Intra-arterial thrombectomy is associated with improved functional outcomes in stroke patients

1. Stroke patients who received endovascular treatment plus standard medical treatment in the public care system in Brazil showed significantly less severe disability at...

Migraines with aura linked to increased cardiovascular disease risk in women

1. In this cohort of women, those who experienced migraines with aura were associated with an increased adjusted incidence rate for major cardiovascular diseases...

Carotid endarterectomy vs initial medical therapy in asymptomatic carotid stenosis

1. Absolute risk reduction of stroke in asymptomatic carotid stenosis was significantly lower than it was two decades ago. 2. Advances in stroke prevention suggest...

Effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 cases, deaths, and demand for hospital services in...

1. School closures, physical-distancing, shielding older adults ≥70 years, and quarantining symptomatic COVID-19 patients were all likely to reduce the basic reproduction number (R0). 2....

39·0°C versus 38·5°C ear temperature as fever limit in children with neutropenia undergoing chemotherapy...

1. In children with neutropenia and chemotherapy for cancer, 39·0°C ear temperature as a threshold for fever is non-inferior to 38·5°C for safety and...

Early administration of thrombolytics in ischemic stroke associated with reduced all-cause mortality and readmissions

1. Patients who received tPA within 45 minutes of hospital arrival had a statistically significant reduction in all-cause mortality, all-cause readmission, and composite all-cause...

Biomarkers obtained in the ED show limited utility in predicting pneumonia severity in children

1. In a study of children with community acquired pneumonia, initial biomarker levels (C-reactive protein, white blood cell count, procalcitonin, absolute neutrophil count) were...

Artificial-intelligence, deep-learning algorithm identifies papilledema from fundus photographs

1. An artificial-intelligence, deep-learning algorithm was shown to differentiate between the diagnosis of papilledema and normal optic nerve from ocular fundus photographs. 2. The negative...

Lung ultrasound may be useful in managing children with COVID-19

 1. In a small study of children with COVID-19 in Italy, point of care lung ultrasound findings correlated with radiographic findings in 7 of...

Clinical characteristics of COVID-19 in China

1. Clinical data from early cases in China describe rapid transmission and variable degrees of illness. 2. Patients commonly presented with fever and cough following...
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