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How Owls Turn Their Heads 020113
2013-02-01 11:10:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Where do art and medical science meet? This year, apparently, they meet at the neck of an owl. A team of medical illustrators and neurological imaging experts from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has finally discovered how owls can almost fully rotate their heads without damaging the delicate blood vessels in their neck. Unlike most animals which are far more vulnerable to neck injuries, the nocturnal birds are able to...

2012-03-27 01:00:07

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and a multicenter team of investigators have found that carotid artery stenting (CAS) is safe and effective in patients age 70 and older. Their research showed that while the instance of adverse events (stroke, heart attack, death) increases with age in this high-risk population, in comparison to historical data, the risk remains extremely low, at 6 percent, even in those ages 85 and up. Previous studies of elderly...

2011-11-14 22:34:59

A new study shows that carotid artery stenting (CAS) following prior same-side carotid artery revascularization is safe, effective and results in lower incidences of in-hospital death, stroke and heart attack compared to first-time CAS for carotid artery stenosis. This study received "Best of Session" recognition and will be presented in an abstract format at the American Heart Association annual meeting on November 14 at 9:30 AM in Orlando, FL. "The optimal management of carotid artery...

2011-09-27 18:05:59

University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study shows older patients who undergo procedure by less experienced physicians have higher death risk Preventing a stroke by placing a stent in the carotid artery, a major artery of the head and neck, is a procedure that's skyrocketing in the United States, but the outcomes can be deadly if older patients are not in the right hands. Older patients receiving carotid artery stenting from lesser experienced physicians had an increased risk of...

2011-07-12 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has completed patient enrollment in the ASTI post-market clinical follow-up study designed to evaluate its Adapt(TM) Monorail(TM) Carotid Stent System in combination with its FilterWire EZ(TM) Embolic Protection System for treatment of carotid artery disease in patients at high risk for carotid surgery. The trial began in 2010 and has reached its enrollment goal of 100 patients at 11 sites in Europe....

2010-09-28 08:29:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Surgeons are narrowing the outcome of stroke for at least 10 years by safely operating on narrowed neck arteries.  The downside of operating on the main arteries that take blood to the brain is the 3 percent risk of immediate stroke.  But does this immediate risk outweigh the long-term benefits? Among men and women under 75 years of age who are in good health -- with the exception of a narrowed neck artery -- there are likely to be substantial benefits from...

2010-07-27 13:32:24

A review of scientific studies that compares two treatments for preventing strokes due carotid artery disease provides no clear answer on which treatment is better, a UT Southwestern Medical Center physician reports in an editorial in today's issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. "The most recent data on treatment options for carotid artery disease continue to be a mix of good and bad news," said Dr. Ethan Halm, chief of the William T. and Gay F. Solomon Division of General Internal...

2010-07-27 13:19:00

Medicare beneficiaries in some parts of the United States appear more likely to receive carotid endarterectomy, a surgical procedure to clear blockages in the artery supplying blood to the head, whereas those in other regions more often receive stents for the same condition, according to a report in the July 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Carotid endarterectomy has been the recommended treatment for patients with extracranial carotid artery...


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