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Latest (44) Full Text Articles (2496) Focus on Stroke
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1 Prevalence of risk factors for atrial fibrillation and stroke among 1210 patients with sleep disordered breathing International Journal of Cardiology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Safinamide for the treatment of Parkinson's disease Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs, April 18, 2014    Review Article

3 Efficacy of therapeutic ultrasound and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation compared with botulinum toxin type A in the treatment of spastic equinus in adults with chronic stroke: a pilot randomized controlled trial Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Adenosine A2A receptor antagonists in Parkinson's disease: Progress in clinical trials from the newly approved istradefylline to drugs in early development and those already discontinued CNS Drugs, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Plasma FGF23 and the risk of stroke: The Northern Manhattan Study (NOMAS) Neurology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Pregabalin versus pramipexole: Effects on sleep disturbance in restless legs syndrome SLEEP, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Population-based analysis of Alzheimer's disease risk alleles implicates genetic interactions Biological Psychiatry, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Expression and activity of Thimet oligopeptidase (TOP) are modified in the hippocampus of subjects with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) Epilepsia, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Impaired cognitive function in idiopathic generalized epilepsy and unaffected family members: An epilepsy endophenotype Epilepsia, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Measures for improving treatment outcomes for patients with epilepsy — Results from a large multinational patient-physician survey Epilepsy & Behavior, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Identifying responders and nonresponders to interferon therapy in multiple sclerosis Full Text Degenerative Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Association of platelet activation with vascular cognitive impairment: Implications in dementia development? Current Vascular Pharmacology, April 18, 2014    Review Article

13 Sleep and circadian rhythm regulation in early Parkinson's disease JAMA Neurology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Differential age distribution of disease-associated meningococcal lineages-Implications for vaccine development Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Behavioral treatment of chronic insomnia in older adults SLEEP, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

16 An outbreak of aseptic meningitis caused by a distinct lineage of coxsackievirus B5 in China International Journal of Infectious Diseases, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Sleep changes in the disorder of insomnia: A meta-analysis of polysomnographic studies Sleep Medicine Reviews , April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

18 Therapeutic options for nocturnal problems in Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonian disorders Journal of Neural Transmission, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Stroke in first-degree relatives of patients with cervical artery dissection European Journal of Neurology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography of the choroid in migraine patients: implications for the association of migraine and glaucoma British Journal of Ophthalmology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

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Trans fat intake increases risk of ischemic stroke

In a study involving 87,025 postmenopausal women in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, there were 1049 incident cases of ischemic stroke over 663,041 person-years of follow-up. Women in the highest quintile of trans fat intake were at increased risk of ischemic stroke (HR = 1.39) compared with women in the lowest quintile of trans fat intake. Aspirin use modulated the effect of trans fats; ASA users and ASA non-users had HRs for ischemic stroke of 0.95 and 1.66, respectively. Saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fat intake were not associated with ischemic stroke.

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New risk factors for chronic migraine identified

As published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences, increase tea consumption (> 4 cups/d), and diet consisting of hot and spicy foods, and weight gain increase the likelihood of chronicity in patients with episodic migraines. During a 12-month prospective study involving 188 patients with episodic migraines, 17.7% developed chronic, daily migraines. Other risk factors included low education, a high frequency of headaches, headaches of long duration, allodynia, and increased symptomatic treatment of headaches.

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Ginsenoside-Rd improves outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, the calcium channel antagonist, ginsenoside-Rd, has been shown to improve functional outcomes in patients (n=386) with acute ischemic strokes. The patients received a 14-day infusion of ginsenoside-Rd within 72 hours of stroke onset. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Score was improved at 15 days and the modified Rankin score was improved at 90 days (OR = 1.74).

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1 Tremor JAMA, March 7, 2014    Review Article

2 C-reactive protein as a prognostic marker after lacunar stroke Stroke, March 3, 2014

3 Intakes of potassium, magnesium, and calcium and risk of stroke Stroke, March 25, 2014

4 Long-term, serial screening for intracranial aneurysms in individuals with a family history of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage: A cohort study The Lancet Neurology, March 17, 2014    Review Article

5 Should oral anticoagulants be restarted after warfarin-associated cerebral haemorrhage in patients with atrial fibrillation? Thrombosis and Haemostasis, January 17, 2014

6 Statins and vascular dementia: A review Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, March 27, 2014    Review Article

7 Risk and benefit of statins in stroke secondary prevention Current Vascular Pharmacology, March 26, 2014    Review Article

8 Randomized clinical trial of topiramate for levodopa-induced dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, March 3, 2014

9 Primary Sjögren's syndrome and risk of ischemic stroke: A nationwide study Clinical Rheumatology, March 24, 2014

10 Dabigatran for stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: Focus in the geriatric population The Consultant Pharmacist, March 5, 2014

11 Patients with epilepsy are at an increased risk of subsequent stroke: A population-based cohort study Seizure - European Journal of Epilepsy, March 14, 2014

12 Antivitamin K drugs in stroke prevention Current Vascular Pharmacology, March 28, 2014

13 Risk of stroke associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Vascular Health and Risk Management, January 13, 2014    Free full text    Review Article

14 Prevention opportunities for oral contraceptive–associated ischemic stroke Stroke, March 6, 2014

15 Early treatment of hypertension in acute ischemic and intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke: Progress achieved, challenges, and perspectives Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, March 20, 2014    Review Article

16 Acute post-stroke blood pressure relative to premorbid levels in intracerebral haemorrhage versus major ischaemic stroke: a population-based study The Lancet Neurology, March 12, 2014

17 Continuous antihypertensive therapy throughout the initial 24 hours of intracerebral hemorrhage Stroke, March 5, 2014

18 A practical approach to neurologic evaluation in the intensive care unit Journal of Critical Care, March 3, 2014

19 Acupuncture enhances effective connectivity between cerebellum and primary sensorimotor cortex in patients with stable recovery stroke Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine , March 14, 2014    Free full text

20 Acupuncture modulates the functional connectivity of the default mode network in stroke patients Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine , March 13, 2014    Free full text

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