Learn how only 31% of patients who have a stroke make it to an ER within 3 hours - the window in which TPA can be given to reduce the effects of a stroke in this medical report.
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This is Insidermedicine in 60. From Michigan, in a study evaluating real world scenarios, only 31% of the patients who had stroke, made it to the ER within three hours. The window, in which TPA can be given to reduce the effects of stroke, only 44% made it within six hours. From Corpus Christi, in an attempt to improve stroke care, researchers evaluated the effects of strokes symptom recognition and early intervention programs on a group of middle schoolers. When tested two years later, those randomized to a four-hour program emphasizing stroke symptoms and went to call 911 were more likely to take action. From Boston, a study of over 2,000 adolescents shows that nearly 15% who receive routine primary medical care screen positive for substance abuse. Over 40% drank alcohol or used drugs and nearly a quarter reported driving under the influence at some point during their lifetimes. And finally from Houston, a cancer survivor may have developed the first prototype of a machine to treat cancer in a painless fashion. While the machine's inventor, John Kanzius, is not a physician, the machine is being taken seriously by many leading cancer specialists. The technology uses nanotubes that are heated by radio waves to kill cancer cells and has been shown to kill liver cancer cells in rabbits. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.
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