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Ischemic Preconditioning: Exploring the Potential to Reduce the Impact of Stroke

Ischemic Preconditioning: Exploring the Potential to Reduce the Impact of Stroke

Brief periods of oxygen deprivation to the brain have been shown to provide neuroprotective effects that reduce stroke infarct size and improve recovery times.

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FDA Approves Clinical Decision Support Tool for Stroke

FDA Approves Clinical Decision Support Tool for Stroke

The FDA has granted marketing clearance of the Viz.AI Contact Application, to alert providers of potential stroke in their patients.

Worse Stroke Outcomes in Women, Review Finds

Worse Stroke Outcomes in Women, Review Finds

Women have worse health-related quality of life and more activity limitations after stroke.

FDA Approves Expanded Treatment Window for Clot Retrieval Device in Acute Ischemic Stroke

FDA Approves Expanded Treatment Window for Clot Retrieval Device in Acute Ischemic Stroke

The FDA has expanded the treatment window for a clot retrieval device in certain patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke.

Intracerebral Hemorrhage-Related Hospital Mortality Reduced With Prior NOAC Use

Intracerebral Hemorrhage-Related Hospital Mortality Reduced With Prior NOAC Use

Outcomes in intracerebral hemorrhage are less severe in patients with prior NOAC use.

Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack Care Quality Varies Significantly

Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack Care Quality Varies Significantly

Care quality varies across elements of care and facilities for patients with TIA or minor stroke.

Patent Foramen Ovale Linked to Increased Stroke Risk After Non-Cardiac Surgery

Patent Foramen Ovale Linked to Increased Stroke Risk After Non-Cardiac Surgery

For adults undergoing non-cardiac surgery, having a PFO is linked with an increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke.

Intrathecal Baclofen More Effective Than Oral Antispasmodics for Generalized Poststroke Spasticity

Intrathecal Baclofen More Effective Than Oral Antispasmodics for Generalized Poststroke Spasticity

Effective treatments are needed to address the spastic hypertonia that compromises quality of life for many patients following stroke.

Low-Dose vs Standard-Dose tPA for Neurologic Recovery in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Low-Dose vs Standard-Dose tPA for Neurologic Recovery in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Administration of intravenous tPA is associated with significant improvement in neurologic function following acute ischemic stroke; however, this treatment is associated with increased cost as well as risk for intracranial hemorrhage.

No Clear Benefit for Anticoagulants Over Antiplatelets in Stroke Patients With Cancer

No Clear Benefit for Anticoagulants Over Antiplatelets in Stroke Patients With Cancer

This is the first clinical trial to compare antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy in patients with cancer and ischemic stroke.

Risk Factors Have Varying Effects on Stroke Pathology

Risk Factors Have Varying Effects on Stroke Pathology

The results confirm that ischemic, hemorrhagic, and subarachnoid stroke have very different etiologies.

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