Ischemic Stroke

Contact Aspiration vs Stent Retriever in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Contact Aspiration vs Stent Retriever in Acute Ischemic Stroke

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The results provide good evidence for the use of contact aspiration in ischemic stroke.

Time to Alteplase Treatment Affected by Hospital Delays, Medical Conditions

Time to Alteplase Treatment Affected by Hospital Delays, Medical Conditions

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Delays related to the determination of treatment eligibility increased door-to-needle times by more than 30 minutes compared with patients with no delays.

In Stroke, No Clear Benefit for Head Positioning

In Stroke, No Clear Benefit for Head Positioning

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Neither lying flat nor sitting up appears to alter outcomes in patients presenting with acute stroke.

Location of Childhood Arterial Ischemic Stroke Influences Recurrence

Location of Childhood Arterial Ischemic Stroke Influences Recurrence

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The difference in rate of recurrence of PCAIS may have to do with a difference in mechanism compared with ACAIS.

Predicting Ischemic Stroke Outcomes With Advanced Imaging

Predicting Ischemic Stroke Outcomes With Advanced Imaging

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Use of advanced imaging may help predict which patients will have an optimal response to treatment with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator.

Perioperative Stroke Risk High in Patients With Migraine

Perioperative Stroke Risk High in Patients With Migraine

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Migraine affects approximately 20% of the general population and is associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke.

No Benefit for IV tPA Before Mechanical Thrombectomy in Ischemic Stroke

No Benefit for IV tPA Before Mechanical Thrombectomy in Ischemic Stroke

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Intravenous thrombolysis prior to mechanical thrombectomy did not benefit patients with acute ischemic stroke due to a large vessel occlusion.

Continued Warfarin Therapy Helps Prevent Stroke After Dementia Dx

Continued Warfarin Therapy Helps Prevent Stroke After Dementia Dx

Warfarin protected against ischemic stroke, major bleeding, and all-cause mortality in patients who continued to take the drug after dementia diagnosis.

A Novel Risk Score for Seizures After Stroke

A Novel Risk Score for Seizures After Stroke

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The triple-validated SeLECT score may help identify patients suited for antiepileptic drug trials.

Migraine History May Double Stroke Risk in Women

Migraine History May Double Stroke Risk in Women

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Women with a history of migraine headache had a more than 2-fold increased risk of stroke over a 6-year follow-up period.

Pushing the Limits of Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Pushing the Limits of Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

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Recent research found benefits in outcome outweighed any increase in hemorrhagic complications in patients with large infarcts.

Antacids and Risk of First-Time Stroke

Antacids and Risk of First-Time Stroke

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Another class of antacids, H2 receptor antagonists, had no impact on stroke risk.

Serious Adverse Events, Cardiovascular Health Impact Stroke Risk in RA

Serious Adverse Events, Cardiovascular Health Impact Stroke Risk in RA

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Serious adverse events, especially those requiring hospitalization, may indicate an elevated risk of stroke.

Allopurinol Use May Reduce Risk of Stroke in Elderly

Allopurinol Use May Reduce Risk of Stroke in Elderly

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The neuroprotective effect was evident after at least 6 months of use.

Glyburide Promising for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Glyburide Promising for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

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Although the study did not demonstrate efficacy of glyburide, differences were seen in the amount midline shift at 3-4 days.

Early Endovascular Thrombectomy Reduces Ischemic Stroke Disability

Early Endovascular Thrombectomy Reduces Ischemic Stroke Disability

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Patients with acute ischemic stroke experienced less disability when treated with early endovascular thrombectomy.

Cerebral Microbleeds and Risk of Intracerebral Hemorrhage After Stroke

Cerebral Microbleeds and Risk of Intracerebral Hemorrhage After Stroke

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Cerebral microbleeds increase the risk for symptomatic ICH after thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke.

Weight Linked to Ischemic, But Not Hemorrhagic Stroke in Women

Weight Linked to Ischemic, But Not Hemorrhagic Stroke in Women

Being overweight may slightly lower chances for hemorrhagic stroke, the study found.

Clot Retrieval Devices Given Expanded Marketing Approval

Clot Retrieval Devices Given Expanded Marketing Approval

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The Trevo devices are the first to be indicated for use in conjunction with IV tPA.

Does Giant Cell Arteritis Increase Risk of Venous Thromboembolism?

Does Giant Cell Arteritis Increase Risk of Venous Thromboembolism?

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Studies have linked GCA with increased risk of VTE; however, results have been compromised by limited data sets.

Inflammatory Biomarkers May Help Predict, Prevent Stroke

Inflammatory Biomarkers May Help Predict, Prevent Stroke

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Four blood biomarkers are associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke.

Experimental Stem Cell Therapy May Reverse Brain Damage in Stroke

Experimental Stem Cell Therapy May Reverse Brain Damage in Stroke

In mice, the protein triggered the stem cells to become functioning neurons.

Hemoglobin Level Adversely Impacts Stroke Mortality

Hemoglobin Level Adversely Impacts Stroke Mortality

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Associations with increased mortality were found for both low and high hemoglobin levels, suggesting a U-shaped relationship.

Pioglitazone Reduces Diabetes Risk in Patients With Ischemic Stroke

Pioglitazone Reduces Diabetes Risk in Patients With Ischemic Stroke

The findings are relevant for patients with insulin resistance but no history of diabetes.

Effects of TNF Inhibitors on Incidence of Ischemic Stroke in RA

Effects of TNF Inhibitors on Incidence of Ischemic Stroke in RA

Incidence of ischemic stroke does not appear to be influenced by exposure to tumor necrosis factor(TNF)-inhibitor use in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

90% of Stroke Worldwide Attributable to 10 Modifiable Risk Factors

90% of Stroke Worldwide Attributable to 10 Modifiable Risk Factors

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Still, regional variations exist, indicating that more personalized prevention programs may be needed.

Primary Stroke Centers Provide Survival Benefit for Acute Stroke

Primary Stroke Centers Provide Survival Benefit for Acute Stroke

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Time, however, still plays a big role in stroke outcomes.

Benefit of Vitamin K Antagonist Outweighs Bleeding Risk in Elderly

Benefit of Vitamin K Antagonist Outweighs Bleeding Risk in Elderly

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Treating older patients with a vitamin K antagonist may be warranted since thrombosis risk is more markedly increased than bleeding risk with rising age.

Statins May Lower Infection Risk Post-Stroke

Statins May Lower Infection Risk Post-Stroke

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The study analyzed the hospital records of over 1500 patients.

Should Stroke Patients of Asian Descent Get Less tPA?

Should Stroke Patients of Asian Descent Get Less tPA?

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The idea of low-dose tPA will likely not be abandoned despite recent findings.

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