Sarraj leads global clinical trial for stroke

Starting this month, a worldwide clinical trial to evaluate endovascular thrombectomy efficacy and safety in acute stroke patients with large ischemic core infarcts will get underway under the leadership of Amrou Sarraj, MD, associate professor of neurology. The trial, SELECT 2 (A Randomized Controlled Trial to Optimize Patient’s Selection for Endovascular Treatment in Acute Ischemic […]


brain UTHealth launches study to compare general anesthesia, sedation in stroke treatment

A new study led by Peng Roc Chen, M.D., associate professor of neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), aims to determine whether sedation or general anesthesia during endovascular therapy for acute stroke is associated with better outcomes for stroke patients.


Clinical trial uses stem cells to treat stroke patients

A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a stem cell product injected directly into the brain to treat chronic motor deficits from ischemic stroke has begun at McGovern Medical School.


Stomp out Stroke set for May 6

The fifth annual Stomp Out Stroke Festival to raise stroke awareness will be hosted by the The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Stroke Team from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at Discovery Green, Jones Lawn, 1500 McKinney St. The free, fun event will provide lifesaving information about stroke prevention and treatment and will include free health screenings. Register today at http://www.strokefestival.org/.


Neurology shines at International Stroke Conference

As the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference 2017 wrapped up its first ever conference in Houston, McGovern faculty took home more than just a host of memories.


Study: Clot-busting meds safe for those who wake up with stroke

Using a clot-busting medication to treat people who wake up with symptoms of stroke was safe and should be studied further to see how effective it might be for a population that otherwise has few treatment options, according to McGovern Medical School researchers.


The fourth annual Stroke Fest will be held April 30. UTHealth Stroke Festival May 14 at Buffalo Bayou Park

The fourth annual Stomp Out Stroke Festival to raise stroke awareness will be hosted by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Stroke Team from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the Water Works, Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine St.


NIH grant studies treatment for stroke-related speech impairment

Neuroscientists have been awarded a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to explore a leading-edge treatment for speech problems experienced by many people following a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological disorder.


Swipe out stroke seeks patients

There’s an app to stay healthy following stroke?