HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Univ. of Cincinnati receives $17.4 million grant to lead stroke study

CINCINNATI--The University of Cincinnati (UC) Academic Health Center has received $17.4 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to coordinate a five-year, international study of alternative treatments for acute ischemic stroke.

The study, to be led by Joseph Broderick, MD, chair of UC's neurology department, and Thomas Tomsick, MD, director of neuroradiology, will be the first randomized trial of its type in acute ischemic stroke. It will also be the first to compare new procedures against the standard approach to clear clogged brain arteries, the cause of ischemic stroke.

Opening clogged arteries in stroke patients quickly is important, because the longer the blood supply to the brain is blocked, the more likely long-lasting brain damage will occur.

Known as the Interventional Management of Stroke (IMS) III Trial, the study will compare results in about 900 U.S. and Canadian stroke patients treated either with the widely used intravenous, clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), or with a combination of approaches.

Study participants will be randomized to receive either standard doses of tPA, a reduced tPA dose delivered to the clogged brain artery through a catheter (tube) that uses ultrasound to break up clots, or a reduced tPA dose and removal of the clot using a mechanical device called a Merci Retriever.

"Cardiologists have used combinations of drugs and devices to unblock heart arteries for several years. We hope that this trial can be the first step in that direction for acute stroke," Dr. Broderick said.

"We're hoping this will lead to a paradigm shift in stroke treatment, from the standard tPA dose given intravenously to less tPA and a more interventional approach, which will be whatever is needed to open the artery," Dr. Broderick added. "This will mean that instead of just using an IV, centers that have the expertise will be able to do a mor
'"/>

Contact: Sheryl Hilton
sheryl.hilton@uc.edu
513-558-4561
University of Cincinnati
21-Sep-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Specific regions of brain implicated in anorexia nervosa, finds Univ. of Pittsburgh study
2. Cincinnati Childrens researchers publish findings on potential target for leukemia treatment
3. Cincinnati surgeons pediatric laparoscopic liver surgery a world first
4. Verbal medical order errors reduced to zero, according to new Cincinnati Childrens study
5. Cincinnati surgeons report new treatment for often-fatal injury
6. Cincinnati Childrens applauds EU approval of rotavirus vaccine
7. Cincinnati Childrens scientist wins achievement award for advances in heart disease research
8. Indiana University Imaging Center receives $6M grant for kidney research
9. FPG receives $8 million for autism research
10. Tony Hunter receives Robert. J. and Claire Pasarow Award for Cancer Research
11. Boston University School of Medicine faculty member receives honorary degree from alma mater

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/13/2020)... ... February 13, 2020 , ... The ... committed to achieving health equity for all Americans will unveil its new Status ... 26th event at the National Press Club. , The event will feature a ...
(Date:2/11/2020)... NEW YORK (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2020 , ... ... of Radiology Benefit Management (RBM), but the service that truly raises us above our ... reviewer and medical director is a board-certified Radiologist with years of clinical experience. We ...
(Date:2/10/2020)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2020 , ... A ... sensitivity in their teeth in certain situations. The answer is that – not unlike ... harsh forces – pain and sensitivity serve as an alert to potential damage being ...
(Date:2/10/2020)... ... February 10, 2020 , ... ... 510(k) clearance for use with the Legacy™ and InterActive™ systems and is now ... esthetics for your patients and more freedom of choice for your screw retained ...
(Date:2/10/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2020 , ... American ... accessible primary care is aggressively expanding its healthcare network across New England. ... New England division of the fast-growing healthcare system. , AFC’s Founder and CEO, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/14/2020)... ... February 14, 2020 , ... ... services (EMS), fire departments and hospitals, today announced Dr. Daniel Kraft – Faculty ... Exponential Medicine – will deliver one of three keynote presentations at Wave ...
(Date:2/14/2020)... , ... February 14, 2020 , ... ... and Medical Devices, An FDAnews Webinar , Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 ... with pharmaceuticals and medical devices? If one does not know the latest one ...
(Date:2/13/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... February 13, 2020 , ... Results of ... show that they are maintaining a generally positive outlook on the state of ... , Asked if they are better off today than a year ago, 43% said ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: