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Biogen acquires Cirara (intravenous glyburide) from Remedy Pharma , a drug which is intended to treat large hemispheric infarction (LHI). Biogen

Biogen announced that it has completed an asset purchase of Remedy Pharmaceuticals’ Phase III candidate, Cirara (intravenous glyburide). The target...

Added 14 days ago Drug news

High implant success rate for WATCHMAN LAAC device derived from EWOLUTION registry evaluation.- Boston Scientific

Data confirmed that the WATCHMAN device had a high implant success rate and was effective in stroke reduction for patients...

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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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Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Experts discuss the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prevention of stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in atrial fibrillation patients

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Guidelines

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.

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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...

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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.

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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 7 months 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. 

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CME

Stroke: clinical review

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