Navigation Links
Stroke prevention trial finds intensive medical treatment has better results than brain stenting
Date:9/8/2011

CLEVELAND -- Patients at a high risk for a second stroke who received intensive medical treatment had fewer strokes and deaths than patients who received a brain stent in addition to the medical treatment, a large nationwide clinical trial has shown. The results were published in the online first edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center was one of the clinical research sites for the study.

The medical regimen included daily blood-thinning medications and aggressive control of blood pressure and cholesterol.

New enrollment in the study was stopped in April because early data showed significantly more strokes and deaths occurred among the stented patients at the 30-day mark compared to the group who received the medical management alone. The study had planned on recruiting 764 patients, but it stopped recruitment of patients after the Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) determined there were significant findings with the first 451 patients.

Dr. Cathy Sila, Director of the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center in the UH Neurological Institute and the principal investigator of the UH clinical research site, said, "Stroke specialists are all disappointed that stenting did not have the beneficial impact we thought it would have. We have always known that it is much more difficult to stent a blockage in the brain than in the heart but we cannot abandon this technology. We need to better understand the tolerances of the brain vasculature and continue to reengineer our tools.

"For now, we are thrilled that the effect of a very aggressive patient care plan to address all of their risk factors and make lifestyle changes to healthier living have demonstrated a significant impact in preventing stroke- and this impact is significant in as early as one month. I think this is a major achievement. The stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) is the 'warning shot across the bow'
'/>"/>

Contact: George Stamatis
george.stamatis@uhhospitals.org
216-844-3667
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Meds Better Than Stent for Preventing Second Stroke: Study
2. Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC
3. Increased prevalence of stroke hospitalizations seen in teens and young adults
4. Apixaban superior to warfarin for preventing stroke, reducing bleeding and saving lives
5. Calcified Plaque in Arteries May Be Tied to Stroke, Dementia Risk
6. Specialized Stroke Centers Deliver on the Weekends
7. Cholesterial drugs can reduce the risk of stroke, but arent for everyone
8. Test for Calcium Buildup May Spot Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
9. Ultrasound of Neck Arteries May Help Gauge Stroke Risk
10. Depressed Women Could Face Raised Risk of Stroke
11. USF researchers get $2.6 million NIH grant to investigate new post-stroke therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... Zereana Jess-Huff, a 34-year-old mother, corporate executive ... a platform to think outside the bra. She doesn’t try ... to raise awareness about women’s other lady parts. , "We ... say the color pink and everybody knows what you’re talking ... that it has not been won when it comes to ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Principle Business ... takes pride in manufacturing top-of-the-line absorbent products. The ... of its most popular brand, Tranquility® Premium Protection absorbent ... a new website, gave its packaging a new look, ... the brand message to the public. , The new ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 Rockynol Retirement ... Center on Oct. 14. The $11 million project will ... and a cooked-to-order kitchen with full-service restaurant style dining. ... choice for first class Assisted Living apartments,” said Kara ... deserve the highest quality of care and this investment ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 National Teen Driver Safety Week is ... Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP, http://www.ohioaap.org ) is joining ... of teen drivers to talk to their teens and always ... vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. ... fatal crashes, and 859 (42%) of those teen drivers were ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... It’s hard to imagine what it’s like ... children around the world, it’s a reality. And while new ... are forced to walk barefoot on rocky terrain or sewage-lined ... with their friends. , Buckner International's Shoes for ... in October to encourage support for Air1 and while ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Ovarian Cancer Survivor Mrs. Maryland Urges Media to Think Outside the Bra 2Health News:Ovarian Cancer Survivor Mrs. Maryland Urges Media to Think Outside the Bra 3Health News:Tranquility® Premium Protection Incontinence Products Releases New Logo and Website 2Health News:Rockynol Retirement Community Expands Assisted Living Center 2Health News:Ohio AAP Promotes National Teen Driver Safety Week 2Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 2Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 3
... developers of the AcceleDent System , ... that its application to market and distribute the product ... Goods Administration (TGA) . AcceleDent is classified ... , (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091111/DA09142 ) , (Logo: ...
... Leeds have developed a simple technology which can be ... time" drug crystal formation. Ensuring drug crystals are ... efficiency of pharmaceutical manufacturers, operations. Using self-assembled monolayers, the ... into their desired product form with the correct shape ...
... Professionals ... Advice on Hearing Aids website. , ... (PRWEB) November 11, 2009 -- AdviceOnHearingAids.com, a national online resource for ... and professionals in the hearing aid business. Already considered an important resource for ...
... study suggests more potential hazards from the plastics chemical ... high levels of the controversial plastics chemical bisphenol A ... impotence and low sex drive, among Chinese factory workers, ... stressed that the workers were exposed to BPA levels ...
... COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 11 According to a ... percent) of U.S. Army Special Forces Operators exposed to ... Army, even if they were experiencing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder ... ) , The 18-month study, which included 68 U.S. ...
... ... A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments, ... other drugs in a series of biochemical experiments. , ... (Vocus) November 11, 2009 -- Most Americans remember vague details of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:AcceleDent System From OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. Secures Medical Device Regulatory Clearance to Market in Australia 2Health News:AcceleDent System From OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. Secures Medical Device Regulatory Clearance to Market in Australia 3Health News:Right first time: Pioneering new methods of drug manufacture 2Health News:Online Hearing Aid Information Website Redefines Hearing Aid Marketing 2Health News:BPA Tied to Impotence in Men 2Health News:BPA Tied to Impotence in Men 3Health News:U.S. Army Special Forces Operators Reluctant to Seek Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 2Health News:Explosive New Book Exposes the CIA, LSD Experiments and Murder 2Health News:Explosive New Book Exposes the CIA, LSD Experiments and Murder 3
(Date:10/17/2014)... October 17, 2014 ... has announced the addition of the  "China ... their offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) ... in China impacted ... in consumption concept, dietary habit, way of ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... , October 17, 2014 ... Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rxznjk/micro_market ) has announced the ... : North American Automated External Defibrillators ... ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) ,The report North ... analyzes the market of devices based ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... Md. , Oct. 17, 2014 ... for Medical Technology Policy: The Green ... the FDA, public and private payers, medical device ... clinicians, and other experts January 12, 2015 at ... and value of weight loss treatments.  Participants will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Interventional Cardiovascular Device Industry Report 2014-2017 2China Interventional Cardiovascular Device Industry Report 2014-2017 3Micro Market Monitor : North American Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Market 2Green Park Collaborative to Discuss Comparative Effectiveness and Value of Weight Loss Treatments 2
... QuantRx® Biomedical Corporation (OTCBB:QTXB), an emerging leader in ... based on its patented technology platforms for the ... settled the lawsuit with NURX, its prior Joint ... its operations to expand its over-the-counter products and ...
... July 14, 2011 Dynatronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ... CHAMPS Group Purchasing to promote Dynatronics, products to the ... Purchasing is one of the leading affiliates of Premier ... very impressed with the broad product line and excellent ...
Cached Medicine Technology:QuantRx Biomedical Settles Suit: Launches New PAD-Based Genomic Diagnostic Products 2QuantRx Biomedical Settles Suit: Launches New PAD-Based Genomic Diagnostic Products 3Dynatronics Signs Agreement With CHAMPS Group Purchasing 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: