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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...

2011-03-19 00:00:28

Dr. George Rappard's Site is cleared to begin enrolling patients in new study. This clinical trial is the first U.S. study involving the use of the patient's own stem cells, infused into the brain as a regenerative therapy, two weeks after a stroke. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2011 The Los Angeles Brain and Spine Institute, directed by George Rappard, is the first to study brain stem cell infusion as a stroke treatment. The trial will be conducted using using Aldagen Inc's ALD-401, a...

2011-02-21 14:35:46

Study finds higher cholesterol levels only increase risk of stroke in men A study by researchers in Denmark revealed that increasing levels of non-fasting triglycerides are associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in men and women. Higher cholesterol levels were associated with greater stroke risk in men only. Details of this novel, 33-year study are now available online in Annals of Neurology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Neurological...

2011-02-19 00:00:44

Stemedica announced today that it has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) to initiate a Stemedica clinical study entitled, "A Phase I/II, Multi-Center, Open-Label Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability and Preliminary Efficacy of a Single Intravenous Dose of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Bone Marrow Cells to Subjects With Ischemic Stroke". San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2011 Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., a leader in...

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 16:39:03

First-of-its-kind model considers disease risk factors to assess likelihood of death in stroke patients Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto have developed a new tool that will help doctors predict the probability of death in patients after an ischemic stroke. The study, published in the journal Circulation, found that the tool determined the likelihood of death in stroke patients 30 days and one year after an ischemic...

2011-02-09 13:49:00

The number of acute ischemic stroke hospitalizations among middle-aged and older men and women fell between 1994 and 2007, but sharply increased among those under age 35 "” including teens and children "” according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011. Analysts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reviewing hospitalization data by age and gender, identified declining rates of 51 percent in girls...

2011-02-09 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Medical, Inc. today announced that the first patients were enrolled in TREVO 2 (Thrombectomy REvascularization of large Vessel Occlusions) at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon and at Capital Health in Trenton, New Jersey. Oregon Health & Science enrolled the first patient in TREVO 2 and Capital Health was first to use the Trevo device. TREVO 2 is a pivotal clinical trial investigating the safety and...

2010-12-17 13:38:22

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Study Highlights:     * Nearly two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries discharged from hospitals after ischemic stroke die or are readmitted within one year.    * In-hospital death rates for ischemic stroke patients are nearly 15 percent within 30 days of admission and more than 30 percent within one year of admission; 61.9 percent of patients are readmitted or die within a year after...

2010-11-11 08:00:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Understanding the cause of ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, and having the potential of speeding the delivery of life-saving treatments, may all be possible with multidetector computed tomography (CT). "Our results suggest that multidetector CT could become the first-line imaging tool for identifying the cause of acute ischemic stroke," Loic Boussel, the study's lead author, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology at Louis Pradel Hospital in Bron, France, was...


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