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Free care by Florida emergency physicians climbs faster as uninsured patient visits increase
...in tertiary care hospitals with trauma, cardiac or stroke
centers, she said. "The intensity of services required by sicker patients would result in higher average per patient charges and costs in the hospital's emergency department." Second, emergency physician groups may set higher prices to try to offset ...
Stroke risk returns when children with sickle cell disease stop transfusions
...ren with sickle cell disease who are at risk for a stroke
means their stroke
risk likely will return, researchers have found. A study of children whose stroke
risk was reduced b...
New technology developed at Barrow Neurological Institute enhances MRI capabilities
... a factor. The second application for PROPELLER is stroke
imaging. The technology used to detect and characterize strokes, called "Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI)," is extremely sensitive to even minute motion in a patient. Prior to PROPELLER, DWI images suffered in quality because the methods used to redu...
Genetics plays a role in the side effects experienced by people taking painkillers
...k to the point that culminates in heart attack and stroke
following prolonged use of these drugs. According to researchers, exploiting this variability could permit management of the cardiovascular risk of COX-2 inhibitors, while preserving their efficacy for patients most likely to benefit from them and d...
UCSD laser technique sheds light on strokes
...it allows us to study the response of the brain to stroke
in a controlled way. By understanding what happens, we hope to learn how to prevent the major damage associated with stroke." In the study, the team members used tightly focused laser light to excite a dye that they had injected into the bloodstr...
American Academy of Neurology names Advocate of the Year at leadership forum
...o's Stroke Task Force, which assessed the state of stroke
care. Several significant recommendations were issued, including establishing a network of stroke
centers and an operational stroke
program within the Department of Health, and increasing public awa...
Review highlights need for improved treatment of depression in elderly stroke patients
...ant improvements to be made in the organisation of stroke
services to address a major unmet need. Depression is an often neglected area of recovery from stroke
as most healthcare professionals and researchers focus on the more obvious, physical outcomes of str...
Researchers discover new way to stimulate brain to release antioxidants
...al University) has discovered a novel way to treat stroke
and neurodegenerative disorders. This approach wo... the site where damage and degeneration occurs. In stroke
and various neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Lou Gehrig's disease, gluta...
Caloric restriction appears to prevent primary aging in the heart
... most likely not going to die from a heart attack, stroke
or diabetes. And if, in fact, their hearts are aging more slowly, it's conceivable they'll live for a very long time." Members of the Caloric Restriction Optimal Nutrition Society try to consume between 10 and 25 percent fewer calories than average ...
First baseline data by REACH supports and extends ESC's Euroaspire findings
... Stroke initiative, will address the prevention of stroke
as well as coronary heart and peripheral vascular ...ell as evaluate the managements of risk factors in stroke
subjects. "There is huge potential to reduce the global burden of cardiovascular disease by encourag...
Potential treatment for intracerebral hemorrhage under study
...wide looking at whether patients with this type of stroke
often resulting from the rupture of fragile arter...termine the source and size of the hemorrhage, the stroke
team has an hour to infuse the liquid that team members hope will stop the damage. "We understand th...
Aspirin reduces cardiovascular risks in men and women -- but differently
...ffects appeared to be the reduction in the risk of stroke
for women and reduction in the risk of heart attacks for men," Berger said. "While our analysis showed that aspirin may have different effects in men and women, the relatively small number of heart attacks among women and strokes among men suggest th...
Aspirin reduces the risk of cardiovascular events, though effects differ between men and women
...s in women and in men, due to reducing the risk of stroke
in women and reducing the risk of heart attack in ... heart attacks. There was no significant effect on stroke
or cardiovascular death. Aspirin treatment resulted in an approximately 70 percent increase in the r...
New compound stops brain cell degeneration in Alzheimer's disease
... such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke
and traumatic brain injury. The compound was designed and synthesized in the laboratory of D. Martin Watterson at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, using a synthetic chemistry platform developed in his lab by researchers at the No...
Researchers isolate causes of cognitive loss following coronary artery bypass surgery
...urgical technique. In 1997, they reported reducing stroke
and other acute complications following coronary artery bypass surgery from the national average of six percent of patients to less than one percent of patients at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, a national first. Difficulty in thinkin...
News nuggests: University of Pittsburgh health sciences research roundup
...rtex is consistent with clinical observations that stroke
and other types of injury to this part of the brain can cause bladder problems. This study suggests that treatment strategies for overactive bladder should target the brain rather than the bladder, adds Dr. Griffiths. Contact: Jocelyn Uhl Duffy, (41...
Aspirin therapy may be safe for some survivors of brain hemorrhage
...s who have survived an intracerebral hemorrhage a stroke
caused by bleeding in the brain may be safely tre...fairly common clinical dilemma. "The two types of stroke
ischemic, caused by a clot cutting off the brain's blood supply, and hemorrhagic, caused by bleedin...
For some, aspirin doesn't increase risk of recurring hemorrhagic stroke
...rescribed for people at risk of having an ischemic stroke
to prevent blood clots. Because aspirin may cause bleeding, it is typically avoided in people who have had a hemorrhagic stroke, also called intracerebral hemorrhage. A new study, however, finds that aspirin may not increase the risk of recurrent int...
Study reveals Maori and Pacific islanders have increasing incidence of stroke
...shed this month in Stroke* investigating trends in stroke
incidence in Auckland, New Zealand shows Maori and...The data from two decades of research reveals that stroke
attack and incidence rates have increased in Pacific peoples since 1981, almost double that in New Z...
Eating more than five portions of fruit & vegetables a day can substantially reduce risk of stroke
...ght studies on fruit and vegetable consumption and stroke
risk, involving over 257 500 people from Europe, J...ese recommendations. If these goals were achieved, stroke
morbidity and mortality would be greatly reduced. Such diet modifications would also reduce other ca...
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