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Why only some post-stroke survivors can 'copy what I say'
(Medical University of South Carolina) Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and elsewhere report in Brain that the left lateral temporal cortex must be intact in stroke patients with aphasia if they are to have their speech entrained. In speech entrainment, stroke survivors practice fluent speech production by following along with another speaker. The efficacy of this experimental approach for certain patients with non-fluent aphasia will be assessed by an MUSC-led multi-site trial.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exploring genetic 'dark matter,' researchers gain new insights into autism and stroke
(Rockefeller University) For the brain to function smoothly, its cells must carefully regulate which proteins are produced and when. By studying gene regulation, researchers are now shedding light on complex brain conditions like autism and stroke.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers get a handle on how to control blood sugar after stroke
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Hyperglycemia, or high levels of glucose, is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke and is associated with worse outcomes compared to normal blood sugar levels. Animal studies also pointed to an effect of high blood sugar in worsening stroke injury. Stroke experts have debated whether intensive glucose management after acute ischemic stroke leads to better outcomes but a new study in JAMA finds that aggressive methods are not better than standard approaches.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Helicopter transport for stroke patients decreases time to surgery, new study finds
(Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery) The sooner that a severe stroke patient can access thrombectomy, the more likely they are to experience a good outcome. A new study shows that using emergency helicopter ambulance services to transfer a patient to a hospital that can perform a stroke thrombectomy--a minimally invasive surgery which removes the blood clot in the brain causing the stroke--ensures faster access to potentially life-saving care.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can increase men's risk of stroke and heart attack
(Elsevier) Aging men with low testosterone levels who take testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) are at a slightly greater risk of experiencing an ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), or myocardial infarction, especially during the first two years of use, reports a study appearing in The American Journal of Medicine, published by Elsevier. The findings confirm concerns voiced by many health agencies about the potential risks associated with the treatment.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

At-home support helps stroke patients adjust after hospital stay
(Michigan State University) MSU researchers have found that many stroke patients feel unprepared when discharged from the hospital. Their caregivers feel the same. But when a home-based support network using social work case managers and online resources is put into place, quality of life and confidence in managing one's health improve, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treating stroke patients just 15 minutes earlier can save lives
(MediaSource) Initiating stroke treatment just 15 minutes faster can save lives and prevent disability, according to a new UCLA-led study, published today in JAMA. The research also determined that busier hospitals -- those that treat more than 450 people for stroke each year -- have better outcomes than those that treat fewer than 400 stroke patients per year.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New technology improves atrial fibrillation detection after stroke
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) It's important to determine whether stroke patients also experience atrial fibrillation (Afib). Monitoring technology invented at Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan) could make the process easier and more accurate.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke risk
(Wiley) A Journal of the American Heart Association analysis of information from a large health insurance database reveals that people living with HIV have an elevated risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly heart failure and stroke.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statin use reduces mortality and stroke risk in dementia patients, new study shows
(Spink Health) The study, which analyzed 44,920 Swedish dementia patients from the Swedish Dementia Registry between 2008-2015, found users of statins had a 22% lower risk of all-cause death compared to matched non-users. The research also demonstrated that statin users had a 23% reduction in the risk of stroke, which is three times more likely in patients with mild dementia and seven times more likely in those with severe dementia.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to help patients recover after a stroke
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) The existing approach to brain stimulation for rehabilitation after a stroke does not take into account the diversity of lesions and the individual characteristics of patients' brains. This was the conclusion made by researchers of the Higher School of Economics (HSE University) and the Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Sciences in their article, 'Predicting the Response to Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation in Stroke'.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kessler Foundation receives New Jersey Health Foundation grants for MS and stroke research
(Kessler Foundation) Two Kessler Foundation scientists received grants from the New Jersey Health Foundation. Vikram Shenoy Handiru, PhD, received a one-year $35,000 award for his project titled, 'Targeted Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Improving the Hand Dexterity in Stroke Patients.' Katie Lancaster, PhD, received a one-year $35,000 award for her project titled: 'A Social Emotion Regulation Intervention in Multiple Sclerosis.'
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kids with headache after stroke might be at risk for another stroke
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) A new study has found a high incidence of headaches in pediatric stroke survivors and identified a possible association between post-stroke headache and stroke recurrence.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D and estradiol help guard against heart disease, stroke, and diabetes
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Vitamin D and estrogen have already shown well-documented results in improving bone health in women. A new study from China suggests that this same combination could help prevent metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in postmenopausal women. Results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Henry Ford Stroke Centers earn American Heart Association quality awards
(Henry Ford Health System) All five of Henry Ford Health System's hospitals that are equipped to treat stroke recently earned an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines ® recognition, which recognizes the hospitals' commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most effective treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gall bladder removal may reduce stroke risk in patients with gallstones
(Wiley) Previous research indicates that gallstones are linked with an increased risk of stroke. A new Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology study found that gall bladder removal may help lower this risk.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nerve stimulation could provide new treatment option for most common type of stroke
(MediaSource) Research led by a UCLA scientist found that a new nerve stimulation therapy to increase blood flow could help patients with the most common type of stroke up to 24 hours after onset.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart failure, stroke greater among occupants in motor vehicle accidents
(Boston University School of Medicine) New research has shown that in older adults (65 and older), being an occupant in an automobile during a motor vehicle accident may lead to heart failure or stroke, as compared to pedestrians who are involved in motor vehicle accidents.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Long-term decline in stroke greater in older adults
(Boston University School of Medicine) Although the occurrence of first-ever ischemic stroke (strokes due to a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain) at middle age has been decreasing over time, researchers have found that the decline is not as steep as seen in older adults.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Implementing a care pathway for spatial neglect to improve stroke outcomes
(Kessler Foundation) Spatial neglect, a common cause of functional disability after stroke, affects more than half of survivors, and 30 percent of individuals with traumatic brain injury. The authors recommend that best practices in stroke rehabilitation include spatial neglect care, which can improve stroke outcomes, including motor recovery. Facilities incorporating assessment and treatment options in their stroke programs will find these processes bring them closer to their goals of quality improvement, lower costs of care, and improve quality of life for stroke survivors.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hope on the horizon for treating stroke
(University of California - Riverside) A stroke treatment developed by a researcher at the University of California, Riverside, has moved toward clinical trials. The treatment focuses on neuregulins, a family of naturally occurring proteins that has shown promise for treating stroke, a leading cause of death in the United States and the major cause of long-term disability.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lithuanian researchers are developing a system for quality post-stroke rehabilitation
(Kaunas University of Technology) Researchers of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) and Italian high-tech company Gruppo Fos Lithuania are developing innovative technology for the personalized care of the patients who have experienced a stroke.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drugs to prevent stroke and dementia show promise in early trial
(University of Edinburgh) Treatments that prevent recurrence of types of stroke and dementia caused by damage to small blood vessels in the brain have moved a step closer, following a small study.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stroke patients receive different amounts of physical therapy
(Brown University) Medicare-covered stroke patients receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during hospital stays despite evidence that such care is strongly associated with positive health outcomes, a new study by Brown University researchers found.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This gene could play a major role in reducing brain swelling after stroke
(University of Southern California) Inflammation gone awry in the brain due to stroke, head injury or infection causes damage; in a lab model of stroke, a particular gene tamped down swelling.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AACR: Genetic study identifies a risk factor for stroke among cancer survivors
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has identified a genomic risk factor associated with stroke in childhood cancer survivors. Higher doses of radiation have been previously correlated with risk of stroke. However, the researchers wanted to understand why some patients treated with high doses do not experience a stroke, while other patients do when they are treated at lower doses.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The stroke care paradox: Close-knit social networks increase delays in hospital arrival
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Patients with closer-knit social networks, including family members and spouses, were more likely to delay seeking hospital care for a stroke whereas those with a more dispersed network of acquaintances were more likely to seek care faster.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stroke risk drops in both black and white older adults
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Recent reductions in hospitalization and death due to stroke extend to both black and white Medicare beneficiaries, reports a study in the April issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WVU researchers explore stroke's effects on microbiome
(West Virginia University) Researchers in the WVU School of Medicine are investigating how having a stroke can disrupt the community of bacteria that lives in the gut. These bacteria -- known collectively as the microbiome -- can interact with the central nervous system and may influence stroke patients' recovery.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify brain protein crucial to recovery from stroke
(University of Pittsburgh) Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified a brain protein at the root of how the brain recovers from stroke. The finding offers a promising avenue for developing therapies that could work even when given beyond the first few hours after a stroke.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH study provides answer to long-held debate on blood sugar control after stroke
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Doctors all over the world have debated whether intensive glucose management, which requires the use of IV insulin to bring blood sugar levels down to 80-130 mg/dL, or standard glucose control using insulin shots, which aims to get glucose below 180 mg/dL, lead to better outcomes after stroke. Primary results from the Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort (SHINE) study, a large, multisite clinical study provide a clear answer to that question.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intensive blood pressure lowering safe for clot-buster-treated stroke patients, but...
(American Heart Association) Rapidly lowering blood pressure beyond recommended targets safely reduced the risk of bleeding as a side effect in stroke patients but did not limit post-stroke disability.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Removing more blood via minimally invasive surgery more likely to improve hemorrhagic stroke recover
(American Heart Association) The greater the volume of blood removed from the brain via minimally invasive surgery after a hemorrhagic stroke the greater the odds of better functional recovery.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ambulance nitroglycerin patch to lower blood pressure did not improve stroke outcomes
(American Heart Association) Despite the promise of earlier small studies, a patch to lower stroke patient's blood pressure before reaching the hospital didn't improve stroke outcomes.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intense IV blood sugar control doesn't improve stroke outcomes
(American Heart Association) Intense IV insulin is not better than standard insulin shots at improving stroke recovery.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Balloon-guided catheters provide better blood flow following stroke interventions
(Boston University School of Medicine) Patients who have experienced a stroke as a result of blockages of the arteries in the brain have better outcomes with the use of balloon-guided catheter surgery as compared to having a conventional guided catheter procedure.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stroke survivors' beliefs seem to reduce blood pressure
(American Heart Association) Stroke survivors who believe they can protect themselves from having another stroke had more than twice the blood pressure reduction of nonbelievers, according to preliminary research.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clot removal beyond normal treatment time, still improved quality of life after stroke
(American Heart Association) Stroke survivors have better quality of life three months after their stroke if the clot that caused the stroke was mechanically removed even hours beyond the ideal treatment window compared to those treated with drugs alone.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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 - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treating shingles after it appears doesn't reduce increased stroke risk
(American Heart Association) Stroke risk increased significantly in the days, weeks and months after shingles appeared, despite use of the shingles vaccine and antiviral therapy to treat it, according to preliminary research.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Draining blood from bleeding stroke may prevent death
(American Heart Association) A minimally invasive surgery combining the use of a clot-busting drug and a catheter to drain blood from the brain of hemorrhagic stroke patients reduced swelling and improved patients' prognoses, according to preliminary research.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clot buster use differs between black and white stroke patients
(American Heart Association) White stroke patients are much more likely than black patients to be treated in community hospital emergency departments with the clot-busting drug intravenous tissue-plasminogen activator, or tPA, according to preliminary research.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stroke risk factors increase among breast cancer survivors
(American Heart Association) Risk factors for stroke rise sharply in post-menopausal women in the first year after they are diagnosed with breast cancer, according to preliminary research.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E-cigarettes linked to higher risk of stroke, heart attack, diseased arteries
(American Heart Association) E-cigarette smokers may have higher odds of stroke, heart attack and coronary heart disease.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flu, flu-like illnesses linked to increased risk of stroke, neck artery tears
(American Heart Association) Flu-like illnesses are associated with an increased risk of stroke and neck artery dissection. The risk of stroke and neck artery dissections are greatest within a month of a flu-like illness.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stroke risk factors on the rise in Native-Americans
(American Heart Association) Stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and smoking are common and on the rise among Native-Americans with clot-caused stroke.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Counties with dirtier air have more stroke deaths
(American Heart Association) Counties with higher levels of fine particulate (PM2.5) air pollution have more stroke deaths and shorter life expectancies among their citizenry. About half of US counties have annual air pollution levels that exceed guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infection during delivery linked to greater risk of stroke after delivery
(American Heart Association) Women diagnosed with a bladder infection, pneumonia or sepsis during delivery were more than five times likely than uninfected women to be readmitted to the hospital for stroke within one month.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opioid epidemic fueling a rise in infection-related stroke
(American Heart Association) The opioid epidemic is fueling a steep rise in infection-related stroke hospitalizations. Injecting opioids, such as heroin, can introduce bacteria into the body which travels through the bloodstream to infect heart valves. Clumps of infected tissue can break off and travel to the brain, resulting in stroke.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pregnancy-related stroke more common among black women
(American Heart Association) The risk of pregnancy-related stroke is much higher among black women than among white women.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news