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Recovery after stroke is not improved by using a device to retrieve the clot, a US study suggests. In a trial of more than 650 patients, standard clot-busting drugs were just as effective as using surgery to clear blockages directly.

The University of Cincinnati-led study was stopped early after it became clear that risky procedures to remove clots were having little impact. Experts said more work was needed over clot-retrieval devices. Presenting the findings at the International Stroke Conference, researchers said that 39% of patients treated with a clot-busting drug called tPA were living independently after 90 days.

In those who also had undergone a procedure to insert a wire through an artery to break up, remove or dissolve the clot, 41% were living independently after three months. And 16% of patients undergoing the surgery had complications, the team reported in a paper also being published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

All patients received clot-busting tPA within three hours of their stroke symptoms. Researchers had predicted those who then also had the procedure to remove a clot would do better as it would treat large blockages not resolved by drug therapy.

Researchers say they have gained a key insight into how zinc helps the immune system fight infection. A study shows that zinc stops the immune system from spiralling out of control, as happens when people develop sepsis.

The researchers say the findings could also explain why taking zinc supplements at the start of a cold can stem its severity. It is thought the finding could have implications for other diseases. Although research has highlighted the importance of zinc for the immune system, because the mineral has many complex roles in the body it is not understood in any detail how it helps fight off infection.

After previous studies in mice, the researchers from Ohio State University had shown that zinc-deficiency could lead to excessive inflammation. This is what happens in sepsis, when in response to a severe infection, the body goes into overdrive, with potentially fatal consequences.

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