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"In less than a minute, it went form feeling just a little bit funny to couldn't even stand up," says Hutchison.
"When he came in, his NIH stroke scale was 24," says Centennial Medical Center Dr. Adrian Jarquin-Valdivia. "Which is considered a large, debilitating stroke."
Dr. Valdivia started treating Hutchison with the standard TPA drug therapy, but he added something only being offered at Centennial: ultrasonic radio waves to help break up the clot.
"Made the clot vibrate and with that extra energy on the blood facilitates the dissolution of the blood clot," says Dr. Valdivia.
The result is Charlie is back playing his guitar and singing just hours after suffering a stroke that could have killed him. Because of the clot, his brain was literally dying. When you have a stroke the clock starts ticking. The longer it takes to re-establish blood flow, the worse the damage. Charlie was at the Centennial ER in 25 minutes and was being treated with medicine and the ultrasound in less than an hour. Dr. Valdivia says the combination of therapies increases the chances of getting patients like Charlie Hutchison back to normal - from about 20%-50% - which makes for a lot more happy endings. Centennial says the ultrasound therapy will soon be available to stroke victims at Skyline Medical Center, its sister hospital on the North side of town. Charlie Hutchison expects to be released from the hospital in the morning.
Wednesday, October 3 2012, 11:09 PM CDT
Ky. veteran killed in Afghanistan blast
May 17, 2013 23:53 GMT
FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky veteran who was working as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan has died in an explosion in Kabul that killed at least 15 people including six Americans.
The father of 26-year-old Michael Robert Bradford of Fort Thomas said his son was smart, good in different sports and about to become a father.
Gary "Moose" Bradford, also of Fort Thomas, told The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/12i0nVO ) he found about his son's death from Michael Bradford's wife, Sasha, on Thursday afternoon. He said he was in total disbelief.
The couple's first child is due in a few weeks.
Two American soldiers were killed along with four American civilian contractors with DynCorp International, based in Falls Church, Va.
Other survivors include his mother, Linda Bradford of Johnson City, Tenn.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.