[extropy-chat] HEALTH: drugs to deal with stroke

Robert J. Bradbury bradbury at aeiveos.com
Wed Apr 21 14:18:12 UTC 2004

It would appear that Centocor/Eli Lilly are moving into phase 3
clinical trials for a drug (abciximab) that may be able to
push the normal 3 hour stroke window out to 6 hours.

If you have elderly relatives, you may want to find out how
to sign up for this trial.  Its got to be rather complex
because people who have a stroke can't give informed consent
generally and they aren't going to send samples to every
hospital in the country.  Perhaps they only intend to use
Northwestern Memorial Hospital(???).

At any rate, info:
Testing Drug's Ability to Reverse Stroke After Standard Three-hour
Window Has Closed.

Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death so slowly it looks
like we are sending the 4th horseman back to where he came from.


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