Stroke

Neurological disease burden in Europe: A new analysis calling for action

2560 1709 Anna Stelling, PhD

The Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) Study 2015 has drawn attention to the substantial and increasing health burden of neurological diseases worldwide.1 In order to adjust public health and disease…

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New data on endovascular treatment in patients with cerebral venous thrombosis

2560 1707 Anna Stelling, PhD

Stroke can have several causes, and one of them is cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), affecting mostly young adult and middle-aged patients.1 The current standard for CVT is anticoagulation treatment with…

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New evidence against fluoxetine in stroke recovery

5805 3875 Anna Stelling, PhD

Stroke is a very common disease that leads to disability in around half of its survivors.1 It has been believed that fluoxetine, a selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), could improve neurological…

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Across specialties – a study on brain complications in COVID-19 patients

5508 3672 Anna Stelling, PhD

Since December 2019, when clinicians first reported infections with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19), researchers have been trying to decipher the effects of the virus on…

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Does COVID-19 affect the brain?

1920 1080 Anne Carter, MA (Cantab)

With EAN going virtual this year, the global SARS-CoV2 pandemic was never far from the attendees’ minds. After a brief overview of the putative mechanisms for SARS-CoV2 accessing the brain,…

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Could the gut-brain axis have a role in stroke recovery?

3300 2200 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Acute disruption of bacterial populations in the gut after stroke could have a detrimental effect on recovery, according to new research. The role that our microbiome – the microbial environment…

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Acting fast on atrial fibrillation

2800 2100 Carlotta Foletti, PhD

Early detection of atrial fibrillation – the next breakthrough in health and wearable technology? Johnson & Johnson, in collaboration with Apple Inc., just announced plans to investigate the use of…

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FDA warns of high stroke rates using artificial heart system

1920 1080 Peter Stevenson, PhD

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. has published a letter warning surgeons and cardiologists of high stroke and mortality rates associated with the Temporary Total Artificial Heart…

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Promoting clean air for brain health

1600 1067 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Every year on the 22nd of July, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) stages World Brain Day, an awareness-raising initiative involving more than 120 organisations from around the globe. This…

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