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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Black and Hispanic People May Be More Likely to Have a Second Hemorrhagic Stroke than Whites

Results from a study published online in the journal Neurology suggest that black and Hispanic people may be more likely to have a second hemorrhagic stroke compared to white people who have had a hem…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

FDA Grants Clearance for Fully Implantable Wireless Intracranial Pressure Sensor

The AURA intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring system (Branchpoint Technologies, Irvine, CA) has been granted clearance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This first of kind system is fully i…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

FDA Clears Next-Generation Stent Retriever to Treat Ischemic Stroke

Cerenovus, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Embotrap II revasculariza…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Poor Blood-Pressure Control Related to More Lacunar Strokes at Earlier Age

While elevated blood pressure is a well-established risk factor for stroke, there has been debate regarding the roll of elevated blood pressure in lacunar stroke with some studies suggesting that hype…

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

FDA Issues Recommendation on Neurovascular Stents Used for Stent-Assisted Coiling of Unruptured Brain Aneurysm

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a letter to health care providers that gives recommendations on patient selection and use of neurovascular stents for stent-assisted coiling (SAC) …

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Get Ahead of Stroke Campaign Improves Triage and Transport in Tennessee

The Get Ahead of Stroke campaign is an initiative from the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) designed to improve national public education and systems of care for patients experiencing and…

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Arterial Stiffness is Associated with Amyloid-Beta Deposition and Lower Brain Volume in Alzheimer Disease-Susceptible Regions

Results from the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC)-neurocognitive study published today (Neurology. 2018;published online ahead of print March 16, 2018) show an association between arterial s…

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Eating whole grains, leafy greens, and fruits is correlated with lower depression rate as well as lowered stroke risk.

A study of the effects of the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) diet shows that people who eat vegetables, fruit, and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time. The study …

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Stryker's Trevo Retriever Now Indicated for Treating Stroke Up to 24 Hours From Symptom Onset

Stryker has announced that its Trevo Retriever device has received an expanded indication from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a front-line treatment for patients experiencing acute ische…

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

New Treatment Guidelines for Acute Ischemic Stroke Open the “Golden Window” for Treatment to 6-24 Hours

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association announced new evidence-based guidelines (Stroke. 2018;49:published online January 24, 2018.) for treatment of adults with acute…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration Mini-Sentinal Shows Rivaroxaban Is Associated with a Lower Risk of Ischemic Stroke Vs. Warfarin

Rivaroxaban (Janssen Pharmaceuticals) is an antithrombotic medication that inhibits clotting Factor Xa. It is available in oral tablet formulation for patients at risk of, or being treated for, deep v…

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Benefits of PFO Closure Confirmed in Publication of Trial Data

Recently published data in The New England Journal of Medicine from three different studies show that closing a patent foramen ovale (PFO) significantly reduces the rate of recurrent stroke compared w…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Stroke Rates Decreasing Among Men, Steady in Women

Although stroke incidence rates are dropping overall, new findings suggest that those decreases are only seen in men. In a new study published in Neurology (published online August 9), investigators t…

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

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

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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