ISC 2015

Endovascular Therapy Use, Improved Outcomes on the Rise

Endovascular Therapy Use, Improved Outcomes on the Rise

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

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

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

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

General Anesthesia Negatively Affects Outcomes in MR CLEAN Trial

General Anesthesia Negatively Affects Outcomes in MR CLEAN Trial

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

Left Atrial Abnormality Linked to Vascular Brain Injury

Left Atrial Abnormality Linked to Vascular Brain Injury

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

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

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

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

Ischemic Stroke Patients May Be at Higher Risk of Cancer

Ischemic Stroke Patients May Be at Higher Risk of Cancer

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

Nearly Half of Acute Stroke Patients are Dehydrated

Nearly Half of Acute Stroke Patients are Dehydrated

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Dehydration in stroke can lead to hemoconcentration and vascular sludging.

PTSD is Common in Parents of Children with Childhood Stroke

PTSD is Common in Parents of Children with Childhood Stroke

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

Aerobic Exercise May Improve Motor Function, Mood After Stroke

Aerobic Exercise May Improve Motor Function, Mood After Stroke

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

Intraventricular Hemorrhage Predicts Death, Disability in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Intraventricular Hemorrhage Predicts Death, Disability in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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

Optic Ultrasound Identifies Stroke Patient Mortality Risk

Optic Ultrasound Identifies Stroke Patient Mortality Risk

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

Stroke Survivors May Have Higher Risk of Driving Impairment

Stroke Survivors May Have Higher Risk of Driving Impairment

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

Raising the Hypertension Threshold Increases Stroke Risk

Raising the Hypertension Threshold Increases Stroke Risk

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

Atherosclerotic Processes May Increase Neurological Deterioration after Stroke

Atherosclerotic Processes May Increase Neurological Deterioration after Stroke

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

Mobile Stroke Unit Decreases Time to Imaging, Treatment

Mobile Stroke Unit Decreases Time to Imaging, Treatment

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

Depleted Vitamin D Levels May Worsen Stroke Outcomes

Depleted Vitamin D Levels May Worsen Stroke Outcomes

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

HydroCoils Effective in Recently Ruptured, Medium-Sized Aneurysm

HydroCoils Effective in Recently Ruptured, Medium-Sized Aneurysm

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

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

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

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The trial was stopped early for efficacy.

Endovascular Treatment Improved Post-Stroke Disability in SWIFT PRIME

Endovascular Treatment Improved Post-Stroke Disability in SWIFT PRIME

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

Stroke Patients Receiving Drip and Ship Method On the Rise

Stroke Patients Receiving Drip and Ship Method On the Rise

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

Depression, Fatigue Predicts Sleep Disturbances After Stroke

Depression, Fatigue Predicts Sleep Disturbances After Stroke

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

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