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2012-02-03 19:00:38

An innovative approach to genome screening has provided clues about rare mutations that may make people susceptible to brain aneurysms, predisposing them to brain bleeds, according to preliminary late-breaking research presented at the American Stroke Association´s International Stroke Conference 2012. For the first time, scientists applied a process called whole exome sequencing to seek gene mutations in families in which multiple relatives have intracranial aneurysms, a condition in...

2012-02-01 12:31:45

An experimental drug, clazosentan, reduced the risk of blood vessel spasm in patients with a brain aneurysm, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012. In patients with a subarachnoid hemorrhage, even after the burst weak spot in the vessel is closed, irritation from the initial bleeding can cause blood vessels to constrict, cutting off normal blood supply and resulting in even more brain damage. This is often called a "second...

2011-12-29 06:30:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Before now, the only way to treat a wide-neck aneurysm was to undergo brain surgery. A novel device approved by the FDA made it possible to close wide-neck aneurysms that press against the optic nerve in the eye without risks, pain and longer recovery of major surgery. Aneurysms, weak areas of arteries that balloon out, can have catastrophic brain-damaging and life-threatening consequences if they burst. With very small aneurysms, the risks of intervention may be...

2011-11-07 19:53:08

Preserving a lost art A microsurgical procedure that has lost some ground to advances in endovascular therapy still plays a critical role in the management of selected neurovascular disorders, according to a University Hospitals Case Medical Center neurosurgeon who performs the procedure. "Though its indications are rare, the ability to perform brain bypass correctly can make all the difference for certain patients who have complex brain aneurysms or other cerebrovascular disorders,"...

2011-11-05 01:15:59

University of British Columbia researchers have developed new technology for monitoring brain aneurysms — an approach that is potentially less invasive and more accurate than current methods, and one that is simple enough for patients to use at home for frequent monitoring. Brain aneurysms occur when the weak wall of an artery carrying blood to the brain begins to bulge and balloon out. If the artery ruptures, the hemorrhage can lead to stroke, brain damage or death. To create a plug...

2011-10-03 16:45:00

On Friday, September 23rd, the United States Senate passed a resolution declaring September National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 The Brain Aneurysm Foundation announced that on Friday, September 23rd, the United States Senate passed a resolution declaring September National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. Senate Resolution 248, introduced by Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and co-sponsored by Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) is...

2011-09-19 23:10:29

The Neurocritical Care Society is releasing a comprehensive set of guidelines this week to guide physicians and hospitals on how to optimally care for patient's ruptured brain aneurysms. One of the strongest recommendations is that all patients receive specialized care at high-volume stroke centers that treat at least 60 cases per year. Subarachnoid hemorrhage strikes without warning and results from rupture of an artery supplying the brain. Thirty percent do not survive, and half of those...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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