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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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NIHSS May Misjudge Infratentorial Lesions in Thrombolysis-Eligible Stroke

NIHSS May Misjudge Infratentorial Lesions in Thrombolysis-Eligible Stroke

Researchers predict that an NIHSS score ≥6 for an infratentorial stroke may require more aggressive treatment than just thrombolysis alone.

Does a Culturally Tailored Intervention Reduce Long-Term Vascular Risk in Minorities?

Does a Culturally Tailored Intervention Reduce Long-Term Vascular Risk in Minorities?

Culturally tailored, skills-based strategies may be an important alternative to knowledge-focused approaches in achieving sustained vascular risk reduction and addressing racial/ethnic stroke disparities.

Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation Improves Readiness for Decannulation in Post-Stroke Dysphagia

Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation Improves Readiness for Decannulation in Post-Stroke Dysphagia

A significantly higher percentage of patients in the pharyngeal electrical stimulation group of the PHAST-TRAC trial were ready for decannulation after 3 days of treatment vs the sham control group.

Neurofilament Light: Biomarker of Neuroaxonal Injury After Ischemic Stroke

Neurofilament Light: Biomarker of Neuroaxonal Injury After Ischemic Stroke

Investigators explored the use of serum neurofilament light chain as a biomarker for primary and secondary neuroaxonal injury after ischemic stroke.

Left Atrial Enlargement Linked to Vascular Brain Injury

Left Atrial Enlargement Linked to Vascular Brain Injury

Investigators examine the association between LAD and vascular brain injury on brain MRI.

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.

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