Mortality rates after treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms have substantially decreased in the past decade, according to new findings presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's (SNIS) 17th Annual Meeting. The study, Trends in Mortality and Morbidity after Treatment of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysm in the United States, 2006-2016, analyzed data from 21,609 patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database across a 10-year period. The research compares two treatments for unruptured intracranial aneurysms: microsurgical clipping and endovascular embolization.
A new study presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's (SNIS) 17th Annual Meeting serves as the first prospective validation of the Rapid Arterial Occlusion Evaluation (RACE) scale in accurately identifying a severe clot stroke called a Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) by U.S.-based EMS personnel in a pre-hospital setting.
An international team of scientists has completed the largest analysis of stroke-risk genes ever undertaken in people of African descent.
COVID-19 is associated with large vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke but not small vessel occlusion stroke. After stratification for race and ethnicity, the risk of LVO stroke among patients with COVID-19 was 2.4 times as high among patients without COVID-19. Physicians should lower their suspicion threshold for LVO stroke in COVID-19 patients presenting with acute neurologic symptoms. This open-access article published in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology is the first to describe the association.
Experts have developed a risk score to predict cardiac arrest patient outcomes.
For this study, the 3D brain organoid was used to model the effects of oxygen deprivation and inflammation on blood brain barrier function to better understand what is happening in a human brain during an ischemic stroke.
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In women under 30, thinner and leaner, particularly at the extremes of low body size, does not necessarily equate with better cardiorespiratory fitness. Rather than emphasizing weight loss, better strategies for maximizing athletic performance in young women may include changes in training intensity, training frequency, skill acquisition, competition strategy, sleep and nutrition.
A genetic difference in one gene common in people of East Asian descent may make them more susceptible to rapid heart rates and chemical toxicity if they use e-cigarettes. Although e-cigarettes may have fewer chemicals than tobacco cigarettes, the chemicals in e-cigarette aerosol may still cause harmful effects, particularly in people who are more susceptible because of their genetics.
Among patients hospitalized with abnormal heart rhythms, those with alcohol abuse were 72% more likely to die before being discharged. Strategies to reduce problematic alcohol use may improve the health of patients with irregular heart rhythms and other heart problems.