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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Bang for the Buck in Stroke Prevention: New and Old Drugs

Nov. 6, 2015 — When it comes to preventing stroke, millions of Americans with irregular heartbeats face a choice: Take one of the powerful but pricey new pills they see advertised on TV, or a much cheaper ... read more

MRI-Based Screening Improves Assignment of Stroke Patients to Endovascular Treatment

Nov. 6, 2015 — A new system for determining which patients with severe strokes are most likely to benefit from catheter-based systems for blood clot removal led to a greater percentage of screened patients ... read more

Endovascular Intervention Compared to Standard Treatment for Stroke

Nov. 3, 2015 — In a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, an endovascular intervention (such as use of a very small catheter to remove a blood clot) compared to ... read more

Righting a Wrong? Right Side of Brain Can Compensate for Post-Stroke Loss of Speech

Nov. 3, 2015 — After a debate that has lasted more than 130 years, researchers have found that loss of speech from a stroke in the left hemisphere of the brain can be recovered on the back, right side of the brain. ... read more

Taking Cholesterol Medication Before Aneurysm Repair Improves Outcomes

Oct. 29, 2015 — Rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm is one of the most dramatic medical emergencies a person can face. It usually strikes without warning, killing approximately 50 percent of those who experience ... read more

Scientists Identify Main Component of Brain Repair After Stroke

Oct. 28, 2015 — Looking at brain tissue from mice, monkeys and humans, scientists have found that a molecule known as growth and differentiation factor 10 is a key player in repair mechanisms following stroke. The ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — Scientists developing novel nanotherapeutics for clearing obstructed blood vessels have teamed up stroke researchers to develop a new, highly effective drug-device combination for treating ... read more

Researchers Study Differences in Ischemic Stroke in Marijuana Users

Oct. 26, 2015 — Strokes in young adults who use marijuana are more likely to be caused by stenosis, narrowing of the arteries, in the skull than strokes in non-users, new research shows. Previous studies found an ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — Researchers have identified a molecule that, after a stroke, signals brain tissue to form new connections to compensate for the damage and initiate repairs to the ... read more

Treatment Outcomes of Brain Hemorrhage After Thrombolysis for Stroke

Oct. 26, 2015 — Treating brain hemorrhage (symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage, sICH) after clot-busting thrombolysis for stroke was not associated with a reduced likelihood of in-hospital death or expansion of the ... read more

Antidepressants, Alzheimer's Disease Drugs Might Boost Recovery in Stroke Patients

Oct. 22, 2015 — Evidence is mounting that drugs used to treat depression and Alzheimer's disease also can help patients recover from strokes. Speech and physical therapies traditionally have been the mainstays ... read more

Researchers Find AKI a Predictor of Higher Mortality Rates for Stroke Patients

Oct. 20, 2015 — Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients who suffer from acute kidney injury requiring dialysis have higher death rates and greater odds of entering long-term care or nursing facilities after ... read more

Tualang Honey Supplements Found to Reduce Harmful Side Effects of Smoking

Oct. 19, 2015 — Smoking is a known factor in many serious health issues: stroke, myocardial infarction, cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, to name but a few. In their recent research, investigators ... read more

Pacemakers Identify Atrial Fibrillation and Enable Initiation of Stroke Prevention

Oct. 17, 2015 — Pacemakers identify atrial fibrillation and enable initiation of anticoagulation to prevent strokes, according to new ... read more

Researchers Use Neuroimaging to Explore Reading Deficits After Left Stroke

Oct. 17, 2015 — Researchers correlated neuroimaging data with reading deficits in patients with subacute left hemispheric stroke. Findings add to knowledge of neural mechanisms of reading and may be useful in ... read more

Many AFib Patients Are Not Properly Assessed for Stroke and Bleeding Risks

Oct. 15, 2015 — Researchers have found that primary care physicians were often under- or over-estimating stroke and/or bleeding risk in patients with atrial fibrillation, in part because they failed to utilize ... read more

Can Work Stress Be Linked to Stroke?

Oct. 14, 2015 — Having a high stress job may be linked to a higher risk of stroke, according to an analysis of several ... read more

Researchers Develop Tool to Identify Atherosclerotic Plaques at Greatest Risk for Rupture

Oct. 13, 2015 — Researchers have developed and validated a new tool to help identify unstable or high risk atherosclerotic plaques --inflamed fatty deposits in the artery wall and a main contributor to ... read more

Blood Clotting Protein Triggers Immune Attack on Brain

Oct. 9, 2015 — A single drop of blood in the brain is sufficient to activate an autoimmune response akin to multiple sclerosis, new research shows. This is the first demonstration that introduction of blood in the ... read more

Many Physicians Feel Uninformed About Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches for Cryptogenic Stroke

Oct. 8, 2015 — Results from a new survey finds that only half of healthcare professionals consider themselves to be adequately equipped with information about cryptogenic stroke, a stroke in which the underlying ... read more

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