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2013-11-14 08:33:46

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., and BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequent Medical, Inc. announced today the presentation of long-term results from a retrospective study of the WEB(TM) Aneurysm Embolization System at the World Federation of Interventional Neuroradiology (WFITN) Congress. The study examined mid- and long-term aneurysm occlusion rates in 45 patients treated with the WEB across 12 European centers. In this group of patients with complex wide neck...

2013-07-02 11:18:41

Cerebral aneurysms of all sizes—even small ones below seven millimeters—are 12 times more likely to rupture if they are growing in size, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. A cerebral aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in a weakened blood vessel in the brain. If an aneurysm ruptures, blood is leaked into or around the brain, which can cause brain damage or death. According to The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, an estimated 6...

2012-12-03 21:02:42

But postmarketing data raise some cautions over risks, reports neurosurgery A new technology called the Pipeline embolization device (PED) shows encouraging results in patients with certain types of difficult-to-treat brain aneurysms, reports the December issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. Data collected since the PED was approved for marketing...

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...

2012-02-01 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...

2011-10-03 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...

2011-09-14 14:00:00

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has launched a petition drive, asking supporters to petition Congress to put Brain Aneurysm Awareness on the map and designate September National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has launched a petition drive, asking supporters to petition congress to put Brain Aneurysm Awareness on the map and designate September National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. The petition, designed to raise awareness...

2011-08-09 00:00:28

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has announced the recipients of its annual research grants. In 2011, The Foundation will award $160,000 in grants to eight individuals conducting scientific research directed at early detection, improved treatment modalities, and technological advances that will ultimately improve outcomes for patients with brain aneurysms. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has announced the recipients of its annual research grants. In 2011, The...

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...

2011-05-09 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...