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Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Interview With David Newman-Toker, MD, PhD

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Interview With David Newman-Toker, MD, PhD

Neurologists need to engage their emergency medicine colleagues to identify protocols and pathways for when to trigger appropriate neurological consultation or initiate acute stroke therapies.

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Dementia Risk Significantly Increased for Individuals Born in High Stroke Mortality States

Dementia Risk Significantly Increased for Individuals Born in High Stroke Mortality States

Birthplace is a significant risk factor for dementia, even after adjusting for educational levels, race, and life-course vascular risk factors.

Minimum Headache Duration Prompting Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Workup

Minimum Headache Duration Prompting Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Workup

Subarachnoid hemorrhage must be ruled out in patients with acute onset of severe headache.

Predicting Major Bleeding in Patients With Stroke on Antiplatelets

Predicting Major Bleeding in Patients With Stroke on Antiplatelets

There are a limited number of prediction models that identify patients at risk of major bleeding after stroke or TIA.

Update: Diagnosing Neuropathic Pain in Stroke, MS, Spinal Cord Injury

Update: Diagnosing Neuropathic Pain in Stroke, MS, Spinal Cord Injury

The update focused on diagnosis of neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury, stroke, or multiple sclerosis.

Intravenous Idarucizumab Successfully Reverses Dabigatran

Intravenous Idarucizumab Successfully Reverses Dabigatran

At 90-days, the rate of thrombotic events in both groups was low.

Penumbra Stroke Revascularization Device Recalled

Penumbra Stroke Revascularization Device Recalled

The Penumbra 3D revascularization device was recalled by the FDA because of a risk of the delivery wire breaking during use.

Stroke Prevention Therapy Safe, Effective for Cancer Patients

Stroke Prevention Therapy Safe, Effective for Cancer Patients

Rivaroxaban treatment for nonvalvular AF in patients with cancer is safe.

Even Stable Survivors Face 5-Year Risk of Second Stroke

Even Stable Survivors Face 5-Year Risk of Second Stroke

The risk of a second stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) remains considerable for at least 5 years after the first event.

Intensive BP Lowering Does Not Benefit ICH With Spot Sign

Intensive BP Lowering Does Not Benefit ICH With Spot Sign

Although spot sign predicted ICH expansion, it proved to be a less robust diagnostic marker than demonstrated by previous single-center cohort studies.

Weight Gain in Adolescence Linked to Later Stroke Risk

Weight Gain in Adolescence Linked to Later Stroke Risk

An increase in BMI during puberty and adolescence was associated with increase risk of stroke.

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