RSSArchive for August, 2009

New developments in hyperacute stroke management

New developments in hyperacute stroke management

RECANALISE study: combined intravenous—endovascular approach results in better clinical outcome The main challenge in thrmbolysing the eligible stroke patient is the speed of recanalisation and the site of the occlusion.   ‘Lancet Neurology’ in its September 09 issue published the results of the RECANALISE study which is aiming to ascertain the effect of a combined IV—endovascular […]






The Metabolic Syndrome and thrombolysing stroke patients

The Metabolic Syndrome and thrombolysing stroke patients

In a study from University of Helsinki published recently ( Stroke. 2009;40:337.) the authors concluded that metabolic syndrome as well as its individual components predicted the incidence of the ischaemic stroke and the coronary heart disease equally well and should be treated equally as well. But what is about the effect of the metabolic syndrome […]






Falls following stroke: What are the risk factors?

Falls following stroke: What are the risk factors?

From Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Poland, two authors were aiming to assess the incidence and circumstances of falls among stroke patients in a rehabilitation ward, the frequency of fall-related fractures, the relationship between falls and rehabilitation outcomes, and risk factors for falls. The results of the study which was a prospective one and […]






Chinese Medicine for stroke patients

Chinese Medicine for stroke patients

There are many centers worldwide practicing Chinese medicine for different diseases. It makes the stroke patient wonders whether this type of medicine is useful for functional recovery post stroke? This review which was published recently (stroke 2009;40: 2797) by the a team from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese in china and a team from Italy […]