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2011-05-18 14:16:27

Strokes are not typically thought of as a childhood health issue, but Baylor College of Medicine experts warn that they do occur in children and can result in significant long-lasting effects. "The incidence of strokes occurring in children is similar to that of pediatric brain tumors," said Dr. Lisa Nassif, assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology at BCM and pediatric neurologist at Texas Children's Hospital. "The more that people become aware that strokes can in fact happen in...

2011-05-13 00:00:29

Healings in Motion based in Stockton, CA and Stroke Resources, Inc. based in Modesto, CA, partner to present a special Central Valley Recovery, Awareness, Preventing Strokes program, "Stroke Awareness in the Central Valley", This event includes speakers, exhibits, break out sessions and a panel discussion focused on local stroke care. Stockton, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2011 Healings in Motion and Stroke Resources, Inc. collaborate to increase stroke awareness in the Central Valley and stress the...

2011-05-10 13:14:19

Approximately 14 percent of all strokes occur during sleep, preventing many from getting clot-busting treatment, according to a study published in the May 10, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Because the only treatment for ischemic stroke must be given within a few hours after the first symptoms begin, people who wake up with stroke symptoms often can't receive the treatment since we can't determine when the symptoms...

2011-05-10 08:02:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Approximately 14 percent of all strokes occur during sleep, preventing many from getting clot-busting treatment, according to a study. "Because the only treatment for ischemic stroke must be given within a few hours after the first symptoms begin, people who wake up with stroke symptoms often can't receive the treatment since we can't determine when the symptoms started," study author Jason Mackey, M.D., of the University of Cincinnati and a member of the American...

2011-05-06 14:40:31

Experts from medical and patient communities call on national policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region to take urgent action against preventable strokes that strike millions of people with atrial fibrillation (AF) each year Countries in the Asia-Pacific region carry a disproportionate share of the burden of stroke with millions of people affected; a burden that will grow as life expectancy rises. AF, the most common, sustained abnormal heart rhythm, increases the risk of stroke five-fold and...

2011-05-05 12:59:47

Using age alone to identify those at risk of heart disease or stroke could replace current screening methods without diminishing effectiveness, according to a groundbreaking study published today in the open access journal PLoS ONE. Existing screening methods which include measuring cholesterol and blood pressure are expensive and time consuming. The authors of the new study from Barts and The London Medical School say that this finding could save thousands of lives by making it easier for...

2011-04-26 14:35:51

Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may help clot-busting drugs treat strokes, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The research involved 31 patients with ischemic stroke, a disorder when a clot blocks blood flow to part of the brain. In 12 patients who were already taking statins to control their cholesterol, blood flow returned to the blocked areas of the brain more completely and quickly. "We've known that patients on statins have...

2011-04-20 13:11:35

A combination therapy, including a compound already used by humans, restores skilled use of limb in rodent model After the acute treatment window closes, the only effective treatment for stroke is physical/occupational therapy. Now scientists from Children's Hospital Boston report a two-pronged molecular therapy that leads to significant recovery of skilled motor function in a rat model of stroke. Their findings are reported April 20 in the Journal of Neuroscience. By combining two molecular...

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2011-04-19 10:38:34

'Milestone achievement' also has potential applications in transplant surgery Medical researchers today held out promise that a simple injection is being developed to limit the devastating consequences of heart attacks and strokes. Described by the lead researcher as 'a fascinating new achievement', work has already begun to translate the research into novel clinical therapies. The University of Leicester led an international team whose research has been published April 18 in the Early Online...

2011-03-15 09:15:00

DALLAS, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Medical Center Dallas (Children's) http://childrens.com is launching a critical stroke initiative to diagnose and treat strokes in children. Pediatric strokes is a little-known condition that occurs as often as leukemia and brain tumors but often is not recognized by parents or physicians, despite the serious short- and long-term health consequences. As part of this effort, Children's will be one of four research sites in North America...