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2011-06-06 19:59:25

The ABCD2 score used to identify people at risk of stroke after suffering a transient ischemic attack "” a "mini" or "warning" stroke "” is not sensitive enough to distinguish between high- and low-risk patients and has limited clinical application, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101668.pdf. The ABCD2 score (Age, Blood pressure, Clinical features, Duration of symptoms and Diabetes) is commonly...

2011-04-26 14:35:51

Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may help clot-busting drugs treat strokes, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The research involved 31 patients with ischemic stroke, a disorder when a clot blocks blood flow to part of the brain. In 12 patients who were already taking statins to control their cholesterol, blood flow returned to the blocked areas of the brain more completely and quickly. "We've known that patients on statins have...

2011-04-19 13:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangart, Inc., today announced that it recently received more than $50 million in new equity funding from existing investors, led by Leucadia National Corporation. The most recent investment brings the total funding raised by the company since its inception in 1998 to more than $230 million. This financing round also included warrants which, if exercised, could provide up to an additional $50 million in future funding. Funds raised in this Series...

2011-04-12 12:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quanterix Corporation, enabling a new generation of diagnostics based on revolutionary Single Molecule Array (SiMoA(TM)) technology, today announced that significant elevations in blood levels of amyloid beta (Abeta) 42 peptide, a component of the plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, were detected in patients who experienced hypoxia (inadequate supply of oxygen to the brain) following cardiac arrest. The ability of SiMoA to...

2011-03-31 08:51:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- From the invention of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were both first used to treat peripheral arterial disease in the legs, to drug-coated stents, balloon angioplasty, ozone generators and radiofrequency ablation and clot-removing devices of today "“ interventional radiologists have continued to shape and change the medical landscape and improve patient care. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause...

2011-03-02 12:45:01

Many people suffer from a devastating condition known as critical limb ischemia (CLI) that can lead to muscle wasting and even amputation. The disease is linked to the blockage of blood flow to the skeletal muscle and current treatment options include rehabilitative exercise and surgical bypass of blood vessels. New preclinical research suggests there may be a way to restore blood supply in skeletal muscle without traditional intervention. Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science...

2011-02-21 08:11:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Whether or not you're a fan of Indian, Southeast Asian or Middle Eastern food, stroke researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center say you might become fond of one of their key spices. Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid of the popular Indian spice turmeric, which is a member of the ginger family.  Turmeric is currently being investigated for possible benefits in Alzheimer's disease, cancer, arthritis, and other clinical disorders as well. In the latter half...

2011-02-15 08:17:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --- A new study found that patients with a lower socioeconomic status, have more severe strokes. Ischemic strokes occur when a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain is blocked. According to the American Stroke Association, ischemic strokes account for 87 percent of all stroke cases. This study found that poorer people have more serious ischemic strokes, than do wealthier people. The study was led by Dawn Kleindorfer, M.D., an associate professor in the Department of...

2011-02-10 20:44:10

Results show how adult stem cell therapy reduces inflammatory damage Medical researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) presented new research results at the American Heart Association International Stroke Conference that demonstrated how MultiStem®, a novel stem cell therapy being developed by Athersys, Inc. provided multiple benefits when administered in preclinical models of ischemic stroke. The study, conducted by leading...

2011-02-10 12:14:39

Study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center presented at American Heart Association International Stroke Conference Whether or not you're fond of Indian, Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern food, stroke researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center think you may become a fan of one of their key spices. The scientists created a new molecule from curcumin, a chemical component of the golden-colored spice turmeric, and found in laboratory experiments that it affects mechanisms that protect and help...


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