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2013-11-26 14:19:48

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. As reported previously, the lower limit value of fractional anisotropy of the cerebral peduncle in healthy volunteers is 0.36, and the lower limit of the asymmetry of the cerebral peduncle area is...

2012-12-21 14:32:40

Johns Hopkins researchers find way to accurately measure blood-brain barrier damage 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. The blood-brain barrier is a unique shielding of blood vessels that limits the passage of molecules from the blood stream...

New Device Proves Better Than Standard Tool At Removing Stroke-causing Blood Clots
2012-08-27 09:48:00

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. Now a new device that mechanically removes stroke-causing clots from the brain is being hailed as a game-changer. In a recent clinical trial, the SOLITAIRE Flow Restoration Device dramatically outperformed the standard mechanical treatment. Findings from the trial, called SOLITAIRE With the Intention for Thrombectomy (SWIFT), are...

2011-09-09 14:47:58

Considerable regional differences exist in the treatment of patients with acute cerebral infarction. This is the finding presented by Erwin Stolz and his co-authors in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108[36]: 607). The prognosis for patients with stroke largely depends on a rapid, standardized first response. Across the German federal state of Hesse, there are great differences in the time interval between symptom onset and...

2011-01-20 22:05:04

Preventing the vasopressin neurons from swelling, and maintaining their size The anti-diuretic hormone "vasopressin" is released from the brain, and known to work in the kidney, suppressing the diuresis. Here, the Japanese research team led by Professor Yasunobu OKADA, Director-General of National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), and Ms. Kaori SATO, a graduate student of The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, clarified the novel function of "vasopressin" that works in the...

2009-10-01 13:39:44

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, is shown in a unique patient study conducted in cooperation between the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden. The study is published in the scientific journal BMC Medicine. "There appears to be a correlation between stress and stroke, but this needs to be interpreted with...

2008-07-01 00:14:24

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. The study, published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association, also reported a significant correlation between silent cerebral infarction and a form of heart arrhythmia common in people over 65 years old -- atrial fibrillation. In our data, atrial fibrillation...


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