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Aggressive Treatment of Hypertension Promotes Healthy Brains and Hearts

Monday, July 30, 2018—Aggressive lowering of systolic blood pressure (BP) reduces the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and combined MCI and dementia. In the SPRINT trial (NCT01206062), 2 str…

Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier: A Potential New Treatment Modality

Monday, July 30, 2018—In a small, yet groundbreaking, clinical trial, MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) (ExablateNeuro; Insightec, Miami FL) was used to open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) safel…

Every Minute Counts in Treating Stroke

Thursday, July 26, 2018—The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) announced findings from a study using a Markov model of lifetime quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) in patients treated with…

First Patients Treated With Next-Generation Embotrap II Stent Retriever

Wednesday, July 25, 2018—Cerenovus, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, announced the launch of its Embotrap II revascularization device at the Society of NeuroInterventional …

A Transformational Era in Stroke Care

Donna K. George, MD

July/August 2018—The 2018 guidelines for treatment of acute ischemic stroke reflect great advances in patient care.

Stryker's Surpass Streamline Flow Diverter for Treating Intracranial Aneurysms Receives Approval

Tuesday, July 17, 2018—Stryker announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted premarket approval for the Surpass Streamline flow diverter to treat unruptured large and giant wide-…

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

Wednesday, June 06, 2018—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 …

FDA Grants Clearance for Fully Implantable Wireless Intracranial Pressure Sensor

Thursday, May 31, 2018—The AURA intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring system (Branchpoint Technologies, Irvine, CA) has been granted clearance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This first …

 
 

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