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2012-06-04 23:00:11

Osteochondritis Dissecans is now being treated successfully at The Center for Regenerative medicine in Miami, according to Dr. A. J. Farshchian MD. Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 04, 2012 Osteochondritis Dissecans is now being treated successfully at The Center for Regenerative medicine in Miami, according to Dr. A. J. Farshchian MD. This is typically seen in adolescent males, Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) is an entity seen at the ossification centers of the bone (these areas are responsible for...

2012-05-16 11:26:40

Cardium Therapeutics' Generx product for patients myocardial ischemia and chest pains to be delivered noninvasively with standard angioplasty catheter to patients in Russia Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today announced a late-breaking poster presentation at the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 15th Annual Meeting being held May 16-19, 2012 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. The new research findings demonstrate that cardiac ischemia...

2012-05-15 11:07:41

Following a stroke, factors as varied as blood sugar, body temperature and position in bed can affect patient outcomes, Loyola University Medical Center researchers report. In a review article in the journal MedLink Neurology, first author Murray Flaster, MD, PhD and colleagues summarize the latest research on caring for ischemic stroke patients. (Most strokes are ischemic, meaning they are caused by blood clots.) "The period immediately following an acute ischemic stroke is a time of...

2012-03-09 00:50:43

A collaborative team of researchers at Children´s National Medical Center are making progress in understanding how to protect infants needing cardiac surgery from white matter injury, which impacts the nervous system. The synergistic team from the Children´s National Heart Institute and Center for Neuroscience Research at Children´s National Medical Center was led by Nobuyuki Ishibashi, MD, Joseph Scafidi, DO, Richard Jonas, MD, and Vittorio Gallo, PhD. The study, published...

2012-03-05 23:07:06

Toxic gas protects brain function in animal model LMU researchers developed a new strategy for the treatment of stroke, which could help to improve blood flow to ischemic brain. Strokes are due to a localized reduction in the blood supply to the brain, mainly due to the blockage of a vessel by a blood clot. This can lead to the death and irreversible loss of nerve cells. In about 90% of cases, no dedicated treatment is available that can effectively prevent serious damage following an...

2012-02-08 06:39:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A recent study suggests that a new scoring method, called the DRAGON score, can help doctors determine quickly who will respond well to the drug alteplase, a clot-busting drug for stroke patients. “The DRAGON score is simple and fast to perform, it has no cost, and it consists solely of factors that are known when the patient is admitted to the hospital or soon after. We found that we could determine the score in less than a minute. This can help the doctor, the...

2012-02-06 10:37:38

A genetic variant that increases the risk of a common type of stroke has been identified by scientists in a study published online in Nature Genetics today. This is one of the few genetic variants to date to be associated with risk of stroke and the discovery opens up new possibilities for treatment. Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide (more than one in 10 of all deaths, and over six million deaths annually), and also in developed countries is a major cause of chronic...


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