A new study shows that severe cases of the coronavirus can cause strokes and other neurological issues, or an “altered mental state” for patients.
The research, published in the British medical journal Lancet Psychiatry, looked at a small pool of severe COVID-19 cases. The researchers found more than 100 patients who had either neurological or psychiatric problems from the coronavirus.
Simple test may help predict long-term outcome after stroke (Science Daily):
“We found that this test, which takes less than 10 minutes, can help predict whether people will have impaired thinking skills, problems that keep them from performing daily tasks such as bathing and dressing and even whether they will be more likely to die,” said study author Martin Dichgans, MD, of Ludwig-Maximilians University [Read more…] about Study: 10-minute cognitive test MoCA helps predict long-term motor, cognitive and mortality outcomes after stroke
“A new computer programme developed by scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow can assess whole brain deterioration and help predict cognitive function after stroke up to ten times more accurately than current methods.
The new approach, published today in the International Journal of Stroke, can quantify visible brain injury from cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) and brain atrophy by [Read more…] about Study combines MRI brain scans with statistics to better predict cognitive problems after stroke
Today we highlight a 2011 patent by Dartmouth College, The National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services, aimed at fine-tuning treatment of Parkinson’s disease, stroke and other diseases affecting motor function. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date)
U.S. Patent No. 7,981,058: Intelligent wearable monitor systems and methods
- Assignee(s): The Trustrees of Dartmouth College; The NIH, U.S. Dept. Of Health And Human Services Government
- Inventor(s): Metkin Akay
- Technology Category: Neuro-monitoring
- Issue Date: July 19, 2011
The ‘058 patent relates to wearable systems that allow for enhanced assessment of a patient’s physical movement and thereby fine-tuning treatment of Parkinson’s disease, stroke and other diseases affecting motor function. [Read more…] about The state of intelligent wearable monitor systems and methods: Key neurotechnology patent #40
How stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke (ScienceDaily):
“Heightened activity in the amygdala — a region of the brain involved in stress — is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a study published in The Lancet that provides new insights into [Read more…] about To reduce heart disease and stroke risks, regulate stress and improve brain health
Telehealth Sees Success in Therapy (MHealth Intelligence):
“Telehealth-based therapy programs for stroke survivors have helped increase cognitive and language skills and enabled patients to receive therapy five times more often, according to one company. [Read more…] about Survey finds significant promise for home-based, data-rich cognitive therapy among stroke survivors