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Benefits of PFO Closure Confirmed in Publication of Trial Data

October 2017—Data from three different studies recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine show that closing a patent foramen ovale (PFO) significantly reduces the rate of re…

Two Cases of Nephrotic Syndrome Presenting as Ischemic Stroke

Saman Zafar, MD; Indira Dejesus-Alvelo, MD; Ylec Mariana Cardenas, MD; and Lakshmi Leishangthem, MD

October 2017—Nephrotic syndrome may be more common than previously realized as a cause of hypercoagulability in ischemic stroke of unclear etiology.

Benefits of PFO Closure Confirmed in Publication of Trial Data

Friday, September 15, 2017—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 re…

Stroke Rates Decreasing Among Men, Steady in Women

Thursday, August 10, 2017—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 A…

Dysport Approved for Lower Limb Spasticity

Thursday, June 22, 2017—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…

Telemedicine Outcomes and Performance: The Next Phase in Stroke Care

with Lawrence Wechsler, MD, a Q&A

June 2017—As telemedicine becomes more embedded in the stroke treatment landscape, new efforts to quantify outcomes and performance will help maximize its use.

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017—The window for reducing disability and improving functional independence in stroke patients receiving endovascular therapy could extend as far as 24 hours, according to prelim…

Elevated B2M Levels Tied to Ischemic Stroke Risk in Women

Friday, May 12, 2017—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 n…

 
 

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