Daily service covering news on the diagnosis and pharmacological treatment of stroke, primary and secondary stroke prevention, risk assessment and screening, rehabilitation, and the latest surgical advances and drug and device approvals.
Stroke
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23 June 2014
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is effective for improving symptoms and enhancing quality of life in people who develop incontinence following a stroke, research suggests.
31 March 2014
Ensuring that the blood pressure of stroke survivors is controlled at least three-quarters of the time may halve their risk of a recurrence, shows a secondary analysis of the VISP trial.
17 March 2014
A meta-analysis confirms that having blood pressure at the upper end of the normal range increases people’s risk of a stroke.
17 February 2014
Long-term survivors of stroke whose blood pressure is at target levels have worse outcomes than those with slightly elevated levels, research suggests.
28 October 2013
Ambulatory systolic blood pressure in the early hours of the morning is predictive of asymptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis, the results of a cross-sectional study in China suggest.
25 September 2013
Patients with bipolar disorder are at an increased risk for having a stroke and for dying soon after their stroke, a study shows.
25 September 2013
Researchers have consolidated their previously published decision rules for subarachnoid hemorrhage into a single rule with 100% sensitivity.
23 September 2013
Patients with vascular cognitive impairment without dementia have distinct abnormal sleep patterns that may be related to their cognitive deficits, researchers report.
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