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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.
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.
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
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.
The UTHealth Houston Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease is seeking participants for research to identify biomarkers of dementia.
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.
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.
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"
What started as a project to assist NASA astronauts in detecting stroke in space, resulted in a possible new diagnostic tool here on earth.
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.
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.
The most frequently reported pain type in stroke survivors, with as many as 70% of stroke survivors reporting this complication.
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.
This randomized trial strives to provide care over telehealth channels with remote blood pressure monitoring.
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.
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
There is a critical need for less costly stroke rehabilitation that can be more easily accessible at home.
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.
Health Reporter Haley Hernandez sits down with Stephanie Parker to discuss the importance of calling 9-1-1 as soon as stroke symptoms start.
Are you a Stroke Survivor with wrist and arm weakness?
The UTHealth Houston Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Vascular Neurology Fellowship is accepting applications!
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.
We’re looking for stroke survivors to enroll in BIONICS, a clinical trial.
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.
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).
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.
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.
A trial testing whether multidisciplinary telehealth intervention will help improve racial disparities in outcomes for adult stroke survivors will be launched at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) with a $3.1 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health.
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.
Ischemic stroke patients treated on a mobile stroke unit (MSU) received anti-clot medication faster and ended up with less disability at 90 days, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
Women are less likely than men to receive timely care for strokes caused by blockages in large vessels, known as emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO), according to researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
In February 2020, Lewis Palmer's friends and family noticed something didn't sound right in his voice. The 46-year-old from Baton Rouge, Louisiana was hoarse and his speech was slightly slurred.
New artificial intelligence technology that uses a common CT angiography (CTA) as opposed to the more advanced imaging normally required to help identify patients who could benefit from endovascular stroke therapy (EST) is being developed at UTHealth.
Stroke patients received clot-busting medications such as tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) faster, more often, and recovered significantly better when treated via a mobile stroke unit (MSU) compared to standard management by Emergency Medical Services (EMS), according to researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC).
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.
Zaundra Martinez, a mother of two Girl Scouts, marks the UTHealth Girl Scouts Stomp Out Stroke Program event on her family’s calendar each year. After suffering multiple strokes in 2008, Martinez wanted to ensure her daughters are prepared to respond quickly if another one strikes.
Anjail Sharrief, MD, MPH, was appointed to a citywide COVID-19 response task force.
A regulator of gene expression, retinoid X receptor (RXR), can boost scavenging cells in their mission to clear the brain of dead cells and debris after a stroke, thus limiting inflammation and improving recovery, according to preclinical research led by Jarek Aronowski, MD, PhD, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
An algorithm developed by UTHealth faculty can help physicians outside of major stroke treatment centers assess whether a patient suffering from ischemic stroke would benefit from an endovascular procedure to remove a clot blocking an artery.
Researchers led by Sean I. Savitz, MD, reported today in the journal Stem Cells that bone marrow cells used to treat ischemic stroke in an expanded Phase I trial were not only safe and feasible, but also resulted in enhanced recovery compared to a matched historical control group.
Researchers at UTHealth recently published new findings in Stroke that show patients transported to the hospital by mobile stroke unit instead of standard ambulance received a clot-busting procedure an average of 10 minutes faster, which could potentially save up to 270 million neurons per patient.
The UTHealth Stomp Out Stroke Festival has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 8. The free, fun event will take place, as previously, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Discovery Green’s Jones Lawn.
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.
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.