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2014-04-23 09:46:08

Study finds jump in patients receiving clot-busting drug within 'golden hour' Administering a clot-dissolving drug to stroke victims quickly — ideally within the first 60 minutes after they arrive at a hospital emergency room — is crucial to saving their lives, preserving their brain function and reducing disability. Given intravenously, tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) is currently the only Food and Drug Administration–approved therapy shown to improve outcomes for patients...

2014-04-23 09:38:28

The majority of adults surveyed indicated they would want administration of clot-dissolving medications if incapacitated by a stroke, a finding that supports clinicians' use of this treatment if patient surrogates are not available to provide consent, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue. "In life-threatening emergencies involving incapacitated patients without surrogates, clinicians may intervene without obtaining informed consent, applying the...

2014-04-23 09:33:59

In a study that included more than 71,000 stroke patients, implementation of a quality initiative was associated with improvement in the time to treatment and a lower risk of in-hospital death, intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain), and an increase in the portion of patients discharged to their home, according to the study appearing in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue. Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA; an enzyme that helps dissolve clots)...

2014-02-21 08:25:45

Stryker Continues Rapid Innovation with a Second Generation Fully Visible Stent Retriever to Treat Acute Ischemic Stroke KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker announces the global launch of the new Trevo®( )XP ProVue Retriever. The Trevo XP ProVue Retriever expands the ProVue Retriever line with additional size and shape options for physicians. The Trevo ProVue Retrievers are the world's first stent retrievers with full-length visibility and are built on Trevo...

2013-11-28 23:04:59

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: EpiCast Report: Acute Ischemic Stroke - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022. London (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 EpiCast Report: Acute Ischemic Stroke - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 Summary Stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is blocked or interrupted, either by blood clots or ruptured blood vessels, depriving the brain of oxygen and nutrients, ultimately leading to the death of brain cells. Stroke is a major cause of...

2013-09-20 23:20:34

This report says the Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) EpiCast Report and EpiCast Model provide an overview of the risk factors, comorbidities and the global epidemiological trends for AIS in the six major markets (6MM: US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK). Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is blocked or interrupted, either by blood clots or ruptured blood vessels, depriving the brain of oxygen and nutrients, ultimately leading to the...

2013-06-19 14:00:03

In a study that included nearly 60,000 patients with acute ischemic stroke, thrombolytic treatment (to help dissolve a blood clot) that was started more rapidly after symptom onset was associated with reduced in-hospital mortality and intracranial hemorrhage and higher rates of independent walking ability at discharge and discharge to home, according to a study in the June 19 issue of JAMA. "Intravenous (IV) tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) is a treatment of proven benefit for...

2013-05-28 23:02:39

Doctors from eight different medical societies recently published effective guidelines for endovascular treatment of severe cases acute ischemic stroke through JVIR (Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology). Orem, Utah (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 When it comes to treating a stroke, time is everything. Each passing second counts, and after a patient is admitted, treatment must begin immediately. How treatment of a stroke is managed is a matter of life and death. Treatment options are...


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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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