Stroke

FDA Approves Clinical Decision Support Tool for Stroke

FDA Approves Clinical Decision Support Tool for Stroke

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Stroke Survivors May Benefit From Following Strict MIND Diet

Stroke Survivors May Benefit From Following Strict MIND Diet

Following the MIND diet is associated with slower rates of cognitive decline in individuals who survived stroke.

General Anesthesia a Viable Sedation Strategy for Thrombectomy in Stroke: Clinician Takeaway

General Anesthesia a Viable Sedation Strategy for Thrombectomy in Stroke: Clinician Takeaway

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Although several studies have established the use of endovascular therapy with stent retrievers for selected acute stroke as standard of care, best practices surrounding the best sedation strategy remain unclear.

Just 1 Cigarette Per Day Increases Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

Just 1 Cigarette Per Day Increases Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

There is a significant increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke linked with smoking just 1 cigarette per day.

Many Stroke Patients Not Receiving Timely Rehabilitation

Many Stroke Patients Not Receiving Timely Rehabilitation

Many stroke patients referred to rehabilitation services, do not actually receive these services.

Stroke Incidence Linked to Number of Renal Cysts

Stroke Incidence Linked to Number of Renal Cysts

Although renal cysts are generally thought of as benign findings, this study points to a possible higher stroke risk in patients with multiple cysts.

Percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure is superior to medical treatment alone in preventing recurrent stroke

Patent foramen ovale closure was superior to medical treatment alone in preventing transient ischemic attack and recurrent stroke.

Thrombectomy between 6 and 24 hours after acute stroke reduces disability: The DAWN trial

Thrombectomy performed between 6 and 24 hours after onset of acute stroke in patients with a mismatch between stroke symptoms and infarct volume results in better disability outcomes compared to standard care alone.

Early Initiation of SSRIs After Stroke May Reduce Neurologic Dysfunction

Early Initiation of SSRIs After Stroke May Reduce Neurologic Dysfunction

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The findings suggest that future studies should explore the specific time window in which SSRIs are beneficial.

Updated Ischemic Stroke Guidelines: Expert Takeaways

Updated Ischemic Stroke Guidelines: Expert Takeaways

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Under the new ischemic stroke guidelines, the treatment window for thrombectomy has been expanded to up to 24 hours after symptom onset.

 Reduced Stroke Risk With Blood Pressure, Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

Reduced Stroke Risk With Blood Pressure, Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

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Fixed-dose candesartan plus hydrochlorothiazide and rosuvstatin reduced first stroke in patients at intermediate risk for cardiovascular disease.

Recurrent Ischemic Stroke Risk Associated With Sleep Apnea

Recurrent Ischemic Stroke Risk Associated With Sleep Apnea

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In this population-based study, researchers found that Mexican Americans had a greater risk for recurrent stroke and death than non-Hispanic whites.

Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Incidence Up in Pregnant Women

Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Incidence Up in Pregnant Women

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Researchers have observed an upward trend in the incidence of pregnancy-related spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Stroke Treatment Times May Be Reduced With Pharmacist Involvement

Stroke Treatment Times May Be Reduced With Pharmacist Involvement

A significantly shorter door-to-needle time is associated with the presence of a pharmacist at bedside during acute ischemic stroke.

Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease May Coexist With Stroke Risk Factors

Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease May Coexist With Stroke Risk Factors

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Screening for coexisting diseases may help identify high-risk patients with intracranial atherosclerotic disease.

Stroke Risk in AFib Better Predicted With Delta CHA<sub>2</sub>DS<sub>2</sub>-VASc Score

Stroke Risk in AFib Better Predicted With Delta CHA2DS2-VASc Score

CHA2DS2-VASc score assessment is more predictive of ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation than the baseline score.

Recurrent Stroke Risk Reduced With Patent Foramen Ovale Closure

Recurrent Stroke Risk Reduced With Patent Foramen Ovale Closure

In adults with PFO, percutaneous and transcatheter PFO closure prevent recurrent stroke.

Electrostimulation Plus Task Training Improves Upper Limb Function After Stroke

Electrostimulation Plus Task Training Improves Upper Limb Function After Stroke

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Patients who received adjunctive electrostimulation and task-oriented training had greater improvement than patients who received standard rehabilitation.

Recall Issued for Clopidogrel Bottles

Recall Issued for Clopidogrel Bottles

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Clopidogrel tablets were recalled by International Laboratories due to bottle mislabeling.

Predicting Post-Stroke Discharge Destination With Outcome Scores

Predicting Post-Stroke Discharge Destination With Outcome Scores

Outcome measure scores strongly predict discharge destination after acute, subacute stroke

PPAR-γ Agonists May Have Benefits for Reducing Recurrent Stroke Risk

PPAR-γ Agonists May Have Benefits for Reducing Recurrent Stroke Risk

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Higher-quality randomized controlled trials are needed in order to better assess the benefits of PPAR-γ agonists in recurrent stroke risk.

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