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Delirium After Stroke Linked to Poorer Outcomes for Patients

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January 19, 2012

Study Highlights:As many as three in 10 patients might suffer from an acute confused state, or delirium, shortly after a stroke.Stroke patients with delirium are nearly five times more likely to die during hospitalization or within a year, and three times more likely to be discharged to a long-term care facility, compared to stroke patients without delirium.

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January 19, 2012

Study Highlights:As many as three in 10 patients might suffer from an acute confused state, or delirium, shortly after a stroke.Stroke patients with delirium are nearly five...

Stroke Patients with Delirium Have Worse Prognosis

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THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Up to 30 percent of stroke patients develop delirium shortly after hospitalization and these patients fare worse than those without delirium, a new study finds.

Canadian researchers reviewed 10 studies that included more than 2,000 patients who were hospitalized after suffering either an ischemic (caused by blood vessel blockage) or hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke.

In most of the studies, 10 percent to 28 percent of the patients experienced delirium, an...

Magnesium-Rich Diet May Lower Stroke Risk

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(Reuters) - People who eat lots of magnesium-rich foods such as leafy green vegetables, nuts and beans have fewer strokes, according to an international analysis covering some 250,000 people.

But the authors of the study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, stopped short of recommending people take a daily magnesium supplement because their analysis focused on magnesium in food -- and it may be another aspect of the food that is responsible for their...

Frequent Red Meat Eaters at Higher Risk of Stroke

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By Kerry Grens

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A high-protein diet might benefit health in some ways, but depending on what kind of protein a person consumes, it could raise their stroke risk too, suggests a large new study that finds eating lots of red meat ups the likelihood of having a stroke while poultry lowers it.

"The main message from this paper is that the type of protein or the protein package is really important for the risk of stroke. We have to consider protein in the context of...

Anti-Stroke Diet

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A way to protect yourself from strokes is a method that Goldilocks might support: Don't eat too many calories or too few calories, but just the right amount.

In the new issue of the Lancet Neurology, a stroke expert takes a close look at how our diets can affect our likelihood of having a stroke. Given that an American has a stroke every 40 seconds, it's worth our while to try to protect ourselves from this threat.

Eating too little...