Tag: Stroke

Risk of stroke increases with insulin resistance, study suggests

A study of more than 100,000 people with type 2 diabetes (T2D), presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, found that insulin resistance is associated with stroke. The higher the insulin resistance, the greater the risk of stroke, the research, from Dr. Alexander

Mobile Stroke Units Linked to Reduced Stroke Disability

Treatment in a mobile stroke unit (MSU) is associated with better functional outcomes, compared with treatment by emergency medical services (EMS), among patients with acute ischemic stroke, a newly published study suggests. In an observational study of patients who were eligible for thrombolysis, the mean score on the utility-weighted modified Rankin scale (mRS) at 90

Similar Outcome With EVT and Medical Tx in Basilar Artery Stroke

New data fail to support an advantage of endovascular therapy (EVT) over standard medical therapy among patients with basilar-artery-occlusion stroke. In the trial, the likelihood of a favorable outcome was similar between patients randomly assigned to EVT (44.2%) and those who received medical treatment (37.7%). Further, researchers observed a trend toward higher risk for symptomatic

Heart failure and stroke rising in men under 40

Heart failure and stroke are unusual diagnoses among younger people. But they are now clearly on the rise in men below the age of 40, according to a University of Gothenburg study. The scientists have found links to obesity and low fitness in the upper teens. The present study, published in Journal of Internal Medicine,

Inactivity Drives 1 in 14 Deaths Globally, New Data Suggest

The high cost of a sedentary lifestyle just became a bit more evident ― a new global study shows that inactivity drives up to 8% of noncommunicable diseases and mortality. Physical inactivity, defined as engaging in less than 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week, caused 7.2% (95% CI,

Music-based interventions can improve stroke, Parkinson's disease

Music-based interventions have become a core ingredient of effective neurorehabilitation in the past 20 years thanks to the growing body of knowledge. In this theme issue of Neurorehabilitation, experts in the field highlight some of the current critical gaps in clinical applications that have been less thoroughly investigated, such as post-stroke cognition, traumatic brain injury,

Updated guidance confirms crucial role of nurses for patients with acute ischemic stroke

As integral members of stroke treatment teams, nurses coordinate patient assessment and collaborate care among multiple health care professionals to facilitate the best possible outcomes for patients with acute ischemic stroke. Nurses also advocate for patients and their caregivers to ensure they receive appropriate information and education to successfully navigate phases of treatment in the

The acceleration behind telehealth services

insights from industryChun-Kai ChangBusiness Development Manager of TelehealthAdvantech In this interview, Chun-Kai Chang , the Business Development Manager of Telehealth at Advantech, talks to News-Medical about the acceleration behind telehealth services. To begin, can you give us a brief introduction into telehealth and what it involves? Telehealth is a method of providing medical care remotely,

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Skip to: Benefits of HRT Forms of HRT Cardiovascular risks with HRT Risk of increased breast cancer with HRT Menopause is a transition in women which can occur any time between the age of 45 and 55. It begins 12 months after a woman´s last menstrual bleeding and lasts 4 years on average. During the

Biomarkers for Prediction of Stroke

Skip to: Stroke and its Pathways Biomarkers and Risk Scores What are the Benefits of Using Biomarkers? Stroke, a complication of atrial fibrillation, can be fatal. Identification of biomarkers to predict stroke may help treat those at highest risk. Given the association between atrial fibrillation and other poor disease outcomes, biomarker identification has applications for

Can Deep Learning Predict Coma Outcome?

Patients in a coma are described as being in a state of unconsciousness from which they cannot be woken and are unresponsive. Typical causes of coma include stroke, seizures, severe head injury, infection of the brain such as encephalitis, or alcohol poisoning. Those with diabetes pose an additional risk of falling into a coma if

Functional seizures associated with stroke, psychiatric disorders in study

In a large-scale study of electronic health records, Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have determined the prevalence of functional seizures and characterized comorbidities associated with them. Functional seizures are sudden attacks or spasms that look like epileptic seizures but do not have the aberrant brain electrical patterns of epilepsy. The research team, headed by Lea

Metabolites’ From Food Could Affect Your Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 — Levels of some small molecules called metabolites in the body may affect your risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests. Metabolites come from the food people eat, and they cause chemical processes within the bodies and microbes. An analysis of previously published studies found that the levels of 10 of

Home-Based Telerehabilitation Beneficial for Stroke Patients

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 — Home-based motor training telerehabilitation is beneficial for stroke patients, with enhanced interhemispheric functional connectivity of the M1 areas, according to a study published online Sept. 30 in Neurology. Jing Chen, Ph.D., from Fudan University in Shanghai, and colleagues randomly assigned 52 stroke patients with hemiplegia to home-based motor training telerehabilitation

Mosquito-borne viruses linked to stroke

A deadly combination of two mosquito-borne viruses may be a trigger for stroke, new research published in the The Lancet Neurology has found. University of Liverpool researchers and Brazilian collaborators have been investigating the link between neurological disease and infection with the viruses Zika and chikungunya. These viruses, which mostly circulate in the tropics, cause