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Pushing the Limits of Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Pushing the Limits of Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

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

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Intracerebral Hemorrhage Outcomes Improved With Anticoagulants

Intracerebral Hemorrhage Outcomes Improved With Anticoagulants

Resumption of oral anticoagulants after intracerebral hemorrhage was found to improve outcomes at 1 year.

Stroke During, After Pregnancy Linked to Preeclampsia

Stroke During, After Pregnancy Linked to Preeclampsia

Mortality among women with preeclampsia and pregnancy-associated stroke was significantly higher than in controls.

IV tPA Effective for Stroke in Patients With Increased Body Weight

IV tPA Effective for Stroke in Patients With Increased Body Weight

Previous research had suggested that the benefits of IV tPA are diminished in patients weighing more than 100 kg.

Hyperglycemia Impacts Functional Outcomes After Endovascular Thrombectomy

Hyperglycemia Impacts Functional Outcomes After Endovascular Thrombectomy

Higher glucose levels reduce likelihood of good outcome among stroke patients with good collaterals.

Is tPA Safe for Sickle Cell Patients in Acute Ischemic Stroke?

Is tPA Safe for Sickle Cell Patients in Acute Ischemic Stroke?

Having sickle cell disease did not adversely affect any of the indicators the researchers measured.

Intracranial Bleed Risk Compared for Warfarin, Apixaban in Afib Patients

Intracranial Bleed Risk Compared for Warfarin, Apixaban in Afib Patients

Patients taking apixaban showed significantly less intracranial hemorrhage (0.33% per year) vs patients taking warfarin (0.80% per year), no matter the type and location.

Pre-Stroke Exercise, Not BMI, Predicts Stroke Outcomes

Pre-Stroke Exercise, Not BMI, Predicts Stroke Outcomes

Patients who exercised prior to their stroke were more likely to be able to perform basic and complex tasks after the stroke event.

In Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Intensive BP Lowering Has Little Impact on Outcomes

In Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Intensive BP Lowering Has Little Impact on Outcomes

The investigators reported no difference in 3-month mortality rates across all 5 studies included in the meta-analysis.

Mobile Stroke Unit Tied to Decreased Time to Imaging, Treatment

Mobile Stroke Unit Tied to Decreased Time to Imaging, Treatment

Use of mobile stroke units is associated with reduced time to imaging and thrombolysis compared with traditional care.

After Acute Stroke, No Rush to Continue Antihypertensive Therapy

After Acute Stroke, No Rush to Continue Antihypertensive Therapy

There is no urgency to administer preexisting antihypertensive therapy in the first few hours or days after stroke, unless indicated for other comorbid conditions.

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