Andreas Terént

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE It is disputed whether there are sex differences in management and outcome after stroke; early studies have shown inconsistent results. The objective of this study was to verify and explain differences between men and women in management and outcome after stroke in a national perspective. METHODS In 2001, 20 761 stroke patients were(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the predictive accuracy of the scoring system Rapid Acute Physiology score (RAPS) in nonsurgical patients attending the emergency department (ED) regarding in-hospital mortality and length of stay in hospital (LOS), and to investigate whether the predictive ability of RAPS could be improved by extending the system. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Raised blood pressure is common in acute stroke, and is associated with an increased risk of poor outcomes. We aimed to examine whether careful blood-pressure lowering treatment with the angiotensin-receptor blocker candesartan is beneficial in patients with acute stroke and raised blood pressure. METHODS Participants in this randomised,(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare cardiovascular risk factor levels between non-westernized Melanesians, apparently free from stroke and ischaemic heart disease, nd healthy Swedish populations, and to analyse, among adult Melanesians, relations with age, sex and smoking status. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SUBJECTS (i) Traditional horticulturalists in Kitava,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The validity of hospital discharge diagnoses is essential in improving stroke surveillance and estimating healthcare costs of stroke. The aim of this study was to assess sensitivity, positive predictive value, and accuracy of discharge diagnoses compared with a stroke register. METHODS A record linkage was made between a(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is little research into the impact of prestroke dementia on stroke severity and short-term mortality. We included prestroke dementia, along with other risk factors, to determine independent predictors of stroke severity and early death in a community-based stroke study. METHODS All patients (n=377) with a first-ever stroke(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined all-cause mortality in stroke patients with and without documented atrial fibrillation (AF), and the impact of CHADS(2) score. DESIGN A cohort of 105,074 patients, 31,821 (30.3%) with and 73,253 (69.7%) without documented AF, was studied. These patients were registered in the Swedish Stroke Registry during the years(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of disabling spasticity (DS) 1 year after first-ever stroke. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey 1 year after first-ever stroke. METHODS Patients above 18 years from one county with first-ever stroke were identified by use of the national stroke registry. A representative sample of 163 patients was created and 140 of these(More)
Background and Purpose—It is disputed whether there are sex differences in management and outcome after stroke; early studies have shown inconsistent results. The objective of this study was to verify and explain differences between men and women in management and outcome after stroke in a national perspective. Methods—In 2001, 20 761 stroke patients were(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In small trials with control groups that receive no intervention, acupuncture has been reported to improve functional outcome after stroke. We studied effects of acupuncture and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on functional outcome and quality of life after stroke versus a control group that received subliminal(More)