Navigation Links
Women, Mexican-Americans at higher risk of ruptured brain aneurysm
Date:6/11/2008

ANN ARBOR, Mich. A type of stroke that can strike at any age, and kills one-third of its victims, appears to be more common in women and Mexican-Americans than in non-Hispanic white men, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Stroke Program.

In a paper published online June 11 by the journal Neurology, the researchers report that women had a 74 percent greater chance of suffering a type of stroke related to a ruptured brain aneurysm. Mexican-Americans of both genders had a 67 percent greater chance.

The type of stroke measured in the study is called a subarachnoid hemorrhage, or SAH. The new research may help public health officials reach out to higher-risk groups with information on prevention and the importance of rapid treatment.

The new paper also gives a "real world" picture of the risk of dying from an SAH, which was nearly one in three in the geographic region in the study. That region, Nueces County, Texas, where the city of Corpus Christi is located, has a large Mexican-American population and does not have a major university health system.

Although African Americans and Asian Americans were included in the initial screening portion of the study, which reviewed the medical records of 6,550 stroke patients, their numbers were too small to assess any differences in risk of SAH.

"Physicians and public health officials should help Mexican Americans and women take steps that might prevent subarachnoid hemorrhage, and other types of stroke that have already been shown to be more common in these two groups," says senior author Lewis Morgenstern, M.D. "Given that Mexican Americans are the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States, it's important to understand how this condition might affect them differently, and tailor messages to them."

Morgenstern, who directs the Stroke Program at the U-M Cardiovascular Center, is a professor of neurology and neuros
'/>"/>

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Fires Put Pregnant Women, Infants at Risk
2. Breast cancer gene mutation more common in Hispanic, young black women, Stanford/NCCC study finds
3. Bisexuality not a transitional phase among women, according to new research
4. Video games activate reward regions of brain in men more than women, Stanford study finds
5. Hot Flashes Not Always to Blame for Sleep Problems in Menopausal Women, Reports the Harvard Womens Health Watch
6. Chemotherapy After Breast Cancer Surgery Effective for Older Women, Too
7. Researchers find 1 in 6 women, 1 in 10 men at risk for Alzheimers disease in their lifetime
8. Breast Cancer Unchanged in Black Women, Despite Drop in HRT Use
9. Mammography may be beneficial to all women, regardless of age
10. Studies Define Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors in Women, Adolescents
11. For Women, a Happy Marriage Means Sweet Dreams
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... For patients with asthma, just believing an odor is ... at least 24 hours, a new study indicates. ... you think you smell," study author Cristina Jaen, a ... in a Monell news release. "Asthmatics often ... that an odor is harmful, our bodies react as ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... the vast majority of kids with autism have abnormal ... from children who have trouble processing sensory stimuli, researchers ... be overly sensitive to sound, sight and touch. They ... lack of concentration. Complicating matters, some kids with ... trouble tolerating loud noises, like a vacuum. Others can,t ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... were breastfed for three months or more as ... inflammation associated with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, according ... University in St. Louis. , "This study shows ... children,s health decades later," said Molly W. Metzger, ... a co-author of the study with Thomas W. ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014 On July 29, ... the Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar released a ... India, Volume II: The Way Forward .” The report ... on Policies and Practices to Improve Nutrition Security in ... Father of the Green Revolution" and chair of the ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... “Today, we have said ¡Basta! (enough) to ... promoted to our children and our families. The SWEET ... industry to put the health of people first and ... Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for ... Tax (SWEET) Act by Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms 2Health News:Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders 2Health News:Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders 3Health News:Birthweight and breastfeeding have implications for children's health decades later 2Health News:New Report on Integrated Health and Microfinance in India Shows the Way Forward 2Health News:New Report on Integrated Health and Microfinance in India Shows the Way Forward 3Health News:New Report on Integrated Health and Microfinance in India Shows the Way Forward 4Health News:National Alliance for Hispanic Health Statement on Introduction of SWEET Act 2
... A study featured in the November issue of the ... simple questionnaire designed to identify patients at high risk of ... cases of cancer of the original 430 patients who qualified ... The study was conducted in primary care physician offices among ...
... ... with a compound that fights chronic liver disease Infections caused by Hepatitis C. Lloyd ... claim is incurable. The Blueberry Extract has a compound derived from blueberry leaves and ... , ...
... ... Targeted immunotherapy has been an attractive new therapeutic area for a ... cells without damaging surrounding normal tissue. New study results demonstrate high ... lymphoma associated with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV-lymphoma) in patients who have ...
... ... its camera housings for underwater use, it turned to ZaGO Manufacturing Company for an answer. ... possibility of water leaking into the switch operating the camera. Vision Tech benefited from ... ...
... ... , ... -- Carmel Pharma, maker of the PhaSeal System for the safe handling of hazardous drugs, ... , , , , ,For safety and ease of use, the non-vented Secondary Set offers the ...
... November 2009 issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology ... and treatment may be attributed to health care system discrepancies. ... researchers studied the timing of lung cancer diagnosis and treatment ... patient population within two different hospital systems. David E. Gerber, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Lloyd Wright's Alternative Medicine Marketing Only Blueberry Extract with 45% of Hepatitis C Inhibitor Proanthocyanidin 2Health News:Lloyd Wright's Alternative Medicine Marketing Only Blueberry Extract with 45% of Hepatitis C Inhibitor Proanthocyanidin 3Health News:Immunotherapy Demonstrates Long-Term Success in Treating Lymphoma 2Health News:Immunotherapy Demonstrates Long-Term Success in Treating Lymphoma 3Health News:Immunotherapy Demonstrates Long-Term Success in Treating Lymphoma 4Health News:ZaGO Manufacturing Company Seals the Deal -- Underwater 2Health News:Carmel Pharma Introduces PhaSeal Secondary Set (C60) 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. ... Global and Chinese Aseptic Packaging Industry Report is a ... the global Aseptic Packaging industry with a focus on ... overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... PITTSBURGH , July 30, 2014   ... Markets Groups Inc.: OTC Pink: UPZS), a Delaware ... a distribution agreement with Larasan Pharmaceutical Corporation ("Larasan"), a ... products.  According to the agreement, US-based Larasan will ... gourmet 6" frozen pizza through Larasan,s vast distribution ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... and PARIS , July 30, 2014 ... and Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY ... trials of alirocumab in people with hypercholesterolemia met their ... baseline in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) at 24 weeks ... investigational monoclonal antibody targeting PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global and Chinese Aseptic Packaging Industry Report 2014 2Unique Pizza and Subs Announces Asian Distribution Agreement with Larasan Pharmaceutical Corporation 2Unique Pizza and Subs Announces Asian Distribution Agreement with Larasan Pharmaceutical Corporation 3Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 2Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 3Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 4Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 5Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 6Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 7Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 8
... study shows 90-day statin drug claims filled through a mail ... supply from a retail pharmacy. The findings of the study ... management, will be presented at the Academy of Managed Care ... Minn. April 27-29. Waste occurs when patients stop ...
... /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Medical Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: ... diagnostic ("IVD") company, today announced that it will report ... ("4Q FY2010") and the full fiscal year ended March ... June 2, 2011. The Company will also ...
Cached Medicine Technology:For Patients on Statins, Study Finds Filling 90 Day Supply Prescriptions through Mail Service Compared to Retail Pharmacy is Associated with Less Waste 2China Medical Technologies to Announce Results for the Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2011 on June 2, 2011 2
... Medication Delivery., ,Designed for adolescent ... incorporates an additional lumen and injection ... the cuff., ,SHERIDAN offers three ... CO2 monitoring, pressure monitoring or medication ...
... For Laryngotracheal Instillation of Topical Anesthetic, ... populations, this cuffed tube incorporates an ... spray application of topical anesthetic above ... offers three endotracheal tubes designs which ...
... ,Designed for neonatal and pediatric patient ... monitoring lumen within the wall of the ... Luer lock connector bonded to lumen line ... monitoring or syringe irrigation of medication., ...
SPIRAL-FLEX® Oral Precut Reinforced Tubes...
Medicine Products: