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Early stroke intervention or treatment

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By Joe Weatherly FM/Hospitalist-CoFounder of QuestioningMedicine and PCRAP contributor.
Taizen Nakase, Masahiro Sasaki, Akifumi Suzuki
BACKGROUND: It is sometimes difficult to choose anti-thrombotic agents for secondary prevention in stroke patients at high bleeding risk. Recently, Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) was reported to reduce the recurrence of stroke in hypercholesterolemic patients without increasing hemorrhagic risk. In this study, we investigated the features of recurrent stroke patients during EPA medication as secondary stroke prevention. METHODS: Following the approval of the ethical committee, stroke patients in the outpatient clinic were consecutively screened and patients who continuously take EPA were enrolled in this study (nā€‰=ā€‰71, average age 69...
December 2015: Clinical and Translational Medicine
Edward C Jauch, Jeffrey L Saver, Harold P Adams, Askiel Bruno, J J Buddy Connors, Bart M Demaerschalk, Pooja Khatri, Paul W McMullan, Adnan I Qureshi, Kenneth Rosenfield, Phillip A Scott, Debbie R Summers, David Z Wang, Max Wintermark, Howard Yonas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The authors present an overview of the current evidence and management recommendations for evaluation and treatment of adults with acute ischemic stroke. The intended audiences are prehospital care providers, physicians, allied health professionals, and hospital administrators responsible for the care of acute ischemic stroke patients within the first 48 hours from stroke onset. These guidelines supersede the prior 2007 guidelines and 2009 updates. METHODS: Members of the writing committee were appointed by the American Stroke Association Stroke Council's Scientific Statement Oversight Committee, representing various areas of medical expertise...
March 2013: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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