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Treating Stroke Patients

Treating Stroke Patients Just 15 Minutes Earlier Can Save Lives

Initiating stroke treatment just 15 minutes faster can save lives and prevent disability, according to a new UCLA led study, published today in JAMA. The research also determined that busier hospitals those that treat more than 450 people for stroke each year have better outcomes than those that treat fewer than 400 stroke patients per…

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Result Impaired In Understanding Social Situations

The loss of white matter connectivity in the brain after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) may result in impairments in understanding social situations, according to new research published in Brain Imaging and Behavior. “They have work as a clinician with people with severe traumatic brain injury for many years. Severe brain injuries usually occur due to…

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury May Experience Long Term Effects

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury that results in abnormal function of the brain and may be due to blunt or penetrating trauma, acceleration/deceleration forces, or explosive blasts. In 2010, there were an estimated 2.5 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths associated with TBI in the United States. Aside from the acute presentation,…

Atrial Fibrillation Is Very Important And Modifiable Risk Factor For Stroke

Atrial Fibrillation Is Very Important And Modifiable Risk Factor For Stroke

Atrial fibrillation; A new method of evaluating irregular heartbeats outperformed the approach that’s currently used widely in stroke units to detect instances of atrial fibrillation. The technology, called electrocardiomatrix, goes further than standard cardiac telemetry by examining large amounts of telemetry data; so in a way that’s so detail it’s impractical for individual clinicians to…

Spinal cord injuries from resulting in paralysis

Preventing Spinal Cord Injuries From Resulting In Paralysis

An injection of nanoparticles can prevent the body’s immune system from overreacting to trauma, potentially preventing some spinal cord injuries from resulting in paralysis. The approach was demonstrated in mice at the University of Michigan, with the nanoparticles enhancing healing by reprogramming the aggressive immune cells call it an “EpiPen” for trauma to the central nervous…

Spinal Cord Injury

Analysis Of Translational Value In Spinal Cord injury

An analysis led by researchers from The Ohio State University College of Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that bias in the design and reporting of spinal cord injury (SCI) studies in results in overestimation of the effectiveness of a potential; so treatment to prevent infections in human patients with SCI.…

Patients Brain Activation Was Detected

Patients Brain Activation Was Detected 4 Days After Brain Injury

Patients Brain Activation; Machine learning added to electroencephalography (EEG) may offer a more precise method of determining consciousness in clinically unresponsive patients in the days following severe brain injury, new research shows. Investigators used EEG recordings coupled with analysis by machine learning to identify brain activity in intensive care unit (ICU) patients who were unresponsive…

Treatment Of Dyspnea In The ICU Patients

Treatment Of Dyspnea In The ICU Patients

Treatment Of Dyspnea; The prevalence of dyspnea was at least as high as that of pain; so the detection and treatment of moderate to severe dyspnea were more inconsistent than for pain among critically ill patients in the ICU, according to data published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In their final…

Mental Health Issues

Mental Health Issues, Including Suicide Risk, PTSD

Mental Health Issues; The new company found on science developed at Indiana University is working to enable precision medicine by commercializing the first objective tests for mental health issues, including suicide risk, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, and for pain, all of which historically have been difficult to measure for patients and health care providers…

Providing Critical Care

Providing Critical Care For Patients On Time

Providing Critical Care; Here for 80-year-old Nancy Livingston, a trip down the halls of Gundersen Moundview Hospital in Friendship comes with a degree of familiarity, and in late June she once again find herself in need of critical care. “This morning my neighbor brought me in after they decide maybe we oughta maybe get to…

Glowing Brain Cells Illuminate Stroke Recovery Research

Glowing Brain Cells Illuminate Stroke Recovery Research

Glowing brain; A promising strategy for helping stroke patients recover, transplanting neural progenitor cells to restore lost functions, asks a lot of those cells. They’re suppose to know how to integrate into a mature (but damaged) brain. The cells need help. To provide that help, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have develop an…

Unrecognized Trauma

Unrecognized Trauma Was Identified In Children

Unrecognized Trauma; Here researcher studied on unrecognized trauma from childhood can affect our daily functioning and behavior patterns as adults. Do you ever have thoughts, feelings or behavior patterns that bother you, but you’ve been unable to figure out why? It’s a possibility that you have unprocessed childhood trauma that is impacting your adult life.…