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XVII European Stroke Conference

May 13 - 16, 2008; Nice, France

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Conference News

  • Largest-Ever European Stroke Research Initiative Launched

    In the largest European stroke research program ever undertaken, countries in the European Union are joining forces in a unique effort to structure, integrate, and advance stroke research.
    Medscape Medical News, May 27, 2008
  • Higher Carotid Restenosis Rates

    Patients with severe symptomatic carotid stenosis treated with endovascular therapy appear to have higher rates of restenosis than their counterparts treated with carotid endarterectomy. However, the higher restenosis rate is limited to those treated with angioplasty and does not include endovascular treatment with the use of stents.
    Medscape Medical News, May 26, 2008
  • AVERT: Very Early Exercise Safe Following Acute Stroke

    Getting stroke patients out of bed and engaging in early intensive exercise therapy within 24 hours of symptom onset is a safe method of rehabilitation -- even among patients who been treated with tPA.
    Medscape Medical News, May 23, 2008
  • Antiplatelet, Lipid-Lowering Therapy Linked With Absence of Embolic Signals

    An association between the absence of baseline transcranial Doppler embolic signals and antiplatelet and statin therapy exists in predicting stroke risk in patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis.
    Medscape Medical News, May 22, 2008
  • Stenting as Effective as Endarterectomy in Treatment of Carotid Stenosis

    Long-term results from 2 large European trials suggest carotid artery stenting is as effective as carotid endarterectomy in preventing recurrent ischemic stroke in patients with severe, symptomatic carotid stenosis.
    Medscape Medical News, May 21, 2008
  • Low-Dose tPA Safe, Effective in Treating Intraventricular Hemorrhage

    Treatment of intraventricular hemorrhage with catheter-based clot lysis using low-dose tissue plasminogen activator is safe and dramatically reduces death and disability in individuals with this usually lethal condition.
    Medscape Medical News, May 15, 2008

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