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Montreal Cognitive Assessment—A 10-Minute Test—May Predict Long-Term Outcomes for Patients with Stroke

Thursday, October 18, 2018—In a prospective study (Neurology. 2018:October 18.) of 274 patients in France and Germany, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) was administered 1 week after these p…

Culturally Tailored Skills-Based Intervention More Effective for Secondary-Stroke Prevention for Hispanic Patients

Monday, October 08, 2018—Although there are evidence-based interventions proven effective for reducing the incidence of a second stroke, repeat stroke is frequent, accounting for approximately 25% of …

Exercise May Reduce Stroke Severity

Wednesday, September 19, 2018—In a study published in the online issue of Neurology (September 19, 2018), researchers have shown that people who exercise have lower stroke severity if and when they do…

Neuromodulation Effective for Dysphagia in Patients Who Experience Stroke and Reduces Length of Hospital Stay

Friday, September 07, 2018—Despite improvements in stroke care and patient outcomes, approximately 16% of patients who experience a stroke have a tracheostomy and ventilatory support. Dysphagia can sign…

New 7th Generation Mechanical Thrombectomy Device Launched by Penumbra

Tuesday, September 04, 2018—The Penumbra JET 7 and Penumbra JET D reperfusion catheters are no commercially available in the US, manufactured by and available from Penumbra (Alameda, CA). Both catheters …

Intrathecal Baclofen More Effective Than Oral Medication for Treating Pain in Patients With Poststroke Spasticity

Thursday, August 16, 2018—Results from the SISTERS trial (NCT01032239) show that intrathecal administration (ITB Therapy; Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) of baclofen (Lioresal Intrathecal; Saol Therapeutic…

First Patient Enrolled in Phase 3 Study of Athersys’ Stem Cell Treatment for Patients who Experienced Ischemic Stroke

Wednesday, August 01, 2018—The first patient has been enrolled in a phase 3 study, MASTERS-2 (NCT03545607), which is a pivotal study that has received special protocol assessment, fast-track designation…

Aggressive Treatment of Hypertension Promotes Healthy Brains and Hearts

Monday, July 30, 2018—Aggressive lowering of systolic blood pressure (BP) reduces the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and combined MCI and dementia. In the SPRINT trial (NCT01206062), 2 str…

 
 

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