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Stroke - EMedicine Health Consumer health resource center, providing information on the causes, symptoms,and urgent treatment of stroke. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/articles/9629-1.asp
Extractions: Search September 9, 2005 Registration Healthcare Professionals You are in: Stroke Stroke is a brain attack. It is much like a heart attack, only it occurs in the brain. Like a heart attack, stroke is a medical emergency. Do not wait or hesitate to call for emergency medical help. Fast treatment makes a big difference in outcome for someone having a stroke. CALL 911 for STROKE When the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off or greatly decreased, a stroke occurs. If the blood supply is cut off for several hours or more, the brain cells, without enough blood supply, die. Depending upon the amount of blood involved and location of the stroke area in the brain, a person having a stroke can show many signs and symptoms. These can range from barely noticeable difficulties moving or speaking to paralysis or death. Until recently, doctors were unable to do much while a person was having a stroke or immediately afterward. Now however, treatments for the acute event, while it is happening, are available, which makes recognizing strokes and getting immediate care critically important. About 750,000 new strokes occur in the United States each year. Stroke is the third most common cause of death (after heart disease and cancer). Strokes occur more frequently in older people but can occur in persons of all ages, including children. African Americans are at a higher risk of stroke than whites. Hispanics have an intermediate risk.
Index International forum for scientific information on clinical data, diagnostic testing, and therapeutic issues, dealing with stroke and cerebrovascular diseases. Published 8 times a year. http://www.cerebrovascular-diseases.com
Extractions: Four Stroke Engine The four stroke engine was first demonstrated by Nikolaus Otto in 1876 , hence it is also known as the Otto cycle . The technically correct term is actually four stroke cycle . The four stroke engine is probably the most common engine type nowadays. It powers almost all cars and trucks. The four strokes of the cycle are intake, compression, power, and exhaust. Each corresponds to one full stroke of the piston, therefore the complete cycle requires two revolutions of the crankshaft to complete. Intake. During the intake stroke, the piston moves downward, drawing a fresh charge of vaporized fuel/air mixture. The illustrated engine features a 'poppet' intake valve which is drawn open by the vacuum produced by the intake stroke. Some early engines worked this way, however most modern engines incorporate an extra cam/lifter arrangement as seen on the exhaust valve. The exhaust valve is held shut by a spring (not illustrated here). Compression.
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Extractions: Check out the modules that are available! There's only one thing the PalmPilot doesn't have that your day planner or desk calendar does: a word, term, tip or joke for the day. Well, now it can with Daily PopUp and your choice of DpModules from a variety of titles! Daily PopUp is a HackMaster extension that generates a read-only PopUp window displaying a text entry obtained from a DpModule. You can set Daily PopUp to activate once per day or each time the PalmPilot is turned on, and can assign a pen stroke to activate it at any time. Daily PopUp can also be started with PopUp Suite, and is compatible with LeftHack. Once you try it, you won't put it down! IMPORTANT: Daily PopUp will not work on the Palm OS 1.x devices!
Animated Engines Two Stroke Cycle Animated illustrations show the innerworkings of a variety of steam, Stirling,and internal combustion engines. http://www.keveney.com/twostroke.html
Extractions: Two Stroke Engine The two stroke engine employs the crankcase as well as the cylinder to achieve all the elements of the Otto cycle in only two strokes of the piston. Intake. The fuel/air mixture is first drawn into the crankcase by the vacuum created during the upward stroke of the piston. The illustrated engine features a poppet intake valve, however many engines use a rotary value incorporated into the crankshaft. During the downward stroke the poppet valve is forced closed by the increased crankcase pressure. The fuel mixture is then compressed in the crankcase during the remainder of the stroke. Transfer/Exhaust. Toward the end of the stroke, the piston exposes the intake port, allowing the compressed fuel/air mixture in the crankcase to escape around the piston into the main cylinder. This expels the exhaust gasses out the exhaust port, usually located on the opposite side of the cylinder. Unfortunately, some of the fresh fuel mixture is usually expelled as well. Compression.
Extractions: HEALTH LIBRARY Health Library YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS Follow the news that matters to you. Create your own alert to be notified on topics you're interested in. Or, visit Popular Alerts for suggestions. Manage alerts What is this? SAN DIEGO, California (AP) Considering the lack of good treatments for strokes, it probably is no surprise that researchers will consider just about anything. But still, vampire bat saliva? New data released Saturday suggest that the idea, farfetched as it sounds, actually may work. Doctors would like to quickly dissolve the clots in brain arteries that cause about 80 percent of all strokes, the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. But their only widely available treatment, a bioengineered human protein called TPA, has drawbacks and is given to only about 5 percent of U.S. stroke victims. If used improperly, the drug can trigger disastrous bleeding. One of its chief limitations is that it must be given within three hours of the start of stroke symptoms. Many victims, hoping their symptoms will go away, do not get to the hospital quickly enough.
Extractions: (advertisement) Home Specialties Resource Centers CME ... Patient Education Articles Images CME Advanced Search Consumer Health Link to this site Back to: eMedicine Specialties Emergency Medicine Neurology Last Updated: March 24, 2005 Rate this Article Email to a Colleague Synonyms and related keywords: loss of neurologic function, cerebrovascular accident CVA stroke syndrome thrombosis ... cerebrovascular disease , neurologic complications, antithrombotic therapy thrombolytic therapy ischemic stroke acute stroke ... intracranial thrombosis , death of neurons, cerebral infarction paradoxical emboli cardiogenic emboli valvular thrombi ... hypertension , small vessel disease, lipohyalinosis pure motor strokes , pure sensory strokes, ataxic hemiparetic strokes, thrombotic occlusion, arterial stenosis atherosclerosis , platelet adherence, polycythemia sickle cell anemia protein C deficiency fibromuscular dysplasia of the cerebral arteries , prolonged vasoconstriction, thoracic aortic dissection arteritis , acute neurologic deficit, altered level of consciousness, hemiparesis, monoparesis, quadriparesis, monocular visual loss binocular visual loss , visual field deficits, diplopia , dysarthria, ataxia vertigo aphasia , carotid bruits, hypesthesia, hemianopsia , homonymous hemianopsia, agnosia , visual agnosia, receptive aphasia expressive aphasia , cortical blindness, altered mental status impaired memory vertebrobasilar artery occlusions nystagmus ... dysphagia , facial hypesthesia
NINDS Forwarding Page Information sheet compiled by NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and stroke. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/centpain_doc.htm
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Extractions: (advertisement) Home Specialties Resource Centers CME ... Patient Education Articles Images CME Advanced Search Consumer Health Link to this site Back to: eMedicine Specialties Emergency Medicine Neurology Last Updated: October 26, 2004 Rate this Article Email to a Colleague Synonyms and related keywords: intracerebral hemorrhage, ICH, intracerebral bleeds, hypertension, neurologic function, cerebrovascular accident, CVA, stroke syndrome, thrombosis, embolism, hemorrhage, hemorrhagic stroke, cerebrovascular disease, neurologic complications, antithrombotic therapy, thrombolytic therapy AUTHOR INFORMATION Section 1 of 9 Author Information Introduction Clinical Differentials ... Bibliography Author: Denise Nassisi, MD , Associate Director for Administration and Clinical Trials, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center Denise Nassisi, MD, is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Emergency Physicians American Heart Association , and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Editor(s): Richard S Krause, MD
Neurotransplantation For Stroke Patients Overview of the University of Pittsburgh's study of neuronal cell transplantation for the treatment of stroke. Updates on the research program are provided. http://www.neurosurgery.pitt.edu/imageguided/neuron/index.html
Extractions: Neurotransplantation for Patients with Paralysis after Stroke Our program is the first to evaluate cell transplantation for patients who have suffered a stroke and maintain a significant motor deficit (paralysis or partial paralysis) of arm and/or leg. Although there are ways to prevent stroke, there is no known treatment for stroke once it has occurred and caused a fixed brain injury. Rehabilitation and physical therapy can assist recovery. In this study, cultured human neuronal cells (not fetal tissue) are injected into and around the stroke using minimally invasive stereotactic surgery under local anesthesia. These human neuronal cells, called LBS-Neurons (Layton BioScience) are well characterized and have been evaluated in extensive prior studies in different animal models. After injection into rats with stroke, both motor and behavioral recovery has been identified. The first study was an open-label safety trial with observer-blind neurologic evaluations of patients with cerebral infarction who received stereotactic injections of LBS neuronal cells. A total of 12 patients participated in this phase I study. Neuronal cell injection into the brain around the stroke was performed at one surgical procedure. This study was performed under the United States Food and Drug Administration IND #BB-IND7082, and under the supervision of the University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board (IRB #970459). The last surgery in this first trial was completed in March 1999.
Peninsula Stroke Association Home Nonprofit organization serving Californians in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.Its online home features answers to common questions about stroke and http://www.psastroke.org/
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Extractions: @import "../../styles/advanced.css"; Skip navigation In these pages are collected the stories from Bandolier relating to stroke. In due course these will be supplemented by additional material, as resources become available through sponsorship or other means. Antithrombolytics and stroke in AF Benecol reduces cholesterol Caffeine and pregnancy, colon cancer and stroke Cholesterol lowering is beneficial ... Soya reduces total and LDL cholesterol Aspirin and stroke Cholesterol lowering in patients with CHD Effectiveness of statins NNTs for lipid lowering ... Treatments for hypertension in the elderly Risk of stroke with AF Acupuncture for stroke Acupuncture for stroke rehabilitation Predicting stroke outcome Predicting early stroke survival Statins and stroke outcome Improving stroke services Stroke rehabilitation None better than the one-stop shop at Dundee Stroke - what to do second. Optimising secondary prevention and follow-up care
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Introduction: Stroke - WrongDiagnosis.com Introduction to stroke as a medical condition including symptoms, diagnosis,misdiagnosis, treatment, prevention, and prognosis. http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/s/stroke/intro.htm
Extractions: Stroke: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the part of the brain is suddenly interrupted (ischemic) or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding the brain cells (hemorrhagic). Researching symptoms of Stroke: Further information about the symptoms of Stroke is available including a list of symptoms of Stroke , other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Stroke , or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center Misdiagnosis and Stroke: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Stroke failure to diagnose Stroke underlying causes of Stroke (possibly misdiagnosed), or research
Stroke Information Blog A blog about the experience of life after a stroke, includes information, resources and survival tips. http://stroke.myblogsite.com
Stroke: What Is It? A stroke resource from Lifeclinic.com. Includes a stroke survey, prevention,treatment and rehabilitaion of strokes. Free blood pressure kiosk locator and http://www.lifeclinic.com/focus/stroke/diagnosis.asp
Extractions: What is a Stroke Diagnosing Stroke Location of Stroke Effects of Stroke Spasticity A stroke is a kind of brain injury that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted or a vessel bursts. How a stroke affects a person depends on the part of the brain in which the injury occurs. After a stroke, a person may have a weakness on one side of the body or trouble with moving, talking or thinking. Stroke is a major health problem in the United States. It ranks right behind heart disease and cancer as the third leading cause of death and is a major cause of long-term disability. Hypertension medication and stroke Between 40 and 90 percent of all stroke patients had high blood pressure before their stroke. Hypertension puts stress on blood vessel walls. This can lead to stroke from clots or bleeding. In 1993, the U.S. stroke mortality rate increased for the first time in 40 years. The National Stroke Association has suggested that the recent rise in stroke deaths can be attributed to increasing "noncompliance" to high blood pressure medication.
Extractions: Home Health Effects Stroke There is a growing body of scientific evidence linking tobacco smoke exposure to cerebrovascular disease, otherwise known as stroke. Below are links to selected scholarly journal articles which demonstrate this link. We would like to draw your attention to the article, Passive smoking as well as active smoking increases the risk of acute stroke as a particularly good study explaining the association between passive smoke and stroke. The authors find a significant increased risk of stroke in men and in women when exposed to passive smoke. In light of the fact that most Ontarians (1998 Ipsos-Reid Poll, conducted for the Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco) do not associate tobacco smoke with stroke, it is very important that more public education relating the research is carried out. Ischaemic stroke risk and passive exposure to spouses' cigarette smoking. Melbourne Stroke Risk Factor Study (MERFS) Group . You RX, et al. American Journal of Public Health. April 1999; 89(4):572-575. Cigarette Smoking and Progression of Atherosclerosis . George Howard, et al. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1998; 279: 119-124.
Extractions: Every minute counts! Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States behind high blood pressure and cancer. Every 45 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke and every three minutes someone dies from a stroke. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 600,000 individuals will suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year 160,000 will die. More than one million American stroke survivors struggle with serious disabilities, including loss of speech and/or language problems, weakness or paralysis, loss of balance or coordination, and confusion and memory loss. All are common impairments in the aftermath of a stroke. Once it was believed that little could be done to treat stroke. Now we know that if a stroke victim receives emergency care within the