Stroke Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. Image-interpretation software could open window of treatment for strokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | Stanford

    Restoring blood flow to the brain quickly after a stroke is key to damage control as well as to optimal recovery. But restoring blood flow to brain tissue that is already dead can cause problems, like swelling and hemorrhage.

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  2. A Game Changer for Stroke TreatmentRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2015 | Health News Digest

    Newswise - Stroke is the leading cause of severe long-term disability in the United States, and less than 40 percent of patients who experience the most severe form of stroke regain functional independence if they receive the standard drug intervention alone. Now a study by an international group of stroke physician-researchers has found that removal of the clot causing a severe stroke, in combination with the standard medication, improves the restoration of blood flow to the brain and may result in better long term outcomes.

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  3. Effectiveness of new stroke treatment confirmedRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2015 | Science Daily

    A research paper confirms earlier findings that a procedure called endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke is the best treatment option for many patients by reducing the incidents of disability. This is the fourth research paper published this year that confirms the efficacy of the treatment.

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  4. The Lions' share: club buys gear for First RespondersRead the original story

    Apr 12, 2015 | Iom Online

    ... initial treatment until an ambulance arrives. This is especially important for patients who suffer a heart attack or stroke. All the Community First Responders are unpaid volunteers who undertake training run over two weekends and pass an assessment ...

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  5. 'Clot-busting' drug could be used more widely for stroke patients, study suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2015 | Medical News Today

    Alteplase is a "clot-busting" drug that is currently only administered to patients within 3 hours of ischemic stroke onset. But a new study claims the drug should be used more widely for stroke patients, after finding it is safer that previously thought.

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  6. Supplements for a Healthy HeartRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2015 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    ... blood vessels, a decrease in blood clotting may help to prevent a blockage and thus prevent a heart attack or stroke. To determine if you would benefit from taking an aspirin daily, talk to your doctor first about usage and dosage. If you have ...

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  7. Mental practice and physical therapy accelerate stroke recoveryRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2015 | Newkerala.com

    A combination of mental practice and physical therapy provides an effective treatment for people recovering from a stroke, new research has found. Mental practice, also known as motor imagery, is the mental rehearsal of a motor action without an overt action.

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  8. The 10 Durham Region neighbourhoods with the highest smoking ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2015 | DurhamRegion.com

    According to data collected by the Region of Durham's Health Neighbourhoods project 2009-2013, in 10 Durham Region neighbourhoods 1 in 4 people aged 18 and over are smokers. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation there is a direct link between smoking and heart disease.

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  9. Smith v. Providence Health Services Oregon MD MD LLC PC PC PCRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | FindLaw

    ... George Pitcher and Williams Kastner; Jay Beattie and Lindsay Hart LLP. This case was filed after plaintiff suffered a stroke and permanent brain damage. He sought relief from defendants, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Linda Desitter, M.D., ...

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  10. Teenager with Stroke Symptoms Actually Had Lyme DiseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | LymeBlog News and Personal Stories

    WASHINGTON A Swiss teenager, recently returned home from a discotheque, came to the emergency department with classic sudden symptoms of stroke, only to be diagnosed with Lyme disease. The highly unusual case presentation was published online in Annals of Emergency Medicine "Everything about her symptoms indicated stroke: speech deficits, poor comprehension and right-sided face and arm weakness, so we considered treating her with clot-busting drugs" said lead study author Arseny Sokolov, MD, of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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  11. Leaving home at 13 paying off for swimming starletRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | Watford Observer

    ... different strokes, it is good to be able to compete in the different events. "But I know I will have to focus on one stroke as I get older and that will probably be my breaststroke."

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  12. Stroke patients can benefit from clot-busting drug, shows brain scan studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | Medical News

    A drug that breaks up blood clots in the brains of stroke patients could be used more widely than at present without increased risk, a brain scan study suggests. It had previously been thought that giving the drug to people with signs of early damage in the brain caused by a stroke would increase the chances of them suffering a bleed on the brain - which can be fatal.

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  13. Stroke classification system called TOAST is easy to use and effectiveRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2015 | Medical News Today

    In 1993, neurologists Harold P. Adams Jr., MD, and Jose Biller, MD, and colleagues proposed a new way to classify strokes . Twenty-two years later, the TOAST classification remains an effective and easy-to-use system that is routinely employed in stroke studies around the world, Drs.

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  14. Bowmanville's Jim McEwen helps lead fight for stroke survivors in OntarioRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | DurhamRegion.com

    Jim McEwen is a man on a mission. The 60-year-old Bowmanville stroke survivor has been battling for years on behalf of Ontarians who, like himself, have been denied help in their recovery.

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  15. Arts, Computers, Social Life May Support BrainRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2015 | InteliHealth

    ... if necessary, medicines can improve them. Take a blood thinner (such as aspirin or warfarin) to lower your risk of stroke if you have an irregular heart beat (called atrial fibrillation). If you enjoy arts, crafts or working with computers, this new ...

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  16. Stroke drug could alleviate Alzheimer's symptoms: studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | New York Daily News

    ... progressive cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer's. Available in some Asian countries, Edaravone is used to treat ischemic stroke, the most common kind that occurs due to blood clots. When tested on mice, the drug improved functions of learning and ...

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  17. Brain scan study shows clot-busting drug benefits stroke patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | PhysOrg Weblog

    A drug that breaks up blood clots in the brains of stroke patients could be used more widely than at present without increased risk, a brain scan study suggests. It had previously been thought that giving the drug to people with signs of early damage in the brain caused by a stroke would increase the chances of them suffering a bleed on the brain - which can be fatal.

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  18. Clot-busting drug benefits stroke patients, brain scan study showsRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2015 | Science Daily

    A drug that breaks up blood clots in the brains of stroke patients could be used more widely than at present without increased risk, a brain scan study suggests. It had previously been thought that giving the drug to people with signs of early damage in the brain caused by a stroke would increase the chances of them suffering a bleed on the brain -- which can be fatal.

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  19. SGMC earns prestigious stroke treatment awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | WTVM

    As of Thursday, South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta had the fastest door-to-needle time for stroke patients of any hospital in the United States. A group of medical surveyors who inspect hospitals across the country inspected SGMC on Friday, April 3rd.

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  20. Women and men have different exclusion criteria for rtPARead the original story

    Apr 9, 2015 | Medical News Today

    After analyzing stroke treatment records, researchers at Rhode Island Hospital in collaboration with researchers from the University of Cincinnati learned that women and men have different reasons for being excluded from receiving the common clot-dissolving drug, recombinant tissue plasminogen activator . Importantly, more women had very high blood pressures, which reduced their eligibility to be treated with the highly effective drug.

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