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2011-05-10 13:14:19

Approximately 14 percent of all strokes occur during sleep, preventing many from getting clot-busting treatment, according to a study published in the May 10, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Because the only treatment for ischemic stroke must be given within a few hours after the first symptoms begin, people who wake up with stroke symptoms often can't receive the treatment since we can't determine when the symptoms...

2011-05-10 08:02:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Approximately 14 percent of all strokes occur during sleep, preventing many from getting clot-busting treatment, according to a study. "Because the only treatment for ischemic stroke must be given within a few hours after the first symptoms begin, people who wake up with stroke symptoms often can't receive the treatment since we can't determine when the symptoms started," study author Jason Mackey, M.D., of the University of Cincinnati and a member of the American...

2011-04-26 14:35:51

Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may help clot-busting drugs treat strokes, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The research involved 31 patients with ischemic stroke, a disorder when a clot blocks blood flow to part of the brain. In 12 patients who were already taking statins to control their cholesterol, blood flow returned to the blocked areas of the brain more completely and quickly. "We've known that patients on statins have...

2011-03-03 13:35:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Talecris Biotherapeutics, Inc. (TLCR) announced today that it has been granted orphan drug designation by the European Commission for the development of Plasmin (human) to treat acute peripheral arterial occlusion (aPAO). Talecris is currently investigating Plasmin in a phase II clinical trial designed to assess its ability to treat aPAO, a condition in which arterial blood flow to the extremities, usually the legs, is blocked by...

2011-02-21 08:11:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Whether or not you're a fan of Indian, Southeast Asian or Middle Eastern food, stroke researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center say you might become fond of one of their key spices. Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid of the popular Indian spice turmeric, which is a member of the ginger family.  Turmeric is currently being investigated for possible benefits in Alzheimer's disease, cancer, arthritis, and other clinical disorders as well. In the latter half...

2011-02-11 19:06:09

Rapid treatment associated with lower risk of death from acute stroke Every minute counts after the onset of a stroke. The more time that elapses before a patient receives an intravenous drug to help break up the clot that is blocking a blood vessel in the brain, the slimmer the chances of a good outcome. Less than one-third of acute stroke patients treated with the clot-busting drug, called intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), receive it within 60 minutes of their hospital...

2011-02-11 13:26:25

American Stroke Association meeting report Less than one-third of acute stroke patients treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) receive the clot-busting drug within 60 minutes of their hospital arrival, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011. The research is simultaneously published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The drug is a proven intervention for acute ischemic stroke...

2011-02-10 15:38:36

American Stroke Association meeting report Among patients who have had strokes but aren't sure when symptoms began, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help distinguish who might benefit from clot-busting drugs while facing acceptable risk, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011. Researchers used MRI techniques to screen 430 patients with unclear-onset stroke at six university hospitals in South Korea. Strokes are categorized...

2011-02-10 12:14:39

Study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center presented at American Heart Association International Stroke Conference Whether or not you're fond of Indian, Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern food, stroke researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center think you may become a fan of one of their key spices. The scientists created a new molecule from curcumin, a chemical component of the golden-colored spice turmeric, and found in laboratory experiments that it affects mechanisms that protect and help...

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2011-02-10 06:00:00

Hospitalization due to stroke rose significantly among Americans under the age of 45, particularly teenage boys and men under 34, between 1994 and 2007, according to a new study out on Wednesday. Researchers could not determine a cause for the increase in younger stroke victims, since the study only examined the number of hospitalizations, but do say the findings warrant further studies into obesity and high blood pressure. "I believe this is the first large study to report these findings,...