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2012-07-13 02:22:21

ALPINE, N.J., July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ProTron Technologies has developed a breakthrough diagnostic apparatus for detecting cerebro-vasacular diseases such as aneurysms or atherosclerotic plaque. The patented Stethotron® Cerebral Stethoscope is the physician's first line of defense against ruptured aneurysms. "Prevention is the best cure," says Dr. Leon Dondysh, inventor of the Cerebral Stethoscope. "Atherosclerotic plaque, the narrowing of blood vessels, causes audible turbulence...

2012-07-09 16:28:35

Systemic complications include life-threatening thoracic aortic disease Research teams from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Paris, France have discovered a gene defect linked to a cluster of systemic complications, including life-threatening thoracic aortic disease and intracranial aneurysms. The new syndrome is similar, but distinct from known syndromes such as Marfan and Loeys-Dietz syndrome. Genome-wide analysis of two unrelated families, one...

2012-07-06 10:12:05

Rescreening men at least once likely to be a cost-effective option Aneurysm screening for men aged over 65 is cost effective and rescreening those at highest risk, at least once, should be considered, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. Abdominal aortic aneurysms (caused by ballooning of the artery wall) usually occur in men aged between 65 and 75 years old and are more common among smokers. If the artery wall ruptures, the risk of death is high, but aneurysms at risk of...

2012-07-02 06:24:42

TUSTIN, Calif., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroVention, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Terumo Corporation, today announced that enrollment has begun in the Hydrogel Endovascular Aneurysm Treatment (HEAT) clinical trial, a study of the use of coiling technologies to treat intracranial aneurysms. This prospective, randomized, international multicenter trial is designed to compare clinical outcomes in patients treated with the new generation of the MicroVention hydrogel coils to those...

2012-06-15 02:25:13

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When Maria Ross' husband found his healthy and active wife unconscious on the bathroom floor, the pair had no idea they would embark on a journey into the world of brain injury, learning more about how trauma affects the brain - and your identity - than they ever cared to know. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120615/CG25368) Ross, an entrepreneurial branding consultant, speaker and writer, nearly died in 2008 at age 35 when an...

2012-05-29 05:16:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There has been controversy over the effectiveness of magnesium treatment for preventing poor outcomes in those who have had a hemorrhagic stroke. After an international randomized trial and meta-analysis, the controversy could end. "Intravenous magnesium does not affect outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Subgroup analyses did not identify a subgroup of patients who might benefit from magnesium treatment“¦therefore routine administration of...

2012-05-17 02:24:52

U-M neurosurgeon co-authors new national guidelines for treatment of subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of "bleeding stroke" ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People with bleeding brain aneurysms have the best chance of survival and full recovery if they receive aggressive emergency treatment from a specialized team at a hospital that treats a large number of patients like them every year, according to new guidelines just published by the American Stroke...

2012-05-16 02:28:58

LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc., a Los Angeles-based medical device company, today announced that its majority-owned subsidiary, NSVascular, Inc. (NSV), acquired a portfolio of patents and related trade secrets covering the fabrication of Thin-Film Nitinol (TFN) from TiNi Alloy Company, including U.S. Patent No. 6,746,890 entitled "Three Dimensional Thin Film Devices and Methods of Fabrication," an important piece of the portfolio covering the production of...

2012-05-15 11:30:52

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is an effective, noninvasive method for monitoring patients who undergo endovascular repair for abdominal aortic aneurysms, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology. "Our findings support the addition of contrast-enhanced ultrasound as a complementary tool in the follow-up of these patients," said Rosa Gilabert, M.D., Ph.D., from the Hospital Clinic at the University of Barcelona in Spain. An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when the large...

2012-05-15 05:16:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Monitoring aneurysms with a less invasive option! Researchers are saying a simple contrast ultrasound is the answer. An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when the large blood vessel that supplies blood to the abdomen, pelvis and legs becomes abnormally large or balloons outward. Abdominal aortic aneurysms can occur in anyone, but are most commonly found in men over the age of 60 with one or more risk factors. The aneurysm places stress on the wall of the aorta...