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16 diciembre 2016

Exercise first port of call for low back pain and sciatica, new NICE guidelines say

Spinal News International

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated its advice on the treatment of low back pain in those over 16, recommending exercise in all forms as the best way to begin management. The guidelines now refer to treatment for sciatica as well as back pain.

23 noviembre 2016

Minimally invasive lumbar decompression may be performed safely without prior experience

Spinal News International

Junyoung Ahn (Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, USA) and others report in The Spine Journal that continued surgical experience in the context of minimally invasive lumbar decompression, with or without discectomy, is associated with reduced operative times and reduced hospital stay, but not improved clinical outcomes. They conclude that a minimally invasive lumbar decompression could, therefore, be performed safely without prior experience.

30 noviembre 2016

Introducing the new Solitaire™ Platinum Revascularization Device

Neuro News

The Solitaire™ Platinum Revascularization Device is the next generation into the Solitaire™ family which has an enhanced meaningful visibility that provides feedback during placement, deployment and retrieval in the treatment of stroke patients, completing Medtronic’s stroke portfolio with the longest and widest stent retriever available in the market with its new 6x40mm stent.

21 febrero 2017

Enrolment complete in ARISE II trial of EmboTrap device

Neuro News

Enrolment is now complete in the ARISE II clinical trial which is assessing the safety and effectiveness of the EmboTrap II revascularisation device (Neuravi), an advanced stent retriever platform for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke.

29 enero 2017

Tudor Jovin

Neuro News

As principal investigator for the REVASCAT and DAWN trials and having leadership roles in the SWIFT PRIME and ESCAPE trials, Tudor Jovin (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA) has been heavily involved in the development of the field of stroke treatment for many years. In this interview with NeuroNews, he discusses the development of his career, the urgent updates that need to be made in the stroke treatment strategy and gives his advice for young interventional neurologists.

13 enero 2017

Wanted: More interventionalists

Neuro News

As the number of patients eligible for endovascular treatment of acute ischaemic stroke increases, centres across Europe must consider whether there are enough interventionalists to fight the burden of stroke. According to Urs Fischer (University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland), while some countries, like Germany, might have an adequate number of interventionalists capable of providing thrombectomy procedures, the rest of Europe does not.

23 febrero 2017

Utility of patient-specific neurovascular models in neurointerventional training

Neuro News

Endovascular aneurysm therapy today is characterised by a rapidly growing and evolving collection of available treatment devices. The challenge in achieving optimal results lies not only in the manual skill of an individual operator, but certainly also in selecting the best treatment approach for a given patient’s aneurysm.

07 febrero 2017

New trends in stroke care—How an insertable cardiac monitor improves AF detection

Neuro News

In 2010, it was reported that the world-wide prevalence of individuals living with a stroke was approximately 33 million, with 17 million new strokes occurring every year. Additionally, it is estimated that 87% of these strokes are designated ischaemic strokes, with 30–40% having no identifiable aetiology on initial evaluation. For this reason, these strokes receive the designation of cryptogenic strokes or embolic strokes of undetermined source (ESUS).

03 marzo 2017

Women may be at higher risk for sports-related concussion than men

Neuro News

Female athletes are 50% more likely than male athletes to have a sports-related concussion, according to a preliminary study released to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting (ANN; Boston, USA, April 22-28, 2017).

03 marzo 2017

Bleeding stroke survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia

Neuro News

People who survive brain bleeds are at significantly higher risk of later developing depression and dementia, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2017 (ISC; 22–24 February, Houston, USA).

20 febrero 2017

Hormone therapy may not protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Neuro News

The latest study on hormone therapy and Alzheimer’s disease shows no relationship between taking the drugs and developing the disease years later. Some previous studies have shown that hormone therapy may increase the risk of the disease, while others have shown that it may reduce the risk. The new study was published online in Neurology.

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