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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.
In the first of its kind for the tiniest stroke survivors, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will lead a stroke rehabilitation clinical trial in the state of Texas through a multi-institutional NIH StrokeNet initiative.
During a time when many people are delaying appropriate health care due to fear of COVID-19, Patricia Miata, 58, says timely treatment is ultimately what saved her life after suffering a stroke.
Anjail Sharrief, MD, MPH, was appointed to a citywide COVID-19 response task force.
Sean Savitz, MD, was quoted in a KTRK-TV Channel 13 online story about how the drop in ER stroke visits could mean people aren't seeking needed help.
Timely treatment is critical for stroke victims, yet only 19.8% of the U.S. population can access a stroke center capable of endovascular thrombectomy to remove a large clot in 15 minutes or less by ambulance, according to researchers from UTHealth. Only 30% of Americans can access a thrombectomy-equipped center in 30 minutes.
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).
Both simple and advanced computed tomography (CT) were effective in accurately predicting which stroke patients would benefit from endovascular thrombectomy to remove a large cerebral clot, but together they were even better, reported researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Luca Giancardo, PhD, assistant professor at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, has been awarded one of six grants from Baylor College of Medicine’s Translational Research Institute for Space Health.
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.
In the wake of the death of film director John Singleton following a stroke, Lauren Fournier, MD, told FOX 26 News viewers about the risk factors and invited them to the Stomp Out Stroke Festival.
Andrew Barreto, MD, MS, was interviewed on FOX 26 News about stroke risk factors and prevention following the death of TV actor Luke Perry, who died this week after suffering a massive stroke. In a related story, Tzu-Ching "Teddy" Wu, MD, was interviewed via robot by KFDM-TV Channel 6 News about how telemedicine plays a part in faster stroke diagnosis and treatment.
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.
The first U.S. patient to participate in a global study of a stem cell therapy injected directly into the brain to treat stroke disability was enrolled in the clinical trial this week at UTHealth.
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.
A study led by a neurologist from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) showed that a computed tomography (CT scan) could be sufficient for determining thrombectomy treatment in stroke.
UT Physicians has responded to a growing demand for specialty care with the opening of a new physical medicine, rehabilitation, sports medicine and pain management clinic in southwest Houston. The outpatient clinic provides patients with comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for joint pain, spine pain and sports-related injuries