Latest News - Stroke & Cerebrovascular

Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Stroke & Cerebrovascular, Visual & Sensory Disturbances

Dysport Approved for Lower Limb Spasticity

The FDA has expanded the indication of Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals) to include lower limb spasticity. In a Phase 3 study, adult patients treated with Dysport following a stro…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Product Launches and Updates, Research and Publications, Stroke & Cerebrovascular

Endovascular Intervention Found Effective for "Late Window" Stroke Patients: DAWN Trial Analysis

The window for reducing disability and improving functional independence in stroke patients receiving endovascular therapy could extend as far as 24 hours, according to preliminary results from the DA…

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Friday, May 12, 2017 | Research and Publications, Stroke & Cerebrovascular

Elevated B2M Levels Tied to Ischemic Stroke Risk in Women

β2-microglobulin (B2M) levels may be an indicator of ischemic stroke risk in women, according to new findings published in Neurology (May 10). Investigators performed a nested case-control study …

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Friday, April 28, 2017 | Healthcare Trends, Research and Publications, Stroke & Cerebrovascular

AAN 2017 Meeting: Racial and Regional Disparities Identified in Endovascular Care Delivery

Access to endovascular care is significantly impacted by factors such as race, region, and hospital, according to findings presented this week at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting…

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Monday, April 17, 2017 | Healthcare Trends, Research and Publications, Stroke & Cerebrovascular

Stroke Hospitalization Rates and Risk Factors Increasing in Young Adults

Rates of acute ischemic stroke are increasing in young adults, new findings suggest (JAMA Neurology, April 10). Investigators analyzed stroke hospitalization rates as well as associated risk factors a…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Research and Publications, Stroke & Cerebrovascular

ISC 2017: STRATIS Registry Re-Affirms Benefits of Mechanical Thrombectomy from Pivotal Acute Ischemic Stroke Trials

Late-breaking results from the STRATIS (Systematic Evaluation of Patients Treated with Neurothrombectomy Devices for Acute Ischemic Stroke) registry re-affirm the benefits of mechanical thrombectomy t…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Research and Publications, Stroke & Cerebrovascular

ISC 2017: Integrative Aspiration System Compares Favorably to Stent Retrievers as Frontline Thrombectomy Therapy for Acute Stroke

New research presented at the ongoing International Stroke Conference in Houston suggests that the ADAPT (A Direct Aspiration, First Pass Technique) compares favorably to the use of stent retrievers a…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Research and Publications, Stroke & Cerebrovascular

ISC 2017: Exercise Significantly Improves Cognitive Impairment After Stroke

New research presented at the ongoing International Stroke Conference 2017 suggests that structured exercise training can significantly improve brain function in stroke survivors. Given the prevalence…

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Monday, October 31, 2016 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Stroke & Cerebrovascular

PFO Occluder Approved to Reduce Risk of Recurrent Stroke

The FDA recently approved St. Jude Medical’s Amplatzer PFO Occluder to help reduce the risk of recurrent ischemic strokes in patients diagnosed with a patent foramen ovale (PFO). The Amplatzer P…

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