In the Media Tag: stroke

New Study Reveals Importance of Mobile Stroke Units, Especially in Memphis

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 A new study reveals the importance of mobile stroke units, especially in Memphis where doctors are treating a number of stroke patients during the pandemic. Right now, the mobile stroke unit is stationed at fire station 14 in South Memphis. Unfortunately, it has been out of service since March of last year, partially because of… Read More

NIH-funded study to test emergency treatment for devastating stroke in Memphis

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Stroke Team is joining researchers from more than 100 hospitals worldwide to conduct a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research study called FASTEST that will test the safety and efficacy of a medication called recombinant factor Vlla to prevent hemorrhage expansion in patients with strokes caused by bleeding in the… Read More

Obesity tied to lower stroke, mortality rates during AF hospitalizations

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Patients with obesity who were hospitalized for atrial fibrillation had a lower risk for stroke and in-hospital mortality compared with those without obesity, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology. “To the best of our knowledge, our study is the first to report the paradoxical protective effect of obesity on in-hospital… Read More

This visor-like device could be a defibrillator for stroke

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Researchers and clinical investigators Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Mount Sinai and the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center reported that patients who had a large-vessel occlusion and used the device could be sent to a comprehensive stroke center that had the capabilities to treat stroke. The device has better potential of identifying occlusion… Read More

One Year Later: Mobile Stroke Unit Saving Time, Lives in Memphis

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A year after a mobile stroke unit hit the streets of Memphis, officials say it is saving lives by cutting the time it takes to treat stroke patients. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center began using the 14-ton ambulance last year as part of a three-year controlled study. The unit has a CT scanner that can X-ray images of… Read More

UT Mobile Stroke Unit Saving Lives in First Months on Streets

The Daily News

With just more than four months on Memphis streets since its debut, the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is already seeing impressive results from its new Mobile Stroke Unit.

UTHSC Nabs Three Federal Grants Worth $780,000

The Daily News

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has won a trio of federal grants aimed at furthering its brand research projects.