Tag: "stroke" at medical news
Women with atrial fibrillation face a higher risk of ischemic stroke than men
...ticoagulant therapy have a higher rate of ischemic stroke
and face a higher absolute risk for stroke
than do men with the condition, according to a joint study by researchers at the University of Calif...
American Neurological Association 130th Annual Meeting in San Diego
...aboratory to the clinic protecting brain cells in stroke
understanding stem cells in neurologic disorders ...icipants will discuss stem cells in the context of stroke
and Parkinson's disease. The symposium will conclude with a presentation on the controversial Califo...
New non-surgical approach showing great promise in the treatment of challenging brain aneurysms
...n the arterial wall that if ruptured could cause a stroke
or death. It was not caused by the accident, but likely could have been a ticking time bomb present for years. The aneurysm was large and previously thought to require open surgery and a lengthy recovery. A second opinion brought Collins to Rush ...
New studies shed light on stroke prevention and management
...er 2005) is the release of results from two recent stroke
studies from the George Institute for Internationa...mpact of prevention strategies and improvements in stroke
healthcare. A study of trends in stroke
incidence, led by The George Institute researchers Craig And...
Largest ever Asian smoking study reveals cardiovascular health risks
...r for haemorrhagic stroke, the most common type of stroke
in Asia and more likely than ischaemic stroke
to lead to death within a short period. The large numbers of individuals included in the study make ...
Univ. of Cincinnati receives $17.4 million grant to lead stroke study
... of ischemic stroke. Opening clogged arteries in stroke
patients quickly is important, because the longer ...ill compare results in about 900 U.S. and Canadian stroke
patients treated either with the widely used intravenous, clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activ...
One stop shop for clinical trials open for business
... diseases such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease, stroke
and osteoporosis. A number of sources will be tapped by the search engine. They include government sites, pharmaceutical industry association sites, and those run by individual pharmaceutical companies or other parties working on their behalf. IFPMA...
MCW Research Foundation licenses invention for stroke treatment
A new drug to prevent brain damage in stroke
victims was licensed by the Medical College of Wisconsin Research Foundation to Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. The new treatment was co-developed in the laboratories of Richard Roman, Ph.D., and David R Harder, professors of physiology at the Medic...
Elevated GGT enzyme may predict risk of death from cardiovascular disease
... heart disease, congestive heart failure, ischemic stroke
(caused by a blocked artery in the brain), and hemorrhagic stroke
(caused by a ruptured blood vessel in the brain). Researchers found no significant correlation with...
Post-stroke tests not used often enough, especially in women
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Women who survive a stroke
are less likely than men to get crucial tests of t...d while those tests appear to be under-used in all stroke
patients no matter what their gender, the difference in testing between men and women may help expla...
Updated guideline: Carotid endarterectomy beneficial for stroke prevention in some patients
...nce recommending carotid endarterectomy to prevent stroke
in people who have severe (70 to 99 percent) block... 25 percent of people who recover from their first stroke
will have another stroke
within five years. The guideline authors reviewed all of the scientific evi...
Simulator can help stroke patients drive again
...ce driving on a computer-generated course can help stroke
patients learn to drive again, researchers have fo...lator training were also almost twice as likely as stroke
patients without the training to pass an official driving test at the end of a five-week training pe...
Adult stem cells aid recovery in animal model of cerebral palsy
...exploring stem cell therapy's potential for aiding stroke
recovery, including the use of clinical-grade human adult cells provided by Athersys in a stroke
animal model. About 80 percent of strokes are caused by clots that cause ischemic brain injury simil...
Mayo Clinic receives $15 million to launch innovative neuroscience research program
... disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke
and spinal cord injury. The gift, from Eugene and Marcia Applebaum of Bloomfield, Mich., also includes $4 million to endow two Mayo Medical School professorships; this amount will be matched by Mayo Clinic. "People want to know there is hope around t...
Shift in brain's language-control site offers rehab hope
...r rehabilitation of brain function in adults after stroke
or traumatic brain injuries," said Dr. Szaflarski....the brain handles language when it is damaged by a stroke
or traumatic brain injury. In children, Dr. Szaflarski said, the brain seems able to reorganize and...
Stroke patients with mild symptoms may still need clot-dissolving drug
...or (tPA) has revolutionized the treatment of acute stroke
patients, many of those who could receive the drug...e untreated patients would have problems." When a stroke
is caused by a blocked blood vessel, tPA can safely dissolve the clot if given within three hours of...
Drug can reduce risk of death, heart attack, and stroke in patients with diabetes
...ne can reduce the risk of death, heart attack, and stroke
in high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes, concludes an article in this week's issue of The Lancet. Patients with diabetes have a two to four-fold increased risk of a cardiovascular event compared with non-diabetics. Until now there has only been i...
Eating fish associated with slower cognitive decline
...as been associated with lower risk of dementia and stroke
and recent studies have suggested that consumption of one omega-3 fatty acid in particular, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), is important for memory performance in aged animals. Martha Clare Morris, Sc.D., of Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, and ...
Eyes may provide window to future strokes
...ls in their eyes are more likely to later suffer a stroke
than people without these signs. The results held ...ers took into account traditional risk factors for stroke
such as smoking and high blood pressure, according to the study published in the October 11, 2005 is...
Hodgkin disease survivors face higher risk for stroke later in life
...t cancer and increased risk of heart failure, but stroke
was unexpected," said Dr. Bowers. Although doctors... 24 Hodgkin disease survivors who later reported a stroke
and compared that to the siblings of cancer survivors, where only nine of more than 3,800 had suffer...
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