Cardiology

Research identifies new experimental drug for stroke

Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has found that a synthetic molecule protected the brain in a model of ...

Cardiology

Clinical trial shows broader benefits of acute-stroke therapy

A 38-center clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has shown that far more people than previously thought can benefit from an emergency ...

Cardiology

Study shows combination stroke therapy safe and effective

The combination of the clot-busting drug tPA with an infusion of the antiplatelet drug eptifibatide dissolves blood clots safely and more quickly than tPA alone, a study led by University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers has ...

Neuroscience

Antibiotic may be new stroke treatment

The antibiotic minocycline may revolutionize the treatment of strokes. A new study, published in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience, describes the safety and therapeutic efficacy of the drug in animal models.

Cardiology

Stroke patients receiving better, more timely care

One in four acute ischemic stroke patients treated with a time-dependent clot-busting drug were quickly transferred from an emergency department or smaller community hospital to a certified stroke center, according to research ...

Cardiology

Smoking after stroke increases death risk by three-fold

Patients who resume smoking after a stroke increase their risk of death by three-fold, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2012 by Professor Furio Colivicchi from San Filippo Neri Hospital. The researchers also ...

Medical research

University of Kentucky offers stroke stem cell trial

The University of Kentucky will be the first site in the state and one of a select few in the entire country participating in the first stages of a groundbreaking study to investigate the effects of MultiStem, a human adult ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Using CT, radiologists can pinpoint cause of some strokes

Multidetector computed tomography (CT) helps pinpoint the causes of ischemic strokes, the most common type of stroke, potentially speeding the delivery of life-saving treatments, according to a study published online and ...

Cardiology

Acute Stroke Therapy at Crossroads, Researchers Write

(Medical Xpress) -- Acute stroke therapy is at a crossroads, a University of Cincinnati (UC) researcher writes in a national medical journal, with clinical practice increasingly using approaches that have not been proven ...

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