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Scientists analyze stroke studies from the past 50 years; Success rate of experimental drugs described as 'remarkably dismal'

Aiming to enhance the quality of stroke research, scientists from UCLA and the University ... the health sciences, the record of acute ischemic stroke trials, specifically, is "remarkably dismal," she said. Of 85 promising drugs evaluated in trials ov...

University of Pittsburgh leads major national study on treating patients who have diabetes and heart disease

...m of five years to assess mortality, heart attack, stroke and other clinical events, angina, quality of life and cost of treatment. They will be on strict risk-factor management to control obesity, lipids and high blood pressure. Improving treatment for diabetic patients who have coronary artery disease is ...

Avandia may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

... may prove effective in preventing heart attack or stroke in people without diabetes." In the UB trial, researchers studied the effects of a six-week course of therapy with Avandia on non-diabetic, obese patients at risk for cardiovascular disease. Avandia is part of a class of drugs called thiazolidined...

Cocaine use, hypertension major risk factors for brain hemorrhage in young African Americans, study finds

..., diabetes, smoking, cocaine use, alcohol use, and stroke or heart disease from all participants, as well as...he brain to rupture." Several clinical studies of stroke among cocaine users have found a high frequency of aneurysm or AVM, he noted. Hypertension, part...

New data support the efficacy and safety of the novel oral anticoagulant Exanta

... ongoing phase III trials in the key indication of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. With a simple,...eparin. The key indication for Exanta is stroke prevention in patients with the heart arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation. Three-month phase II, SPORTI...

Optical technique studies brain activity without surgery on skull

...aid. "It could also be used to monitor recovering stroke patients on a daily, or even hourly, basis something that would be impractical to do with MRI." To validate the technique, Gratton and Vladislav Toronov, a postdoctoral research associate at the universitys Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and...

COOL AID safe after stroke, may deter side effect of clot-busters

...LAS, August 3 Cooling the brain after an ischemic stroke may limit both initial tissue damage caused by a stroke as well as subsequent damage resulting from the restoration of blood flow after using clot-busting d...

New data support the safety and tolerability of the novel oral anticoagulant Exanta for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation

...he use of the novel oral anticoagulant Exanta, for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fi...fibrillation in the US1 and the risk of developing stroke is high. A recent European survey also showed that 18% of patients presenting with a first stroke w...

Blood pressure measures during exercise can indicate unhealthy hearts

...d heart heightens a person's risk of heart attack, stroke or heart failure. For the study, Stewart and colleagues evaluated 35 adults, ages 55 to 75, who had untreated mild hypertension but were otherwise healthy. Researchers measured the participants' resting blood pressure during four or five visits at...

Detecting Alzheimer's

...ition to assisting in the diagnosis of Alzheimers, stroke and other head patients with brain disorders, the Office of Naval Research is investigating whether the patented NeuroGraph device could be used for early detection of physiological changes in the brain that can impair the performance of pilots and d...

News tips from the care and outcomes meeting

... following stroke? About 500,000 Americans have a stroke each year, yet little is known about gender differ...onclusion that gender differences in outcome after stroke are due to age and overall health. Allan L. Anderson, Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, 972-566...

Thanksgiving meals: Cooking with chemistry

...educe the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart disease. The study represents the most c...erol, a culprit that contributes to heart disease, stroke and atherosclerosis, a form of arteriosclerosis. According to research published in the Journal of ...

Development of blood clots following long-haul flights prevented with single dose of enoxaparin sodium

...lled 300 people with a history of heart disease or stroke who were subsequently subjected to a plane flight of more than 10 hours in duration. Study participants were randomly assigned to receive either 400 mg of aspirin in one daily dose for three days (starting 12 hours before their flight), a single wei...

LIFE-SAVER: World's largest cholesterol-lowering trial reveals massive benefits for high-risk patients

... 70 of every 1000 patients whove previously had a stroke 70 of every 1000 people with occlusive disease in leg or other arteries 70 of every 1000 people with diabetes In addition, cholesterol-lowering reduces the risk of being hospitalised because of worsening angina typically, about 30 fewer admissio...

Unique study to begin examination of whether treating periodontal disease cuts heart disease

...se and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke are moderate in nature, and we really dont understand them very well at this point, said Dr. James D. Beck, Kenan professor of dental ecology at the UNC School of Dentistry. These studies have raised a lot of interest among researchers, dental practi...

UNC-RTI study supports aspirin to cut heart attacks, federal task force urges doctors to discuss with patients

...aspirin, which can include a rare kind of bleeding stroke and possible gastrointestinal tract bleeding, he s...tack and are willing to accept a small chance of a stroke then it might be good for you. On the other hand, if you especially fear having a stroke, then you m...

Rutgers develops virtual reality treatment for hand impairment in chronic stroke patients

...virtual reality system that works alone to provide stroke patients effective, intensive nontedious hand-impairment therapy even years after a stroke has occurred. "Virtual Reality-based Post-Stroke Rehabilitation" is discussed in a paper presented ...

Newest version of 'the pill' confers same stroke risk as old pill

...ANTONIO, Feb. 7 The first major study of ischemic stroke in women taking the latest form of low-estrogen bi... pills finds that they still have about double the stroke risk of women not taking the pill. These findings were reported today at the American Stroke Associ...

Stroke news tips for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002

...sting treatment rates. The proportion of ischemic stroke patients receiving thrombolytic drugs (clot-buster... thrombolytics throughout the province. Only five stroke patients received thrombolytic treatment in London, Ontario, between January 1996 and June 3, 1999. ...

Stroke teams double access to fast care without higher costs

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 7 Twice as many acute stroke patients receive effective medication when dedicated stroke teams are available in hospital emergency rooms, according to research presented today at the Americ...

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