Unexplained stroke disparity

report and recommendations from three Southeastern states
  • 150 Pages
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  • English

Division of Public Health, Dept. of Health and Human Services , Raleigh, N.C
Cerebrovascular disease -- North Carolina -- Statis


North Car

Statementedited by Sara L. Huston ... [et al.].
ContributionsHuston, Sara L., North Carolina. Division of Public Health., North Carolina Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force.
LC ClassificationsRC388.5 .U525 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. (i, 21 ; ii, 150 p.) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3986298M
LC Control Number2001315008

Unexplained (cryptogenic) stroke A stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain is suddenly blocked or bursts, resulting in damage to the brain tissue.

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The majority of all strokes are ischemic, which means they occur as a result of an obstruction, such as a. The black–white disparity in stroke mortality was due to the incidence of stroke, not to outcomes following a stroke. The team noted that a higher percentage of black participants in the study had proven stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure (71% of black participants vs 51% of white) and diabetes (31% vs 16%).

Disparities for Risk of Recurrent Hemorrhagic Stroke Unexplained Posted by Physicians Weekly | Jun 6, WEDNESDAY, June 6, (HealthDay News) — Black and Hispanic patients are at higher risk for stroke recurrence than white patients, according to a.

REGARDS was designed to accumulate a large number of stroke events, and as follow-up continues we will be able to assess the potential differential susceptibility of risk factors.

Second, residual confounding from the studied risk factors could be contributing to the unexplained racial disparity in by: Sentencing disparity is defined as "a form of unequal treatment [in criminal punishment] that is often of unexplained cause and is at least incongruous, unfair and disadvantaging in.

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Torbey (Editor), Magdy H. Selim (Editor) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of 5/5(2). Considering the unexplained 50% of the racial disparity in stroke risk, there are several possible explanations that could individually or jointly be playing a role.

First, the impact of risk factors could have a larger impact in blacks than by: Currently, people hospitalized after an unexplained stroke undergo 24 hours of electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring as well as a battery of brain and artery imaging tests.

If no heart rhythm irregularities are apparent, people often leave the hospital with instructions to take an antiplatelet medicine such as aspirin. The Stroke Book, Drs. Selim and Torbey have provided an excellent introductory book that overviews all of the burgeoning aspects of cerebrovascular medicine in a comprehensive but easily understood Size: KB.

Disparities based on race and ethnic origin exist in every aspect of stroke care, according to experts. Minority groups represent at least 28. Minority Health Research and Related Activities. Racial differences in stroke mortality are the most well-known and well-documented of the stroke disparities.

3–5 Among non-Hispanics between the ages of 45 in there were 4, deaths from stroke and an age-adjusted death rate of /, in blacks, while there were 9, deaths and a death rate of Cited by: This book covers stroke prevention, management and recovery in nine clear and illustrated chapters. Books written from personal experience Also see some of the titles listed under Rehabilitation and self-help.

A Stroke of Misfortune John Greenridge Paperback,AuthorHouse UK This book is written by the husband and carer of a stroke Size: KB. Hi, I need to know how my grandmother had TIA or even a milder stroke, when she had no high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease or other risk factor This topic is answered by a.

The researchers focused on the black-white disparity because it is the largest racial disparity in stroke risk. Some research has shown that the rate of high blood pressure among blacks in the United States is among the highest in the world, and the prevalence of diabetes in black Americans is nearly twice that of whites.

World Stroke Organization. This book has been shaped by the experiences of the lecturers – most of them also leading authors for our chapters – and the feedback of our students during several runs of this course.

Thus, we hope to satisfy the needs of students. Are women at a higher risk for stroke if they smoke. Prior studies showed women have 25% greater risk of smoking related heart disease compared to men, but we did not know if there was any gender disparity in strokes and tobacco use.

To address this, Peters, Huxley, and Woodward performed a pooled analysis of 81 population-based cohort studies, comprising ~4 million. Rosamond W, Morris D, Evenson K, Schoeder E, Brice J. Dispatching emergency medical services for stroke symptoms: preliminary report. In: Unexplained Stroke Disparity Report and Recommendations from Three Southeastern States.

Editors: S Huston, E Lengerich, S Pratap, E Pucket. North Carolina State Health Department Press. Mayp. Disparities in Deaths from Stroke Among Persons Aged. For men and women who did not have Fabry disease, the average age at which they had a stroke was Professor Arndt Rolfs, who led the study, said: "These data show that Fabry disease must be considered as a potential cause of a cryptogenic [unexplained] stroke in young people, and may be more common than previously thought.

Alan Tennant, in Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Stroke. A wide range of studies report on the epidemiology of stroke, and those reported in Table have been chosen, mostly from recent studies, to emphasize differences, for example by standardization or gender.

An increasing incidence by age and an elevated incidence for males are common across many studies.

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Stroke and African Americans. African Americans are 50 percent more likely to have a stroke (cerebrovascular disease), as compared to their white adult counterparts.

Black men are 60 percent more likely to die from a stroke as compared to non-Hispanic whites. Highlights of The Stroke Book are as follows: Chapters 1–3 clearly and concisely present a logical approach to examining thoroughly the patient with acute stroke, a nice review of nu-merous acute stroke-assessment scales, and a thorough de-scription of.

Racial disparities in knowledge of stroke and heart attack risk factors and warning signs among Michigan adults Article (PDF Available) in Ethnicity & disease 19(2). The first edition of Stroke Syndromes was widely welcomed as a new and authoritative reference in the assessment and diagnosis of stroke.

The revised and updated edition remains the definitive guide to patterns and syndromes in stroke, while its companion volume, Uncommon Causes of Stroke, provides in-depth descriptions of many rare and relatively uncommon causes of stroke.

Stroke patients are generally screened with electrocardiographic monitoring for 24 hours to rule out atrial fibrillation.

But the new studies, published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, suggest that some patients may need their hearts monitored much longer to detect abnormal rhythms. Howard: What has been known for many decades is that death rates from stroke are much higher in the black than white population, particularly between the ages of 45 – 65 (or maybe even a little older).

These racial differences in stroke are among the greatest disparities for any disease, clearly it is a priority to reduce this disparity. Medical Mysteries: Like a slow-motion stroke Doctors in suburban Maryland had diagnosed a stroke — or possibly a series of strokes — but were unable to explain why Tobin kept getting worse.

Stroke is a major health concern worldwide, and the epidemiological data is staggering. One in six people will have a stroke during the course of their life; it is the second most common cause of death; and stroke also ranks second among causes contributing to the global burden of disability.

However, the burden of stroke can be alleviated: it is potentially preventable, treatable, and. We are fortunate enough to be in an era in which we have multiple validated treatments for stroke care. However, with the decrease in overall stroke incidence and mortality, we are beginning to see a gender disparity in the disease of stroke.

More women, particularly in the elderly populations, suffer from stroke than men. Millions of Americans spend years suffering from unexplained health problems. Sometimes even the best doctors miss the mark: About 40 percent of all mistakes that doctors make are misdiagnoses, says the National Patient Safety Foundation.

Read:. Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (, April 28). Geographic, gender disparities among stroke patients identified in U.S.

ScienceDaily. Retrieved Ap At the NINDS workshop on health disparities and stroke that was convened on November, in the area of stroke prevention, the panel concluded there exists a need to identify novel self-management strategies for individuals at risk for stroke and for stroke survivors that are effective in minority populations.

Many doctors admit difficulty in treating unexplained stroke: poll. Lack of knowledge can affect outcomes, chances of second strokes, survey authors say.