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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...

2014-03-04 12:26:14

Serious Complication of Post-thrombotic Syndrome (PTS) Often Causes Lengthy Disability; Interventional Radiologists Offer Solutions Through Minimally Invasive, Image-guided Medicine FAIRFAX, Va., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) often brings with it the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), an under-recognized but serious complication that often causes long-term disability for patients. During March's DVT Awareness Month, the Society of...

2014-03-04 08:32:11

REHOVOT, Israel, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Pharm Ltd (TASE: DPRM) announced today, March 4th, 2014, the successful interim analysis of the first group of stroke patients that completed follow-up in the Phase 2 clinical study of THR-18. The interim report confirms the safety and tolerability of THR-18 at a dose of 0.18mg/kg, administered together with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in acute ischemic stroke patients. The interim report gives a green light to proceed to...

2014-02-14 11:11:55

Abstract TMP24 (Room Hall G) Hispanic stroke patients admitted to hospitals in the border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas were less likely than non-Hispanics in the same border states to receive clot-busting drugs and more likely to die, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014. Researchers analyzed stroke care for Hispanic and non-Hispanic patients according to demographics and clinical characteristics...

2014-01-31 10:48:53

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Children improved their understanding of stroke symptoms and what to do if they witness a stroke after playing a 15-minute stroke education video game, according to new research reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Researchers tested 210 9- and 10-year-old, low-income children from the Bronx, New York, on whether they could identify stroke and knew to call 9-1-1 if they saw someone having a stroke. Researchers...

2014-01-09 08:29:08

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) today has launched a 2014 national tour that will bring together physicians and medical personnel across the nation involved in stroke care to address current stroke treatment in the U.S. and the value of neurointerventional therapy in optimal stroke care delivery. Ranked the fourth leading cause of death in the United States by the American Stroke Association, stroke is a complex disease...

2013-10-25 10:22:49

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report A hands-free ultrasound device combined with a clot-busting drug was safe for ischemic stroke patients in a phase II pilot study, reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. The device is placed on the stroke patient's head and delivers ultrasound to enhance the effectiveness of the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). Unlike the traditional hand-held ultrasound probe that's aimed at a blood clot,...

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