Study finds apixaban (Eliquis) is preferable to rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for stroke prevention, reduced bleeding complications
Dec. 21, 2021— by Jill Clendening There is strong evidence that the medication apixaban (Eliquis) is preferable to rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), with both reduced rates of severe bleeding complications as well as strokes, according to study published Dec. 21 in JAMA. An estimated 3 million to 6 million persons...
Ground versus air to transport stroke patients studied
Jul. 29, 2021—For patients in need of acute ischemic stroke treatment, air transport to Vanderbilt University Medical Center is apt to be quicker than ground transport for interhospital transfers of 40 miles or more and for direct-from-scene transfers of 28 miles or more.
New strategy to treat brain bleeding
May. 4, 2021—Vasorelaxing peptides could offer a promising therapeutic strategy for reducing the neurological deficits caused by subarachnoid hemorrhage-induced cerebral blood vessel constriction.
Eye stroke is focus of American Heart Association statement
Mar. 18, 2021—The American Heart Association (AHA) recently issued a scientific statement, “Management of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion.” CRAO is a form of ischemic stroke characterized by acute and painless vision loss in one eye.
Functional seizures associated with stroke, psychiatric disorders in electronic health records study
Jan. 7, 2021—In a large-scale study of electronic health records, Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have determined the prevalence of functional seizures and characterized comorbidities associated with them.
Mar. 24, 2020—Spasticity — a consequence of stroke and other disorders of the central nervous system — may be underdiagnosed and undertreated in nursing home residents.
Major award seeks to improve stroke outcomes
Aug. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Kenneth Gaines, MD, MBA, professor of Clinical Neurology, has received a $15.7 funding award to determine if stroke outcomes can be improved with a redesigned and better-integrated model of care.
Study links aortic stiffness with lower cerebral blood flow
Aug. 30, 2018—Greater aortic stiffness is related to lower cerebral blood flow, especially among individuals with increased genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease, according to research from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Time window extended for some stroke surgeries
Mar. 1, 2018—New research indicates the time window for a thrombectomy following a stroke is longer than previously thought, but how soon the surgery occurs still matters.
Team’s rapid response saves new mother following stroke
Mar. 16, 2017—Quick actions saved a new mother from any disabilities after she suffered a postpartum stroke last week in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
VUMC testing device to reduce stroke risk in arrhythmia patients
Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is the first in the state to enroll patients in a clinical trial testing the effectiveness of the newest implantable device used to reduce stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common form of arrhythmia.
Clinical trial seeks to extend stroke treatment time window
Dec. 8, 2016—The Vanderbilt Stroke Center will participate in a national clinical trial to investigate whether thrombectomies can benefit stroke patients when performed beyond the currently recommended window of time for intervention.