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Imaging reveals new results from landmark stem cell trial for stroke

Imaging reveals new results from landmark stem cell trial for stroke September 16, 2019

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.

Study finds transport by mobile stroke units get patients quicker treatment than traditional ambulance

Study finds transport by mobile stroke units get patients quicker treatment than traditional ambulance August 2, 2019

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.

Clinical trial reveals potential for treating larger strokes with thrombectomy

Clinical trial reveals potential for treating larger strokes with thrombectomy July 29, 2019

Building on research results published today in JAMA Neurology showing patients with larger ischemic strokes could benefit from endovascular thrombectomy, an international, multicenter Phase III clinical trial will be starting at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston.

Yvo Rodriguez, MD, talks about stroke risk factors

Univision Houston Channel 45

June 5, 2019

Yvo Rodriguez, MD, told Univision Houston Channel 45 viewers about stroke risk factors and invited them to attend the Stomp Out Stroke Festival, which took June 8 at Discovery Green.

Strokes among younger people on the rise

TMC Pulse

May 6, 2019

Anjail Sharrief, MD, MPH, was quoted in a TMC News story about how stroke is increasingly common among younger adults.

Lauren Fournier, MD, talks about stroke after director John Singleton dies at age 51

FOX 26 News

April 30, 2019

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.

Stomp Out Stroke Festival slated for May 4 at Discovery Green

Houston Chronicle Bellaire Examiner

April 30, 2019

Sean Savitz, MD, was quoted in a Houston Chronicle Bellaire Examiner article about stroke and the Stomp Out Stroke Festival, which takes place this Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Discovery Green.

Telemedicine Stroke Patients Receive Consistent Care 24/7

HealthNewsDigest.com

April 19, 2019

Tiffany "TC" Cossey, MD, was quoted in HealthNewsDigest.com and mHealthIntelligence articles about her research, which found that telemedicine stroke patients were treated as quickly and effectively after hours as during normal business hours. Read more in UTHealth News.

Stomp Out Stroke Festival rescheduled for Saturday, June 8

Stomp Out Stroke Festival rescheduled for Saturday, June 8 April 15, 2019

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.

Risk of stroke among middle-aged adults

KTRH Radio

March 10, 2019

On KPRC Radio's Fifty+ show, Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, discussed the risk of stroke among middle-aged adults in light of the untimely death of actor Luke Perry. The show also promoted the UTHealth Stomp Out Stroke Festival, which will be held Saturday, May 4.

Save yourself from stroke FAST

KTRH Radio

March 7, 2019

Andrew Barreto, MD, MS, told KTRH Radio listeners that stroke can affect younger people. The story also promoted the UTHealth Stomp Out Stroke Festival, which will be held Saturday, May 4.

Andrew Barreto, MD, MS, talks about stroke prevention and warning signs

FOX 26 News

March 5, 2019

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.

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.

International Stroke Conference 2019

Media highlights

February 10, 2019

Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, was quoted in three MedPageToday articles as the moderator for sessions about post-stroke rehabilitation, early glucose control in ischemic stroke victims, and a clot-removal procedure. She also was included in a Neurology Today story about the clot-removal research.

Research by Amrou Sarraj, MD, was covered in MedPageToday, Healio, Practical Neurology, United Press International, and News Medical about outcomes in patients treated with mechanical clot removal. MedicalResearch.com did a story about Sarraj's presentation on transferring patients for thrombectomy .

Jennifer Meeks, MS, was interviewed for an American Heart Association News article about her research linking a higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke in pregnant and postpartum women. The story was picked up by HealthDay, U.S. News & World Report, United Press International, and MedicineNet. Meeks and Farhaan Vahidy, PhD, MBBS, MPH, and Sunil Sheth, MD, were quoted on the same topic in a News Medical article.

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 US patient in novel stem cell trial for stroke disability enrolled at UTHealth

First US patient in novel stem cell trial for stroke disability enrolled at UTHealth January 25, 2019

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.

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.

Better living through better thinking

Better living through better thinking November 27, 2018

Behind the body, an amazing machine made up of muscle and blood, skin, and bones, is the essence of what makes a person—the mind and influence of emotions. Figuring out the connection between mental and physical health is what keeps Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth doctoral student Yun-Ju Lai up at night.

Stroke rehabilitation

Univision Houston Channel 45

August 18, 2018

Manuel Mas, M.D., was interviewed by Univision Houston Channel 45 for a story on how caregivers help people recover from a stroke.

Hospital Readmissions Drop for Stroke Patients

MedPage Today

August 17, 2018

Research by Farhaan Vahidy, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., showing stroke patients treated at a teaching hospital are less likely to be readmitted topped the daily headlines of MedPage Today.

UTHealth research: simpler scan still effective in deciding stroke treatment

UTHealth research: simpler scan still effective in deciding stroke treatment May 18, 2018

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.

UTHealth Stomp Out Stroke Festival April 28

UTHealth Stomp Out Stroke Festival April 28 March 12, 2018

The sixth annual Stomp Out Stroke Festival to raise stroke awareness will be hosted by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Stroke Team from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Discovery Green, Jones Lawn, 1500 McKinney Street.

UT Physicians opens PM&R clinic in Southwest Houston

UT Physicians opens PM&R clinic in Southwest Houston March 6, 2018

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

UTHealth researchers discover how to train damaging inflammatory cells to promote repair after stroke

UTHealth researchers discover how to train damaging inflammatory cells to promote repair after stroke September 20, 2017

Researchers at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth have discovered a way to turn neutrophils from toxic to helpful after a hemorrhagic stroke, according to results of a study published in Nature Communications.

UTHealth researchers shine at International Stroke Conference

UTHealth researchers shine at International Stroke Conference April 6, 2017

When the doors closed at the George R. Brown Convention Center to signal the end of the International Stroke Conference, held for the first time in Houston, researchers and clinicians at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) left an indelible mark.

Aronowski receives prestigious international stroke science award in research

Aronowski receives prestigious international stroke science award in research February 22, 2017

The 2017 Thomas Willis Award for significant translational contributions to clinical stroke research from the American Heart Association has been awarded to Jaroslaw Aronowski, Ph.D., professor, vice-chair and the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Neurology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

NIH leader keynote speaker at inaugural Stroke Institute conference Feb. 18

January 30, 2017

Walter Koroshetz, M.D., director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), will be the keynote speaker at The Stroke Institute Inaugural Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

New algorithm expands neurologists’ ability to assess for clot-removing procedure

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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.