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  1. Upson Introduces Tele-Stroke We're with you when every minute countsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Thomaston Times

    If you or someone you know has a stroke, faster care can mean a better outcome. That's why Upson is now in partnership with some of Atlanta's top neurologists, providing local access to board certified stroke specialists 24 hours a day.

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  2. RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Receives Israeli Patent Acceptance...Read the original story

    23 hrs ago | BioSpace

    Damage can be caused to the heart attack or stroke patient when doctors open the vessel to restore blood flow to the tissue. This increased blood flow is commonly attained using medical devices such as stents, drugs known as "clot busters," and by cardiac bypass and neuro surgeries.

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  3. RegeneRx Receives Israeli Patent Acceptance Notice for the Use of TB4 ...Read the original story

    7 hrs ago | Freshnews

    RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has received a patent acceptance notice from the Israeli patent office with claims for administering Thymosin beta 4 to prevent or reduce tissue damage caused by an increase in blood flow, as is often the case when cardiac vessels are opened after a blockage causing a heart attack or in similar circumstances when treating stroke victims. Damage can be caused to the heart attack or stroke patient when doctors open the vessel to restore blood flow to the tissue.

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  4. Stroke Center Achieves New "Elite Plus" National AwardRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Newswise

    Ben Taub Hospital is the recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The GuidelinesA - Stroke Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award. The newly created elite award means the hospital achieved high marks for response and care provided for acute ischemic strokes, the most common stroke-87 percent of all cases-in America.

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  5. Exciting new stroke drug with UPEI connection reaches Phase 3 clinical trials across CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | UPEI News

    National Phase 3 clinical trials have begun for the most promising new stroke treatment in decades. Paramedics at five hospitals across the country are testing NA-1: a drug that had some of its most important early testing right here at UPEI by a team including Dr. Tracy Doucette, Dr. Catherine Ryan , and Dr. Andrew Tasker .

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  6. Blood test can help identify stroke risk following heart surgeryRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found. An acutely elevated level of blood urea nitrogen - a measure of kidney function detected through blood testing - was the most powerful predictor of postoperative stroke among the study's subjects.

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  7. Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost RiskRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MedicineNet

    Using stents rather than medication alone to keep narrowed arteries open in the brain may actually increase patients' risk of stroke , according to the results of a new trial. The study involved more than 100 patients at risk of stroke because of what's called intracranial arterial stenosis -- plaque build-up in the artery walls in the brain.

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  8. Use of stent, compared to medications, increases risk of stroke in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WauwatosaNOW.com

    A researcher and physician at the Medical College of Wisconsin has learned that among patients with symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis , the use of a balloon-expandable stent compared with medical therapy resulted in an increased incidence of stroke or transient ischemic attack . Osama Zaidat, M.D., M.S., associate professor of neurology and neurosurgery at MCW and director of the neurointerventional program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, is the lead author of the study, which is published in the March 24/31 issue of JAMA.

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  9. Brain Stents May Increase Stroke RiskRead the original story

    Yesterday | InteliHealth

    News Review From Harvard Medical School -- Brain Stents May Increase Stroke Risk Propping open a narrowed artery in the brain actually may lead to more strokes than giving medicines alone, a study has found. The study included 112 people.

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  10. Use of balloon-expandable stent compared with medical therapy increases stroke riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Medical News

    Among patients with symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis , the use of a balloon-expandable stent compared with medical therapy resulted in an increased of stroke or transient ischemic attack , according to a study in the March 24/31 issue of JAMA . Intracranial arterial stenosis is a common cause of stroke worldwide.

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  11. Burscough teenager walks to five football grounds to raise cash for charityRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Southport Visiter

    A teenager has walked to five football grounds to raise cash to help her father who suffered from a stroke. Rebecca Winrow, 19, decided to trek 40 miles from Burnley Football Ground to Preston North End, stopping at Accrington Stanley, Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool FC earlier this month.

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  12. Mixed methods feasibility study for a trial of blood pressure...Read the original story

    Yesterday | Trials Journal

    Mixed methods feasibility study for a trial of blood pressure telemonitoring for people who have had stroke/transient ischaemic attack NHS Lothian, C/O Telescot Programme, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9DX, UK Background Good blood pressure control reduces the risk of recurrence of stroke/transient ischaemic attack . Although there is strong evidence that BP telemonitoring helps achieve good control, none of the major trials have considered the effectiveness in stroke/TIA survivors.

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  13. Region 8 hospital provides modern care for stroke patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KAIT-TV

    JONESBORO, AR - NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital is teaming up with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to provide the very latest in emergency care for stroke patients. Arkansas Saves is a program that uses a high-speed video communications system.

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  14. VISSIT: Another Failure for an Intracranial Stenosis InterventionRead the original story

    Yesterday | Journal Watch

    Treatment of symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis with a balloon-expandable stent had no benefit in the VISSIT trial, published in JAMA . Over 100 patients with intracranial stenosis and a previous stroke or transient ischemic attack lasting at least 10 minutes were randomized to medical therapy either alone or with balloon-expandable stenting.

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  15. New frailty test more accurately predicts post-surgical complicationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Nurse.com

    ... 24.5% were minor and 14% were major. Among the issues patients experienced were wound infection, pneumonia, stroke and death. Researchers found that using just two of the criteria for frailty testing - grip strength and involuntary weight loss were ...

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  16. Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke Actually Boost Risk: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | News Max

    Using stents rather than medication alone to keep narrowed arteries open in the brain may actually increase patients' risk of stroke, according to the results of a new trial. The study involved more than 100 patients at risk of stroke because of what's called intracranial arterial stenosis -- plaque build-up in the artery walls in the brain.

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  17. Outcomes for stent vs medications for narrowed artery within the brainRead the original story

    Tuesday | Science Daily

    Among patients with symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis , the use of a balloon-expandable stent compared with medical therapy resulted in an increased of stroke or transient ischemic attack , according to a new study. Among patients with symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis , the use of a balloon-expandable stent compared with medical therapy resulted in an increased of stroke or transient ischemic attack , according to a study in the March 24/31 issue of JAMA .

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  18. Study compares outcomes for stent vs. medications for narrowed artery within the brainRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | PhysOrg Weblog

    Among patients with symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis , the use of a balloon-expandable stent compared with medical therapy resulted in an increased of stroke or transient ischemic attack , according to a study in the March 24/31 issue of JAMA . Intracranial arterial stenosis is a common cause of stroke worldwide.

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  19. Study Compares Outcomes for Stent vs Medications For Narrowed Artery Within the BrainRead the original story

    Tuesday | Newswise

    Among patients with symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis , the use of a balloon-expandable stent compared with medical therapy resulted in an increased of stroke or transient ischemic attack , according to a study in the March 24/31 issue of JAMA . Intracranial arterial stenosis is a common cause of stroke worldwide.

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  20. Study: Blood test can predict postoperative stroke risk following cardiac surgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Medical News

    The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found. An acutely elevated level of blood urea nitrogen - a measure of kidney function detected through blood testing - was the most powerful predictor of postoperative stroke among the study's subjects.

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