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Restless legs syndrome and its variants in acute ischemic stroke
ConclusionRLS/RLS variants were found in 8% of acute ischemic stroke patients. Adequate screening and management are needed to improve patients ’ quality of life.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - November 18, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Tomohiko Shiina, Keisuke Suzuki, Madoka Okamura, Takeo Matsubara, Koichi Hirata Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Long ‐term progression of white matter hyperintensities in ischemic stroke
ConclusionsAge and marked WMH at index stroke, but not stroke subtype, predicted long ‐term WMH progression after ischemic stroke before 70 years of age, whereas age and hypertension predicted acquisition of marked WMH in those with no or only mild WMH at baseline.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - November 4, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Lukas Holmegaard, Christer Jensen, Petra Redfors, Christian Blomstrand, Christina Jern, Katarina Jood Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Association of survival and hyperthermia after rt ‐PA for ischemic stroke
ConclusionsHyperthermia within 3  days after rt‐PA is associated with poor functional prognosis and survival outcome in patients with acute cerebral infarction.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - November 4, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Tatsuya Ueno, Haruo Nishijima, Hiroki Hikichi, Rie Haga, Akira Arai, Chieko Suzuki, Jin ‐ichi Nunomura, Masahiko Tomiyama Tags: CLINICAL COMMENTARY Source Type: research

Married, unmarried, divorced, and widowed and the risk of stroke
ConclusionsDivorce was associated with higher risk of stroke, especially in men. Living in marriage or as unmarried or widower had only little or no impact on the risk of stroke.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - March 1, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: K. K. Andersen, T. S. Olsen Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prehospital stroke scales and large vessel occlusion: A systematic review
ConclusionsThis meta‐analysis suggests that some prehospital scoring systems including cortical signs showed better accuracy to predict stroke due to LVO. However, the assessment of these signs could be difficult to investigate by paramedics and personnel of Emergency Medical Services, and for this reason, further prospective evaluations are needed.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - February 12, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: S. Vidale, E. Agostoni Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Hydration prevents chronic hyperglycaemic patients from neurological deterioration post ‐ischaemic stroke
ConclusionsChronic hyperglycaemia was associated with the admission NIHSS score and neurological deterioration after excluding the effect of stress hyperglycaemia. Furthermore, hydration therapy may help prevent neurological deterioration.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - January 24, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: J. Lin, Y. Weng, M. Li, Y. Mo, J. Zhao Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Acute ‐onset Restless legs syndrome in acute neurological conditions—a prospective study on patients with the Guillain‐Barre syndrome and acute stroke
ConclusionThis is the first study showing that acute‐onset RLS is common, affecting nearly 25% of patients with GBS and 10% patients with acute stroke. Recognizing and treating it can majorly contribute toward symptom relief and early improvement in the quality of life for this population.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - January 22, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: S. Chandan, G. Shukla, A. Gupta, A. Srivastava, D. Vibha, K. Prasad Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A shorter system delay for haemorrhagic stroke than ischaemic stroke among patients who use emergency medical service
ConclusionsPatients with a haemorrhagic stroke differed from other stroke patients with a more frequent and rapid activation of EMS.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - January 8, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: M. Andersson Hagiwara, B. Wireklint Sundstr öm, P. Brink, J. Herlitz, P.‐O. Hansson Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Is carotid imaging underused in patients with transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke? A Swedish Stroke Register (Riksstroke) study
ConclusionCarotid imaging appears to be underused in patients with TIA and IS. Opportunities of secondary stroke prevention with carotid interventions are likely missed.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - December 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: F. Buchwald, B. Norrving, J. Petersson Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Non ‐persistence in ischaemic stroke: Risk of recurrent vascular events
ConclusionAfter a long follow‐up period, ischaemic stroke patients with a high vascular risk profile who stopped taking their secondary preventive medication had an increased risk of a recurrent vascular events.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - December 8, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: M. Rijkmans, G. de Jong, J. S. P. van den Berg Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Clinical outcome of cardioembolic stroke treated by intravenous thrombolysis
ConclusionsCardioembolic strokes are not associated with increased mortality. Patients with CS are less likely to have sICH and have better outcome after IVT.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - December 8, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: D. Vaclavik, A. Vilionskis, D. Jatuzis, M. A. Karlinski, Z. Gdovinova, J. K õrv, G. Tsivgoulis, R. Mikulik Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Visual field defect after ischemic stroke —impact on mortality
ConclusionsHaving a visual field defect after ischemic stroke is independently associated with increased mortality. This should be addressed when selecting candidates for thrombolysis and in the rehabilitation process.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - November 17, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: K. M. Sand, H. N æss, L. Thomassen, J. M. Hoff Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Contrast ‐enhanced sonothrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke patients without intracranial large‐vessel occlusion
ConclusionCEST is safe in ischemic stroke patients without intracranial LVO. There were no differences in clinical outcomes between the treatment groups.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - October 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: C. E. Kvistad, A. Nacu, V. Novotny, N. Logallo, U. Waje ‐Andreassen, H. Naess, L. Thomassen Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Point ‐of‐care versus central laboratory testing of INR in acute stroke
ConclusionOur results indicate that point‐of‐care testing is a safe mean to rapidly acquire a patient's INR value in acute clinical situations.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - October 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: R. Zenlander, M. von Euler, J. Antovic, A. Berglund Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

APOL1, CDKN2A/CDKN2B, and HDAC9 polymorphisms and small vessel ischemic stroke
ConclusionThis is the first report of a specific association of APOL1 with a stroke subtype. Further research is needed to confirm these initial findings and deepen understanding of the genetics of stroke in people of African ancestry with possible implications for other ancestries as all humans originated from Africa.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: R. Akinyemi, H. K. Tiwari, D. K. Arnett, B. Ovbiagele, M. R. Irvin, K. Wahab, F. Sarfo, V. Srinivasasainagendra, A. Adeoye, R. T. Perry, A. Akpalu, C. Jenkins, O. Arulogun, M. Gebregziabher, L. Owolabi, R. Obiako, E. Sanya, M. Komolafe, M. Fawale, P. Adeb Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Role of mHealth in overcoming the occurrence of post ‐stroke depression
This article proposes the rationale for a suitable evidence‐driven, mHealth‐based, PSD self‐management intervention called iMOODS—Investigating the role of mHealth in overcoming occurrence of depression after stroke—that could be tested among recent stroke patients with PSD in resource constrained settings.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - September 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: J. J. Miranda, M. G. Moscoso, M. Toyama, V. Cavero, F. Diez ‐Canseco, B. Ovbiagele Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prehospital pathways of occipital stroke patients with mainly visual symptoms
ConclusionsOccipital stroke patients with visual symptoms contact health care late, are inadequately recognized, and present with complex prehospital pathways. Consequently, they are often ineligible for IV thrombolysis. This presents a missed opportunity for preventing permanent visual field defects.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - August 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: S. R äty, K. Silvennoinen, T. Tatlisumak Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prognostic role of hypochloremia in acute ischemic stroke patients
ConclusionsHypochloremia at admission was independently associated with in‐hospital mortality in AIS patients.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - June 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: H. ‐Z. Bei, S.‐J. You, D. Zheng, C.‐K. Zhong, H.‐P. Du, Y. Zhang, T.‐S. Lu, L.‐D. Cao, X.‐F. Dong, Y.‐J. Cao, C.‐F. Liu Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Transient ischemic attack and ischemic stroke patients with or without prior stroke
ConclusionsBoth in TIA and IS, vascular risk factors were more common in patients with a history of stroke compared with those without. In contrast to other secondary preventive medications, OAC treatment in the presence of AF was underutilized in patients with a history of stroke.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - June 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: F. Buchwald, B. Norrving, J. Petersson Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Impact of the Swedish National Stroke Campaign on stroke awareness
ConclusionThe nationwide campaign substantially increased knowledge about the AKUT test and intention to call 112 when experiencing or observing stroke symptoms, but knowledge declined post‐intervention. Repeated public information therefore appears essential to sustain knowledge gains.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - May 31, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: A. Nordanstig, K. Asplund, B. Norrving, N. Wahlgren, P. Wester, L. Rosengren Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Low ‐frequency rTMS of the unaffected hemisphere in stroke patients: A systematic review
The aim of this review was to summarize the evidence for the effectiveness of low‐frequency (LF) repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over the unaffected hemisphere in promoting functional recovery after stroke. We performed a systematic search of the studies using LF‐rTMS over the contralesional hemisphere in stroke patients and reviewed the 67 identified articles. The studies have been gathered together according to the time interval that had elapsed between the stroke onset and the beginning of the rTMS treatment. Inhibitory rTMS of the contralesional hemisphere can induce beneficial effects on stroke...
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - May 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: L. Sebastianelli, V. Versace, S. Martignago, F. Brigo, E. Trinka, L. Saltuari, R. Nardone Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prevalence and predictors of anxiety in an African sample of recent stroke survivors
ConclusionsOne in five recent stroke survivors in SSA has clinically significant anxiety, and well over 70% of those with anxiety also have depression. Future studies will need to determine what specific impact post‐stroke anxiety may have on post‐stroke clinical processes and outcomes.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - April 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: A. Ojagbemi, M. Owolabi, R. Akinyemi, O. Arulogun, J. Akinyemi, O. Akpa, F. S. Sarfo, E. Uvere, R. Saulson, S. Hurst, B. Ovbiagele Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Elevated body temperature in ischemic stroke associated with neurological improvement
ConclusionsWe found an inverse association between admission body temperature and neurological improvement within few hours after admission. This finding may be limited to patients with documented proximal middle cerebral artery occlusion on admission and suggests a beneficial effect of higher body temperature on clot lysis within the first three hours.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - March 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: A. N. Khanevski, H. Naess, L. Thomassen, U. Waje ‐Andreassen, A. Nacu, C. E. Kvistad Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Risk of stroke after bereavement —a systematic literature review
Several studies have suggested that psychological stress may increase the risk of stroke. However, this link remains a controversial issue because of conflicting findings. Bereavement, the loss of a close relative, is considered a severely stressful life event. Increased risk of stroke could thus be expected after bereavement if stress plays a causal role. We aimed to evaluate the association between bereavement and stroke by performing a systematic review of the existing literature. The literature search was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines for systematic reviews. A search in Medline and Embase identified elig...
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - February 21, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: F. S. Aalb æk, S. Graff, M. Vestergaard Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Impact of obstructive sleep apnea on neurological recovery after ischemic stroke: A prospective study
ConclusionIschemic stroke patients with OSA tend to have poor neurological and functional recovery, across all segments of stroke and OSA severity.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - February 16, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: D. Menon, S. Sukumaran, R. Varma, A. Radhakrishnan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The prognosis of stroke survivors primarily discharged to their homes
ConclusionsAlmost 90% of the stroke patients could be discharged to their homes, but they needed more often NHP in the long run than the stroke‐free controls. Stroke patients discharged to their homes were younger at the time of NHP and death indicating that the stroke deficit may contribute to increased morbidity and mortality in this patient group.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - January 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: S. M. Mathisen, J. P. Larsen, M. W. Kurz Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Identifying patients at risk of acute symptomatic seizure after ischemic stroke
ConclusionsBecause of low incidence and the lack of specific risk factors, acute symptomatic seizure after ischemic stroke is hard to predict. The negative effect of seizure on stroke outcome is uncertain, and more thorough studies are needed because of possible subtle or non‐overt seizures.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - December 27, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: K. N. Alme, B. A. Engelsen, M. Naik, H. N æss Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Cognitive function in stroke survivors: A 10 ‐year follow‐up study
ConclusionsPost‐stroke cognitive impairment was prevalent among 10‐year stroke survivors, and the odds of having severe cognitive impairment were higher among the stroke survivors compared to non‐stroke persons. The burden of long‐term PSCI might have been underestimated previously, and MoCA may be more suitable than MMSE to detect long‐term PSCI.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - November 1, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: H. Delavaran, A. ‐C. Jönsson, H. Lövkvist, S. Iwarsson, S. Elmståhl, B. Norrving, A. Lindgren Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Ipsilateral hemiparesis in ischemic stroke patients
ConclusionsMost patients with ipsilateral hemiparesis had a past history of stroke contralateral to the recent one, resulting in motor deficits contralateral to the earlier lesions. Moreover, functional neuroimaging findings indicated an active crossed corticospinal tract in all of the examined patients. Both findings suggest the contribution of the uncrossed corticospinal tract contralateral to stroke lesions as a post‐stroke compensatory motor system.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - September 26, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Y. Inatomi, M. Nakajima, T. Yonehara, Y. Ando Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Serum YKL ‐40, a prognostic marker in patients with large‐artery atherosclerotic stroke
ConclusionsThe level of serum YKL‐40 is a significant and independent biomarker to predict the clinical outcome of LAA stroke.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - September 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: X. ‐L. Chen, Q. Li, W.‐S. Huang, Y.‐S. Lin, J. Xue, B. Wang, K.‐L. Jin, B. Shao Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Wake ‐up stroke—Amendable for thrombolysis‐like stroke with known onset time?
Patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke can be treated with intravenous thrombolysis in the absence of contraindications. A known onset time is a prerequisite as treatment, according to guidelines, has to be started within 4.5 hours. In patients awakening with a stroke, the last time they were seen without a neurological deficit is assumed to be the time of onset. Thus, despite of lack of contraindications on initial brain imaging, these patients are largely excluded from therapy. This review discusses the underlying pathophysiological, clinical, and radiological evidence surrounding wake‐up stroke and its consequen...
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - September 18, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: M. W. Kurz, R. Advani, G. N. Behzadi, G. Eld øen, E. Farbu, K. D. Kurz Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Ultra ‐acute diagnostics for stroke: Large‐scale implementation of prehospital biomarker sampling
ConclusionsPrehospital biomarker sampling can be implemented in all EMS units and provides a median timesaving of more than 30 minutes to first blood sample. Large prehospital sample sets will enable development of novel ambulance biomarkers to improve early differential diagnosis and treatment of thrombolysis candidates.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - September 18, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: O. S. Mattila, H. Harve, S. Pihlasviita, J. Ritvonen, G. Sibolt, M. Pystynen, D. Strbian, S. Curtze, M. Kuisma, T. Tatlisumak, P. J. Lindsberg Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Bone marrow mononuclear cell therapy in ischaemic stroke: a systematic review
Bone marrow mononuclear cell (BM‐MNC) therapy has emerged as a potential therapy for the treatment of stroke. We performed a systematic review of published studies using BM‐MNC therapy in patients with ischaemic stroke (IS). Literature was searched using MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, Trip Database, Cochrane library and clinicaltrial.gov to identify studies on BM‐MNC therapy in IS till June, 2016. Data were extracted independently by two reviewers. STATA version 13 was used for carrying out meta‐analysis. We included non‐randomized open‐label, single‐arm and non‐randomized comparative studies or randomized contro...
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - August 25, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: A. Kumar, M. Prasad, V. P. Jali, A. K. Pandit, S. Misra, P. Kumar, K. Chakravarty, P. Kathuria, A. Gulati Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

The impact of physical function on participation in the first year post ‐stroke
ConclusionsThe findings indicate that to improve participation during the first year post‐stroke, physical functioning as well as emotional and cognitive health can be important areas of concern when forming rehabilitation interventions.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - August 11, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: K. T örnbom, H. C. Persson, J. Lundälv, K. S. Sunnerhagen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Anemia and stroke: Where do we stand?
Anemia seems to have a clear relationship with cerebrovascular events (CVEs), as there is a direct connection between central nervous system, blood supply, and tissue oxygen delivery. Anemia is considered a hyperkinetic state which disturbs endothelial adhesion molecule genes that may lead to thrombus formation. Furthermore, blood flow augmentation and turbulence may result in the migration of this thrombus, thus producing artery‐to‐artery embolism. It is for this reason that anemia is characterized as “the fifth cardiovascular risk factor.” Anemia is consistently present in patients with acute stroke, ranging from...
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - August 2, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: G. Kaiafa, C. Savopoulos, I. Kanellos, K. S. Mylonas, G. Tsikalakis, T. Tegos, N. Kakaletsis, A. I. Hatzitolios Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Socioeconomic factors ’ effect on return to work after first stroke
ConclusionPatients with low socioeconomic status less often RTW 1 year after stroke.Impaired functional status after stroke is more common in patients with lower socioeconomic status and mediates socioeconomic differences in RTW. Improvement of functional status should be targeted to facilitate RTW among stroke patients with low socioeconomic status.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - July 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: E. ‐L. Glader, B. Jonsson, B. Norrving, M. Eriksson Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Socioeconomic factors’ effect on return to work after first stroke
ConclusionPatients with low socioeconomic status less often RTW 1 year after stroke.Impaired functional status after stroke is more common in patients with lower socioeconomic status and mediates socioeconomic differences in RTW. Improvement of functional status should be targeted to facilitate RTW among stroke patients with low socioeconomic status.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - July 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: E.‐L. Glader, B. Jonsson, B. Norrving, M. Eriksson Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Determinants of post‐stroke cognitive impairment: analysis from VISTA
ConclusionsBesides well‐known determinants of PSCI such as age, stroke severity and the presence of vascular risk factors, also leg paralysis is associated with subsequent of PSCI up to 3 years after stroke.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - July 14, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: F. Arba, T. Quinn, G. J. Hankey, D. Inzitari, M. Ali, K. R. Lees, Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Determinants of post ‐stroke cognitive impairment: analysis from VISTA
ConclusionsBesides well‐known determinants of PSCI such as age, stroke severity and the presence of vascular risk factors, also leg paralysis is associated with subsequent of PSCI up to 3 years after stroke.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - July 13, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: F. Arba, T. Quinn, G. J. Hankey, D. Inzitari, M. Ali, K. R. Lees, Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Addition of sodium criterion to SOAR stroke score
ConclusionThe SOAR‐Na did not perform considerably better than the SOAR stroke score. However, the performance of SOAR‐Na in those with CKD and dysglycaemias requires further investigation.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - July 11, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: I. R. Adekunle‐Olarinde, S. J. McCall, R. S. Barlas, A. D. Wood, A. B. Clark, J. H. Bettencourt‐Silva, A. K. Metcalf, K. M. Bowles, R. L. Soiza, J. F. Potter, P. K. Myint Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Retraction statement: Dynamics of Cytochrome C Oxidase Activity in Acute Ischemic Stroke ’ by Selaković, V.M., Jovanović, M.D., Mihajlović, R.R. and Radenović, L.L.J.
The above article from Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, published online on 7 April 2005 in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) and in Volume 111, pp. 329‐332, has been retracted by agreement between the journal Editor in Chief, Professor Elinor Ben‐Menachem, and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. The article has been retracted because a similar article had previously been published in the Jugoslovenska medicinska biohemija in 2003. The authors presumed that since the journal was no longer existing, they felt the need to re‐publish their work in Acta Neuorologica Scandinavica. However, in the consideration of the Jou...
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - July 10, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Retraction Source Type: research

Subjective health complaints predict functional outcome six months after stroke
ConclusionsInitial stroke severity was the main predictor of functional outcome. Subjective health complaints score was a potent predictor for both outcome and improvement from baseline to 6 months and at the same time ameliorated the predictive impact of sex. The poorer functional prognosis for women after stroke may therefore be related to their higher load of subjective health complaints rather than to their sex itself. Treating these complaints may possibly improve the functional prognosis.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - June 27, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: H. Hofstad, H. Næss, B. E. B. Gjelsvik, G. E. Eide, J. S. Skouen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Intravenous thrombolysis and three‐year ischemic stroke mortality
ConclusionsTreatment of IS with intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator was associated with increased survival during the three‐year follow‐up.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - June 23, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: K. Chwojnicki, G. Kozera, P. Sobolewski, W. Fryze, W. M. Nyka Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Intravenous thrombolysis and three ‐year ischemic stroke mortality
ConclusionsTreatment of IS with intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator was associated with increased survival during the three‐year follow‐up.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - June 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: K. Chwojnicki, G. Kozera, P. Sobolewski, W. Fryze, W. M. Nyka Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Headache in stroke according to National Acute Stroke Israeli Survey
ConclusionsIntracerebral hemorrhage, younger age, female gender, posterior circulation involvement, and headache history are predictors for headache occurrence in acute stroke. Headache incidence in ICH correlates with stroke severity as opposed to IS. Headache in TIA is not unusual. Lacunar strokes are generally not accompanied by headaches. Headache remains the main complaint in SVT and carotid dissection.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - June 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: L. Pollak, N. Shlomo, I. Korn Lubetzki, Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal and central pain at 1 year post‐stroke: associated factors and impact on quality of life
ConclusionsPain is common 12 months post‐stroke. The factors associated with CPSP and MSP differ, but are both closely associated with fatigue rather than depression. QOL is the poorest in patients with combined pain. Management of pain and fatigue may be important for improving the QOL in stroke patients.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - June 6, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: S. Choi‐Kwon, S. H. Choi, M. Suh, S. Choi, K.‐H. Cho, H.‐W. Nah, H. Song, J. S. Kim Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal and central pain at 1  year post‐stroke: associated factors and impact on quality of life
ConclusionsPain is common 12 months post‐stroke. The factors associated with CPSP and MSP differ, but are both closely associated with fatigue rather than depression. QOL is the poorest in patients with combined pain. Management of pain and fatigue may be important for improving the QOL in stroke patients.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - June 6, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: S. Choi ‐Kwon, S. H. Choi, M. Suh, S. Choi, K.‐H. Cho, H.‐W. Nah, H. Song, J. S. Kim Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Language improvement one week after thrombolysis in acute stroke
ConclusionsLesion size and initial aphasia severity are the main predictors of aphasia recovery one week after thrombolysis. A NIHSS composite verbal score seems to capture the global linguistic performance better than the language item alone.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - April 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: I. P. Martins, J. Fonseca, J. Morgado, G. Leal, L. Farrajota, A. C. Fonseca, T. P. Melo Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Risks of atrial fibrillation and death at discharge after thrombolysis in stroke patients: Northumbrian Sentinel Stroke Audit, 2013–2015
ConclusionFor future research, clinical outcomes in addition to atrial fibrillation and quality of life both at discharge and 6 months after thrombolysis treatment should be included for examination as well. For clinical practice, giving thrombolysis treatment in hospitals might need to be reconsidered if clinical outcomes were actually worse than not.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - April 13, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: I. Shiue Tags: Clinical Commentary Source Type: research