Study Looks at Getting Stroke Patients Back on Their Feet
Home-based physical therapy to improve the strength and balance of stroke survivors works about as well to get them walking again as treadmill training done in a physical therapy lab, according to the results of a study presented today by a Duke researcher at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference.
Feb. 11, 2011
Study Finds Access to Stroke Centers Can Save Lives
Patients with acute ischemic strokes treated at designated stroke centers are significantly more likely to survive and get clot-busting medication than those treated at noncertified hospitals, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association by researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
Jan. 25, 2011
Treatment to Prevent Strokes Varies Nationwide
Treatment to clear up blockage in the carotid arteries of the neck to prevent stroke is highly variable across the country, potentially illustrating a lack of consensus among doctors about the best way to treat at-risk patients, according to an analysis conducted by researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
July 26, 2010
Newer Anti-Clotting Medication Found to Be More Effective
A large head-to-head study of two anti-clotting medications for heart patients has found that the investigational compound ticagrelor (Brilinta) was more effective at reducing cardiovascular death than the current standard of care, clopidogrel (Plavix), according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center.
Aug. 30, 2009