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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...

2013-02-13 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...

2013-02-05 23:02:48

TPAs in General Have Difficulties in Forecasting the Costs and Pricing of their Products Park City, UT (PRWEB) February 05, 2013 Today, Zane Benefits, Inc. published new information on Third Party Administrators (TPAs). Zane Benefits, which provides comprehensive and flexible alternatives to traditional employer sponsored health benefits, is the leader in defined contribution and health reimbursement accounts. According to Zane Benefits´ website, A Third Party Administrator (TPA) is an...

2013-02-01 09:44:29

American Stroke Association Guidelines People having an ischemic stroke should receive clot-dissolving therapy — if appropriate -- within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital, according to new American Stroke Association guidelines published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Ischemic stroke, which accounts for nine in 10 strokes, is caused by a blood clot in the arteries leading to the brain. Calling 9-1-1 immediately after recognizing any of the warning signs of...

2012-08-27 19:42:38

Successive, vigorous bouts of leg compressions following a stroke appear to trigger natural protective mechanisms that reduce damage, researchers report. Compressing then releasing the leg for several five-minute intervals used in conjunction with the clot-buster tPA, essentially doubles efficacy, said Dr. David Hess, a stroke specialist who chairs the Medical College of Georgia Department of Neurology at Georgia Health Sciences University. "This is potentially a very cheap, usable and...

New Device Proves Better Than Standard Tool At Removing Stroke-causing Blood Clots
2012-08-27 09:48:00

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and a common cause of long-term disability in the United States, but doctors have very few proven treatment methods. Now a new device that mechanically removes stroke-causing clots from the brain is being hailed as a game-changer. In a recent clinical trial, the SOLITAIRE Flow Restoration Device dramatically outperformed the standard mechanical treatment. Findings from the trial, called SOLITAIRE With the Intention for Thrombectomy (SWIFT), are...


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