clot-dissolving drug


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clot-dissolving drug

Thrombolytic (agent), see there.
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Doctors couldn't administer the clot-dissolving drug tPA until they brought Jennifer's blood pressure down.
It's a clot-dissolving drug given intravenously to some stroke patients.
During an acute stroke, physicians must quickly evaluate and diagnose the patient as soon as possible to determine if patients are eligible to receive the clot-dissolving drug recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), which must be given 4.
Because of the short treatment time-window, suboptimal efficacy of current therapy and the risk of intra-cranial hemorrhage, only about 5% of stroke patients are treated with a clot-dissolving drug.
In the end she was treated with a clot-dissolving drug and by widening a large vein in her hip.
Under pressure to bring its blood clot-dissolving drug (known as tissue plasminogen activator, or TPA) to market before a competitor released a cheaper product, the biotechnology firm Genentech funded a major effort in conjunction with the NIH in which several laboratories studied the drug.
A large dose of clot-dissolving drug called a thrombolytic, delivered to a vein was the only approved therapy for these patients; however, unintended bleeding, often fatal itself, is a much feared side-effect.
During the study, the researchers treated 37 patients with the clot-dissolving drug called tPA, while using ultrasound to loosen the proteins in their blood clots and send the drug into the clots faster.
Most strokes result from clots, but only about 1 in 20 patients receives the sole clot-dissolving drug approved for treating stroke, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).
The unique EKOS technology accelerates the action of the clot-dissolving drug so that treatment time can be shortened and less drug may be used.