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Conditions may predict stroke patients’ risk of falling in hospital

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — Patients’ neurological status and degree of weakness or loss of movement when hospitalized for a clot-caused stroke may indicate their risk for falling.

According to research released Tuesday in a nursing symposium at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2017, more than 90 […]

Bowel obstruction more likely in certain hospitalized stroke patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Being older patients, black and having pre-existing illnesses, such as cancer, increase the likelihood of bowel obstruction in hospitalized ischemic stroke patients, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Bowel obstruction complications can worsen chances for recovery.

To better define […]

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Stroke survivors using mail order pharmacies more likely to take meds

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Stroke survivors who get medications by mail are more likely to take them as directed than patients who get medications from local pharmacies, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Researchers studied the prescription refill records of patients discharged […]

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Vaccine shows potential to protect the brain before a stroke

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A type of vaccine previously studied to treat high blood pressure may have the potential to protect the brain when administered before a stroke, according to an animal study presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Japanese researchers tested a peptide vaccine […]

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Many stroke survivors may develop seizures

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A substantial proportion of stroke survivors develop seizures in the years following their strokes, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Researchers studied information on hospitalizations and emergency department visits in California, Florida and New York from 2005 and […]

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Regularly checking temperature and blood sugar may improve stroke recovery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Keeping close tabs on temperature and glucose (blood sugar) could improve the recovery of stroke patients, according to research presented at the Nursing Symposium of the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

After an Australian trial showed that 90-day outcomes are better when nurses […]

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Chinese culture supports family caregiving for stroke survivors

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Chinese cultural values underlie the willingness of family members to care for stroke survivors at home, so interventions to support caregivers should consider incorporating these values, according to research presented at the Nursing Symposium of the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Each year, […]

“Stroke camp” offers caregivers emotional support, physical relief and education

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stroke camp provides caregivers with much needed peer support, emotional relief and learning opportunities, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Depression, loneliness and social isolation are common among people who care for stroke survivors. The Retreat and Refresh […]

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Bleeding stroke associated with onset of dementia

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Bleeding within the brain, or intracerebral hemorrhage, was associated with a high risk of developing dementia post stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Intracerebral hemorrhage, which results from a weakened vessel that ruptures and bleeds into the […]

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Getting out of the hospital bed has the potential to improve outcomes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In their aim to provide a guideline for healthcare providers about the timing, frequency and amount of in-hospital mobilization of stroke patients, researchers studied the care and recovery of more than 2,100 patients admitted to a hospital stroke unit, according to research presented at […]

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