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New Stroke Guidelines Coming

February 17, 2015

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The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery plans to issue new guidelines for treatment of ischemic stroke, its president-elect said. Donald Frei, MD, a Denver-based neurosurgeon, said that based on the overwhelmingly positive results of 3 studies, intravascular thrombectomy is the best treatment for many patients with major ischemic strokes.

Patch Provides New Tool in Heart Condition Diagnosis

February 17, 2015

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There are new tools being developed everyday to help patients and healthcare professionals diagnose a wide variety of conditions. One recent study looked at the compliance levels achieved by a patch that can be used to help check a patient's heart health.

How to End Stroke Around the World

February 16, 2015

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Unlike other conditions there is no one thing that can be done to fully prevent stroke. Even with the odds stacked against them a group is working to manage the effects of stroke on a worldwide basis.

Using Genetics to Predict Stroke Recovery

February 16, 2015

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Once a patient has a stroke how they recover can be determined by several factors. Recently a team of researchers looked at whether genetics could play a role in how different patients function after the event.

Stroke Rehab: More Does Not Matter

February 16, 2015

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Patients who got twice as much rehabilitative care after a stroke did no better than peers who got usual therapy, a multi-center trial called ICARE found.

MR CLEAN: Awake Is Better

February 16, 2015

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In the MR CLEAN trials, physicians were to decide whether patients should be immobilized with general anesthesia or given local anesthesia. Presenting another look-back at MR CLEAN trial data at the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference in Nashville, Tenn. on Feb. 13, Olvert Berkhemer, MD and colleagues said their center's strong preference is for local anesthesia.

Endovascular Therapy Numbers Tell Important Story

February 16, 2015

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The more endovascular therapy is used in the treatment of stroke patients the more data there will be about its efficacy. Looking at those numbers and determining what they man can be as important as the procedures themselves.

MR. CLEAN Study Shows Simpler Path for Endovascular Therapy Part 2

February 16, 2015

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Like most other procedures, endovascular therapy comes with some inherent risks, but when managed correctly it can provide lasting results for stroke patients.

Mr. CLEAN Study Shows Simpler Path for Endovascular Therapy

February 16, 2015

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While other endovascular therapies presented at the International Stroke Conference required more specialized imaging to reach their final results the authors of one study showed that more basic work can be just as effective.

Using Mixed Models to Study Alzheimer's, Dementia

February 16, 2015

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As the population continues to age and more and more people are diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease or some other form of dementia researchers are looking into what can be done to stem the tide of further diagnoses.

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