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Assessing and Treating Cognitive, Mood Impairments in Patients With Stroke

Assessing and Treating Cognitive, Mood Impairments in Patients With Stroke

The ultimate goal of stroke assessment is to enable physicians to make treatment decisions that are individualized and appropriate to the patient's needs, thereby improving patient outcomes.

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Alteplase Good for Ischemic Stroke With Unknown Onset Time

Alteplase Good for Ischemic Stroke With Unknown Onset Time

For patients with ischemic stroke with an unknown time of onset, intravenous alteplase is associated with better functional outcome than placebo.

Prediction Algorithm Stratifies ICH Patients at Risk for Hematoma Expansion

Prediction Algorithm Stratifies ICH Patients at Risk for Hematoma Expansion

While developing the hematoma expansion prediction score, associations between hematoma expansion and blend sign, any intrahematoma hypodensity, and time from onset to noncontrast computed tomography <2.5 hours were found.

Congenital Heart Disease, Hispanic Ethnicity Associated With Increased Mortality in Pediatric Arterial Ischemic Stroke

Congenital Heart Disease, Hispanic Ethnicity Associated With Increased Mortality in Pediatric Arterial Ischemic Stroke

The investigators were unable to determine which type of congenital heart disease or which type of ventricular assist device, if used, played a role in mortality outcomes.

Tenecteplase Improves Reperfusion and Functional Outcome in Ischemic Stroke

Tenecteplase Improves Reperfusion and Functional Outcome in Ischemic Stroke

The findings from this trial are limited to only ischemic stroke patients with large-vessel occlusion who are deemed appropriate for thrombolysis.

Ceftriaxone More Cost-Effective Than Standard Care for Post-Stroke Infection Prevention

Ceftriaxone More Cost-Effective Than Standard Care for Post-Stroke Infection Prevention

There were no differences between the ceftriaxone and standard care groups in terms of institutional care resources, out-of-pocket expenses, or productivity losses.

Sickle Cell Trait Does Not Reliably Predict Ischemic Stroke in African Americans

Sickle Cell Trait Does Not Reliably Predict Ischemic Stroke in African Americans

Sickle cell trait is not associated with ischemic stroke and should not be relied upon as a sole predictor of stroke in African Americans.

Poststroke Neurocognitive Disorder Prevalent in Acute Stroke

Poststroke Neurocognitive Disorder Prevalent in Acute Stroke

A shortened summary cognitive score consisting of action speed, executive function, and language may help diagnose poststroke NCD.

Frequency of Sauna Bathing Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

Frequency of Sauna Bathing Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

For adults, frequent sauna bathing is associated with reduced risk of future stroke.

ARISE II Demonstrates Improved Reperfusion With EmboTrap in Ischemic Stroke

ARISE II Demonstrates Improved Reperfusion With EmboTrap in Ischemic Stroke

The lack of a comparator group as well as the relatively small patient sample represents potential limitations of this study.

Cerebral Microbleeds Do Not Predict 3-Month Death or Disability in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Cerebral Microbleeds Do Not Predict 3-Month Death or Disability in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Investigators performed a pre-planned secondary analysis of the open-label, randomized Antihypertensive Treatment of Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage 2 study, specifically on the magnetic resonance images obtained during the intensive blood pressure lowering portion of the trial.

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