic stroke by nurses before, during and after procedures to dissolve or remove blood clots is indicated to achieve optimal patient outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Central Retinal Artery Occlusion a'Medical Emergency'Central Retinal Artery Occlusion a'Medical Emergency '
CRAO is a medical emergency, and systems of care need to evolve to allow prompt recognition, triage, and management in a manner similar to that of cerebral ischemic stroke, the new AHA statement concludes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 10, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study reveals frequency and characteristics of stroke in COVID-19 patients
(University of Missouri-Columbia) A review of nearly 28,000 emergency department records shows less than 2% of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 suffered an ischemic stroke but those who did had an increased risk of requiring long-term care after hospital discharge. Those are the findings from a study conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and MU Health Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Amal Mattu's Top Non-COVID Studies in 2020 Amal Mattu's Top Non-COVID Studies in 2020
Amal Mattu's picks include tips on treating gonococcal infection, the use of thrombolytics for acute ischemic stroke, and treating low-risk pulmonary embolism.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Icometrix launches AI software for ischemic stroke
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Icometrix said that its icobrai...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Icometrix names new chief commercial officer Icometrix nets FDA OK for epilepsy detection software Icometrix adds $18M to coffers Icometrix, Invicro team up on core lab imaging services Icometrix to collaborate with Siemens on AI for MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Scoring Tool Predicts Seven-Day Stroke Risk After TIA
FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2021 -- The Canadian Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Score effectively stratifies seven-day stroke risk among emergency department patients with TIA, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in The BMJ. Jeffrey J. Perry, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gait and balance disorder in patients with transient ischemic attack or minor stroke - Li N, Li J, Gao T, Wang D, Du Y, Zhao X.
This study aimed to explore the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

I.V. Thrombolysis With Tenecteplase in Patients With LVO I.V. Thrombolysis With Tenecteplase in Patients With LVO
Is intravenous thrombolysis with tenecteplase an effective alternative to alteplase for acute ischemic stroke in patients with large vessel occlusions?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Some Inflammatory Diseases Linked to Stroke - Associated Pneumonia
Risk for SAP reduced among patients with psoriasis, other chronic inflammatory diseases among acute ischemic stroke discharges (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 28, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Some Inflammatory Diseases Linked to Stroke-Associated Pneumonia
THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2021 -- For patients discharged after acute ischemic stroke (AIS), the risk for stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP) is reduced for those with psoriasis or other chronic inflammatory diseases, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One in Five TIA Patients Go on to Stroke, Even in Current Era One in Five TIA Patients Go on to Stroke, Even in Current Era
Although stroke risk is highest in the first weeks after a transient ischemic attack, it is still highly elevated many years later, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Strokes after TIAs have declined over time, study shows
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Patients who have transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are at risk of subsequent stroke and require longer follow-up that previously thought, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Harvard Medical School. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opportunities to better detect, manage and treat patients with undiagnosed atrial fibrillation
(Boston University School of Medicine) Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a higher risk of complications including ischemic stroke, cognitive decline, heart failure, myocardial infarction and death. AF frequently is undetected until complications such as stroke or heart failure occur. A new report led by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researcher Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, builds upon a recently conducted National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's virtual workshop that focused on identifying key research priorities related to AF screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MIVI Neuroscience Secures Series B Funding
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 21, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- MIVI Neuroscience, a medical device company focused on improving clinical outcomes for ischemic stroke patients, today announced the closing of its Series B funding including ... Devices, Interventional, Neurology, Venture Capital MIVI Neuroscience, Q Aspiration System, DAISe , Thrombectomy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Geisinger researchers find sex is not an independent risk factor for stroke mortality
(Geisinger Health System) An analysis of data collected from patients treated for ischemic stroke at Geisinger shows no disparity in outcomes based solely on sex. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Did the stress of lockdown trigger my stroke? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: An ischaemic stroke occurs when the blood stops flowing in an artery in the brain, damaging the tissue the vessel supplies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke warning: Sudden vertigo could be a sign of a transient ischaemic attack
A STROKE is a life-threatening event whereby blood supply to the brain is disrupted. A mini stroke - otherwise known as a transient ischaemic attack - can be indicative of a deadly stroke to come. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ischemic Stroke Occurs Less Frequently in COVID-19 Patients Ischemic Stroke Occurs Less Frequently in COVID-19 Patients
Anecdotal reports have suggested an increased risk of stroke in patients with COVID-19, but this large cross-sectional study did not find an increased occurrence of stroke in this group.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 may also invade the central nervous system, cause neurological illnesses
(Cleveland Clinic) COVID-19 is known primarily as a respiratory disease, with symptoms that include cough, shortness of breath, and, in severe cases, acute respiratory distress syndrome and pneumonia. Now, Cleveland Clinic researchers note in a recent review that infection with the coronavirus may also affect the central nervous system and cause corresponding neurological disorders, including ischemic stroke, encephalitis, encephalopathy and epileptic seizures.According to the review published in Cells, the symptoms of COVID-19-related neurological manifestations include dizziness, headache, a loss of consciousness and ata...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Severe Acute Ischemic Strokes With LVO in COVID-19 Patients Severe Acute Ischemic Strokes With LVO in COVID-19 Patients
This report compared the severity of anterior circulation large vessel occlusion strokes in patients with and without COVID-19, as determined by early brain imaging.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Atrial Pathophysiology Differs in Black, White Stroke Patients
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 -- Differences in left atrial structure and pathophysiology are found between Black and White patients with ischemic stroke, according to a study published online Nov. 25 in Neurology. Hooman Kamel, M.D., from Weill Cornell... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Higher Doses of Z - Drugs Pose Risks for Dementia Patients
Risks for fracture, falls, ischemic stroke increased in patients with dementia prescribed higher doses of Z - drugs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher Doses of Z-Drugs Pose Risks for Dementia Patients
TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 -- Among individuals with dementia, higher-dose Z-drug use is associated with an increased risk for fractures, falls, and ischemic stroke, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in BMC Medicine. Kathryn Richardson,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Targeting calcium overload could improve stroke outcomes, research suggests
(University of Virginia Health System) Excessive calcium contributes to harmful inflammation in ischemic stroke, and targeting it may provide doctors with a new way to improve patient outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Best supplement to prevent a stroke: Folic acid may reduce risk of blood clots
BEST supplement to prevent a stroke: Headway - the brain injury association - explained an ischemic stroke occurs due to a blood clot. Thus, anything that reduces the risk of blood clots can logically reduce the risk of stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Occurrence and Impact of Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events during Sepsis: A 15-Year Observational Study
Conclusions. GIB and MACEs significantly increased the risk of ICU admission and receiving MV but not the hospital mortality, which was independently associated with both AMI and ICH. Early prevention can at least reduce the complexity of clinical course and even the hospital mortality. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New'Wake-up' Stroke Analysis Strengthens Case for Thrombolysis New'Wake-up' Stroke Analysis Strengthens Case for Thrombolysis
Thrombolysis was associated with better functional outcomes for patients with ischemic stroke of unknown time of onset selected by advanced imaging techniques in a new meta-analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Lupus-Specific Predictors for CVD Described in Black Patients Lupus-Specific Predictors for CVD Described in Black Patients
Black patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are known to have significantly elevated risk for stroke and ischemic heart disease, compared with non-Black patients with SLE.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 8, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

The importance of previous lifetime trauma in stroke-induced PTSD symptoms and mental health outcomes - Kronenberg G, Sch öner J, Levitanus M, Alvarado Balderrama AV, Geran R, Laumeier I, Schlattmann P, Nelson CP, Endres M, Gertz K.
The 'Stroke Complications after Traumatic Experiences and Stress' (SATURN) study was designed to investigate the effects of a prior traumatic event on PTSD symptoms triggered by a subsequent stroke. First-ever ischemic stroke patients were surveyed 9-13 mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Small Complicated Carotid Plaques May Be Culprit in Some Strokes Small Complicated Carotid Plaques May Be Culprit in Some Strokes
A new study suggests it's not just the size of carotid stenosis but also specific plaque features that are important in causing ischemic stroke, and may explain up to 30% of those deemed cryptogenic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Broadens Ticagrelor Indication to Stroke Prevention FDA Broadens Ticagrelor Indication to Stroke Prevention
In the THALES trial, ticagrelor plus aspirin led to a statistically significant reduction in stroke or death in with patients acute ischemic stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Brilinta Approved in the US to Reduce the Risk of Stroke in Patients with an Acute Ischemic Stroke or High-Risk Transient Ischemic Attack
6 November 2020 -- AstraZeneca’s Brilinta (ticagrelor) has been approved in the US to reduce the risk of stroke, a leading cause of disability and death worldwide, in patients with acute ischemic stroke (National Institutes of Health... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - November 6, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news