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The aim of this study was to investigate whether some biomarkers could predict cognitive impairment after stroke. One hundred fifty-two first-ever stroke patients were recruited within 6-72 h after the onset of symptoms. Blood was drawn within 1 h after admission for determining biomarkers. Cognitive function was assayed 2 weeks after stroke. The patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Some stroke patients and their families express reservations about participating in trials of experimental therapies for acute stroke. Among many reasons given for this is the concern that by participating, patients may be deprived of some component of routine care. We sought to determine the effect on outcome of participating in a(More)
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