International Stroke Conference

The latest news from ISC, with physician perspective, researcher interviews and clinician insight.

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Mobile stroke units improve time to treatment, 3-month functionality

February 20, 2020
In Berlin, mobile stroke units equipped with CT for prehospital thrombolysis not only reduced time to treatment, but had higher rates of thrombolysis…
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EXTEND-IA TNK: Increased tenecteplase dose does not improve stroke outcomes

February 20, 2020
A 0.4 mg/kg dose of tenecteplase administered before endovascular thrombectomy in patients with large vessel occlusion ischemic stroke did not…
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ESCAPE-NA1: Nerinetide benefit unclear in endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke

February 20, 2020
Among patients with major acute ischemic stroke who underwent endovascular therapy, those assigned IV nerinetide did not have improved outcomes…
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Type of shingles vaccine cuts stroke risk by 16% in elderly

February 18, 2020
A type of herpes zoster vaccine reduced risk for stroke in Medicare beneficiaries aged at least 66 years, according to findings presented at the…
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Sex hormone-binding globulin may predict stroke risk in postmenopausal women

February 18, 2020
Sex hormone-binding globulin, or SHBG, may be used as a risk stratification tool to predict ischemic stroke in women based on the inverse association…
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Smoking after stroke remains at 1999 levels despite decline in general population

February 13, 2020
Between 1999 and 2016, the general prevalence of smoking steadily declined, but in the stroke survivor population, smoking, which may hinder…
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Socioeconomic factors elevate stroke risk in older Caribbean Hispanic population

February 13, 2020
Black adults had the greatest incidence of stroke compared with Caribbean Hispanic and white adults up until age 75 years. But, by age 85 years…
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Diabetic retinopathy confers stroke risk in diabetes

February 12, 2020
Among patients with diabetes, those with diabetic retinopathy had elevated stroke risk compared with those who did not, according to new data from…
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Highlights from ISC: Use of opioids, e-cigarettes, alcohol may contribute to stroke

March 12, 2019
The International Stroke Conference, held Feb. 5 to 8 in Honolulu, featured a wide range of studies that expanded the knowledge base about stroke…
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Underdosing of direct oral anticoagulants harmful in AF

February 24, 2019
Among patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation taking direct oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention, those who took an off-label lower dose…