According to a study published in Stroke artificially-sweetened beverages is associated with increased risk of stroke and dementia.
Compared with other sources of ICH, those associated with arteriovenous malformations had lower odds of death.
Intracranial atherosclerosis was lower in patients with migraine compared with those without migraine.
Dual therapy was associated with a significantly higher bleeding risk.
Delays in anticoagulation treatment resulted in increased risk for dementia.
No between-group differences were observed for reperfusion success and mortality, among other measures.
Neglecting abnormalities in ECG readings could result in serious acute cardiac events in patients presenting with stroke.
Intensive antiplatelet therapy appears to reduce risk of recurrence immediately after stroke, but may pose risks further out.
New research from the American Heart and American Stroke Associations found that many Americans don't know the symptoms of stroke.
Findings from a new study suggest that engaging in stroke prevention strategies may help reduce the risk of dementia.
Men who received testosterone replacement therapy had lower odds of cardiovascular events.
Monitored anesthesia was found to be as safe and effective as general anesthesia in patients undergoing endovascular therapy for stroke.
E-health-based coagulation service was linked to lower frequency of adverse events, including thromboembolism, bleeding, and death.
The relative risk of developing ischemic stroke was increased in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, especially within the first year after diagnosis.
Neurologists need to engage their emergency medicine colleagues to identify protocols and pathways for when to trigger appropriate neurological consultation or initiate acute stroke therapies.
During the study period, the percentage of people with 3 or more stroke risk factors roughly doubled for all age groups.
Previous studies have produced contradictory evidence of a link between serum UA and stroke risk, with some pointing to greater risks in women compared with men.
Over 32% of patients were functionally independent at 90 days and 37.1% were functionally independent at 2 years.
There is little data to support telestroke for IV thrombolysis administration in the extended time window of 3 to 4.5 hours after stroke onset.
Pulse pressure was associated with the risk for ischemic stroke in first-ever ischemic stroke patients old than 60 years.
Resumption of oral anticoagulants after intracerebral hemorrhage was found to improve outcomes at 1 year.
Mortality among women with preeclampsia and pregnancy-associated stroke was significantly higher than in controls.
Previous research had suggested that the benefits of IV tPA are diminished in patients weighing more than 100 kg.
Higher glucose levels reduce likelihood of good outcome among stroke patients with good collaterals.
Having sickle cell disease did not adversely affect any of the indicators the researchers measured.
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.
Patients who exercised prior to their stroke were more likely to be able to perform basic and complex tasks after the stroke event.
The investigators reported no difference in 3-month mortality rates across all 5 studies included in the meta-analysis.
Use of mobile stroke units is associated with reduced time to imaging and thrombolysis compared with traditional care.
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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