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NICE now recommends mechanical thrombectomy procedures to remove blockages in the cerebral arteries.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) decided in 2013 that the mechanical thrombectomy procedure to remove blockages...

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ELIMINATE-AF study will explore the safety and efficacy of edoxaban (Lixiana/ Savaysa) versus a vitamin K antagonist in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing catheter ablation.-Daiichi Sankyo

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited announced that the first patient has been enrolled into the ELIMINATE-AF study. The multinational, randomized phase...

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RE-CIRCUIT study of Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) shows less bleeding and fewer serious events in atrial fibrillation patients- Boehringer

New data from the RE-CIRCUIT study show a better safety profile for Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate), from Boehringer, compared to...

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Guideline for reversal of antithrombotics in intracranial hemorrhage.

The use of antithrombotic agents, including anticoagulants, antiplatelet agents, and thrombolytics has increased over the last decade and is expected to continue to rise.

Added March 2017 ago

European Stroke Organisation (ESO) guidelines for the management of temperature in patients with acute ischemic stroke

Hyperthermia is a frequent complication in up to 50% of patients with acute ischemic stroke, and it was shown to...

Added July 2015 ago

European Stroke Organisation (ESO) guidelines for the management of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage

These guidelines inform the management of Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) based on evidence for the effects of treatments in randomized controlled...

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Journal articles

Role of prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) in acute intracerebral hemorrhage with positive CTA spot sign: An institutional experience at a regional and state designated stroke center.

Our objective is to identify the effect of prothrombin complex concentrate in acute intracranial hemorrhage by evaluating intraparenchymal hematoma expansion between initial and follow-up head CT at 5-24 h in those with positive CTA spot sign.

Added February 2017 ago

Cost-effectiveness analysis of different systolic blood pressure targets for people with a history of stroke or transient ischaemic attack: Economic analysis of the PAST-BP study.

The PAST-BP trial found that using a lower systolic blood pressure target in a primary care population with prevalent cerebrovascular disease was associated with a small additional reduction in blood pressure.

Added September 2016 ago

Safety and Feasibility of Treatment with Rivaroxaban for Non-Canonical Indications: A Case Series Analysis.

The new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are used for the prevention of thromboembolic complications in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and those at risk of deep venous thrombosis. 

Added September 2016 ago

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