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European Stroke Journal: September’s issue available online

European Stroke Journal: September’s issue available online

September’s issue of European Stroke Journal (ESJ) is now available. The ESJ is the official publication of the European Stroke Organisation (ESO), a fully peer-reviewed journal, launched in 2016 covering clinical stroke research from all fields.

Published research includes, but is not limited to, clinical trials, epidemiology, primary and secondary prevention, diagnosis, acute and post-acute management, guidelines, translation of experimental findings into clinical practice, rehabilitation, organisation of stroke care, and societal impact. (more…)

European Stroke Journal: September’s issue available online

Anemic adults may have a higher risk of death after stroke

Anemia, a lack of red blood cells, may be linked to a higher risk of death in older adults who have had a stroke, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Anemia is common in patients with acute stroke. Both anemia and low hemoglobin levels, which are proteins in red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body, are also common in older people, said Phyo Myint, M.D., senior study author and Professor of Medicine of Old Age at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. (more…)

European Stroke Journal: September’s issue available online

Immediate aspirin after mini-stroke reduces risk of major stroke

Using aspirin urgently could substantially reduce the risk of major strokes in patients who have minor ‘warning’ events, a group of European researchers has found. Writing in the Lancet, the team say that immediate self-treatment when patients experience stroke-like symptoms would considerably reduce the risk of major stroke over the next few days.

Aspirin is already given to people who have had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA — often called a ‘mini-stroke’) to prevent further strokes after they have been assessed in hospital and in the longer-term, reducing the subsequent stroke risk by about 15%. However, based on a previous study in Oxford (the EXPRESS Study) the team suspected that the benefits of more immediate treatment with aspirin could be much greater. (more…)

European Stroke Journal: September’s issue available online

Are primary stroke centers associated with lower fatality?

Does a long travel time to a primary stroke center (PSC) offset the potential benefits of this specialized care?

In an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine, Kimon Bekelis, M.D., of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H., and coauthors analyzed data for a national group of Medicare beneficiaries and calculated travel time to evaluate the association of seven-day and 30-day death rates with receiving care in a PSC.

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European Stroke Journal: September’s issue available online

Brain App launched in Iceland

Lilja Stefánsdóttir, housewife; RAX (Ragnar Guðni Axelsson ) photographer and Thorir Steingrímsson chairman of Heilaheill, Icelandic stroke support organisation, presented new mobile App in TV show “Sirrý” on TV Hringbraut on July 27, 2016. The guests are all stroke survivors and members of HEILAHEILL.

With this activity started the promotion and distribution of new Brain-App, a life-saving measure for those with stroke symptoms, directly connected to the Emergency Service Line 112. This is an App designed for free download to all smartphones and anyone can download it through their provider, the Apple Store, Google Play or others. (more…)