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20-09-2017 | Oncology | News | Article

ESMO 2017 in brief

Cancer vigilance may be warranted for stroke survivors

Survivors of ischemic stroke are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than the general population, a chart review suggests.

08-03-2017 | Migraine | News | Article

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Migraine linked to spontaneous cervical artery dissection

IPSYS investigators have found a significant association between migraine and cervical artery dissection, identifying it as a potential biomarker.

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JAMA Neurol 2017; Advance online publication

07-03-2017 | Public health | Highlight | Article

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Diet associated with ‘substantial proportion’ of cardiometabolic deaths

Research published in JAMA suggests that suboptimal intake of specific dietary factors is associated with almost half of deaths from heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes in the USA.

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JAMA 2017; 317: 908–909, 912–924

02-03-2017 | Stroke | News | Article

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Stroke phenotype may aid antiplatelet treatment choice in ischemic stroke patients

Patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack of atherosclerotic origin may gain more benefit from taking ticagrelor than aspirin, study findings in The Lancet Neurology indicate.

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Lancet Neurol 2017; Advance online publication

16-02-2017 | Arrhythmia | Main feed | Article

Real-world effectiveness, safety of novel oral anticoagulants in AF explored

A Danish nationwide cohort study published in The BMJ examines the effectiveness and safety profiles of novel oral anticoagulants among patients with atrial fibrillation.

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BMJ 2017; 356: j510

16-02-2017 | Stroke | News | Article

News in brief

Arterial spin labeling detects post-stroke collateral blood vessels to aid prognosis

 Collateral blood vessels detected on arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging are significantly associated with good neurologic outcomes in patients after acute ischemic stroke.

08-02-2017 | Stroke | Highlight | Article

Prolonged ECG monitoring improves post-stroke atrial fibrillation detection

Research suggests that all patients aged 60 years or older who have had a stroke, irrespective of the suspected cause, could benefit from enhanced and prolonged monitoring for atrial fibrillation.

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Lancet Neurol 2017; Advance online publication

13-01-2017 | Stroke | News | Article

Migraine linked to stroke risk after surgery

Surgical patients with a history of migraine are at increased risk for perioperative ischemic stroke and hospital readmission within 30 days, study findings indicate.

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BMJ 2017; 356: i6635

12-01-2017 | Stroke | News | Article

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No CLEAR functional benefits for alteplase in intraventricular hemorrhage removal

Irrigation with alteplase to remove intraventricular hemorrhage in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage and a routine extraventricular drain does not substantially improve functional outcome, indicate findings from the CLEAR III trial.

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Lancet 2017; Advance online publication

06-01-2017 | Thrombosis | News | Article

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Targeting PAR4 ‘an attractive antiplatelet strategy’

Results of a study conducted in primates suggest that a novel protease-activated receptor-4 antagonist could reduce thrombus formation with a lower bleeding risk than other antiplatelet agents.

11-11-2016 | Cardiology | News | Article

No reduction in risk of death with ischemic conditioning

Ischemic conditioning has no effect on the risk of all-cause mortality in patients undergoing invasive procedures, results of a meta-analysis suggest.

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BMJ 2016; 355: i5599

09-11-2016 | Stroke | News | Article

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Endovascular treatment benefits some acute stroke patients with large ischemic core

Irreversibly damaged tissue should not rule out endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke for all patients, case–control study findings in JAMA Neurology suggest.

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JAMA Neurol 2016; Advance online publication

18-10-2016 | Stroke | News | Article

MRI identifies small vessel disease markers of haematoma expansion in ICH

Researchers are calling for a broader role for acute-phase magnetic resonance imaging in patients with intracerebral haemorrhage after finding it identifies features of small vessel disease that are independently associated with haematoma expansion.

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JAMA Neurol 2016; Advance online publication

27-09-2016 | Stroke | News | Article

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Speed is key for stroke thrombectomy

Early initiation of endovascular stroke treatment is critical to give patients the best chance of achieving functional independence, say the HERMES collaborators.

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JAMA 2016; 316: 1265–1266, 1279–1288

22-09-2016 | Stroke | News | Article

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Factors linked to stroke undertreatment identified

An analysis of the US Get With The Guidelines–Stroke registry has revealed multiple patient and hospital characteristics associated with failure to provide intravenous tissue plasminogen activator therapy in eligible patients with acute ischaemic stroke.

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Neurology 2016; Advance online publication

05-09-2016 | Arrhythmia | News | Article

Edoxaban ENSUREs effective cardioversion in non-valvular atrial fibrillation

Edoxaban appears to be an effective alternative to warfarin and enoxaparin bridging for cardioversion of patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, findings from a phase IIIb trial show.

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Lancet 2016; Advance online publication

02-09-2016 | Stroke | News | Article

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Mixed findings for intravenous glyburide in cerebral oedema prevention

A US research team reports mixed results for a placebo-controlled phase II trial of intravenous glyburide in patients presenting with a large hemispheric infarction and at risk for cerebral oedema.

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Lancet Neurol 2016; Advance online publication

24-08-2016 | Stroke | News | Article

Case grows for rapid mechanical thrombectomy after ischaemic stroke

THRACE study findings confirm the benefits of rapid mechanical thrombectomy after intravenous alteplase in a broad range of patients with acute ischaemic stroke.

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Lancet Neurol 2016; Advance online publication

19-08-2016 | Stroke | News | Article

Call for transfusion studies in anaemic stroke patients

Researchers call for trials of blood transfusion in stroke patients who have anaemia.

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J Am Heart Assoc 2016; 5: e003019

18-08-2016 | Neurodegeneration | News | Article

Calcium supplementation linked to stroke-related dementia risk in women

Researchers have a found an association between taking calcium supplements and an increased risk of dementia in women with cerebrovascular disease.

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Neurology 2016; Advance online publication

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