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Preventing stroke: saving lives around the world
Stroke caused an estimated 5.7 million deaths in 2005, and 87% of these deaths were in low-income and middle-income countries. Without intervention, the number of global deaths is projected to riseExpand
Priority actions for the non-communicable disease crisis
The UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in September, 2011, is an unprecedented opportunity to create a sustained global movement against premature death and preventableExpand
Stroke incidence and prevalence in Europe: a review of available data
Reliable data on stroke incidence and prevalence are essential for calculating the burden of stroke and the planning of prevention and treatment of stroke patients. In the current study we haveExpand
Recovery of motor function after stroke.
The natural history of recovery of motor function after stroke is described using data from a 1-year community-based study in Auckland, New Zealand. Of 680 patients, 88% presented with a hemiparesis;Expand
Association between body mass index and blood pressure across three populations in Africa and Asia
Despite a growing burden of obesity and hypertension in developing countries, there is limited information on the contribution of body mass index (BMI) to blood pressure (BP) in these populations.Expand
A multinational comparison of subarachnoid hemorrhage epidemiology in the WHO MONICA stroke study.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE By official, mostly unvalidated statistics, mortality from subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) show large variations between countries. Using uniform criteria for case ascertainmentExpand
The rise of chronic non-communicable diseases in southeast Asia: time for action
Southeast Asia faces an epidemic of chronic non-communicable diseases, now responsible for 60% of deaths in the region. The problem stems from environmental factors that promote tobacco use,Expand
Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in Vietnam—results from a national survey
The objective of this study was to estimate mean blood pressure (BP), prevalence of hypertension (defined as BP ⩾140/90 mm Hg) and its awareness, treatment and control in the Vietnamese adultExpand
The Global Stroke Initiative
UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases: addressing four questions
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), principally heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases, are a global crisis and require a global response. Despite the threat to humanExpand