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Prehospital stroke triaging using telestroke consultation in emergency medical services unit (TEMS) is feasible, and could result in shorter door-to-needle time and onset to groin times, according to a study published in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. Patients with...
Stroke risk for patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) is at its highest in the 4 months following injury and remains significant for up to 5 years post-injury, according to a study published in the International Journal of Stroke. Previous studies have associated TBI with a long-...
Patients with HIV and hypertension who are treated with beta-blockers for initial blood pressure management appear to have high rates of cardiovascular disease events, according to a study published in Hypertension. “We suspected there could be differences in risk based on which medications...
Pictures of the retina may someday provide early warning signs that a person is at an increased risk of stroke and dementia, making it possible to take preventive measures, according to preliminary research to be presented at the 2021 Virtual American Stroke Association’s International Stroke...
A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published in the journal Stroke, states that central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a medical emergency and systems of care should evolve to prioritise early recognition and triage of CRAO to emergency medical attention....
A review of nearly 28,000 emergency department records shows less than 2% of patients diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) suffered an ischaemic stroke, but those who did had an increased risk of requiring long-term care after hospital discharge. The findings are published in the...
A common genetic variant has been identified as a risk factor for stroke, especially in adults aged older than 65 years, according to a study published in the journal Stroke. Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) causes about a quarter of ischaemic strokes worldwide and is the most common cause of...
In a large-scale study of electronic health records (EHRs), researchers have determined the prevalence of functional seizures and characterised comorbidities associated with them. The research team, headed by Lea Davis, PhD, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, Nashville, Tennessee, confirmed...
The levels of 10 metabolites detected in the blood are associated with a person’s risk of stroke, according to a study published in Neurology. “With stroke being a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability worldwide, researchers are looking for new ways to identify high-risk...
A study published in Stroke provides strong evidence for a casual, rather than associative, role of smoking in subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). The findings suggest that SAH has more to do with external risk factors and very little to do with genetic influence. “Our study provides further...

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