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2014-05-28 08:31:29

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) announced today that it has reached a comprehensive settlement of state and federal cases in the U.S. litigation regarding Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) in the amount of $650 million. "Time and again, the benefits and safety of PRADAXA have been confirmed," said Desiree Ralls-Morrison, senior vice president and general counsel, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation. "BI stands resolutely behind PRADAXA and...

2014-05-27 16:25:56

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Utilizing data obtained from Low T Center (www.lowtcenter.com) detailing the clinical experience of over 39,000 patients nationwide, Robert S. Tan M.D., William G. Reilly M.D., and Kelly Cook, PA-C recently presented research findings pertaining to testosterone patients at the 2014 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 23rd Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress. Their conclusion: "Our experience does not suggest...

2014-05-27 15:47:27

Lund University Two years ago, a new type of stem cell was discovered in the brain that has the capacity to form new cells. The same research group at Lund University in Sweden has now revealed that these stem cells, which are located in the outer blood vessel wall, appear to be involved in the brain reaction following a stroke. The findings show that the cells, known as pericytes, drop out from the blood vessel, proliferate and migrate to the damaged brain area where they are converted...

2014-05-22 12:47:07

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Researchers have uncovered how proteins found in our blood can reduce damage caused to blood vessels as we age, and in conditions such as atherosclerosis and arthritis. Calcification is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Blood vessels can harden as calcium phosphate (CaP) crystals, normally found in bones and teeth, build up in soft tissue as we age or as a result of illness. This can lead to complications in patients...

2014-05-22 08:30:46

Combination Therapy Trial Allows 80 Percent of Stroke Patients to Regain Arm and Hand Use CHICAGO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) revealed the results of a study wherein 80 percent of stroke survivor participants regained arm and hand use - 30 percent more than possible with standard therapies. The breakthrough study combines for the first time a new, non-invasive brain stimulation technique with traditional occupational therapy...

2014-05-21 08:26:15

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Ad Council release new PSAs and Spanish version of the F.A.S.T. App as part of American Stroke Month in May DALLAS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul George, swingman of the Indiana Pacers, is teaming up with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the Ad Council to raise awareness about F.A.S.T. -- an acronym used to describe common stroke signs and reinforce the need to call 9-1-1 for stroke. To view the...

2014-05-20 23:16:40

As the FDA investigates the potential risk of stroke, heart attack and death among men who use testosterone replacement therapy, the Connecticut defective drug lawyers of The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC announce they are evaluating potential testosterone therapy claims. Stamford, Connecticut (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The Connecticut defective drug lawyers of The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC are announcing that they are evaluating testosterone therapy claims on behalf of men who have suffered alleged...

2014-05-20 23:15:43

NuvaRing injuries cited in report, including deadly blood clots, heart attacks and strokes, echo allegations contained in thousands of NuvaRing lawsuit filings. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The NuvaRing lawsuit attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are pleased that a new investigative report recently aired by 3TV in Phoenix, Arizona, is bringing much needed attention to the potentially deadly side effects allegedly associated with the NuvaRing vaginal birth control ring. Among other...

2014-05-20 23:13:08

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. More needs to be done to increase awareness of stroke and stroke prevention, which is why Journeyworks Publishing is offering a sample pack of pamphlets on the top ways to lower stroke risk. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 A new study released by the American Heart Association concludes that eating more fruits and veggies can reduce the risk of stroke. To help people turn that information into action, Journeyworks...

2014-05-20 10:13:27

American Heart Association Hospitalizations and costs for treating irregular heartbeats are escalating — increasing the burden on the U.S. healthcare system, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications. Researchers, analyzing data from almost 4 million hospitalizations for atrial fibrillation in 2001-10, found: In-hospital deaths...


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Stroke
2012-05-02 19:35:56

Stroke is a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins on behalf of the American Heart Association. As of May 2012, the current editor-in-chief is Marc Fisher (University of Massachusetts Medical School). Stroke covers research on cerebral circulation and related diseases, including clinical research on assessment of risk for stroke, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, as well as rehabilitation. The audience base for Stroke includes neurologists,...

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