Navigation Links
ER Less Likely to Diagnose Stroke in Younger Folks
Date:2/18/2009

New research finds misdiagnosis risk goes up as age goes down

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- An 18-year-old boy complaining of numbness at a Detroit emergency room was discharged after health-care professionals determined he was drunk.

A 24-year-old woman with sharp pain in her left eye and loss of feeling in her right arm was told by ER doctors that she had a migraine.

And a 29-year-old man with slurred speech, a facial droop and vertigo was diagnosed with peripheral vertigo during his emergency room visit.

In fact, each one of these younger adults had had a stroke, which went undetected because of their age, according to new research to be presented Wednesday at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in San Diego.

The research, looking at ER visits by people under 50, found that the risk of misdiagnosis of a stroke increases as patient age goes down.

"Emergency room personnel need to have a heightened sensitivity to the possibility of stroke in people . . . under 45," said senior study author Dr. Seemant Chaturvedi, director of the stroke program at Wayne State University in Detroit. "There needs to be a solid familiarity with the combination of symptoms that would indicate stroke rather than something more benign."

"Identifying what we consider to be an 'old person's disease' in young people is always a challenge because there's denial on the part of patients and denial on the part of caregivers," added Dr. Robert Greenberg, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and vice chair of emergency medicine with Scott & White in Temple. "Everybody should be given a stroke assessment. If you see someone who comes in with dizziness and trouble walking, it should cross your mind."

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Failure to identify and treat a st
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Minorities more likely to have sleep durations associated with increased mortality
2. Scientists ID Likely Culprit in Popcorn Lung
3. Pop stars more than twice as likely to die an early death
4. Smokers More Likely to Develop Dementia
5. Women less likely than men to change habits that increase heart disease risk
6. Finasteride unlikely to induce high grade prostate cancers
7. Children in affluent countries more likely to develop allergy-related asthma
8. New study likely to fuel debate over annual physical exams
9. Victims of child maltreatment more likely to perpetrate youth violence, intimate partner violence
10. Kids Vaccine Ingredient Not Likely Linked to Neurological Problems
11. C-diff infection 4 times more likely to kill patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
ER Less Likely to Diagnose Stroke in Younger Folks
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014 Representatives from the internationally ... hand to provide educational and support resources at the ... week in Colorado Springs. , The Annual Meeting brings ... most renowned neurointerventional research centers in the ... together (with or at) symposiums, physician meetings, exhibit hall ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... The Arm Lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical ... upper arms to create a more toned, slimmed appearance. With ... lax and may begin to sag, resulting in loose and ... sagging upper arms, and seek treatment to restore their slimmer, ... offering brachioplasty to tighten and improve the contours of the ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014 American Sentinel University’s ... and Prevent the Three Infections That Make Up ... a go-to guide to help nurses minimize the ... details basic prevention measures that every nurse should ... available for download at http://www.americansentinel.edu/blog/2014/05/13/strong-nursing-leadership-is-essential-to-reducing-hais/ . , ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The Republic ... unveil a new CARDAMOM CRÈME BRÛLÉE TEA to celebrate “The ... Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. A hundred-foot journey begins ... and cross over into a new realm that is far ... however small in physical distance that materially changes the course ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014 Info Cash 2, the latest ... Carpenter that is designed to help the average person learn ... caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. ... , “Most everyone you talk to knows that it’s possible ... take the plunge to actually start doing it because for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Brain Aneurysm Foundation Provides Key Support to NeuroIntervential Physicians 2Health News:How to Get Toned Arms With Arm Lift Procedure 2Health News:How to Get Toned Arms With Arm Lift Procedure 3Health News:New E-book Helps Nurses Identify and Prevent Three Most Common Healthcare Associated Infections 2Health News:New E-book Helps Nurses Identify and Prevent Three Most Common Healthcare Associated Infections 3Health News:The Republic of Tea Unveils New Tea Inspired by “The Hundred-Foot Journey” 2Health News:The Republic of Tea Unveils New Tea Inspired by “The Hundred-Foot Journey” 3Health News:Top Info Cash 2.0: Review Examines Chris Carpenter’s New and Updated Video Training Course 2
... released on Wednesday by the Australian National Audit Office ... allowed more than 100,000 people with tuberculosis to ... whether they sought medical treatment, The Australian reports. ... history of the disease sometimes are permitted to enter ...
... up more money to get things right. Some do move the ... news that a hospital group in central Pennsylvania is offering warranty ... of follow-up treatment. ,Even if a patient suffers complications ... to send the insurer another bill. ,Well the ...
... of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing in a recent report, ... health support to the victims of the 2005 Bali ... first explosions in 2002. ,Staff at the Royal ... recipients of vital personal support from mental health nurses. ...
... the people who are affected by chronic back pain ... herniated discs , spinal stenosis, and complications from failed ... treating chronic back pain is considered unsuitable due to ... a new study led by Dr. David Abejn investigates ...
... Kalam Thursday stressed on the necessity of extensive stem ... activities of mentally challenged people. ,Addressing ... a premier rehabilitation and research institute for the handicapped, ... and it will take five to 10 years to ...
... both autism and attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) are four times ... population. ,However, researchers are cautioning against labelling kids ... they may only be trying to let out pent up ... that needs to be properly channeled, or they may have ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:US Hospital Group Offers Warranty on Surgeries 2Health News:US Hospital Group Offers Warranty on Surgeries 3Health News:Bali Bombings Helped Improve Trauma Care 2Health News:Bali Bombings Helped Improve Trauma Care 3Health News:Kids With Both Autism and ADHD Four Times More Likely to Bully 2
(Date:7/23/2014)... July 23, 2014 Pharmavite LLC announced that ... customer officer effective immediately. Toll recently served as Pharmavite,s ... marketing, category management, private label and sales administration in ... new global role, Toll will expand his responsibilities to ... "Toll,s appointment to chief customer officer is ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... 23, 2014  RT Oncology Services Corporation today announced ... its board of directors. Mr. Mundie is currently senior ... works on strategic projects within the company and on ... research and strategy officer. Mike ... said, "Craig is a visionary technology executive. His appointment ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... , July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Top Staten ... Pediatrics offers his feedback on article, which discusses tips for ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140722/129440 According to US ... injury and death among American children aged 1 to 4, ... water." One expert in the article says that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Craig Mundie Joins RainTree Oncology Board of Directors 2Craig Mundie Joins RainTree Oncology Board of Directors 3Premier Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel Comments On Article Discussing Pool Safety Tips for Parents 2
... The F 255 is a portable, ... relative mV and temperature measurements. Temperature compensated ... with a temperature probe (ATC) or a ... two- and three-point calibration with Auto-Find automatic ...
... Over-sized compressor. Triple pane thermal glass. ... System No plumbing required. Equipped with a ... on Parts & Labor and an Additional 4 ... as a chromatography unit which includes two access ...
... Over-sized compressor. Triple pane thermal glass. ... Self-Contained System No plumbing required. Equipped with ... Warranty on Parts & Labor and an Additional ... available as a chromatography unit which includes two ...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: