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What are normal structures that could be misinterpreted as lacunar strokes on T1 or T2 brain MRI?

Trying to detect lacunar strokes in brain MRI, in T1 they look like a small black hole, whereas in T2 bright-white; located within white matter region. My question is, are there any structures that ...
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Why does stroke cause insomnia?

As per this article, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12499712 insomnia is a common complaint after ischemic stroke. Why does ischemic stroke leads to insomnia ?
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Does the administration of oxygen to ischaemic patients improve outcome?

In several articles it is reported how isvhaemic (stroke) patients’ outcome Ian improved by oxygen therapy. How beneficial is the administration of oxygen? Are there any studies or guidelines?
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What could cause a stroke soon after a lung transplant? Is it even known?

Recently a youtuber died of a thrombotic stroke a week after a lung transplant operation. Skimming over abstracts on Pubmed, it appears that strokes and more generally thrombosis is a frequent ...
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Chest pain accompanied with nausea

My mom says she woke up with chest pains and nausea twice last night is this a early warning sign of heart attack or stroke? She takes Xanax on the regular not sure if that could have anything to do ...
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Dataset for Tele-medicine Vital Signs

I'm a newbie to medical and healthcare informatics. I need to access some raw telemedicine dataset including vital signs for a single person over a specific period of time. Basically my questions are: ...
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Can the blood accumulated after stroke be cured?

Recently my uncle had a stroke. He is now in rest and taking medicine. He has his right leg paralyzed, although the condition is improving. The doctor said that "blood is accumulated in the brain". ...
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Why would one Carotid Artery be blocked but not the other

Why would one Carotid Artery be blocked but not the other. I know someone who has a 50% blockage on the left side, but minimal on the other ... why would this be?
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Assessing the risk of heart attacks and similar conditions

What all factors predispose to risk of vascular plaque formation (atherosclerosis) which may lead to heart attack, unstable angina, need for coronary bypass surgery or angioplasty, heart failure, ...
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Is There a Way to Stimulate Taste Buds After Stroke?

After a stroke late last year, my 87 year-old grandfather hasn't been doing so hot. After being discharged from the hospital's rehab center, he has been in our care for over two months. Keeping food ...
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Who should take statins for prevention of heart disease and stroke?

Statins are very commonly used in patients with heart disease (angina, myocardial infarction or heart attack) and brain stroke to prevent recurrences and complications. Statins are one of the most ...