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2014-03-24 08:26:49

Results Show Highest Rate of Control Ever Observed with Warfarin in Real-world Setting, Surpassing Thresholds for Cost-Effectiveness of Newer Agents Identified in Five Recent Independent Studies WALTHAM, Mass., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR) today announced the publication of the largest-ever study of warfarin patient self-testing, which demonstrated that weekly International Normalized Ratio (INR) testing significantly improves control of warfarin, as measured...

Individualized Stroke Care From Bedside Optical Monitoring Of Cerebral Blood Flow
2014-03-23 14:12:57

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in Penn Arts and Sciences are now learning how head of bed (HOB) positioning affects blood flow reaching the brain. Most patients admitted to the hospital with an acute stroke are kept flat for at least 24 hours in an effort...

2014-03-21 12:24:07

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from United Concordia Dental continues to show that significant medical costs savings and reduced hospitalizations are possible when individuals with certain medical diseases or conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, or pregnancy, treat their gum disease. United Concordia's new study involved more than 338,891 individuals over a five-year period (2005-2009) with both Highmark medical insurance and United Concordia...

Researchers Discover Underlying Genetics Tied To Increased Risk For Stroke And Cardiovascular Disease
2014-03-21 10:26:43

NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute NIH-funded findings point to new potential strategies for disease prevention, treatment Scientists studying the genomes of nearly 5,000 people have pinpointed a genetic variant tied to an increased risk for stroke, and have also uncovered new details about an important metabolic pathway that plays a major role in several common diseases. Together, their findings may provide new clues to underlying genetic and biochemical influences in the...

Stroke Warning Signs Often Missed By Women
2014-03-21 08:19:13

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a recent study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2014 Scientific Sessions, many women in the United States are unaware of most warning signals for a stroke. For this study 1,205 women were surveyed by phone. Researchers found that 51 percent of women correctly identified sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the face as a warning...

2014-03-19 08:30:26

Proven Embolic Protection System Expands to Treat Carotid Artery Disease BOSTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InspireMD, Inc. ("InspireMD" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT: NSPR), a leader in embolic protection systems, today announced that it has successfully enrolled the first patient into the CARENET (CARotid Embolic protection study using microNET) multi-center European clinical trial for the new CGuard(TM) carotid embolic protection system. The CARENET clinical study is a...

2014-03-18 23:00:09

New book by author Gozil Oxley chronicles one woman’s remarkable journey as she undergoes brain surgery and experiences a very difficult recovery period. Fresno, Calif. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 According to an article in newschannel5.com, stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. A stroke caused by a brain hemorrhage is the most devastating. In fact, 75 percent of patients with this type of stroke die. Author Gozil Oxley, RN, Ph.D. reveals her story in “A Stroke of...

2014-03-16 23:02:59

Kristine Kraft, partner at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP, reports that the FDA has issued a Safety Announcement that it will investigate the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death for men using testosterone products. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 16, 2014 On January 31, 2014, the FDA issued a Safety Announcement that it will investigate the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products. The FDA reported that they have “been monitoring...

2014-03-15 23:01:19

Flood Law Group today announced that they are now investigating heart injury claims related to treatments for low testosterone, or “Low T.” The FDA has launched a formal investigation into the risk of stroke, heart attack and death associated with these treatments. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 Flood Law Group announced today that they are now actively investigating claims related to heart attacks sustained by men after undergoing treatment for low testosterone, colloquially...

Stroke Patients Benefit From Faster Treatment
2014-03-14 10:43:26

American Heart Association Every 15-minute delay in delivering a clot-busting drug after stroke robs survivors of about a month of disability-free life, according to a new study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. On the other hand, speeding treatment by just one minute means another 1.8 days of healthy life, researchers said. “‘Save a minute; save a day’ is the message from our study, which examined how even small reductions in treatment delays might benefit...


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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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