Acute stroke patients

Common Questions and Answers about Acute stroke patients


Avatar f tn the imaging report into plain English for you but because I cannot review the images for myself, I cannot attest to the accuracy of the report given. Based on the report you have supplied, there are not any acute vascualar issues (i.e. stroke) that you need to worry about at the present time. "Diffuse cerebral cortical atrophy", in simple English means shrinkage of the brain.
Avatar m tn Consider Cannabis as Cause of Stroke in Younger Patients Sue Hughes Jan 22, 2013 Cannabis-related stroke is not a myth, and cannabis use should be considered a risk factor for ischemic stroke, a new review of the literature concludes. The review, published in the February issue of Stroke, was conducted by a team led by Valérie Wolff, MD, from the University Hospital of Strasbourg, France. Dr.
Avatar n tn One study which was an individual patient data pooling analysis of clinical trials on oral citicholine in acute ischemic stroke reported that treatment with oral citicoline within the first 24 hours after onset in patients with moderate to severe stroke increases the probability of complete recovery at 3 months (Davalos, et al, 2002).
Avatar n tn My 75 year-old mother had an acute ischemic stroke a week ago today. She had a frontal parietal infarct that damaged a third of her left hemisphere. She hasn't really regained any level of alertness, though has shown marked improvement every day. Yesterday was the first time she was able to really open her eyes and look at things, though she closes them again after a few seconds. She can hear and move all her extremeties, though the movement is much more limited on her right side.
Avatar m tn It depends, if the stroke is stabilized, he may be shifted to a nursing home for long term care. 10% of stroke patients require care in a nursing home or other long-term facility. For skilled nursing facility, stroke survivors require daily skilled nursing or rehabilitation services that can be provided only on an inpatient basis. So, he may have been shifted. Regards.
Avatar f tn Also, the potassium levels may not indicate a bad prognosis, it could sometimes be dietary or due to the medications. Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities. If the "stroke" is stabilized, and there is no further bleeding I would remain optimistic. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn My dad in Indonesia, 63 years old, is currently in hospital due to stroke (brainsteam?) since a month ago. Based on what I heard, I am in usa, he is currently physically getting better. He can write and move his hand/foot. However, he still can not breath by himself and rely on the ventilator although the doctor did tracheotomy. Everytime, the ventilator is taken out and replace with the oxygen, he start having difficulty to breath.
Avatar n tn She suffered a couple of set backs (pneumonia, bowel blockage, and now the pain) which slowed up her progress. She is currently in a sub-acute facility as the acute one seemed to be a bit much for her. The crying and anger really is upsetting for us, my aunt not normal behavior for her. The worst part of watching all this is not knowing what to do to make it better for her. I have a few questions, if anyone could help I sure would appreciate it. 1.
Avatar n tn My father (81) just had an ischemic stroke after having 3 of the bleeding type strokes. After his third stroke, he had at 80, he has been incontinent, bed ridden, blind and very emotional. We were also told that my father, due to his age and acute disabilitis was deemed "unrehabalitatible". My mother who is 71 is his primary caregiver and as loving as she is, I think she babies him, because she feels bad that he keeps having these strokes.
Avatar n tn Your Mom has youth, awareness of the left side and family support on her side. I am a speech-language pathologist working in both the acute- rehab and acute settings. A good place to aim for is an acute-rehab facility. If your mom isn't too high level or low level (can't walk on her own, but can handle 3 hours of therapy a day) she may qualify for acute-rehab.
Avatar m tn Hi, basal ganglia infarcts are referred to as lacunar stroke. Most patients with an acute stroke might also present with confusion or are sometimes perceived as being confused when there is an expressive or receptive aphasia or a visuospatial neglect phenomenon. Most functional recovery occurs within the first 3 months. After this, further recovery is possible, but it is generally limited. So, if her symptoms are improving you can be optimistic. Good Luck. Regards.
Avatar m tn Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities. If the "stroke" is stabilized, and there is no further bleeding or clotting I would remain optimistic. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
1475202 tn?1536274577 Some patients die from the stroke and others have little to no deficits despite the stroke. Unfortunately, I can not comment specifically on the severity of your mom's stroke. I would get in touch with the neuro-ICU team that is caring for her and get an update on her condition. All the best, Dr.
Avatar f tn Hello. I was wondering if anyone could help. I am an Occupational Therapy student and I have been giving a case study about man who has had a stroke, which I have to present on Tuesday the 22nd of January 2012. I was just wondering if you could help me clarify something, I would really appreciate it. The man in the case study was admitted to the acute stroke ward via A&E 4 days ago.
Avatar n tn He moved out of ICU and was recovering great until he had his stroke on the fourth day. He was moved back to ICU and is still there 19 days later. My Dad had a left brain stroke - he is unable to talk, communicate or move his right hand. His consciousness is foggy most of the time. He moved his right foot slightly yesterday. He got a lung infection, which has cleared and has some breathing difficulties. He shows some recognition of visitors.
Avatar n tn Sorry to hear about your father's recent stroke. Although I do not know the specifics of your insurance coverage and your hospital's policy, I can tell you what we do here at the clinic. When someone has a swallowing problem, we have speech therapy come and assess them as to what is appropriate for them to eat. Then speech therapy works with them on both their speech and swallowing. Swallowing in itself can be a problem but with time does get better in many cases.
Avatar f tn Hello, My mom just had an ischemic stroke about 4 days ago. She moved from the hospital to a rehab hospital. My question is, she appears to be geting worse as the days go by. At first she could write her name and yesterday could touch her nose. Tonight she can't even lift her arm. How long does it continue to get worse??
1346447 tn?1327866172 Willthis deterioration continue or it can be stopped at this age and at this health condition. Risk factors for falling among stroke patients Avoiding falls and keeping records of falls is most important task for care giver. 0 Diagnosis – Acute infraction in right frontal sub cortical location. No evidence of hemorrhage. Occulision of left ICA along its entire extent beyond origine.
744637 tn?1250806622 The symptoms of stroke develop very rapidly while the symptoms of complicated migraine develop insidiously. MRI and CT scan in patients of stroke shows the characteristic small vessel ischemic changes. The best treatment for migraine is recognition and avoidance of trigger. Medications like NSAIDS are used to abort acute attacks of migraine. Other medications include butalbital, isometheptene and botox.
Avatar n tn then they transfer him to a nursing home which is half rehab and half long term care. All stroke patients are different depending on the severity of the stroke. Usually there is brain swelling which takes some time to resolve and most important, the patient is very, very tired for a long time which often makes rehab difficult.
Avatar n tn Really good advice!
Avatar f tn I felt like a moron. And I guess this is still my question...Did iI have a stroke? As this has never happened to me before I jusst don't know. When the first dr had me put out my arms and then close my eyes my right arm fell down...What the?????????????? What do I do next?
Avatar n tn In order to explore acupuncture treatment of stroke mechanism, China has done a lot of research work, and of many of the objective data. As of patients with acute EEG, cerebral blood flow, hemorheology indicators and serum lipoproteins, such as measured before and after the treatment, have shown a marked improvement.
Avatar n tn Also, if they say the patient cannot benefit from rehab, remember that stroke patients can vary tremendously in their responses, depending on the time of day or week they are evaluated in. Request a second evaluation and request to be present that day. Almost without exception patients in nursing homes and rehab centers are dehydrated. There are complex reasons for this, but dehydration can make a tremendous difference in the patient's ability to respond to rehab therapy.
Avatar n tn It contains a chemical that causes it to harden, and it continues to harden in the gut and will not negotiate the turns in the intestine. In addition, stroke patients often have peristaltic and motility problems. These are the sequential muscular waves that drive waste through the passageways down to the rectum. She has a good chance of great improvement, proving the initial problem that caused the stroke is stabilized. Never give up hope.
Avatar f tn Many patients who have survived an episode hemorrhagic stroke have disorders of sleep and wake, which are related to the quality of life. Both the daytime sleepiness and problems sleeping at night has been reported in about one third of patients. Recovery continues for years and patients develop good coping skills and a positive attitude toward their recovery, even when they experience ongoing problems. Best.
Avatar m tn Hi, Delirium is the presenting feature in a few stroke patients, but can complicate the clinical course of acute stroke in up to 48% of cases. Old age, extensive motor impairment, previous cognitive decline, metabolic and infectious complications, and sleep apnoea are all predisposing conditions for delirium. Patients with delirium have longer hospitalizations and a poorer prognosis, and are at increased risk of developing dementia.
Avatar n tn My 55 yr old mother had a "massive" hemorrhagic stroke Feb. 18/05. The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down.
Avatar m tn In 2008 the JUPITER study showed fewer stroke, heart attacks, and surgeries even for patients who had no history of high cholesterol or heart disease, but only elevated C-reactive protein levels. There were also 20% fewer deaths (mainly from reduction in cancer deaths) though deaths from cardiovascular causes were not reduced.
Avatar n tn Hi. What type of "mini stroke" did the person have? Was the event a transient ischemic attack (TIA)? The Aerospace Medical Association ( is an international recognized authority with expertise in providing guidelines regarding traveling for persons with medical conditions.