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2012-09-09 09:07:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online An estimated 25% of all professional volleyball players surveyed as part of a recent study demonstrated symptoms associated with a shoulder artery injury that could cause irreversible damage to a person's fingers, the Dutch authors of the study have reported. Dr. Mario Maas, senior author of the study and a radiologist at the University of Amsterdam Academic Medical Center, and colleagues began their research after having...

2012-08-29 07:55:49

The analysis of data from two Swedish registries was presented by Dr Anders Ulvenstam, and suggests that the reduction is due to improvements in AMI care. Ischemic stroke is a well known, relatively rare but potentially devastating complication following myocardial infarction. It can lead to severe neurological handicap and death for the patient and it is associated with great costs for society. "The risk of ischemic stroke after myocardial infarction has been studied previously, but...

2012-08-27 19:42:38

Successive, vigorous bouts of leg compressions following a stroke appear to trigger natural protective mechanisms that reduce damage, researchers report. Compressing then releasing the leg for several five-minute intervals used in conjunction with the clot-buster tPA, essentially doubles efficacy, said Dr. David Hess, a stroke specialist who chairs the Medical College of Georgia Department of Neurology at Georgia Health Sciences University. "This is potentially a very cheap, usable and...

2012-08-27 19:36:41

'Cyborg' tissues could merge bioengineering with electronics for drug development, implantable therapeutics A multi-institutional research team has developed a method for embedding networks of biocompatible nanoscale wires within engineered tissues. These networks–which mark the first time that electronics and tissue have been truly merged in 3D–allow direct tissue sensing and potentially stimulation, a potential boon for development of engineered tissues that incorporate...

2012-08-27 12:29:28

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, usually caused when a clot blocks an artery that supplies blood to the brain. Now the results of two multicenter studies published online in The Lancet on August 26 are giving physicians new innovative tools proven to better remove these clots that block blood flow. The TREVO 2 clinical trial, (Thrombectomy Revascularization of Large Vessel Occlusions in Acute Ischemic Stroke) showed that the Trevo Retriever, a clot-removal...

New Device Proves Better Than Standard Tool At Removing Stroke-causing Blood Clots
2012-08-27 09:48:00

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and a common cause of long-term disability in the United States, but doctors have very few proven treatment methods. Now a new device that mechanically removes stroke-causing clots from the brain is being hailed as a game-changer. In a recent clinical trial, the SOLITAIRE Flow Restoration Device dramatically outperformed the standard mechanical treatment. Findings from the trial, called SOLITAIRE With the Intention for Thrombectomy (SWIFT), are...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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