2010 IoN News Archive
- Professor Alan Thompson elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology
- Michael J. Fox Foundation awards IoN researcher grant to advance Parkinson's research.
- Traces of the past: computer algorithm ‘reads’ memories
- Professor Lees awarded first Lord Brain Memorial Lecture
- Award for Professor Chris Frith
- Professor John Duncan appointed as NIHR Senior Investigator
- Queen Square Symposium success
- IoN brings the scientific method to London primary schools
- Robot trainer to benefit stroke patients
- Researchers to study how the brain 'rewires itself'
- St Peter's Medal for Professor Clare Fowler
- Elections to the Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowships announced
- New website to help stroke survivors learn to read again
- Queen's Birthday Honours
- Brain study reveals that agreement is rewarding
- Wellcome Success
- Win for IoN at Shape of Science Symposium
- Research shows that two heads are better than one
- Lizard venom offers hope for Parkinson’s disease patients
- Epilepsy prizes
- Developing a cell library resource for dementia research
- Stents may double the risk of stroke in patients over 70
- Scientists identify link between introspection and brain structure
- IoN scientist lands £329k funding boost from dementia research charity.
- Study results consistent with earlier estimates of vCJD prion prevalence in Britain
- Parkinson's UK Fellowship Award
- Award for Professor Lees
- 2010-11 IoN PhD Studentship Round Now Open
- New brain imaging tests to track Huntington’s
- World-leading scientist secures funding for gene research
- Fighter pilots' brains are ‘more sensitive
- Alzheimer’s changes detectable in healthy elderly
- IoN Student wins Santander Formula One Scholarship
- New hope for cluster headache sufferers
- Prestigious European research grant awarded
- New centre brings hope to patients with muscle wasting diseases
- Prestigious stroke program grant awarded
- A role for astrocytes in learning and memory?
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Stents may double the risk of stroke in patients over 70
13 September 2010
Research led by Professor Martin Brown (Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation) and published in the Lancet finds that stroke patients over 70 who get stents to keep their arteries open, may double their risk of having another stroke or dying, compared to patients who get surgery (carotid endarterectomy).
The researchers from the Carotid Stenting Trialists Collaboration pooled the data from all 3,433 patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis included in three previous trials of carotid stenting. 1,725 had undergone stenting and 1,708 endarterectomy. They then looked at how many of these in each group had either had a stroke after the procedure or had died.
In patients older than 70 years, the risk of stenting was double that of carotid endarterectomy, but in patients younger than 70 years old the risks were almost identical in both groups. The authors of the paper concluded that stenting for symptomatic carotid stenosis should be avoided in older patients, but might be a viable option for younger patients.
reference >>The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 10 September 2010
doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)61009. Short-term outcome after stenting versus endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis: a preplanned meta-analysis of individual patient data
Carotid Stenting Trialists’ Collaboration.
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