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  BioMed Central | Full text | Levels of acute phase proteins remain stable after ischemic stroke
Stroke diagnostic evaluation included computerized tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging of the brain, ultrasound evaluation of the extracranial and intracranial cerebral vessels, and transthoracic or transesophageal echocardiogram as appropriate.
Assessment of stroke subtype using modified TOAST (Trial of Org 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment) criteria was determined by a consensus of stroke neurologists, using all available information, as described in a previous publication [19].
Baseline stroke severity was assessed using a derived National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), and categorized as mild (0–5), moderate (6–13) or severe (≥14) [16].
www.biomedcentral.com /1471-2377/6/37   (3731 words)

 Department of Surgery
In fact, with carotid endarterectomy the risk of stroke can be reduced by three to four times in patients who have symptoms and cut in half in symptom-free patients with lesser risk.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Yet, up to 80 percent of all strokes may be preventable with proper attention to medical and lifestyle risk factors.
www.uhmc.sunysb.edu /surgery/stroke_awareness_month.html   (578 words)

 Roger L. Simon: Sharon's stroke worrying
I am not normally overly concerned about the health of individual politicians, but Ariel Sharon had shown great courage of late in the search for a solution to the perpetual Israeli-Palestinian crisis and his leadership is vastly more important than most.
I hope his stroke is indeed "minor," as Haaretz is reporting.
I hope this is a minor stroke and medication can deal with the problem, but Israel needs a new Sharon..as if he could be replaced.
www.rogerlsimon.com /mt-archives/2005/12/sharons_stroke.php   (453 words)

 Vioxx Side Effects: Arthritis drug causes heart attack and stroke.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A stroke is an interruption of blood flow to the brain.
Although incidence of stroke increased between 1988 and 1998, more people are surviving stroke, and the death rate from this condition fell by about 15% during that period.
On the encouraging side, one 1998 study reported that people who survived for many years after a stroke had a chance for independent living that was about the same as for their peers who had not had a stroke.
www.vioxxhelp.net /Vioxx_Stroke.aspx   (581 words)

 6.0 L power stroke diesel debuts on Ford Tonka concept truck - On-Highway Vehicles - Ford's Mighty F-350 Tonka Concept ...
The 7.3 Power Stroke is the number one diesel engine of any type in production volume in North America, and the best selling engine, gas or diesel, in the over 8500 lb.
The current 7.3 L Power Stroke engine remains very strong and is still being produced at over 1100 per day for Ford, but the new Duramax diesel from the Isuzu/GM joint venture is just entering its second model year on Chevy and GMC full size pickups and is sold out.
Since the 7.3 Power Stroke is the most popular engine in the class, gasoline or diesel, the entry of the new Super-600 Power Stroke is a pivotal powerplant for Ford and International to say the very least.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FZX/is_2_68/ai_84017249   (938 words)

 Stroke Survivors of Ottawa (Canada)
Stress, appraisal and coping as predictors of emotional distress in wives of stroke survivors.
L., D’Zurrilla, T. J., & Maydeu-Olivares, A. Social problem solving as a mediator of stress related depression and anxiety in middle-aged and elderly community residents.
The concept of patient motivation: a qualitative analysis of stroke professionals' attitudes, Stroke, 33 (2), 444-448.
www.strokesurvivors.ca /index.php?nav=references   (3081 words)

 eMedicine - Motor Recovery In Stroke : Article by Auri A Bruno, MD, MS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Background: Stroke rehabilitation is a combined and coordinated use of medical, social, educational, and vocational measures for retraining a person to his/her maximal physical, psychological, social, and vocational potential, consistent with physiologic and environmental limitations.
Stroke is a common clinical problem with a significant impact on its survivors and on society.
Tilvis R, Autio L, Mahonen Y: The incidence and prognosis of cerebrovascular disease in hospital patients in Helsinki, Finland, in the decade 1970-1980.
www.emedicine.com /pmr/topic234.htm   (8165 words)

 Stroke Survivors of Ottawa (Canada)
The risk of stroke in women using third-generation oral contraceptives was not significantly different from that in women using second-generation oral contraceptives (odds ratio 1.0).
Migrainous stroke was more common in women (67%) and in patients aged 45 years (78%) compared to the remaining ischaemic strokes of unusual cause.
Stroke databases suggest that despite intensive evaluation, approximately 40% of all patients suffering ischaemic strokes (80% of all stroke victims) remain without clearly identifiable precipitant or cause (2002 heart and stroke statistical update, American Heart Association).
www.strokesurvivors.ca /index.php?nav=risk_factors   (3138 words)

 Stroke Center - Emergency Care Center - Health Services - UofL Health Care   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
By incorporating technology, therapies and teamwork, the Stroke Center can provide stroke patients with an aggressive and unique approach to the care of their specific emergency needs through a “fast track,” or priority protocol, and continuity of care in recovery and follow-up.
The Stroke Center provides immediate evaluation of patients with suspected stroke with rapid examination, laboratory studies, cardiac tests, and state-of-the-art imaging studies performed within minutes of arrival in the emergency room.
Stroke patients at University Hospital have access to a comprehensive range of stroke recovery services through in-house rehabilitation specialists.
www.uoflhealthcare.org /hs_em_strokeserv.html   (681 words)

 Welcome to Ektron.com
It should produce the l or L, depending on whether the Shift key is pressed or not.
For example, the L and T keys may not produce the expected special characters when using the Greek Latin keyboard layout.
As an alternative, the L and l characters may be entered by typing ~L and ~l.
www.ektron.com /developers/ewebeditprokb.cfm?id=537   (387 words)

 Stroke - Transient Ischemic Attack: An Important Stroke Warning
stroke is caused by a blood clot or hemorrhage that reduces blood flow to the brain.
RALPH L. SACCO, MD: A stroke will cause some kind of neurological damage that is lasting -- weakness, numbness, tingling, difficulty speaking, slurred speech, or difficulty walking.
RALPH L. SACCO, MD: Actually everybody is at risk for stroke -- young, old, men, women, all different races and ethnic groups -- but there are certain groups that are more at risk than others.
sciencedaily.healthology.com /stroke/article883.htm   (479 words)

 Jeffrey L. Saver, MD | UCLA Stroke Center
Saver is a Fellow of the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, a member of the American Neurological Association, and a professional member of the National Stroke Association.
Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy with lactic acidosis and stroke (MELAS).
Impact on stroke subtype diagnosis of early diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance angiography.
www.stroke.ucla.edu /staff/Saver_JL   (2465 words)

 CORE Rehabilitation Outcome Resources Page
Crimaldi, S., Porta, G., Vaccari, A., Springhetti, I., and Tesio, L. A comparison between extensive and intensive rehabilitation: FIM measurements as indicators of appropriateness and efficiency.
Kalra, L. The influence of stroke unit rehabilitation on functional recovery from stroke.
Thommessen, B., Bautz-Holter, E., and Laake, K. Predictors of outcome of rehabilitation of elderly stroke patients in a geriatric ward.
www.uic.edu /ahs/OT/CORE/rehab.htm   (1271 words)

 Ł - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ł or ł, described in English as L with stroke, is a letter of the Polish, Kashubian, Sorbian, Łacinka (Latin Belarusian), and Navajo alphabets.
However, the old pronunciation is preserved in the eastern part of Poland and among the Polish minority in Lithuania, Belarus, and Ukraine.
In Belarusian Łacinka, ł corresponds to Cyrillic л, and is normally pronounced /l/ (alveolar lateral approximant) (almost exactly as l in English lungs).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/L_with_stroke   (219 words)

 Stroke-L list
The Stroke Program of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging sponsors a Listserve group, STROKE-L, to share information and opinions, ideas and inquiries that relate to stroke.
ASA is a division of the American Heart Association that offers a Stroke Family "Warmline" (1-800-553-6321) for referrals to Stroke Support Groups and supports for starting Stroke Support Groups.
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada stroke information page offers bilingual tips for living with stroke, including the Strokeline Newsletter.
www.mc.uky.edu /stroke/Stroke-L.htm   (300 words)

 Stroke Program Faculty and Staff
He was a Cerebrovascular Fellow and Senior Instructor at the Oregon Stroke Center in Portland.
Lee Xenakis Blonder, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, with a joint appointment in the Departments of Anthropology and Neurology.
Her research focuses on disorders of emotion and communication in patients with stroke and Parkinson’s disease.
www.mc.uky.edu /Stroke/faculty.asp   (342 words)

 Citations: Using stroke or character-based self-organizing maps in the recognition of online - Schomaker (ResearchIndex)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
By segmenting the handwritten input into strokes, the raw ink from the digitizer is preprocessed into a smaller number of features, providing a more manageable number of vectors upon which the search may operate.
....classify a k stroke letter) producing a number of ranked character matches that were subsequently passed to a lexical analyzer for filtering out non valid words.
Quantization of stroke shapes was accomplished by means of a single Kohonen network whose output units were labeled with....
citeseer.ist.psu.edu /context/153166/0   (2213 words)

 Women at higher risk of post-stroke death than men
To investigate gender difference in mortality after stroke, Dr. Allan L. Anderson of the Hospital at Medical City Dallas in Texas and colleagues analyzed data from nearly 75,000 stroke patients treated at 195 hospitals between 1998 and 2000.
However, male stroke patients were 40% more likely than women to have acute kidney failure, and were nearly four times as likely to suffer from heart problems.
Anderson noted that the men appeared to have been a "sicker population," and were more likely to have suffered past heart attacks and to have type 2 diabetes or blood vessel disease.
www.globalaging.org /health/world/womenpoststrokedeath.htm   (261 words)

 Stroke units -- Stone 325 (7359): 291 -- BMJ
Stroke is a worldwide problem with high incidence, mortality, disability rates, and costs.
stroke beds was four and the median number zero.
Alternative strategies for stroke care: a prospective randomised controlled trial of stroke unit, stroke team and domiciliary management of stroke.
bmj.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/325/7359/291   (1008 words)

 Another diesel for Ford Power Products: second Power Stroke added to product line; 2.8 L from South America rated 135 ...
Beginning in 2003, the Dearborn, Mich., company will offer a 2.8 L Power Stroke diesel engine, which joins a 7.3 L Power Stroke that was added to the Ford range in 2001.
To be marketed as the Power Stroke ISD-428, the engine is an in-line, four-cylinder with a bore x stroke of 93 mm x 102.5 mm and an overall displacement of 2.78 L. It features direct mechanical injection and incorporates a Bosch injection pump.
The 2.8 L engine is the second step in Ford Power Products' diesel expansion that began with the acquisition of the sales rights for the 7.3 L Power Stroke last year.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FZX/is_5_68/ai_86626237   (735 words)

 Internet Stroke Sites
SAFE (Stroke Awareness for Everyone, Inc.), a nonprofit corporation, is an international Internet-centered coalition of stroke survivors and their families, in addition to doctors, nurses and therapists involved with stroke.
Stroke is the #1 cause of long-term disability, yet few understand stroke or its prevention.
Different Strokes er en britisk Slagorganisasjon, som ble opprettet for å ivareta yngre/unge Slagrammedes interesser fordi initiativtagerne syntes at den Engelske Landsforeningen for Slagrammede hovedsakelig var opptatt av spørsmål som gjaldt eldre slagrammede.
www.slagsiden.net /siste/stroke-sites.html   (1177 words)

 Stroke -- References
Guidelines for the early management of patients with ischemic stroke: A scientific statement from the Stroke Council of the American Stroke Association.
Preventing ischemic stroke in patients with prior stroke and transient ischemic attack.
Coronary risk evaluation in patients with transient ischemic attack and ischemic stroke: A scientific statement for healthcare professionals from the Stroke Council and the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
www.webmd.com /hw/stroke/hw224638-Bib.asp   (507 words)

 Prevalence and predictors of early seizure and status epilepticus after first stroke -- Labovitz et al. 57 (2): 200 -- ...
Ralph L. Sacco, MD, MS From the Department of Neurology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University (Drs.
of strokes and is a predictor of recurrent seizures.
Stroke, March 1, 2006; 37(3): 915 - 917.
www.neurology.org /cgi/content/abstract/57/2/200   (584 words)

 Stroke, Aneurysm, and Brain Attack
The NINDS, an agency of the U.S. Federal Government and a component of the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Public Health Service, is a lead agency for the Congressionally designated Decade of the Brain, and the leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system.
The coalition is a group of professional, voluntary and government organizations whose mission is to reduce the occurrence, disabilities and death associated with stroke.
The goal of the coalition is to strengthen and promote the relationships among its member organizations in order to help people who have had a stroke or are at risk for a stroke.
www.headinjury.com /linkstroke.htm   (888 words)

 Navistar VT engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is used as the Power Stroke in Ford's F-Series Super Duty and under the International name in the International MXT trucks.
Bore is 3.74 in (95 mm) and stroke is 4.13 in (105 mm).
The 6.4 L Power Stroke, due out for the 2008 model year Ford Super Duty trucks are redesigned, will have twin sequential turbos — a smaller one feeding the bigger one.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Navistar_VT_engine   (475 words)

 Association between tPA therapy and raised early matrix metalloproteinase-9 in acute stroke -- Ning et al. 66 (10): ...
Association between tPA therapy and raised early matrix metalloproteinase-9 in acute stroke -- Ning et al.
in acute ischemic stroke and up-regulated by tissue plasminogen
stroke patients presenting within 8 hours of onset were enrolled.
www.neurology.org /cgi/content/abstract/66/10/1550   (271 words)

 Roadblock in Treating Stroke Symptoms
"Stroke is a bit tricky when it comes to patient's perceptions, because the organ that is affected is the brain.
Consequently, as a result of the stroke, perception may be altered to some extent in some cases," she says.
Her study notes that people may need to be urged not to try to gauge the severity of stroke symptoms and that bystanders can help people get prompt care.
www.webmd.com /content/Article/120/113707.htm?pagenumber=2   (437 words)

 Limbic Memory Regions
ischemic stroke - obstruction of artery deprives the tissue beyond that point of its supply of oxygen and energy (“ischemia” refers to a localized decrease in blood supply)
Stroke in progress or in evolution - increasing symptoms of stroke over time.
If stroke is caught early the progression of brain damage may be halted.
www.uni.edu /walsh/dementia.htm   (532 words)

 Stroke Prevention Index from Wake Forest Neurosurgery
Facts from organized neurosurgery in the US about carotid endartectomy and the prevention of strokes.
A general overview of the NINDS stroke research program, impact of stroke, minority issues, clinical research and trials, basic science research, progress and promise.
The purpose of the Stroke List (Stroke-L) is to share information and opinions, ideas and inquiries that relate to the topic of stroke or Cerebro Vascular Accidents.
www.wfubmc.edu /surg-sci/ns/stroke.html   (412 words)

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