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Research To Know How Ketamine Acts Fast to Treat Depression

Researchers describe the molecular mechanisms behind ketamine's ability to squash depression and keep it at bay. In contrast to most antidepressant medications, which can take several weeks to reduce depressive symptoms, ketamine — a commonly used veterinary anesthetic — can lift a person out of a deep depression within minutes of its administration, and its effects can last several weeks

Tranexamic Acid For Hyperacute Primary IntraCerebral Haemorrhage

A randomized study determines Tranexamic acid for intracranial hemorrhage failed to significantly improve functional status compared with placebo at 90 days. However, the antifibrinolytic agent was associated with a decrease in deaths in the first week and attenuation of hematoma expansion.

The primary outcome of the phase 3 Tranexamic acid for hyperacute primary IntraCerebral Haemorrhage (TICH-2). The study was published in The Lancet.