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Friday, September 9, 2011

Instead Brain Surgery Technique Trigger Death

Recent studies revealed that the planting of a stent (a tube inserted into an artificial body as a therapeutic treatment of blood pressure) even at risk of causing a stroke and can lead to patient deaths.

This study revealed if someone does a stent operation in parts of the brain, has twice as much risk to suffer a stroke or death, compared to patients who did not perform the operation.
Details of the research has been dipublikasian in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) issue of Sept. 7. National Institutes of Health (NIH) had already issued a clinical alert throughout the United States (U.S.) on the risk of stent implantation in the brain.

This issue makes the doctors switch their medication therapy for patients who experience disruption in the brain. Doctors were also asked to switch from a therapeutic stent surgery drug by prescription. Although drug therapy is a slower method than surgery, but it is not the risk of stroke in the long run.

"Complications of stent surgery was higher than we expected before," said Colin P. Derdeyn, MD, who is vice chairman of the study.

Derdeyn is responsible radilogi professor at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), St. Louis. The research was conducted in more than 50 centers across the U.S. kesahatan. Derdeyn also said that the results of this study found approximately 450 patients who developed symptoms of a stroke or pre-stroke after stent surgery.

"Further research may identify specific groups of patients who place a stent in his brain. The results of this study aims to save more lives than a stent is working aggressively against blood pressure and cholesterol," he explained, as quoted by Softpedia

As many as 15 percent of stent patients had strokes or died, 30 days since the first stent surgery performed. One year since surgery performed stent, 20.5 percent of patients died compared with 11.5 percent of patients died who did not perform the operation.

The researchers say that this is a very big difference in the medical world, although the results of these studies is still a controversy among medical experts and it is not certain what causes it.


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