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  • In-patient rehab recommended over nursing homes for stroke rehab

    May 04, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Statement Highlights: The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has issued its first guidelines on adult stroke rehabilitation calling for intensive, multidisciplinary treatment. Before leaving the hospital, patients and caregivers should receive a formal falls-prevention program to prevent accidents at home. Whenever possible, initial rehabilitation should take place in an inpatient rehabilitation facility rather than a nursing home.

  • Better patient outcome linked to Get With The Guidelines-Stroke

    April 14, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Stroke patients at hospitals participating in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s nationwide quality-improvement program Get With The Guidelines-Stroke were more likely to be discharged home and less likely to to die after discharge than patients in non-participating hospitals. Compared to patients from non-participating hospitals, patients from hospitals that used Get With The Guidelines-Stroke were 10 percent more likely to be discharged home after hospital treatment and 7-8 percent less likely to die within 30 days and one year after discharge.

  • New drug reverses the effects of blood thinner in patients with brain hemorrhage

    February 19, 2016 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Study Highlights:   A new treatment can quickly and completely reverse the effects of the blood thinner dabigatran (Pradaxa) in patients suffering a brain bleed. The treatment, idarucizumab (Praxbind), is the first medication on the market designed...

  • ISC16 FRIDAY NEWS TIP

    February 19, 2016 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Stroke survivors using mail order pharmacies more likely to take medsEmbargoed for 8:12 a.m. PT/11:12 a.m. ET – Abstract 189 (Room 151)   Stroke survivors who get medications by mail are more likely to take them as directed than patients who get...

  • ISC 16 THURSDAY NEWS TIPS

    February 18, 2016 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Tip Title: Women, minorities report lower function in the months after stroke; Many stroke survivors may develop seizures; Bowel obstruction more likely in certain hospitalized stroke patients; Getting the right amounts of sleep and regular exercise lower stroke risk.

  • Untreated high blood pressure significantly increases risk of bleeding stroke

    February 18, 2016 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Study Highlights:  Untreated high blood pressure significantly increased the risk of a bleeding stroke, compared to patients without high blood pressure, regardless of race. Even when high blood pressure was treated, blacks and Hispanics had a higher chance of a bleeding stroke than whites.

  • ISC 16 WEDNESDAY NEWS TIPS

    February 17, 2016 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Tip Titles: “Stroke camp” offers caregivers emotional support, physical relief and education; Bleeding stroke associated with onset of dementia; Getting out of the hospital bed for short periods soon after stroke has the potential to improve outcomes; Clot-busting drug may help stroke patients beyond standard treatment window or after “wake-up stroke”; Stroke survivors’ caregiving costs more time and money than previously estimated; Closing PFO “hole in the heart” may prevent strokes linked to this heart defect.

  • Basic Science Tip Sheet

    February 17, 2016 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Tip Headlines: Restoring gut bacteria to youthful age linked to improved stroke recovery in mice. Exosomes may be key players in two rebuilding processes after stroke. Nanoparticles show early promise in reducing inflammation after brain bleed. Alcohol exposure before birth may later amplify neurological problems from stroke. Vaccine shows potential to protect the brain before a stroke.

  • Migraine with aura linked to clot-caused strokes

    February 17, 2016 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Study Highlights:   Migraines with aura patients were more than twice as likely to have an ischemic stroke than people who have migraines without aura. Migraines with aura were associated with ischemic strokes caused by either a mass or a clot that...

  • Cost of effective stroke clot-busting drug outpaces reimbursement

    February 17, 2016 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings, Stroke News

    Study Highlights:   The cost of a widely-used clot-busting drug has more than doubled over the past decade, but Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement lags far behind. Between 2005 and 2014, the cost of alteplase increased by 111 percent, but reimbursement from Medicare/Medicaid increased by only 8 percent. Healthcare providers should be aware of this cost increase and do what they can to help ensure that stroke patients who need alteplase can get it, researchers said.

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