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2011-07-26 21:08:30

Stent makes 'coiling' surgery more promising option The addition of a simple stent can help prevent potentially lethal blood vessel bulges in the brain from recurring after they are repaired in a minimally invasive "coiling" procedure, according to new research by Johns Hopkins physicians. A report on the research, published in the July Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, could make coiling a more viable option for the 30,000 people diagnosed with brain aneurysms each year in the United...

2011-07-18 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc., a Los Angeles-based medical device company, today announced the formation of a majority owned subsidiary, NSVascular, Inc. and the signing of an exclusive license with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) covering its medical applications of Thin-Film Nitinol (TFN) technology. Nitinol is a superelastic nickel and titanium alloy with unique properties that allow deformation and subsequent full recovery of the original...

2011-06-15 00:00:28

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker files resolution marking September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month in the state of Wisconsin at the recommendation of Brenda Schmittinger, a local survivor. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 On April 15, 2011 the Wisconsin State Legislature passed a resolution declaring September 2011 to be Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. The resolution is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of brain aneurysms and increase public awareness of the symptoms and...

2011-05-31 09:00:00

TUSTIN, Calif., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroVention-Terumo, Inc., a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing interventional neurovascular devices, announced today the final 18-month follow-up data in a landmark international study. The HydroCoil® Endovascular Aneurysm Occlusion and Packing Study (HELPS) published in The Lancet, showed that the HydroCoil Embolic System for treating cerebral aneurysms reduced recurrence and retreatment rates and provided...

2011-05-11 14:48:00

SAN DIEGO, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Valor Medical announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for Neucrylate AN for treating cerebral aneurysms. Neucrylate AN is a liquid embolic device that is injected through a microinfusion catheter into the aneurysm. When Neucrylate AN comes in contact with the blood in the aneurysm it immediately changes from a liquid into a porous, elastic, sponge like material. Unlike conventional micro-coils used for treating cerebral aneurysms...

2011-05-09 07:35:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Women who develop cerebral aneurysms are less likely to have taken the oral contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy, suggesting taking oestrogen could have a protective effect, according to a study. Cerebral aneurysms, weaknesses in the blood vessel walls of the brain which cause the vessels to balloon, occur more frequently in women, and it has been suggested that female hormones may play a role in their development. If the cerebral aneurysm ruptures, because...

2011-05-06 07:29:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Drinking coffee, having sex and even blowing your nose could all temporarily raise your risk of rupturing a brain aneurysm and suffering a stroke, according to a new study. Dutch researchers discovered eight main triggers that appear to increase a person's risk of having an intracranial aneurysm (IA), which is a weakness in the wall of a brain blood vessel that often causes it to balloon. If this aneurysm ruptures, it can result in a stroke. About two percent of the...

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2011-05-06 06:40:00

Can drinking coffee kill you? How about strenuous exercise or blowing your nose? These and other seemingly benign activities that we engage in everyday may just trigger a specific kind of stroke after raising your blood pressure, The Guardian reports. Nearly a quarter of all cases of a blood vessel bursting in the brain can be set in motion by these three activities. An estimated 1,800 people in Britain die from such a stroke every year. These three things topped a list of eight triggers...

2011-05-05 14:21:52

Oral contraceptive and hormone replacement therapy in women with cerebral aneurysms Women who develop cerebral aneurysms are less likely to have taken the oral contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy, suggesting taking oestrogen could have a protective effect, reveals research published in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. Cerebral aneurysms, weaknesses in the blood vessel walls of the brain which cause the vessels to balloon, occur more frequently in women, and it has...

2011-05-05 11:23:00

Study Highlights: - Drinking coffee and having sex are among eight "triggers" that appear to temporarily raise the risk of rupturing a brain aneurysm and suffering a stroke. - Other triggers include exercising vigorously, drinking cola, blowing your nose, straining to defecate, being suddenly startled or angry. - All triggers may result in a temporary increase in blood pressure DALLAS, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From drinking coffee to having sex to blowing your nose, you...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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