Tag: "strokes" at medical news
Study outlines how stroke, head injury can increase risk of Alzheimer's disease
...tients. It has been known for several years that strokes
and head injuries can increase the risk of Alzheimers disease, but the mechanism underlying that increased risk has not been understood. Alzheimer's disease is characterized by plaques within the brain of amyloid-beta protein, which is toxic to brai...
Blood-thinning drugs need closer monitoring
...ough (permitting clot formation, which can lead to strokes
and heart attacks). Treatment is monitored by means of the patients international normalized ratio (INR). Improved anticoagulation control could decrease the likelihood of almost half of all complications related to anticoagulant drugs. These resu...
Patients with 'bleeding' strokes less likely to get prevention treatment
...ve medications and counseling to prevent recurrent strokes
compared to patients with an ischemic (clot-caused...ed 662 hospitals with entries for 149,089 ischemic strokes
or transient ischemic attacks (a "mini-stroke"), 17,195 intracerebral hemorrhages (ICH) and 5,503 su...
Scientists from the CIMA investigate a molecule for diagnosing hypertensive cardiopathy
...uch as cardiac insufficiency, atrial fibrillation, strokes
and even patient death. The speakers also touche...he use of biomarkers for early detection of future strokes
(whether cerebral or heart attacks) and cellular therapy in order to minimize its consequences....
Stroke risk nearly doubles for siblings of people who have had a stroke
...k of stroke for 807 siblings of 181 people who had strokes
in Nueces County, Texas. All of the strokes
were either an ischemic stroke in which a vessel supplying blood to the brain is blocked, or a trans...
Study suggests antithrombotics cause more intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke deaths in 'over-75s'
...ombotic drugs, such as aspirin, reduce the risk of strokes
and heart attacks in people who are known to have ...l." The researchers found that incidence of such strokes
associated with hypertension for both under and over 75s combined had fallen, largely due to a fall ...
Drugs for Parkinson's disease may ease stroke-related disability
...art of a broader effort to precisely determine how strokes
in different parts of the brain's right hemisphere... of symptoms. "This approach has been applied to strokes
affecting the left hemisphere, where damage to various brain areas is linked to specific kinds of la...
Jefferson scientists find that plavix appears to be safe during and after heart bypass
...perienced less gastrointestinal bleeding and fewer strokes
and other cardiovascular complications than patients who were on aspirin alone. "The new off-pump strategy is a proven surgical advance in the treatment of heart disease," Dr. Whellan says. "Improving outcomes for patients undergoing bypass surgery...
Blueberries contain chemical that may help prevent colon cancer
...rs also can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes
when used in high doses. Combining pterostilbene with these COX-2 drugs could allow them to be used in lower doses, reducing their risk of adverse side effects, Reddy says. More studies are needed to determine the compounds efficacy and potential for...
Major discovery raises prospect of better patient care by improving platelet life span
...elets can trigger dangerous blood clots leading to strokes
or heart attacks. Reducing platelet life span may therefore prove valuable in the prevention and management of these life-threatening conditions. ...
Online book helps children understand the effects of stroke
...huge amount of stress and change. And with 750,000 strokes
occurring each year in the United States, there is an urgent need to make important information such as how to prepare your home for the arrival of a recovering stroke patient available in an easily accessible format."...
Men more likely to benefit from clot-busting stroke treatment
...r tPA. "Other studies have shown that people with strokes
in the left side of the brain have a better recovery than people with strokes
on the right side of the brain, but this is the first time this has been shown in people who receive...
Cholesterol in stroke patients exceeds national guidelines
...idelines had been followed, at least some of these strokes
and TIAs would never have happened." Even people who had previously been diagnosed with high cholesterol and those who were already taking cholesterol-lowering drugs were not at their ideal cholesterol level according to the guidelines. Thirty perc...
Healthy women with high cholesterol at increased risk of stroke
...ning of the study. According to researchers, 282 strokes
occurred during the 11-year period, meaning nine out of every 10,000 women had a stroke each year. The study found a strong association between total cholesterol levels and later stroke. Our findings show otherwise healthy women with high choleste...
Updated guidelines advise focusing on women's lifetime heart risk
...both groups. There were 499 heart attacks and 362 strokes
among women taking calcium/vitamin D and 475 heart attacks and 377 strokes
among women taking placebo. "Calcium and vitamin D supplementation did not increase the risk for he...
Early switch to an aromatase inhibitor increases survival
...increased risk of death from other causes, such as strokes
and endometrial cancer. Despite this risk, tamoxifen and another drug in this class, raloxifene, remain an extensively used and popular treatment. Aromatase inhibitors, such as aminoglutethimide and anastrozole, work in a different way to lower es...
HIV dementia alarmingly high in Africa
...ia along with Alzheimers disease and dementia from strokes
may be among the most common forms of dementia in the world. In the first study of HIV dementia on the African continent using rigorous neurological and neuropsychological tests, 31 percent of a small but presumably representative group of HIV-posi...
Study finds differences between blood pressure medicines and newly-diagnosed diabetes
...new-onset diabetes leads to as many heart attacks, strokes
or death, as long-standing diabetes, which will require more studies. The authors' data do suggest, however, that the differences between antihypertensive drugs regarding the risk for new-onset diabetes are real and significant. Whether an overweig...
Bottleneck in blood supply makes brain vulnerable to strokes
...ught to be the result of "silent strokes." Silent strokes
have attracted attention recently because magnetic...enetrating arterioles may be the location of small strokes
that cause the death of sections of brain tissue in humans. The accumulation of damage may lead to ...
Methamphetamine use increases risks of artery tears and stroke
...tamine. Brain scans showed both women had severe strokes
from carotid artery dissection, which is a tear in the inner lining of one of the major arteries in the neck. On the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, the 36-year-old woman received a score of 21 and was treated with tissue plasminogen acti...
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