Health Problems

Stroke care gains in Puerto Rico falter after Hurricane Maria

A project aimed at improving the inequalities in stroke care between Puerto Rico and the mainland did just that—until Hurricane Maria roared ashore last September and further hobbled the territory’s already inadequate health care system, experts say. Researchers at the University of Miami started the Florida-Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities knowing stroke patients […]

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Gene signature predicts outcome after spinal cord injury

Scientists have determined a gene signature that is linked to the severity of spinal cord injury in animals and humans, according to a study in the open-access journal eLife. The discovery of key genes that are switched on or off in response to spinal cord injury could inform the development of biomarkers that predict recovery […]

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Residual vein obstruction down with compression after DVT

(HealthDay)—The likelihood of residual vein obstruction (RVO) is reduced with immediate compression after diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in Blood. Elham E. Amin, from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and colleagues examined whether compression therapy immediately after diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis affects the occurrence of RVO. […]

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Paralyzed patients take first steps after implant, intense rehab

May 22, 2018: Jeff Marquis of Louisville, Ky., is helped by his physical therapist.  (AP) Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord — along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported Monday. The milestone, reported by two […]

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No Clear Benefit for Rivaroxaban After Hospital Discharge

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 — Rivaroxaban does not lower risk of symptomatic venous thromboembolism and related death in medical patients after hospital discharge, compared to placebo, according to a study published in the Sept. 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Alex C. Spyropoulos, M.D., from Northwell Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in […]