Opioid-dependent patients presenting to an emergency department for other medical reasons are more likely to pursue addiction treatment if a specific therapy is initiated during their emergency care stay. What therapy are we talking about?
Although a number of observational studies point to an association between conventional antipsychotic agents and increased risk in older patients, new research suggests such findings may have been flawed.
MRI-assisted thrombolysis is as good as and perhaps better than CT-assisted thrombolysis, and it may be particularly valuable for patients treated outside of the prescribed 3-hour treatment window after stroke onset.
An acute diffusion lesion is evident in one third of patients who have had a transient ischemic attack,1 and those patients may be at higher risk for stroke,2 according to a pair of studies presented at the 2007 International Stroke Conference in San Francisco in February.