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2012-02-17 16:14:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research looks at whether clot-busting drugs can safely be given to children who have strokes. The research was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to April 28, 2012. In adults, the clot-busting drugs can reduce disability if given within a few hours after stroke symptoms begin. But few studies have looked at whether the drugs are safe for...

2012-02-08 06:39:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A recent study suggests that a new scoring method, called the DRAGON score, can help doctors determine quickly who will respond well to the drug alteplase, a clot-busting drug for stroke patients. “The DRAGON score is simple and fast to perform, it has no cost, and it consists solely of factors that are known when the patient is admitted to the hospital or soon after. We found that we could determine the score in less than a minute. This can help the doctor, the...

2012-02-07 10:13:51

A new scoring method can help doctors quickly decide which stroke patients will respond well to the clot-busting drug alteplase, according to a study published in the February 7, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The DRAGON score was 86 percent accurate in predicting the outcome three months after people had the stroke and received the drug within four-and-a-half hours after their first stroke symptoms. "The DRAGON score is...

2012-02-03 19:00:24

An experimental device for removing blood clots in stroke patients dramatically outperformed the standard mechanical treatment, according to research presented by UCLA Stroke Center director Dr. Jeffrey L. Saver at the American Stroke Association's 2012 international conference in New Orleans on Feb. 3. The SOLITAIRE Flow Restoration Device is among an entirely new generation of devices designed to remove blood clots from blocked brain arteries in patients experiencing stroke. It has a...

2012-02-03 19:00:01

An experimental blood clot-removing device outperformed the FDA-approved MERCI; retriever device, according to late-breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association´s 2012 International Stroke Conference. The SOLITAIRE; Flow Restoration Device is a self-expanding stent-based design that mechanically removes blood clots from blocked vessels after a stroke. After insertion into the clot using a thin tube, or catheter, the device traps the clot then both device and clot are...

2012-02-03 19:00:55

CT-guided catheters carry clot-busting drug to shrink clots, Johns Hopkins-led study shows Johns Hopkins neurologists report success with a new means of getting rid of potentially lethal blood clots in the brain safely without cutting through easily damaged brain tissue or removing large pieces of skull. The minimally invasive treatment, they report, increased the number of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) who could function independently by 10 to 15 percent six months...

2012-02-01 12:32:42

Clot-busting drugs may be safe for patients who wake up experiencing stroke symptoms, according to preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012. In "wake-up" stroke, the person wakes up with symptoms after going to sleep with none. Not knowing when the stroke began excludes these patients from anti-clotting drugs that must be given within 4.5 hours of the beginning of the stroke. "Because wake-up strokes are common, occurring...

2011-12-21 14:37:00

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Joseph's Hospital Interventional Neuroradiologist Matthew Berlet, M.D. and Interventional Radiologist Glenn Stambo, M.D. are among the first in the county to treat acute ischemic stroke patients using a new device that rapidly restores blood flow to the brain. The Trevo(TM) is a minimally invasive catheter system that uses Stentriever(TM) technology to remove the blood clots that cause stroke. St. Joseph's is the only hospital in...

2011-12-19 07:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerevast Therapeutics Inc., a privately held medical technology company, announced today that it has received CE mark clearance of its SonoLysis Headframe System, the Clotbust ER(TM)( )providing approval to commercialize the product in Europe. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111219/SF24705LOGO) The Clotbust ER(TM) is a first-in-class ultrasound device for the treatment of ischemic stroke, representing a novel...

2011-11-17 03:41:20

People with a history of stroke or diabetes who were given clot-busting drugs to break up blood clots after stroke fared better than those who did not receive the drugs, according to a study published in the November 16, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "The use of these drugs, called thrombolytic therapy, can limit damage and disability due to blood clots," said study author Kennedy R. Lees, MD, of the University of Glasgow in...