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International Stroke Conference 2015

ISC 2015 Coverage Endovascular Therapy Use, Improved Outcomes on the Rise

Endovascular Therapy Use, Improved Outcomes on the Rise

An analysis showed that more hospitals are using endovascular therapy with improved outcomes from 2003 to 2013.

ISC 2015 Coverage General Anesthesia Negatively Affects Outcomes in MR CLEAN Trial

General Anesthesia Negatively Affects Outcomes in MR CLEAN Trial

Those who received local anesthesia had better functional outcomes in the landmark trial.

ISC 2015 Coverage Increasing Arm, Hand Therapy Did Not Benefit Motor Performance in ICARE

Increasing Arm, Hand Therapy Did Not Benefit Motor Performance in ICARE

The differences between groups in the primary and secondary endpoints did not significantly differ.

ISC 2015 Coverage Left Atrial Abnormality Linked to Vascular Brain Injury

Left Atrial Abnormality Linked to Vascular Brain Injury

Even without the presence of atrial fibrillation, left atrial abnormalities increase the risk of vascular brain injury.

ISC 2015 Coverage TNK-tPA Effective, Possibly Better than Alteplase for Minor Stroke

TNK-tPA Effective, Possibly Better than Alteplase for Minor Stroke

TNK-tPA is safe and effective as a treatment for minor stroke with intracranial occlusion.

ISC 2015 Coverage Ischemic Stroke Patients May Be at Higher Risk of Cancer

Ischemic Stroke Patients May Be at Higher Risk of Cancer

The link is mainly due to the blood of cancer patients, which tends to clot more often.

ISC 2015 Coverage Nearly Half of Acute Stroke Patients are Dehydrated

Nearly Half of Acute Stroke Patients are Dehydrated

Dehydration in stroke can lead to hemoconcentration and vascular sludging.

ISC 2015 Coverage Aerobic Exercise May Improve Motor Function, Mood After Stroke

Aerobic Exercise May Improve Motor Function, Mood After Stroke

Forced exercise was particularly effective in improving motor function and quality of life.

ISC 2015 Coverage PTSD is Common in Parents of Children with Childhood Stroke

PTSD is Common in Parents of Children with Childhood Stroke

Both parents and children exhibited criteria of PTSD and significant levels of anxiety.

ISC 2015 Coverage Intraventricular Hemorrhage Predicts Death, Disability in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Intraventricular Hemorrhage Predicts Death, Disability in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage and intraventricular hemorrhage experience poor outcomes.

ISC 2015 Coverage Optic Ultrasound Identifies Stroke Patient Mortality Risk

Optic Ultrasound Identifies Stroke Patient Mortality Risk

Optic ultrasound is a fast and easy, noninvasive way to measure intracranial pressure.

ISC 2015 Coverage Stroke Survivors May Have Higher Risk of Driving Impairment

Stroke Survivors May Have Higher Risk of Driving Impairment

Two studies showed a greater risk of driving impairment after stroke and aneurysm.

ISC 2015 Coverage Atherosclerotic Processes May Increase Neurological Deterioration after Stroke

Atherosclerotic Processes May Increase Neurological Deterioration after Stroke

Single small subcortical infarction patients with localized atherosclerotic pathologies have a higher risk of early neurological deterioration.

ISC 2015 Coverage Raising the Hypertension Threshold Increases Stroke Risk

Raising the Hypertension Threshold Increases Stroke Risk

The new recommended levels could have a particularly negative effect on Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks.

ISC 2015 Coverage Mobile Stroke Unit Decreases Time to Imaging, Treatment

Mobile Stroke Unit Decreases Time to Imaging, Treatment

Mobile stroke units allow for an average 30- to 40-minute time savings to administering IV tPA.

ISC 2015 Coverage Depleted Vitamin D Levels May Worsen Stroke Outcomes

Depleted Vitamin D Levels May Worsen Stroke Outcomes

Researchers recommend monitoring vitamin D levels in patients with high vascular risk burden.

ISC 2015 Coverage HydroCoils Effective in Recently Ruptured, Medium-Sized Aneurysm

HydroCoils Effective in Recently Ruptured, Medium-Sized Aneurysm

HydroCoils reduced the rate of recurrence compared to bare platinum coil.

ISC 2015 Coverage Endovascular Therapy Benefited Patients vs. Alteplase Alone in EXTEND-IA

Endovascular Therapy Benefited Patients vs. Alteplase Alone in EXTEND-IA

The trial was stopped early for efficacy.

ISC 2015 Coverage Endovascular Treatment Improved Post-Stroke Disability in SWIFT PRIME

Endovascular Treatment Improved Post-Stroke Disability in SWIFT PRIME

The use of the clot retriever device with IV tPA improved survival and independence rates.

ISC 2015 Coverage Stroke Patients Receiving Drip and Ship Method On the Rise

Stroke Patients Receiving Drip and Ship Method On the Rise

The Midwest was the most common location for drip and ship hospitals.

ISC 2015 Coverage Depression, Fatigue Predicts Sleep Disturbances After Stroke

Depression, Fatigue Predicts Sleep Disturbances After Stroke

In post-stroke patients, depression and fatigue are independently linked to sleep disturbances.

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