Tag: "stroke" at medical news
Study uncovers potential biomarker for lupus atherosclerosis
...lf of the 12 subjects with SLE that had suffered a stroke
(cerebrovascular event). "We can clearly see from these results that HDL function fails to protect against cardiovascular disease in many SLE and rheumatoid arthritis patients," Dr. Hahn concluded. "This discovery may lead to an effective test [a flu...
Pitt reports re-opening of carotid arteries in stroke has high success rate with stenting
...ies (ICA) as late as two to three days after acute stroke
symptoms by using stents. The study at the Univers...d ICA in the setting of acute or subacute ischemic stroke
carries a high-revascularization rate and is safe in selected patients," Dr. Jovin reported. "Manage...
Nearly half of people with diabetes are not using aspirin to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke
... to reduce their risk of recurrent heart attack or stroke
nor had they reported discussing such therapy with...re, the makers of Bayer Aspirin. Heart attack and stroke
are the most life-threatening consequences of diabetes, occurring more than twice as often among peo...
Aspirin may help the heart, but one in ten patients will also develop an ulcer, new research shows
...in ten people taking low-dose aspirin to prevent a stroke
or heart attack had a stomach ulcer at any point i...erapy to help reduce the chance of heart attack or stroke
among higher-risk patients. It works by helping to prevent the platelets in our blood from sticking ...
New blood test may improve risk assessment for ischemic stroke in middle aged adults
... a greater than 11-fold increased risk of ischemic stroke
in individuals with high levels of both lipoprotei...sociation between lipid levels and future ischemic stroke
has made identifying patients at risk for stroke
a challenge to the medical community. Our findings...
Inflammatory markers may help predict stroke risk in middle-aged people
...rokes occur each year in the United States, making stroke
the third leading cause of death and the leading c...e for the analysis was 960, including 194 ischemic stroke
cases and 766 non-cases. The authors report that levels of Lp-PLA2 and CRP were higher in middle-age...
Carotid artery stenting improves thought process
...perfusion imaging that screens for silent ischemic stroke
events that can occur during stenting," said Iris ...stenting is known to be an effective treatment for stroke
prevention, little is known on the treatment's effects on cognitive function. Dr. Grunwald and colle...
Hormone aldosterone is promising target for stroke treatment
.... "It costs about $56 billion a year to look after stroke
patients, never mind the quality-of-life issues fo... pressure the number-one risk factor for strokes stroke
incidence is not declining and aging baby boomers likely will cause rates to spike, says Dr. Dorranc...
Moderate to severe sleep-disordered breathing can lead to stroke
...red breathing are four times more likely to have a stroke
during the next four years than those who do not s...ng the group, 21 individuals suffered a first-ever stroke
at an average age of 53. "Our longitudinal analysis provides the first prospective evidence that sle...
Mayo Clinic researchers: Stroke risk significant in month following heart attack
"While our research reaffirmed the risk of stroke
among patients with heart disease, the surprise wa...other things that can happen beyond heart attacks, stroke
being one of them." Researchers reviewed the medical records of 2,160 patients who received care for...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Dec. 6, 2005
...people who had heart attacks found a high risk for stroke
in the first month after the heart attacks (Articl...p. 785). Approximately 22.6 per 1,000 people had a stroke
within 30 days of a myocardial infarction. Further, heart attack patients who had a stroke
'Doctor Franklin's Medicine' explores founding father's vast medical legacy
... observed only short-term improvements in treating stroke
victims, but had greater success treating hysteria. After studying effects of several accidental jolts to his head and the heads of others, he and a colleague became the first to propose electroshock treatments for depression. Exercise: An accompli...
How the neuron sprouts its branches
...ts to restore neuronal connections lost to injury, stroke
or neurodegenerative disease, said the researchers. In a paper published in the Dec. 8, 2005, issue of Neuron, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Michael Ehlers and his colleagues reported that structures called "Golgi outposts" play a cent...
Mayo Clinic researchers find hole in heart does not make stroke inevitable
... the heart, does not predestine an individual to a stroke
later in life. Findings will appear online on Frid... holes in the heart for five years, their risk for stroke
was no different than those who did not have the hole." PFO is a common, benign, congenital condit...
Growth factor protects brain against damage from stroke
...d Metabolism, could lead to the development of new stroke
treatments. Stroke, the third leading cause of de...Currently, a drug called TPA is the only available stroke
treatment, and must be administered within three hours of stroke
onset to be effective. "The biggest...
Artificial light at night stimulates breast cancer growth in laboratory mice
...umber of disease processes including heart attack, stroke
and asthma. "Evidence is emerging that disruption of one's circadian clock is associated with cancer in humans, and that interference with internal timekeeping can tip the balance in favor of tumor development," said Blask. "The effects we are seeing...
Blocking the nerve receptor EP1 in mouse models reduces brain damage caused by stroke
...ts suggest that PGE2 causes brain damage following stroke
by binding to the EP1 receptor on nerve cells. The...ould reduce brain damage in individuals who have a stroke
while avoiding the side effects of COX-2 inhibitors, the Hopkins investigators say. Previous work by...
UCI wins $2.4 million grant to study how brain understands language
...ies of approximately 50 people who have suffered a stroke
affecting some region of the brain. This informati...h damage to different brain regions. The data from stroke
patients will then be compared with the results of the fMRI scans. Hickok's previous work on this pr...
New UK guidelines significantly widen criteria for heart disease and stroke prevention
...n the criteria for prevention of heart disease and stroke
in primary care, and are set to boost the numbers ...ened and narrowed arteries - namely, heart attack, stroke
and hardening of the arteries in the legs. This second category will include apparently healthy peop...
Tight glucose control cuts heart disease by half in type 1 diabetes
...ucose control lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke
by about 50 percent in people with type 1 diabetes...esting ways to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke
in adults with type 2 diabetes. Results of this study, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and B...
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