Stroke

Stroke and Dementia Associated with Artificially-Sweetened Drinks?

Stroke and Dementia Associated with Artificially-Sweetened Drinks?

According to a study published in Stroke artificially-sweetened beverages is associated with increased risk of stroke and dementia.

Intracranial Hemorrhage Associated with Arteriovenous Malformations Linked to Better Outcomes

Intracranial Hemorrhage Associated with Arteriovenous Malformations Linked to Better Outcomes

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Compared with other sources of ICH, those associated with arteriovenous malformations had lower odds of death.

Migraine-Associated Stroke Not Linked to Atherosclerosis

Migraine-Associated Stroke Not Linked to Atherosclerosis

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Intracranial atherosclerosis was lower in patients with migraine compared with those without migraine.

Reduced Stroke Risk With Vitamin K Antagonist Monotherapy

Reduced Stroke Risk With Vitamin K Antagonist Monotherapy

Dual therapy was associated with a significantly higher bleeding risk.

Stroke Prevention May Help Reduce Dementia Risk

Stroke Prevention May Help Reduce Dementia Risk

Delays in anticoagulation treatment resulted in increased risk for dementia.

Mechanical Thrombectomy Safe in Older Stroke Patients

Mechanical Thrombectomy Safe in Older Stroke Patients

No between-group differences were observed for reperfusion success and mortality, among other measures.

After Stroke Onset, Prehospital ECG Helps Detect Atrial Fibrillation

After Stroke Onset, Prehospital ECG Helps Detect Atrial Fibrillation

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Neglecting abnormalities in ECG readings could result in serious acute cardiac events in patients presenting with stroke.

After Stroke, Intensive Antiplatelet Therapy Has Benefits, Drawbacks

After Stroke, Intensive Antiplatelet Therapy Has Benefits, Drawbacks

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Intensive antiplatelet therapy appears to reduce risk of recurrence immediately after stroke, but may pose risks further out.

Stroke Awareness: Do Your Patients Know the Signs?

Stroke Awareness: Do Your Patients Know the Signs?

New research from the American Heart and American Stroke Associations found that many Americans don't know the symptoms of stroke.

Stroke Prevention Strategies May Help Prevent Dementia

Stroke Prevention Strategies May Help Prevent Dementia

Findings from a new study suggest that engaging in stroke prevention strategies may help reduce the risk of dementia.

In Hypogonadism, Stroke May Be Prevented With Testosterone Replacement Therapy

In Hypogonadism, Stroke May Be Prevented With Testosterone Replacement Therapy

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Men who received testosterone replacement therapy had lower odds of cardiovascular events.

In Endovascular Therapy for Stroke, Monitored Anesthesia Is Safe, Effective

In Endovascular Therapy for Stroke, Monitored Anesthesia Is Safe, Effective

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Monitored anesthesia was found to be as safe and effective as general anesthesia in patients undergoing endovascular therapy for stroke.

Using E-Management to Improve Oral Anticoagulation Tx

Using E-Management to Improve Oral Anticoagulation Tx

E-health-based coagulation service was linked to lower frequency of adverse events, including thromboembolism, bleeding, and death.

Ischemic Stroke Risk Elevated in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Ischemic Stroke Risk Elevated in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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The relative risk of developing ischemic stroke was increased in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, especially within the first year after diagnosis.

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Interview With David Newman-Toker, MD, PhD

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Interview With David Newman-Toker, MD, PhD

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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.

Prevalence of Ischemic Stroke Increasing in Young Adults

Prevalence of Ischemic Stroke Increasing in Young Adults

During the study period, the percentage of people with 3 or more stroke risk factors roughly doubled for all age groups.

Stroke Risk and Serum Uric Acid Levels: Does Gender Play a Role?

Stroke Risk and Serum Uric Acid Levels: Does Gender Play a Role?

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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.

Endovascular Stroke Treatment Shows Sustained Response Up to 2 Years

Endovascular Stroke Treatment Shows Sustained Response Up to 2 Years

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Over 32% of patients were functionally independent at 90 days and 37.1% were functionally independent at 2 years.

Telestroke Treatment With IV tPA: How Long Is the Window of Opportunity?

Telestroke Treatment With IV tPA: How Long Is the Window of Opportunity?

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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.

In Ischemic Stroke, Pulse Pressure Predicts Long-Term Risk of Recurrence

In Ischemic Stroke, Pulse Pressure Predicts Long-Term Risk of Recurrence

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Pulse pressure was associated with the risk for ischemic stroke in first-ever ischemic stroke patients old than 60 years.

Intracerebral Hemorrhage Outcomes Improved With Anticoagulants

Intracerebral Hemorrhage Outcomes Improved With Anticoagulants

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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