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Patients who are treated with a new clot-removal device after suffering an acute ischemic stroke have significantly reduced disability levels after the event, according to new research led by Dr. Jeffery Saver of the UCLA Stroke Center and the David Geffen School of Medicine.
Negative motor evoked potentials after cerebral infarction, indicative of poor recovery of limb motor function, tend to be accompanied by changes in fractional anisotropy values and the cerebral peduncle area on the affected side, but the characteristics of these changes have not been reported.
Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a new way of looking at standard MRI scans that more accurately measures damage to the blood-brain barrier in stroke victims, a process they hope will lead to safer, more individualized treatment of blood clots in the brain and better outcomes.
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and a common cause of long-term disability in the United States, but doctors have very few proven treatment methods.
Considerable regional differences exist in the treatment of patients with acute cerebral infarction.
The anti-diuretic hormone "vasopressin" is released from the brain, and known to work in the kidney, suppressing the diuresis.
Many patients urgently admitted to hospital with cerebral infarction state that they were under great stress over a prolonged period prior to suffering their stroke.
Ten percent of seemingly healthy middle-aged people have experienced silent stroke injury, U.S. researchers said. Silent stroke is an interruption of blood flow in the brain known as silent cerebral infarction.
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