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Assessing and Treating Cognitive, Mood Impairments in Patients With Stroke

Assessing and Treating Cognitive, Mood Impairments in Patients With Stroke

The ultimate goal of stroke assessment is to enable physicians to make treatment decisions that are individualized and appropriate to the patient's needs, thereby improving patient outcomes.

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Continued Anticoagulation in Resolved AFib May Help Reduce Stroke Risk

Continued Anticoagulation in Resolved AFib May Help Reduce Stroke Risk

Investigators conducted 2 retrospective cohort studies to determine whether patients with resolved AF were at an increased risk for stroke or TIA and all-cause mortality compared with matched controls with unresolved AF.

New Coagulation Monitoring Device Allows for Wireless Reporting of INR Results

New Coagulation Monitoring Device Allows for Wireless Reporting of INR Results

Roche is expected to launch the CoaguChek Vantus system, the first Bluetooth-enabled, self-testing device for coagulation monitoring, this summer.

Disparities for Risk of Recurrent Hemorrhagic Stroke Unexplained

Disparities for Risk of Recurrent Hemorrhagic Stroke Unexplained

Black and Hispanic patients are at higher risk for stroke recurrence than white patients.

Under New Guidelines, More Stroke Survivors With Hypertension Diagnosis

Under New Guidelines, More Stroke Survivors With Hypertension Diagnosis

Under the 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines, there would be a substantial increase in the proportions of stroke survivors with hypertension.

MRI pattern selects patients with unknown stroke time who benefit from thrombolysis

Stroke patients with unknown time of stroke onset and DWI-FLAIR mismatch indicative of a stroke within the prior 4.5 hours who were randomized to alteplase were more likely to have a favorable outcome at 90 days than those receiving placebo.

Stroke Survivors Have Higher Risk for Subsequent Seizures Than General Population

Stroke Survivors Have Higher Risk for Subsequent Seizures Than General Population

At 8 years, the cumulative rate of any hospitalization or emergency department visit for seizure was higher among patients with stroke vs the general population.

Women Face Marginally Increased Risk for Poor Functional Outcomes After Stroke

Women Face Marginally Increased Risk for Poor Functional Outcomes After Stroke

Although women demonstrated greater participation restriction compared with men in the unadjusted analysis, there was no difference between men and women after accounting for age, stroke severity, and prestroke dependency.

Clopidogrel Plus Aspirin Cuts Ischemic Events in Stroke, TIA

Clopidogrel Plus Aspirin Cuts Ischemic Events in Stroke, TIA

The combination of clopidogrel and aspirin is associated with reduced risk of major ischemic events but increased risk of major hemorrhage among patients with minor ischemic stroke.

Alteplase Good for Ischemic Stroke With Unknown Onset Time

Alteplase Good for Ischemic Stroke With Unknown Onset Time

For patients with ischemic stroke with an unknown time of onset, intravenous alteplase is associated with better functional outcome than placebo.

Prediction Algorithm Stratifies ICH Patients at Risk for Hematoma Expansion

Prediction Algorithm Stratifies ICH Patients at Risk for Hematoma Expansion

While developing the hematoma expansion prediction score, associations between hematoma expansion and blend sign, any intrahematoma hypodensity, and time from onset to noncontrast computed tomography <2.5 hours were found.

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