Republished: Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Expert Consensus Statement: Anesthetic Management of Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke*


STROKEAHA: 8/1/14 Literature on the anesthetic management of endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is limited. Anesthetic management during these procedures is still mostly dependent on individual or institutional preferences. Thus, the Society of Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) created a task force to provide expert consensus recommendations on anesthetic management of endovascular […]

Loss of the Mexican American Survival Advantage After Ischemic Stroke


STROKEAHA:  July 29, 2014 Background and Purpose—Mexican Americans (MAs) were previously found to have lower mortality after ischemic stroke than non-Hispanic whites. We studied mortality trends in a population-based design. Methods—Active and passive surveillance were used to find all ischemic stroke cases from January 2000 to December 2011 in Nueces County, TX. Deaths were ascertained from […]

Symptomatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Acute Ischemic Stroke After Thrombolysis With Intravenous Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator


JAMA: July 28, 2014 Importance  Intravenous thrombolysis remains the mainstay treatment for acute ischemic stroke. One of the most feared complications of the treatment is thrombolysis-related symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH), which occurs in nearly 6% of patients and carries close to 50% mortality. The treatment options for sICH are based on small case series and expert opinion, and the […]

Impact of State Medicaid Coverage on Utilization of Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Among Patients With Stroke

 AHA: July 8, 2014 Background and Purpose—Poststroke rehabilitation is associated with improved outcomes. Medicaid coverage of inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) admissions varies by state. We explored the role of state Medicaid IRF coverage on IRF utilization among patients with stroke. Methods—Working age ischemic stroke patients with Medicaid were identified from the 2010 Nationwide Inpatient Sample. […]

Ensuring the Future of Clinical and Basic Stroke Research

STROKEAHA: July 8, 2014 The stroke field has seen tremendous progress regarding both clinical and basic research advances over the past several decades. Preclinical stroke research has identified the major components of the ischemic cascade that contribute to the death of ischemic brain tissue and the important interactions between neuronal, glial, and endothelial cells not only […]

Benign neoplasm of the heart increases the risk of first ischemic stroke: a population-based cohort study


International Journal of Stroke: 23 JUL 2014 Conflict of interest: The individual and collective authors have no conflicts of interest or financial disclosures to declare. Funding: This work was supported by the study projects DMR-103-018 and DMR-102-023 at our hospital, the Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare Clinical Trial and Research Center of Excellence (MOHW103-TDU-B-212-113002), […]

Effect of Low-Frequency rTMS on Aphasia in Stroke Patients: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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PLOS: July 18, 2014   Background Small clinical trials have reported that low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) might improve language recovery in patients with aphasia after stroke. However, no systematic reviews or meta-analyses studies have investigated the effect of rTMS on aphasia. The objective of this study was to perform a meta-analysis of studies […]

High Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation Among Patients With Ischemic Stroke


STROKEAHA:  July 17, 2014 Background and Purpose—Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cause of devastating but potentially preventable stroke. Estimates of the prevalence of AF among patients with stroke vary considerably because of difficulties in detection of intermittent, silent AF. Better recognition of AF in this patient group may help to identify and offer protection to […]

Prevalence of vertebral artery origin stenosis in a multirace-ethnic posterior circulation stroke cohort: Miami Stroke Registry (MIAMISR)

Wiley: 18 JUL 2014 Background Vertebral artery origin stenosis is an important etiology for stroke in the posterior circulation. Data from the Oxford Vascular Study and New England Registry show a prevalence of vertebral artery origin disease of 26–32%. These populations are largely comprised of Caucasians. The prevalence of vertebral artery origin disease in multirace-ethnic […]

Meta-analysis in more than 17,900 cases of ischemic stroke reveals a novel association at 12q24.12

Neurology: July 16, 2014 Objectives: To perform a genome-wide association study (GWAS) using the Immunochip array in 3,420 cases of ischemic stroke and 6,821 controls, followed by a meta-analysis with data from more than 14,000 additional ischemic stroke cases. Methods: Using the Immunochip, we genotyped 3,420 ischemic stroke cases and 6,821 controls. After imputation we meta-analyzed the […]

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