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November 13, 2019

DISCOVERY Study Seeks to Learn More About the Causes of Post-Stroke Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Mass General Research Communications Staff Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the US, with up to 70% of stroke survivors suffering some degree of post-stroke VCID. Furthermore, some stroke subtypes carry a disproportionate burden of the disability related to stroke. We are excited to announce that, last month, the National Institute […]

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Tags: aging, Clifford Jack Jr, cognitive impairment, David Knopman, dementia, James Meschia, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Kevin Barrett, Mass General, Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, neurology, Prashanthi Vemuri


August 6, 2019

Researching stem cell therapy for hemorrhagic stroke

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Stroke is the leading cause of permanent disability in the U.S., striking nearly 800,000 people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the last decade, there has been preclinical research that led to a small number of early phase clinical trials using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as a possible treatment to reverse […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine, research, stem cells, stroke, Toni Turnbull, William Freeman


October 15, 2018

First Diagnostic Criteria Determined for Spinal Cord Strokes

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic researchers have outlined diagnostic criteria for determining spinal cord strokes. One reviewer described their research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology, as “a seminal paper” that will help diagnose spinal cord strokes, which oftentimes are misdiagnosed. “Spinal cord strokes can be confidently diagnosed by following the diagnostic criteria we […]

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Tags: neurology, Nicolas Zalewski, spinal cord stroke, stroke


November 28, 2017

Mayo Clinic Neurologist Receives Award for Stroke Research

By Kate Ledger Kate Ledger

Neurologist Thomas Brott, M.D., vividly remembers when he first saw his research making a difference for patients. It was 1987, and for years, he’d been devastated to see patients suffering the immediate effects of a stroke: facial drooping, loss of language, and paralysis. A physician at the University of Cincinnati, he’d learned of a new […]

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Tags: clinical trials, neurology, stroke, Thomas Brott


June 19, 2017

1 in 6 taking blood-thinning drugs may not be getting right dose, research shows

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

A growing number of Americans are expected to develop atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition characterized by an irregular and rapid heart rate. But almost 1 in 6 of the millions of Americans on new blood-thinning medications for a-fib may not be getting the right dose, Mayo Clinic research finds.

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Tags: anticoagulant, atrial fibrillation, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, kidney disease, OptumLabs, Peter Noseworthy, stroke, Xiaoxi Yao


June 7, 2017

Multiple chronic conditions may be worse than previously suspected, especially for stroke patients

By Meghan Knoedler Meghan Knoedler

Are you tired of hearing about “chronic conditions” that affect every aspect of your health as well as your longevity? These difficult-to-manage diseases—some brought on by natural causes, others influenced by our behavior— interfere with our ability to enjoy life, and so we must address them. For example, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, high […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, M. Hassan Murad, multiple chronic conditions, stroke


January 5, 2016

Did your patient have cardiac ablation? Don’t stop the anticoagulant!

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Peter Noseworthy, M.D., is a cardiac electrophysiologist at Mayo Clinic, and a Kern Health Care Delivery Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. ________________________________________________________________________ As a cardiac electrophysiologist, I am interested in helping to improve health and quality of life for my patients […]

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Tags: anticoagulant, atrial fibrillation, cardiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, OptumLabs, Peter Noseworthy, stroke


February 15, 2013

Postpartum Stroke Study at Mayo Clinic

By anonymous-49785 anonymous-49785

“Postpartum stroke” is a stroke that occurs within six weeks of giving birth. Strokes are a focal brain problem causing loss of function, which occurs because of occlusion of the blood vessel causing lack of blood flow. As a consequence, that part of the brain stops functioning. This is a permanent problem that can cause […]

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Tags: clinical trials, stroke


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