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PFO "closure" does not need to be complete to relieve migraine symptoms

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Following transcatheter closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO), migraine relief may occur despite residual right-to-left shunt, researchers report in the October 1st issue of the American Journal of Cardiology. The team, based at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, also...

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Short-term stroke mortality not increased in diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with an acute ischemic stroke, diabetes does not increase the risk of death at 60 days or 1 year, but it is associated with slightly reduced long-term survival, new research shows. “The biggest findings were the lack of increased early mortality in stroke...

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JC viral load does not predict progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Detection of JC virus, an important cause of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in immunosuppressed patients, is not a good predictor of PML risk and should not be used to screen patients before initiating natalizumab treatment, scientists in Europe report. ...