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Employment transitions for spouses of stroke survivors: evidence from Swedish national registries
The sudden occurrence of stroke often leads to impaired physical, emotional, and cognitive abilities. Many stroke survivors therefore require support from their family members. However, little is known about t...
Source: BMC Public Health - October 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josefine Persson, Gunnel Hensing and Carl Bonander Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Reversal Treatment in Oral Anticoagulant-Related Intracerebral Hemorrhage —An Observational Study Based on the Swedish Stroke Register
Conclusion: In this large observational study 35% of patients with OAC-ICH did not receive reversal treatment. Patients receiving OAC-reversal treatment had an improved 90-day mortality outcome compared to those not receiving treatment. Mortality was strongly related to LOC. Further, and larger, studies are required to determine which patient groups may benefit from reversal therapy and in whom non-reversal is adequate.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - July 28, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Multicenter, retrospective analysis of endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke in nonagenarians
Background: With the increasing age of acute stroke patients being admitted to hospitals, more data are needed on indications, complications and outcome of endovascular treatment (EVT) in the very elderly. Methods: Retrospective observational study with data collection from Belgian, Swiss, Canadian comprehensive stroke centers and Swedish EVT National database. All patients with acute ischemic stroke were eligible if aged older than or ≥90 years and treated with EVT ± pretreatment with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT).
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - July 15, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Helena Janssen, Stefania Nannoni, Olivier Francois, Tom Dewaele, Sofie De Blauwe, Geert Vanhooren, Johan Ghekiere, Joost Kager, Andr é Peeters, Pierre Goffette, Frank Hammer, Thierry Duprez, Jelle Demeestere, Robin Lemmens, Sandra Cornelissen, Sam Heye, Source Type: research

Assessing environmental barriers by means of the swedish craig hospital inventory of environmental factors among people post-stroke.
Conclusion: In this study, the frequency-magnitude of environmental barriers encountered by people post-stroke are reported at a group level and adds information to the cumulative knowledge generation on perceived environmental barriers in the society. However, to inform which interventions are needed at a more detailed level, other data collection methods have to be added. PMID: 32544352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy - June 17, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Scand J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Association of PAI-1 rs1799889 Polymorphism with Susceptibility to Ischemic Stroke: a Huge Meta-Analysis based on 44 Studies.
CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis result suggested that PAI-1 rs1799889 polymorphism was associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke, especially in Asian and Mixed populations. PMID: 32422114 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Medica: Hradec Kralove - May 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove) Source Type: research

Heavy Drinking Tied to Raised Stroke Risk, Study Finds
TUESDAY, May 5, 2020 -- Lots of boozing might increase your risk for a stroke, Swedish researchers report. Heavy alcohol use can triple your risk for peripheral artery disease, a narrowing of arteries that results in reduced blood flow, usually to...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Olle H öök Lectureship 2019: The changing world of stroke rehabilitation.
Olle Höök Lectureship 2019: The changing world of stroke rehabilitation. J Rehabil Med. 2020 Apr 16;: Authors: Sunnerhagen KS Abstract The paper presents a summary of the Olle Höök lecture, which was presented at the Baltic North-Sea Forum in Oslo, Sweden, in October 2019. The paper aims to provide a worldwide picture of stroke, developments in this field, and the evolution of stroke rehabilitation. It sets out the background to, evidence for, and content of the comprehensive stroke unit. The paper also describes some rehabilitation techniques based on neurophysiology, the use of robotics, and the ...
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 18, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Levels of physical activity in acute stroke patients treated at a stroke unit: A prospective, observational study in Sweden.
CONCLUSION: Patients are physically inactive, alone and in their rooms for a majority of the time during the first days at a comprehensive stroke unit. There is some increase in physical activity during the first week after admission. PMID: 32253445 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - April 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Researchers successfully repair stroke-damaged rat brains
(Lund University) Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in restoring mobility and sensation of touch in stroke-afflicted rats by reprogramming human skin cells to become nerve cells, which were then transplanted into the rats' brains. The study has now been published in the research journal PNAS.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Implementation of a Prehospital Stroke Triage System Using Symptom Severity and Teleconsultation
This cohort study examines a system for prehospital triage for Swedish patients with suspected acute stroke.
Source: JAMA Neurology - April 6, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Perceptive Dialogue for Linking Stakeholders and Units During Care Transitions – A Qualitative Study of People with Stroke, Significant Others and Healthcare Professionals in Sweden
Conclusion:This study elucidates that a perceptive dialogue with patients/significant others as well as within and across organizations is part of a coordinated and person-centred transition. There is an exten ­sive need for increased involvement of patients and significant others regarding dialogue about health conditions, procedures at the hospital and preparation for self-management after discharge. Published on 2020-03-25 09:28:21
Source: International Journal of Integrated Care - March 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Level of physical activity is positively correlted with perceived impact on life 12 months after stroke: A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: A positive correlation was found between level of physical activity at 12 months post-stroke and levels of strength, participation and stroke recovery. PMID: 32176309 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - March 18, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Update on the EFFECTS study of fluoxetine for stroke recovery: a randomised controlled trial in Sweden
Studies have suggested that fluoxetine might improve neurological recovery after stroke, but the results remain inconclusive. The EFFECTS (Efficacy oF Fluoxetine – a randomisEd Controlled Trial in Stroke) reac...
Source: Trials - February 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Erik Lundstr öm, Eva Isaksson, Per Näsman, Per Wester, Björn Mårtensson, Bo Norrving, Håkan Wallén, Jörgen Borg, Martin Dennis, Gillian Mead, Graeme J. Hankey, Maree L. Hackett and Katharina S. Sunnerhagen Tags: Update Source Type: research

Podcast: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for stroke recovery
Stroke is a major cause of death and disability across the world, with many reviews from the Cochrane Stroke Group providing evidence on the effects of treatments and rehabilitation interventions. In November 2019, the Group published their update of their review of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and we asked lead author, Gillian Mead from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, to tell us more.Stroke is a common cause of disability in the community. Although there have been major advances in the care of stroke patients over the last few years, many survivors are still left with physical disability, such as weakn...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Prognostic Value of Circulating Microvesicle Subpopulations in Ischemic Stroke and TIA
AbstractPlatelet microvesicles (PMV) have previously been found elevated in acute ischemic stroke (IS) and could be biomarkers for risk of recurrence. PMV surface antigens such as P-selectin and phosphatidylserine (PS) reflect platelet activation and procoagulance. Tissue factor-positive microvesicles (TF+MV) are considered procoagulant, in particular if co-expressing PS. We enumerated MV subpopulations with these surface antigens in a cohort of 211 patients with primarily non-cardioembolic IS or transient ischemic attack (TIA) and investigated their association with long-term outcome. MV concentrations were determined by ...
Source: Translational Stroke Research - January 24, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Occupational exposure to noise and cold environment and the risk of death due to myocardial infarction and stroke
ConclusionsThe study indicates an interaction between working at hazardous noise levels and living and working in cold conditions for increased mortality in myocardial infarction.
Source: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health - January 7, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Risk of Ischemic Stroke and Major Bleeding in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Cancer
Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an important risk factor for ischemic stroke. Cancer may increase the risk both of ischemic stroke and of bleeding. Less is known about risk of ischemic stroke and bleeding among cancer patients with AF, complicating the prevention of ischemic stroke in these patients. Methods: Register based cohort study comprising all Swedish patients hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of AF from July 1, 2005 until December 31, 2014. Patients with cancer diagnosis were compared to the rest of the cohort.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - December 26, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Sara Aspberg, Liyang Yu, Bruna Gigante, Karin E Smedby, Daniel E Singer Source Type: research

Time Trends and Monthly Variation in Swedish Acute Stroke Care
Conclusion: We found that month of admission and longitudinal trends both affect quality of care and survival of stroke patients in Sweden, and that the effects differ between hospital types. The observed variation suggests an opportunity to improve stroke care in Sweden. Future studies ought to focus on identifying the specific factors driving this variation, for subsequent targeting by quality improvement efforts.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - November 6, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Methodological issues on inter-rater reliability of the Swedish modified version of the Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients (SwePASS).
PMID: 31613709 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - October 14, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Naderi M, Sabour S Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Very Early MoCA Can Predict Functional Dependence at 3 Months After Stroke: A Longitudinal, Cohort Study
Conclusion: Cognitive function assessed with the MoCA within 36–48 h after stroke could predict functional dependence 3 months later. The participants with MoCA scores ≤23 for impaired cognition were more likely to be functionally dependent.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - October 10, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Photography Project Highlights The Challenges Of Daily Life After Stroke
To find out how people adjust to life after stroke, Swedish researchers studied photos that people took of their daily routines.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Eva Amsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Need for structured healthcare organization and support for return to work after stroke in Sweden: Experiences of stroke survivors.
CONCLUSION: Tailored rehabilitation content and a structured stepwise return-to-work process facilitated return to work. Insufficient structure within the healthcare system and lack of support in daily life were perceived barriers to return to work, and need to be improved. These aspects should be considered in the return-to-work process after stroke. PMID: 31468058 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - August 31, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research

What stroke image do we want? European survey on acute stroke imaging and revascularisation treatment
ConclusionThe diagnostic workup and, to a greater extent, the revascularisation treatments of typical stroke patients vary considerably across European countries. This study reinforces the need to compare the quality of stroke care in terms of process and outcomes between countries. Research is also needed to investigate the cost-effectiveness of second-line imaging strategies in acute stroke care.
Source: Health Policy and Technology - August 10, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Very early cognitive screening and return to work after stroke.
Conclusions: Screening for cognitive impairments at 36-48-h post stroke is apparently too early for predicting RTW, and thus cannot be the sole basis for discharge planning after stroke. Additional research is needed to further analyze cognitive function early after stroke and RTW. PMID: 31369365 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - July 31, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Westerlind E, Abzhandadze T, Rafsten L, Persson HC, Sunnerhagen KS Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Statin use reduces mortality and stroke risk in dementia patients, new study shows
(Spink Health) The study, which analyzed 44,920 Swedish dementia patients from the Swedish Dementia Registry between 2008-2015, found users of statins had a 22% lower risk of all-cause death compared to matched non-users. The research also demonstrated that statin users had a 23% reduction in the risk of stroke, which is three times more likely in patients with mild dementia and seven times more likely in those with severe dementia.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Higher risk of stroke can follow midlife type 2 diabetes
A study of twins in Sweden links a 30% higher risk in older age of brain artery blockage, which stroke often follows, to type 2 diabetes in middle age.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Tick-borne Encephalitis: Stroke-like Presentation
We report a unique case of clinical symptoms and radiological findings compatible with a stroke-like inflammatory lesion in the thalamus, suggesting microangiopathy from TBEV. Our case shows that TBEV could be a possible cause of stroke-like lesions.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - June 9, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Andreas Eleftheriou, Fredrik Lundin, Evangelos Alexandros Petropoulos Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Changes in functional outcome over five years after stroke
ConclusionTransitions between ADL independence and dependency occur up to 5  years after stroke. Some of the factors predicting these transitions are potentially modifiable.
Source: Brain and Behavior - May 6, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Åsa Rejnö, Salmir Nasic, Kerstin Bjälkefur, Eric Bertholds, Katarina Jood Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research

Shengui Sansheng San Ameliorates Cerebral Energy Deficiency via Citrate Cycle After Ischemic Stroke
Conclusion In summary, SSS extraction significantly ameliorates cerebral energy metabolism via boosting citrate cycle, which mainly embodies the enhancements of blood glucose concentration, glucose and lactate transportation and glucose utilization, as well as the regulations of relative enzymes activities in citrate cycle. These ameliorations ultimately resulted in numerous ATP yield after stroke, which improved neurological function and infarcted volume. Collectively, it suggests that SSS extraction has exerted advantageous effect in the treatment of cerebral ischemia. Ethics Statement All animal operations were accor...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - April 22, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Inter-rater reliability of the Swedish modified version of the Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients (SwePASS) in the acute phase after stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: The SwePASS shows an acceptable inter-rater reliability, albeit with potential for improvement. The reliability can be improved by a consensus how to interpret the scale between the raters prior to implementation in the clinic. PMID: 30983553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - April 13, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Bergqvist GM, Nasic S, U Persson C Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Occupational gaps 5 years after stroke
ConclusionsOlder age at the time of stroke and functional dependency can predict an increased number of occupational gaps. Older age and feelings of depression are connected to an increased number of occupational gaps. Individuals at risk should be provided with additional interventions to reduce participation restrictions.
Source: Brain and Behavior - March 17, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Joel S. Svensson, Emma Westerlind, Hanna C. Persson, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research

Effect of early supported discharge after stroke on patient reported outcome based on the Swedish Riksstroke registry
The efficacy of early supported discharge (ESD) has not been tested in current stroke care setting, which provide relatively short hospital stays, access to hyper-acute therapies and early carotid stenosis int...
Source: BMC Neurology - March 12, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Anna Br åndal, Marie Eriksson, Eva-Lotta Glader and Per Wester Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Occupational gaps 5  years after stroke
ConclusionsOlder age at the time of stroke and functional dependency can predict an increased number of occupational gaps. Older age and feelings of depression are connected to an increased number of occupational gaps. Individuals at risk should be provided with additional interventions to reduce participation restrictions.
Source: Brain and Behavior - February 19, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Joel S. Svensson, Emma Westerlind, Hanna C. Persson, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research

Temporal trends in incidence, recurrence and prevalence of stroke in an era of ageing populations, a longitudinal study of the total Swedish population
Stroke incidence has declined during the past decades. Yet, there is a concern that an ageing population together with improved survival after stroke will result in a raised proportion of the population who ha...
Source: BMC Geriatrics - February 4, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Karin Modig, Mats Talb äck, Louise Ziegler and Anders Ahlbom Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Significant others' perspectives on person-centred information and communication technology in stroke rehabilitation - a grounded theory study.
CONCLUSION: Information and communication technology has the potential to facilitate participation in everyday life after stroke. It is important, therefore, to start using information and communication technology in the rehabilitation process after stroke, to bring meaning to everyday life and to support both the stroke survivors and their significant others. IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION Integration of information and communication technology in the rehabilitation process after stroke can accommodate several of the significant others´ needs. Educating stroke survivors to use information and communication technology as...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - January 16, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Marwaa MN, Ytterberg C, Guidetti S Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research

Early prediction of falls after stroke: a 12-month follow-up of 490 patients in The Fall Study of Gothenburg (FallsGOT).
CONCLUSION:: Poor postural control and using a walking aid in the acute phase after a stroke are associated with falls after discharge from a stroke unit within 12 months after stroke onset. PMID: 30569752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 20, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Samuelsson CM, Hansson PO, Persson CU Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Dementia, Alzheimer's linked to stroke deaths
Researchers in Sweden have tied deaths from ischemic stroke to dementia and Alzheimer's disease, a study says.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke as a cause of death in death certificates of patients with dementia: a cohort study from the Swedish Dementia Registry.
CONCLUSIONS: There was relatively high number of patients that died from IS in their death certificate but had not been registered in Riksstroke in the year before death. This creates concerns on the accuracy of death certificate stroke diagnoses, particularly for deaths taking place outside of hospitals. PMID: 30280666 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Alzheimer Research - October 2, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Subic A, Zupanic E, von Euler M, Norrving B, Cermakova P, Religa D, Winblad B, Kramberger MG, Eriksdotter M, Garcia-Ptacek S Tags: Curr Alzheimer Res Source Type: research

Experiences of living with persisting post-stroke dysphagia and of dysphagia management - a qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings indicated that people with dysphagia experienced a lack of support from health care professionals. Better health care support following discharge from hospital is required to ensure an optimal quality of life. Actions to achieve this may include developing national guidelines for adequate dysphagia follow-up and establishing multidisciplinary dysphagia teams in hospitals and long-term care facilities. PMID: 30257150 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - September 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Effect of Variation in Published Stroke Rates on the Net Clinical Benefit of Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation.
Conclusion: Variation in published AF stroke rates for patients not receiving anticoagulant therapy results in multifold variation in the net clinical benefit of anticoagulation. Guidelines should better reflect the uncertainty in current thresholds of stroke risk score for recommending anticoagulation. Primary Funding Source: None. PMID: 30264130 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - September 25, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Shah SJ, Eckman MH, Aspberg S, Go AS, Singer DE Tags: Ann Intern Med Source Type: research

Incident Atrial Fibrillation and the Risk of Stroke in Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease: The Stockholm CREAtinine Measurements (SCREAM) Project.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with CKD who develop atrial fibrillation are at higher risk of stroke and death. PMID: 30030271 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN - July 20, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Carrero JJ, Trevisan M, Sood MM, Bárány P, Xu H, Evans M, Friberg L, Szummer K Tags: Clin J Am Soc Nephrol Source Type: research

Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and risk of stroke and death in people with dementia
DiscussionThe use of AChEIs in people with dementia may be associated with reduced risk of ischemic stroke and death. These results call for a closer examination of the cardiovascular effects of AChEIs.
Source: Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association - July 10, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and risk of stroke and death in people with dementia.
DISCUSSION: The use of AChEIs in people with dementia may be associated with reduced risk of ischemic stroke and death. These results call for a closer examination of the cardiovascular effects of AChEIs. PMID: 29706487 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research

Long-Term Risk of Hemorrhagic Stroke in Young Patients With Congenital Heart Disease Clinical Sciences
Conclusions—The relative risk of hemorrhagic stroke among children and young adults with CHD was almost 8× higher than that of matched controls from the general population, although the absolute risk was low. The highest risk of ICH and SAH occurred in patients with severe nonconotruncal defects and coarctation of the aorta.
Source: Stroke - April 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Kok Wai Giang, Zacharias Mandalenakis, Mikael Dellborg, Georgios Lappas, Peter Eriksson, Per-Olof Hansson, Annika Rosengren Tags: Epidemiology, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke, Cerebrovascular Malformations, Intracranial Hemorrhage Original Contributions Source Type: research

Inequities in access to inpatient rehabilitation after stroke: an international scoping review.
Conclusion Recommendations regarding which patients with moderate and severe strokes should access ongoing rehabilitation are inconsistent. Clinical practice guidelines from different countries regarding post-stroke rehabilitation do not always reflect the evidence regarding the likely benefits to people with stroke. Inequity in access to rehabilitation after stroke is an international issue. PMID: 28835194 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - August 23, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Lynch EA, Cadilhac DA, Luker JA, Hillier SL Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke: estimations of increasing demands
Conclusions When the new recommendations are implemented broadly, there may be a substantial increase in demand for thrombectomies. Our study highlights the need for policymakers and healthcare professionals to prepare for the increasing demands for advanced endovascular stroke treatment.
Source: Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery - August 17, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kuntze Söderqvist, A., Andersson, T., Ahmed, N., Wahlgren, N., Kaijser, M. Tags: Ischemic stroke Source Type: research

One-Year Incidence, Time Trends, and Predictors of Recurrent Ischemic Stroke in Sweden From 1998 to 2010 Clinical Sciences
Conclusions—The risk of recurrent ischemic stroke decreased from 1998 to 2010. Well-known risk factors for stroke were associated with a higher risk of ischemic stroke recurrence; whereas, secondary preventive medication was associated with a reduced risk, emphasizing the importance of secondary preventive treatment.
Source: Stroke - July 24, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Lisa Bergstrom, Anna–Lotta Irewall, Lars Soderstrom, Joachim Ogren, Katarina Laurell, Thomas Mooe Tags: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Secondary Prevention, Quality and Outcomes, Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research

Education Level and Inequalities in Stroke Reperfusion Therapy: Observations in the Swedish Stroke Register Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— We demonstrated a social stratification in reperfusion, partly explained by patient characteristics and the local hospital specialization level. Further studies should address treatment delays, stroke knowledge, and means to improve reperfusion implementation in less specialized hospitals.
Source: Stroke - August 25, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Stecksen, A., Glader, E.-L., Asplund, K., Norrving, B., Eriksson, M. Tags: Emergency treatment of Stroke, Thrombolysis Clinical Sciences Source Type: research