Assessment of post-trauma complications in eight million trauma cases over a decade in the USA - Jakobsen RK, Bonde A, Sillesen M.
BACKGROUND: Trauma is associated with a significant risk of post-trauma complications (PTCs). These include thromboembolic events, strokes, infections, and failure of organ systems (eg, kidney failure). Although care of the trauma patient has evolved durin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How'Bleeding' Stroke Affects Brain May Depend on Your Race
THURSDAY, April 22, 2021 -- Black and Hispanic survivors of a bleeding stroke are more likely than white survivors to have changes in small blood vessels in the brain that increase the risk of another bleeding stroke, researchers say.'Bleeding'... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acute ischemic stroke during convalescent phase of asymptomatic COVID-2019 infection in men
(JAMA Network)What The Study Did:This case series reports the risk factors, incidence rate and features of acute ischemic stroke experienced by a group of male patients ages 50 years or younger in the convalescent stage of COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers identify predictive factors of delirium in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Severity of illness, history of stroke, and being divorced or widowed were independently predictive of delirium in hospitalized patients in Zambia, according to a study published in PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stem cell therapy promotes recovery from stroke and dementia in mice
A one-time injection of an experimental stem cell therapy can repair brain damage and improve memory function in mice with conditions that replicate human strokes and dementia,a new UCLA study finds.Dementia can arise from multiple conditions, and it is characterized by an array of symptoms including problems with memory, attention, communication and physical coordination. The two most common causes of dementia are Alzheimer ’s disease and white matter strokes — small strokes that accumulate in the connecting areas of the brain.“It’s a vicious cycle: The two leading causes of dementia are almos...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Black Patients Less Likely to Receive Acute Stroke Treatment Black Patients Less Likely to Receive Acute Stroke Treatment
Racial disparities in the administration of thrombolysis and endovascular therapy were inconsistent among states. However, insurance status was consistently associated with the likelihood of treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Astrotherapy for stroke
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Source: ScienceNOW - April 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Maroso, M. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Brain Injuries Raise Long-Term Risk of Stroke
People who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) have a significantly higher risk for stroke for years afterward, U.K. researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traumatic Brain Injury Ups Risk for Future Stroke
WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 -- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an independent risk factor for stroke, according to a review published online April 4 in the International Journal of Stroke. Grace M. Turner, Ph.D., from the University of Birmingham in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Longitudinal Study Tracks High Blood Pressure, Stroke Risk
WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 -- For young and middle-aged adults, hypertension at baseline, at age 30 years, and at age 40 years is associated with an increased risk for stroke, according to a study published online March 29 in Hypertension. Yariv... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Three warning signs of ‘life-threatening’ rhabdomyolysis
STATINS effectively lower cholesterol and protect against heart attack and stroke. However, there is a chance that the medication can cause 'life-threatening' rhabdomyolysis. Here are the details. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Injuries Raise Long-Term Risk of Stroke
WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 -- People who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) have a significantly higher risk for stroke for years afterward, U.K. researchers say. Previous studies have linked brain injury with a long-term risk of neurological... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First of its kind study links wildfire smoke to skin disease
(University of California - San Francisco) Wildfire smoke can trigger a host of respiratory and cardiovascular symptoms, ranging from runny nose and cough to a potentially life-threatening heart attack or stroke. A new study suggests that the dangers posed by wildfire smoke may also extend to the largest organ in the human body, and our first line of defense against outside threat: the skin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Stem cell therapy promotes recovery from stroke and dementia in mice
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A one-time injection of an experimental stem cell therapy can repair brain damage and improve memory function in mice with conditions that replicate human strokes and dementia, a new UCLA study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Little evidence supports AFib screening in stroke prevention, group says
Insufficient evidence exists for or against screening adults age 50 years or older for AFib when they have no symptoms to help prevent strokes, a national task force of health professionals said Tuesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JOHN STAPLETON on the 'cure' that killed his wife Lynn Faulds Wood
JOHN STAPLETON: Lynn Faults Wood suffered a stroke caused by a disease of which few people have heard. A disease with the hard-to-remember name of antiphospholipid syndrome (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRSA Awards over $12.7 Million to Programs Enhancing Health Care Delivery to Rural Underserved Populations
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced $12.7 million in funding to 61 recipients serving rural communities across 35 states as part of its community-based Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program (Outreach Program). Funding will support the Healthy Rural Hometown Initiative (HRHI) to address rural health disparities related to heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 20, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Officer Attacked in Capitol Riot Died of Strokes, Medical Examiner Rules
The determination is likely to complicate efforts to prosecute anyone in the death of the officer, Brian Sicknick. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Standardized botanical composition UP601 can suppress appetite better than other weight loss supplements, says study
(Natural News) One of the keys to good health is maintaining a healthy weight. Time and again, health experts have emphasized the importance of weight management, as excessive fat accumulation — better known as obesity — is linked to life-threatening diseases, such as hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke. However, keeping off weight is easier... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAN: Stroke Occurs in 2.2 Percent of Patients Admitted to ICU With COVID - 19
Cumulative hazard of death increased in association with hemorrhagic stroke, but not with ischemic stroke (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Conference News, Source Type: news

AAN: Stroke Occurs in 2.2 Percent of Patients Admitted to ICU With COVID-19
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- For patients with COVID-19 admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), stroke is not a common complication, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, held virtually from April... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stroke'Not a Common Complication' in COVID-19
Stroke'Not a Common Complication'in COVID-19: New Studies (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In-ambulance consults cut down on critical treatment time for stroke patients
(Medical University of South Carolina) By changing EMS workflows and incorporating telemedicine techniques, physicians at MUSC Health have significantly shortened the time between a patient's stroke symptom onset and their treatment, as recently reported in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. Before the telestroke program, stroke patients would be brought directly to the closest hospital, where they would begin their examination soon after arrival. With the new workflow, that examination happens en route, cutting down on critical treatment time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stroke'Not a Common Complication' in COVID-19: New Studies Stroke'Not a Common Complication' in COVID-19: New Studies
Two new large studies show stroke rates in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 ranging from 1.5% to 2.2%, lower than originally thought. One also reports a reduction in stroke care during the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Andrew Marr health: ‘Dangerous and difficult’ Presenter discusses life after condition
ANDREW MARR'S life turned upside down when he suffered a fatal stroke. Doctors predicted a grim future for the presenter yet despite his difficulties he made a remarkable recovery. What is a stroke and what are the symptoms to spot? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Falls after stroke: a follow-up after ten years in Lund Stroke Register - J önsson AC, Lindgren I, Delavaran H, Norrving B, Lindgren A.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate incidence of self-reported falls and associated factors in a ten-year perspective after stroke. METHODS: From a population-based cohort of first-ever stroke patients (n  = 416) included in the Lund Stroke Register between M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Stroke: Blood clots account for 80 per cent of cases – are you at risk?
A STROKE can lead to permanent neurological damage, complications and sometimes death. Eighty per cent of them are caused by a blood clot, which restricts blood flow in the brain causing brain cells to die. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘We Were Flying Blind’: A Dr.’s Account of a Woman’s J. & J. Vaccine-Related Blood Clot Case
The disorder is rare, but so severe that the vaccine is on hold while experts weigh the risks and alert doctors and patients about symptoms and treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Blood Clots Stroke Vaccination and Immunization Women and Girls Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Heparin (Drug) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Janssen Pharmaceutica Johnson & your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Heart patients advised to move more to avoid heart attacks and strokes
(European Society of Cardiology) Elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes increase the risk of heart disease. But a large study today reveals that in people with these conditions, increasing activity levels is associated with a reduced likelihood of heart events and mortality. The research is presented at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hemorrhagic Stroke + COVID-19 Doubles Risk for In-Hospital Mortality
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- COVID-19 ups the risk for death with hemorrhagic stroke by more than twofold, according to a study published online April 14 in PLOS ONE. Vijay M. Ravindra, M.D., from the Naval Medical Center San Diego, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

4 New Stroke Studies and Guidelines to Know 4 New Stroke Studies and Guidelines to Know
Dr Christoph Diener on new ESO thrombolysis guidelines and data on carotid stenosis, stroke scales, and mobile stroke units.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

1 in 50 COVID Patients in ICU Will Develop a Stroke
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- Among COVID-19 patients in intensive care units (ICUs), 2% suffer a stroke, a new study finds. Of the two types of stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by bleeding in the brain, was linked to a higher risk of death... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity kills 31,000 people a year as millions of Brits are overweight
NEARLY 31,000 people are dying from obesity-triggered strokes and heart attacks every year - leading to renewed calls for ministers to curb junk food advertising. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mississippi man described as 'young and healthy' suffers debilitating stroke immediately after COVID vaccine
(Natural News) A Mississippi family is demanding answers after 43-year-old Brad Malagerie suffered a mysterious stroke just hours after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. (Article by Shane Trejo republished from BigLeaguePolitics.com) Malagerie received the vaccine last week after leaving work from his office in D’Iberville around Noon. He went back to work after getting the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiologists Can Perform Stroke Thrombectomy to Fill'Unmet Need'Cardiologists Can Perform Stroke Thrombectomy to Fill'Unmet Need '
Interventional cardiologists can competently perform stroke thrombectomy after training, with similar outcomes to neuroradiology centers, a study shows. US neuro-interventionalists oppose that strategy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID Plus'Bleeding' Stroke Doubles a Patient's Death Risk
THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 --'Bleeding'stroke patients with COVID-19 are more than twice as likely to die as those without COVID-19, new research shows. For the study, a research team from the University of Utah analyzed data from 568 hospitals in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 15, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Want to be robust at 40-plus? Meeting minimum exercise guidelines won't cut it
(University of California - San Francisco) Young adults must step up their exercise routines to reduce their chances of developing high blood pressure or hypertension - a condition that may lead to heart attack and stroke, as well as dementia in later life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 patients who suffer hemorrhagic strokes are up to 2.8 times more likely to die
A new study from the University of Utah Health has found that coronavirus patients who suffer hemorrhagic strokes are between 2.5 and 2.8 times more likely to die than non-COVID stroke patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of Comfort Care Increasing After Stroke, May Reduce Costs Use of Comfort Care Increasing After Stroke, May Reduce Costs
Patients'likelihood of receiving comfort care, which includes hospice or palliative care, may depend on their gender, race, and region, researchers find.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

How to reduce blood pressure - 10 tips for healthy BP
HIGH blood pressure often has no symptoms but is a huge contributor to heart disease and stroke. It's important to keep your blood pressure down for your overall health, so here are 10 ways you can reduce your blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Closing the gap: The IGLOO project addresses high blood pressure
What if living independently longer was as simple as keeping your blood pressure down? Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine demonstrate how a health care system can more quickly turn research outcomes into patient care with a new blood pressure measurement protocol that may help prevent strokes and cardiovascular events. To learn more about the research taking place at Wak e Forest School of Medicine, visit school.wakehealth.edu. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Wake Forest Baptist Health Source Type: news

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

COVID-19 in combination with hemorrhagic stroke doubles death risk
(University of Utah Health) COVID-19 and hemorrhagic stroke are a deadly combination, increasing the risk of death up to 2.4 times among patients who have this pairing compared to those who only had hemorrhagic strokes, according to a nationwide study led by University of Utah Health scientists. Patients who survived had longer hospital stays, more medical complications, and less favorable outcomes than those who did not have both conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What you should do if you’ve received the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine
Six women who had the vaccine suffered from cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, a rare form of stroke. Here’s what to know about symptoms of blood clots if you received the vaccine. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein 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

New Report Calls for Improved Eating Habits in a World of Extremes
Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) has pioneered the food pyramid, which recommends both nutritious and good food for the planet. In its latest report, it makes recommendations for Africa. Credit: Anaya Katlego / UnsplashBy Ignatius BandaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 13 2021 (IPS) With the two extremes of global hunger and obesity on the increase, a new report suggests a radical reset for food and nutrition to ensure the long-term sustainability of livelihoods and the environment. According to a new Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) report, 690 million people globally lack sufficie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ignatius Banda Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Source Type: news

Helping healthcare systems with cardiovascular disease prevention
A practical guide has been produced - by Oxford Academic Health Science Network, the Getting It Right First Time programme and the Association of Directors of Public Health - to help healthcare systems overcome disruption to stroke, heart disease and vascular dementia prevention work. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Barilla Foundation Brings Health and Climate Together in New Double Pyramid
The Barilla Foundation New Double Pyramid includes seven cultural pyramids including ones for specific regions like South Asia where these rice workers come from. Other cultural regions include Latin America, East Asia, Nordic and Canada, USA, Mediterranean and Africa. Credit: Deepak Kumar / Unsplash By Alison KentishNEW YORK, Apr 12 2021 (IPS) Following an extensive scientific review, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) is preparing to launch a new food systems model which incorporates nutrition and climate. Researchers from the Foundation teamed up with counterparts from the Frederico II Univers...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Source Type: news

How a devastating stroke changed this N. Va. consultant's path
Welcome to Off the Beat, a weekly Q&A with a local business person doing something a little different. Have an idea or pitch that reflects some unusual business activity? Email mneibauer@bizjournals.com. Sameer Bhide of Vienna is a consultant by trade, stroke survivor and now, author. His book, "One Fine Day," details the brain hemorrhage he suffered in January 2017 and the excruciating recovery from it. Why did you write “One Fine Day?” Before my stroke in January 2017, my life was normal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

How a devastating stroke changed this N. Va. consultant's path
Welcome to Off the Beat, a weekly Q&A with a local business person doing something a little different. Have an idea or pitch that reflects some unusual business activity? Email mneibauer@bizjournals.com. Sameer Bhide of Vienna is a consultant by trade, stroke survivor and now, author. His book, "One Fine Day," details the brain hemorrhage he suffered in January 2017 and the excruciating recovery from it. Why did you write “One Fine Day?” Before my stroke in January 2017, my life was normal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 11, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news