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Troubling Stroke Trend Among U.S. Moms-to-Be

Posted 24 Jan 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 – A rare type of stroke is on the rise among pregnant women in the United States, a new study finds. This type of stroke is called spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage. It's potentially life-threatening and occurs when blood vessels on the surface of the brain rupture. It may occur at any age, but it's most common between age 40 and 65. It is more common in women, ...

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

Posted 21 Jul 2016 by

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 – Strokes characterized by bleeding inside the lining of the brain are more common among smokers, especially women, researchers report. These serious strokes – called subarachnoid hemorrhages – are eight times more common among women who smoke more than a pack a day compared to nonsmokers, Finnish researchers found. They're three times more common among men who smoke ...

Patients With Bleeding Strokes May Do Better at Specialized Centers

Posted 6 May 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 – New research finds that patients with hemorrhagic strokes, which cause bleeding in the brain, are more likely to survive if they seek treatment at a comprehensive stroke center. "Clinicians, especially emergency room physicians, need to be aware of the severity and potential implications of hemorrhagic stroke, and try to transfer patients to the hospital most capable of ...

New Tool May Help Identify Deadly Brain Bleed

Posted 24 Sep 2013 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 24 – Deadly bleeding in the brain, called a subarachnoid hemorrhage, can cause a crushing headache that sends people to the emergency room. Often, the condition is misdiagnosed, but Canadian researchers have developed a simple tool they say could help ER doctors make the right diagnosis. Headache is a common complaint in the ER, accounting for about 2 percent to 4 percent of ...

Arbor Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Nymalize

Posted 13 May 2013 by

May 13, 2013 - Atlanta, GA - Arbor Pharmaceuticals announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its New Drug Application (NDA) for Nymalize (nimodipine) oral solution. Nymalize was previously granted Orphan designation which provides seven years of market exclusivity. Nymalize is the first and only nimodipine oral solution indicated for the improvement of ...

Uncontrolled Risk Factors Put Stroke Survivors in Danger

Posted 21 Jan 2013 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 18 – People who survive a type of stroke called a subarachnoid hemorrhage still have a higher risk of death, particularly if they continue to smoke and do not keep their blood pressure and cholesterol levels low, a new study warns. A subarachnoid hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel just outside the brain bursts and the area between the brain and skull fills with blood. The study ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Nimodipine: Recall - Crystallization of Fill Material

Posted 5 Sep 2012 by

ISSUE: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. recalled one lot of Nimodipine Capsules, 30 mg, marketed by Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Sun commenced the recall as a precautionary measure due to the presence of crystals of nimodipine within the capsule solution of this lot as identified by a customer complaint. No adverse events have been reported at this time. The crystallization of the ...

Fewer Deaths Occurring From Brain Bleeds

Posted 3 Jun 2009 by

WEDNESDAY, June 3 – Better diagnosis and treatment have led to fewer deaths from the rupture of a blood vessel on the surface of the brain, Dutch researchers say. Known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage, this kind of rupture leads to bleeding into the space between the brain and the thin tissue that covers the brain. It can occur spontaneously, usually from a weakness in a blood vessel or a head ...

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