Brain Injury

Medical News Today: Could looking into the eyes aid stroke diagnosis?

Scientists have made a surprising discovery about the eye and its blood supply that may help to improve the diagnosis and treatment of stroke. In a paper that was recently published in the journal Neurology, they describe how they found that a contrast agent that is given to stroke survivors in order to highlight brain […]

University of Virginia: Women more likely to suffer sports-related concussions, studies suggest

A new comprehensive literature review by University of Virginia faculty members reveals that female athletes could have an increased risk of suffering sports-related concussions. Other gender differences in how concussions are experienced and treated are inconclusive, reinforcing that concussion requires highly personalized care. (February 6, 2018) Read the full article here

ABC News: 3 female Olympians pledge to donate brains for concussion research

U.S. Olympic bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor is in Pyeongchang preparing to compete in the 2018 Winter Games, but she said a concussion three years ago nearly ended her career. Meyers Taylor, along with two other Olympic athletes, has pledged to donate her brain for concussion research, becoming one of the most-high profile Olympic female athletes […]

Neurology Advisor: No clear benefit for anticoagulants over antiplatelets in stroke patients with cancer

Findings from a small preliminary clinical trial (TEACH; identifier: NCT01763606) of 10 patients with cancer and acute ischemic stroke (AIS) suggest that there is no significant benefit for anticoagulation vs antiplatelet therapy on cumulative rates of major bleeding, thromboembolic events, and survival. The results were published in JAMA Neurology. (February 7, 2018) Read the […]

Health Day: ‘Hole in heart’ defect may raise stroke risk after surgery

People born with a hole in their heart face an increased risk for stroke after surgery, a new study finds. This common type of birth defect — known as patent foramen ovale (PFO) — is a hole between the upper chambers of the heart that does not close after birth. (February 6, 2018) Read the […]

News-Medical: Australian researchers given a helping hand for stroke research

Australian researchers have been given a helping hand to build projects with the potential to impact future treatment and care for stroke survivors. The early-mid career researchers (within 10 years of completing their PhDs) will share in almost $200,000 after being awarded the 2018 Stroke Foundation Seed Grants to conduct pilot or feasibility studies. (February […]

Neurology Advisor: Stroke survivors may benefit from following strict MIND diet

For stroke survivors, high adherence to the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet is associated with a slower rate of cognitive decline, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, held from in Los Angeles. Laurel J. Cherian, MD, from the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and colleagues […]

Medical News Today: Stroke: Can the brain ‘rewire’ itself to aid recovery?

Temporary sensory deprivation may improve recovery following a stroke by making space for the brain to rewire itself, suggests new research by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. A report published in Science Translational Medicine explains how the scientists came to this conclusion after observing stroke recovery in mice that had […]

MD Magazine: Athletes with ADHD at increased risk of harm from concussions

A systematic review of studies addressing the relationship between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in athletes and concussive injuries corroborates sports medicine findings that ADHD is associated with increased cognitive dysfunction and prolonged recovery from concussions. Porung Poysophon, MD, MPH, and Ashwin Rao, MD, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, point out that until […]