Monitored anesthesia was found to be as safe and effective as general anesthesia in patients undergoing endovascular therapy for stroke.
Several mechanisms involving trigeminovascular activation are often proposed in the literature as mechanisms underlying nonhemorrhagic headache in patients with AVM.
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.
Serum neurofilament light chain levels show potential in predicting the burden and progression of cerebral small vessel disease.
Use of mobile stroke units is associated with reduced time to imaging and thrombolysis compared with traditional care.
Up to 20% of stroke cases in young adults occur in those with cervical artery dissection, the leading cause of stroke in this population.
Clinicians should closely monitor patients with atrial fibrillation, especially if they are female and of increasing age.
The increase in usage of antithrombotics, especially vitamin K antagonists, has been linked to an increase in prevalence of subdural hematomas.
Glucocorticoids are often prescribed to RCVS patients either due to a misdiagnosis of PACNS, or fear of missing PACNS.
Hormone therapy may reduce risk for death from vascular dementia in older women.
Despite 3 large randomized trials and updated guidelines, the question of PFO closure remains a complex entity.
Risk of VTE was only observed in patients with migraine with aura, suggesting a mechanistic link between the 2 conditions.
Microbleeds were prevalent in 15.3% of the cohort.
Ticagrelor may have an opportunity to shine in patients already on aspirin or clopidogrel.
Women who were obese and taking oral contraceptives had a 29-fold increased risk of CVT.
Patients taking pioglitazone saw a 24% reduction in risk for recurrent stroke or myocardial infarction compared to placebo.
The authors speculate that women may have pre-stroke functional deficits, and minorities may have poorer access to care.
Compared to cognition, gait speed may be more predictive of mortality due to its relationship with other organ systems.
New recommendations address 3 topics.
More research needs to be conducted to determine any harmful effects.
The FDA has issued a safety communication for medical devices used in intravascular procedures.
Loss of consciousness during subarachnoid hemorrhage is associated with a 2.8-fold increase in death and poor functional outcome at 1 year.
D-dimer level at 2 weeks after injury accurately predicts deep vein thrombosis formation.
30 days after surgery, only 7% of those who received the botulinum toxin developed A-Fib compared to 30% given saline.
Nearly 60% of health care professionals felt uncertain that their treatment would prevent another stroke.
Those who developed vascular parkinsonism had a greater risk if they had microbleeds and low gray matter volume.
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