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Two Biomarkers Predict Increased Risk For "Silent" Strokes

2013 06 Jun

Two biomarkers widely being investigated as predictors of heart and vascular disease appear to indicate risk for "silent" strokes and other causes of mild brain damage that present no symptoms, report researchers from The Methodist Hospital and several other institutions in an upcoming issue of Stroke (now online). The researchers found high... Read more

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Interventional Stroke Therapy Needs Further Study in Clinical Trials, Mayo Clinic Researchers Say

2013 05 Jun

Devices snaked into the brain artery of a patient experiencing a stroke that either snatch and remove the offending clot or pump a dissolving drug into the blockage should primarily be used within a clinical trial setting, say a team of vascular neurologists at Mayo Clinic in Florida. In a commentary published in the May 29 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings... Read more

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New Treatment for Stroke Set to Increase Chances of Recovery

2013 31 May

University of Leicester (UK) researchers have contributed to a landmark study which has revealed a new way to treat strokes caused by bleeding inside the brain. The study found that intensive blood pressure lowering in patients with intracerebral haemorrhage, the most serious type of stroke, reduced the risk of major disability and improved... Read more

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Stroke Patients Respond Similarly to After-stroke Care, Despite Age Difference

2013 21 May

Age has little to do with how patients should be treated after suffering a stroke, according to new research from the University of Georgia (UGA). Historically, younger stroke victims receive different after-stroke intervention strategies than those over a certain age. However, Neale Chumbler, a UGA professor and head of the department of health... Read more

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Novel Brain Training Device Reconnects the Brain and Paralyzed Limb after Stroke

2013 16 May

The world's first Brain Training Device has given a ray of new hope to the recovery of survivors after stroke. Developed by researchers of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)'s Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering (BME), this novel device which can detect brainwave, and thereby control the movement of paralyzed limbs, or... Read more

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InTouch Health & iRobot Announce First Customers to Install RP-VITATM, The New Face of Telemedicine

2013 15 May

RP-VITA can speed specialized care to patients during the critical minutes following a stroke. (Photo: Business Wire). Top academic medical centers and leading healthcare systems across North America are now introducing their patients to RP-VITATM, the first FDA-cleared telemedicine robot that combines state-of-the-art telecommunications and... Read more

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Is it a Stroke or Benign Dizziness? A Simple Bedside Test Can Tell

2013 26 Mar

Georgios Mantokoudis, left, and Ali Tehrani demonstrate the use of a video-oculography machine that detects minute eye movements that are difficult for most physicians to notice and can help diagnose stroke. (Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine) Small Johns Hopkins-led study finds portable device diagnoses stroke with 100 percent accuracy. A bedside... Read more

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Get Stroke Patients Back on Their Feet

2013 11 Mar

A robot is now being built to help stroke patients with training, motivation and walking In Europe, strokes are the most common cause of physical disability among the elderly. This often result in paralysis of one side of the body, and many patients suffer much reduced physical mobility and are often unable to walk on their own. These are... Read more

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Imaging Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients' Brains Did Not Lead to Improved Outcomes

2013 09 Mar

The use of advanced imaging shortly after the onset of acute stroke failed to identify a subgroup of patients who could benefit from a clot-removal procedure, a study has found. The randomized controlled trial known as Mechanical Retrieval and Recanalization of Stroke Clots Using Embolectomy (MR RESCUE) was funded by the National Institute of... Read more

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How Blood Vessels Regroup After Stroke

2013 09 Mar

Growth factors released by oxygen-starved cells prompt nearby endothelial cells, which line blood vessels, to grow into new networks. Researchers at Rice University are working to understand how to direct the process in the brains of stroke and disease patients. (Credit: Qutub Lab/Rice University) By thinking of cells as programmable robots,... Read more