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WSC 2023 | Mobile health technology for stroke care

WSC 2023 | Mobile health technology for stroke care November 27, 2023

Sean I. Savitz, MD, Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases at UTHealth Houston, Houston, TX, discusses the adaptation of mobile health technology for stroke care.

WSC 2023 | Advancing stroke care: insights from the World Stroke Congress

WSC 2023 | Advancing stroke care: insights from the World Stroke Congress November 27, 2023

Sean I. Savitz, MD, Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases at UTHealth Houston, Houston, TX, shares insights from the World Stroke Congress 2023, unveiling promising findings from several clinical trials in stroke care.

WSC 2023 | Advancements in cell-based therapies for stroke care

WSC 2023 | Advancements in cell-based therapies for stroke care November 27, 2023

Sean I. Savitz, MD, Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases at UTHealth Houston, Houston, TX, explores the evolution of cell-based therapies in stroke care.

Unlocking the Hidden Challenge: Post-Stroke Pain and Its Impact on Recovery and Life Quality

Unlocking the Hidden Challenge: Post-Stroke Pain and Its Impact on Recovery and Life Quality October 11, 2023

A recent study examined pain reporting during acute hospitalization for stroke. Shockingly, 43% of stroke survivors reported pain at discharge, underscoring the critical need for improved pain assessment and interventions.

American Heart Association’s ASA adopts Spanish-language R.A.P.I.D.O. acronym for stroke awareness created by Cizik School of Nursing and Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases at UTHealth Houston

American Heart Association’s ASA adopts Spanish-language R.A.P.I.D.O. acronym for stroke awareness created by Cizik School of Nursing and Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases at UTHealth Houston September 14, 2023

R.Á.P.I.D.O., a culturally relevant acronym created under the leadership of Jennifer Beauchamp, PhD, RN, at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston to raise awareness of stroke signs in the Spanish-speaking Hispanic/Latino community and save lives, has been adopted by the American Stroke Association (ASA), the organization announced today.

UT Physicians team helps mom count her blessings after stroke during pregnancy

UT Physicians team helps mom count her blessings after stroke during pregnancy August 23, 2023

A stroke is the last thing Jamie McCown imagined for herself – especially at age 39. She routinely visited her primary care physician and gynecologist, and didn’t have high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, or cardiac issues that usually correlate with having a stroke. But at eight weeks pregnant, Jamie experienced a stroke in her sleep.

Abstract: Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Endovascular Thrombectomy Trials

Abstract: Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Endovascular Thrombectomy Trials August 13, 2023

In the United States, substantial data demonstrate racial and ethnic disparities in stroke outcomes, with Black and Hispanic adults experiencing higher incidence and mortality, higher frequency of stroke risk factors, and the onset of a stroke at earlier ages

UTHealth Houston joins SATURN trial, studying role of statins in recurrent intracerebral hemorrhage

UTHealth Houston joins SATURN trial, studying role of statins in recurrent intracerebral hemorrhage August 11, 2023

A clinical trial evaluating the role of statins in the risk of recurrent intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in patients presenting with ICH, has opened for enrollment at UTHealth Houston.

Participants needed for brain health research

Participants needed for brain health research May 15, 2023

The UTHealth Houston Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease is seeking participants for research to identify biomarkers of dementia. 

Review: Multiple ways to address telehealth barriers for stroke survivors

Review: Multiple ways to address telehealth barriers for stroke survivors March 28, 2023

While the outpatient management of stroke survivors through telehealth is prone to multiple barriers, it offers many advantages for addressing health equity in stroke survivors, according to a review from UTHealth Houston.

Anjail Sharrief Nominated for a 2023 Stroke Hero Award - Voters' Choice Hero Contest

Anjail Sharrief Nominated for a 2023 Stroke Hero Award - Voters' Choice Hero Contest March 8, 2023

The Stroke Hero Awards are a way for the American Stroke Association to annually recognize those who are making a positive impact in the world of stroke.

El Campo stroke patient feeling '100 percent' following mom's call to get her in a clinical trial at McGovern Medical School

El Campo stroke patient feeling '100 percent' following mom's call to get her in a clinical trial at McGovern Medical School February 8, 2023

Proud to work alongside stroke pioneers Dr. Andrew Barreto and Dr. Jim Grotta, who led the MOST trial here in Houston, the "largest acute stroke trial in the history of the U.S"

In the future, portable retina imaging systems could be the key to diagnosing acute strokes

In the future, portable retina imaging systems could be the key to diagnosing acute strokes December 15, 2022

What started as a project to assist NASA astronauts in detecting stroke in space, resulted in a possible new diagnostic tool here on earth. 

$10,000 SVIN Pilot Grant Awarded to Stuart Fraser, MD, Director of Pediatric Stroke at the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease

November 28, 2022

Using this pilot grant from SVIN as a jump off point, Dr. Fraser's team intends to pilot the early use of transcranial direct current stimulation to help young stroke patients recover from their stroke.

Sleep for Stroke Management and Recovery Trial | November Randomizations

Sleep for Stroke Management and Recovery Trial | November Randomizations November 28, 2022

Ariana Hernandez is the new PSC at Memorial Hermann and has hit the ground running! We have been incredibly impressed by her activity and are happy to have her join Sleep SMART.

Deniz Dishman, Assistant Professor, Department of Research, received a $100,000 award from PARTNER’S for her proposal, “Biomarkers Illuminating Pain After Stroke (BIPAS)”.

September 13, 2022

The most frequently reported pain type in stroke survivors, with as many as 70% of stroke survivors reporting this complication.

Grand challenges in stroke genomics

Grand challenges in stroke genomics September 8, 2022

Recent genetics and omics studies have yielded some exciting novel insights into stroke pathophysiology and the promise of new advances in stroke prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome.

VIRTUAL Trial Update

VIRTUAL Trial Update August 31, 2022

This randomized trial strives to provide care over telehealth channels with remote blood pressure monitoring.

UTHealth Houston Stroke Institute study on Alzheimer’s disease uses nationwide electronic health records to conduct an analysis of risk factors in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

UTHealth Houston Stroke Institute study on Alzheimer’s disease uses nationwide electronic health records to conduct an analysis of risk factors in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias August 30, 2022

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting 6 million Americans aged 65 and older. Dr. Yejin Kim and her team discovered different comorbidities that predispose older African Americans to AD compared to Caucasian counterparts. 

Stroke patient and returning participant take different paths to work together this summer in UTHealth Houston BRAINS research lab

Stroke patient and returning participant take different paths to work together this summer in UTHealth Houston BRAINS research lab August 16, 2022

After recovering use of his left side and being discharged from the hospital five days later, and graduating high school the following month, Lam began researching all he could about the kind of stroke he had, wanting to find the best stroke specialists in Houston to help him understand the science behind his experience. Read the full article HERE

Grant awarded to use the Oculus™ Virtual Reality gaming technology for upper extremity and cognitive rehabilitation for stroke survivors

Grant awarded to use the Oculus™ Virtual Reality gaming technology  for upper extremity and cognitive rehabilitation for stroke survivors August 5, 2022

There is a critical need for less costly stroke rehabilitation that can be more easily accessible at home. 

STOP program, which stands for Stroke Telemedicine Outpatient Prevention, aims at lowering blood pressure to prevent future strokes.

STOP program, which stands for Stroke Telemedicine Outpatient Prevention, aims at lowering blood pressure to prevent future strokes. May 25, 2022

FOX26 Houston sat down with Dr. Sharrief and her patient Terri Valiare to discuss her survival story and how she is raising awareness for others.

UTHealth Houston Mobile Stroke Unit featured on KPRC Channel 2 News as a vital instrument in saving lives after a stroke!

UTHealth Houston Mobile Stroke Unit featured on KPRC Channel 2 News as a vital instrument in saving lives after a stroke! May 23, 2022

Health Reporter Haley Hernandez sits down with Stephanie Parker to discuss the importance of calling 9-1-1 as soon as stroke symptoms start.

ARM-Program Seeks Stroke Survivors with Wrist/Arm Weakness

ARM-Program Seeks Stroke Survivors with Wrist/Arm Weakness May 10, 2022

Are you a Stroke Survivor with wrist and arm weakness?

Study led by Dr. Jennifer Beauchamp explores virtual environment for stroke survivor, caregiver mental health initiatives

Study led by Dr. Jennifer Beauchamp explores virtual environment for stroke survivor, caregiver mental health initiatives May 3, 2022

In an effort to increase social support and improve mental health among stroke survivors and their caregivers, a team of researchers with UTHealth Houston is customizing an existing virtual environment filled with fun, interactive ways to connect with others.

T32 Vascular Neurology Fellowship Applications are Open

T32 Vascular Neurology Fellowship Applications are Open May 3, 2022

The UTHealth Houston Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Vascular Neurology Fellowship is accepting applications! 

BIONICS Clinical Trial Seeks Stroke Survivors For Stroke Recovery Trial

BIONICS Clinical Trial Seeks Stroke Survivors For Stroke Recovery Trial May 3, 2022

We’re looking for stroke survivors to enroll in BIONICS, a clinical trial.

VAST REHAB Looking For Patients Treated For A Stroke At Memorial Hermann Hospital

VAST REHAB Looking For Patients Treated For A Stroke At Memorial Hermann Hospital May 3, 2022

We're looking for stroke patients to enroll in VAST-Rehab, a clinical trial providing physical, occupational, and speech therapies over a video conference platform so you or a loved one may have access to rehab from the comfort of your homes.

Researchers studying how special MRI protocol can help treat patients with brain hemorrhages

Researchers studying how special MRI protocol can help treat patients with brain hemorrhages January 12, 2022

A study designed to determine how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to help clinicians treat patients with brain hemorrhages is underway at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).

Stroke Busters Podcast - Listen Now!

Stroke Busters Podcast - Listen Now! January 3, 2022
Presented by the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at UTHealth Houston. 

Mental Health Tips For Stroke Survivors During The Holidays

Mental Health Tips For Stroke Survivors During The Holidays December 16, 2021

The holidays can be a joyous and spirit-filled time, but for many recovering from a stroke this time can be anxiety-inducing and uncertain. We've put together some tips to help you through this time.

RAPIDO: Promoting stroke awareness among Spanish speakers

RAPIDO: Promoting stroke awareness among Spanish speakers December 9, 2021

The mnemonic BE-FAST (Balance, Eyes, Face, Arm, Speech, Time) has been developed for the public to better remember and identify the warning signs of stroke. However, discrepancies may arise when translating stroke educational materials from English to Spanish. This article discusses the use of a culturally tailored tool, RAPIDO, to raise stroke awareness in Spanish-speaking populations.

UTHealth Stroke Institute Doctors, Alexandra Czap and Sunil Sheth, Elected to SVIN Society Board of Directors

UTHealth Stroke Institute Doctors, Alexandra Czap and Sunil Sheth, Elected to SVIN Society Board of Directors November 19, 2021

SVIN (Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology) 2021-2022 Board of Directors were announced, and representing UTHealth Houston are Alexandra Czap, MD and Sunil Sheth, MD, FSVIN.

Researchers propose early stroke sign and symptom recognition tool for Spanish-speakers

Researchers propose early stroke sign and symptom recognition tool for Spanish-speakers March 15, 2021

Researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have created an acronym, RAPIDO ©, to move forward much-needed efforts to address stroke sign and symptom awareness among at-risk Spanish-speaking individuals.

UTHealth research highlights findings on thrombectomy, post-stroke anxiety, and caregiver burden

UTHealth research highlights findings on thrombectomy, post-stroke anxiety, and caregiver burden February 18, 2019

Outcomes in patients treated with mechanical clot removal, results from the only mobile stroke unit in the country using rendezvous transfers, and data on predictors of post-stroke depression and anxiety were among the highlights of activity by investigators from UTHealth at the International Stroke Conference 2019.

Neurologists speak out about gender disparity at global stroke gathering

Neurologists speak out about gender disparity at global stroke gathering February 8, 2019

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. 

First patient treated in US stroke trial

Financial Times

January 24, 2019

A new global clinical trial studying stem cell therapy for stroke disability led by Sean I. Savitz, MD, was picked up by 11 media outlets including Financial Times, News Medical, and Medical Xpress. You can also read more in the Newsroom.