Navigation Links
Women Less Apt to Get Clot-Buster, Study Finds
Date:2/20/2009

Some think gender inequality stems from different stroke symptoms in men and women

FRIDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Gender definitely makes a difference when it comes to stroke, new research shows.

Not only can stroke show itself in slightly different fashion in women than it typically does in men, but women also don't get the gold standard of treatment for stroke as often as men do.

Those are two of several findings on women and stroke that were presented Thursday during a news conference at the International Stroke Conference in San Diego.

In one study, Michigan State University researchers reported that women admitted to hospitals with the symptoms of stroke were less likely to be given tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), which was approved to treat stroke by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1996.

Study author Dr. Archit Bhatt pooled the results of 18 studies published in medical journals between 1995 and 2008. "Women were 30 percent less likely to have tPA compared to men," he said.

He analyzed data on more than 21,000 people who were given tPA, which is administered intravenously. When he looked just at people who got to the hospital within three hours of the start of their stroke symptoms -- the crucial time window within which tPA must be given -- men were still more likely to be given the clot buster, he said. In this subgroup, "women were 19 percent less likely to get tPA than the men," Bhatt said.

More research is needed to figure out what triggers this gender gap, he added.

However, the gender gap in treatment might be narrowing in some ways, said Dr. Louise D. McCullough, director of stroke research and education at the University of Connecticut Health Center and the Stroke Center at Hartford Hospital.

Though some experts have found that women put off getting medical help when a stroke is suspected, McCullough found differently in her resea
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
2. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
3. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
4. Antioxidant Supplements May Raise Womens Skin Cancer Risk
5. Early Weight Loss in Women Linked to Dementia
6. For Health Info, Women Often Turn to the Web
7. Smoking increases risks for head and neck cancers for men and women
8. New Study Reports High Injury Rates for Hotel Workers, Even Higher Rates for Women and Nonwhites
9. Passive smoking increases sleep disturbance among pregnant women
10. Trial to Test Gene Therapy for Angina in Women
11. Exercise and yoga improves quality of life in women with early-stage breast cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Women Less Apt to Get Clot-Buster, Study Finds
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Global enterprises today ... to outsource day-to-day management activities. Managed services offer these ... expenses. The economic slowdown resulted into rising operational costs ... expenses is considered to be the global market driver ... , The global managed services market is estimated to ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... As reported by the New York ... significant number of severe adverse events such as renal ... death from the highly-promoted and costly immune-system drug, Acthar, ... report , a regulatory filing revealed that the total ... almost 14% of prescriptions, up from 9.1% in 2011. ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... its kind has found that organic foods and ... conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants and fewer, less ... an unprecedented 343 peer-reviewed publications comparing the nutritional ... foods, including fruits, vegetables, and grains. The study ... between organic and non-organic foods. , "Science ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... to protect children from the worldwide scourge of dengue fever ... While the vaccine only prevented dengue fever in 56 percent ... three shots, it protected more than 88 percent of them ... lead to hospitalization, and sometimes death. "This vaccine has ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Ticket Down is a reliable source ... Amphitheatre in Wheatland, CA. In the Sacramento California ... the Sleep Train Amphitheatre can do for music fans. The ... the course of its existence and can seat 18,500 fans ... Wheatland (Sacramento metro area) will host the “That’s My Kind ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Acthar’s Deadly Adverse Events Revealed 2Health News:Acthar’s Deadly Adverse Events Revealed 3Health News:Major study documents nutritional and food safety benefits of organic farming 2Health News:Major study documents nutritional and food safety benefits of organic farming 3Health News:Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial 2Health News:Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial 3Health News:Luke Bryan Tickets Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Wheatland, CA (Sacramento): Ticket Down has Slashed Ticket Prices on Luke Bryan in Wheatland at Sleep Train 2Health News:Luke Bryan Tickets Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Wheatland, CA (Sacramento): Ticket Down has Slashed Ticket Prices on Luke Bryan in Wheatland at Sleep Train 3
... who drink more than 15 drinks of alcohol a ... like anxiety disorder and depression. ,Researchers of University ... the study said that there is a significant link ... research study has been the largest longitudinal study in ...
... Health, US, have found out //that almost 50% of the ... early as the teenage and may remain undetected for a ... in spite of efficient treatments available, patients stay untreated for ... disorders once diagnosed, difficult to treat as they become more ...
... Gold nanoparticles may be used to detect cancer, says a ... ,The father and son research team had been able ... cells, a process that will make the tracing of cancer ... called epidermal growth factor receptor (EFGR) over their surface. This ...
... screening of the mouth by trained health workers can help ... the oral cancer mortality rate. ,A research done by ... possible to visually screen people for oral cancer in order ... of oral cancer patients. ,Oral cancer is the growth ...
... women take is affected by factors like stress, mood, //anxiety ... the American Dietetic Association. ,Diet in pregnancy is very ... contain the food elements like folic acid and other vitamins ... women who are more often exhausted or stressed tend to ...
... cancer may have higher risks of having cognitive// impairment ... of Southern California had found that patients who survived ... as much risk as their healthy counterparts of having ... of cancer and their twins with the help of ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:7/10/2014)... SAN DIEGO , July 10, 2014  RESMED INC. ... report its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, ... York Stock Exchange market close. A press release with ResMed,s ... and the company will host a webcast to discuss operating ... scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. US Pacific Time and ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... it has completed the sale to Galderma of all ... or held by Valeant for $1.4 billion in cash, ... which recently completed its acquisition of Galderma. ... our products to a company that is firmly committed ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014   LabStyle ... Management Solution, today announced the appointment of Professor ... member of its Board of Directors. ... and business experience to LabStyle as an entrepreneur, ... legal and corporate governance expert. He currently serves ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed To Announce Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year-End 2014 Results 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 3LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 4
... Nile Therapeutics,Inc. (Nasdaq: NLTX ), today announced ... failure patient in its Phase IIa, multi-center, open-label,ascending ... candidate,CD-NP, a novel chimeric natriuretic peptide, in development ... The primary objective of the Phase IIa study ...
... 10 Medarex, Inc.,(Nasdaq: MEDX ) today ... in research discovery and antibody development, and the,multiple ... value.,In addition, comprehensive updates on current and future ... were presented by Medarex,s,President and CEO, Howard H. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Nile Therapeutics Announces Dosing in Phase IIa Study of CD-NP in Heart Failure Patients 2Nile Therapeutics Announces Dosing in Phase IIa Study of CD-NP in Heart Failure Patients 3Medarex Highlights Strength in Antibody Development and Underlying Pipeline Strategy at R&D Day Event in New York City 2Medarex Highlights Strength in Antibody Development and Underlying Pipeline Strategy at R&D Day Event in New York City 3Medarex Highlights Strength in Antibody Development and Underlying Pipeline Strategy at R&D Day Event in New York City 4Medarex Highlights Strength in Antibody Development and Underlying Pipeline Strategy at R&D Day Event in New York City 5Medarex Highlights Strength in Antibody Development and Underlying Pipeline Strategy at R&D Day Event in New York City 6
Li Brand™ Surgical Hemostat. ("dissecting clamp") For NSV and other procedures....
... for applications such as vasectomy that ... ,The autoclavable handpiece with six-foot cord ... cautery electrodes, allowing the physician to ... wide variety of procedures., ,The 2201 ...
No Scalpel Vasectomy Hemostat 5 1/2" (14cm), smooth sharp point, curved, gold finger rings...
Li Brand™ Ringed Forceps. ("fixation clamp") For NSV and other procedures. Ring diameter approximately 3.5 mm. Manufactured exclusively for AMI to exacting specifications by a German company....
Medicine Products: