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U‐shaped relationship between mortality and admission blood pressure in patients with acute stroke
Objective.  To evaluate the relationship between systolic blood pressure (SBP) or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) on admission and early or late mortality in patients with acute stroke.
Renal dysfunction in acute stroke: an independent predictor of long-term all combined vascular events and overall mortality.
BACKGROUND Acute stroke is the third leading cause of death in western societies after ischemic heart disease and cancer. Although it is an emergency disease sharing the same atherosclerotic riskExpand
First-stroke recovery process: the role of family social support.
OBJECTIVE To determine the role of family social support in three stroke rehabilitation variables (functional status, depression, social status) during a 6-month recovery period. DESIGN AssessmentExpand
Risk factors, etiology, and outcome of first‐ever ischemic stroke in young adults aged 15 to 45 – the Athens young stroke registry
Background and purpose:  Data regarding stroke in young adults from Greece is scarce. We aimed to evaluate risk factors, etiology, and outcome in a hospital‐based prospective observational study.
Etiology of first‐ever ischaemic stroke in European young adults: the 15 cities young stroke study
Risk factors for IS in young adults differ between genders and evolve with age, but data on the age‐ and gender‐specific differences by stroke etiology are scare. These features were compared basedExpand
Adherence to the Mediterranean diet in relation to acute coronary syndrome or stroke nonfatal events: a comparative analysis of a case/case-control study.
BACKGROUND Although the role of Mediterranean diet on cardiovascular disease prevention has long been evaluated and understood, its association with the development of stroke has been rarelyExpand
Significance of Aphasia after First-Ever Acute Stroke: Impact on Early and Late Outcomes
Background: We assessed the incidence and determinants of aphasia attributable to first-ever acute stroke. We also investigated early and long-term mortality and 1-year dependence in post-strokeExpand
Statin Therapy and Outcome After Ischemic Stroke: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies and Randomized Trials
Background and Purpose— Although experimental data suggest that statin therapy may improve neurological outcome after acute cerebral ischemia, the results from clinical studies are conflicting. WeExpand
Long-term prognosis of acute kidney injury after first acute stroke.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Acute kidney injury (AKI) has been associated with increased mortality in a variety of clinical settings. We studied the incidence, predictors, and effect of AKI onExpand
Real-World Setting Comparison of Nonvitamin-K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants Versus Vitamin-K Antagonists for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Background and Purpose— Evidence from the real-world setting complements evidence coming from randomized controlled trials. We aimed to summarize all available evidence from high-quality real-worldExpand