Diabetes Medication May Be Good Stroke Treatment, Too
A diabetes medication named rosiglitazone may be good for reducing secondary stroke injury, too, according to a study published online April 24 in the Annals of Neurology by researchers in the Stroke Program of the Department of Neurology at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.Diabetes Medication story
UT Stroke Team Featured in USA Today Article
Read "For strokes, closest hospital might not be best," an article by Robert Davis that speaks about the UT Stroke team.
Hermann Life FlightFor over 30 years, the UT Stroke team and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center have been providing medivac helicopter service to bring stroke patients quickly to our stroke team. Hermann Life Flight has direct pager access to all UT Stroke physicians. Once a suspected stroke patient is loaded onto a helicopter, the Stroke team physician is alerted and calls into the command center to receive important information about the patient. For instance, demographic information (age, gender, etc) and crucial treatment information (stroke symptom onset time) is relayed to the physician. An ETA (estimated time of arrival) is calculated which gives plenty of time for the Stroke team to be activated and meet the patient in the emergency department. Since “time is brain,” this system of rapid transportation via helicopter and efficient communication allows for an ideal treatment strategy for stroke patients.
UT Stroke Team's Dr. Sean Savitz talks about study published in the Archives of Neurology
Read "Study: Need to lower high blood pressure after stroke should not rule out clot-busting drug," in which Dr. Sean Savitz of the UT Stroke Team discusses research findings regarding high blood pressure and the eligibility to receive tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).