Dawn M. Bravata

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on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Virani, Nathan D. Wong, Daniel Woo and Melanie B. Turner Nina P. Paynter, Pamela J. Schreiner, Paul D. Sorlie, Joel Stein, Tanya N. Turan, Salim S. Darren K. McGuire, Emile R. Mohler, Claudia S. Moy, Michael E. Mussolino, Graham Nichol, Lynda D. Lisabeth, David Magid,(More)
WRITING GROUP MEMBERS Véronique L. Roger, MD, MPH, FAHA; Alan S. Go, MD; Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, FAHA; Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FAHA; Jarett D. Berry, MD; William B. Borden, MD; Dawn M. Bravata, MD; Shifan Dai, MD, PhD*; Earl S. Ford, MD, MPH, FAHA*; Caroline S. Fox, MD, MPH; Heather J. Fullerton, MD; Cathleen Gillespie, MS*; Susan M. Hailpern,(More)
BACKGROUND Effective rehabilitative therapies are needed for patients with long-term deficits after stroke. METHODS In this multicenter, randomized, controlled trial involving 127 patients with moderate-to-severe upper-limb impairment 6 months or more after a stroke, we randomly assigned 49 patients to receive intensive robot-assisted therapy, 50 to(More)
The aim of this updated guideline is to provide comprehensive and timely evidence-based recommendations on the prevention of future stroke among survivors of ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack. The guideline is addressed to all clinicians who manage secondary prevention for these patients. Evidence-based recommendations are provided for control of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Balance impairment is common after stroke; modified yoga may be able to improve balance and other important poststroke variables. Scientific-evidence is needed to support such treatment interventions. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of a yoga-based rehabilitation intervention on balance, balance self-efficacy, fear(More)
CONTEXT Low-carbohydrate diets have been popularized without detailed evidence of their efficacy or safety. The literature has no clear consensus as to what amount of carbohydrates per day constitutes a low-carbohydrate diet. OBJECTIVE To evaluate changes in weight, serum lipids, fasting serum glucose, and fasting serum insulin levels, and blood pressure(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke is a leading cause of hospital admission among the elderly. Although studies have examined subsequent vascular outcomes, limited data are available regarding the full burden of hospital readmission after stroke. We sought to determine the rates of hospital readmissions and mortality and the reasons for readmission over a 5-year(More)
The aim of this updated statement is to provide comprehensive and timely evidence-based recommendations on the prevention of stroke among individuals who have not previously experienced a stroke or transient ischemic attack. Evidence-based recommendations are included for the control of risk factors, interventional approaches to atherosclerotic disease of(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke is a major cause of disability and death. The Brain Attack Coalition has proposed establishment of primary and comprehensive stroke centers to provide appropriate care to stroke patients who require basic and more advanced interventions, respectively. Primary stroke centers have been designated by The Joint Commission since 2003, as well(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke is a leading cause of disability. Rehabilitation robotics have been developed to aid in recovery after a stroke. This study determined the additional cost of robot-assisted therapy and tested its cost-effectiveness. METHODS We estimated the intervention costs and tracked participants' healthcare costs. We collected quality of(More)