Navigation Links
Hospital team significantly reduced risk of further vascular events after 'mini strokes'
Date:10/27/2011

Patients who had a transient ischaemic attack (TIA), sometimes referred to as a "mini stroke", were much less likely to experience further vascular events in the first year if their care was co-ordinated by a special hospital team. That is the key finding from a study published in the November issue of the European Journal of Neurology.

Researchers from the Department of Neurology at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark studied 306 patients admitted to the hospital with a TIA. They found that when the patients were treated by an acute TIA team their cumulated risk of having a stroke in the first seven days was 65% lower than expected. The cumulated risk in the first 90 days fell by 74%.

"The aim of our study was to see if patients had better clinical outcomes if they were under the care of a special team, which integrated outpatient care and stroke unit facilities and provided on-going nurse-led counselling" says lead author Dr Paul von Weitzel-Mudersbach.

"TIA, which is caused by a temporary lack of blood to part of the brain, is a serious condition associated with a high short-term risk of ischaemic stroke. Previous research has shown that the cumulated stroke risk in the first three months after a TIA is ten to 12% in unselected patients and more than 30% in patients with carotid stenosis, a dangerous narrowing of the largest blood vessels that deliver blood to the brain.

"Although urgent intervention has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke, a number of previous studies have shown poor long-term drug compliance in many patients."

The patients were referred directly to the acute TIA team by their family doctor or ambulance, bypassing the emergency department. Patients who had suffered a TIA in the last 48 hours, and those with multiple TIA, faced a high risk of stroke and were admitted to the stroke unit. This offered the option for immediate preventative action, including thrombolysis drugs, to
'/>"/>

Contact: Annette Whibley
annette.wizard@gmail.com
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital cuts Whipple procedure wound infections in half with new measures
2. Drug-Resistant Infections in Hospitals May Be Less Deadly Than Thought
3. Henry Ford Hospital first in United States to offer MKTP surgery as treatment option for vitiligo
4. NIPPV linked to increased hospital mortality rates in small group of patients
5. Hospital Programs to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance Working: Studies
6. Hospital patients suffer in shift shuffle
7. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital adopts new imaging agent to improve detection of bladder cancer
8. Fewer Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure, U.S. Study Finds
9. Miriam Hospital researchers pilot new acute hepatitis C screening strategy for HIV-infected patients
10. Report Tracks Patient Outcomes at 5,000 U.S. Hospitals
11. Sledding injuries: a significant cause of hospitalizations, injuries during winter months
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014 The report ... Cosmetics), Type (Rotary, Volumetric, Aseptic, Net Weight), Process ... Geography - Global Trend & Forecast to 2019”, ... into food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic segments with ... each of these segments, in terms of value. ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014 Botanica Day Spa continues their celebration ... 12,000 Brazilian bikini waxes to clients in the ... spa has rolled out a number of new client specials ... Botanica can now get a free mini facial with their ... day spa located in downtown Clearwater, FL celebrates its twentieth ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Canada has invested $3.4 million this year to ... colitis, debilitating chronic diseases that affect more than ... 9 promising research projects across Canada. This diverse ... the diseases, improve our understanding (and potential treatment) ... care and quality of life. , Crohn,s ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... should significantly reform the federal system for financing ... the public,s $15 billion annual investment is producing ... new report by the Institute of Medicine. ... requires little accountability, allocates funds independent of workforce ... to train physicians in the health care settings ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... The Los Angeles based drug and ... a community program that helps homeless families in the ... the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission to provide a ... Fernando Valley Rescue Mission offers emergency shelter and services ... Shelter provides housing and basic needs such as food ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Filling Equipment Market worth $8 Billion by 2019 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Filling Equipment Market worth $8 Billion by 2019 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Filling Equipment Market worth $8 Billion by 2019 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Award-Winning Botanica Day Spa Celebrates 12,000 Brazilian Bikini Waxes 2Health News:Award-Winning Botanica Day Spa Celebrates 12,000 Brazilian Bikini Waxes 3Health News:Prestigious Crohn's and Colitis Canada grants fund promising Canadian research 2Health News:$15 billion annual public funding system for doctor training needs overhaul, says IOM 2Health News:$15 billion annual public funding system for doctor training needs overhaul, says IOM 3Health News:The Discovery House Employees Volunteer at Local Rescue Mission 2Health News:The Discovery House Employees Volunteer at Local Rescue Mission 3
... , SAN DIEGO, Nov. 13 ... H. Humphrey , (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091110/AQ08403 ) , In dealing ... as a catalyst to a happier, more abundant life. Apparel ... to help a dear friend who had suffered a tragic loss ...
... body,s ability to absorb potent antioxidant , FRIDAY, Nov. ... body,s absorption of the yellow curry ingredient curcumin, which ... of colon cancer, psoriasis and Alzheimer,s disease. , Curcumin, ... potent antioxidant. However, digestive juices in the gastrointestinal tract ...
... Study findings might further autism research , FRIDAY, Nov. ... that responds to both facial and vocal expressions of ... used a MagnetoEncephaloGraphic (MEG) scanner to analyze brain activity ... with fearful and neutral facial expressions, and listened to ...
... Menopause also plays a role, but a lesser one than age, ... risk is seven times higher in 70-year-old women than in 50-year-old ... for hip fracture rises sharply with age. , The analysis of ... aged 50 and older also found that among women aged 50 ...
... Continue Society,s Contributions to Eradicating Obesity and Helping Those ... Obesity Society, the leading professional and scientific organization dedicated to ... an internationally renowned obesity expert, as its new president for ... M.D., outgoing president, at the society,s 27th Annual Scientific Meeting, ...
... 13 A surprisingly easy and low-cost system of ... with Crohn,s disease and ulcerative colitis, a study released ... an online information network, allowing caregivers to systematically collect ... and their effectiveness. Creation and use of this ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:HeartThreads(TM) -- New Line of Inspirational Tee Shirts Designed to Motivate and Foster Overall Mental Health & Wellness Available at HeartThreadsClothing.com 2Health News:New Understanding of How the Brain Detects Emotion 2Health News:Donna H. Ryan, M.D., Elected President of The Obesity Society for 2009-2010 2Health News:Donna H. Ryan, M.D., Elected President of The Obesity Society for 2009-2010 3Health News:'Global Bulletin Board' Shows Promise in Child Health 2Health News:'Global Bulletin Board' Shows Promise in Child Health 3Health News:'Global Bulletin Board' Shows Promise in Child Health 4
(Date:7/29/2014)... ROCKVILLE, Md. , July 29, 2014  Synthetic ... anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that ... view of the unusual market activity in the Company,s ... Company in accordance with its usual practice. The Company ... unusual market activity. About Synthetic Biologics, Inc. ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... -- New high priced hepatitis C drugs will increase ... $2.9 to $5.8 billion next year, according to a ... by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). Milliman projects ... much as 8.6 percent in 2015 as a result ... The study finds that the majority of ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... ALBANY, New York , July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... published by Transparency Market Research "Surgical Navigation Systems Market ... Systems) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends ... systems market was valued at USD 218.5 million in ... of 4.5% from 2014 to 2020, to reach an ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Synthetic Biologics, Inc. States that Its Policy is Not to Comment on Unusual Market Activity 2New Milliman Study: Hepatitis C Drugs Could Increase Medicare Part D Spending by $2.9 to $5.8 Billion in 2015 2Surgical Navigation Systems Market Expected to Reach USD 295.5 Million Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research 2Surgical Navigation Systems Market Expected to Reach USD 295.5 Million Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research 3Surgical Navigation Systems Market Expected to Reach USD 295.5 Million Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research 4
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: