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Interventions for dysphagia and nutritional support in acute and subacute stroke.
- C. Geeganage, J. Beavan, Sharon J. Ellender, P. M. Bath
- The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
- 17 October 2012
BACKGROUND Dysphagia (swallowing problems) are common after stroke and can cause chest infection and malnutrition. Dysphagic, and malnourished, stroke patients have a poorer outcome. OBJECTIVES To… Expand
Dual or Mono Antiplatelet Therapy for Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Background and Purpose— Antiplatelets are recommended for patients with acute noncardioembolic stroke or transient ischemic attack. We compared the safety and efficacy of dual versus mono… Expand
Interventions for deliberately altering blood pressure in acute stroke.
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether blood pressure should be altered actively during the acute phase of stroke. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 1997, and previously updated in… Expand
Relationship Between Therapeutic Changes in Blood Pressure and Outcomes in Acute Stroke: A Metaregression
Both low and high blood pressures (BPs) during the acute phase of stroke are associated independently with a poor outcome. Several small clinical trials have involved the alteration of BP, and this… Expand
Vasoactive drugs for acute stroke.
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether blood pressure should be managed after acute stroke and if so whether it is best to reduce or increase blood pressure. OBJECTIVES The objective of this review was… Expand
Use of Ordinal Outcomes in Vascular Prevention Trials: Comparison With Binary Outcomes in Published Trials
Background and Purpose— Vascular prevention trials mostly count “yes/no” (binary) outcome events, eg, stroke/no stroke. Analysis of ordered categorical vascular events (eg, fatal stroke/nonfatal… Expand
Clinical trials for preventing post stroke cognitive impairment
- S. Ankolekar, C. Geeganage, Peter Anderton, C. Hogg, P. Bath
- Journal of the Neurological Sciences
- 15 December 2010
Post stroke dementia (PSD) develops in up to 40% of patients and often co-exists with Alzheimer's disease in the elderly. Unsurprisingly, the combination of stroke and dementia is associated with… Expand
Relationship Between Baseline Blood Pressure Parameters (Including Mean Pressure, Pulse Pressure, and Variability) and Early Outcome After Stroke: Data From the Tinzaparin in Acute Ischaemic Stroke…
Background and Purpose— High blood pressure (BP) in acute stroke is associated independently with a poor outcome. Recent evidence suggests that other hemodynamic parameters may also be associated… Expand
Asymptomatic Hemorrhagic Transformation of Infarction and Its Relationship With Functional Outcome and Stroke Subtype: Assessment From the Tinzaparin in Acute Ischaemic Stroke Trial
Background and Purpose— Asymptomatic hemorrhagic transformation of infarction (AHTI) is common, but its risk factors and relationship with functional outcome are poorly defined. Methods— The analyses… Expand
Balance of symptomatic pulmonary embolism and symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage with low-dose anticoagulation in recent ischemic stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized…
- C. Geeganage, N. Sprigg, Matthew W Bath, P. Bath
- Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases…
- 1 October 2013
BACKGROUND The current consensus is that anticoagulation therapy has no role acutely in the management of ischemic stroke, although there is still debate for specific conditions, such as cerebral… Expand