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Fewer Deaths Occurring From Brain Bleeds

... the brain, Dutch researchers say. Known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage, this kind of rupture leads to ... an increase in the mean age of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage, case fatality rates have decreased by ... condition," he said. "To decrease mortality from subarachnoid hemorrhage, the incidence could be further ...

Women, Mexican-Americans at higher risk of ruptured brain aneurysm

... type of stroke measured in the study is called a subarachnoid hemorrhage, or SAH. The new research may help ... Americans and women take steps that might prevent subarachnoid hemorrhage, and other types of stroke that have ... arise for unknown reasons at any stage of life, subarachnoid hemorrhages can occur at any time of life. An ...

Women, Mexican Americans at Higher Risk for Certain Stroke

... subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by bleeding in space around the ... Mexican Americans ran nearly twice the risk of a subarachnoid hemorrhage than white people. Women, they found, ... of the 29,907 people in the study experienced a subarachnoid hemorrhage during the seven-year study period. ...

Stroke in Children Rare But Costly

... Database for 2003. Some of their findings included: Strokes with subarachnoid hemorrhage, bleeding between the brain and the skull, required an average ... at a cost of $15,000. Of the total number of strokes, 22 percent were subarachnoid hemorrhages, 23 percent were intracerebral hemorrhages and 55 percent were ...

New Brain Hemorrhage Guidelines Stress Quick Action

... to updated guidelines released by the American Heart Association. subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) occurs when a blood vessel bursts and bleeds into the brain's subarachnoid space -- the lining between the surface of the brain and the brain tissue. ...

Family History of Aneurism Raises Stroke Risk for Smokers

... than six times more likely to suffer a particular type of stroke, called a subarachnoid hemorrhage, than were those who did not smoke and did not have a family history of stroke or brain aneurysm. A subarachnoid hemorrhage is a bleeding type of stroke that's deadly 35 to 40 percent of ...

Magnesium May Lower Risk for Some Strokes in Male Smokers

... had intracerebral hemorrhages (bleeding into the brain tissue), 196 had subarachnoid hemorrhages (bleeding between the brain and the tissues that cover it), ... no association between magnesium consumption and risk for intracerebral or subarachnoid hemorrhage, said the researchers, who added that calcium, potassium and ...

Annual costs of stroke in US children at least $42 million

... teaching hospitals. Also, costs were highest in the western United States and lowest in the South, researchers said. Of the total, 22 percent were subarachnoid hemorrhage, 23 percent were intracerebral hemorrhage and 55 were ischemic stroke. In adults, roughly 13 percent of all U.S. strokes are the ...

New findings encourage more vigilant monitoring of seizure activity among intensive care patients

... where a probe is placed in the cortex of the patient's brain. ICE is mainly used in Neurological ICUs for serious acute brain injuries, such as subarachnoid hemorrhage, severe head trauma and very large strokes (hemorrhagic or ischemic), which require other invasive brain monitoring devices. ...

Cardium's InnerCool Announces Journal of Neurotrauma Highlights Hypothermia Therapy's Role in Post Cardiac Arrest, and Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Patients

... at the Second International Brain Hypothermia Symposium on the role of therapeutic hypothermia in clinical conditions such as cardiac arrest, subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic brain and spinal injury, and asphyxia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051018/CARDIUMLOGO ) The ...

Smokers with stroke in the family 6 times more likely to have stroke too

... journal of the American Academy of Neurology and will appear in the January 6, 2009, print issue of Neurology . The type of stroke, called subarachnoid hemorrhage, is one of the bleeding types of stroke and is deadly in about 35 to 40 percent of people. In the study, scientists looked at 339 ...

Jefferson researcher awarded NIH grant

... improve cholesterol and other blood chemical levels on a short-term and long-term basis. The second study follows 200 patients who have had a subarachnoid hemorrhage, or bleeding in the lining that surrounds the brain. Traditionally this patient population is prescribed anti-seizure medications for a ...

Cardica Announces Publication of Case Report in the Journal of Neurosurgery Featuring Use of C-Port(R) System in Brain Arterial Bypass

... at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and his colleagues performed neurosurgery on a 43-year-old male patient who sustained a subarachnoid hemorrhage after being assaulted and, as a result, experienced an enlarging aneurysm. Using the C-Port system, the neurosurgeons bypassed the ...

The Henry H. Kessler Foundation Appoints New Vice President for Research and Strengthens Relationship With Current Research Luminary

... and has devoted his research and training to the areas of memory and information processing disorders in sufferers of multiple sclerosis, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, chronic fatigue syndrome and traumatic brain injury, publishing over 300 articles, abstracts and chapters in these areas. In 2005, Dr. ...

Smokers treated for brain aneurysm with coils at higher risk of recurrence

... recanalization and a history of cigarette smoking history has previously been reported in the literature, the authors say. Annually, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhages are found in approximately one case per 10,000. The studys authors conducted a retrospective chart review of all cases involving ...

Clazosentan May help to Improve Blood Circulation after Brain Hemorrhage due to burst Aneurysm

... of constriction of blood vessels (called vasospasm) following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). Normally constriction of blood vessels occurs ... a quarter of people die within the first week following an aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage without treatment. Re-bleeding occurs in 50% of the aneurysms ...

CTA Useful in Detecting Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysms

... according to a recent study conducted at the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg, Canada. The study consisted of 171 patients with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) who underwent preoperative 3D CTA. CTA correctly detected the ruptured aneurysm in 170 cases when compared to ...

The connection between strokes and the internal clock

... evening. This fact was revealed when they studied 12,957 patients who had suffered a cerebral infarction, an intracerebral hemorrhage, or a subarachnoid hemorrhage. The presence of two peaks were prominent, the 6 a.m. to 8 a.m peak, and the 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. peak. There was an obvious plunge during ...

Diagnosing Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

... A subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) is a critical condition caused by a bleeding brain aneurysm. So much so that if a patient arrives at the emergency room complaining ...

Platinum Coils To Replace Brain Surgery

... a study published in The Lancet, have proposed treating burst aneurysms with platinum coils instead of brain surgery. In 2002 the International subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) was stopped early because it showed that the minimally invasive technique, coiling, was more likely to result in survival ...

Physical Activity During Leisure Can Reduce Risk Of Stroke

... of stroke than participants who had remained completely inactive in their leisure and the whole day except for activities at work. The risk of subarachnoid stroke was 54% lower in people who had remained highly active in their leisure hours. For these people the risk from intracerebral hemorrhage was ...

Usage of coil better in brain haemorrhage

... to researchers in UK inserting a coil into a weakened blood vessel offers a survival benefit over surgery in brain haemorrhage. The death rate from subarachnoid haemorrhage// - caused by a bursting of a weakened blood vessel in the brain - is up to 40 per cent in the first 24 hours after the event. The ...
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