The International Stroke Conference (ISC) attracts thousands of neurologists each year to network with fellow experts and watch compelling presentations on the very latest advances in clinical care, science, and education. Joining those presentations for the first time was a rather provocative topic -- gender disparities among the very presenters themselves.
Home-based telerehabilitation is as effective as clinic-based therapy at improving arm function.
Rapidly lowering blood pressure is safe and reduces bleeds in the brain for stroke patients undergoing clot-busting treatment, finds a study of 2,000 patients.
Pregnant women face a much greater risk of having a fatal, but less common, type of stroke caused by bleeding into the brain, according to results of two studies presented by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston at the International Stroke Conference 2019.
Patrick D. Lyden, M.D., a world-renowned stroke expert who played a key role in the pivotal clinical trial leading to approval of the first proven stroke therapy, will receive the American Stroke Association's prestigious William M. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke. The honor recognizes significant contributions to the investigation and management of clinical research in stroke
Stroke survivors who believe they can protect themselves from having another stroke had more than twice the blood pressure reduction of nonbelievers, according to preliminary research.
Stroke survivors have better quality of life three months after their stroke if the clot that caused the stroke was mechanically removed even hours beyond the ideal treatment window compared to those treated with drugs alone.
Hospitalized women with ischemic stroke were less likely than men to be evaluated by stroke specialists and get specialized diagnostic tests, according to preliminary research.
The makeup of bacteria and other microbes in the gut may have a direct association with dementia risk, according to preliminary research.
Stroke risk increased significantly in the days, weeks and months after shingles appeared, despite use of the shingles vaccine and antiviral therapy to treat it, according to preliminary research.