Tag: stroke

1. The rate of near/total revascularization was not significantly different following stent retrieval and contact aspiration versus stent retrieval alone amongst a sample of 405 patients with acute ischemic stroke and large vessel occlusion. 2. The stent retrieval and contact aspiration group trended towards a higher rate of revascularization; it...
1. Risk of acute myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke was increased during the first two weeks following a COVID-19 infection compared to the general population. 2. The risk of developing acute myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke decreased in weeks 3-4 following a COVID-19 infection compared to the first two weeks. Evidence...
1. Endovascular therapy, a stroke reperfusion technique, was performed 2.8-fold more often after a 3-item stroke scale was installed as protocol in Chicago to triage likely large vessel occlusion patients to comprehensive stroke centers instead of general stroke centers. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: In large vessel occlusion (LVO)...
1. Dual treatment with ticagrelor and aspirin is both safe and effective for patients with moderate ischemic stroke, beyond the benefits of aspirin monotherapy Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is a well-studied approach to the treatment of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA). Studies...
1. For mild traumatic brain injury, various pathological findings were associated with different prognostic implications for mild traumatic brain injury up to 1 year.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) An acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by various forms of intracranial hemorrhage observed on a computed tomography (CT) scan. The...
Accuracy of tau positron emission tomography as a prognostic marker in preclinical and prodromal Alzheimer disease 1. Tau PET predicted cognitive change and effect sizes were greater than amyloid PET and MRI. 2. MRI mediated the association between tau PET and cognition among Alzheimer’s and amyloid-positive MCI groups. Evidence Rating...
1. Depression was associated with elevated risk for ischemic stroke in veterans living with HIV, particularly in those under 60 years of age. 2. Factors that contributed to this association included alcohol use disorders, cocaine use, and antidepressant use. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Patients with HIV tend to have fewer of...
1. A nationwide Swedish study demonstrated that patients with congenital heart disease are at an increased risk of developing ischemic stroke compared to controls. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common major congenital anomaly, and it is associated with an increased risk of complications...
1. Transferred patients with a large vessel occlusion stroke undergoing endovascular thrombectomy may have faster treatment and improved outcomes from a direct to angiography (DTA) approach versus repeated imaging. 2. Optimizing endovascular thrombectomy workflow using a DTA approach when appropriate may be associated with faster and safer reperfusion therapy. Evidence Rating:...
1. Compared to patients only receiving rate-control treatment, those who received rhythm-control treatment within one year of diagnosis of atrial fibrillation had a lower risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes. 2. This association was not seen if the treatment was initiated over one year after the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. Evidence Rating...