• The International Year of the Reef

    Ten years ago, 1997 was declared the International Year of the Reef (IYOR). This was in response to the increasing threats and loss of coral reefs and associated ecosystems, such as mangroves and sea grasses. IYOR was a global effort to increase awareness and understanding on the value of and threats to coral reefs, and

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  • The Institute for Palliative Medicine (IPM) Overview

    The Institute for Palliative Medicine (IPM) at San Diego Hospice is committed to relieving suffering by improving the quality and accessibility of palliative care. San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine was established as the original hospice program in San Diego County in 1977. Today, the organization is one of the largest hospice and palliative care programs

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  • The National Association of Bariatric Nurses (NABN)

    The National Association of Bariatric Nurses was formed in 2004 out of a recognized need for the nursing profession to dedicate resources, knowledge, and research towards improving the life and nursing care of people suffering from obesity. Despite the alarming prevalence of obesity in the united states, nursing literature lacks sufficient research based evidence to

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  • The Brain and Supplements – Medical Facts and Benefits

    The Brain and Supplements – Medical Facts and Benefits

    The human brain is the most powerful organ in the body. It is responsible for everything from thinking, feeling, moving and storing of memories. One of the interesting things about the brain is that it remains active while we are asleep, and gets rid of unwanted memories, and allows you to wake up feeling refreshed,

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  • Disclaimer

    As scientists and healthcare providers continue to refine the current treatments for stroke and develop other treatments, some of the guidelines presented on this site may change. The recommendations listed on this site are intended to help health professionals make more informed decisions concerning the care of their individual patients. As always, those responsible for

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  • Activase

    Description of Activase Activase, Alteplase, is a tissue plasminogen activator produced byrecombinant DNA technology. It is a sterile, purified glycoprotein of 527 amino acids. It is synthesized using the complentary DNA (cDNA) for natural human tissue-type plasminogenactivator obtained from a human melanoma cell line. The manufacturing process involves thesecretion of the enzyme alteplase into the

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  • Coalition Center Factsheet

    Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers  – Fact Sheet June 20, 2000 – The Brain Attack Coalition’s recommendations for a Primary Stroke Center address the following 11 major aspects of acute stroke care: Acute Stroke Teams: The Acute Stroke Team should include a physician with experience in diagnosing and treating cerebrovascular disease, and one other

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  • Coalition Center Release

    Establishing “Stroke Centers” in Hospitals Would Reduce Deaths and Disabilities, Say Stroke Experts First-Ever Recommendations – Published in June 21 Issue of JAMA BETHESDA, MD, June 20, 2000 – A national stroke coalition today announced it is advocating for all hospitals to establish stroke centers or other programs to reduce deaths and disabilities from stroke. The

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  • Coalition Center Checklist

    Do You Have Access to the Best Treatment for Stroke? A Checklist for Communities Does the hospital have a Stroke Team led by a healthcare professional with training and expertise in stroke? A Stroke Team is a professional staff available around the clock, seven days a week to evaluate the patient within 15 minutes of

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  • Patient Resources

    This section includes useful information and helpful resources for stroke patients, their families and caregivers from the Brain Attack Coalition members. The BAC primarily serves medical professionals, but most of our members offer extensive information for the public. American Academy of Neurology - www.aan.com American Association of Neurological Surgeons - www.neurosurgerytoday.org American Stroke Association, a

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  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Pathways

    Cleveland Clinic Foundation Coordinated Care Tracks Blood Pressure Management for Acute Stroke Thrombolysis Candidate Cleveland Clinic IV rt-PA Faxable Protocol Checklist Department of Radiology Discharge Planning Record (DPR) DPR Continuation Emergency Department Hospital Day 1 Hospital Day 2 Hospital Day 3 Hospital Day 4 Triaging Acute Stroke

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  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital – Pathways

    Acute Ischemic Stroke Critical Pathway Card Acute Ischemic Stroke Critical Pathway – Card Part 1 Acute Ischemic Stroke Critical Pathway – Card Part 2

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