ISC 2016

Can Stem Cell Treatment Benefit Stroke Recovery?

Can Stem Cell Treatment Benefit Stroke Recovery?

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The novel treatment did not meet primary endpoints, however it did reduce hospitalization, adverse outcomes, and death.

Pregnancy in Older Age Elevates Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk

Pregnancy in Older Age Elevates Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk

Women with pregnancy at an advanced age had significantly higher rates of ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, myocardial infarction, and cardiovascular death.

Post-Stroke Bowel Obstruction Linked to Disability, Mortality

Post-Stroke Bowel Obstruction Linked to Disability, Mortality

Patients of advanced age, black race, and with comorbidities have a higher risk of post-stroke GIBO.

Stroke Survivor Care Costs Medicare Beneficiaries $40 Billion Annually

Stroke Survivor Care Costs Medicare Beneficiaries $40 Billion Annually

The average annual cost for providing care to a stroke survivor was $11,300.

Idarucizumab Promising in Dabigatran-Treated Patients With ICH

Idarucizumab Promising in Dabigatran-Treated Patients With ICH

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REVERSE-AD is an ongoing phase 3 cohort study evaluating the reversal effects of idarucizumab on dabigatran.

MRI May Help Determine IV tPA Eligibility in Stroke of Unknown Onset

MRI May Help Determine IV tPA Eligibility in Stroke of Unknown Onset

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Treatment with IV tPA appeared safe and feasible with stroke onset confirmation from MRI.

Natalizumab May Improve Clinical Outcomes in Ischemic Stroke

Natalizumab May Improve Clinical Outcomes in Ischemic Stroke

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Improvements in Rankin Scale score, Stroke Impact Scale-16, and Montreal Cognitive Assessment were observed in the treatment group.

Stenosis May Be Responsible for More Acute Ischemic Strokes

Stenosis May Be Responsible for More Acute Ischemic Strokes

Some strokes attributable to large-artery atherosclerosis are not being recognized as such because of <50% stenosis.

Too Much, Too Little Sleep Can Increase Risk for Stroke

Too Much, Too Little Sleep Can Increase Risk for Stroke

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Those who slept more than 8 hours had a 146% greater risk of stroke.

Pioglitazone May Prevent Recurrent Stroke, Heart Attack in Patients Without Diabetes

Pioglitazone May Prevent Recurrent Stroke, Heart Attack in Patients Without Diabetes

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Patients taking pioglitazone saw a 24% reduction in risk for recurrent stroke or myocardial infarction compared to placebo.

Migraine With Aura Increases Risk for Ischemic Stroke Subtypes

Migraine With Aura Increases Risk for Ischemic Stroke Subtypes

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The risk among people with migraine with aura was especially high for cardioembolic stroke.

Long-Term Seizure Risk Higher in Patients With Stroke vs Traumatic Brain Injury

Long-Term Seizure Risk Higher in Patients With Stroke vs Traumatic Brain Injury

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Surprisingly, multiple types of stroke were associated with a greater risk of seizure than TBI.

Functional Outcomes After Stroke May Be Worse in Women, Minorities

Functional Outcomes After Stroke May Be Worse in Women, Minorities

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The authors speculate that women may have pre-stroke functional deficits, and minorities may have poorer access to care.

Hot Topics in Stroke With Advisory Board Member Albert Favate, MD

Hot Topics in Stroke With Advisory Board Member Albert Favate, MD

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Dr Albert Favate addresses some of the hottest topics concerning stroke care and patient management.

Patients On HRT See Stroke Risk Increase with Migraine Severity

Patients On HRT See Stroke Risk Increase with Migraine Severity

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Over 20% of women currently on HRT saw an increase in migraine severity.

New Training Guidelines for Endovascular Intervention in Ischemic Stroke

New Training Guidelines for Endovascular Intervention in Ischemic Stroke

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The guidelines recommend that physicians be specially trained in endovascular neurosurgery in order to perform the procedure.

Benefits Exist for Endovascular Tx Performed Beyond 6 Hours of Stroke Onset

Benefits Exist for Endovascular Tx Performed Beyond 6 Hours of Stroke Onset

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All is not lost for patients presenting with severe stroke beyond the 6-hour mark.

Speed of Stent Retriever Reperfusion Affects Functional Stroke Outcome

Speed of Stent Retriever Reperfusion Affects Functional Stroke Outcome

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Time to treatment for ischemic stroke is critical and directly affects functional outcomes.

Thrombectomy Improves Long-Term Survival, Quality of Life in Ischemic Stroke Patients

Thrombectomy Improves Long-Term Survival, Quality of Life in Ischemic Stroke Patients

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The long-term benefits of endovascular thrombectomy appear to offset the costs of the procedure.

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