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Patent Foramen Ovale Closure for Stroke Prevention: Key Principles for Clinical Practice

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure for Stroke Prevention: Key Principles for Clinical Practice

Even with thorough testing, declaring a patent foramen ovale as the most likely culprit responsible for a cryptogenic stroke remains a challenge.

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Dextroamphetamine Plus Physical Therapy Nonsuperior to Placebo for Improving Post-Stroke Motor Recovery

Dextroamphetamine Plus Physical Therapy Nonsuperior to Placebo for Improving Post-Stroke Motor Recovery

No significant difference was observed between the treatment and placebo arms in change in the Fugl-Meyer motor scores from baseline to 3-month follow-up.

Cannabidiol Gets Orphan Drug Status for Preventing Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

Cannabidiol Gets Orphan Drug Status for Preventing Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

The designation was granted to Revive Therapeutics, a company that specializes in cannabis-based pharmaceuticals.

In-Hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke

In-Hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke

For patients with ischemic stroke, infection during stroke hospitalization is associated with increased odds of 30-day readmission.

ACA Implementation Decreased Rates of Therapy Nonadherence in Stroke Survivors

ACA Implementation Decreased Rates of Therapy Nonadherence in Stroke Survivors

A review of data recorded in the National Health Interview Survey showed that cost-related nonadherence with medication decreased in stroke survivors following the implementation of the ACA.

Mood Stabilizers Associated With Increased Risk for Stroke in Bipolar Disorder

Mood Stabilizers Associated With Increased Risk for Stroke in Bipolar Disorder

Exposure to carbamazepine was associated with the highest risk for stroke, particularly ischemic stroke.

Recommended Levels of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Associated With Cerebral Vessel Density, Flow

Recommended Levels of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Associated With Cerebral Vessel Density, Flow

Investigators evaluated the association between modifiable cardiovascular disease risk factors at recommended levels and white matter hyperintensities and indices of cerebrovascular structure and function.

Characteristics Linked to Arterial Recanalization Following Alteplase Treatment in Ischemic Stroke

Characteristics Linked to Arterial Recanalization Following Alteplase Treatment in Ischemic Stroke

Alteplase was associated with 30.4% success in recanalization, while only 13.3% who did not receive alteplase had success.

Independent Links for Genetics, Lifestyle With Incident Stroke

Independent Links for Genetics, Lifestyle With Incident Stroke

Genetic and lifestyle factors are independently associated with incident stroke among men and women aged 40 to 73 years.

Blood Pressure Screen in Down Syndrome May Help Identify Moyamoya Syndrome Risk

Blood Pressure Screen in Down Syndrome May Help Identify Moyamoya Syndrome Risk

Higher blood pressure was predicted by higher posterior circulation involvement and bilateral disease.

Half of Women to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinsonism

Half of Women to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinsonism

One in two women and one in three men will develop dementia, stroke, or parkinsonism during their lifetime.

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