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THURSDAY NEWS TIPS
February 13, 2014

THURSDAY NEWS TIPS

Tip Titles: Head, neck injuries may increase stroke risk among trauma patients younger than 50; Stroke emergency mobile increases timely delivery of clot-busting treatment in Germany; Stroke linked to immediate, persistent declines in mental ability; Stroke patients’ hand function improves when targeted brain stimulation added to therapy; Hispanic stroke patients less likely to receive clot-busting drugs in border state hospitals; Stroke survivors often return to driving without being evaluated for ability.
February 13, 2014

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Los pacientes hispanos que padecen un ataque cerebral tienen menos probabilidades de recibir medicamentos para deshacer coágulos en los hospitales de los estados fronterizos
Moderate exercise cuts women’s stroke risk, helps offset increase risk from hormone therapy
February 13, 2014

Moderate exercise cuts women’s stroke risk, helps offset increase risk from hormone therapy

Study Highlights: Moderate exercise like brisk walking may cut women’s stroke risk 20 percent. Moderate exercise also helps offset some of the increased stroke risk in women taking postmenopausal hormone therapy.
Blood clot risk remains higher than normal for at least 12 weeks after women deliver babies
February 13, 2014

Blood clot risk remains higher than normal for at least 12 weeks after women deliver babies

Study Highlights: Risk of a blood clot is higher than normal for at least 12 weeks after a woman delivers a baby — twice as long as previously recognized.
Ambulance magnesium treatment fails to improve stroke outcome
February 13, 2014

Ambulance magnesium treatment fails to improve stroke outcome

Study Highlights: Giving magnesium to stroke patients in an ambulance soon after symptoms began did not reduce the severity of disability measured 3 months later. The study successfully demonstrated that up to three-quarters of stroke patients calling 9-1-1 early can be started on treatment in the first “golden hour” after symptoms emerge. This early-treatment system opens the door to testing other possibly brain-saving therapies.
Common infections may increase risk for memory decline
February 13, 2014

Common infections may increase risk for memory decline

Study highlights: Exposure to common infections is linked to problems with memory and cognitive skills. The cognitive decline may be evident even when the infection is not.
Most people have access to stroke care, but few get recommended treatment
February 13, 2014

Most people have access to stroke care, but few get recommended treatment

Study Highlights: More than 80 percent of people in the United States live within an hour’s drive of a hospital able to treat acute stroke but only 4 percent get recommended treatment in the key hours after stroke.
WEDNESDAY NEWS TIPS
February 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY NEWS TIPS

Tip Titles: tPA may improve quality of life; save healthcare dollars in treating mild stroke; ADHD drugs not linked to increased stroke risk among children. NOTE ALL TIMES ARE PACIFIC (PT). ALL TIPS ARE EMBARGOED UNTIL THE TIME OF PRESENTATION OR
Sleep apnea common among stroke-related brainstem injuries
February 12, 2014

Sleep apnea common among stroke-related brainstem injuries

Study Highlights: Stroke damage to the brainstem is associated with the presence and severity of sleep apnea.
Adding uric acid to standard stroke clot busters reduces stroke disability
February 12, 2014

Adding uric acid to standard stroke clot busters reduces stroke disability

Study Highlights: Uric acid, a chemical in human blood linked to gout, heart problems and diabetes, may reduce the risk of stroke-related disability when combined with standard clot-busting medication. Uric acid was effective among women and patients who had high blood sugar or moderate stroke.
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