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MEDLINEplus (www.medlineplus.gov) The National Library of Medicine's consumer health information database: extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 500 diseases and conditions.

MEDLINEplus Información de Salud (www.medlineplus.gov/spanish) Información sobre salud proveniente de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud y otras fuentes de confianza.

NIHSeniorHealth (nihseniorhealth.gov) Online learning site developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine to make aging-related health information easily accessible for adults 60 and older, as well as their family members and friends. Topics include: Alzheimer's disease, caring for someone with Alzheimer's, and exercise for older adults.

PubMed (www.pubmed.gov) PubMed provides access to references and abstracts from 4,500 biomedical journals and links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

Other Databases (www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/databases.html) For a list of other health information databases from NLM, government, and other sources.

 

Green Field Library and Resource Center, Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association, a national voluntary health organization, maintains an extensive library collection on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders which can be searched online. http://greenfield.alz.org In addition, the Alzheimer's Association produces informational materials on a wide range of topics, many of which are available online: www.alz.org/Resources/FactSheets.asp

Alzheimer Research Forum (www.alzforum.org)

An independent nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and maintaining Web-based resources for the AD research community, the Alzheimer Research Forum maintains a searchable annotated database of key AD research papers.

 

STROKE:

 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke         

Latest News

• After a Stroke, High Risk for a Recurrence http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_95292.html(02/15/2010, HealthDay)

• Dark Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_95185.html(02/11/2010, HealthDay)

• Migraine Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_95131.html(02/10/2010, HealthDay)

• More News on Stroke http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alphanews_s.html#stroke

Clinical Trials

• ClinicalTrials.gov: Carotid Stenosis http://clinicaltrials.gov/search/open/condition=%22Carotid+Stenosis%22(National Institutes of Health)

• ClinicalTrials.gov: Cerebrovascular Disorders http://clinicaltrials.gov/search/open/condition=%22Cerebrovascular+Disorders%22(National Institutes of Health)

• ClinicalTrials.gov: Endarterectomy, Carotid http://clinicaltrials.gov/search/open/condition=%22Endarterectomy,+Carotid%22(National Institutes of Health)

• ClinicalTrials.gov: Stroke http://clinicaltrials.gov/search/open/condition=%22Stroke%22(National Institutes of Health)

• ClinicalTrials.gov: Endarterectomy, Carotid http://clinicaltrials.gov/search/open/intervention=carotid+endarterectomy(National Institutes of Health)

• Stroke Trials Registry http://www.strokecenter.org/trials/index.aspx(Washington University, School of Medicine)

Research

• Adult Stroke Patients Report Low Use of Healthcare Services to Prevent a Second Stroke http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=686(American Heart Association)

• Age-Related Gaps Closing, Patient Care and Outcomes Improving at Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Hospitals http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=942(American Heart Association)

• Annual Costs of Stroke in U.S. Children at Least $42 Million http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=773(American Heart Association)

• Caring for Stroke Survivors Sometimes Stressful, but Also Rewarding http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=725(American Heart Association)

• Chronic Health Problems Seem to Influence the Relationship of Blood Sugar Control and Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes http://www.annals.org/content/151/12/I-54.full.pdf(American College of Physicians) - PDF

• Degree of Obesity Raises Risk of Stroke, Regardless of Gender, Race http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=930(American Heart Association)

• Finnish Study Identifies Factors That Increase Death in Stroke Patients Ages 15 to 49 http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=774(American Heart Association)

• Frequent Coffee Drinking Associated with Lower Stroke Risk in Nonsmoking Women http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=672(American Heart Association)

• Hopelessness Linked to Thickening of Neck Arteries, Stroke in Healthy Women; Apathy Common among Stroke Survivors, May Slow Recovery http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=803(American Heart Association)

• Improving Impaired Attention May Help Patients Recover from Stroke http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=787(American Heart Association)

• Ischemic Stroke Rate Increases Dramatically in Mid-40s http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=683(American Heart Association)

• Laser Treatment Clinical Trial Misses Primary Endpoint http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=667(American Heart Association)

• Many Stroke Survivors Quit Using Preventive Meds within Two Years http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=923(American Heart Association)

• Migraine Frequency and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/full/73/8/e42(American Academy of Neurology)

• More Hospitals Administering Emergency Stroke Drug, But Many Patients Don't Seek Treatment Quickly Enough to Get It http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=833(American Heart Association)

• Most U.S. Hospitals Don't Provide Powerful Acute Stroke Drug to Medicare Patients http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=664(American Heart Association)

• Number of Fast-Food Restaurants in Neighborhood Associated with Stroke Risk http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=666(American Heart Association)

• Overweight Men at Higher Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke, Premature Death http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=916(American Heart Association)

• People at High Risk of Stroke Less Aware of Stroke Warning Signs http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=665(American Heart Association)

• Psychosocial Therapy with Antidepressants More Effective in Helping Depressed Stroke Patients in Short and Long Term http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=796(American Heart Association)

• Risk Factors and Prevention of Lacunar Infarcts in 60- to 64-Year-Olds http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/full/73/4/e17(American Academy of Neurology)

• Robotic Therapy May Reduce Stroke Physical Disability Years Later http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=662(American Heart Association)

• Shingles Raises Risk of Stroke by 30 Percent or More in Adults http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=837(American Heart Association)

• Simple Test May Identify Stroke Survivors at Risk of Another Cardiovascular Event http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=802(American Heart Association)

• Some Stroke Survivors' Function Slowly Declines over Time http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=760(American Heart Association)

• Statins and Stroke http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/full/72/21/e112(American Academy of Neurology)

• Stress of Spouse Care Increases Stroke Risk, Especially among Black Men http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=924(American Heart Association)

• Stroke http://www.nih.gov/about/researchresultsforthepublic/stroke.pdf(National Institutes of Health) - PDF

• Stroke Doubles Patients' Risk of Hip or Thigh Fracture http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=797(American Heart Association)

• Stroke Patients Who Reach Hospitals within "Golden Hour" Twice As Likely to Get Clot-Busting Drug http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=660(American Heart Association)

• Stroke Patients' Access to Clot-Busting Drug Increases Dramatically When They're Rushed Directly to Regional Stroke Centers http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=850(American Heart Association)

• Treating Brain Hemorrhage Early at High-Volume Centers Improves Outcomes http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=646(American Heart Association)

• Women on Mediterranean-Type Diets May Lower Heart, Stroke Risk http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=671(American Heart Association)

• Young Adult Stroke Patients May Be Misdiagnosed in Emergency Rooms http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=661(American Heart Association)

Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)

• Article: Virtual reality-enhanced partial body weight-supported treadmill training poststroke: feasibility and... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20103405?tool=MedlinePlus

• Article: Myocardial infarction and stroke associated with diuretic based two drug... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20100777?tool=MedlinePlus

• Article: Medical complications after stroke. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20083041?tool=MedlinePlus

• Stroke -- see more articles http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=(stroke/di[majr]+OR+stroke/et[majr])+AND+humans[mh]+AND+english[la]+AND+(review[pt]+OR+guideline[pt]+OR+clinical+trial[pt]+OR+jsubsetk[text]+OR+jsubsetaim[text]+OR+patient+education+handout[pt]+OR+jsubsetn[text])+NOT+(letter[pt]+OR+editorial[pt]+OR+news[pt]+OR+case+reports[pt])+AND+%22last+1+Year%22[edat]&tool=MedlinePlus

• Stroke prevention -- see more articles http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=stroke/pc[majr]+AND+english[la]+AND+humans[mh]+AND+(review[pt]+OR+guideline[pt]+OR+clinical+trial[pt]+OR+jsubsetk[text]+OR+jsubsetaim[text]+OR+jsubsetn[text]+OR+patient+education+handout[pt])+NOT+(letter[pt]+OR+editorial[pt]+OR+news[pt]+OR+case+reports[pt])+AND+%22last+1+Year%22[edat]&tool=MedlinePlus

• Therapy & rehabilitation after stroke -- see more articles http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=(stroke/therapy[majr]+OR+stroke/rehabilitation[majr])+AND+english[la]+AND+humans[mh]+AND+(review[pt]+OR+guideline[pt]+OR+clinical+trial[pt]+OR+patient+education+handout[pt]+OR+jsubsetk[text]+OR+jsubsetaim[text]+OR+jsubsetn[text])+NOT+(letter[pt]+OR+editorial[pt]+OR+news[pt]+OR+case+reports[pt])+AND+%22last+1+Year%22[edat]&tool=MedlinePlus

Dictionaries/Glossaries

• Glossary of Neurosurgical Terms http://www.neurosurgerytoday.org/what/glossary.asp(American Association of Neurological Surgeons)

Directories

• Certified Primary Stroke Centers http://www.strokeassociation.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3030093(American Stroke Association)

• Find a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon http://www.neurosurgerytoday.org/findaneuro/(American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons)

• Find a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician http://www.e-aapmr.org/imis/imisonline/findphys/find.cfm(American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Organizations

• American Heart Association http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1200000

• American Stroke Association http://www.strokeassociation.org/

• National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/Also available in Spanish http://espanol.ninds.nih.gov/

• National Stroke Association http://www.stroke.org/

Newsletters/Print Publications

• Stroke Connection Magazine http://www.strokeassociation.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=2533(American Stroke Association)

Statistics

• FastStats: Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/stroke.htm(National Center for Health Statistics)

• Heart Disease and Stroke Maps http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/giscvh2/(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

• Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics -- 2009 Update http://www.americanheart.org/downloadable/heart/1240250946756LS-1982%20Heart%20and%20Stroke%20Update.042009.pdf(American Heart Association) - PDF

• Stroke http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/library/fs_stroke.htm(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

• Stroke Facts 2007: All Americans http://www.americanheart.org/downloadable/heart/116861536399455-1044%20AllAm%20Span%20StrokeFacts07_loRes.pdf(American Heart Association) - PDF

MedlinePlus Magazine

• "Know Stroke" Campaign http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/summer07/articles/summer07pg7.html

• Kirk Douglas: "My Stroke of Luck" http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/summer07/articles/summer07pg8-9.html

• Two Kinds of Stroke http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/summer07/articles/summer07pg6.html

• Understanding Stroke http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/summer07/articles/summer07pg4-5.html

Children

• Pediatric Stroke Center http://www.strokecenter.org/peds/(Washington University, School of Medicine)

• Stroke http://kidshealth.org/kid/grownup/conditions/stroke.html(Nemours Foundation)

• Strokes http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/brain/strokes.html(Nemours Foundation)

Women

• Stroke is a Woman's Problem Too http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=2857(American Stroke Association)

• Women and Stroke: Unique Symptoms in Women http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=WOMSYMP(National Stroke Association)

Seniors

• Stroke http://nihseniorhealth.gov/stroke/toc.html(National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)