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2013-03-14 17:23:00

When someone has a stroke, time equals brain. The longer a stroke is left untreated, the more brain tissue is lost. Since the only proven treatment – a clot-busting drug – works in less than half of patients, stroke physicians had high hopes for a mechanical device that could travel through the blocked blood vessel to retrieve or break up the clot, restoring blood flow to the brain. But in a recently completed multi-site trial in which UCLA served as the clinical coordinating...

2013-03-13 15:21:24

Rate of brain hemorrhage in stroke patients given tPA isn't meaningfully higher Millions of Americans take aspirin or other drugs every day to reduce their risk of heart attacks or other problems caused by blood clots. But when one of them suffers a stroke caused by a clot in their brain, some emergency teams might hesitate to give a powerful clot-busting medication called tPA -- for fear that the combination of drugs might cause dangerous brain bleeding. Now, a University of...

2013-03-12 22:59:56

STREAM trial: Treatment with tenecteplase before hospital transfer benefits some A clot-busting therapy may benefit some heart attack patients who cannot have immediate angioplasty, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session. "Drug therapy before transfer is at least as effective as [angioplasty], and an urgent catheterization was avoided in two-thirds of patients," said Frans Van de Werf, MD, PhD, professor of cardiology...

2013-02-13 23:03:52

NeuroCareTech introduces First iPhone app designed by a doctor for doctors´ clinical use to help rapidly determine stroke patient eligibility for life-saving treatment called tPA. BrainAttack App processes eligibility data accurately and more quickly, while reducing to minutes the time required by emergency room physicians to determine tPA eligibility Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 Emergency room staff, neurologists and other mid-level health care providers racing...

2013-02-12 10:23:42

But prompt identification and outcomes can improve outcomes Strokes that occur during or shortly after surgery can be devastating, resulting in longer hospital stays and increased risks of death or long-term disability. But prompt identification and treatment of such strokes can improve neurologic outcomes, according to an article in the journal Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics by Loyola University Medical Center stroke specialists Sarkis Morales-Vidal, MD and Michael Schneck, MD....

2012-12-21 14:32:40

Johns Hopkins researchers find way to accurately measure blood-brain barrier damage Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a new way of looking at standard MRI scans that more accurately measures damage to the blood-brain barrier in stroke victims, a process they hope will lead to safer, more individualized treatment of blood clots in the brain and better outcomes. The blood-brain barrier is a unique shielding of blood vessels that limits the passage of molecules from the blood stream...

2012-12-12 05:01:12

Some stroke patients may benefit from cerebral angioplasty and stent placement, according to a new study published online Tuesday, December 11, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 Some stroke patients may benefit from cerebral angioplasty and stent placement, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. “As many as 70 percent of ischemic stroke patients could have positive clinical outcomes with the additional use of intra-arterial...

2012-12-11 15:07:58

Some stroke patients may benefit from cerebral angioplasty and stent placement, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. "As many as 70 percent of ischemic stroke patients could have positive clinical outcomes with the additional use of intra-arterial revascularization using stents," said Martin Roubec, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist in the Comprehensive Stroke Center at the University Hospital Ostrava in the Czech Republic. Ischemic stroke, the most common form...

2012-12-04 12:04:38

In a study in mice, scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a new potential therapy that may reduce brain damage following stroke in type 2 diabetic patients. The suggested drug is already approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, the scientists hope that this new results, presented in the scientific journal Diabetes, also opens up the possibility to decrease brain injury after stroke in other patient groups with a high stroke risk. Stroke is when part...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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