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Factors associated with post-stroke suicidal death - Hong JP, Park S, Ahn SH, Kim JS.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to estimate the relative risk of suicidal death compared to the general population and to identify risk factors for suicidal death among stroke patients. METHODS: Our sample consisted of 7175 patien... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Stroke, Cardiac Events Increased After First Stroke in Young Stroke, Cardiac Events Increased After First Stroke in Young
As in older patients, the risk for recurrent stroke after an index stroke is increased in patients aged 18 to 45 years, along with the risk for cardiac events, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

PFO Closure Reduces Strokes, and PPIs Increase Dementia Risk? PFO Closure Reduces Strokes, and PPIs Increase Dementia Risk?
New research suggests that reducing patent foramen ovale size could lessen stroke risk, while other work explores the role that PPIs might play in causing dementia.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

' Alarming' Increase in Stroke Risk Factors'Alarming' Increase in Stroke Risk Factors
Despite many prevention initiatives, the prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, drug abuse, and smoking actually appears to be increasing among new ischemic stroke patients in the United States, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

'Alarming' Increase in Stroke Risk Factors
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’
Health inequalities compound in marginalised young people making health outcomes much worse Related items fromOnMedica Higher risk of stroke in young people using methamphetamine Widening inequalities jeopardising health of children in Northern Ireland New report reveals 1 in 4 children in UK lives in poverty Self-harm among children and young people on the rise Third of young people with mental health issues stigmatised (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Magnetic particle imaging could help monitor stroke patients
Results from experiments on mice with cerebral ischemia are promising and produce blood-flow images that are comparable to those obtained with MRI, but in real time. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - October 16, 2017 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

Scorpion bite-induced ischaemic stroke - Reddy C R, Bompelli N, Khardenavis V, Deshpande A.
We report a 54-year-old woman with scorpion bite. After 3  hours of admission, the patient developed sudden onset tachycardia with hypotension. Cardiac evaluation showed raised creatine kinase MB isoenzyme was elevated; ECG and two-dimensional echocardiog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Early Statin in Stroke;'Chinese Finger Trap' Valve; Disasters Hurt Vasculature, Too
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Healthy lifestyle reduces heart attack, stroke risk after gestational diabetes, NIH study shows
Study confirms the links between gestational diabetes and cardiovascular disease found by other studies. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

No Strong Benefit of Long-term Anticoagulation in Secondary AF No Strong Benefit of Long-term Anticoagulation in Secondary AF
A preliminary study suggests little benefit on stroke reduction and a suggestion of increased bleeding from long-term anticoagulation in transient AF secondary to ACS, sepsis, or lung disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Stryker wins $3m tax break for Utah facility expansion
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) has won a $3.4 million tax-rebate incentive from the state of Utah to expand its neurotechnology training and manufacturing center in Salt Lake City, according to a Salt Lake Tribune report. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker aims to add 540 people and spend $100 million over the next 10 years as part of the expansion, according to the report. As part of the tax break deal, workers hired by Stryker will be required to be paid 100% of the average wage in Salt Lake County, resulting in new wages of $192 million and $17 million in state tax revenue, the SL Tribune reports. “World-class companies like...
Source: Mass Device - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Stryker Source Type: news

Aspirin habits unchanged by recommendations from U.S. doctors
(Reuters Health) - U.S. guidelines urging more adults who never had a heart attack or stroke to take a daily aspirin may not have convinced people to take these pills, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Get Ahead of Stroke Campaign Debuts App to Help EMS Assess Stroke Severity
Fairfax, Va. — The Get Ahead of Stroke campaign has debuted an app to help EMS first responders transport and triage patients quickly to stroke centers equipped to treat severe strokes. Called Stroke Scales for EMS, the app is designed to assist first responders in assessing stroke severity in emergency situations and, in cases of severe stroke, transport patients to neuroendovascular-ready stroke facilities. “Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability nationwide. This app will help first responders quickly and accurately identify cases of severe stroke so they can transport patients to appropriate treat...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Get Ahead of Stroke Campaign Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Communications Dispatch Industry News Source Type: news

Get Ahead of Stroke Campaign Debuts App to Help EMS Assess Stroke Severity
Fairfax, Va. — The Get Ahead of Stroke campaign has debuted an app to help EMS first responders transport and triage patients quickly to stroke centers equipped to treat severe strokes. Called Stroke Scales for EMS, the app is designed to assist first responders in assessing stroke severity in emergency situations and, in cases of severe stroke, transport patients to neuroendovascular-ready stroke facilities. “Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability nationwide. This app will help first responders quickly and accurately identify cases of severe stroke so they can transport patients to appropriate treat...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Get Ahead of Stroke Campaign Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Communications Dispatch Industry News Source Type: news

Get Ahead of Stroke Campaign Debuts App to Help EMS Assess Stroke Severity
Fairfax, Va. — The Get Ahead of Stroke campaign has debuted an app to help EMS first responders transport and triage patients quickly to stroke centers equipped to treat severe strokes. Called Stroke Scales for EMS, the app is designed to assist first responders in assessing stroke severity in emergency situations and, in cases of severe stroke, transport patients to neuroendovascular-ready stroke facilities. “Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability nationwide. This app will help first responders quickly and accurately identify cases of severe stroke so they can transport patients to appropriate treat...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Get Ahead of Stroke Campaign Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Communications Dispatch Industry News Source Type: news

Brussels sprouts benefits: Daily dose 'could help prevent arthritis or stroke'
A DAILY dose of sprouts, broccoli, cabbage or cauliflower could help prevent a range of ailments from arthritis to stroke and heart disease, a new medical study reveals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strokes Of Unkind Fate
A crisis, it has been said, is a dangerous opportunity. One presumes that crises vary with regard to both. Some, no doubt (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the scope of neurological diseases in the world today?
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Globally, the burden of neurological disorders (Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, epilepsy etc) has increased substantially over the past 25 years. This problem is the topic of a recent report by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) international project, which was published in The Lancet. One of its participants is Vasily Vlassov, Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Higher School of Economics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH awards almost $10 million to UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment
The National Institutes of Health, recognizing UCLA ’s leadership in understanding and developing interventions for autism spectrum disorder, has renewed its support of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment with a five-year, $9.7 million grant.The Autism Center of Excellence grant is directed by Susan Bookheimer, director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at UCLA. It supports research projects led by autism experts Mirella Dapretto, Dr. Shafali Jeste, Connie Kasari, Elizabeth Laugeson, Dr. Daniel Geschwind and Dr. Jim McCracken.“This renewed support will allow UCLA t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Russian study pits InspireMD ’ s CGuard device against Abbott ’ s Rx Acculink carotid stent
InspireMD (NYSE:NSPR) this week touted an independent clinical trial in Russia pitting its CGuard embolic protection device against the Rx Acculink carotid stent made by Abbott (NYSE:ABT). The 100-patient trial is designed to compare the two devices in terms of neuroprotection and clinical superiority in subjects undergoing carotid endarterectomy, the Tel Aviv-based company said. Conducted at the Scientific Research Institute of Circulation Pathology in Novosibirsk, the study is led by Dr. Andrei Karpenko. The primary endpoint is new ischemic areas in the brain 24 to 48 hours post-procedure and new lesi...
Source: Mass Device - October 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Stents InspireMD Stroke Source Type: news

2004 to 2014 Saw Increases in Risk Factors in Ischemic Stroke
Increases in prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, smoking, and drug abuse in AIS (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising
More people survive these brain attacks, but the health problems that cause stroke aren't going away (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Stroke death rate declining as risk factors increase
Progress is being made to reduce the number of stroke deaths, more people who have these brain attacks have significant stroke risk factors, a new study reveals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Vascular Dementia
-- Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia, behind Alzheimer's disease. Vascular dementia typically occurs after a stroke, but it can occur for other reasons. The U.S. National Institute on Aging identifies three common... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising
Title: Stroke Risk Factors Are RisingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 12, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ischemic stroke patients not receiving life-saving treatment, study finds
(Georgia State University) Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive intravelous (IV) alteplase, a clot-dissolving medication, are significantly less likely to survive, according to researchers at Georgia State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Girl suffered a pediatric stroke in New Hampshire
Michelle Ostaudelafont, 20, from New Hampshire suffered a stroke when she was 17 years old. Before her stroke, she was healthy and active. She had to go through therapy to regain mobility on her left side. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20-year-old girl suffered a pediatric stroke
Michelle Ostaudelafont, 20, from New Hampshire suffered a stroke when she was 17 years old. Before her stroke, she was healthy and active. She had to go through therapy to regain mobility on her left side. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Conditions That Increase Stroke Risk Rise Across All Ages, Races
Smoking, drug abuse and diabetes are all modifiable risk factors for stroke. Yet a large study of patients hospitalized for stroke suggests the number of people with these risk factors is rising.(Image credit: Brenda Muller/Gallo Images/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: April Fulton Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy May Be OK for Women With Migraines
Heightened risk of stroke not borne out in preliminary study (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising
More people survive these brain attacks, but the health problems that cause stroke aren't going awaySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: High Blood Pressure, Ischemic Stroke, Stroke (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Factors on the Rise? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Prevalence grew in hospitalized stroke patients each year (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 -- While progress is being made in reducing the number of stroke deaths, it seems that more people who experience these brain attacks have significant stroke risk factors, a new study reveals. The rates of high blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Silk Road Medical Appoints World Class Stroke Prevention Champion to Serve as Vice President, Medical Affairs and Professional Education
Tammy Leitsinger to spearhead global physician education and peer-to-peer training for rapidly growing Trans Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) procedure SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Silk Road Medic... Devices, Neurology, Personnel Silk Road Medical, ENROUTE, TransCarotid Artery Revascularization, stroke (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Jackson Health System hires hospital CEO from Virginia
Jackson Health System named Roy L. Hawkins Jr. the senior VP and CEO of the 382-bed Jackson North Medical Center. Hawkins, a Miami native, was recently COO of Johnston-Willis Hospital, with 292 bed facility in Richmond, Virginia that is part of CJW Medical Center. He helped the hospital achieve a record-breaking year for patient volumes and led it to achieve Comprehensive Stroke Center certification. Before t hat, Hawkins held executive positions in the Veteran Affairs health care system, including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Jackson Health System hires hospital CEO from Virginia
Jackson Health System named Roy L. Hawkins Jr. the senior VP and CEO of the 382-bed Jackson North Medical Center. Hawkins, a Miami native, was recently COO of Johnston-Willis Hospital, with 292 bed facility in Richmond, Virginia that is part of CJW Medical Center. He helped the hospital achieve a record-breaking year for patient volumes and led it to achieve Comprehensive Stroke Center certification. Before t hat, Hawkins held executive positions in the Veteran Affairs health care system, including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Seizures, Epilepsy After Stroke Risk Factors for Seizures, Epilepsy After Stroke
Hemorrhagic transformation and the degree of neurologic compromise were independent risk factors for seizures or epilepsy after thrombolysis for ischemic stroke, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Why Frankie Muniz can't remember Malcolm in the Middle
Actor Frankie Muniz, 31, admitted to suffering from severe memory loss caused by mini-strokes and concussions. Mini-strokes cause a brief disruption of blood flow in the brain but no long-term damage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I ’ ve Been Seeing a Therapist for Years, So Why Am I Not Getting Better?
The answer: We need to address what’s happening inside the office as well as stigma. During the creation of the documentary Going Sane I interviewed Cindy Bulik. She is perhaps the most important researcher on anorexia today. She lives between UNC where she is a distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders and Sweden where she is a professor at the Karolinska Institute. Her current research is exploring genetic influences on anorexia and by the end of our interview she asked if my entire family would be willing to give a sample of blood for the study. She is not the single-minded professor oblivious to social customs...
Source: Psych Central - October 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Josh Sabey Tags: Disabilities Disorders Editorials Essays Medications Motivation and Inspiration Policy and Advocacy Psychology Psychotherapy Suicide Treatment Child Development child therapy Clinical Outcome evidence-based practices evidence Source Type: news

Safe to treat dementia patients with clot-busting drugs
Stroke patients with dementia treated with intravenous thrombolysis using powerful clot-busting drugs are at no higher risk of brain haemorrhage or death than other patients receiving the same treatment, a study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Neurology reports. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Marital ups and downs affect heart health
Blood fats and blood pressure link - in men Related items fromOnMedica Modifying cardiovascular risks and lipid modification Cholesterol – monitoring lipid levels and assessing cardiovascular risk Never too old to benefit from CVD prevention Heart attack and stroke risk higher with shingles Stress linked to mortality in CHD patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Global cost of obesity-related illness to hit $1.2tn a year from 2025
Health bill will be ‘enormous burden’ without more preventative measures to check worsening epidemic, say expertsThe cost of treating ill health caused by obesity around the world will top $1.2tn every year from 2025 unless more is done to check the rapidly worsening epidemic, according to new expert estimates.Obesity and smoking are the two main drivers behind the soaring numbers of cancers, heart attacks, strokes and diabetes worldwide, grouped together officially as non-communicable diseases. They are the biggest killers of the modern world.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Obesity Science Society Health NHS Source Type: news

Xarelto Flop in Stroke Prevention Trial; Syncope Device; Workout by Watching Hockey, Theater?
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - October 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Thrombolysis for Ischemic Stroke After Reversal of Dabigatran Thrombolysis for Ischemic Stroke After Reversal of Dabigatran
Is idarucizumab administration safe and effective in patients with AF treated with dabigatran who develop acute ischemic stroke requiring thrombolysis?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lettuce 'Cure' for Depression, Stroke, Thromboembolism
[Guardian] Can eating meals rich in lettuce provide relief from anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sleeplessness, indigestion, lack of appetite, blood clots, heart attack, stroke and thromboembolism? CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) writes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bayer sticks by Xarelto sales estimate despite study setback
FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayer stood by its peak sales estimate for clot prevention drug Xarelto after the pill disappointed in a late-stage trial to test prevention of repeat strokes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

3D-printed model helps prepare for stroke clot removal
A 3D-printed brain perfusion phantom can be a useful tool for interventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing shortens hip surgery times, lowers costs 3D printing helps evaluate leaks after TAVR procedures Holography beckons as alternative to 3D printing 3D-printed mouse ovaries yield healthy offspring 3D printing helps rads build better CT fluoro paddle (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Janssen ’s Phase III trial of rivaroxaban for embolic stroke stopped early
Janssen Research& Development and its development partner Bayer have stopped the Phase III NAVIGATE ESUS clinical trial of Xarelto (rivaroxaban) assessed as a secondary prevention for stroke and systemic embolism in patients who experienced a recent … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - October 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news